10/9 Radio Show: Robert Gioia

Your host, Peter Hunt welcomes Robert Gioia, president of the John R. Oishei Foundation.

Together, Peter and Robert discuss John R. Oishei and the foundation and what it does for the Buffalo community. 

Cornerstone Lofts Now Available for Purchase

The reimagined Bethlehem Church is now home to 12 unique units

Combining historic architecture and modern design, Buffalo’s newest high-end city condominium project – Cornerstone Lofts – is pleased to announce that the new lofts are now available for purchase.

Built in 1909, Bethlehem Church was the cornerstone of its community. Over a century later, the legacy of this landmark has been restored and brought to new life as Cornerstone Lofts. Lofts are ready for viewing, with an open house being held on Saturday, October 9, 9am-12pm.

Nestled in a close-knit residential community in the heart of Buffalo at 340 Bird Avenue, the development offers a variety of spacious, open floor plans beaming with natural light and featuring original exposed brick, custom designed cabinetry, luxurious finishes, full appliance packages, and private parking.

“Neighboring Buffalo State, and just steps from the art galleries, restaurants, and shopping of the Elmwood Village, Cornerstone Lofts offers more than just a home,” said Robert Blake, Exclusive Agent. “It offers atmosphere, culture, and community.”

“I believe my great-grandfather would have been amazed at how his architectural design has remained intact and has been adapted to be part of Buffalo 112 years after he designed the original structure” said Lucy Miller Haskins, great-granddaughter of Bethlehem Church architect Martin Miller. “He’d be proud that his design has stood the test of time and has been transformed with new life.”

Starting from the low $200,000s, the development preserves the history of the building and its surroundings. “To us, it was important to maintain the look and the feel while modernizing the building to meet today’s design standards, taste, and needs of the community” said Peter Hunt, Partner in Cornerstone Lofts. “Bringing something new to the ever-evolving Buffalo community, this project was designed and built with passion and with spirit for the next generation of Buffalonians.”

Cornerstone Lofts are walking distance to Elmwood Avenue, Delaware Park, The Albright Knox Museum, and Burchfield Penney Art Center, and are minutes from downtown. With floor plans ranging from one to three bedrooms and priced from $219,900–$425,000, residents will be treated to an array of special features including:

  • Private street-level entrances for each unit
  • Open-concept floor plans
  • Soaring ceilings: 18-feet in mezzanine units; 10-feet in garden-level units
  • Expansive windows bathing each unit with natural light
  • European-style custom cabinetry
  • Full stainless-steel appliance packages
  • Countertop-depth refrigerators
  • In-unit washer and dryer
  • Gas stoves
  • Original exposed brick
  • Luxurious bathroom and kitchen finishes
  • Private, fenced parking included with each unit

For more information and to learn more about how to acquire a loft in Cornerstone Lofts, please contact Robert Blake or Deacon Tasker at 716-321-HOME. Visit 1909cornerstone.com for more information.

Who’s Moved to HUNT Real Estate ERA

We are pleased to welcome the following sales professionals to the HUNT Real Estate ERA family. Their association further affirms our commitment to offering the highest level of service to our clients.



Central New York




The HUNT® Reputation
Rankings & Accolades

  • #1 Family-Owned and Operated Real Estate Firm in New York State
  • Top-Ranked Broker in the ERA Real Estate network 
  • Ranked #43 on REAL Trends Top 500 Brokerages Survey* 
  • Gene Francis Memorial Award Winner Honoring ERA’s Top All-Around Company 
  • Member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate 
  • Ranked one of Western New York’s Fastest-Growing Companies

The Most Productive Agents 

  • 1600 Licensed Real Estate Professionals in 50+ Branches
  • 13,000+ Transactions
  • $3.3 Billion in Closed Sales
  • Per Person Productivity of Nearly 9 Transactions

If you’re ready to take advantage of everything we have to offer AND make more money, join HUNT Real Estate ERA today!

*Source: 2021 REAL Trends 500 | Ranked by Closed Transaction Sides

HUNT Continues Expansion into the Boston Real Estate Market

HUNT Real Estate ERA acquires Great Spaces ERA located in the Boston suburb of Dorchester.

HUNT Real Estate ERA, the largest brokerage firm in the ERA Real Estate network, has acquired Great Spaces ERA located in Dorchester, Massachusetts. 

Great Spaces, which has 12 agents, was founded in 2014 by industry veterans Nadine Fallon and Jamie Iacoi, and has been in the top 5% of Boston agencies for transaction volume each year since 2017.

HUNT Real Estate already operates 14 offices throughout central and eastern Massachusetts under the name ERA Key Realty Services. The addition of Great Spaces expands the reach of the combined companies, increasing options for homebuyers and sellers, especially in the Boston market.

Great Spaces will benefit from the suite of digital tools and best-in-class infrastructure provided by HUNT and ERA Key, according to Fallon. She added that the company’s emphasis on training, seller services and other support will ensure the agency’s continued growth.

“We wanted to maintain our small, family-owned brokerage feel, but with big brokerage services,” Fallon said. “We got to know the people at HUNT and ERA Key at industry events. Our personalities clicked, our cultures clicked, and here we are.”

“As ERA agencies, we have shared values, which will make the merger seamless,” said ERA Key President and Chief Operating Officer Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor. “By joining forces, we have an opportunity to establish a major presence in the Boston market.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the experienced team at Great Spaces ERA into our HUNT Real Estate family,” said Charles F. Hunt, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, HUNT Real Estate ERA. “This partnership creates an opportunity to provide Boston-area buyers and sellers a wider range of homeownership services, including access to our in-house mortgage brokerage, HUNT Mortgage.”

Great Spaces ERA will retain its name and current office at 5 Savin Hill Avenue in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Fall Activities Across Upstate NY

The weather is cooling down, the leaves are starting to fall, and we’re all ready to enjoy the beautiful season that is autumn in upstate NY. Looking for something fun to do? We’ve compiled a list of festivals and events for you to check out this season!

Autumn trees around a waterfall and river

Abbott Farms Fall Fest

  • Location: 3275 Cold Spring Road Baldwinsville, NY
  • Date: Every weekend September-October
  • Cost: No admission fee for U-Pick, pay by size. Admission for activities $16.95 3 and up, $10.95 adults
  • Details: U-pick apples and pumpkins, apple cannons, arts & crafts, corn maze, tube slides, and more.
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/AbbottFarmsBaldwinsville/photos/4954278311253880

Adirondack Balloon Festival

  • Location: Launches from Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury, NY
  • Date: September 23-26
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Hot air balloonists from across the United States as well as internationally based pilots attend for the awe-inspiring views of the Southern Adirondacks. Featuring a wide-array of hot air balloons including special shapes. There is lots of family fun, activities and entertainment throughout the days of the Festival.
  • Website: https://www.adirondackballoonfest.org/

Becker Farms Apple Harvest and Fall Fun on the Farm

  • Location: 3724 Quaker Rd, Gasport, NY 14067
  • Date: September 25th-October 31st
  • Cost: Pricing varies on the date. Please see website for more.
  • Details: Family-friendly activities for all to enjoy. Live music, apple picking or pumpkin picking, brewpub, playground, farm animal exhibits, and more.
  • Website: https://www.beckerfarms.com/buy-tickets
Red apple with condensation in tree

Ciderfest: Blue Barn Cider

  • Location: 928 Manitou Rd Hilton, NY
  • Date: October 1st-3rd
  • Cost: N/A
  • Details: A family-friendly event. Seasonal drafts and drinks, kitchen and shop specials, local vendors, pumpkin and apple picking, and a corn maze! Blue Barn Cider is also dog-friendly.
  • Website: https://www.bluebarncidery.com/ciderfest

Critz Farms Harvest Celebration

  • Location: 3232 Rippleton Rd. Cazenovia, NY
  • Date: Mid-September to October
  • Cost: Not available
  • Details: Our Fall Harvest Celebration runs from mid-September until the end of October, and includes a variety of fall activities, for a wide range of ages and interests. Come and join the fun!
  • Website: https://www.critzfarms.com/events/

Festival Weekends at the Great Pumpkin Farm

  • Location: 11199 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031
  • Date: September 18-October 31st
  • Cost: Tickets start at $12
  • Details: The Great Pumpkin Farm has different events happening every weekend! Family fun includes corn mazes, amusement rides, hayrides, music, pumpkins, and more.  
  • Website: https://www.greatpumpkinfarm.com/festival-weekends/

Friday Nights at Tim’s: Tim’s Pumpkin Patch

  • Location: 2901 Rose Hill Road Marietta, NY
  • Date: September 3rd-October 29th
  • Cost: $5 for wagon rides and corn maze (begins at dusk). No charge for bands.
  • Details: Tim’s Pumpkin Patch offers pumpkin picking, a farm, homestyle bakery, and a brew barn. They also host music every Friday from 4-10PM.
  • Website: https://www.timspumpkinpatch.com/friday-nights-at-tim-s/

Halloween at the Market

family of 4 walking down tree lined path with leaves on the ground.

Harvest Festival-Niagara Wine Trail (21+)

  • Date: September 26th & 27th
  • Cost: $30 pp
  • Details: Sample a harvest-themed snack with your wine pairing at each participating winery. Tickets are only available online and include 3 tastes of wine at each participating winery. Please note group sizes are limited to 4. 
  • Website: https://niagarawinetrail.org/harvest-festival-2021/

McCracken Farms: The Great Pumpkin Patch

  • Location: 701 White Rd Brockport, NY 14420
  • Date: October 2nd-October 31st
  • Cost: $10 pp/children under 2 are free
  • Details: Enjoy a wagon ride to our authentic pumpkin patch where you can select your perfect pumpkin.  Spend time in our woodland area taking part in fall activities and enjoy a snack from the kitchen.
  • Website: https://mccrackenfarms.wixsite.com/my-site/great-pumpkin-patch

Roller Rink at Canalside

Stokoe Farms Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival

  • Location: 656 South Road, Scottsville, NY 14546
  • Date: September 18th-October 24th
  • Cost: Tickets $23.95 for general admission (discounts are available for purchasing online)
  • Details: Fun for the whole family, hayrides, pumpkins, farm animals, and special events.
  • Website: https://stokoefarms.com/
Did we miss any great events happening this September or October? Please comment below to share!

9/18 Radio Show: Dennis Elsenbeck

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Dennis Elsenbeck, President of Viridi Parente.

Peter and Dennis discuss Viridi Parente, their technology, and what they do for the community. 


9/11 Radio Show: Jodan Levy

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Jordan Levy, Managing Partner at Softbank Capital NY and also as Managing Partner of Seed Capital Partner.

Peter and Jordan discuss investing, entrepreneurship, and business in Buffalo, NY.