Leep Outdoor Advertising has moved its offices to the Packard Building located at 1325 Main Street in Midtown. The move allows Leep Outdoor to grow and provide better space for its employees. At the same time, the company has leased space in the Theater District to showcase the company’s work.
Lee Patterson, owner of Leep Outdoor says the move came out of nowhere. “It wasn’t supposed to happen so quickly. It was just an idea at the time, driving around the city with my girlfriend looking at vacant commercial windows and sites, which is what I always do as it is my business to advertise in them. The Packard immediately spoke to me, so I made the call to do a walk through. After that, it was easy. Negotiating terms with an ambitious broker and a motivated owner on the same page makes things happen.”
Bill Heussler of Realty USA brokered the deal and really went through leaps and bounds to make a great deal happen.
“He knew exactly what my needs were as well as the demands from the property owner and developer Larry Reagan of Reagan Development and put it together and really pleased everybody,” said Patterson.
The Packard office is about 8,000 sq.ft. and has plenty of room for Leep Outdoor to grow its sales force, design team, and installers. Leep will also provide space to firms that the company can partner with to share services such as legal, creative, accounting, etc. There is also over 4,000 sq.ft. of stunning event space with Spanish style terracotta tile floors and a two-sided staircase with original wrought iron rails. It is perfect for small corporate meetings, dinners, wine events and weddings.
Leep was previously located at 155 Chandler Street. The company will continue to utilize the Chandler space for storage purposes.
Leep Outdoor also acquired 1,500 sq.ft. of space in the EMI Building located at 704 Main Street in the heart of the Theatre District. However, Patterson explains that the Main Street space or “the Tupper office” was taken primarily to display his services in the windows that has substantial foot traffic and now, auto traffic.
Lee adds that he plans to work with creative and entertainment companies and organizations to host small art exhibits, photo shoots, screenings and wine events in the space.
“This is a really exciting time for me,” said Patterson. “At this time last year I just arrived to Buffalo for a weekend and was going back to California. Now, I plan to call Buffalo home base for my company that provides advertising in the largest markets in the country.”