910 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Tonawanda Sold

HUNT Commercial is proud to announce the sale of 910 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Tonawanda, NY. The 7,000+ sq. ft. property  consisted of office and warehouse space, and has on-site parking. It was home to the Buffalo Wedding Marketplace. It was sold to Smartware Technologies, a company that specializes in software solutions for HVAC Systems.

Alex Baker, CEO of Black Horse Videography, who was the seller, said,

” It’s bittersweet to let go of our location, but we’re looking forward to moving on and being better than ever. Out commitment to our clients has always been paramount to our success. We will continue to provide the best quality services for all of our current and future clients.”

Agent Jane (Munro) Theriault, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at HUNT Commercial, represented the seller. It was sold on 7/23/2020.

8900 Transit Road in East Amherst, NY Sold

HUNT Commercial is pleased to announce that 8900 Transit Road in East Amherst, NY has been sold.

This 2,054 sq. ft. former dental office is located in a highly visible area at the intersection of Transit and Clarence Center Road next to the Transit Valley Country Club. It has been purchased by a buyer who intends to use it as their office headquarters for their roofing and construction company.

This deal was brokered by Ronald “Gunner” Tronolone.

TMSI Logistics Extends Lease of Former Buffalo China Location

TMSI Logistics has extended its lease of their warehouse located at 75 Hayes Place in Buffalo, NY.  The deal was brokered by Alan Hastings, an Associate Broker at HUNT Commercial.

TMSI Logistics is a second generation owned and operated business specializing in LTL consolidation, full truck load, logistics management and warehousing. TMSI Logistics is the brokerage operation of TMSI Transport, who work together to serve a client base that spans the United States and Canada. TMSI is authorized to handle all general commodities including hazardous materials.

75 Hayes Place was formerly the location of Buffalo China. Buffalo China was at one point the largest manufacturer of commercial chinaware in the Untied States.

 

HUNT Commercial Real Estate Is Proud to Welcome our Newest Addition, Arthur Hall!

HUNT Commercial would like to welcome Arthur Hall to our Buffalo team! We are excited to share his expertise in identifying resources including Brownfield, Historic, and New Market Tax Credits for new, or existing development with our clients.

Mr. Art Hall is the Northland Project Manager for the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC). He oversees the Northland Beltline Campus, which includes 35 acres and 750,00 square feet of buildings. He works to identify various funding resources including grant’s, historic and new market tax credits and other resources to implement next generation real estate, community and economic development strategies.

Over the past 18 years Mr. Hall has been involved in array of planning experience including Community Planning, Growth Management & Land-Use development, Zoning, Brownfield re-development, implementing Environmental Design concepts to new development, and real estate and economic development. A native of Buffalo, Mr. Hall was born and raised on the east side of Buffalo, NY. He received his Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design, both from the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

Mr. Hall began his career with the Buffalo Weed & Seed where he organized and develop communities through urban management, community engagement, and other grassroots initiatives. Mr. Hall held the position of Executive Director for the Buffalo Public Housing Resident Council Corporation (Martha Mitchell Center). During his leadership the agency secured grants, resources and other contributions to serve the public housing sites. He also established partnerships with public and private institutions and for community building.

In 2005 Mr. Hall relocated to Orlando, FL where he worked as a Senior Planner for the Orange County Government. He served as a Comprehensive Planner, managing large-scale and small-scale land development projects including subdivision, and big box development, and other mixed-use, commercial and institutional development. Mr. Hall transitioned to the Neighborhood Services Division of Orange County where he was responsible for the Safe Neighborhood Program. Managing $2.1 million program overseeing neighborhood development projects in 8 targeted neighborhoods. A large part of his responsibilities included managing, training and empowering community groups and civic leaders to plan, organize and revitalize their communities.

In December 2015, Mr. Hall and his family relocated back to Buffalo, NY. Mr. Hall worked as a Community Planner for the City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA), where he was responsible for overseeing the community engagement and neighborhood development efforts for neighborhoods on the east side of Buffalo.

Mr. Hall is also the Founder and Pastor/Teacher of the Journey Church located on the East Side of Buffalo. He and his lovely wife Rashika have been married for 14 years. Together, they have one son, Hezekiah Hall.

If you are looking to purchase, lease, or build give Arthur a call at 716-202-0595 or email him at ahall@huntcommercial.com.

38 Swan Street (Union Pub) is Sold

HUNT Commercial is happy to announce that 38 Swan Street in Buffalo, NY has been sold.

This rare turn-key restaurants located in the heart of downtown Buffalo. Steps from the Ellicott Square Building and Coca-Cola Field, the remodeled Union Pub is fully built out on the first floor with a new bar area and updated sound system, tap lines, terrazzo floors, bathrooms, complete new kitchen with commercial appliances, electrical, plumbing, and a new rubber roof in 2018. Additional space on the second and third floor makes it an ideal building for further growth and revenue streams.

The property will continue to operate as a restaurant. This deal was brokered by Alan Hastings and Chris Malachowski.

 

HUNT Real Estate Brokers Sale of 67 W. Chippewa Street

Photo Credit: Buffalo Rising

HUNT Real Estate Corp. announces the sale of 67 West Chippewa Street in downtown Buffalo, NY. Jason Sokody, Associate Broker for HUNT Real Estate ERA, who is also commercially licensed with HUNT Commercial Real Estate, represented both sides in this 2.5 million dollar sale.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Buffalo and located on the Chippewa Strip, the almost 35,000 gross square foot mixed-use building was originally constructed as six separate buildings in the late 1800s and early 1900s, which are now connected as one with the construction of a granite facade. This building is home to an established nightlife of bars and restaurants, as well as office space, which generates round the clock income for the new owners.

 

Just in Time: Apple Production Company Leases Industrial Warehouse & Land

Just in time for the autumn season, an industrial warehouse of 141,500 square feet at 151 West Avenue in Orleans County has been fully leased to a local apple production company. The building and 6 acres were sold for $200,000, while a separate 63 acres of agricultural land were sold in April 2019 to a local farm owner for $135,500.

Originally built in 1920 as a 2,400 square foot storage facility, the building was home for many years to the Lyndonville Canning Company, which pioneered applesauce production. Additional buildings were added on throughout the decades to result in the square footage the property is today.

The unique refrigerated rooms and controlled atmosphere warehouse in the building allow for the apple storage process, which involves applying a wash to the apples to stop their growth, then removing the oxygen from the room to replace with nitrogen. The building can accommodate the storage of 645,000 bushels, or over one million apples.

HUNT Commercial Real Estate facilitated the recent transaction on both sides. The Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker for these transactions, Thomas Lockwood, had also previously been involved as the Broker Opinion of Value when the property had been sold to Bowman Andros.

Hastings Cohn Joins HUNT Commercial Real Estate

HUNT Commercial Real Estate, the largest commercial real estate brokerage in Buffalo, New York, announced today that Hastings Cohn Real Estate has joined the firm as the Hastings Group. The Hastings Group will operate out of the HUNT Commercial headquarters in the Brisbane Building at 403 Main Street in Buffalo. The addition of the Hastings Group will significantly expand HUNT Commercial’s expertise in seller, landlord, buyer and tenant representation.

Founded in 1996 by Alan T. Hastings and Paul M. Cohn, Hastings Cohn Real Estate is a highly-recognized and respected leader in the Western New York commercial real estate market, specializing in the sale and leasing of retail, office, warehouse, restaurant, land and investment properties throughout upstate New York. Hastings Cohn is ranked the 13th largest Commercial Real Estate Firm by Buffalo Business First.

“We are thrilled to welcome Alan and his experienced real estate team to HUNT Commercial,” said Robert McDonnell, Chief Operating Officer for HUNT Commercial. “With the Hastings Group joining us, along with the recent addition of Gunner Tronolone, we are committed not only to our future growth model, but to adding respected sales professionals that fit our culture at HUNT.”

“I recognized this as a fantastic opportunity to align our firm with one of the most trusted and recognized real estate brokerage names in Western New York,” commented Hastings. “With the ability to expand our reach into Rochester, Central and Northern NY through their affiliated offices, the Hastings Group is looking forward to successfully working with the commercial real estate dealmakers at HUNT Commercial.”

HUNT Commercial Real Estate Appoints Robert McDonnell as Chief Operating Officer

HUNT Commercial Real Estate has announced the appointment of Robert McDonnell as Chief Operating Officer. McDonnell will be responsible for growing the commercial sales organization within New York, as well as implementing strategic initiatives that will continue to benefit the long term goals of both HUNT Commercial and HUNT Property Solutions, the latter of which began operations in March 2018.

McDonnell was originally recruited to HUNT Commercial in the early 1990s, where he learned the complexities of the business with the help of a team of seasoned and experienced brokers. McDonnell’s initial experience at HUNT helped him transition to a 20+ year career with a highly regarded commercial development firm, and his career evolution included working as a Sales/Leasing Manager, Senior Sales/Leasing Manager, Director of Business Development, Vice President of Sales, and the Senior Vice President and Broker of Record. He has been involved in all sales and marketing related activities for a vast multi-client portfolio totaling upwards of 15 million square feet. McDonnell is highly versed in all disciplines of commercial real estate including, but not limited to business development, contract negotiations, letters of intent, proposals, market analysis, past and future trends, and client management/retention.

“We are excited to welcome Bob back to HUNT Real Estate,” said Charles Hunt, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, HUNT Real Estate Corp. “To have someone of his caliber and expertise take the leadership role of our commercial brokerage puts us in prime position to continue our business growth both locally and statewide.”

“Very few people have the opportunity to return and help lead the company that launched their careers,” McDonnell commented. “I’m thrilled to be getting back to my roots and to once again call HUNT Commercial home. I’m confident that HUNT Commercial will attain new heights and the HUNT legacy will continue to grow as we expand our business and offerings.”

To date, McDonnell has been involved in over 400 transactions with a total value in excess of well over 700 million dollars and has completed transactions in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, and White Plains, New York; Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Erie, Pennsylvania; New Haven, Connecticut, and Southern Ontario. Some of his notable clients include Key Success LLC, Buffalo Success LLC, Ciminelli Properties, First Niagara Bank, and KeyBank.

McDonnell is a graduate of John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio and CCIM Institute in Chicago, Illinois.