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Formed in 1997, Plaza Group is locally owned and operated in Buffalo, New York, consisting of a real estate portfolio that is as diverse as it is desirable. With beginnings in the retail industry, Plaza Group understands the needs of many of its customers like few others do. Rooted in Western New York since the late 1970’s, Plaza Group has amassed its real estate holdings and knowledge of the area in its effort to help businesses continue to succeed, working with local as well as national tenants. In 2000, Plaza Group opened the doors to its first Plaza Suites building, offering fully furnished office space to the entrepreneur looking for an all inclusive business environment to start or build their business with low overhead. Today, the successful Plaza Suites concept is comprised of four buildings in the city of Buffalo with plans for future locations throughout Western New York. Plaza Group continues to search for opportunities that will mutually benefit them as well as their business partners.
Western New York is an area of the United States that is comprised of a rich, historic background. Many of its buildings were built at the turn of the 20th century and before. The architecture throughout the area is nothing less than extraordinary with many of the buildings having been designed by world famous architects like E.B. Green and Frank Lloyd Wright. Plaza Group continues to search for opportunities that will enable them to turn underused structures into modern day business facilities while keeping its history intact. Some of these structures remain an important artifact to Buffalo’s past. By enhancing a building’s physical structure and maintaining its place within the city’s vast and deep heritage, the effort is all the more worthwhile for Plaza Group, its tenants and the Western New York community.
Plaza Group is extremely proud of many of its makeovers through the years. Through research and hard work, Plaza Group has turned many of their properties from the decrepit to the sublime, all the while retaining much of the essence the original architect intended. Some of these accomplishments are:
Construction was finished in 1912 for Willis O. Chapin’s mansion on Delaware Ave. The building was used as a personal home until 1937 when it began its journey with several owners and business entities. Through the years the mansion lost some of its identity, but it was brought back by Plaza Group upon its purchase in 2000. Today, as a Plaza Suites, the building houses many professionals from Attorneys to Web Designers who enjoy its grandeur and elegance as it once was years ago.
This 1886 Delaware Ave. home along Buffalo’s famed “Millionaire’s Row” was once home to Philip Becker, a two term Buffalo Mayor in the 19th century. Like the Chapin mansion, the Becker Mansion lost most of its luster and pride through the years and was owned and used by several businesses. Purchased in 2002, Plaza Group once again put forth its dedication to restore one of Buffalo’s magnificent treasures and it, like the Chapin Mansion, has become a Plaza Suites, offering fully furnished, Class “A” offices for the professional.
Once owned by Dr. R.V. Pierce, a world renown 19th century doctor who owned a drug manufacturing and dispensing plant delivering pills world wide, this property was in shambles before being purchased by Plaza Group in 2006. Years of neglect took its toll. With the desire for loft style apartments growing momentum in downtown Buffalo, Plaza Group decided to get into the game. Working closely with architects, they were able to transform a neglected part of Buffalo’s history into a building that houses four of the city’s most luxurious loft style apartments as well as five first class commercial spaces.
Plaza Group intends on carrying on their newly formed tradition as a standard-setting real estate company creating long lasting business relationships and helping businesses grow to their potential and beyond.