In 1825, the construction of the Erie Canal turned the Buffalo Niagara region from isolated frontier land to hub of activity. While that specific use no longer supports Buffalo Niagara’s clout, water in general still propels the region forward each day.
Know any commercial real estate professionals? We do. Just a few though. Oh, only a little over 300 of them.
Among the many benefits Invest Buffalo Niagara provides to the companies with whom we work is the ability to tap our vast network of local professional service providers, perhaps best evidenced when conducting a commercial real estate search.
The availability of suitable buildings/sites is one of the most important site location decision factors for companies considering an investment in our region. Invest Buffalo Niagara identifies, collects, and transmits commercial real estate data to our prospects by communicating with over 300 commercial realtors, real estate developers, building owners, and economic developers.
The process begins when the prospect provides information on the specific real estate specifications that are necessary for the business’s operation. An email, commonly called a “Site Broadcast,” is created and transmitted to our extensive network of commercial real estate professionals for consideration. Responses are received, organized, and transmitted to the prospect for review and Invest Buffalo Niagara staff communicates with those who submitted sites throughout the project lifecycle.
Additionally, those wishing to conduct a general search of available commercial real estate in the region can do so through Western New York ZoomProspector. The comprehensive database also provides demographic data through detailed community profiles, as well as local business search functionality.
Invest Buffalo Niagara is proud to have such a strong relationship with commercial real estate professionals across the eight counties of Western New York. Bill Heussler, president of the WNY Chapter of the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors (NYSCAR), was recently elected to serve on Invest Buffalo Niagara’s board of directors and InBN’s research manager Matthew Hubacher (yours truly) serves as our liaison to WNY NYSCAR’s board.
The close working relationships Invest Buffalo Niagara staff enjoys with commercial real estate professionals across the region is of great benefit not only to us, but to the numerous business attraction opportunities we assist in expanding their operations in Western New York.
Buffalo Niagara residents know how to enjoy the good weather. If there’s a patio to sit on, we’re there with a beer. If there’s an outdoor movie to watch, we’re there with a chair. And if there’s a smooth, freshly paved piece of pavement, we’re there with our bike, ready to coast along in the breeze.
Tradable sector -- Or traded sector. A term that labels industries, or sectors of an industry, that can sell their goods or services in an international marketplace. The most commonly used example of a tradable sector is manufacturing, whose inputs and outputs, can span the globe.
Through the landscaping and past the stone fountain stands a sign on the property of the Butler Mansion. It reads like your typical sign—arrows to designate direction and words to describe location. But reach your hand out to brush back the intentionally overgrown bush at the foot of the sign. What you’ll reveal might surprise you. The last bullet on the sign, a calculated Easter egg for the curious or mistakenly confused, reads “Helipad.”
Food trucks have hitched themselves to the rise of metropolitanism. More and more, people are deciding they want to live in the city. Millennials have flocked downtown at record numbers and food trucks have enjoyed the ride.