Balanced Body has leased 1,000 sq. ft. for its retail location at 1391 Hertel Avenue in Buffalo, NY. The location was formerly St. Margaret’s Grammar School. The renovated building is now The Cornelius, a mixed use building with upscale apartments and retail space. HUNT Commercial Real Estate Agent Stephen Fitzmaurice represented Balanced Body in this transaction. Balanced Body was referred to HUNT Commercial from HUNT Real Estate Agent Melissa Colletti of HUNT Real Estate’s Buffalo Metropolitan Branch.Balanced Body has their Headquarters on Transit Road in Williamsville. They are a healthy meal prep service that offer their customers healthy pre-portioned meals and a menu of freshly made meals that rotate weekly. Customers can either pick up preordered meals at their location or have them delivered to their home.“It will be a lifestyle brand store where people can come in and pickup meals they ordered, along with getting sandwiches and salads, kombucha and coffee,” said Balanced Body CEO Ashley Draper.
The town of Amherst has signed a letter of intent to purchase the building to be used for a tactical training center for the Amherst Police. Learn more here (subscription required): From Harleys to cops, motorcycle dealership to be Amherst training center.
Searching for a commercial space for your business can be an immense undertaking. From investing your time into finding the perfect property to the financial investment involved in a commercial lease, the process can be a tricky one to navigate, especially while running the day to day aspects of your business.
Since your commercial rent or lease payment is a significant expense for your business – typically the second highest expense for a business next to payroll – it makes sense to consider working with a professional while searching for your commercial space.
Here are just a few good reasons to have a Commercial Real Estate Agent on your side:
1. They Save You Time: There are only so many hours in the day and there is a lot that goes into searching for a commercial space: researching properties, contacting the landlord, viewing the property, and negotiating terms. Finding the right property for your business, ironically, can very easily take away from the time that you would normally reserve for running your business. A commercial real estate agent will do the legwork for you, saving you effort, money, and ultimately time that you can dedicate to your business.
2. They Know the Market: A metropolitan area has many submarkets with different levels of demand. Since commercial leases can run 3, 5, or even 10+ years, it’s difficult to know when prime space will become available. Your agent will be aware of when these desirable locations will be back on the market, and has access to industry websites and listings that are unavailable to the public, thanks to their connections and resources.
3. They Understand Business: Every business requires a different space. Your agent will take what’s important to you and your business and show you the best available options. Your agent will take into consideration any restrictions or limitations so you don’t end up viewing properties that won’t be conducive to your business.
4. They Understand Your Lease: Leases come in several forms, and your agent can help you understand what they mean. For example, a Triple Net Lease, which is typical for industrial or warehouse spaces, is a base rent plus the cost of taxes, insurance, maintenance and utilities. If your landlord provides a Gross Lease, which is commonly used for office space, that lease includes all costs, while a Modified Gross Lease may include all expenses except for utilities. Your agent will explain all the terms and conditions to you, so there are no surprises when your first month’s payment is due.
Landlords often use their own in-house leasing agents, or use a third-party leasing agent, so it makes sense to get your own representation during the process. Work with your commercial real estate agent, and they will help find you the right space for your business!
Stephen Fitzmaurice has over 30 years of experience running commercial building ranging in size from 300,000 square feet to over 1.5 million square feet. Over the years, he produced over 150,000 square feet of new leases and lease renewals. Steve is a graduate of both the Hotel School at Cornell University and UB's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Core program. e has served on various boards, most recently as a Director at Buffalo Place from 2002 through 2014. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Check out these downtown redevelopment parcels for sale!
810 Main Street consists of 10,100 +/- SF of brick office on four floors and attached
6,600 +/- SF warehouse suitable for indoor parking and/or the addition of upper floors.
Expansion plans for this parcel have received conditional approval from the City of Buffalo. Sale also includes 8 St. Louis Place.
8 ST. LOUIS PLACE – A 0.23 acre lot with curb cut, also suitable for parking, additional office/apartments or development site. The properties are one block from the Kensington Expressway and the Buffalo Medical Campus.
PARCELS WILL NOT BE DIVIDED.
Formerly the Harley Davidson showroom (retail), service (motor services) and warehouse, this single story long rectangular 50,000+/- square foot building has fantastic visibility on Bailey Avenue. The facility has approximately equal portions of retail, production and warehouse. The property is zoned General Business which includes retail outlet use and automotive services if with a new or used motor vehicle sales. This property is located just south of the Niagara Falls Boulevard (Rt. 62) and Sheridan Drive (Rt. 324) intersection in the Grover Cleveland Terrace neighborhood of Amherst, Metro Buffalo’s larget suburb. This fabulous and diverse property is also situated less than a 1/4 mile north of the 154 acre University at Buffalo South Campus.
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For more information, visit: https://www.huntcommercial.com/listing/123312625
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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.
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!
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.
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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.
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.