Property Development & Construction

From vacant land to fully managed construction projects, Uniland Development Company can help you find the right location and build for your organization. Uniland offers comprehensive property development & construction management services with the experience of having developed more than 16 million sq. ft. of commercial real estate in Buffalo & Rochester, NY, since 1974. Uniland has earned a "Reputation for Results" by delivering projects for our clients on time and on budget.

  • Property Development

    Property Development

    As a vertically integrated, full-service property developer, we have greater control over the quality and schedule of our real estate projects. We guide the client and their project through the full development cycle: from site acquisition, planning and design, regulatory approvals, financing and construction management to occupancy.

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    Uniland Construction

    Uniland Construction Corporation can provide Construction Management, General Contracting and Owner's Representative for just about any real estate project. The team has completed projects for some of Western New York's most successful businesses and reputable institutions since our founding in 1974.

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  • Vacant Land

    Vacant Land

    We offer over 400 acres of prime shovel-ready development sites across the Buffalo Niagara region to custom build a corporate office, warehouse, industrial facility or retail space that suits the long-term needs of your business. And if we don't own it, our team of site selectors can find a suitable location for you.

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Property Development & Construction Services

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    Property Development

    • Project Concept, Use and Programming
    • Market Research and Analysis
    • Highest/Best Use Analysis
    • Site Acquisition and Disposition
    • Financial Feasibility
    • Project Oversight
    • Consultant Selection
    • Community Outreach
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    Planning and Design

    • Site Planning
    • Regulatory Approvals
    • Architectural Design
    • Engineering
    • Space Planning
    • Interior Design
    • Team Coordination
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    Construction Management

    • Project Evaluation and Cost Estimation
    • Value Engineering
    • Delivery Method
    • Construction Technologies
    • Construction Management and Scheduling
    • Design-Build | General Contracting | Owner’s Representative
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    Capital Formation & Incentives

    • Equity Partnerships
    • Construction and Permanent Financing
    • Loan Administration
    • Incentive and Grant Procurement

Why Work with Uniland Construction?

In construction, there are no second chances so we get it right the first time. Our Buffalo based team at Uniland Construction includes architects, designers, engineers and construction managers. We collaborate and communicate with you throughout the process to deliver your project on time and on budget.

Uniland Construction can provide Construction Management, General Contracting or Owner’s Representative for just about any real estate project. We’re the construction firm that builds local landmarks, highly-rated hotels, inspirational places to worship, schools for the next generation, and workspaces to enjoy. Our comprehensive method of Design/Build integrates all aspects of planning, design, and construction into one cohesive team for a more efficient process that saves you time and money.

 

By using the latest Procore project management software, we closely monitor construction projects while keeping the customer informed at every stage.  Our team has completed projects for some of Western New York’s most successful businesses and reputable institutions, including GEICO, Catholic Health System, Columbus McKinnon, Canisius College, Delaware North, M&T Bank and D’Youville College.

  • Project Variety

    We're the construction firm that builds local landmarks, highly-rated hotels, inspirational places to worship, schools for the next generation, and workspaces to enjoy.

  • Efficient Process

    Our comprehensive method of Design/Build integrates all aspects of planning, design, and construction into one cohesive team for a more efficient process that saves you time and money.

  • Technology

    By using the latest Procore project management software, we closely monitor construction projects while keeping the customer informed at every stage.

How is Uniland a Leader in Sustainable Development?

Creating livable environments for work, play and recreation require commitment and consideration with every aspect of project management spanning design, construction and property management. At Uniland, sustainable development is a corporate responsibility that we have to our tenants, our environment, and ourselves. We accomplish this by achieving a high level of performance in energy and water efficiency, environmental construction, sustainable building operations, green building certifications, tenant engagement and community involvement.

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Uniland recognizes that every effort, large and small, is an important contribution to our shared environment. From concept to completion, elements of sustainable design are incorporated into every Uniland project. We actively pursue economic development programs, rebates, tax credits, and other opportunities that reduce tenant occupancy costs and utility expenses including ENERGY STAR, LEED certification and NYSERDA incentives.

Want to Learn About Commercial Property Development?

Check out our courses at Uniland University created by development professionals to help educate and provide insight on the commercial real estate development process, with a focus on the Buffalo and Western NY region.

Course 2: How Large Commercial Real Estate Companies Can Help Small Businesses.  Working with a large, experienced commercial real estate (CRE) developer that offers a full-service solution is worth considering. A commercial real estate partner should offer:

  •  the flexibility to suit your needs
  •  a team of experts to guide you
  •  experience, success, and reputation
  •  business relationships and community connections

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Course 8: Four Ways Design-Build is Better for Your Construction Project.  In today’s construction landscape, Design-Build is gaining recognition as a better way for clients to implement their building projects. By creating a unified team to execute the project, clients benefit in a variety of ways:

  • better focus –  one team to create a successful project from concept to completion
  • faster results – by integrating architectural planning and construction management
  • greater value – collaboration on the construction project uncovers efficiencies & best practices
  • more transparency – you have one person who will manage the whole project for you

Design-Build Process at The Delaware North Building, 250 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY

Watch this video to see a once a contaminated brownfield site in the Central Business District transformed into a world-class building containing a Westin hotel, Class A office space, retailers, restaurants, and an adjacent 600 car parking garage.

Course 9: What to Look for in a Property Development Partner.  A strong development partner will get you to the grand opening on-time and on budget.

  • You need a partner who understands the local real estate market
  • They should be able to identify eligible public-private partnerships, grants, and economic incentives
  • The ability to secure local zoning and building approvals, as well as positive community involvement
  • A property development company with an in-house team and a network of partners will help unify your project.
  • Track record for On-time Delivery – you need a property developer who will have the building or space ready for that critical deadline.
  • A property developer that also offers property management and asset management services can help control the cost, liability and requirements of operating a building for the long-term.

Buffalo Property Development

Course 10: Where to Locate a Business in Western NY.   To help you research the right location for your office, warehouse or retail store, Uniland created the first detailed Buffalo Niagara region demographic report. This free demographic analysis of the Buffalo area addresses key questions related to:

  • The population of Buffalo, NY, and Erie County,
  • Average incomes in Buffalo and Western New York,
  • The varying cost of Class A office space for rent,
  • Relevant Erie County tax maps, and more.

Course 12: Investing in Buffalo Opportunity Zones.  These federal tax incentives are designed to connect private investors to economically challenged communities by encouraging the long-term reinvestment of capital gains into struggling census tracks in need of an economic boost. Looking at the Opportunity Zone map, there are 514 Opportunity Zones in New York State, including 44 in Western New York and 18 in the City of Buffalo, meaning there are countless ways for businesses to take advantage of these incentives.

Uniland University Opportunity Zones

Course 13: What is Mixed Use Development?   Projects that blend residential, commercial and recreational uses.  A transformation is underway in downtown Buffalo, New York, and its suburbs creating demand for mixed use developments.

 According to the American Planning Association, mixed use development:

  • Allows for greater housing variety and density;
  • Encourages more compact development;
  • Strengthens neighborhood character and sense of place; and
  • Promotes pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly environments.

People from various demographic groups see the conveniences and advantages of a lifestyle that allows them to blend their living, work and leisure activities in a central locale. Uniland’s Eastern Hills Mall redevelopment project in Clarence, NY, will incorporate these principles into WNY’s first Town Center.

 Uniland Real Estate Development & Construction Projects

Avant Mixed-Use Building

Mixed-Use Development Projects

Avant, French for “Forward,” was Buffalo’s first mixed-use development in the Central Business District. A trailblazer in the city’s downtown renewal, it was boldly executed during the height of the Great Recession. The success of Avant has helped spur over $450 million of investment in its two-block radius, unleashing a new era of development across the Buffalo skyline.

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Award Winning Office Parks

Uniland has the largest portfolio of office parks in Western NY that are home to over 400 businesses in the Buffalo and Rochester, New York regions.

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College & Academic Development

The D’Youville College project involved the adaptive reuse and restoration of an existing three-story, 25,000-square-foot building, the reuse of the historic façade of its neighboring building, and construction of two new buildings. The new buildings have the vibe of a high-energy, collaborative environment for students, faculty and staff.

Chapel at Crosspoint Church

Religious & Non-Profit Development

The Chapel at CrossPoint is a 130,000-square-foot building designed to serve numerous ministries ranging from infants to seniors.  It includes a nursery, game room, classrooms, a theater, multipurpose gymnasium, bookstore, reception/banquet room, ministry offices, state-of-the-art media center, and an elegant, traditional 210-seat wedding chapel.  To accommodate growing ministries, the primary 2,000-seat sanctuary is expandable to 3,200 square feet.

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Warehouse & Industrial Development

  • Eastport Commerce Center – Lancaster, NY
  • Interstate Commerce Centre – Tonawanda, NY
  • Tonawanda Commerce Centre – Tonawanda, NY
  • Tonawanda Centre of Industry –  Tonawanda, NY
  • Walden Business Centre – Depew, NY

Uniland has a large portfolio of industrial properties spanning modern warehouse, industrial and flex office space across Western New York designed for manufacturing, distribution and warehouse operations. These buildings are commercial spaces designed with deep docks, grade level doors, wide roadways and are situated close to major highways, railways and transportation hubs for New York State, Canadian border crossings and beyond.

Hotel & Restaurant Development

Uniland is known for creating dynamic hotels and restaurants in the Buffalo, New York region. Samples of their work include the iconic Embassy Suites Buffalo hotel with an on-site restaurant.  The nation’s first Universally Designed hotel for an enhanced guest experience, the Hampton Inn Buffalo-Amherst at the Northtown Center sports complex, as well as Rachel’s Mediterranean Grill Buffalo Flagship within The Delaware North Building complex.

Donny Wright, Director of Operations
 

“Uniland was extremely accommodating and met all of our business needs. They showed follow-up, directness, flexibility and, simply, kindness.”

Donny Wright, Director of Operations

How can I help?

Kellena Kane
Director of Development

Phone: 716.834.5000 Ext. 555

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