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A City for the Future

This year’s installment of ULI Pittsburgh spring tradition, Real Estate Roundup, offered an inside look at how Pittsburgh’s real estate market will continue to develop. Held on May 9 at the Rivers Club, nearly 100 attendees gathered for a program featuring moderator & sponsor Kevin McKeegan – Partner, Meyer, Unkovoic & Scott and featured panelists Sandie Egley – Commissioner, Beaver County; Dan Gilman – Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor William Peduto; and Mark Popovich, Senior Managing Director, HFF, who offered insights on capital market and development in Beaver County … Read More

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The Grand Tour: Sold-Out & Spectacular

Hosted by the Young Leaders Group on Thursday, April 26, 50 attendees gathered for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the newly renovated Kaufmann’s Grand on Fifth Avenue. Located in the heart of downtown between Fifth Avenue and Forbes Avenue, this mixed-use development project boasts a stunning renovation and modern finishes. The evening began with time for networking, construction tour of the 9th Floor, and tour of a model apartment led by Roni Gilmore and Amanda Mason of CORE Realty. These luxury apartment amenities include: an iPad, built-in Amazon Alexa, two … Read More

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Getting the 411 on 4-11

On Wednesday, April 11 at Strada Architecture, over 30 new members and local leaders gathered to attend My ULI: Maximizing your Membership with the Urban Land Institute. This informal program focused on the impact that ULI has on Pittsburgh and how new members can engage in the District Council while better understanding ULI’s mission. Newer members were introduced to the group and shared why they joined ULI and offered personal insights to the specific value they found in membership. Local leaders included Lynn DeLorenzo, Chair Emeritus of the Women’s Leadership … Read More

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Katharine’s Industry Insights

Enjoying an evening at BNY Mellon, on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative hosted “A Conversation with Katharine Eagan Kelleman.” The program began with relationship development where nearly 60 attendees gathered to learn more about Katharine’s 20 years of professional experience in the transit industry. Recently named CEO of Port Authority of Allegheny County, Katharine shared her personal and professional experiences with attendees. In a lively interview moderated by Andrea Geraghty, Partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP and Chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative, Katharine emphasized … Read More

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Pittsburgh’s Green Print

On Tuesday, March 13 members and friends of ULI, CoreNet, BOMA, GBA, and the Department of City Planning gathered at The Embassy Suites for an informative program unpacking what the new Building Benchmark Ordinance is, resources that make it accessible, and what we can learn from this initiative. Beginning with Happy Hour and networking, the program featured presentations from Flore Marion, Energy Advisor for the City of Pittsburgh; Aurora Sharrard, Executive Director of Green Building Alliance; and Billy Grayson, Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute Center for Sustainability and … Read More

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Tackling the 2018 TRENDS

Many thanks to those who came to 2018 TRENDS: Emerging Trends in Real Estate at the Fairmont Pittsburgh on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Attendees filled the ballroom and were treated to breakfast and a keynote presentation from Global CEO of the Urban Land Institute, Patrick Phillips. Phillips conveyed an optimistic outlook for 2018.  He emphasized that Pittsburgh has become a hub for robotics, educated millennials, and of course stressed the value of ULI membership and engagement of real estate leaders within our city. Thank you to 2018 TRENDS panelists, Ray Gastil – Department of City Planning, Sean Luther – InnovatePGH, and Diamonte Walker – The Urban Redevelopment … Read More

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Active Transportation and Real Estate

Did you know that in 2014 more people bought bikes than cars or trucks?  On Monday, November 13, Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier discussed the increase in biking and walking in American cities.  Held at the Rivers Club, this breakfast event featured keynote speaker, Ed McMahon – Senior Resident Fellow and Author, Charles E. Fraser Chair for Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy, the Urban Land Institute, who gave an overview of his publication Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier. Defined as “non-motorized transportation,” McMahon discussed … Read More

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Work of Leaders: Vision, Alignment and Execution

As the final installment in a year-long series of Advancing Leaders, the Women’s Leadership Initiative presented Vision, Alignment and Execution on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  Held at the Duquesne Club, attendees were able to participate in a full-day or half-day workshop featuring an accelerated DiSC Assessment morning session to prepare for an afternoon Work of Leaders Workshop. Facilitated by Alison Valli and Shirley Wulf of Dimensions Leadership Group, this enrichment offered participants personalized information about their leadership styles, as well targeting areas of strength and challenge.  Those who took the … Read More

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Strip District Deconstructed

Wednesday, October 18, ULI hosted its fourth annual Educational Foodie Crawl featuring Pittsburgh’s Strip District.  Nearly 60 attendees gathered at Smallman Galley to start the tour of this vibrant neighborhood.  Attendees sampled food from each of Smallman Galley’s four vendors: Iron Born, Colonia, Banhmilicious, and Brunoise to encounter the true food hall experience that Smallman uniquely provides. Next, the group walked to Pennsylvania Libations for whiskey samples, featured apple cider, and learn how the retailer connects Pennsylvania distillers and small businesses to consumers.  Finally, the evening ended at Bar Marco … Read More

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Insights Into Leadership: The Work of Leaders – What Makes a True Leader

As part of the next chapter in Women’s Leadership Initiative of Advancing Leaders, Insights into Leadership focused on the mission-critical work of leaders.  On Wednesday, August 30, nearly 50 women and men met at the Duquesne Club for networking, a presentation from Alison Valli of Dimension Leadership Group, and a panel discussion featuring Michele Allerton, Associate Director at Integra Realty Resources, Anne Chen, Principal at GBBN Architects/EDGE Studio, and Mary Guinee, Vice President at Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. This interactive program included exploration of the difference between leading and managing as … Read More

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