Main-Ford Showroom Grand Opening on April 20th

2525 Elmwood Avenue in Kenmore, NY, purchased by Main-Ford General Supply in a deal brokered by Joseph Farrauto of HUNT Commercial, has turned the former furniture store into a beautiful food service supply showroom with offices and warehouse.  They are holding their grand opening on April 20th, 2021.

Started in 1954 and based in Rochester, NY, Main-Ford is a small family-owned business. They spent over a million dollars during the renovation and hired local employees to staff the new location. Additionally, they are donating $2,000 to FeedMoreWNY in recognition of their move into Buffalo and to support the local community.

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

Featured Listing: Witter’s Sports Bar & Grill

 Owner retiring.  300 Olivet Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120. Turn key, well known establishment on the ever growing Oliver Street. Traditional sports bar featuring 28 beers on tap and multiple TVs for the big games. Remodeled banquet area seats 100 comfortably and has entertained countless charity events, 20+ baseball leagues, euchre tournaments and so much more. All equipment included. Two apartments, 13 year tenant wants to stay; other apartment needs improvements.


  • Lot Size: 0.08 +/- Acres
  • Total SF: 5,063 +/- SF
  • Year Built: 1930
  • Stories: 2
  • Parking: On Street

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Another Property Sold by HUNT Commercial: 6941 Elaine Dr. Niagara Falls, NY

6941 Elaine Drive is located in Niagara Falls, NY and is a multi-tenant medical investment property sold by PKV Associates, LLC. Purchased by Apex Ventures Holdings LLC, the previous owners will still remain tenants in the building. The building was sold on October 18, 2018. HUNT Commercial Real Estate Agent Leah Wrate was the listing agent for this property.

4 Reasons to Use a Commercial Real Estate Agent

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:

man in suit looking at watch1. 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.

two men shaking hands over a laptop and paper with the word contract on it3. 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