ULI Pittsburgh Blog

RPC 2.0

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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The Grand Tour: Sold-Out

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 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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