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NAIOP Chapter News: July 2020
While the world has changed, the NAIOP Upstate New York Chapter has continued to meet monthly, advocate on issues important to our industry locally and provide engaging and informative content, both through NAIOP Corporate's leadership, and delivered directly through the Chapter. We want to thank those who participated in our Zoom call on the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) in July, with a special nod to experts Christofer Fattey of Hodgson Russ and Marc Valerio from The Bonadio Group.
The next local chapter event is a welcome Chapter tradition ... The Rowley Report ... While in-person events are the preferred meeting type for our Chapter, the virtual event allows those who are geographically distant from Mr. Rowley's Rochester base to have easier access to this terrific and informative event.
We look forward to seeing you virtually on August 18 at 9 and thank Joe Rowley of SVN PERFORMANCE REALTY ADVISORS in advance for sharing his expertise.
Calendar of Events
The Rowley Report will return to NAIOP Upstate New York Chapter on August 18 at 9am as has been an annual tradition. This years report will be in a different format than before, yet will continue to be filled with informative content on the Western New York commercial real estate marketplace, interesting narrative, and more. All are welcome. Please register here so we know you will join us!
ABOUT MR. ROWLEY
Mr. Rowley serves as Managing Broker for SVN | Realty Performance Advisors Inc., with a focus on the sale of investment properties along with landlord and tenant representation in the Greater Rochester and Western New York area. Joe has completed over $250 Million of transactions in brokerage, and in addition, managed $125 Million in leases over four years as Director of Leasing and Marketing for a Rochester based developer.
Starting in commercial real estate brokerage in 1985 with Pyramid Brokerage Company of Rochester, Rowley has gained an extensive knowledge of the local market completing transactions for owners of apartment complexes, shopping centers, office buildings and flex parks throughout western New York. Clients also included office, industrial and retail tenants, resolving space requirements for these businesses.
Joe worked with the Rochester office of CBRE from 2001 to 2012, providing brokerage services to clients including: Xerox, The State Insurance Fund, Owens Illinois, Frito Lay, Danisco/Genencor, Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group, US Food Services.
Joe joined Buckingham Properties in 2012 as director of leasing and marketing. Buckingham is the largest commercial developer in the Rochester market, with over 10 Million square feet in the portfolio. Rowley was responsible for management of four in-house leasing agents, coordinating lease renewals, expansions/contractions, renovations etc. Additional responsibilities included identifying potential acquisitions for the company, and identifying new tenants to lease up vacancies.
In April 2016, Rowley was appointed the Managing Broker for the new Rochester franchise for SVN (formerly Sperry Van Ness). Rowley is focused on client satisfaction through clear and frequent communication, acting immediately to resolve issues and advance the transaction to achieve the desired result. Over the last 18 months, Joe and the team at SVN | Realty Performance Advisors have generated over $50MM is sales and leasing.
You can email questions in advance to [email protected].
In July, NAIOP Upstate submitted a letter in opposition to amendments, as proposed, to the City of Buffalo preservation ordinance. The law, if passed, would trigger automatic demolition moratoriums on any building petitioned for landmark status, regardless of merit. This would increase the instability of the development process, causing schedules and costs in increase for projects. The ordinance continues to be reviewed for amendment, NAIOP will stay close to the issue. For more information, contact Dan Leonard, NAIOP Advocacy Chair at [email protected].