Over 25 Years of Thinking Ahead
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.
PresidentAs 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 and are committed to further revitalizing Buffalo and the entire Western New York region.
Senior Vice President & Founding PartnerIn 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.
Chairman & Founding PartnerTri-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.
Harry J. Chomen
Senior Project ManagerHarry coordinates and develops plans for new and existing tenants in order to renovate, expand and create their new space in our community. He sometimes “fits square pegs into round holes” and often learns from their creativity, teaching him to be more thrifty.
Background & Experience: Harry has 25 years experience in Commercial Architecture & Project Management and four years in Retail Architecture/Design and Fixture Design.
Property ManagerChantel is responsible for leasing and managing Tri-Main Center. Her responsibilities include maintaining tenant relations, building appearance, and lease acquisitions
Background & Experience: Chantel is a seasoned real estate professional with over 15 years of experience in residential, senior housing, commercial, medical, industrial and retail sales, leasing and property management. She started her property management career with Calamar Management Group, where she was the Commercial Property Manager and Leasing Executive of their commercial portfolio, containing approximately 400,000 square feet of commercial properties. She has worked for Sinatra & Company Real Estate and SCRE’s northtowns commercial properties prior to her role as a Property Manager for Tri-Main Development LLC.
Chief Engineer and Maintenance ManagerJohn leads the team that keeps Tri-Main Center and 45 Jewett humming. John has been at Tri-Main for 23 years and has loved almost every minute of it. He is responsible for so many things, they can’t all be listed here.
Andrea "Ande" Fisher
Office ManagerAs Tri-Main’s Office Manager, Ande is responsible for all office procedures including in-house financials, HR and minor IT issues. Andrea says Tri-Main is a wonderfully unique place to work, not only because of its history but the diversity of culture that each tenant brings with them. She shares a common vision for quality and service.
Background & Experience:
Escaping the Florida heat, Andrea, her husband, and their youngest daughter, moved to Buffalo in 2013 and loves, loves, loves Buffalo. Over the past 22 years, Andrea has held various positions as a Bookkeeper, Executive Assistant, Office Manager, and Director of Operations. She co-owned and managed a small IT corporation in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is currently attending WGU to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and currently is a Notary within the state of New York.
Project AdministratorMarilyn is responsible for emergency preparedness, property acquisition, tenant information and Tri-Main Development participation with People’s Park, JERS urban farm and other community groups in this area.
Background & Experience:
Marilyn holds degrees in urban planning and sculpture. She has worked with various community organizations in programming as an Executive Director and as a volunteer. She is enthusiastic and optimistic about the resurgence in Buffalo, especially the east side, and supports innovative growth throughout that community.
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