Kellena L.W. Kane

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Kellena L.W. Kane

Director of Development

As Director of Development, Kellena Kane orchestrates development, acquisition and disposition opportunities, as well as oversees the development process for the firm’s projects. Ms. Kane is also president and co-founder of HANSA, an innovative office and coworking space in downtown Buffalo affiliated with Uniland.

Since joining Uniland in 2007, Ms. Kane has played a critical role in Uniland’s prominent projects through pursuing new development opportunities and coordinating subsequent development phases, including preliminary due diligence, concept, feasibility, pre-development, design, construction and financing.  Prior to her work in the Development department she was senior loan analyst and portfolio manager for Uniland’s Capital Markets Group.


  • Board of Directors – Chippewa Alliance
  • Program Advisor and Former Adjunct Professor, M.S. in Real Estate Development Program, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning
  • Founding Member and Former Executive Co-Chair – Urban Land Institute’s Western New York Women’s Leadership Initiative
  • Founding Member & Former Executive Co-Chair – Urban Land Institute’s Western New York Young Leaders Group
  • Former Board of Trustees Member – The Community Music School
  • Former Director – The Kenan Center

Career Highlights

HANSA, 505 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY

32,000 sq. ft. two-story on-demand flexible workspace center with diverse work and event spaces, residential and retail.

The Delaware North Building, 250 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY

332,000 sq. ft. 12-story mixed-use project that includes the Delaware North Global Headquarters, The Westin Buffalo, Class A office space, and a six-level, 200,000 sq. ft. parking garage with office and retail at street level

Hampton Inn Buffalo-Amherst, 1601 Amherst Manor Drive, Amherst, NY

61,600 sq. ft. 107-room hotel is the first in the nation with isUD certification for Universal Design and provides on-site lodging and event space for the Northtown Center sports complex.

Honors & Achievements

  • 40 Under 40 Award, Buffalo Business First, 2017
  • ATHENA Young Professional Finalist, Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 2016
  • ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative Prologis Scholarship Winner, 2016
  • BN360 Spotlight Professional, Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 2012
  • Center of Professional Development Leadership Program, Canisius College, Class of 2012
  • Leadership Buffalo, Rising Leaders, Class of 2009


  • B.A., Economics and Philosophy, University of Rochester
  • M.S., Real Estate Development, Columbia University

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