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RLJ Lodging Trust Completes $24M Hotel Conversions

RLJ Lodging Trust Completes $24M Hotel Conversions

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor RLJ Lodging Trust has recently completed a $24 million conversion of three hotels – the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place, the Hilton Garden Inn Durham and the Embassy Suites West Palm Beach-Central. The conversions were part [...]…

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PNC’s $400M Leed-Certified Tower Gets Green Light

PNC’s $400M Leed-Certified Tower Gets Green Light

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor The city planning commission voted in favor of the development of Tower at PNC Plaza. The tower is a 33-story glass office building that will house PNC Financial Services Group. Estimated to cost about $400 million, the PNC tower [...]…

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Dickie & McCamey Renews Lease at PPG Place

Dickie & McCamey Renews Lease at PPG Place

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Dickie & McCamey has decided to renew the lease at PPG Place by 10 years. As reported in November by the Pittsburgh Business News, the law firm’s 10-year lease was set to expire in 2014, and the firm [...]…

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McCaffery Interests, Pitt Ohio Break Ground on 96-Unit Apartment Property

McCaffery Interests, Pitt Ohio Break Ground on 96-Unit Apartment Property

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor McCaffery Interests and Pitt Ohio recently announced the groundbreaking of ‘Lot 24’, a 96-unit apartment residence project in the Strip District. Lot 24′s site was formerly a surface parking space. The development will be located in the vicinity of [...]…

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Redevelopment Authority Sells Fifth and Forbes Lots to Millcraft for $2.43M

Redevelopment Authority Sells Fifth and Forbes Lots to Millcraft for $2.43M

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has voted and agreed to sell seven lots near Forbes Avenue to Millcraft Industries. The 37,000-square-foot tracts were sold to the Washington-based company for $2.43 million. The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that [...]…

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PJ Dick Appointed as General Contractor for $71M Credit Union HQ

PJ Dick Appointed as General Contractor for $71M Credit Union HQ

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor PJ Dick has been recently selected as general contractor for the new Pennsylvania State Employees’ Credit Union (PSECU) headquarters. The $71 million project represents PJ Dick’s first Harrisburg-based contract, and it is also the largest construction project [...]…

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Carnegie Mellon Buildings Receive Gold LEED Certification

Carnegie Mellon Buildings Receive Gold LEED Certification

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Carnegie Mellon University has announced that the Gates Center for Computer Science and the Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies have been awarded with LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Gates and Hillman centers [...]…

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Brown Shoe Announces Closings for More than 140 Famous Footwear Stores Nationwide

Brown Shoe Announces Closings for More than 140 Famous Footwear Stores Nationwide

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Brown Shoe Co. said it is planning to close about 140 Famous Footwear stores nationwide in the near future. The decision was motivated by unsatisfactory performances in various locations, and it will be enacted in spite of [...]…

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DoubleTree by Hilton Rebrands, Renovates its Largest Pittsburgh Asset

DoubleTree by Hilton Rebrands, Renovates its Largest Pittsburgh Asset

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor During a ribbon cutting ceremony this week, DoubleTree by Hilton announced the official opening and rebranding of the Radisson Hotel Pittsburgh-Green Tree, which has been renamed as DoubleTree. The hotel will undergo a $16 million renovation [...]…

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PMC Property Bids to Redevelop the John C. Robin Civic Building

PMC Property Bids to Redevelop the John C. Robin Civic Building

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor PMC Property Group is hoping the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will vote to grant it the development rights to the John C. Robin Civic building. The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that PMC was recommended over two other [...]…

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RMU Purchases the Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport for Student Housing

RMU Purchases the Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport for Student Housing

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Robert Morris University has acquired the Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport. According to the Pittsburgh Business Times, RMU will initially use the hotel for student housing, ultimately planning to convert the hotel into a residence hall. The [...]…

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Starpointe Business Park Breaks Ground for Second Phase

Starpointe Business Park Breaks Ground for Second Phase

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor Fourth River Development LLC has begun the second phase of construction on the Starpointe Business Park site entailing the development of a 100-acre portion of the land, the Pittsburgh Business Times reports. Starpointe representatives hope to offer space [...]…

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