Michael J. Montante

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Michael J. Montante

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Montante has 30 years’ experience in the real estate industry ranging from site selection and development to tenant negotiations and asset oversight. Mr. Montante’s responsibilities include managing the firm’s commercial office, industrial, retail, residential and hospitality development including acquisition, disposition and leasing of commercial real estate.

Mr. Montante recently led the team that developed The Delaware North Building, the award-winning 12-story, $117 million mixed-use facility anchored by Delaware North’s world headquarters in downtown Buffalo. The site had to be reclamated due to a large asbestos-tainted building and a certified brownfield from a former automotive operation before construction could begin.

Professional Affiliations

  • Board President – Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Board
  • Board Member – Buffalo Niagara Partnership
  • Board Member – Darwin Martin House
  • Member – Canisius College Board of Trustees
  • Business Advisory Council – Canisius College’s Richard J. Wehle School of Business
  • Chair – Office Development II Forum of NAIOP, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • Former President – Upstate New York Chapter of NAIOP

Career Highlights

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 parking garage of 200,000 sq. ft. with office and retail at street level

GEICO, Amherst, NY
Two operations centers totaling 343,368 sq. ft.

Catholic Health Administrative & Regional Training Center, Buffalo, NY
140,000 sq. ft six-story office and training facility

Avant, 200 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY
405,275 sq. ft. 16-story mixed-use, adaptive re-use project that includes an Embassy Suites hotel, Class A office and luxury residential condominiums

Citigroup Technology, Inc., Amherst, NY
263,000 sq. ft. two-building office complex

D’Youville College School of Arts, Science and Education, Buffalo, NY
85,198 sq. ft. education building

Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY
287,917 sq. ft. eight-story Class A office building

285 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY
116,818 sq. ft. five-story Class A office building


  • Columbia University, M.S., Real Estate Development
  • Canisius College, B.S., Business

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