The Center on Leicester Street

An architect and a lawyer walk into an abandoned school building, and the rest is history. Downtown Perry, NY has a few gems. The old school is one of them.

The Perry Farmers’ Market, which I co-founded with said architect in 2002, created some initial economic buzz, but if we wanted long-lasting success, we needed people to live downtown.

The owners of the old school, renamed The Center on Leicester Street, hired me to manage the following:

  • Ad design
  • Photoshoots
  • Lease management
  • Landlord & Tenant relations
  • Community relations
  • Government relations
  • Media relations

Within the first year, we went from two tenants and 24 units to 24 tenants and a long waiting list.