Rochester, NY – John R. Homsher, CCIM, and 2016 President of CORFAC International, announced today that GENESEE Commercial Real Estate LLC has joined CORFAC International as its newest domestic affiliate and will cover Western New York state. Based in Rochester, the firm specializes in investment, office, industrial and retail real estate services.
Formed in early 2016, GENESEE Commercial Real Estate is led by Founder and Managing Principal Ira Korn, CCIM. Previously, he was a partner at Coldwell Banker Commercial Meridian since 2009. GENESEE is invested in the technology and tools to deliver the highest level of service to its clients. The firm is a full-service brokerage company specializing in office, industrial and retail properties as well as providing tenant and landlord representation and investment services. The firm was named after the Genesee River, which runs through downtown Rochester.
“We are excited to become part of CORFAC International,” said Korn. "The organization aligns with the culture of GENESEE Commercial Real Estate being cooperative, collaborative and comprehensive and adhering to set of client covenants. Joining CORFAC International allows our firm to be part of a premier international real estate organization with access to relationships, technology, marketing tools and best practices training that will help me grow and diversify GENESEE Commercial Real Estate.”
“We are pleased to welcome GENESEE Commercial Real Estate to CORFAC International,” said Homsher. “Ira Korn’s knowledge and contacts in northwestern New York strengthens our global network and provides our members with a trustworthy affiliate in a tertiary market that is beginning to experience a revitalized downtown and solid business growth,” he added. Homsher is a Principal with PodolskyICircle CORFAC International based in Chicago, IL.
About Genesee Commercial Real Estate/CORFAC International
In addition to his association with the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM), Korn is an active participant in the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Board of Upstate NY CCIM Chapter. GENESEE Commercial Real Estate recently located to larger offices to accommodate planned growth. The office is located in the revitalized St. Paul Street corridor at 95 Bittner Street in downtown Rochester in the city’s new Innovation Zone, a geographic area where anchor institutions and companies cluster and connect with small firms, start-ups, business incubators and accelerators. Physically compact, transit-accessible and technically wired, they offer mixed-use housing, office and retail. Ira Korn has owned investment real estate since 1993. In 2001 he turned his passion for investment real estate into a career. He earned his CCIM designation in 2007 and joined Coldwell Banker Commercial Meridian as a partner in 2009. Korn was born and raised in Buffalo and lives in Rochester with his wife and two children. Ira Korn has been a Rochester Rotarian since 2011 where he serves on the facilities committee.
CORFAC International is comprised of privately held entrepreneurial firms with expertise in office, industrial and retail brokerage, tenant and landlord representation, investment sales, multifamily, self-storage, acquisitions and dispositions, property management and corporate services. Founded in 1989, CORFAC has 48 firms in the U.S., four in Canada and 26 in international markets, including Colombia, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. CORFAC firms completed more than 11,000 lease and sales transactions totaling 550 million square feet of space valued in excess of $8.5 billion in 2015.