About Us

Buffalo New York

Who We Are

The Main Place Liberty Complex, comprised of the Main Place Tower, Main Place Mall and Liberty Building, is a classic combination of superior design, timeless elegance, and modern enhancements. These three inter-linked buildings span two city blocks in the center of downtown Buffalo. Their proximity to Federal, State, County and City offices, as well as restaurants, hotels and major financial institutions make them ideally suited to many types of business.

Patrick Hotung - President

Pat has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of managing the property. A graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, Pat worked as a tax analyst and commercial real estate broker in the Washington, D.C. area prior to coming to Buffalo. In addition to overseeing Violet Realty, Pat oversees the operation of several other privately held companies that own and manage several million square feet of commercial real estate throughout the United States. An avid hockey player and skier, Pat grew up in Hong Kong and has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Asian and Middle Eastern History from Tufts University.

Eric Lefebvre - Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Eric has over 25 years of experience in commercial property management and leasing having worked with real estate development firms in Toronto, San Francisco and Atlanta prior to his relocation to Buffalo in 1993. He graduated cum laude from Laurentian University (Sudbury, Ontario) with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is certified as a Real Property Administrator through the Building Owners and Managers Institute. Additionally, Eric is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada), holds a Certified Public Accountant’s certificate (Illinois) and is licensed as a Real Estate Broker in New York State.

Michael J. Manning - Vice President, Leasing

Born and raised in Buffalo, Mike graduated from the Park School of Buffalo in 1999 and has a B.A. in Political Science from Allegheny College.  He has earned the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation as a commercial real estate industry expert and is licensed in the State of New York as a Real Estate Broker (Lic. #10351209159).  Since coming on board in 2007, Mike has negotiated numerous lease deals for office, retail & telecommunication space and also has experience in property management and investment-grade real estate acquisitions analysis.