Recent Articles from Rochester Business Journal Staff
Commissioner, Neighborhood and Business Development, City of Rochester Years in current role: 2 What are the biggest challenges you see in your industry currently? Developing in the city of Rochester requires a lot of effort from developers, builders, property owners and the city. Some of our biggest challenges are identifying desirable land, meeting all of […]
President & CEO, Rochester Downtown Development Corporation Years in current role: 10 months What are the most common concerns you hear from clients? One of the most common concerns we hear is that tenants and customers may choose other areas over downtown. Whether it’s an office user moving to the suburbs or a restaurant closing […]
CEO, LaBella Associates Years in current role: 3 What do you think are the biggest real estate and construction needs in Rochester? Rochester is not dissimilar from most communities in that we need projects that address the changing climate and prepare us for broad electrification. Attracting more retail (including a grocery store) downtown would also […]
President, Flaum Management Company, Inc. Years in current role: 15 What are the biggest challenges you see in your industry currently? Within the office sector of commercial real estate, the continuation of work from home and organizations downsizing their office space footprint has been a challenge. This shift was greatly accelerated by COVID, although we […]
President, Greater Rochester Housing Partnership Years in current role: 6 What are the biggest challenges you see in your industry currently? The dramatic rise of construction costs and interest rates over the past few years have put a lot of pressure on project budgets. In the affordable housing space, whether an owner is looking to […]
President and CEO, PathStone Corporation Years in current role: 3 What are the biggest challenges you see in your industry currently? Construction material and labor cost increases coupled with rising interest rates have created extreme challenges to maintaining the feasibility of real estate development transactions. We continue to find creative ways to combat these market […]
CEO, Pike Construction Services Years in current role: 8 What are the biggest challenges you see in your industry currently? It depends on the market sector we are building for but in general the costs of construction including hiring the workers, purchasing the materials, and securing the loans remain elevated. What do you think are […]
President & CEO, Rochester Management Years in current role: 12 What are the biggest challenges you see in your industry currently? Since 2021, one of the biggest challenges that we face is finding engaged individuals who are interested in growing with the company at a pace that will keep up with our goals. We have […]
President, US Ceiling Corp Years in current role: 22 What are the biggest challenges you see in your industry currently? A lack of skilled workers to perform on construction projects is a disturbing trend plaguing our community. We need to shift the narrative that skilled work is a “dirty” job and recognize the amazing opportunities […]
Spoleta Construction would like to announce the promotion of Jonathan Spoleta to General Manager.
Spoleta Construction would like to welcome David Spoleta Jr. to the team as the new client relations manager and estimator.
DeJoy & Co Advisors & CPAs
DeJoy & Co Advisors & CPAs has hired Katherine Mueller as an administrator in the firm’s tax practice. Mueller holds a degree in business administration and certification in human resources management.