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Uniland Opens Hampton Inn Buffalo-Amherst,
North America’s First Universal Design Hotel

A New Standard for Sports Tourism and Hospitality in Buffalo Niagara Uniland Development Company opened its new $14.4 million, 107-room Hampton by Hilton hotel, the first in North America certified in Universal Design. The Hampton Inn Buffalo-Amherst at The Northtown Center athletic complex is isUD certified in Universal Design, an emerging standard for socially responsible design. Uniland and the University…

Michael J. Montante Named Uniland CEO
Carl J. Montante Assumes the Role of Executive Chairman

Uniland Development Company announced today that Michael J. Montante will succeed his father, Carl J. Montante, as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Carl, who founded the company in 1974, remains Executive Chairman of the family-run privately held firm. Michael, age 51, has worked in various capacities at Uniland for 30 years, most recently as its Vice President of Development. Some…

Luxury Residences Hit the Market Near Gates Circle in Buffalo

Uniland's patience at Gates Circle site to pay off with home prices from $850,000 to $1.5MM. Uniland Development Company has started construction and is taking deposits on 12 upscale residences priced from $850,000 to $1.5 million in one of the City of Buffalo’s most in-demand neighborhoods, the intersection of Delaware District and Elmwood Village near the historic Gates Circle at…

Supporting Our Clients Amidst COVID-19

The health and safety of our customers, partners, and employees is of the utmost importance. During the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, the County Health Department, the Building Operators & Managers Association, and the Institute of Real Estate Management to provide a safe working environment for our tenants. Uniland and our…

Uniland Leaders Lauded in Business First Power 250

Buffalo is led by influential and powerful leaders who are advancing the region and strengthening our community. For the eight consecutive year, Carl J. Montante, Uniland President and Managing Director, and his son, Vice President Michael J. Montante, were named to Buffalo Business First’s Power 250 – a list of Western New York’s most influential people in 2020. Carl was…

Uniland’s Visiting Nursing Association Headquarters Lauded at NAIOP Awards

Uniland Development Company takes pride in working with clients to deliver real estate solutions that help them thrive. A recent example is the Visiting Nursing Association of WNY’s new Erie County Headquarters. The facility won for Best New Construction – Office at the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Upstate New York Chapter Awards Dinner. Geared for Growth The…

Uniland Highlights Shift in Buffalo Workspaces

The office environment in Buffalo is evolving and Uniland is helping businesses adjust to the changes. Driven by a war for talent and changing work-life integration preferences, companies and employees are seeking new workspace environments. This shift from private offices and cube farms to more open and collaborative workspaces is a highlight of The Buffalo News’ Prospectus 2020. An article…

Laura Zaepfel Reappointed Amherst Chamber Board Chair

Uniland Vice President of Corporate Relations Laura A. Zaepfel, has been installed as Chair of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the second consecutive year. As Board Chair, Ms. Zaepfel works with the Chamber’s leadership, membership, investors, staff and community partners to further its mission of nurturing a strong economic base, maintaining a high quality of life…

Uniland Property Management Expands Industry Leadership at BOMA, IREM

Two members of the Uniland Property Management team recently expanded their roles within the industry. Senior Property Manager Joseph Szabo has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Greater Buffalo. BOMA is a global organization representing the owners and managers of all commercial property types, including nearly 10.5 billion square feet…

Uniland Projects Among 2020 Developments to Watch

Three of Uniland’s developments have been highlighted by Buffalo media as among the major business and development projects underway in 2020: HANSA, an innovative shared office and coworking space in downtown Buffalo, will provide a flexible and on-demand workspace solution for the local business community when it opens in the summer of 2020. HANSA (pronounced hähn-sä) is Latin for “guild,”…

Uniland’s Hotel Profiled as Leader in Emerging Universal Design Trend

Uniland’s current hospitality project is part of an emerging Universal Design trend that is spreading from Buffalo to the broader development marketplace. Buffalo Business First highlighted Uniland and the University at Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, the creator of the new isUD certification. Universal Design is a standard for socially responsible design with attention to usability, wellness…

Uniland Announces Executive Promotions for Development and Planning & Design Departments

Uniland Development Company has announced the promotion of Kellena Kane to Director of Development and Kevin Kirk to Director of Planning and Design. Ms. Kane will orchestrate development, acquisition and disposition opportunities, as well as oversee the development process for the firm’s projects. Ms. Kane is also president and co-founder of HANSA, an on-demand office and coworking space under construction…

Uniland Unveils Eastern Hills Town Center Master Plan

Uniland Development Company and Mountain Development Corporation reached a milestone in their ambitious redevelopment plan for the 100 acres that are currently home to the Eastern Hills Mall on Transit Road in Clarence. The co-developers, along with architectural design firm Gensler, released the master plan concept for the new Town Center to mall merchants and the public. The vision is…

Uniland Will No Longer Pursue Wonder Falls Resort Project

Amherst, NY (December 6, 2019) -- Uniland Development Company today announced that it will no longer pursue the Wonder Falls Resort development at the former Rainbow Centre Mall in Niagara Falls, New York, after determining that the project is not economically feasible due to circumstances beyond its control. “It’s project economics,” said Uniland Vice President Michael Montante. “We pushed through…
Jill Pawlik, Senior Marketing Manager at Uniland Development Company

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