What We Do

At Bowers Development we have a singular focus, you.  Whether we are retrofitting an existing structure, constructing a new building from the ground up, or any combination of the two, we start with our client’s goals first.  And our clients range from small retail and office users, to  law firms and municipalities, with everyone in between.  By maintaining a customer centered approach to real estate development, we derive creative solutions with not only custom designed space, but economically deliverable cost structures.

Taking environmentally challenged properties and remediating them to a re-usable condition is the heart of Bowers Development’s approach to real estate.  Our extensive environmental expertise, in both contaminated buildings and vacant industrial sites, sets us far above traditional developers.  We know and welcome the challenges typically associated with at risk properties, and excel at overcoming them.

Bowers Development has a passion for reclaiming classically designed older buildings, with unique architecture.  Many of these structures have irreplaceable appointments and history but have been vacant for sustained periods leaving them in various states of disrepair.  By applying our expertise in imaginative redesign and responsible development, we have been able to rescue a number of notable properties and return them to productive service within their communities.

Bowers Development has also found success in not only design/build, but speculative projects where market demand is paced ahead of building supply.  In these areas we have made significant investments to construct facilities in advance of any tenant commitments.  Forging strong relationships with the community makes this type of undertaking possible as all parties work to fulfill a common objective.

OUR TEAM

Bryan Bowers

The founding President of the Asbestos & Environmental Consulting Corporation and (AECC) and Bowers Development (BD). Since starting his company in 2009, he has grown AECC to become the 6th largest Environmental Firm in Central New York (Business News Journal Network’s 2016 Book of Lists). Bryan has performed work on many high profile sites throughout his career, including New York’s Statue of Liberty and the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

He now has turned his focus to the real estate sector with a concentration on environmentally challenged sites and structures. In less than 2 years he has expanded the Bowers Development portfolio to include 11 buildings and 2 industrial development sites in 5 cities, as well as a number of projects under contract.

Michael B. Licata

With over 28 years of commercial real estate, Michael has generated and closed over 300 hundred million dollars in real estate projects of various forms. From strip center retail, to Class A office, office/warehouse and manufacturing space, he has successfully worked in virtually every sector of the commercial real estate market.

In addition, he has extensive experience in alternative energy projects with a focus on solar project development, as well as 4 years in the economic development industry. In this role he was responsible for retaining over 1,400 jobs in the Western New York region and retaining corporate entities that contribute over 1.8 billion dollars in positive economic impact annually to the Greater Buffalo, NY marketplace.

Eric Smithers

In his 26 year career Eric has been legal counsel for real estate companies such as Pyramid Management, Prime Retail, and ERS Consulting. In his capacity as corporate counsel, he has negotiated legal contracts pertaining to real estate development and management and operations. He has also overseen all legal aspects for these organizations including development, HR, Finance and of course site acquisition and leasing. As a member of the executive teams he was also part of business development, strategic market analysis, and company direction.

Provide consulting services in the commercial real estate arena and as a licensed New York attorney, he provides legal counsel to Bowers Development and its client base specializing in advising all parties on how to reduce their legal fees, exposure to certain risks, and maximize economic benefits of commercial real estate.