ULI Pittsburgh Young Leaders Group presents: What is the Status of Pittsburgh’s Downtown Office Market?


2022-10-13T16:00:00 - 2022-10-13T18:00:00

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    225 Boulevard of the Allies Will open in a new window 225 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States


    Pricing Members Non-Members
    All Types $20.00 $40.00
    Join us on October 13th to learn about how our Central Business District office market is performing. In a panel format, we will be tapping into the knowledge of leaders in office and corporate real estate to discuss changing office trends, return to work, strategy for unused space, impact on the CBD, potential conversion opportunities, and how to incentivize employee return.

    Join us to hear from our esteemed panelists about their thoughts on the future of Pittsburgh's downtown offices, followed by a happy hour.
    4–4:30 Networking, appetizers, drinks
    4:30–4:40 Introductions from Mike Gornick
    4:40–5:30 Panel and audience Q&A
    5:30–6:00 Networking, appetizers, drinks
    Thank you to our co-sponsor for this event, Laurel Real Estate Services, LLC for the use of the beautiful 225 Boulevard of the Allies space. 

    About 225 Blvd of the Allies
    The 225 Blvd redevelopment now features a new energy efficient curtainwall window system, upgrades to mechanical systems, fully renovated elevator cabs and mechanical systems, an update to the parking garage, full renovation of the lobby space, and the introduction of a fitness center and locker room facility. Ownership is proud to introduce this modern and convenient Class A office space to the Downtown Pittsburgh market beathing life back into an important building and corridor.

    225 Boulevard of the Allies 225 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

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    Kevin Wade

    Corporate Real Estate Executive, PNC Bank

    Kevin Wade is Executive Vice President and Corporate Real Estate Executive for PNC Bank. Wade oversees all of PNC’s 30 million square foot real estate portfolio across North America and Europe. Responsibilities include property management, construction, occupancy, ownership strategies, transactions, corporate workplace strategy, safety, operations, real estate risk/governance, development, site selection, innovation and sustainability. He is also responsible for Corporate Aviation. He is a member of many organizations within PNC including the company’s Finance Business Committee, the Finance Leadership Team and the PNC Corporate Diversity Council. Prior to his responsibilities as the Corporate Real Estate Executive, Wade served as director of transactions and asset development for Realty Services. Since joining PNC, he has held numerous leadership positions within corporate real estate and led continuous improvement projects involving production, sales volume, value creation, project management and engagement. Wade joined PNC in 2009 after a 25 year career encompassing every aspect of real estate development, construction, finance and operations management including positions where he managed national business development achieving record development volume. He developed several million square feet of real estate as a project partner. At FedEx for more than 10 years, he managed a large real estate portfolio and was responsible for large scale development and construction projects developing more than 10 million square feet of new projects throughout North America. He was awarded the “5 Star Award” for achievement, the company’s highest honor. Most recently, in 2022, Wade was honored as the Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation’s Corporate Person of the Year along with Mayor Ed Gainey (government category). Wade is a member of the Pittsburgh chapter of CoreNet Global, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Building Owners & Managers Association of Pittsburgh, Inc. (BOMA) and International Facility Management Association (IFMA). Wade is a member of the PDP Mobility Advisory Team. He is a volunteer in his community working with youth groups and civic organizations. Wade earned his MBA from Waynesburg University and a bachelor of science from the University of Pittsburgh.


    Maureen Ford

    Director, Global Real Estate, Alcoa Corporation

    Maureen G. Ford came to Alcoa Inc. in 2012. As Real Estate Mngr she was responsible for all Alcoa-owned sites around the world including smelters, rolling mills, dock facilities, mines, manufacturing facilities, offices and warehousing. Upon separation of Alcoa Inc. in 2016, Ms. Ford was named Director, Global Real Estate for Alcoa Corp. With the assistance of her staff, Ms. Ford oversees all real estate holdings for Alcoa Corp. in approximately 20 countries Prior to coming to Alcoa, Ms. Ford ran a consulting company, was the Ex. Dir. for Lawrenceville Corporation, was VP at PA Commercial RE and worked at RIDC for 18 years handling grants and develop projects. Ms. Ford is a Board Member for the East Liberty Chamber of Commerce, a past Board Member for NAIOP Pittsburgh and the Nat. Assoc of Foreign-Trade Zones and Past President for CREW Pittsburgh.


    Margaret Bell

    Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, UPMC

    Margaret Bell is a real estate executive in the Pittsburgh area skilled in acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, and property management. She joined UPMC in 1991 during the first hospital merger between WPIC and Presbyterian hospitals. At the onset of additional growth in the mid 1990’s, she established UPMC’s Corporate Real Estate department. She organized and led the centralization of the real estate function for the medical system through all 25 hospital mergers. As the system expanded and the administration outgrew the space in Oakland, she led the move to 1,000,000 sq ft of leased space in the USS building downtown. Current board activity includes the Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID), the Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) and volunteer work with the United Way Technology and Facilities committee.