Benderson Development is continuing to grow its real estate holdings in Western New York. The company is in the process of acquiring the 73,000-square-foot KeyBank Administration Center, located at 6950 South Transit Road in Lockport, NY. The sale of the building, which served as headquarters for First Niagara Financial Group and is currently an operations center for KeyBank, is projected to close in early 2022.


Additionally, KeyBank has signed an agreement with Benderson for a long-term lease extension of 90,000 square feet within Benderson’s Amherst Commerce Park, located at 4224 Ridge Lea Road in Amherst, NY.


“This transaction allows us to consolidate our two successful operations centers into one central, easily accessible location at Ridge Lea for our teammates,” said Gary Quenneville, Regional Sales Executive for KeyBank. “This move further enhances our local workforce and will not result in any reduction in jobs. We thank Benderson for their partnership and look forward to working with them as this process continues.”


“Benderson has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with KeyBank, and we’re pleased to add the Lockport site to our portfolio of high-quality properties,” added Eric Recoon, Vice President of Development and Leasing for Benderson Development. “The Lockport property has been extraordinarily well-maintained by KeyBank. This LEED-certified property at the crossroads of Lockport, Pendleton and Amherst presents a unique opportunity for a company or companies searching for premium office space.”


Town of Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa said of the announcement, “I am thrilled to welcome the expansion of KeyBank’s workforce to Amherst and excited about Benderson Development’s continued commitment to the mixed-use redevelopment of Amherst Commerce Park.”


Founded in 1949, Benderson Development is one of the nation’s largest privately held real estate companies. Its portfolio includes more than 800 properties totaling over 45 million square feet in 40 states. For more information, visit: