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Episode 5: Expert Insights: The 201 Ellicott Project

On episode 5, we talk with members of The 201 Ellicott Project development team, Denise Juron-Borgese (Vice President of Development and Planning, Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation) and Stuart Green (Owner, Braymiller Market). The 201 Ellicott Project consists of 201 affordable housing apartments and a fresh food market in the heart of Downtown Buffalo. The project has received numerous accolades, including the Business First 2022 Golden Brick Award.


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Why Use A Third Party HOA Manager?

Homeowners associations (HOA) are an excellent tool used by a group of organized homeowners, typically in a large planned housing development, to help organize, inform, and enforce standards related to the presentation and upkeep of property within a development. Typically governed by a collection of volunteer residents from the neighborhood, the workload associated with various roles in the HOA can become overwhelming. Managing budgets, vendors and scheduling related to lawncare, snow removal, deck and roof repairs in combination with regular meetings, collection of dues and a myriad of additional tasks and you can quickly see why.

 


Episode 4: The Rise of Residential

On Episode 4 of Ciminelli Chats, "The Rise of Residential," we sit down with special guests from Ciminelli’s Residential Property Management Team to discuss the company's residential history, trends in the Buffalo market, and best practices for residential management. 


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Episode 3: EOS: A Focus on Success

In this episode, we take a deep dive into EOS with Ciminelli’s Vice President of Human Resources, Mariann Stiles.


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Episode 2: Reimagining the Office

On this episode, we chat with Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation’s Executive Vice President, Kyle Ciminelli, about changing tenant-landlord expectations and how the pandemic has impacted back to office life.


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Episode 1: Why Boston?

Recently, we sat down with Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation’s CEO, Paul Ciminelli, to discuss the company’s recent investment activity in Boston, Massachusetts.


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Minimize Maintenance & Repair with These 5 Tips

When it comes to managing retail properties, like convenience stores, service stations, etc., maintenance and repair can be overwhelming. With the help of these five tips, you can tackle maintenance and repair like a pro while minimizing the time, energy, and expenses that often accompany retail property management.


Why Hiring A Property Manager is the Right (and Smart) Choice

Owning property, whether it be residential or commercial, can be a rewarding experience. After purchasing real estate, you want to guarantee your properties are protected at all costs. This means providing proper care and maintenance to all properties, a tedious undertaking when assuming sole responsibility for property management activities. If you are struggling to maintain your real estate investment(s), it may be time to consider hiring an experienced property manager to handle your operational needs.


5 Benefits of Having an HOA Manager

Living in a community that is managed by a Homeowner Association (HOA) has an immense amount of benefits, including increase in property value, a rise in community engagement, well-maintained common areas, access to amenities, and architectural controls. Partnering with Ciminelli to manage your HOA brings a full range of experience to your community. As a full-service real estate firm, we bring a set of professionals that are knowledgeable in financial management and reporting, vendor procurement, management of operations and maintenance, preventive maintenance, and more. 


6 Considerations While Apartment Hunting

As we enter the peak of the busiest rental and moving period, the array of available apartment options can be overwhelming. Whether you’re an experienced renter, or this is your first time renting, finding the perfect apartment that fits both your lifestyle and budget can be a difficult task. There are an endless amount of questions to consider, such as do you prefer downtown or the suburbs? A cozy duplex or an apartment community? What are your “must have” factors? Parking? Maybe an abundance of natural light? 


Although these questions are all based on personal preference and we can’t answer them for you, we can guide you through some of the top considerations that should make it onto your checklist. 


Post-COVID-19: The Future of Office and Work

While we are still a long way from completely overcoming COVID-19, the release of effective vaccines has delivered a dose of optimism to many organizations and employees who are trying to plan for a world post-pandemic. Navigating the COVID-19 aftermath will not only be one of the biggest personal challenges many will have to face in their lifetime, but also one of the biggest business challenges in our history. 
 


The National Importance of Public Transportation to Commercial Real Estate

It seems intuitive that commercial real estate properties proximate to public transportation would be more sought after, and would, therefore, have higher property values and draw higher rental rates. While intuition is important in commercial real estate, facts must always support our thinking. So, let’s take a look at some of the data that confirms a longstanding rule of real estate development: location matters. This axiom is particularly true when it comes to locations and public transportation.


Looking Ahead

There is no blueprint to follow when it comes to handling the changes brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, there is only reliance on our previous experience, real time updates from our global network and confidence that we can be industry leaders in this time of crisis.


Managing Buildings and Building Relationships

When a commercial building is empty, it still needs to be thoughtfully managed and monitored. In recent weeks, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, many buildings that housed “non-essential” businesses have been temporarily vacated.


Expecting the Unexpected

At Ciminelli, our real estate professionals have come to expect the unexpected. This is increasingly true in real estate development.


Business as "UN" usual—24/7 service delivery provides the foundation during extraordinary situations

The COVID-19 crisis has certainly presented us all with challenges, both professional and personal.  At Ciminelli, our Facilities Management Service Team faces unique challenges every day.


Ciminelli Suburban vs. Urban Office Space

 

When selecting a location for a new office space, one of the most important considerations is whether to choose an urban or a suburban setting. Location matters to both your employees and your clients, so it's important to get this crucial aspect of your new office space right.

Here are five considerations when choosing a new office location

 


Investing in the Urban Core - Infrastructure

Every city wants to be recognized for its unique characteristics. Cities want visitors to be intrigued by what they have to offer, businesses to thrive in their surrounding environment, and residents to be proud to call it home. For all of this to happen, the infrastructure of cities – the structures and services that act as a basis for the economy and quality of life -must continue to grow and meet the demands of an increasing population.


The Benefits of Winning a TOBY Award

BOMA’s annual TOBY award is the most prestigious and comprehensive award of its kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing quality in commercial buildings and rewarding excellence in building management. During the competition, all facets of the building’s operations and management were thoroughly evaluated.


10 Questions to Ask On a Commercial Property Tour

Between the listing agent and your broker, you will have a wealth of readily available knowledge about the property’s history, condition, amenities, and location. This is what you should be asking to help you determine if the space you are touring is the best fit for your company: 


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