Uniland Development Company strives to advance our clients and community with innovative solutions to address their needs. Two of the company’s recent projects have been recognized by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Buffalo at their annual awards celebration. BOMA International is a global organization representing the owners and managers of all commercial property types, including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space. The BOMA Awards honor individuals and companies who exemplify outstanding leadership, achievement, and professionalism in the real estate industry.
Uniland’s award-winning projects include:
HANSA workspace – Award winner for the Adaptive Reuse Project of the Year: In recent years, the nature of work has changed dramatically as more workers and organizations adapted to growing demand for diverse workspace and greater work/life integration. These trends were supercharged during COVID-19 as employees and employers reassess how and where business is conducted. HANSA workspace in downtown Buffalo is addressing this new paradigm with a homegrown approach. To bring HANSA from blueprint to bold reality, the team mapped a complete rehabilitation of a former industrial warehouse built in 1973 into a two-story, 32,000 SF hub of coworking and shared office space, event and meeting facilities, retail, and residential activity. HANSA is Buffalo’s first “Elevated Office Experience” and is powering a new era of productivity and collaboration with broad amenities that promote health, happiness and productivity. Fostering a new level of inclusion, HANSA is the first Universal Design-certified coworking and shared office space in the country. Innovative Solutions in Universal Design (isUD) is an emerging standard for socially responsible design. Learn more about HANSA workspace at: www.hansaworkspace.com.
Hampton Inn Buffalo-Amherst – Award winner as the Innovative Real Estate Development of the Year: The Northtown Center at Amherst is a leading venue for athletic tournaments and the town’s leading regional attraction. To better compete for events, the Town of Amherst sought a developer to create a hotel at the complex. Uniland’s 107-room Hampton Inn Buffalo-Amherst is a hospitality trailblazer as the first Universal Design hotel in North America and across Hilton’s global portfolio of more than 6,500 properties with over one million rooms in 119 countries and territories. The hotel welcome athletes and their families, corporate travelers, prospective students and alumni to the University at Buffalo, and Western New York tourists. The hotel features special amenities to serve sports teams including a large breakfast buffet, state of the art fitness center, and meeting/banquet facilities for up to 80 people.
Uniland is a proud sponsor of BOMA Buffalo and our staff has been involved in the organization for decades. Currently, Uniland Senior Property Manager Joseph Szabo serves on its board of directors and Uniland Property Manager is a past president of the chapter. Uniland’s former property management director, Doug Engl, was honored with their Lifetime Achievement Award prior to his retirement in 2018.