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CBRE Buffalo moves to Main Street

Commercial real estate brokerage CBRE-Buffalo has moved its offices to Main Street in downtown Buffalo, abandoning the space in the HealthNow New York headquarters building that it has held for several years.

The firm said last week it relocated from 3,000 square feet of space at 257 West Genesee St. to 5,700 square feet at 477 Main. That enables the growing firm to accommodate its expansion, while taking advantage of the revitalized activity on Main.

“We saw this move as a tremendous opportunity to get our firm directly involved with the revitalization of Main Street as a tenant,” Darby Fishkin, CBRE-Buffalo's CEO, said in a prepared statement announcing the move. "Between the Cars Sharing Main Street program and the many businesses who have invested in the neighborhood in recent years, we felt it was a great time to lease space on the 400 block."

CBRE's Buffalo team has been based out of the $110 million HealthNow building since it was constructed in 2007. The firm worked with the Buffalo-based health insurer in its own search for a new headquarters.

The move was driven by the timing and availability of the space, the layout, the room for growth and the location, said spokesman Daniel Nesselbush. All local CBRE brokers and staff are operating from the new location.

The new building is the former home of the Martin Group, a marketing and public relations firm that moved to a larger location in the former Levy, King & White building at 620 Main earlier this year. CBRE is leasing the space from Tod Martin.

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