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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Howard Saperston 2009


  • Title: Chairman
  • Company: Saperston Real Estate
  • Location: Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Buffalo, N.Y.

Family: Wife, Mary; sons, Howard III, Scott; and grandchildren: Max, Katherine Rose, Howard IV and Sawyer

College: Franklin and Marshall

First job outside of real estate: Digging ditches for Iroquois Gas, the predecessor of National Fuel

First job in real estate or allied field: Salesman at Saperston Real Estate

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Sales and leasing of commercial and industrial real estate. To continue to assist Western New York companies hopefully grow and succeed.

Hobbies: Sports, reading, travel and being with family

Favorite book: “Trinity” by Leon Uris

Favorite movie: “Casablanca”

Person you admire most (outside of family): Northrup Knox – co-founder of the Buffalo Sabres

Keys to success: Knowledge of the industry, relating to the customer and knowing when to listen

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? National Hockey League goalie (Walter Mitty)