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HANSA is a homegrown office space solution created by Uniland Development Company, innovators and leaders of Buffalo’s commercial real estate development scene since 1974. HANSA (pronounced hähn-sä), is Latin for guild, meaning people uniting for a common purpose, and was inspired by our vision for a unique and professional flexible office experience in Buffalo. Uniland representatives toured coworking and shared office facilities around the United States looking for best practices in design, comfort and quality. By combining those must-haves with elements unique to Buffalo, HANSA was born.

HANSA workspace is currently under construction at 505 Ellicott St. and will result in a two-story, 34,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in the Central Business District of Buffalo, NY. This shared office space and business center will provide a collaborative and supportive community of professionals who make productivity, creativity, learning and networking part of their work- life integration. That’s how HANSA provides “An Elevated Office Experience.”


HANSA provides the area’s best coworking amenities such as:

  • high-speed and reliable internet service
  • 24/7 secure access
  • on-site support team
  • technology-equipped training and meeting rooms
  • podcast recording studio
  • exclusive business seminars and networking happy hours
  • open concept kitchen with cafe tables
  • on-site wellness activities
  • mother’s room
  • meditation room
  • lockable storage
  • outdoor patio
  • indoor bike storage
  • access to private phone booths
  • changing rooms with showers
  • free coffee and snacks
  • local craft beer on tap at special events

HANSA also offers Business Support Services for an additional fee, such as:

  • telecommunications (phones)
  • mail services
  • printing and copying
  • catered meetings and events
podcast studio
yoga at office
bike racks at work

Nearby Amenities

A 5-15 minute walk or pedal to:

  • 60 restaurants
  • 10 hotels
  • 4 breweries
  • 2 distilleries
  • 9 banks
  • Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
  • Theatre District
  • Entertainment District
  • AMC Movie Theatre
  • Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
  • Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
  • Canalside
  • Riverworks
  • KeyBank Center

    Easy 15-minute drive to Buffalo-Niagara airport via Route 33

Meet the Team

Business support, office management and community-building professionals at your service.

Meet Laura

Laura Jimenez, Community Manager

Laura’s passion to innovate the way people work resulted from nine years with HSBC working in different offices from coast to coast. She is excited to be back home in Western New York, applying her entrepreneurial spirit to challenge the status quo, take risks and improve the human experience. When she’s not building the HANSA community, Laura is traveling or celebrating life’s moments with close friends and family.

Meet Kellena

Kellena Kane, President and Co-Founder

Kellena has been in the real estate development industry for nearly 15 years. A proud WNY native, she excels at bringing national real estate concepts to our home turf and is excited to deliver our region’s first coworking and flexible office service. She enjoys connecting people and strategic planning. When she’s not geeking out on Excel, Kellena is exploring Buffalo with her husband and four children.

Meet Carl

Carl Montante Jr., Co-Founder

Carl Jr. has grown up in the real estate business as the son of Uniland’s founder, Carl Montante. He started as a teenager getting his hands dirty installing landscaping for their new buildings. He now revels in paying attention to industry trends and ensuring Uniland stays ahead of the curve. Carl likes to unwind by mountain biking and playing tennis in the warm weather, and snowboarding when the snow flies.

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