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ULS Relocates to Park Place One

ULS Relocates to Park Place One

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor United Lender Services (ULS) has announced it will soon occupy 48,000 square feet of office space in Park Place One. Located in the suburban Parkway West area of Pittsburgh, Park Place One and Park Place Two [...]…

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RIDC Receives $15M Funding for Large-Scale Developments

RIDC Receives $15M Funding for Large-Scale Developments

By Liviu Oltean, Associate Editor The Regional Industrial Development Corp. of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) has been offered grants and low interest loans totaling up to $15 million for the development of large-scale regional projects. The funding was recently approved by the Commonwealth Financing [...]…

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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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