After spending seven years at Buffalo Economic Renaissance Corp. (BERC), the City of Buffalo's local development agency, Peter moved to ECIDA in February 2003 as the Direct of Urban Development. At the time, his position change was the initial step in a local development agency consolidation and collaboration. At BERC, Peter was the Senior Vice President in charge of the Special Projects, Real Estate and Human Resources. Prior to BERC, Peter had an extensive career in retailing; specializing in management, operations and leasing.
Since 2000, Peter has helped spearhead one of the largest brownfield reclamation projects in New York State, Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park (BLCP) at the Union Ship Canal site, in the City of Buffalo. Peter's extensive project portfolio includes BLCP Phases I thru IV road and infrastructure construction, the CertainTeed, Cobey and Sonwil facilities at BLCP, the William Gaiter Business Center, the Rural Metro headquarters facility on Gaiter Parkway, the SafeTec headquarters facility on Gaiter Parkway, the Market Arcade Apartments / Irish Classical Theatre, two inner-city TOPS Supermarkets, and the Hydro-Air headquarters facility at the Steelfields location in South Buffalo.
Peter is currently working on the present and future phases of BLCP, BUDC's recent acquisition of Steelfields (now RiverBend Commerce Park), the former Buffalo Forge site, the Ellicott St. TRICO site and various other BUDC / ECIDA initiatives. As a corporate officer of BUDC, he also has responsibility for various administrative functions, reporting directly to the Board of Directors.
Peter and his wife Sandy are life-long North Buffalo residents. Their three children have all attended City Honors School, where Peter is a founding member, Past President and Treasurer of the City Honors Foundation. Peter also serves on the Board of Directors of the Bennett High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Peter's hobbies include the study of Buffalo history, home remodeling, City Honors School reconstruction and restoration, the Sabres and Bills, popular music trivia, poetry, and making Canisius College tuition payments.