Check Out 2505 Main Street from the Sky!

Check out this property from the sky!

2505 Main Street in Buffalo, NY is 21,448 Sq. ft. on 0.47 of an acre in the North Buffalo section of the City of Buffalo. The property is a two (2) story facility consisting of two (2) buildings located at 2505 Main St. and 2514 Main St. The original building was built in 1953 and the back warehouse building was built in the 1950’s.

The building features a 2,500 SF showroom, offices, a workshop and a large warehouse space. The property has two (2) grade doors and one (1) dock door. Clear heights of 16′ are present in the warehouse space. The warehouse has radiant heat and also three (3) phase power.

There are drive-able ramps within the interior of the building making the workshop area, warehouse area and showroom area ideal for large machines or vehicles.

This building could be eligible for historic tax credits with direct links to the Ford Motor Company.

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HUNT Commercial Agent Crocker Installed as Treasurer of the New York State Commercial Association of REALTORS®, Inc.

Ceremonial Swear in for Board

At the February 4, 2018 Meeting of the Board of Governors of the New York State Commercial Association of REALTORS®, Inc., Dana L. Crocker, (Hunt Commercial Real Estate, Liverpool, NY) was installed as Treasurer of the Association.

An active member of the New York State Commercial Association of REALTORS® (NYSCAR), Crocker serves on the Board of Governors and most recently served as Secretary for the Association. He also serves on the Annual Conference Planning Committee and was awarded the 2013 REALTOR® of the Year Award. Crocker was instrumental in organizing the Syracuse Regional Chapter of NYSCAR and currently serves as President of the Chapter. A licensed Associate Broker, Dana is also a member of the Greater Syracuse Association of REALTORS®, National Association of REALTORS®, New York State Association of REALTORS and the Upstate CCIM Chapter.

Congratulations to Dana!

26 West Spring Street Virtual Tour

26 West Spring Street Brick Exterior
Check out this great property just one block north of Main Street, and west of St. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church. 26 West Spring Street in Buffalo, NY was built in 1976. It is a brick two-story building that currently has a high-tech tenant who will consider short or long-term leaseback or vacating the premises. With an excellent location about three miles south of the Buffalo Niagara Airport and ½ mile east of I-290 and Main Street, this is an excellent development opportunity.

Care to take a step inside? Check out another virtual tour now!

Get a 3D Tour of the Delaware Avenue Baptist Church

Outside Image of Church

Our latest unique find is a notable historic church in Buffalo, NY. The Delaware Avenue Baptist Church was designed by John H. Coxhead, and is located between Utica and Bryant Streets. A stunning stained-glass dome tops this large space, which has a 6,500 sq. ft., a massive basement that spans the entire length of the structure, and three floors of meeting/office space, including a 700 sq. ft. kitchen.

Ever wish you could take a peek inside this piece of Buffalo history? Now you can! Check out the 3D Virtual Tour by clicking here.

Historic Brick Beauty with Roots in WNY History

Looking for a property with roots in Buffalo’s history? Check out our latest unique find! This historic brick beauty is a rare gem located near the heart of the Elmwood Strip at 333 Elmwood Ave.

A brief history

Built for Nathaniel Rochester, a wealthy attorney and direct descendent of the founder of the city of Rochester, this property was originally constructed as a hotel during the Pan-American Exposition.

The residence’s function changed during the 1930s as Buffalo experienced a housing shortage. Pre-war manufacturing caused an influx of working class individuals and families who needed affordable housing. To meet this demand, 333 Elmwood Ave. was converted into a rooming house: a temporary housing alternative with small private bedrooms that share a communal bathroom. It remained this way through the years and still operates as such today.

333 Elmwood today

This multi-family property is 9,684 square feet and has 16 rooms, 6 of which have private bathrooms. Each of the three floors also has a common bathroom. With off street parking and an ideal location just down the street from Oishei’s Children’s Hospital, between Allentown and Elmwood Village, it won’t last long! For more information, go to: 333 Elmwood Avenue.

477 Main Street in Buffalo, NY is Sold

HUNT Commercial is pleased to announce the sale of 477 Main Street in Buffalo, NY. The property, which was a co-list between Chris Malachowski and Heidi Nuessle, was formerly home to the Martin Group. Commercial real estate brokerage CBRE-Buffalo moved its offices to the 5,700 square foot building in downtown Buffalo.

Thanks for all the hard work and great job Chris and Heidi!

Jewel of the Finger Lakes Region Plans Reopening

The former North Shore Grill located at 5870-5872 Big Tree Road in Livonia, NY is getting an upgrade.

Owned by Cole Dixon Properties, LLC, the 6,193 square foot restaurant, affectionately referred to as “Key West on Conesus Lake,” is the only restaurant/bar on the lake with a dock. Its new lessee, Alison Demarco, will be changing the restaurant’s name to Hook & Spoon and is planning to reopen in August.

One of the crown jewels of the Finger Lakes region, Hook & Spoon will feature a private dining room, Tiki bar, built-in outdoor fire pit, outdoor stage, separate cottage, and spectacular views of Conesus Lake.

The deal, which closed in December 2016, was brokered by Eric Whitlock and Gary Thomas of HUNT Commercial Real Estate in Rochester. Both Whitlock and Thomas specialize in restaurant real estate.

11 Organizing Tips From Bright Organizing Solutions

HUNT Commercial Real Estate would like to thank Aly Luccari from Bright Organizing Solutions, LLC. for meeting with us to discuss organization techniques and solutions. Luccari discussed ways that organization can help with balancing life both inside and outside of work, as well as how being disorganized in one part of your life can affect the others. Luccari also shared her

11 Organizing Lessons From the Past 11 Years.

  1. You are not broken, your current system is.
  2. Everyone has a system that works; it just needs to be discovered and built upon.
  3. It’s not about the stuff, it’s about how it is handled.
  4. Empty space is good space; for your eyes, your mind, and your body.
  5. The one tool everyone needs to be successfully organized is honesty.
  6. Attempts to organize can get a person to a level 5 out of 10. (The day-to-day sweet spot is an 8.)
  7. Working with a professional organizer can get a person close to a 10.
  8. Goals for a business professional is to increase their bottom line, not their work-load.
  9. Goals for the everyday individual is to increase their sense of space and clarity.
  10. Working with a professional organizer saves hours of time and work spent organizing a space as an individual.
  11. Everyone has enough. Enough time, enough energy and enough space. It just needs to be used to its fullest potential.

Aly Luccari started Bright Organizing Solutions, LLC. in 2005. Her business has grown from working in homes to working in offices with numerous business professionals. She works to establish unique organization systems and processes to support a variety of situations including professionals, creatives and solopreneurs.

Organizing with Aly can be done on location or virtually. A free consultation is the first step! Follow the link below to see how it is done!


Western New York Invests in Solar Energy

HUNT Commercial would like to thank Montante Group for hosting us at their River Road 200+ acre Riverview Solar Technology Park (RSTP) and taking time to discuss their unique role in WNY as the only development firm with expertise in Commercial Solar Installation, Construction and Real Estate Development.

Montante Solar’s commercial solar installation business reduces a businesses’ carbon footprint while providing an excellent return on investment. An example of the groundbreaking work Monante Solar has done in WNY includes a project developed in partnership with D & S Capital, a real estate investment firm located at Waterfront Village in Buffalo. Montante Solar was hired to develop a solar project concept to power tenant operations.  The final project, located only steps away from Erie Basin Marina converted an open roof into an onsite power generating facility.

Building tenants can now brag that their operations are powered from a renewable energy source, while D & S Capital benefits by monetizing the value of the solar electricity.  Montante Solar collaborated with D & S Capital to establish a project structure that not only optimized the incentive and tax benefits, but also worked efficiently with the existing tenant leases.  D & S Capital President, Dr. Fadi Dagher shared, “Since making this significant investment, we have realized benefits in our overall marketability to existing and new tenants, raised our company profile and given our employees and tenants something to be proud of.”

Donna L. Kostrzewski, Director of Leasing at TM Montante Development also shared some facts and fiction about solar energy:

Fiction: Solar doesn’t work well in WNY.
Fact: Solar works great in WNY! Panels are actually at their most efficient point when its sunny but not blazing hot. This makes WNY’s spring, summer, and fall seasons optimal for solar.

Fiction: Solar is too expensive.
Fact:  Solar prices have dropped dramatically over the past few years and the typical ROI on a commercial solar project is 5-7 years.

Fiction: I can’t do solar because my roof isn’t compatible.
Fact: In WNY you can utilize remote net metering and build a solar array off-site for your business.

Fiction: The technology is too new
Fact: The modern solar array technology has been in deployment for nearly 50 years with increases in efficiency growing expedentially.  The typical array is warranted for 25 years but can produce energy well beyond that time frame.

Fiction: You can’t do solar on a Brownfield.
Fact: Solar is eligible for the tangible assets Brownfield tax credits.

For more information on becoming a solar hero visit Montante Solar online.

Commercial Tax Assessments in WNY

HUNT Commercial Real Estate would like to thank Michael J. Hughes and Ashley L. Swan from the Law Offices of Michael J Hughes, PLLC for meeting with us to discuss property tax assessments and the potential property tax assessment issues business owners can face when buying, selling, or renovating commercial real estate properties. Hughes discussed what assessments are based on, how assessments can change, how to know if an assessment is too high, and the process of challenging an assessment.

Hughes shared that residential assessments are based on size, condition, and recent comparable sales in the neighborhood or similar neighborhoods. They can also be based on recent sales of the residential property itself. Commercial assessments however are based on recent comparable sales, as well as an analysis of the income and expenses of the property.

A property’s tax assessment is not set in stone. It will typically change when there is a reevaluation of the entire town or city. An assessment may also change if there have been improvements made to the property, or if the property has undergone some type of destruction.

If a property is assessed higher than recent sales of similar properties in the area, including the sale of the property itself, or a recent appraisal of the property, the assessment may be too high. For commercial properties, an income and expense analysis will indicate the proper assessment.

The tentative tax rolls for towns are published on May 1st each year. If you disagree with this number, a grievance must be filed by last week of May. If your property is located in a city however, these dates may vary. Once a grievance has been filed, a hearing is held before the Board of Assessment Review, and a decision will be rendered by July 1st. If you still feel that the assessed value is incorrect, the decision can be appealed. For residential properties, a Small Claims Assessment Review or “SCAR” appeal is filed. For commercial properties, an Article VII appeal is filed in Supreme Court. The deadline for these proceedings is July 31st. Hughes represent owners at all stages of these proceedings.


The Law Offices of Michael J. Hughes, PLLC has over 30 years of experience in representing municipalities, homeowners and commercial property owners in property tax assessment challenges across western New York and adjoining counties. His office also offers services in Real Estate Closings and other property related matters. Find The Law Offices of Michael J. Hughes, PLLC online at