Iskalo Development is a Full-Service Commercial Real Estate Development Company.


Iskalo Development Corp. was founded in 1988 by Paul Bohdan Iskalo. As a life-long resident of Western New York, Paul is committed to contributing to positive change in his hometown.  While attending the University of Rochester, Paul acquired his first commercial property in Williamsville, NY. This purchase further fueled his passion for real estate leading to the formation of Iskalo Development Corp. in 1986.  Iskalo Development invests in real estate, increasing its roster of tenants which eventually led to its first ground-up real estate development project; a Class “A” office building located at 6467 Main Street that serves as the headquarters for publicly-traded Life Storage.

As the years have progressed, projects undertaken by Paul and Iskalo Development have grown in scale and scope. Today, the real estate portfolio is diverse, consisting of all major asset classes including corporate office, medical office, light industrial, hospitality, retail and multi-family. Notable Iskalo projects include the historic Electric Tower in downtown Buffalo, Hamburg Village Square in the Village of Hamburg, and the Amherst Hospitality Campus featuring Reikart House, Jazzboline and Hyatt Place located in the Town of Amherst. 

In 2014, Paul extended his entrepreneurial talent outside of real estate when he became a co-founder of Big Ditch Brewing Co., Inc. Named after the Erie Canal, an 18th century marvel of engineering, Big Ditch Brewing quickly gained traction in the market with its strong brand,  innovative beers and highly successful tap room.  Working closely with co-founders Matt Kahn and Corey Catalano, and supported by Iskalo Development Corp, Big Ditch has grown to become one of the largest craft breweries in New York State.


From its early beginnings, Iskalo Development’s mission has been to identify commercial real estate and related business opportunities in which long-term intrinsic value can be created and that will contribute to the betterment of Western New York.  In doing so, Iskalo has sought to establish enduring and trusting partnerships with its customers and the communities in which it invests, and to engage in all business with fairness and integrity.

Iskalo Development is a fully integrated, full-service commercial real estate development company staffed by a team of experienced, dedicated professionals committed to delivering to market buildings of great interest and of timeless, context sensitive design that offer an enriching and memorable yet highly functional experience for occupants. Each project is infused with passion, creativity and an unparalleled attention to detail that is the hallmark of every Iskalo property.  

Iskalo Development measures its success by the quality of its projects, not the quantity.   This patient and thoughtful approach to development has earned Iskalo recognition as one of Western New York’s most respected developers and is why many of our projects have been recognized with industry awards from The American Institute of Architects (AIA), The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Marriott International and others.


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