CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BUCKINGHAM PROPERTIES
Years in current role: 2
What has been your organization’s biggest success over the past year?
We have been very fortunate to find some great new employees this past year. We’ve grown, but also have had some key personnel find new homes. This is not necessarily a bad thing as with each departure comes a new opportunity to reevaluate how we do things and bring new skills to the organization. These new members have proven to be fantastic additions and have brought great hope, optimism and passion to get it done!
What are your expectations for the rest of this year?
So many amazing things happening in downtown Rochester, and I truly think we are just getting going again. The community is seeing more investment then ever and we plan to be a big part of this and will continue to seek new projects while finishing up what we have in our pipeline.
What advice would you give somebody just starting out in your industry?
Get out there and shake some hands! Like most industries, real estate is all about relationships. Make that call, have some lunch and get your name out there.
What is one personal goal you have for the next year?
I just really want the Bills to win the Super Bowl. This is the year. Go Bills!
What are your favorite things about Rochester?
I absolutely love the camaraderie of this community and especially all those involved with downtown. It’s well understood that this will only work if we each do our part. We need to communicate what’s missing, what’s in the pipeline and what would make Rochester a place you would want to live. We’ve got a long way to go, but the signs are there and we are determined to make Rochester the best it can be. Rochester pride is strong!