Widewaters is a vertically integrated real estate organization with over 50 years of experience in the development, construction, acquisition and management of retail, hospitality, residential and office/industrial properties across North America.

We have developed or acquired over 13 million square feet of institutional quality real estate assets with a value in excess of $2 billion. In-house capabilities include acquisitions, site selection, entitlements, feasibility, legal, leasing, financing, accounting, construction, property management, hotel management and asset management. Leveraging our entrepreneurial instincts, capital and expertise, Widewaters continues to develop and acquire high-quality real estate across North America.

Widewaters’ corporate office is in Syracuse, New York, with additional operations in the Charlotte, North Carolina, and Salt Lake City, Utah, areas.

Vision

We are a diversified commercial real estate organization that performs at the highest level of integrity and dedication to our associates, clients, partners and investors. By prioritizing dynamic growth opportunities and leveraging our depth of talent and expertise, we continually demonstrate excellence in real estate markets, investments and services.

Mission

Widewaters is passionate about delivering best-in-class excellence in real estate investments and services. A vertically integrated organization with highly experienced professionals with expertise across multiple asset classes, we develop, acquire, manage, construct and broker.

Leadership

Joseph R. Scuderi

President

315-445-8585
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William S. Holstein

Senior Vice President

315-445-8630
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John Bellardini

SVP and Chief Financial Officer

315-445-8622
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Robert M. Spoto

Chief Operating Officer, Widewaters Hotels

315-445-8556
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Stephen A. Ranieri

Vice President of Design & Construction

315-445-8568
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Joseph M. Snyder

Vice President of Corporate General Counsel

315-445-8607

Thomas McNerney

Chief People Officer

315-445-8610
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John J. Ferris

Vice President of Property Management

315-445-8594
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Timothy Carroll

Vice President of Information Technology

315-445-8573
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Edward G. Shagen

Vice President of Development – Western Region

435-658-9923
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James W. Lavelle

Vice President of Retail Leasing

315-445-8613
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Kaye V. Habib

Vice President

315-445-8562

Brian R. Long

Director of Development – Southeast

704-248-7838
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Marco Marzocchi

Director of Development

315-445-8598

Tracy S. Lauer

Leasing Agent – Northeast

315-445-8631
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Christopher W. Kutlick

Leasing Agent Southeast

704-644-7846
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Company History

1971

Joseph T. Scuderi forms Pyramid Brokerage Company of Syracuse, the predecessor to the Widewaters Group.

1975-1981

Under the Pyramid Brokerage name, Joseph T. Scuderi develops single-tenant office buildings in DeWitt, Liverpool and Sherburne, New York. 

1983

50-acre site in DeWitt, NewYork, acquired for the development of the Widewaters Office Park. 

1984

Pyramid Brokerage Company’s development division is incorporated as The Widewaters Group, Inc. 

1985

Widewaters expands to the Rochester, New York, market with the development of the Bushnell’s Basin Office Building in Pittsford.

1986

Widewaters acquires a site in Fairport, New York, for Woodcliff, a 285-acre mixed-use project. 

1987

Woodcliff Office Building opens, bringing the Widewaters office portfolio to nearly 500,000 square feet.

Sylvan Glen, Widewaters’ first residential development, opens in Woodcliff.

1988

Widewaters enters the Retail Development sector with the construction of the 200,000-square-foot Roseland Center in Canandaigua, New York.

1989

Widewaters’ Class-A Office inventory exceeds 1 million square feet with the opening of the MetLife Building in Utica, New York.

1990

Widewaters IX Office Building opens as the final phase of Widewaters Office Park and becomes the new home for The Widewaters Group and the Pyramid Brokerage Company.

1991

Widewaters Construction, Inc., is formed to perform construction management and services for a growing portfolio.

Widewaters develops its first project outside New York State, a 175,000-square-foot shopping center in Wallingford, Connecticut. 

1992

Widewaters develops and opens the Aroostook Centre Mall in Presque Isle, Maine.

1997

Widewaters’ Retail portfolio reaches 1.5 million square feet with the opening of the Chenango Towne Center in Norwich, New York.

1998

Widewaters enters the Hotel Development sector with the opening of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Victor, New York.

2004

Joseph R. Scuderi assumes role of President of Widewaters Group, Inc.; Joseph T. Scuderi becomes Chairman of the Board.

2005

In a four-year span, Widewaters develops six more hotels in five different states. 

2006

Widewaters sells its Class-A Office portfolio consisting of nearly 2 million square feet. 

2007

Widewaters opens a Charlotte, North Carolina, office, establishing a base for its growing development activity in the mid-Atlantic states. 

2008

Widewaters develops its 15th hotel and first Canadian project – the Residence Inn in Downtown Moncton, New Brunswick.

2010

Formation of Widewaters Hotels, LLC, brings management of a growing hospitality portfolio in-house. 

2011

Widewaters opens an office in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area, establishing a base for future development activities in the western U.S. and Canada. 

2016-2018

Widewaters expands hotel development to the western region, opening 11 new hotels totaling 1,734 rooms in seven states and one Canadian province.

2019

Widewaters completes its first multifamily project, the 350-unit ParkStone Village in Knightdale, North Carolina.

Widewaters enters the Washington, D.C., market with the acquisition of its 38th hotel, the Hyatt House Herndon/Reston in Virginia. 

2020

Widewaters builds a new office building for company headquarters and the Pyramid Brokerage Company.