Bruce F. Marchese

Bruce F. Marchese

Vice President of Property Management and Construction


Career Development

Bruce joined First Amherst Development Group in 2009 as Director of Property Operations. He brought with him over 30 years of property management experience.

Bruce’s career began with a local supermarket and convenience store chain where he coordinated all office and field operations pertaining to property management and landscape design throughout New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Prior to joining First Amherst Development Group, Bruce worked for one of the largest privately held commercial developers in the Eastern United States. As Director of Property Management there, his responsibilities encompassed the property management of office buildings, apartment complexes, shopping malls, retail strip centers, industrial, warehouse, storage units, service contract development and implementation, risk management, property budgets, inspections and corporate fleet purchasing.

At First Amherst Development Group, as Vice President of Property Management and Construction, Bruce is responsible for the operations, management and construction of all First Amherst properties. He is responsible for contract services, capital budgets, tenant build-outs, fleet management, security, energy savings programs, employee safety programs and risk management. Bruce oversees all Property Managers, Service Technicians and Field Personnel.

From landscape to snow plowing, security alarms systems to HVAC, Bruce is dedicated to keeping the properties beautiful, safe and running efficiently.

Education / Community Involvement

Bruce is a member in the Buffalo Chapter of Infragard. He regularly attends safety and informational seminars to keep up to date with the building and energy industry. Bruce is a native of Western New York and makes his home with his wife and family in the Southtowns.

The First Team

The executive management team at First Amherst strives to be first in all we do.

Comprised of dedicated and skilled professionals who exhibit more than a century of combined industry-related experience, the team enables us to provide our clients, partners, investors and associates with invaluable insight, advice and expertise.

Please contact any executive management team member below to discuss your real estate related business opportunity.

Benjamin N. Obletz

President and Chief Executive Officer

Kathleen D. Behan

Executive Vice President

Mario J. Quaglia


Bruce F. Marchese

Vice President of Property Management and Construction