About Us

About Bella Vista Group

Bella Vista Group is a leading developer and management company of strip shopping centers in the United States. Bella Vista Group’s developments began in the Northeast, near its headquarters in the Greater Buffalo, New York area. Through the years, our presence has grown to include Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Ohio.

To better serve our clients, we have expanded to Florida, the Midwest, and as far West as Nevada and California. Coast-to-coast experience provides Bella Vista Group the reach and opportunity to adapt to changing economic conditions.

An established and flexible organizational structure – capable of fulfilling the needs of our clients in each geographical region – has been the key to Bella Vista Group’s success.

Whatever the project, however unique the circumstance, Bella Vista Group has experienced personnel and resources to properly address the situation. We design an approach to meet each project’s specific needs; from development planning and implementation through sale or leasing strategies.

Expertise predicated on experience is the hallmark of all Bella Vista Group’s operations.

Property Management

In addition to servicing its own portfolio of properties, Bella Vista has managed properties throughout the United States for a variety of clients including; private investor groups, investment funds, lenders, receiverships, and individual owners. Specializing in retail shopping centers, Bella Vista has a lengthy history of providing first‐class customized property management and accounting services for all of its clients; from the small local properties to regional power centers.

Types of Properties We Manage:

  • Retail up to 100,000+ sf
  • Office up to 9,999 sf
  • Warehouse/Distribution up to 100,000+ sf
  • Light Manufacturing up to 100,000 sf
  • Multi‐Family Apartment Complex

Leasing

An affiliate of Bella Vista Group has real estate salespeople involved in brokerage on a local and national level. Some of the national tenants they have dealt with are Walmart, Chili’s Restaurant, Dress Barn, Famous Footwear, Payless Shoes, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Sam’s Club, Public Storage, Office Depot, Wegman’s, Tops Markets, McDonalds, Sterling Jewelers, Home Depot, Stop-n-Shop, Applebee’s, and others.

Retailers

  • Walmart
  • B.J.’s Wholesale Club
  • Border’s Books
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Firestone
  • Home Depot
  • Rite-Aid Drugs
  • Tops Markets
  • Wegmans Food Markets
  • Goodyear
  • Denny’s Restaurant
  • Sam’s Club
  • Perkins Restaurant
  • and many others…

Chief Operating Executives

Penny D. Cipolla has over 25 years of commercial real estate experience in leasing and brokerage. Specializing in tenant and landlord representation throughout Western and Upstate New York, Penny has established herself as a premiere national and regional chain representative. Penny is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and former Secretary of Site Source, a national retail broker network.

Patrick A. Cipolla began his career in real estate over 30 years ago and has extensive executive experience in the acquisition, development, leasing, financing, management and selling of commercial and residential assets including, but not limited to shopping centers, multi-family, mixed-use and restaurants. Patrick is a Real Estate Developer, Broker and Consultant. He is the Founder and Manager of Innovative RE Development Consultants, LLC based in Miami, FL and a Licensed Real Estate Broker in five states: CT, FL, MA, NY and RI. Currently, he sources and matches development opportunities to affiliates, including Bella Vista Group (bellavistagroup.com); Frontier Development (fdllc.com); Samuels & Associates (samuelsre.com) and Arista Development.

Pasquale D. Cipolla (retired) has owned and operated development and construction companies for 40 years. His development activities have been primarily, but not exclusively, developing retail space. Initially his construction endeavors were concentrated in paving and site work. In the past twenty-five (25) years, he added residential and commercial building construction to his professional disciplines. Pat’s knowledge of leasing, real estate, finance and construction are the key ingredients in the company’s success as a developer.

and a tribute to the late Joseph A. Cipolla