ULI Pittsburgh Blog

Playhouse “Wows”!

Our 2019 Winter Mixer was a winner. Members and special guests enjoyed a student-led tour of this 90,000+ sq. ft. state-of-the-art entertainment facility, featuring 3 theatres and early remarks from University President, Paul Hennigan.  Point Park University: The Academic Village and Pittsburgh Playhouse was the recent recipient of ULI Pittsburgh’s 2018 Placemaker of the Year.  Hennigan reminded attendees that their relationship with ULI is rich in history, dating back to 2007 when the vision for an urban campus was just taking form.  A now decade-old ULI Advisory Panel brought national … Read More

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Dynamic & Diverse

On Monday, November 5, the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative hosted “A Conversation with Melanie Harrington” at Twenty Stanwix. As President & Chief Executive Officer of Vibrant Pittsburgh, Melanie Harrington has been an integral part of spearheading initiatives to attract, retain, and elevate a diverse workforce. Moderating the conversation was ULI Member Dusty Elias Kirk – Partner, Global Practice Group Leader for Real Estate, Reed Smith LLP. Melanie Harrington offered the attendees valuable insights based on her active involvement in building a more diverse and inclusive Pittsburgh region. The high-profile audience enjoyed … Read More

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Party on Penn

Wednesday, September 12, ULI hosted its fifth annual Educational Foodie Crawl highlighting restaurants & bars on Penn Avenue within the Cultural District. Over 60 attendees gathered at Ten Penny to start the tour of this thriving area. Guests enjoyed abundant food samples including seared ahi tuna crostini, Jack Daniels glazed crispy brussels sprouts, and more while they heard from Ten Penny’s Sarah Masterson. Stop 2 featured Sharp Edge Bistro with cold beer, tasty bar bites, and a word from Dan Riddell. Finally, the evening concluded at Nine on Nine with … Read More

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RPC 3.0

ULI Pittsburgh was pleased to welcome 23 regional members participating in the 2018/2019 East Central Regional Product Council from Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Indianapolis this past week for a City Visit of Pittsburgh. The Regional Product Council (RPC) provides a multi-disciplinary forum for information exchange and the sharing of best practices among mid and senior-level members who work throughout the real estate and land use disciplines. With a 2-day agenda packed with tours of the South Hills terminus and TOD developments, Strip District’s “Robotics Row”, Lawrenceville, Garfield, Oakland, and the … Read More

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RIV Unpacked

The first program in our newly established event series “Let’s Talk About” featured a discussion of the Riverfront Zoning Ordinance, Implementation and Implications. Gathering at The Foundry Table & Tap on the North Shore speakers: Christine Mondor – Chair, Planning Commission Pittsburgh; Larry Fabbroni – Associate, Strada; and Andrea Lavin Kossis – Riverfront Development Coordinator, Department of City Planning. Moderated by Kevin McKeegan – Partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, delivered a panel discussion sharing how the new legislation “RIV” aims to restore the ecological health of the riverfront, encourage new development, and maintain residents’ access to the riverfront. These content … Read More

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6th Annual Placemaking

On September 27, 2018, the Urban Land Institute in Pittsburgh was pleased to honor Point Park University: The Academic Village and Pittsburgh Playhouse at our 6th Annual Placemaking Awards for Excellence held at the Omni William Penn. This fall awards event is our annual opportunity to formally recognize outstanding projects, achievements and leaders in our city who are committed to the creation and celebration of “place.” Over 200 commercial real estate professionals attended this signature event with ULI Pittsburgh, as we convened thought leaders from a wide array of disciplines who passionately promote the … Read More

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A Conversation Between

This unique program put a spin on the WLI “A Conversation With” event series by featuring TWO very special guests: Jayne Miller and Caren Glotfelty of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Allegheny County Parks Foundation, respectively.  Mary Guinee, Civil & Environmental Consultants, moderated a discussion between these senior leaders in Pittsburgh, highlighting Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s strategic vision for establishing a unified parks management plan as well as focusing on equitable projects and streamlining their working relationship with the City of Pittsburgh. Of her role as Executive Director for Allegheny County Parks … Read More

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Regional Thought-leader

The 4th in our yearlong WLI “A Conversation With” series, this springtime program welcomed Pittsburgh Technology Council’s President & CEO, Audrey Russo. Interviewer Kris Volpatti of Key Bank helped to highlight Russo’s role in the region by addressing what attracts tech companies to Pittsburgh and what we can do to influence their decision-making process. Attendees learned about the real estate and lease needs tech companies have and how they can transform our market. Russo believes that “Pittsburgh’s technology roots are essential and imperative in achieving competitive, diverse and vibrant economies… … Read More

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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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