As a career commercial and residential real estate management and investment specialist, entrepreneur Michael Buffington has worked in the industry since he was 18 years old. He purchased his first rental property just out of high school, and before age 22, founded a successful retail communications products company.
Today, as Founder and President of Buffington Property Management, he commandeers an umbrella company that oversees the management and maintenance of 14 mixed commercial and residential properties within Central Pennsylvania. Among them is Monument Square Center, built in 1929 and a National Historic Landmark (for its Art Deco façade). As a modern retail & office site, it now offers 20,000+sf to tenants and clients. Also under Buffington’s purview is Huntingdon, Penn.-based retail and office shopping plaza MAT Plaza, situated on one of the county’s busiest roads, with 25,000+sf of office & retail and an additional 24,000sf warehouse.
Buffington is also Founder & President of Lewistown, Pennsylvania-based One-Stop Communications, founded in 1996 and has been the region’s largest provider of communication products and services. Since its launch, the company has served as an authorized dealer for all major carriers in the region, including Fortune 500 companies Cricket Wireless, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint-Nextel, Dish Network, Cellular One, CenturyLink, ViaSat and DirecTV. One Stop has been awarded the Dealer of Excellence and cited for Outstanding Performance and is a DishNetwork Summit Advantage Retailer.
Buffington has been a licensed real estate professional, serves as a Board Director for the Juniata Valley Bank, and has been a member for five years with the Mifflin County Airport Board of Directors, overseeing all aspects of managing the aviation facility. As a flying enthusiast, Buffington founded and serves as Treasurer for the MC Flying Club Inc.
As a persistently involved member of the community, his awards and honors include: Ambassador of the Year with the Juniata Valley Area Chamber of Commerce; Business Family of the Year with both the Senate of Pennsylvania and Mifflin County Farm Bureau; and Top 100 Business, 4-Most Under 40 and Top 100 People by PA Business Central.