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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Robert McDonnell


  • Title: Vice President
  • Company: Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation
  • Location: Buffalo, NY
  • Birthplace: Buffalo, NY

Family: Wife, Karen, and 2 children: Lillian (7) and Amelia (3)

College: Bachelor of arts degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio

First job outside of real estate: Arby’s Roast Beef (3 months)

First job in real estate or allied field: Licensed real estate agent with Hunt Commercial Real Estate

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation is the real estate service’s affiliate of Ciminelli Development Company, Inc., one of Western New York’s largest real estate development and investment companies. Ciminelli Real Estate specializes in providing corporate real estate services, leasing, marketing and property/asset management to over 350 international, national and local clients in western and central New York, Florida and southern Ontario, Canada. Ciminelli plans to continue doing business in these areas and expand operations and services whenever possible, practical and in line with our Strategic Plan.

Hobbies: Golf, skiing, reading and traveling with my family

Favorite book: “Freakonomics”

Persons you admire most (outside of family): John Adams, Rev. Peter Saporito

Key to success: Finding the common denominator in order to build, sustain and grow mutually beneficial relationships

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Lobbyist