BUCKINGHAM PROPERTIES RELEASES STATEMENT REGARDING THE TRAGIC LOSS OF LARRY AND JANE GLAZER
On Friday, September 5th, Buckingham Properties suffered the loss of our founder and CEO, Larry Glazer, alongside his wife, Jane, in a tragic plane accident. The events of that day were followed all over the world, but nowhere more closely than in the Buckingham conference room. Our company continues to grieve as does the Glazer family, along with so many of our friends in the community.
We wish to express our appreciation for the manner in which the community has responded to our loss. We have received an outpouring of support and assistance from our local, state and national politicians, both during and after the tragic events. We are just as appreciative of the manner in which our local press has written about both Larry and Jane in an effort to make sure that our community understands the incredibly generous and selfless people that they were and how much they cared about our community. Larry and Jane never stopped trying to make the world a better place. They did this genuinely and without asking for anything in return.
Larry Glazer built Buckingham Properties one brick at a time, over forty years. He taught himself how to take a building apart, and then how to put it back together to be stronger, more efficient and to last the test of time. Larry was forthright in his planning and made sure to build Buckingham Properties in just the same manner. Larry did this by creating multiple departments staffed with strong, experienced leaders responsible for establishing and managing each phase of the commercial real estate business, including development, property management, finance and leasing. Larry groomed three partners to help him lead Buckingham Properties; his sons Richard and Kenneth, and Daniel Goldstein, who previously served as Buckingham CFO for many years.
Buckingham Properties has been grieving privately since our tragic loss on Friday. We will need a period of time to continue to grieve as we get back to work. We are blessed to have longstanding relationships with our partners, tenants, bankers and community leaders who have all reached out to us with friendship and support. We will soon be available to address the questions and concerns the community may have in regard to the successful completion of the many visible projects we are currently developing.
Buckingham Properties, through its strong leadership team, is committed to fulfilling the legacy Larry Glazer began some forty years ago. We will do so one brick at a time in a manner that will continue to make our community, and Larry, proud.
Joint Statement from Mayor Lovely Warren and Robert C. Morgan
Today we had the opportunity to meet to mourn the tragic loss of our mutual friend and business partner, Larry Glazer; and discuss the future as we move ahead in his absence.
Robert Morgan, President and CEO of Morgan Management, LLC, has assured the City that Morgan Management remains strongly committed to the projects that they have been working on in partnership with Buckingham Properties; including Midtown Tower, the Bausch & Lomb Tower and Xerox.
"Larry Glazer and I were close friends and business partners for many years," said Robert Morgan. "A revitalized Rochester has been more than our shared vision-it has been our life work. Our commitment to assuring that all our projects come to fruition is very strong, and is something very worthwhile that I can do to honor the memory of my dear friend. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Buckingham team as we move forward on these important projects."
Larry Glazer was the father and the patron saint of the redevelopment of downtown Rochester," said Mayor Warren. "He knew how to do so many things right-including choosing a great partner like Bob Morgan and others who shared his passion for our city. I want to thank Bob and his team for their commitment and heartfelt assurances that the progress on all these important projects will continue unabated."
Simply said, Larry was a visionary and the face of these developments. However, behind every great leader is a great team. He will be missed in so many ways-but I am confident that when people look at Rochester's skyline for decades to come, they will remember Larry and his vision for Rochester."
"Once again, on behalf of the City of Rochester, our deepest condolences go out to the Glazer Family, the team at Buckingham Properties and all of Larry and Jane's many friends."