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A Tonawanda trucking and logistics company has expanded with significant additional space in Grand Island. Productive Transportation, based at 530 Grand Island Blvd., leased an additional 27,000 square feet of warehouse space at 331 Lang Blvd. on Grand Island. That will give it an opportunity to grow "in a market that has limited warehouse space available to lease," acc…

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The New York State Commercial Association of Realtors honored four brokers for the largest deals and overall volume last year, while touting the achievements of Howard and Leslie Zemsky  for their work in Larkinville. The real estate trade group cited Vito Picone and Michelle DeBargalis, both of McGuire Development Co., for the largest broker-assisted sale and largest b…

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Office space is getting harder to find across Buffalo Niagara, while vacant industrial sites are in even shorter supply. But the wave of department store closings has left plenty of retail space empty. Those are the main findings of an annual survey of the Buffalo Niagara commercial real estate market by real estate broker CBRE Buffalo. The report said increased leas…

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A Middleport businessman has acquired a vacant industrial complex in the Orleans County Village of Medina, with plans to redevelop the facility and lease it to new manufacturing or commercial tenants. Kyle Brent, through B360 Holdings, purchased the 33.85-acre Bernzomatic plant at 1 Bernzomatic Drive from a subsidiary of Newell Brands, the maker of Rubbermaid products. …

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Quentin Fogan loves to come home to Western New York. The son of two Niagara Falls educators, Fogan and his family now live in North Carolina, but whenever they visit here, they try to hang out at Canalside, catch a hockey game, or just spend time with friends around downtown Buffalo or the Elmwood Village. But Fogan, 36, sees more than just the activities that are h…

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Absolut Care Facilities Management, the East Aurora-based operator of 11 nursing homes, is  selling four of its properties in four counties to a fast-growing downstate senior care management firm for $20.15 million. Personal Healthcare LLC, based in Tarrytown, N.Y., is acquiring the Absolut Care nursing homes in Eden, Dunkirk, Salamanca and Houghton, with a total of 300…

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A Town of Tonawanda-based survey research firm has sold its Sheridan Drive building to Buffalo Dental Group. ARG SurveyService, a firm owned by Susan R. Adelman, sold its single-story office building for $625,000. The building was marketed for sale by Hanna Commercial Real Estate for $649,000. Located at 1909-1911 Sheridan, the 8,563-square-foot facility was construc…

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Amazon.com's lease for a Lancaster warehouse last year was the largest such contract handled by brokers in Western New York last year. The Seattle-based online retailer signed a long-term lease for the 500,000-square-foot facility at 4201 Walden Ave., valued at $20.34 million. The company maintains a "sortation" center at that location, its second such fulfillment opera…

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Commercial real estate sales are strong in Western New York for industrial properties and multifamily buildings, as a scarcity factor and attractive returns continue to drive demand and rising prices locally. Brokers say that the supply of available manufacturing facilities or warehouses isn’t remotely keeping up with the demand, while the market for Class A office spac…