By Jim Fink
An expansion plan by Lawley Insurance is prompting RealtyUSA to relocate its commercial real estate division in Buffalo.
Next month, RealtyUSA’s commercial division will be moving from its longtime home in the Pleu Building at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Tupper Street to literally just across the street to another building at 344 Delaware Ave. Both buildings are owned by Ellicott Development Co.
RealtyUSA had been a tenant in the Pleu Building for the past 20 years, leasing 3,500-square-feet in what had been, at one time, the home of the Par Avion store.
In its new space, RealtyUSA will be leasing approximately the same amount of square feet but on the second floor of the 344 Delaware Avenue Building, said Tim Hourihan, RealtyUSA commercial division manager.
“We always found Ellicott to be a very good landlord,” Hourihan said. “This whole move has been very seamless.”
The RealtyUSA office has 15 commercial agents and brokers.
Once RealtyUSA moves, Lawley Insurance will occupy all of the first and second floors of the Pleu Building.