Assistant Vice President, Real Estate Services

James Geiger


Jim Geiger has worked in the retail and hospitality industry for more than 35 years, first as a restaurateur and business owner before making the transition to commercial real estate broker. Jim specializes in brokerage sales, tenant representation, ground-up construction, build-to-suit opportunities, and franchise development. He is a NYS Associate Real Estate Broker.

Jim provides each of his clients with hands-on experience, ensuring they are well-represented throughout the entire process. He takes the time to discover their goals and vision for their business so that he can help them make sound real estate decisions. In the retail and hospitality world, location and the economics of the deal are everything and Jim understands that better than anyone. He has conducted extensive site searches for his clients, which have resulted in national companies, such as Gordon Food Service (GFS), establishing a new outlet of 40,000 SF warehouse space in the Buffalo-Niagara region. Jim was also instrumental in bringing World of Beer to the Walden Galleria Mall and has done additional work to bring the franchise outside of the Buffalo area.

Aside from experience within the retail and hospitality field, Jim has also been involved in numerous office, industrial, and medical real estate transactions, most recently as a co-broker of the sale of Calkins Corporate Park, a $41 million, five-building, 150,000 SF class A medical office park in Henrietta, NY. In early 2016, Jim received the award for the Largest Sale Transaction from the WNY chapter of NYSCAR. The sale of Calkins Corporate Park is the largest single transaction recorded in NYSCAR’s 15-year tracking history.

Jim’s clientele includes major international, national, regional and local businesses across a wide variety of industries, such as World of Beer, Denny’s, First Niagara Bank, Dunkin’ Donuts, Tim Hortons Café & Bake Shop, Perkins Restaurants, Walgreen’s, Lake Shore Savings Bank, Dairy Queen, Duff’s Restaurants, Swiss Chalet Restaurants, Tully’s Good Times, Checkers, T-Mobile, and more.

Jim is a member of the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors (NYSCAR), and the Buffalo Association of Realtors (BNAR). He is also a member of both the Buffalo State and Erie Community College Hospitality Advisory Boards and is a Past Chairman of the New York State Restaurant Association. Jim is proudly a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard. Most recently, Jim was awarded the C. Stuart Hunt Lifetime Achievement Award from NYSCAR for his impressive years of professional and successful real estate developments.