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A psychology practice that specializes in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders has relocated its growing office to Uniland Development Corp.'s Sheridan Meadows South campus. Primary Counseling Services, owned by clinical therapists Elizabeth Borenzweig and Kathy Maiorana, will begin seeing patients Thursday at its new location at 6225 Sheridan Drive in Amhe…

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A 15-month-old real estate brokerage firm started by a Miami transplant is growing so rapidly that it's opening a new office on Main Street that is eight times the size of its former suite. Own NY Real Estate, founded by Jody Desnoyers in November 2016, started with a small team but now has 12 agents, with three more slated to join in February. The firm, which completed…

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Construction and development are expected to continue at a frenetic pace in Buffalo in 2018, as attention shifts from the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to several major projects in downtown Buffalo and Elmwood Village, along with a host of smaller efforts in various parts of the city. Here’s a look at what’s coming this year: • One Seneca Tower: Washington developer…

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If at first you don’t succeed ... build. As the market for existing homes in Western New York continues to tighten, forcing bidders to duke it out with ever-higher offers, some prospective buyers have instead turned to new construction for their dream home. They’re choosing from a variety of homebuilders and opting for either model-home designs in pre-designated comm…

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Just how much will Buffalonians pay for an apartment? As the wave of renovations and building conversions continues, that’s the big question confronting developers and landlords. Almost every week, seemingly, a new project is proposed to either turn an aging facility into new residences or to build anew. Some are small, with only a handful of new apartments, but many…

Two former real estate agents at Nothnagle Realtors and then Howard Hanna Real Estate Services have spun off on their own to form an independent, women-owned brokerage firm. Beth Matthews and Nancy Reynolds this week launched Envision Real Estate as a new boutique firm, based in Orchard Park. That fulfills their longtime vision to start their own business, building off …

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Commercial real estate investors Nicholas and Dimitri Tzetzo have acquired a Tudor-style commercial mixed-use building in Lancaster from veteran bankruptcy attorney Peter Grubea, who will remain a tenant. Tzetzo Companies LLC, through Oakridge MFR Holdings LLC and RDNW LLC, partnered with Wayne Keller's WKP2 LLC to purchase the English Park Village property at 338 Harri…

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One of Buffalo's most popular pizza places may add a brewery to its operation. The owners of Santora's Pizza Pub & Grill bought a former Doodle Bugs daycare center at 7790 Transit Road, next door to one of the two existing locations for the restaurant. Acting through Santora's Phase II LLC, they paid $700,000 to Albert Bluemle's One Fusion LLC, which has owned it si…

A Cheektowaga-based debt-collections firm, whose principals include a longtime former banking executive, has acquired a mostly vacant office building in the Audubon Office Park in Amherst from Uniland Development Co. Daniel Mendez and other owners of Diverse Funding Associates paid $2.55 million last week to purchase the 25,332-square-foot building at 2351 North Forest …

A downstate human resources outsourcing firm with an office in Buffalo has relocated its Western New York Division office to Williamsville because it needed more space to accommodate its growth. The move by Alcott HR of Farmingdale, N.Y., to 1780 Wehrle Drive marks the second relocation in less than six years for the local office of the Farmingdale, N.Y.-based firm, whi…

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The brothers who own a pair of Olean-based contractors have acquired the former Orchard Park offices and training center for the local plumbers union, trading leased space for a building they now own. Mike and Dan DeRose paid $616,000 a week ago to buy the 16,700-square-foot building at 3651 California Drive from the United Association Plumbers & Steamfitters Local …

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Developer Rocco Termini, who has been working to transform an area of North Buffalo into a new commercial and residential zone, has acquired two more Black Rock properties on Chandler Street to add to his growing portfolio, after a previous plan for renovation fell through. Termini, through a pair of aptly named limited-liability companies, acquired 27 and 37 Chandler f…

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Western New York is on track for the second-best year on record for home sales, as prices and transaction volume continue to hit at or near their peaks. But the new federal tax reform legislation could put a damper on that in the future. With just a few weeks to go in the year, the level of home sales activity is already poised to surpass that of 2015, and in some ca…

Crisis Services, the nonprofit operator of the region's 24-hour emergency suicide-prevention hotline, has moved its offices to the Black Rock neighborhood, while selling its old building on Main Street to its new landlord. The agency, as of last month, is now ensconced in its new offices at 100 River Rock Drive, in a 51,000-square-foot building owned by Acquest Holdings…

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Acquest Development of Buffalo has sold a Grand Island property that houses the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters to a Chicago real estate management company for $11.4 million in one of the largest real estate deals on Grand Island. The Customs and Border Protection and Office of Homeland Security lease the building there. The sale of 201 Lang Blvd. to …