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Expert Commercial Brokers

Donovan Real Estate Services

At Donovan Real Estate Services we are focused on you. As expert commercial real estate brokers, we take great pride in our relationship-focused approach, and know it will exceed your expectations and generate the best possible results for your organization. From the very start, we customize our services to fit your needs all while providing friendly, attentive customer service. No matter the size or scope of your business, we’re always ready to help.

Headquartered in Rochester, NY, with an office in Buffalo, Donovan Real Estate Services continues to be one of New York State’s most successful companies in commercial real estate brokerage. Our team has an extensive knowledge of shopping centers, and real estate development and services all over upstate NY and beyond, including Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, Ithaca, Binghamton, and Westchester, as well as in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With industry experience and strong partnerships on our side, Donovan Real Estate is able to provide clients with diverse solutions to their needs.

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Meet Our Team

Who We Are

Amanda Donovan, Licensed Real Estate Professional

Amanda Donovan

Principal / Licensed Real Estate Broker

Brian Donovan - Licensed Real Estate Broker in Buffalo, NY

Brian P. Donovan

Principal / Licensed Real Estate Broker

Joe Jacobi Jr., Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Joseph Jacobi Jr.

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Arthur Kaplan - Real Estate Salesperson

Arthur Kaplan

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Chris Sirianni, Chief Technology Officer

Chris Sirianni

Chief Technology Officer

Andrew Trout, Marketing Manager

Andrew Trout

Marketing Manager

Rebecca Natalie - Donovan Real Estate Services Web Designer

Rebecca Natalie

Website & Graphic Designer

Benjamin Kyte - Donovan Real Estate Services, Market Researcher

Benjamin Kyte

Market Researcher

Awards & Recognition

Celebrating Our Commercial Real Estate Achievements

Founder and Licensed Real Estate Broker, Brian Donovan stands out as an industry leader, securing top honors through CoStar including Top Retail Leasing Broker and Top Sales Broker, among others. These accolades reflect our commitment to delivering exceptional results and innovative solutions for our valued clients. Each award signifies a story of dedication, expertise, and transformative deals. Behind our success is a team of professional real estate brokers who consistently go above and beyond to shape the commercial real estate landscape.

Licensed drone operators

Cutting-Edge Marketing Team

Using our drones, combined with additional design tools, software and technology at our fingertips, we create professional and eye-catching listings with flyers and marketing materials that go above and beyond the competition.

Staying on the Pulse

Recognition & Memberships

At Donovan Real Estate Services you can feel confident that you are working with the most dedicated, persistent, and loyal real estate professionals. 

Don’t take it from us though. Donovan Real Estate has been named a Top Power Broker by CoStar™ Power Broker for 10 years and counting.

We’re also proud to be members of Retail Brokers Network, a leading group of over 50 independent members who specialize in Retail Real Estate Brokerage. Since 1992, RBN members have worked tirelessly on behalf of their clients and customers. In 2018 alone RBN members conducted over 9,970 transactions, generating $6.2 billion worth of leasing value transactions.

Donovan Real Estate Services is also a member of ICSC, an organization dedicated to industry advancement. We support their vision and believe that the marketplaces and spaces where people shop, dine, work, play and gather are vital ingredients of communities and economies.

Rochester & Buffalo Offices

Our Locations

Our main office is located in Rochester’s East Avenue neighborhood and next to some of the city’s best hotels and attractions, including George Eastman Museum, Strong Museum of Play, Strathallan, Memorial Art Gallery and Little Theater. Local businesses and organizations such as these help create the culture of our city, and we are fortunate to be located so close to them.

Our Buffalo office is located near Transit and Main in Williamsville. This puts us minutes away from both the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and I-90, allowing for quick and easy access to the Buffalo market for our clients.

The Cutting Edge

Tools & Software

Donovan Real Estate Services uses Placer.ai to analyze consumer foot traffic. Giving us extensive insight into how merchant locations are performing across any area, it is a valuable tool for real estate decision making. Learn more.
Sites USA is a software that provides us with demographic info, driving data, mobile and merchant data and more on a map interface that we’re able to interact with, capture, save, and use to help our clients. Learn more.
Donovan Real Estate Services uses Buildout real estate brokerage software to create listings, organize documents related to listings, generate flyers and specs, among many other awesome features. Learn more.
We use Adobe Creative Cloud software to produce publications of all kinds. This helps Donovan Real Estate Services stay on top of the trends to relay information in a visually appealing manner. Learn more.
Donovan Real Estate Services uses Mailchimp email marketing software to communicate with our clients about market updates, new listings, closed deals, and more regarding commercial real estate. Learn more.


Happy Clients

"Brian's market knowledge has been invaluable for us in upstate NY..."

Glenn Taylor, Chase Bank

"Brian's market knowledge has been invaluable for us in upstate New York. He is driven, organized, and thoroughly understands the retail industry."

Glenn Taylor, Chase Bank

"Hardest working people in the business..."

Josh Miles, SCN Hospitality

"Brian Donovan and his team are the hardest working people in the business. They are highly knowledgeable and a great asset to any team."

Josh Miles, SCN Hospitality

"I highly recommend Donovan Real Estate Services if you are looking for a top-notch tenant rep broker..."

Robert C. Beckstedt, JLL

"Brian has done an excellent job in our expansion efforts throughout NY state. He has excellent knowledge of all markets we’ve pursued, including detailed firsthand knowledge of critical parcels, and has good relationships from having dealt with many of their owners. I highly recommend Brian if you are looking for a top-notch tenant rep broker."

Robert C. Beckstedt, JLL

"We have been delighted with the attention, responsiveness, and lead generation..."

Carmelo Cruz, 95 Nutrition

"Brian Donovan and his team have been our leasing representatives, and we have been delighted with the attention, responsiveness, and lead generation they have procured for us. I would recommend Brian and Donovan Real Estate Services for your leasing and expansion needs."

Carmelo Cruz, 95 Nutrition

"I would strongly recommend Brian Donovan as one of the best leasing people in the business..."

David E. Pawlik, Creative Structures Services, Inc.

"I would strongly recommend Brian Donovan as one of the best leasing people in the business. I'm very impressed with Brian's ability to accomplish any task we presented him, whether remerchandising a troubled center or analyzing a center we were considering as a purchase. He trained some of our best leasing people and maintained the lowest vacancy rate of any of our leasing regions."

David E. Pawlik, Creative Structures Services, Inc.

"Their knowledge of NY State commercial real estate is exceptional!"

Ray Miranda, Franchisee, Tim Hortons & Sola Salons

"The team at Donovan Real Estate Services is the hardest working group of Commercial Real Estate professionals I've ever worked with. They are honest and caring with their clients as well as other real estate professionals. And their knowledge of NY State is exceptional!"

Ray Miranda, Franchisee, Tim Hortons & Sola Salons