Exterior of the historic Tri-Main Center office building fronting Main Street

Over 25 Years of Thinking Ahead

aerial view of office space on Main Street and Buffalo skyline

At Tri-Main Development, we’re always thinking differently and looking ahead to the future, and we take pride in our ability to see potential where others may not. Tri-Main Center is just one example.

In the early 1990s, our chairman, Elgin Wolfe and his partner, saw something special in the abandoned Trico Plant #2; so they took a chance and invested millions in bringing it back to life. Since then, Tri-Main Development has provided an extraordinary example of how a historic landmark can be adapted for re-use. In fact, Tri-Main Center has been at the forefront of the city’s resurgence, serving as a model for several other successful redevelopment projects in the Buffalo area.

Going forward, we’re continuing our tradition of cultivating unique, thriving urban business settings for many diverse, local companies. In fact, with the expansion of the Tri-Main campus to 45 Jewett Avenue, we have developed another inspired environment: 80,000-square-feet of mixed-use space directly next to Tri-Main Center.

Tri-Main Management

Matt Wolfe


As president of Tri-Main Development, Matt has steered the growth of the Tri-Main Center into a vibrant and diverse community. Matt joined Tri-Main Development in 2002 as General Manager to run day-to-day operations. His background is in real estate, advertising, and marketing – having worked in various high-level positions in Toronto and Phoenix. Matt and Tri-Main Development are committed to further revitalizing Buffalo and the entire Western New York region.

Wayne Purdon

Founding Partner

In addition to being a founding partner of Tri-Main Development, Wayne serves as Senior Vice President, responsible for the accounting and finance operations of the company. He has worked to grow the Tri-Main Center and surrounding community since 1990. Wayne’s extensive experience in real estate includes property and construction management and leasing in both Toronto and Buffalo. He is pleased with the contribution that Tri-Main Center has made to the City of Buffalo and each tenant.

Elgin Wolfe

Founding Partner

Tri-Main Center began with Elgin’s vision of repurposing the former Trico factory building in 1990. Always at the forefront of Buffalo’s progress, Elgin brought his experience in development and construction from Toronto to Buffalo, creating the diverse community that is the Tri-Main Center. Elgin has enjoyed the experience of more than 25 years as part of the resurgence of this area.

Tri-Main Management Team

Matt Wolfe


John Davies

Director of Building Operations, Chief Engineer

Harry Chomen

Senior Project Manager

Amanda Metzger

Accounting Manager

Anne Desrochers

Tenant Coordinator

Saira Wetzel


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2495 Main Street,
Buffalo, NY 14214




Move In

Want to call Tri-Main “home” for your company? Become a part of our bustling business community today.

Building Hours

Main entrance on Halbert Street open approximately
6:30 am to 7:00 pm Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturdays
Sundays and holidays all doors are locked

Our Mission

We have an unwavering commitment to the revitalization movement in Buffalo – and creating spaces that reflect the ingenuity and innovation of our community.

Events & Cool Stuff

At Tri-Main, we believe in creating space that reflects and fosters innovation and revitalization of our community. You should work someplace that makes you happy. That’s why we do more than offer distinctive office spaces. We offer plenty of networking, educational and social opportunities, too.

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