January Print

President's Report

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Welcome New Board of Director Members

Three BOMA members were elected to the 2019 BOMA Board of Directors; Jessica Boeckel, Sinatra and Company Real Estate; Stacey Fonagy, National Fuel Gas; and Christopher Colvin, Wendel Companies. The candidates will be installed and begin their 3-year term in January 2019.

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Calendar of Events

January 23, 2019 -  Monthly member meeting - Board Installation & HVAC Panel Discussion @ Salvatore's Italian Gardens

January 18-21 - BOMA International Winter Business Meeting, Miami, FL

February 20, 2019 - Monthly member meeting - Tour the Labatt's Headquarter and lunch at the Labatt Brewhouse

March 20, 2019 - Monthly member meeting - Save the Date

April 4 - 5, 2019 - BOMA Middle Atlantic Conference, New York City

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Welcome New Members

Gregory Gawrys, Best Self Behavioral Health of WNY

Leah Harter, Ellicott Development Co.

Katie Johnson, Rainbow International Restoration

Jeffery Kelley, DV Brown and Associates

Marie Mauro, Ellicott Development Co.

Diane O’Donnel, Ambius

Donald Pickens, Doritex Corporation

Sharon Polojac, Botanicus


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Message from the Executive Director - Jennifer Aiple



In 2019, BOMA Buffalo is encouraging building managers to participate in the Experience Exchange Report Survey that will open in mid January.  With your help, Buffalo building managers will have their own report that will be available in June 2019!


For nearly a century, BOMA's Office Experience Exchange Report (Office EER) has been the industry’s most trusted benchmarking resource for office buildings. In 2015 the database expanded to also include benchmarking information for industrial properties with the Industrial Experience Exchange Report (Industrial EER). Each of these interactive reports offers the most accurate and comprehensive income and expense data to help you evaluate and refine operational strategies, build better budgets, assess new markets and identify opportunities for cost savings that can drive a more profitable bottom line for your properties.

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Member Highlights

Uniland Development Promotes John Dieter and Derek Holler

John Dieter has been appointed Director of Property Management effective January 1, 2019. He succeeds Doug Engl, who recently retired following 32 years with Uniland Development Company. Uniland Property Management oversees all functions related to customer service and tenant relations in Buffalo and Rochester for Uniland tenants and third-party clients.

Derek Holler has been promoted to Senior Operations Manager at Uniland Development Company.

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Get to Know A BOMA Buffalo Member!

Diane O'Donnel, Sales & Design Consultant

What is your favorite thing about Buffalo?

The diverse architecture. I fell in love with this city in the early 90's and am proud to call it my home.

What is your favorite Buffalo restaurant?


What is one of your favorite quotes?

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different" Coco Chanel

What is your favorite thing about your career?

Traveling coast to coasat and the several trips to Europe for business.  The exposure to art, architecture, and contemporary design

If you could witness any event, past, present or future, what would it be?

Meeting Gertrude Stein along with the multitude of artists who visited her salon in Paris

What is your favorite form of exercise?



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Annual BOMA Award Winners

2018 BOMA Award Winners

BOMA Buffalo celebrated its annual BOMA Awards during a recognition luncheon and annual business meeting at the Lexus Club in KeyBank Center. Over 80 BOMA members and colleagues gathered to honor the outstanding performance of commercial real estate professionals and companies in 7 categories. 

The BOMA awards represent both the companies that help grow the Buffalo region by developing or renovating commercial buildings, creating jobs and servicing their tenants, and also the individuals who excel in their jobs and contribute to the success of their companies.

Douglas J. Engl, Director of Property Management, Uniland Development Company, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr. Engl has played a critical role with Uniland and its contributions to the resurgence in Buffalo. Since joining Uniland Development Company in 1986 as a Real Estate Administrator, he has advanced the property management field, mentored countless colleagues and advanced a culture of superior customer service and client relations.

As the Director of Property Management, Mr. Engl oversees a staff of more than 40 property managers, administrators and maintenance professionals that service over 400 tenants across nearly seven million square feet of office, industrial, retail and residential space. From the world-class mixed use facilities at The Delaware North Building to Amherst’s vast and diverse CrossPoint Business Park, Mr. Engl and his team help fuel the economic engines of the Buffalo Niagara area.

As Mr. Engl retired from Uniland in December 2018 after 32 years of distinguished service, he leaves the property management field with a rich legacy of personal integrity, professional development, operational excellence, and the magic of a great sense of humor.

Other award recipients include:

Project of the year: Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center at the Richardson Olmstead Campus

Distinguished Service Award (BOMA Member of the Year) - Christopher B. Colvin, EIT, Wendel Companies

Vendor of the Year: MJ Mechanical Services, Inc.

Building Services Employee of the Year – Mike Reynolds, TM Montante Development Company

Building Services Employee of the Year – Ileana Ortiz, Janitronics Facility Services Inc.

Adaptive Re-use Project of the Year – The Mentholatum, 1360 Niagara Street, Buffalo NY. By Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation, CJS Architects and Hayes Construction Services

Manufacturing Project of the Year - Pine Pharmaceuticals, 355 Riverwalk Parkway, North Tonawanda, NY. Developer: TM Montante Development Company


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Buffalo Building Reuse Loan Program

Buffalo Urban Development Corporation has loan funding available up to $750,000 for adaptive reuse and new construction projects in downtown Buffalo. Click here to view the guidelines and application.

Please note that the deadline for Quarter 1 proposals is Friday, March 29 at 4pm.  Please contact Brandye Merriweather at 716-856-6525, ext. 131 if you are interested in submitting a proposal.


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Community Events

Camp Good Days

18th Annual Camp Good Days Black Tie Gala

The black tie gala presents a night of Campalot fun to support Camp Good Days and Special Times on Saturday, April 6, 2019 starting at 5:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency. Tickets and sponsorships are available. Visit the Camp Good Days Gala website for more information!

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