President, Gallina Development
Years in current role: n/a
What was your biggest success in 2021?
The acquisition of the former Xerox Tower and its transformation into Innovation Square. It is an on-going project, but we are making great strides as we construct additional student housing rooms and sign leases with commercial tenants as well. We hope to have over 350 students living at Innovation Square next fall and four additional floors occupied by commercial tenants this summer.
What are your expectations for 2022?
Continued growth for not only our portfolio of properties, but the continued growth of our downtown into a real live, work, play and innovate environment. Continued momentum will drive more downtown residents and office workers, as we emerge from the pandemic. We are very optimistic that our vision for downtown aligns with the initiatives that the new administration under Mayor Evans has begun.
What is your favorite thing about the Rochester community?
I just love the spirit and resiliency of our community as a whole. I believe that with the proper leadership, we all can continue to make Rochester a wonderful place to live and raise a family. I also believe that the quality of life in our community is exceptional, and we should all be proud of the wonderful cultural institutions that we enjoy throughout the year.
This profile is part of Rochester Business Journal's Power 100 list for 2022. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. View the full list at rbj.net.