Upstate New York

2019 Women in Building Services: Danita Otruba, Danita Otruba Architect

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? Without a doubt my most notable project is the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Headquarters in Garden City. I was the architect in charge as well as the interior planner/designer. Everything was demolished down to the steel and made new with an addition and the latest up to date systems…

TM Montante Development begins construction of 616 Niagara project

Niagara Falls, NY According to TM Montante Development, construction has started on its $5 million mixed-use development project – 616 Niagara – at the corner of 7th and Niagara Sts.

Empire Commercial completes build-out for Pediatric Urgent Care

Perinton, NY Empire Commercial Construction, a retail-specific division of regional general contractor Taylor-The Builders, recently completed construction of Pediatric Urgent Care of Rochester.

Cushman & Wakefield | Pyramid leases 11,849 s/f total and brokers seven sales

Cazenovia, NY According to Cushman & Wakefield | Pyramid Brokerage Co., (C&W|Pyramid) the firm has completed the following transactions, including the $1.65 million sale of 222 Teall Ave.

A message from the president of NYSCAR’s Upstate chapter - by Guy Blake

I am writing this as we prepare for the Board of Governors meeting on February 13th, 2019 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany. This meeting is scheduled in conjunction with…

Brown and Phelps of SWBR earn Code Enforcement Certification

Rochester, NY According to SWBR, architects Michael Brown, AIA, and David Phelps, AIA, are now certified code enforcement officers. 

Jacobson Properties and Cushman & Wakefield/Pyramid Brokerage collaborate for $18.9 million sale

Syracuse, NY Lisa Menin of Jacobson Properties and Leo Jones of Cushman & Wakefield/Pyramid Brokerage Co. (C&W/Pyramid), Binghamton, have completed the sale of Hill Medical Center. The sale price was $18.9 million.

Destiny USA concludes 2018 with increased tourism results

Syracuse, NY Destiny USA, one of the states’s largest shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations, visited by 26 million guests a...

Uniland Dev. and MDC select Gensler for Eastern Hills Mall redevelopment

Clarence, NY Uniland Development Co. and Mountain Development Corp. (MDC) have selected Gensler, a real estate planning and design firm, to provide master planning services for the redevelopment of the Eastern Hills Mall property on Transit Rd. 

Tirado of Largo Hospitality Finance Group secures financing for six hotels

Batavia, NY Lori Tirado, managing director of Largo Hospitality Finance Group, secured $17.4 million in hotel financing for six hotels in four states.