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Some recent notable real estate deals in the Buffalo Niagara region

1—LOCATION: 2240 Southwestern Blvd.,
Orchard Park
PRICE: $4.1 million
BUYER: Orchard Park Central School District
SELLER: Young Development Co., through WKJ Young Group Inc.
PLANNED USE: School district will renovate property to serve as its bus transportation facility and district office. Will renovate 6,000-square-foot office building and add 4,000 square feet of space. Will replace existing facilities at multiple locations, but district will not develop four acre "panhandle" portion. Property features 15 acres of land, with access to Southwestern Boulevard and Angle Road. Includes two office buildings, two garage facilities and storage building, as well as aboveground truck fueling area, paved and gravel surfaces, storm water management area, underground septic system and vacant land. Has previously operated as home to Seasonal Lawncare, a regional landscaping service.

2—LOCATION: 3200 North America Drive, West Seneca, above.
PRICE: $900,000
BUYER: Sonwil Distribution Center
SELLER: North American Terminals, through NATMI National Truck Terminals II LLC
PLANNED USE: Former 15,240-square-foot FedEx Truck Terminal, with 33 doors, 3,000 square feet of office space and 10,200 square feet of dock space, on 13.82 acres, close to Aurora Expressway. Seller is real estate investment and management firm specializing in freight transportation industry. Property will be used for expansion of Sonwil's existing operations, with storage for more than 150 truck trailers in secured and monitored yard. Sonwil will also use some of terminal space, while leasing remainder out. Facilities are also expandable, since five acres are undeveloped. Property is located directly across street from Sonwil's 4900 North America Drive facility, with 254,000 square feet. "Sonwil is very excited about this new acquisition as this is a continuation of Sonwil's efforts to provide cost effective logistical services for our customers," said President and CEO Peter G. Wilson. "This is very efficient and will reduce fuel consumption and customers freight expense."

3—LOCATION: 305 Main St., East Aurora
PRICE: $335,000
BUYER: Steinhaus & Flaherty LLC
SELLER: Aurora Main LLC
PLANNED USE: Uncertain. Consists of 2,816-square-foot, renovated two-story Victorian home, built in 1875 and converted to medical office building for Surgical Associates. Has six exam rooms, office, second-floor bath with 25 jet showers and lockers. Formerly Beauty Quest Medispa day spa. Sits on 0.39 acres.

4—LOCATION: 87 Sawyer Ave., Tonawanda
PRICE: $303,000
BUYER: Goetz Energy Corp.
SELLER: Crossett Inc.
PLANNED USE: Likely petroleum fuel products storage and distribution. Single-story industrial warehouse, built in 1930. Goetz, headquartered across the street at 78 Sawyer, markets diesel, fuel oils, gasoline and other petroleum fuel products. Founded in 1929, company offers gas and residual fuel oil for utilities, railroads, transportation firms, retail and industry, and represents major refineries and producers. Based in Warren, Pa., Crossett is bulk transporter of petroleum products. Operates fleet of 191 trailers. In November, Crossett bought the former Penske truck terminal at 155 Woodward Ave. West in Tonawanda.

5—LOCATION: 5 Grenway Alley, Buffalo
PRICE: $250,000
BUYER: Jessica M. Rodriguez, through Pines Homes & Pools LLC
SELLER: Robert Marcus and Lee Singer
PLANNED USE: Investment. Property houses two-story, 8-unit apartment building, constructed in 1910.

6—LOCATION: 1380 Delaware Ave., Buffalo
PRICE: $250,000
BUYER: Kevin and Jodi Osinski
SELLER: Gerard F. Forton
PLANNED USE: Uncertain. Property near Chapin Parkway and Gates Circle houses 4,400-square foot home and office, built in 1970. Includes 3,300-square-foot home and 1,100 square feet of office space. Former home of Protech Child Inc.

7—LOCATION: 660-710 Ohio St. Buffalo
PRICE: $175,000
BUYER: Apollo Services Inc.
SELLER: Henkel Corp.
PLANNED USE: Uncertain. Seller is German conglomerate that makes industrial adhesives, laundry and home care goods, cosmetics and toiletries. Operates 39 plants in United States and employs 6,400 in North America. Plant at 710 Ohio was built in 1924 by Pierce & Stevens, and later operated as Sovereign Specialty Chemicals until Henkel bought it in 2004. Plant employed 105 but was closed after work was transferred elsewhere. Buyer is registered to the same address in Niagara Falls as TAMCeramicsGroup, which is a leading maker of Zircon, Zirconia and Titanate ceramic powders for use by companies in the refractory, chemical, automotive and electronics industries.

8—LOCATION: 423 Forest Ave., Buffalo
PRICE: $160,000
BUYER: Terence Chin
SELLER: Ciena Capital LLC (formerly Business Loan Express LLC),
through BLX Capital Real Estate LLC
PLANNED USE: Investment. Property has three-story, 5,338-squarefoot, six-unit apartment building, constructed in 1910.

9—LOCATION: 5770 Seneca St., Elma
PRICE: $160,000
BUYER: Kevin J. and Debra A. Kerl, through Redwood Circle LLC
SELLER: Ron Kimmel, through JTS Properties LLC
PLANNED USE: Relocation of collision shop. Seller is owner of Aurora Plumbing & Excavation Co., located at 5800 Seneca. Buyers own Schmidt's Auto and Glass at 4800 Broadway in Depew, at Transit Road, but their 20-year lease and license for the name expires in two years. Under a non-compete agreement, they are moving the business 5.1 miles away, with the same employees, and will open CarMasters Collision and Glass sometime next year in Elma. They are going through planning board process now and hope to break ground in spring.

10 - LOCATION: 2228 Main St., Buffalo
PRICE: $133,500
BUYER: Justin J. Seidel II
SELLER:Medaille College
PLANNED USE: Investment. Property has 4,237-square-foot twostory brick double on 0.2 acres, built in 1940, with three-car garage and finished basement and attic.

11 - LOCATION: 3807 South Park Ave., Blasdell
PRICE: $120,000
BUYER:Michael Lanighan
SELLER: Russell T. and Carol H. Clothier
PLANNED USE: Uncertain. Two-story industrial warehouse, built in 1920.

—Compiled by News Business Reporter Jonathan D. Epstein

Source: Erie and Niagara county clerks' offices, buyers, sellers and other records