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Next Generation: Tom Fox, Ellicott Development's director of development

Buffalo's real estate and development community has been led by some highly visible people for many years, if not decades, but many less-familiar figures are stepping into that spotlight. In some cases, they’re already doing their own projects to put their imprint on the community. Others remain in executive positions supporting their mentors but are making an impact and quickly becoming the face of the newest real estate and development projects. Here is a look at one such person; click here to see more.

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Tom Fox is director of development for Carl and William Paladino’s Ellicott Development Co., one of the biggest and most active real estate firms in Western New York.

The Lancaster native joined the company in October 2004, right out of college, after interviewing Carl Paladino for his college thesis at the University at Buffalo.

Today, he is often the point person at Planning Board and other municipal meetings, and in discussions with various constituencies, as the firm works to gain both public-sector and community support for its many development projects.

“I’ve certainly enjoyed the timing of my career path, with everything that’s been happening in the City of Buffalo,” Fox said. “It’s rewarding work to be able to be a part of the entire process, to bring a project through from start to finish.”

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