Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Buckingham Properties
Years in current role: 4
What was your biggest success in 2021?
Despite the many pandemic-related hurdles, we were very pleased to deliver a fantastic new building at 260 East Broad. In addition, we partnered with a wonderful company in Butler/Till and helped to bring another new business downtown. We’re always excited to be at the forefront of the revitalization of downtown — let’s keep the momentum rolling!
What are your expectations for 2022?
I am optimistic that we have learned some valuable lessons during this pandemic. In 2022, we will not only stabilize, but begin to really embrace some of the positive effects. We can improve as a community, as individuals and there are some great opportunities coming our way.
What is your biggest takeaway from dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic?
I really enjoyed the simplified lifestyle that occurred and I hope we all remember to take a breath and just enjoy a nice day, a family dinner and take some time for ourselves.
What is your favorite thing about the Rochester community?
Nationally we might not get a lot of love, but those who know Rochester definitely understand what an amazing place it is to call home.
If time were no issue, what would you do to help the community that you aren’t already doing?
Provide kids with better opportunities to learn and grow so future generations will be better equipped to face the many challenges that exist today.