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Real Estate

Christie Nelson 

Christie Nelson
Director of Real Estate

The Division of Real Estate is responsible for the acquisition, sale, lease and management of the City of Buffalo’s Real Property Assets. The real property assets include properties that have been abandoned for public use (former schools, libraries, firehouses, etc.) and properties that have been acquired through city tax foreclosure (In Rem). These properties are located throughout the City of Buffalo and consist of vacant land, residential structures, and commercial structures. The Division of Real Estate coordinates all real property transactions for the Office of Strategic Planning, city departments and agencies in the planning, development and redevelopment of downtown, waterfront and neighborhood projects.

A listing of properties available for acquisition by the general public can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate link. The listing can also be obtained by contacting the Division of Real Estate Office in Room 901 City Hall, Buffalo, New York 14202, or by calling (716) 851-5261. The tabs to the left are provided to assist anyone interested in acquiring city-owned property. Links to information about various programs to assist prospective purchasers are also provided.


Contact Us...

Office Address:
901 City Hall
Buffalo NY 14202

For general information:
Email inquiries to:  cobrealestate@city-buffalo.com


Fax: (716) 851-5590

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Summer Hours:
July 1 - Sept 4:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Mission Statement...

Our work today is making Buffalo's Neighborhoods better for the next generation, the next century. Our job is to create economic, housing and quality of life opportunities in Buffalo's neighborhoods.