Matthew Montante is Chief Operating Officer for the Montante Group of companies, which includes TM Montante Development, Montante Solar, and Montante Construction. He sets the strategic direction and is in charge of company operations, including development, design, operation, and integration of all project delivery systems. Under Mr. Monante’s leadership, the companies have significantly expanded their capabilities and their portfolio of projects, while entering new markets.
Mr. Montante has more than 15 years of experience in real estate and solar development. He began his career in New York City, where he helped develop and manage hotel operations and procedures during the opening of the Hilton Times Square Hotel. He then moved into real estate, developing an expertise in the Manhattan investment sales market. He joined the Montante Group in 2006 and successfully expanded the company’s real estate portfolio into New York City.
Mr. Montante has focused on leading-edge technologies and co-founded Montante Solar in 2009 to enhance the value of the company’s real estate portfolio through the integration of solar technology. This innovative approach led to the transformation of 200 acres of formerly vacant industrial land in Tonawanda, New York, into Riverview Solar Technology Park. Montante Solar is now Western New York’s second largest solar installer and the only integrator of building integrated photovoltaics.
In 2013, Mr. Montante continued to expand the business by co-founding Montante Construction. The company directs construction activities for TM Montante Development and Montante Solar, while also providing expertise to outside clients. Under his leadership, Montante Construction has managed urban redevelopment projects such as the adaptive reuse of the E.M. Hager & Sons Planing Mill, which was successfully redeveloped into a state-of-the-art mixed-use commercial and residential gem in the heart of downtown Buffalo.