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Sep 17

Expanding our Team: New Hires 2019

Posted by Megan Tafelski on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

We’ve added new members to the McGuire team! 

Joining in our efforts to provide a superior client experience are four impressive individuals: Maria Owens, Nicole Komin, Christopher Colucci, and James Mahoney. As we look to expand our activities across the WNY region and beyond, these hires will prove integral in maintaining our mission.

As Senior Manager, Development, Maria Owens is responsible for assisting in the cultivation of McGuire’s development and acquisition strategy, and managing all the critical points of a development project. She graduated Cum Laude from the University at Buffalo before attending the University at Buffalo School of Law to obtain her Juris Doctorate. Most recently, Maria worked at Ecology & Environment Inc. as well as other local firms as an associate attorney. Maria is a member of the Erie County Bar Association as well as the Women’s Bar Association of WNY. In her free time, Maria looks forward to reading, hiking, and spending time with her dogs, Vinnie & Sophie.


As AVP, Business Development, Nicole Komin brings a new level of legal focus to the Owner Representation team. Nicole’s role is essential in reviewing a client’s desired vision, and aligning the visions with a defined scope and budget. Nicole previously graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Political Science, and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration, before completing her Juris Doctorate at the University at Buffalo School of Law. Her diverse educational background, led her to explore several opportunities before deciding to apply her essential skillset to McGuire. Nicole belongs to several organizations such as the Erie County Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association of WNY, and Amherst Senior Transportation Services. Nicole is an avid Runner, who serves as a marathon pacer for Fleet Feet.


As Senior Manager, Business Development, Chris Colucci serves as another valuable asset to the Owner Representation team. Chris is a lifelong Buffalonian and diehard Buffalo Bills fan. He attended St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, before obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Government from St. Lawrence University, as well as his Juris Doctorate at the University at Buffalo School of Law. Chris previously worked at M&T Bank, in a centralized compliance role. He brings a unique set of analytical and communicative skills to McGuire. Mr. Colucci is especially active in the Buffalo community, partaking in organizations such as the Peter and Tommy Fund Inc., The Joseph Baker Panzarella Foundation, and the 11 Day Power Play. True to his roots, he is a big Buffalo sports fan and enjoys playing hockey and soccer in his free time.


James Mahoney is another critical addition to the team. As Property Manager, James brings his background in hotel management and exceptional customer service to our Property Management portfolio. James is a Kenmore West graduate who went on to pursue Culinary Arts at local trade school Erie One. Since 2011 James has been heavily involved in the hospitality industry, serving in a number of positions leading up to his role as General Manager of the Niagara Falls Holiday Inn. His experience with management and superior service within the hospitality industry will be a useful tool as he begins to fulfill the needs of our customers around WNY. James is a member of the Young Professionals of Buffalo/Rochester organization. He has a dog named Saffron and is a huge Bon Jovi fan.