MECHANICSBURG AND PITTSBURGH, PA — WSH Holdings, LLC recently acquired two properties for operations of West Shore Home. 3 Crossgates Dr., Mechanicsburg and 460 Rodi Rd., Pittsburgh.
The Harrisburg area-based home improvement company will be completing extensive renovations to both properties.
3 Crossgates Dr. is a 55,000 s/f office building that will serve as the company’s headquarters and operations center for over 200 employees.
460 Rodi Rd. is a multi-use property that
PITTSBURGH, PA — HREC Investment Advisors has arranged the sale of the 107-guestroom Hampton Inn Pittsburgh-McKnight located in Pittsburgh.
HREC Investment Advisors represented the seller on this transaction. The marketing and negotiations were led by Ketan Patel, managing director, located in the Washington DC office, Ted Anka, vice president located in the Miami office and Mark von Dwingelo, broker of record for Pennsylvania.
The Hotel is located immediately off of McKnig
PITTSBURGH, PA —The Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. (MBA) announced the 2019 Safety Champion Award winner, Bob Simpson, project superintendent, PJ Dick Incorporated. The award was presented at the thirteenth annual Construction Industry Evening of Excellence on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at the Heinz Field East Club. The event attracted nearly 1,400 construction industry professionals.
The MBA Risk Management Committee established the Safety Cham
WILMINGTON DE — The Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG) and an affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins have jointly announced plans to develop a skyline-shaping 400-ft.-tall office tower on the former site of the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. The project has secured one of the region’s leading financial institutions F.N.B. Corporation (FNB) as a critical anchor tenant for and partner in the development.
On December 12, 2019, BPG submitted a Letter of Intent to the SEA
PITTSBURGH, PA — On December 18, 2019, the Master Builders’ Association Young Constructors (MBAYC) presented the Mario Lemieux Foundation with their annual donation. The MBAYC also delivered toys to the Austin’s Playroom at AHN West Penn Hospital’s NICU.
Over the past few years, MBAYC has begun fundraising throughout the year for the Mario Lemieux Foundation, culminating with their holiday event. The Young Constructors’ Friendsgiving celebration was held on November 21, 2019
DITIO assoc. receives executive nomination in 48-0
PITTSBURGH, PA — DITIO, a premier provider of real estate valuation services, is thrilled to announce Mark Smeltzer, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS, will lend his expertise to the Pennsylvania State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers. The Pennsylvania State Senate confirmed Smeltzer’s executive nomination in an impressive 48-0 vote on October 23.
In this role, Smeltzer will lend his long career of expertise to assist the certification of real estate appraisers and assessors in the
PITTSBURGH, PA — Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) has contracted with Scalo Solar Solutions to install what is thought to be one of the largest solar arrays in Western Pennsylvania on the roof of RIDC’s Mill 19 development. Installation begins this week. The array, which will include more than 110,000 s/f of high-powered solar panels and produce over two million kilowatt hours (kWh) per year will also be one of the largest single
A well designed warehouse, manufacturing or distribution facility contributes to the triple bottom line of the companies that own and operate these facilities by reducing the operational costs of the building; minimizing the environmental impact of the building; and providing a healthy and comfortable environment for the employees working in the building.
When planning a new warehouse, manufacturing or distribution facility, an important consideration is reducing the energy
PITTSBURGH, PA — The Davis Companies has signed a 10-year lease with national law firm Jackson Kelly PLLC in the Union Trust Building located at 501 Grant St. in Pittsburgh. Jason Stewart and Jackie Bezek of JLL represented The Davis Companies in this transaction.
Jackson Kelly’s Pittsburgh office will join other prestigious firms which have located in the building, including Pepper Hamilton, Blank Rome, Frost Brown Todd, Marshall Dennehey, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, TrueF
PITTSBURGH, PA — Cushman & Wakefield | Grant Street Associates, Inc. announced the promotions of Kim Batchelor, John Jackson and Sam McGill to the role and title of senior vice president.
Batchelor joined the commercial real estate services firm in 2011 as a brokerage and leasing manager responsible for representing both landlords and tenants. A repeat recipient of the CoStar Group’s Power Broker Award, Batchelor now oversees a portfolio of office and flex properties totalin
PITTSBURGH, PA — The Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. (MBA) announced the finalists for the 2018 MBA Building Excellence Awards. The winning projects will be revealed at The Construction Industry Evening of Excellence, which will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Heinz Field East Club.
Presented by the MBA, The Construction Industry Evening of Excellence has become the industry’s most popular event in our region. This event attracts mor
PITTSBURGH, PA — PJ Lewis Group, a leading executive search firm specializing in the real estate and construction industries, announced that "Kit" Woolridge McKenna has joined the firm as managing director.
McKenna brings a unique combination of experience and education to the PJ Lewis Group and to existing and new clients of the firm. Her background includes almost two decades of experience with leading commercial and industrial real estate developers such as Trammell Crow,
PITTSBURGH, PA — Cushman & Wakefield Grant Street Associates, Inc. (Grant Street Associates) announced that Bombardier Transportation has executed a long-term lease to relocate several of its business divisions from West Mifflin to Pittsburgh’s Strip District. Randy McCombs and Sam McGill of Grant Street Associates represented Bombardier in the lease acquisition.
Bombardier will occupy 90,000 s/f at One Waterfront Place, a 200,000 s/f, class A office building located in Pitt
PITTSBURGH, PA — New York-based North River Pittsburgh I, LLC purchased 31st Street Studios, the largest sound stage between New York and Los Angeles, for $14 million. The 238,000 s/f multi-industrial complex sits riverfront on 9.36 acres in Pittsburgh’s iconic Strip District.
“The sale of the 31st Street Studios property is yet another example of the high velocity of the Strip District commercial real estate market and brings yet another high quality investment firm to the
Pittsburgh, PA — Burns Scalo Real Estate has announced plans to develop Pittsburgh’s first commercial office property certified to the WELL Core & Shell standard by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) in Oakland. The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and wellbeing. The intent of the WELL Building Standard is to bring together the best practices in d
Pittsburgh, PA — Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) represented Clinton Commerce Center LLC in the marketing and sale of the recently completed Clinton Commerce Center I, situated one mile west of the Pittsburgh International Airport at 2300 Sweeney Dr. within Clinton Commerce Park. The building is a 297,200 s/f, class A, light industrial facility leased entirely to Berlin Packaging on a long-term lease. Cincinnati-based Al. Neyer is the general partner of Clinton Commerce Center LLC
Pittsburgh, PA — Cronheim Mortgage has secured $50.5 million in financing for Northampton Crossings, a 622,000 s/f power retail center located in Easton, Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania. The loan was structured with a 15-year fixed-rate which was locked 11 months prior to closing. American General Life Insurance Company, The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company, National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, and American Home Assurance Company funded the loan, whom
Pittsburgh, PA — Tenants at Parkway Center Corporate Office Park in Greentree are about to experience an entirely new offering of amenities including a brand new food court and state-of-the-art fitness center. In keeping with their commitment to create a new image and generate fresh excitement for the tenants located at the 620,000 s/f office park, Market Street Real Estate Partners and JDI Realty, have collaborated with the ownership of Nakama, Pittsburgh’s award-winning des
Pittsburgh, PA — The Community Builders, Inc.(TCB), a nonprofit developer of mixed-use and mixed income housing has announced the allocation of $16 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC), received in 2015 to four neighborhood improvement projects in Cincinnati,OH; Durham, NJ; Pittsburgh, PA and Worcester, MA. “We are proud of our ability to use New Markets Tax Credits to address the needs of these communities and we look forward to continuing to work with the CDFI fund on
PITTSBURGH, PA — Oxford Development Company and its partners announce that the 117-unit Hot Metal Flats apartment complex in the South Side Works development in the City of Pittsburgh has received LEED Gold certification.
“Our philosophy with multifamily projects is to create sustainable communities with their own individual identities,” said Steve Guy, president and CEO, Oxford Development Company. “With a great project team we were able to exceed our certification expecta