Rochester developer Laurence Glazer, who along with his wife Jane was aboard a private plane that crashed off of the coast of Jamaica last Friday, had been a development force in Rochester, N.Y.

The company he co-founded, Buckingham Properties, was the largest property owner in the area. The Rochester Business Journal says Buckingham owns more then 9 million square feet of property, while The Rochester City Paper says the company owns and manages 13 million square feet. Glazer made his mark on Rochester with the “purchase and renovation of the Midtown Tower, and the purchase of the Xerox Square and the former headquarters of Bausch & Lomb Inc.,” according to the Rochester Business Journal.

Buckingham also has a handful of residential properties, as well, according to its website.

"The events of that day were followed all over the world, but nowhere more closely than in the Buckingham conference room," the company said in a statement. "Larry Glazer built Buckingham Properties one brick at a time, over 40 years. He taught himself how to take a building apart, and then how to put it back together to be stronger, more efficient and to last the test of time. Larry was forthright in his planning and made sure to build Buckingham Properties in just the same manner." 

If you knew Glazer, feel free to comment at the bottom of this page with a remembrance.