Our History

Founded in 1988, Columbia Development is one of the largest and most successful real estate development companies in New York’s Capital Region and the Northeastern United States.

From the very beginning, Columbia’s founders envisioned building an organization with a strong business philosophy and strategy, coupled with a responsibility to give back to the communities the company serves. The result is a highly respected brand, whose guiding principles are exceptional service, comprehensive planning, and corporate social responsibility.

Columbia Development’s success is a direct reflection of this culture. The company has delivered impeccably produced buildings that positively change regional landscapes and enhance local neighborhoods. Over the years, Columbia Development has shared its success with dozens of local charities and organizations, quietly contributing millions of dollars.