PRESIDENT, GALLINA DEVELOPMENT
Years in current role: 40+
What has been your organization’s biggest success over the past year?
This past year has been challenging, but we are very proud of the work that we have accomplished at Innovation Square. We have had over 100 students living there this past semester as we continue to construct new apartments, as well as a number of commercial spaces. Improvements to the site and our new entrance have made the campus much more welcoming. In addition, we are very excited to have the theater up and running.
What are your expectations for the rest of this year?
Our work at Innovation Square is ongoing, and we expect to be able to announce new tenants coming very soon. We are finishing up the top two floors of the Metropolitan as luxury apartments. We also have a number of new and renovation projects relating to our suburban portfolio of properties. We also continue to look for investment opportunities as they present themselves. We plan to keep moving forward on a path of growth.
What are your favorite things about Rochester?
I love Rochester’s resiliency and our sense of community. Although there are many challenges that we face, I am energized by the renewed interest and growth in downtown. We are especially hopeful that with the cooperation with our mayor, county executive and state delegation, our community is poised to move forward in a very meaningful and transformational way.