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MS Consultants expands to Arizona (access required)


MS Consultants, LLC, a Buffalo-based affiliate of The Bonadio Group, has expanded to Phoenix to better serve clients performing work in Arizona and on the west coast. MS Consultants specializes in identifying tax-saving strategies for real estate investors through avenues such ...

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Problem solver sits atop Campus ladder (access required)


When Mark Esposito enrolled at the University at Buffalo in 1999, he had plotted out a study path in architecture. Buildings appealed to him, from design to construction. But just one semester into his collegiate education, he altered course. “I ...

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The odd couple entrepreneurial portfolio: Digital marketing and construction (access required)


As Joe Crestuk examined how far his digital marketing company, webSURGE, had come in 12 years, he realized his work was essentially complete. The firm was doing just what he envisioned: assisting a host of manufacturing and technology companies achieve ...

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Electric vehicles are top of mind for Amazon’s Lexington Avenue facility (access required)

(photo courtesy of Amazon).

Amazon announced it has officially signed a lease for the under-construction delivery location on Lexington Avenue in Greece that is being designed to accommodate electric vehicles. From the layout to the electrical design, the 180,000-square-foot Lexington Avenue facility will provide ...

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COVID-19 affecting local banks’ commercial real estate lending strategies (access required)


Local lenders say the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way financial institutions consider certain endeavors or projects, especially those involving office space or badly battered industries, but financing is still available for those seeking to take on major developments or ...

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Commercial real estate faring better than expected at pandemic’s onset (access required)

Joe Rowley Jr.

Commercial real estate continues to be a solid investment overall, even during COVID-19, those in the field say, with banks generally more willing to lend money to such projects now than they were at the start of the pandemic. Continued ...

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Do some research before selecting from array of solar power options (access required)


Businesses now have more solar power options than ever, as well as a number of federal tax credits and state incentives to use. Deciding on one of the many options, however, requires some research and depends on the needs of ...

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Will code and zoning co-exist with post-pandemic real estate needs? (access required)

Sibley Square (archive photo)

In an effort to help small business stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis, municipalities streamlined many permitting processes and allowed exemptions to zoning codes. For restaurants, that may have meant sidewalk dining or outdoor “greenhouses.” But what happens when society ...

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John W. Danforth honored by ‘Contractor’ magazine (access required)


Contractor magazine, a top industry publication, has named John W. Danforth Company its Contractor of the Year. The award recognized Danforth’s response and navigation through the COVID-19 pandemic, including the company’s initiatives and protocols to ensure the health and safety ...

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Construction begins on Zion Hill Senior Apartments (access required)

Rochester Management, Inc., and Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church joined forces to create Zion Hill Senior Apartments (provided rendering).

Construction is underway on the $13.4 million Zion Hill Senior Apartments, a joint venture of Rochester Management Inc., and Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church. The mixed-income housing community at the corner of Dr. Samuel McCree Way and Wooden Street will provide ...

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