Construction & Property Development

From vacant land to fully managed construction projects, Uniland Development Company can help you find the right location and building for your organization. Discover how 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, Uniland has greater control over the quality and schedule of our real estate projects. Since our founding in 1974, the Uniland team has completed projects across Western New York for some of the regions most successful businesses and reputable institutions.

Uniland Construction

See Our Work

The building you work from should be as unique as your company. Whether you’re looking for a 3,000 SF custom office, a 50,000 SF build-to-suit, or a 200,000+ SF industrial space, you can be confident that Uniland has the experience and expertise to deliver a space that fits your company’s needs and budget.

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.

Property Development & Construction Services

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.

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

Planning and Design:

Site Planning

Regulatory Approvals

Architectural Design


Space Planning

Interior Design

Team Coordination

Construction Management:

Project Evaluation and Cost Estimation

Value Engineering

Delivery Method

Construction Technologies

Construction Management and Scheduling

Design-Build, General Contracting, Owner’s Representative

Capital Formation & Incentives:

Equity Partnerships

Construction and Permanent Financing

Loan Administration

Incentive and Grant Procurement

Hotel Development Amherst, NY

Uniland Construction Services

In construction, there are no second chances. Each project must be done 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.


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

Sustainable Development

Creating livable environments for work, play, and recreation requires 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.

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.

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

Learn more about How Large Commercial Real Estate Companies Can Help Small Businesses

Four Ways Design-Build is Better for Your Construction Project

In today’s construction landscape, Design-Build is gaining recognition as a superior method for clients to implement their building projects. Unlike traditional methods like Design-Bid-Build (DBB) and Construction Manager as Agent (CMA), Design-Build offers several distinct advantages by creating a unified team to execute the project.

Better Focus

Design-Build brings architects, engineers, and construction managers together as one team, ensuring a cohesive project from start to finish. This unified approach minimizes disruptions and integrates best practices from all team members.


Faster Results

By integrating architectural planning and construction management, Design-Build eliminates the need for separate design and bid phases. This streamlined process results in significantly faster project completion compared to traditional methods.

Greater Value

Collaboration within the Design-Build team uncovers efficiencies and cost-saving opportunities, such as optimized schedules and more affordable materials. This approach generally leads to lower overall project costs.


More Transparency

With Design-Build, you have a single project manager overseeing the entire process, ensuring clear communication and accountability. Digital tools provide real-time updates on project status, expenses, and progress, enhancing transparency.

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.

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 partnershipsgrants, 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.

Learn more about What to Look for in a Property Development Partner

Where to Locate a Business in Western NY

To help you research the right location for your officewarehouse 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.

Learn more about Where to Locate a Business in Western NY

Uniland University Opportunity Zones

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.

Learn more about Investing in Buffalo Opportunity Zones

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.

Learn more about Mixed-Use Development?

Previous Project Case Studies:

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


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