Richard J. Schechter
Associate Real Estate Broker, Pyramid Brokerage Company • United States
Richard J. Schechter, J.D., MBA was born and raised in Syracuse, New York and graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelors Degree (Magna Cum Laude), a Law Degree, and a Masters in Business Administration. Richard worked as an attorney in the Erie County Department of Law for more than twelve years and rose to the rank of First Assistant County Attorney. Richard concentrated on economic development projects including, but not limited to, the $127 million Marine Midland Arena project, the $54 million courthouse project, the West Seneca Industrial Development Park project, the 1993 World University Games, and was intimately involved with the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres’ lease negotiations.
Since 1999, Richard successfully transitioned into the commercial real estate profession with Pyramid Brokerage Company (“Pyramid”) and has worked on several significant and complex projects. Richard’s duties include site acquisition, sales, leasing and development for medical, retail, commercial, industrial and office clients. Awarded Pyramid’s highest honor (in the top five of 160 + brokers) seven of the past 10 years. Received the “Deal of the Year” award five of the past 10 years, the Frank Scuderi President’s Award five of the past 10 years, Salesperson of the year in the Buffalo office six of the past nine years and Salesperson of the year in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2017 throughout the Upstate New York Pyramid Organization. Member of the Pyramid Chairman’s Club on seven occasions. Recipient of the NYSCAR “largest lease transaction” award along with the “highest number of transactions” award.