What We Build is Who We Are.

We like to believe that the character of Cascade Properties can be found in every facet of the apartments and offices we bring to the local market. Whether we’re refitting the frame of a 19th-century window or installing a 21st century appliance below it, the careful conversion of vintage buildings to modern living and working spaces is a perfect fit for our commitment to quality and our respect for the history of Rochester.

As the proprietors of Loftus Construction, Jim and John Loftus have been building and renovating properties—for themselves and a host of loyal clients—for more than 30 years. Growing up in a house built in 1816, the brothers honed their skills and developed a strong work ethic helping their father restore the house. Today, they bring those same traits to Cascade Properties, not only leading each stage of renovation and design, but also personally managing all our residential and commercial spaces.

Creating a Neighborhood.

In the early 1980s, the triangle of city streets bounded by Main Street, Plymouth Avenue, and the Inner Loop offered only an exhausted collection of industrial buildings declining in use and increasingly under-maintained. There was no such thing as the Cascade District, and downtown Rochester had none of the mixed-use apartment and commercial spaces that defined flourishing neighborhoods in places like New York City. More than two decades later, properties like Cascade Centre and the Knowlton Building are the standard for thriving urban life and commerce in Rochester. We hope that our approach to their renovation—applying adaptive reuse to bring irreplaceable historic structures into the modern era, the right way—has set a precedent as well.