Stephen Hunt began his career in commercial real estate as a HUNT agent in 1977, concentrating on retail throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. Stephen’s notable transactions include those with retailers such as Toys ‘R’ Us, T.J. Maxx, Best Products, McCrory Stores, Tops Markets, Northwest Fabrics, and with developers such as Benderson, Uniland, Compson Development, and Benchmark in both the Buffalo and Rochester areas. Stephen served as President, CEO & Owner of HUNT Commercial from 1991-2003, concentrating on management as well as sales and leases. After selling HUNT Commercial back to HUNT Real Estate Corporation in 2003, he began focusing again on full-time selling and leasing. As a founding member of the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors in Western New York, Stephen has served five years as President, over fifteen years on the board, and was presented with a lifetime achievement award in 2000. Stephen’s favorite aspect of selling real estate is accurately reflecting the market, especially the relationship between sales values and lease rates. He enjoys educating his clients about price and quality differences, to ensure they always feel they have been treated fairly. The scoop on Stephen: A lifetime member of Central Park United Methodist Church, Stephen has sung in the choir since the mid-1980s and currently chairs the church council, acting as Financial Secretary and Trustee. He is also a board member of Beechwood Continuing Care, and a past chair and board member of Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at SUNY Buffalo. Stephen stays active with basketball and plays piano.