As part of the agreement announced in May 2012 between HSBC Bank USA, N.A. and PHH Mortgage, HSBC will outsource its mortgage processing and servicing business to PHH, and transfer approximately 400 former HSBC employees to PHH Mortgage. PHH was seeking a site that could accommodate its existing operation and a potential future expansion. PHH decided on the Buffalo market because of their ability to retain an experienced workforce, assisted by financing and tax incentives provided by the State of New York and the Amherst IDA.
The new PHH building will be developed by Zaepfel Development of Amherst and is scheduled for occupancy in the fourth quarter of 2013. The 97,000 SF two-story facility will feature an open floor plan design and will have capacity for up to 800 employees. The building will also include underground parking.
“This project involved a number of complex variables,” said Battagliese, “location, access, expansion and parking were all critical to the decision process. The Zaepfel team worked through a number of challenges, and was able to deliver the best solution for PHH.”
About Jackson Cross Partners
Jackson Cross Partners (JCP) is a multi-dimensional commercial real estate company that offers a unique resource to an organization’
About PHH Mortgage
PHH Mortgage Corporation, a subsidiary of PHH Corporation (NYSE:PHH), provides cost-effective mortgage solutions for financial institutions, real estate brokers, and government agencies. PHH Mortgage provides full-service capabilities for originating, processing, closing and servicing mortgage loans, and is one of the largest originators and servicers of residential mortgages in the United States1. For more information, visit www.phhmortgagesolutions.com.
About Pyramid Brokerage Company
Pyramid Brokerage Company is Upstate New York’s largest and only regional commercial real estate services firm with over 100 agents in Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Corning/Elmira, Hudson Valley, Ithaca, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica and Watertown. The company’s service lines include industrial, retail and office sales and leasing, market research and analysis, corporate advisory services, an investment specialty group and financial services. And, as a member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance of independently owned and operated affiliates, Pyramid partners with the world’s largest privately held real estate services firm with over 12,000 professionals in locations across the globe. For more information, visit www.pyramidbrokerage.com.
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