About

Making a difference in the communities we serve.

Founded in the Capital Region of New York State, Columbia Development has created some of the most iconic real estate in what is now being called Tech Valley. The company has had success where others have walked away or simply refused to try, particularly in the region’s burgeoning downtowns. Because of the company’s reputation for success, Columbia Development is continually sought out to find solutions to the most challenging real estate issues, and is a preferred development partner for the most selective corporations and organizations throughout the Northeast.

Over the past 25 years, the company has financed, designed and built properties with a combined value in excess of $1.5 billion.

Under the leadership of president and founder Joseph R. Nicolla, Columbia Development is an innovative company whose approach to economic development has redefined sustainable growth, positively transforming neighborhoods, creating jobs and strengthening the tax base.