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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

ESSEX HOMES COMPLETES PHASE II DEVELOPMENT IN KNOCHE FARMS

Feb 5, 2018 (Orchard Park, NY) – Essex Homes of WNY is pleased to announce that the second phase of development is now complete within Knoche Farm Estates. This single-family home community is located off Milestrip Road near Southwestern Boulevard in Orchard Park. The announcement was made by Greg Nanula, Regional Sales Manager.

“Knoche Farms has proven to be a very popular development with homebuyers looking to build in the Southtowns,” says Nanula. The home sites are extraordinarily large with most lots exceeding 110’ in width and some approaching an acre in size. Many lots offer panoramic views of the community’s picturesque pond and woodland surroundings. Whether it’s no rear neighbors you’re looking for or a secluded cul-de-sac lot, Knoche Farm Estates has something for everyone. All lots afford a generous building distance between neighbors, allowing for both privacy and the ability to select from a wide range of floor plans, including those with options for three and even four-car garages. Many lots offer a walkout basement option, providing for a multilevel backyard oasis, as well as daylight basements – both offer plenty of natural light, eliminate the need for egress window wells, and are perfect for anyone looking to finish their basement.”

According to Nanula, part of Knoche Farms’ appeal is its prime location within the top-ranked Orchard Park Central Schools and its proximity to nearby retail establishments, New Era Field, Chestnut Ridge Park, and many other recreational areas accessible via the NYS Thruway. Upon completion, Knoche Farms will consist of 97 total lots. This most recent phase will have a projected economic impact of over $15M.

Whether you have a growing family or are just looking to downsize, prospective buyers may choose from several functional floor plans including ranches, two-story plans, and first-floor masters, along with a variety of luxury amenities and custom options to personalize your home. Standard build time is approximately 150 days from receipt of a town building permit to completion. According to Nanula, pricing within Knoche Farms begins in the mid-$300s, however, for a limited time, homebuyers will be eligible for up to $18,000 in free custom options as part of Essex Homes’ current promotion, “Time is of the Essex.”

“The rapid expansion of Knoche Farms has demanded that we respond to the growing needs of the marketplace by incorporating several different designs. We provide our customers with the freedom to completely customize their new homes with the products and styles they prefer. Our full-time, in-house architect can accommodate design plan changes with ease, resulting in no additional costs. Our upfront and customized pricing process, in combination with our convenient in-house selection centers and our more than 25 years of building experience, allow us to offer a seamless, stress-free building experience. We are actively accepting new deposits and build orders on existing lots,” says Nanula.   

Essex Homes recently began construction of a new model home, the “Easton” at 52 Knoche Way which is slated for completion in the spring. Construction is also complete on 47 Knoche Way, a two-story “Madison II’ home plan, and 30 Knoche Way, a “Weston,” both of which are available for sale.

In addition to Knoche Farms, Essex has a furnished, model in nearby Ridgewood Estates at 25 Arrowood Drive which is currently for sale and open daily from 1-5 or by appointment; closed Fridays. Essex Homes of WNY has built more than 1,500 homes across WNY. For additional information, including community properties available for sale or lease, contact Greg Nanula, Regional Sales Manager at 716.667.7533 or visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.essexhomeswny.com" www.essexhomeswny.com.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

ngineered Facility Solutions and HUNT Real Estate Corp. announce merger to form HUNT Property Solutions, LLC


Buffalo, N.Y. – February 6, 2018 – Engineered Facility Solutions (EFS) has merged with HUNT Real Estate Corp. to form HUNT Property Solutions, LLC (HPS).

EFS, a leader in commercial, industrial, retail, and healthcare property management services was formed by William (Bill) Hibbard in 2005. The company grew substantially  to provide property management and building maintenance services to clients across the United States and Canada, including: Quebecor Printing, Quad Graphics, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Stryker Medical, Hero Beech-Nut, and Silgan Plastics. EFS clients in Buffalo, New York include Calspan Business Park, Dent Tower, PostMedia, Grand Island Plaza, and the Darwin Martin House, among others. EFS is ranked #14 on the Buffalo Business First list of Largest Property Management Companies, and was named the M&T Bank Small Business of the Year in 2014. Following the merger, the combined square footage locally under HPS management will be approximately 1.8 million square feet and growing.

The new company will focus on acquiring new properties where HPS can bring added value to the building ownership, as well as the tenants. The combination of the individual strengths of EFS and HUNT will allow HPS to reduce building expenses, increase tenancy rates, and manage the overall valuation of the property.

“The benefits to both companies are immediate, with potential for growth in Western New York and across New York State,” explained Bill Hibbard, who will remain as President of the new entity.

HUNT brings a significant portfolio of properties owned by the Hunt family, as well as a salesforce of over 1,200 licensed salespeople, who can drive properties to the company and work to increase tenancy rates in any building under management.  

The unique approach developed by EFS to property management is what enticed HUNT to join forces. Through a proprietary building condition assessment and planning system, EFS has been successful at reducing the cost to operate a property, while increasing profits to the owner. With the addition of HUNT, building owners will now benefit from in-house leasing representation and property management services.

“With the creation of HUNT Property Solutions, we have added a new layer of service that we can offer our customers and clients that we have not had before,” said Charles Hunt, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office for HUNT Real Estate Corp and Chief Operating Officer for HUNT Property Solutions. “Bill brings a wealth of knowledge through his many years of experience in property management, energy management and building maintenance services. That skill set will be the foundation HPS is built on,” said Hunt.

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Media Contact: Dan Mirsky
Marketing Director, HUNT Real Estate Corp.
716-880-1514

Monday, February 5, 2018

Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS Inaugurates 2018 President | New officers and directors also installed

Buffalo, NY – On January 4, 2018, Rebecca VanDorn was named 2018 President of the Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS® (BNAR), a trade organization with more than 3,100 local members whose mission is to promote professionalism, real estate property rights and values and the voice for real estate in the Western New York area.  Rebecca was installed as President by her good friend and mentor, Michael Smith of Geneseo, New York.

A Portageville, NY resident, VanDorn owns her own real estate company in Castile, NY, works in the field and manages a small team of agents.  Her past roles was President of the Genesee Valley Board of REALTORS® where she also received the REALTOR® of the Year Award.  At the BNAR level, she has served on multiple Director Terms and Officer Positions before becoming President.  She also has served on many of BNAR Committees as well as at the State and National level.

VanDorn goes above and beyond to further her personal and professional development and is a champion for the real estate industry and in her community.  Since she first became a REALTOR®, she had tirelessly raised funds for local charities. Close to her heart is her college roommate’s child who suffers from cystic fibrosis.  “This is a disease that affects 30,000 Americans with thousands of new cases every year and she will be devoting her energy to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, her designated charity for 2018,” said John B. Leonardi, BNAR Chief Executive Officer. 

In addition to Rebecca’s installation, the following individuals were installed by New York State Association of REALTORS® President, Christine “CJ” DelVecchio:  Officers – Eric Winklhofer, President Elect; Donna Littlefield, Secretary/Treasurer;  Brendan Cunningham, Vice President;  Dawn Brown, Past President and Marlene DeCarlo her Presidential Advisor.  Directors serving three year terms are Joel HusVar, Paula Macaluso, Cheryl O’Donnell and Amber Wesser.  A one year term as Director at Large is Peter F. Hunt and Matthew Whitehead.   Appointed as Regional Directors is Judy Conable and David Stefik. 
Also at the event, Joan Stovroff was named REALTOR® of the Year; Lori Adams was named REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® of the Year and miriam treger received the Buffalo Award.  These awards are based on exemplary service and participation in the BNAR, the real estate community, the national and State Association and involvement and service in civic, community, church and charitable projects as well as business accomplishments.


Debbie Norman
Director of Communications & Corporate Affairs
Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors
200 John James Audubon Pkwy
Amherst, NY  14228
716-636-9000   fax: 716-636-9121
www.bnar.org    www.2findyourhome.com

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

MJ Peterson Promotes New Marketing Director

Buffalo, NY — MJ Peterson Corporation is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephen Grimm to Director of Marketing.

Grimm joined the MJ Peterson Marketing Department in December 2015, supporting the overall marketing objectives of the company. During his time as an associate on the team, Grimm launched several new internal projects to support MJ Peterson’s numerous apartment complexes and its expanding residential and commercial real estate divisions.

“I am pleased to introduce Stephen as the Director of Marketing,” Victor Peterson III, President of MJ Peterson, said. “Stephen Grimm has brought fresh, industry leading ideas to help MJ Peterson stay ahead of the ever-changing real estate market. I am confident Stephen will continue to expand our marketing efforts and business strategies to maintain the growth of the MJ Peterson brand.” Prior to MJ Peterson, Grimm was an Investment Research Associate at Citigroup, in the Real Estate
Investment Trusts sector. He received his degree in Marketing and Finance from Canisius College, and currently resides in East Amherst.

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 also 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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

PHASE III DEVELOPMENT OF ESSEX GREENS AT WATERFORD COMPLETE

October 23, 2017 (Clarence, NY) – Essex Homes of WNY is pleased to announce that it has
completed 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 Dana Marie Parkway near Shimmerville and Roll Roads.
 

 

“Essex Greens is our most successful building project to date and demand continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. We’ve already made several sales within Phase III and we still have some great lots available from prior phases,” says Scott Henderson, Regional Sales Manager.

Essex Greens at Waterford was conceptualized as a community where homeowners approaching retirement or those simply looking to change their lifestyle can enjoy upscale living accommodations within a relaxed and informal setting. Each home plan design offers an open, light-filled interior and many sophisticated appointments which is ideal for those seeking a reduced-maintenance lifestyle without sacrificing luxury. 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 which are available in four out of the five plans. Patio home prices begin in the mid $300’s and reservations for lots may be secured with an initial deposit. In early 2014, Essex Greens at Waterford was granted condominium status. This resulted in in additional benefits for homeowners including lower taxes and homeowner’s association services including landscaping, lawn maintenance and fertilization, trash removal and monthly water service as part of a modest monthly assessment, which is currently $195/month.
 

Essex Homes is currently constructing a new “Arbor” luxury patio home at 9069 Bancroft Drive featuring 2,234 sq. ft., two bedrooms, a den and 2.5 baths, priced at $429,900. A new “Berkley” patio home at 9050 Covington Drive was just completed and offers 1,662 sq. ft., two bedrooms, a den and two full baths for $387,900. A fully-furnished model home at 9072 Bancroft Drive showcases the largest of five patio home plans, the “Eastbrook,” and features nearly 3,000 
sq. ft. of luxury living space, three bedrooms, a den and three full baths.

“The charming, traditional architecture of Essex Greens and the sense of ‘community’ conveyed by all of the neighborhood residents provides the ultimate in design, quality and value. Located near to a 35-acre protected conservation area, the land surrounding Essex Greens is residence to abundant wild life, vegetation, and many picturesque walking and biking trails. The community’s prime location near to Transit Road also provides convenient access to many commercial outlets,” says Henderson.

Investment in Essex Greens exceeded its projected $12.2M mark which was anticipated as part of Phase II. Upon completion, this development will include 108 luxury patio home sites, assist in creating a tax base for both the Town of Clarence and Erie County and result in more jobs, according to Henderson. Essex Homes is also offering homeowners up to $2,500 off select lot premiums for a limited time.

The “Eastbrook” model at 9072 Bancroft Drive is open daily from 1-5, closed Friday. For more information on living in Essex Greens at Waterford, 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  HYPERLINK "http://www.essexhomeswny.com" www.essexhomeswny.com. 


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