Uniland Development Company is strengthening its Development department with the promotion of Mary Hazlett, NCIDQ, to Senior Architectural/Interior Designer, the promotion of Sean Flury to Senior Project Analyst and the hiring of Marc Wyzykowski as Real Estate Development Project Manager. The Development department is led by Director Kellena Kane, with its Planning & Design team led by Director Kevin Kirk.
Mary Hazlett, NCIDQ
In her expanded role, Ms. Hazlett will be responsible for overseeing all interior design decisions and recommendations pertaining to interior building improvements, common areas, and tenant fit-outs. She will continue to be responsible for project research, design development, space planning, conceptual design and proposal presentation. Ms. Hazlett will also be the senior lead on recording all technical aspects of projects, including design sketches and finish boards. In her new position, she will lead the daily management of the Interior Design team.
Since joining Uniland in 2007, Ms. Hazlett has played a key role in many of the company’s most prominent projects. Her notable work is reflected in HANSA, a flexible workspace and coworking center in downtown Buffalo; the Hampton Inn Buffalo-Amherst, the first hotel in North America and across Hilton’s global portfolio certified for Universal Design, an emerging inclusive design standard; the common area interior design of The Delaware North Building, the hospitality management and food service management company’s global headquarters on Delaware Avenue; the interior of D’Youville College’s School of Arts, Sciences and Education building in Buffalo’s Prospect Park neighborhood; the headquarters of the Visiting Nursing Association of WNY at Airborne Business Park in Cheektowaga; as well as the luxury condos at Avant, Buffalo’s first mixed-use development in the Central Business District; among many other office, academic, nonprofit, mixed-use and residential projects.
Ms. Hazlett has prominent industry certifications, including a Green Globes Professional (GGP) by the Green Building Initiative and National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) by the Council for Interior Design Qualification. She is also active in professional organizations as a member of the Sherwin Williams Design Advisory Board and the Global Workspace Association, as well as the Interior + Spaces Magazine Research Panel. Outside of the office, Ms. Hazlett is involved with Frank Lloyd Wright’s local architectural treasure the Darwin D. Martin House Complex, the Aquarium of Niagara, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eggertsville, and the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club. She was recognized by Buffalo Business First as a “40 Under 40” award winner in 2018 and earned her B.S. in Industrial/Interior Design from The Ohio State University.
In his new role, Mr. Flury will support the Development department by contributing to new business, on-going projects, department recurring tasks, and new efforts to further departmental efficiencies. He will act as a subject matter expert for quantitative analysis to support real estate development underwriting and deal analysis.
Since joining Uniland in 2016, he has conducted extensive analysis on the financial feasibility for a number of the company’s major projects, including HANSA, Buffalo’s first major coworking and flexible workspace center; the Hampton Inn Buffalo-Amherst at the Northtown Center; the emerging luxury residential community at Gates Circle and Lancaster Avenue in one of Buffalo’s most storied neighborhoods; as well as the acquisition of 20 acres at the corner of Elmwood and Hertel avenues in North Buffalo, a transformation for this strategic corridor beginning with anchor tenants People Inc. and Sonic Drive-In.
Mr. Flury is an active leader in the Western New York chapter of the Urban Land Institute, the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world. He currently is the chapter’s programming director and a member of the Management Committee. Earlier, Mr. Flury was executive chair of its Young Leaders Group and was its representative on the Management Committee. He has also been a volunteer for the UB Real Estate Development UrbanPlan, a local university program of the Urban Land Institute.
Mr. Flury is a 2019 graduate of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Business Leaders program. He has also participated in many of Uniland’s volunteer time off activates with organizations including FeedMore WNY for food distribution and the HOPE Project of Western New York, a non-profit organization helping struggling families, with its back-to-school drive. Mr. Flury is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning’s Master’s of Science program in Architecture and Real Estate Development and has a B.A. in Environmental Design from the University at Buffalo.
Mr. Wyzykowski joined Uniland in January 2021 as Real Estate Development Project Manager. In this role he will pursue new development opportunities, including preliminary due diligence and subsequent development activities including market analysis, financial analysis, development budgets, site, land and asset acquisition as well as government approvals, entitlements, and collaborating with construction, financing, marketing and other project participants. He will manage the development process for the company’s work in the Buffalo-Rochester corridor, ranging from office, industrial, and mixed-use to residential, academic, nonprofit and religious initiatives.
A Clarence native, Mr. Wyzykowski returns to Buffalo from Tacoma, Wash., where he was Director of Real Estate with Johnson Development Associates, Inc. Prior to Johnson, he worked for Watt Companies and AHT Architects, Inc in Santa Monica, CA. At AHT Architects he was a Job Captain/Project Architect. Mr. Wyzykowski holds a Master’s of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.