Bernice Radle owns and operates Buffalove Development and Little Wheel Restoration Co., a full-service real estate company focused on reviving vacant and/or underutilized places and spaces. The goal is to smash together the basics of urban design, preservation, energy efficiency and affordability together to make neighborhoods better for the people who live, work and play there. Being a female owned and minority-focused company, Buffalove | Little Wheel aims to make strides in making space for females and minorities in the world of real estate and construction.
Bernice's historic renovation work has been featured on HGTV and DIY network as part of American Rehab Buffalo and also in several publications including the NYTimes, Huffington Post, Preservation Magazine, TedX and more. Bernice is currently working on several preservation projects including bringing the first brewery to Niagara Falls, NY in 75 years.
Bernice is the Vice Chair of the City of Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals. She is a leader in the Buffalo's Young Preservations, a founding member of the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists and is the creator of the "heart bomb" which is a tactical urbanism project that communities across the country have embraced. In 2014, she was awarded the Peter H. Brink Award for individual achievement by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She holds a B.S. degree in Urban Planning and Regional Analysis from Buffalo State College.
Follow her work on social media at: @buffalovedevelopment @berniceradle