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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

MJ Peterson Hires Marketing Director

Buffalo, NY — MJ Peterson Corporation is pleased to announce the hiring of Christopher Leonard as its Marketing Director.

“We’re ecstatic to fill this key role within MJ Peterson Real Estate,” Victor Peterson III, President of MJ Peterson, said. “Christopher Leonard is a dynamic, forward-thinking marketer whose skills and insights will be a great match for the MJ Peterson brand as we continue our growth and service to the Western New York community.”

Leonard, a resident of the Town of Tonawanda, will be responsible for conceiving and implementing
marketing communications efforts related to MJ Peterson’s numerous apartment complexes and
supporting its growing residential and commercial real estate divisions.

Before MJ Peterson, Leonard was the Marketing and Communications Director with Hamister Group,
LLC. Prior to that, he was the Marketing Resource Manager with CBRE Buffalo.
Four generations of the Peterson family have produced successful results for its clients in the real estate marketplace. Through the years, MJ Peterson has built more than 6,000 single-family homes. It has built and owns over 3,000 conventional and government-assisted apartments, single family and duplex homes, luxury condominiums and family and senior housing developments. The MJ Peterson Real Estate portfolio includes major historic rehabilitation projects, the development of office complexes and retail shopping centers.

MJ Peterson, founded in 1930, is a family-owned and operated full service real estate company, with more than 300 sales associates and employees, six residential offices and one commercial office in the Buffalo-Niagara marketplace. More information is available at www.mjpeterson.com.


200 John James Audubon Pkwy, Suite 300 ● Amherst, New York 14228
Phone: 716.688.1234 ● Fax: 716.688-5463 ● www.mjpeterson.com
BUILDER ● REALTOR ● DEVELOPER ● PROPERTY MANAGER

MJ Peterson Announces New Hires

Buffalo, NY — MJ Peterson Corporation is pleased to announce the following hirings as it continues its expansion of its full service real estate platform serving Western New York.
 

Laura Kaiser, Amherst - Accounts Payable Supervisor at MJ Peterson Corporate Office
Mackenzie Howe, Amherst - Floating Administrative Assistant at MJ Peterson Corporate Office
Chrissy Nagi, Buffalo – Administrative Assistant at The Roosevelt Apartments
Shannon Bauer, Williamsville – Administrative Assistant at Deer Lakes Apartments
Bryan Mineo, Williamsville – Maintenance Technician at MJ Peterson Corporate Office
Enrique Burgos, Buffalo – Maintenance Technician at Brewster Mews Apartments
Merlin Machuca, Buffalo – Maintenance Technician at Oxford Village Townhomes
Thomas Senkalski, North Tonawanda – Maintenance Technician at Deer Lakes Apartments
 

“As we continue our steady growth, it’s imperative we recruit the proper talent,” Victor Peterson III, President of MJ Peterson, said. “These folks will be a welcome addition to the MJ Peterson family and allow us to continue delivering quality service to Western New York.”
 

Four generations of the Peterson family have produced successful results for its clients in the real estate marketplace. Through the years, MJ Peterson has built more than 6,000 single-family homes. It has built and owns over 3,000 conventional and government-assisted apartments, single family and duplex homes, luxury condominiums and family and senior housing developments. The MJ Peterson portfolio includes major historic rehabilitation projects, the development of office complexes and retail shopping centers.

MJ Peterson, founded in 1930, is a family-owned and operated full service real estate company with more than 300 sales associates and employees, six residential offices and one commercial office in the Buffalo- Niagara marketplace. More information is available at www.mjpeterson.com.
 

200 John James Audubon Pkwy, Suite 300 ● Amherst, New York 14228
Phone: 716.688.1234 ● Fax: 716.688-5463 ● www.mjpeterson.com
BUILDER ● REALTOR ● DEVELOPER ● PROPERTY MANAGER

ESSEX HOMES BREAKS GROUND ON NEXT PHASE OF KNOCHE FARMS




June 10, 2017 (Orchard Park, NY) – Essex Homes of WNY is pleased to announce that it recently broke ground on Phase II of Knoche Farm Estates, a single-family home community located off of Milestrip Road near Southwestern Boulevard in Orchard Park. The announcement was made by Greg Nanula, Regional Sales Manager.
“We are very excited about this newest phase of development within Knoche Farms! The natural beauty and serenity of this community located within the rolling hills of Orchard Park is expressed throughout many of its generously-sized lots, many of which back to the lush greenery of a mature tree line or to the community’s picturesque pond. Other lots provide walkout and daylight basements and some are located within a cul-de-sac, providing something for everyone,” describes Nanula.

Knoche Farms will consist of 97 total lots upon final completion, 33 of which were part of Phase I development. Nanula predicts that the firm’s investment in Knoche Farms will have a projected economic impact of over $43M. Prospective buyers may choose from several functional floor plans, including ranches, two-story plans, and first-floor masters, along with many other luxury amenities and custom options to personalize their homes. Nanula points out that part of the appeal of Knoche Farm Estates is its prime location within the highly-regarded Orchard Park Schools, a top-ranked district offering an optimal education system. The neighborhood also offers convenient access to many shopping, dining and retail establishments along with proximity to New Era Field, Chestnut Ridge Park, and many other recreational areas accessible via the nearby NYS Thruway. Pricing begins in the mid-$300s. Nanula points out that for a limited time, customers who build within Knoche Farms can save big with up to $3,000 in free options! This bonus, in combination with Essex Homes’ summer promotion could provide savings of up to $15,000 in free options!

“We are always listening to and learning from our customers which helps us to design homes that cater to the lifestyles of today’s families. Knoche Farms offers a healthy mix of home plan types within an attractive community that will surely enhance future resale values. We are actively accepting lot deposits and new build orders and we encourage prospective homebuyers to visit this community, especially if they are considering building in the Southtowns,” he says.

Recently, Essex Homes completed a new “Piedmont” ranch at 11 Knoche Way which is open both Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 or by appointment. The “Piedmont” is just one of many ranch designs available to be built within this community, in addition to various two-story home plans.

 “As we embark upon this second phase of development in Knoche Farms, its expansion demands that we continue to adapt to a rapidly growing marketplace. Showcasing this new “Piedmont” design from our inventory of over 50 home plans, allows us to respond to a resurgence of interest and growing nationwide demand for first-floor ranches and first-floor master bedrooms,” says Nanula.

In addition to Knoche Farms, Essex also has a second, furnished model at 25 Arrowood Drive in nearby Ridgewood Estates (Orchard Park) which is open daily from 1-5 or by appointment; closed Fridays. Essex Homes of WNY has built more than 1,500 homes across WNY which includes communities in Clarence, East Aurora, Lancaster, Grand Island, Hamburg, and Orchard Park. For additional information, including community properties available for sale or lease, contact Greg Nanula at 716.667.7533 and visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.essexhomeswny.com" www.essexhomeswny.com.

Monday, July 10, 2017

HUNT Real Estate To Hold Its 1st Annual CommUNITY Day on July 13


The area’s largest, locally-owned real estate firm is partnering with United Way chapters across New York State to take part in over 20 community service projects

BUFFALO, NY – July 10, 2017 – On Thursday, July 13, over 300 HUNT Real Estate Corporation agents and employees across New York State will be donating their collective time and effort by taking part in HUNT’s 1st Annual CommUNITY Day. The company has teamed with 11 United Way chapters from Western New York to the Capital Region to take part in 23 community service projects, ranging from painting and landscaping to making meals and working with children and seniors. Most HUNT Real Estate branch locations will be closed on July 13 during the hours of the event to allow their agents and staff to participate in these projects.

“The HUNT mission statement says that we will ‘contribute to the society in which we operate,’ and this company-wide community service event is a living representation of that mission,” said Peter Hunt, Chairman & CEO of Hunt Real Estate Corp. “We had such an overwhelming response to our call for volunteers that we had to ask the United Way for additional projects. It is wonderful to see our entire company eager to give back to our local communities.”
For over 20 years, the Buffalo-based real estate firm has been one of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County’s largest charitable supporters. The company is now expanding that relationship with the United Way by making their HUNT CommUNITY Day an annual day of action for their agents and staff throughout the state.

“HUNT Real Estate is a valued partner of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and their CommUNITY Day is just another example of how the team at HUNT takes the extra step to make our community the best place to live," said Michael Weiner, President & CEO of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. "We look forward to working together on July 13th, as well as on future community service projects. On behalf of the United Ways across the state, we thank everyone at HUNT for all their hard work and support.”

“We value our partnership with the United Way because of their deep-rooted commitment to improving our community and creating more opportunities for the people who live here,” remarked Hunt. “Throughout Upstate New York we publicly state, ‘#WeLiveHere’ and we see no better way to show our support for our neighbors than to give back to the communities in which we live and work.”

United Way Chapters Participating in HUNT CommUNITY Day:
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (http://www.uwbec.org)
United Way of Greater Niagara (https://www.uwgn.org)
United Way of Greater Rochester (https://www.uwrochester.org)
United Way of the Southern Tier (http://www.uwst.org)
Allegany County United Way (http://www.acuw.com)
United Way of Central New York (http://unitedway-cny.org)
United Way of Greater Oneida (http://unitedwayofgreateroneida.org)
United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica (http://www.unitedwayvgu.org)
United Way of the Greater Capital Region (http://www.unitedwaygcr.org)
Tri-County United Way (https://www.tricountyunitedway.org)
United Way of Columbia & Greene Counties (https://www.uwcg.org)

For specific project information, addresses and times that they are taking place, contact:

Dan Mirsky
Marketing Director
HUNT Real Estate ERA
(716) 880-1514


About HUNT Real Estate ERA
HUNT Real Estate Corporation is the parent company of HUNT Real Estate ERA and operates over 40 branches throughout western, central, northern and upstate New York, and metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Founded in 1911, HUNT is the most successful family-owned and operated real estate company in New York State, and is ranked the 41st largest real estate firm in the nation for closed transactions in 2016 by RISMedia. HUNT also operates a commercial brokerage, mortgage banking firm, insurance agency, title agency, an award-winning Relocation division, residential building company, and a fee-for-service brokerage. HUNT’s mission is to build its presence through successful sales associates, to grow profitably, and to provide the highest quality of real estate and homeownership services. For more information about HUNT Real Estate, visit www.huntrealestate.com.

MJ Peterson Tucker Homes Announces Broker Open House

New Patio Home Open for Tours, Part of Horizon Tour of Homes
AMHERST, NY - Clarence, NY – MJ Peterson Tucker Homes is pleased to announce its brokers open house of 5151 Anfield Road in Clarence on July 11 from 12pm-3pm. This 1,975 SF patio home is located in the Harris Hill Commons development off of Greiner Road near Harris Hill Road. 


It features:
  •  Condo taxes
  •  Spectacular kitchen with working peninsula
  •  Custom granite countertops kitchen & baths
  •  Stone and shake shingle exterior front
  •  Pella prefinished windows
  •  Three-car garage
  •  Great room with fireplace and triple crown molding
  •  Custom moldings for doors/windows Master suite with tray ceiling and crown molding
  •  Oversized rear covered patio

Due to the limited inventory and strong demand in the Buffalo housing market, now is a great time to look at patio homes.
“The greatly reduced tax incentives, in combination with the minimal monthly association fees, allow the owner not to be concerned with lawn mowing or snowplowing,” Chris Tucker, Partner with MJ Peterson Tucker Homes said. “Due to the aging population of Western New York, patio home popularity has grown immensely over the last few years and will continue to be a major part of many builders’ portfolios.”
The Prescott Model, one of the many MJ Peterson Tucker Homes custom built quality homes at production pricing, will be part of the 2017 Horizons Tour of Homes on July 13-16 and July 20-23, featuring 12 builders and 15 homes. For more on the tour of homes, go to http://bnba.org/horizons-2017
“This exceptionally-built model home is another example of the level of quality our customers receive with MJ Peterson Tucker Homes,” Tucker said. “Each detail has been crafted to bring a luxurious and accommodating feel to the home.”


MJ Peterson, founded in 1930, is a family-owned and operated full service real estate company, with numerous rental units, more than 300 sales associates and employees, 6 residential offices, and 1 commercial office in the Buffalo- Niagara marketplace. More information is available at www.mjpeterson.com.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Management Changes for Howard Hanna Companies, Nothnagle Realtors & RealtyUSA

John E. Rummel and Matthew Whitehead Promoted to Buffalo/Niagara Vice Presidents

Buffalo, New York (June 30th, 2017) – Nothnagle Realtors and RealtyUSA, both Howard Hanna companies, are pleased to announce that John E. Rummel and Matthew Whitehead are now Vice Presidents of the Buffalo and Niagara regions, splitting duties by region equally.
Rummel is managing the Amherst, Batavia, Buffalo Residential, Crossroads, East Aurora, Grand Island, Hamburg, Lewiston, Tonawanda and West Seneca offices. These ten offices have 450 agents throughout the region.
Rummel has been working in the real estate industry for nearly thirty years, and in various management capacities since 1994. Since joining Nothnagle Realtors in 2015, he has recruited over 60 agents with yearly sales totaling more than $150 million. As Vice President, he will continue to fulfill the upper-management responsibilities that he began with the Howard Hanna and RealtyUSA acquisitions.
“As these two strong brands are combined to become Howard Hanna, we look forward to continuing to build on the dynamics of team building and the culture of hard work that has been the staple of our successes,” said Rummel.
“John has a strong track record of building successful sales teams,” said Armand D’Alfonso, Nothnagle Realtors President. “He has a reputation for increasing productivity in the offices where he has worked. I have the utmost faith that he will use those same skills as Vice President and Regional Manager for the Buffalo and Niagara regions.”
“One of John’s great strengths is in building and maintaining relationships with agents,” said Merle Whitehead, Chairman of RealtyUSA. “This talent will make his transition to Regional Vice President an easy one. I look forward to all he can bring to the table in this new role, and the growth that we’ll experience as a result.”
Whitehead is managing the Amherst/Clarence, Arcade, Ellicottville, Cheektowaga, Lancaster, Orchard Park, Orchard Park Nothnagle, Williamsville and Williamsville Village offices. These nine offices have 466 agents throughout the region.
Whitehead is a Mercyhurst College graduate who began his real estate career in 2006 in sales and administration. In 2011, he became the Vice President focused on the oversight of real estate operations and Manager at the RealtyUSA West Seneca office. During his time as Manager, he expanded the sales and mortgage teams.
His current real estate involvement is both local and national. He is Director at Large for RealtyUSA on BNAR and is a member of NYSAR, NAR and GRAR and holds his Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers Designation. He is also a graduate of the Ninja Leadership Installation and he is a Buffini & Company Peak Producers Instructor. Whitehead, his wife, and their two children currently live in Orchard Park.
“My goal as Vice President is to assist managers and agents in growing their business and achieving their goals,” said Whitehead. “As we move forward and become one company, I am excited to assist in a seamless transition and to ensure that we continue to be the market choice when buying or selling a home.”
“We are very proud that Matthew has accepted the new challenge of becoming Regional Vice President,” said Merle Whitehead, Chairman of RealtyUSA. “With his more than a decade of real estate experience and his strong commitment to developing the region, I am certain that we can continue our position as a regional real estate leader.”
“I’ve known Matthew personally for years and know that his previous experience will serve him well as he transitions to Regional Vice President,” said President of Nothnagle Realtors Armand D’Alfonso. “He is a consummate professional with a reputation for excellence in leadership that has contributed to his overall real estate success. I have no doubt that he will bring this to the Buffalo and Niagara regions.”
John E. Rummel can be reached at 716-932-5300 or JohnRummel@HowardHanna.com.
Matthew Whitehead can be reached at 716-825-0600 or MatthewWhitehead@HowardHanna.com.
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company in America, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. The family-owned and operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, insurance services, corporate relocation and property management. With 270 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, NC and MD, our more than 9,000 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process.
To learn more please visit www.howardhanna.com or www.facebook.com/howardhanna
Media contact:
Elizabeth Grepp, 216-447-4477 x115, elizabethgrepp@howardhanna.com
Debbie Donahue, 412-784-3816, ddonahue@howardhanna.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

PHASE III DEVELOPMENT UNDERWAY WITHIN ESSEX GREENS AT WATERFORD

May 23, 2017 (Clarence, NY) – Essex Homes of WNY is pleased to announce that it has broken ground on Phase III development of Essex Greens at Waterford, a luxury patio home community with condominium status located in Clarence Center, NY. The development is located near Transit Road off of Dana Marie Parkway near the intersection of Shimmerville and Roll Roads.
“We continue to experience great success with our patio home project at Essex Greens as we enter this newest phase in its development. We’ve already taken many reservations for Phase III and demand is growing at a record pace,” says Scott Henderson, Regional Sales Manager.
 

According to Henderson, the patio homes within Essex Greens at Waterford were conceptualized with the intention of providing homeowners with upscale living accommodations within a relaxed, informal setting. Each home plan offered by Essex Homes includes open, light-filled interiors and many sophisticated appointments which are ideal for those looking for a reduced-maintenance lifestyle without sacrificing luxury. “The charming, traditional architecture of Essex Greens combined with a feel of ‘community’ among all the residents truly provides the ultimate experience in design, quality and value,” he says.
 

Prospective homeowners may choose from five distinct ranch plans ranging from 1,600 to over 3,000 square feet along with first floor master suites, additional square footage expansions and optional second floors available on four out of the five plans. Patio home prices begin in the mid $300’s and reservations are actively being accepted for Phase III with an initial lot deposit. Currently, Essex Homes is constructing a new “Berkley” luxury patio home at 9050 Covington Drive which offers 1,662 sq. ft., two bedrooms, a 2 den and two full baths, priced at $387,900. In addition, a fully-furnished model home at 9072 Bancroft Drive showcases the largest available patio home plan, the “Eastbrook” which features nearly 3,000 sq. ft. of luxury living space along with three bedrooms, a den, and three full baths. In early 2014, Essex Greens at Waterford was granted condominium status, resulting in additional benefits for homeowners, including snow removal, landscaping, lawn maintenance, trash removal and monthly water service as part of a
modest monthly assessment, which Henderson points out is currently at $160/month.
 

“Essex Greens at Waterford allows homeowners to benefit from all the conveniences of a homeowner’s association while qualifying for lower property taxes. One of this community’s most appealing features is its scenic natural setting near to a 35-acre protected conservation area. The surrounding land, much of which backs to several home sites, is residence to abundant wild life, vegetation, nearby walking and bike trails. The community’s prime location near to Transit Road also affords residents the opportunity to take advantage of many shopping, dining and entertainment venues. For a limited time, we are also offering homeowners up to $2,500 off select lot premiums,” says Henderson. 

To date, Essex Greens is one of Essex Homes’ most ambitious and successful building projects. Total investment in the project has already exceeded the projected $12.2M anticipated as part of Phase II and is expected to grow. The Essex Greens development will result in a total of 108 luxury patio home sites upon completion. “The benefit of this growth is that it also serves to create a tax base for the Town of Clarence and Erie County, resulting in job creation,” says Henderson.
 

The “Eastbrook” model at 9072 Bancroft Drive is open daily from 1-5, except Fridays. For more
information on living within Essex Greens at Waterford, please contact Scott Henderson, Regional Sales Manager at 716.725.7577. Now celebrating its 25th year, Essex Homes has built more than 1,500 homes across Western New York in communities including Aurora, Clarence, Grand Island, Hamburg, Lakeview,\ Lancaster, and Orchard Park. For additional information and to view all available homes within Essex Greens and our other communities, visit www.essexhomeswny.com.