Bryan Bowers

B.S. Biology ~ Le Moyne College

Bryan Bowers founded Bowers Development in 2014, driving it to become one of the fastest growing real-estate development firms in Central New York. Having spent his entire career in the environmental consulting industry, Bryan identified a niche opportunity to utilize his other business (Asbestos & Environmental Consulting Corporation) to value-engineer remediation projects in order to quickly and cost-effectively redevelop contaminated properties. Between his two businesses, Bryan currently employs 25 full-time employees out of his East Syracuse office location.


Michael B. Licata

B.S. Business Mgt. ~ SUNY Buffalo

Michael Licata joined Bowers Development in 2017 and serves in the role of Vice President. He is responsible for leasing, site acquisition, economic development initiatives and overall business development functions across our entire real estate portfolio. Prior to joining Bowers Development, Mike served in similar roles for several large real estate development firms in Western New York. Mike is also a NYS licensed real estate broker, that specializes in lease negotiations and property management.

Bowers Development – Our Mission

Bowers Development is a real estate development company based in Syracuse, NY. Our partners grew up in a small rural Catskill town and Buffalo neighborhood respectively. We don’t have any local connections. We certainly weren’t handed down a family real-estate empire. In a lot of ways, Bowers Development doesn’t fit within this industry.

We have no interest in shiny-new buildings with real estate signs staked in the front yards because our team sees the world through different lenses. We focus on finding the worst looking property on the block. The ones plagued with environmental issues, long-term vacancy, and sources of neighborhood blight. Our goal is to return these properties to their original glory.

Our projects provide communities with the following benefits:

  • Eliminating environmental barriers, significantly improving the building / site’s attractiveness and marketability.
  • Returning underutilized and municipally-owned properties back to the tax rolls.
  • Demolishing blighted properties, which improve the neighborhood’s appearance and increases nearby property values.
  • Utilizing local businesses and suppliers (as needed) to complete work throughout each development project’s life-cycle.