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Quality + Value = Picotte

To provide commercial real estate for today’s businesses, especially in this challenging economy, requires more than a good reputation. It requires expertise, passion and a commitment to understanding our client’s needs. It’s about finding the right fit for our clients. The right commercial real estate is an integral key to the success of your business.

Why Picotte?

Diverse Locations and Environments

Picotte properties are diverse – offering urban and suburban settings within close proximity to highways, byways and transportation hubs.

Why Picotte?

Comprehensive Maintenance Services

In addition to 24/7 on-call availability, only Picotte offers end-to-end in-house construction, energy management, grounds maintenance, operations and housekeeping services.

Why Picotte?

Your Needs Come First

Whether it’s developing a free-standing childcare center in an office park for our clients with children or installing new energy management systems in our Class A properties, we listen and respond to your clients’ needs.

Our History


Three generations after John Picotte founded Picotte Real Estate in 1933 the company has passed through the leadership picked up by John’s sons Bernard and Clifford to Bernard’s sons John and Michael and Clifford’s son William. While they maintain leadership roles today, we have added non-family members to the list of leadership of the Picotte Companies. This includes Chief Operating Officer Nancy Carey Cassidy and Chief Financial Officer Robert Daly. We now enter our 84th year of prominence in the Capital Region real estate community.

Beginning in 1961 the company shifted to larger projects with the construction of 111 Washington Avenue in downtown Albany. A complete renovation of the façade of that property will be undertaken shortly, bringing it up to date with the 2017 landscape.

Over the past eight decades the company has grown and built many large scale projects, such as 44 Holland Avenue in Albany, 50 Wolf Road in Colonie and 625 Broadway in downtown Albany. All of these projects have been collaborations with the State of New York, which now retains title to those properties.

The company embarked on its most ambitious project in the late 70’s and early 80’s with the Corporate Woods Office Park, connecting a large parcel to be developed directly to Interstate 90. Today Corporate Woods has 14 properties and holds an occupancy rate in excess of 95%.

Other properties developed by the company include 1215 Western Avenue, 1450 Western Avenue, 80 Wolf Road, One Park Place, 59 Wolf Road, 55 Elk Street and One Liberty Square in Schenectady. All Picotte properties combined reflect a portfolio in excess of 2 million square feet today.

At Picotte Companies, we seek to accommodate our tenants and potential tenants whenever such a need arises. We do everything we can to ensure the best results for everyone.