Ellicott Development aspires to be the lord of the land in the Empire State. A real estate development and property management firm, Ellicott owns, manages, or leases commercial, retail, and multi-family residential space in Upstate New York. Its portfolio includes 1.5 million sq. ft. of office space in Buffalo; 550,000 sq. ft. of condominium and townhome space in the Buffalo-Niagara region; and 1 million sq. ft. of shopping center and retail store space across New York and western Pennsylvania. Major tenants have included drugstore chain Rite Aid and government agencies. Ellicott Development was founded in 1973 by divisive businessman Carl Paladino, who lost his bid to become governor of New York in 2010.