ULI Pittsburgh - The State of the Strip District


2023-06-08T16:00:00 - 2023-06-08T18:00:00

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    Mulberry Lofts Will open in a new window 3205 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15201 United States


    Pricing Members Non-Members
    All Types $20.00 $40.00

    Brian Redmond, Vice President of PNC Real Estate will moderate a panel that includes:

    • Pam Austin - President Strip, District Neighbors and Brand Ambassador, Burns & Scalo Real Estate
    • David Heaton - President and CEO, The Buncher Group
    • Shawn Kichline - Principal, Oxide Development

    This panel will discuss the growth of the Strip District, future opportunities for the resident and business community alike, and potential challenges ahead. Come and enjoy this event at a distinctive new building that honors the neighborhood’s past with its design. Tours of the Mulberry Lofts, the Strip District’s newest boutique residential development will be provided. All appetizers and drinks will be included in the price of your ticket purchase.

    Mulberry Lofts 3205 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15201 United States

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    Brian Redmond

    Vice President, PNC Financial Services Group

    Brian Redmond is a Vice President at PNC Real Estate. Brian is responsible for originating Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) transactions for the bank by investing in affordable housing projects for real estate developers headquartered in Pennsylvania and Delaware. In addition to his LIHTC client coverage, Brian is a lender covering a number of Pittsburgh clients that build and buy multifamily, industrial, office, retail, and hotel projects. Brian had many different responsibilities within PNC Real Estate prior to his current role including working with commercial real estate developer clients in Cleveland, Upstate New York, and Eastern Canada. Brian graduated from the University of Cincinnati where he earned his BBA and later earned a Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently the Co-Chairman of the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group in Pittsburgh. Brian and his wife Kaitlyn live in Cranberry with their dog, Griffey.


    Pamela Austin

    Brand Ambassador, Burns & Scalo Real Estate Group

    Pamela Austin is the Brand Ambassador of Burns Scalo Real Estate (BSRE). Pamela is responsible for developing BSRE’s placemaking, amenities programming, and special events to differentiate the BSRE brand. Pamela has a keen design eye that transforms and elevates Burns Scalo’s spaces. Pamela started her professional life as a biologist, working in Africa and Bhutan before real estate grabbed her interest through rehabbing homes for her own use. While working in Chicago in real estate development, Pamela sought to become more formally educated in interior design so took classes at Harrington College of Design. She attended the University of Illinois for her undergrad and received her M.S. from the University of Illinois- Chicago. She is a licensed real estate professional in Pennsylvania. Pamela previously worked as a Senior Project Manager of Development for seventeen years for McCaffery in Chicago and Pittsburgh and as a development consultant to Oxford Development on their multi-family projects. Her background in multi-family and mixed-used development allows her to bring a unique perspective to BSRE’s office portfolio. Pamela lives in the Strip District with her mate Mike and her German Wirehaired puppy Josey. She passionately serves her community as the President of Strip District Neighbors. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and hosting friends, hiking, and traveling.


    David Heaton

    President and CEO, The Buncher Company

    As President & CEO of The Buncher Company, David works closely with the Board of Directors to define the company vision and to implement the strategies to ensure the Company follows its Vision, Mission, and Values. David leads Buncher’s Executive Committee to manage and improve the portfolio of Industrial, Warehouse, Office, and Hospitality assets throughout the real estate life cycle and to define and evaluate new development and investment opportunities. Prior to joining The Buncher Company, David was the Chief Operating Officer of Oxford Development Company. David earned a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University. David serves on the Boards of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the American Heart Association of Greater Pittsburgh and was the Chair of the AHA’s Heart of Pittsburgh ’21-’22 campaign. David is an Emeritus Board member of HEARTH and presently chairs the annual Tees & Traps Committee for HEARTH. David and his wife, Keri, live in Pine Township. They have two children – Connor and Bailey.


    Shawn Kichline

    Principal, Oxide Development

    Shawn Kichline is the Principal of Oxide Real Estate Development, which he founded in 2016. Shawn has over 20 years of urban real estate investment, development, and construction experience gained at leading organizations. Shawn uses his passion for urban revitalization and infill, mixed-use development to enhance the historic character of the communities in which he works. Prior to founding Oxide, Shawn established the local Pittsburgh office for Milhaus Development and led efforts in the market including site acquisitions, market underwriting, selection and management of consultants and advisors (architects, land use attorneys, construction managers, etc.), entitlements, community and government relations, design, and branding/marketing. He was the project executive responsible for the off-market acquisition, design, and entitlement of the Arsenal Terminal project in Lawrenceville, a site master-planned for 625 apartment units and 20,000 square feet of street retail. Shawn previously held roles within the acquisitions group of Invesco, where he focused on joint venture investments in value-add and opportunistic repositioning, redevelopments, and developments; Silverstein Properties in New York City, where he was a critical team member managing $9B of large-scale, complex urban mixed-use developments including the World Trade Center redevelopment; HFF where he managed over $2.6B in dispositions, joint venture equity raises and recapitalizations throughout the U.S.; and started his career with Turner Construction Company in Chicago. Shawn received an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a B.S. in Civil Engineering with a specialization in construction management and structural engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and a CFA Charterholder. He additionally studied in Copenhagen, which with his time in New York City seeded an inspiration to create dense, bike-friendly, walkable, vibrant, and mixed-use neighborhoods within secondary cities of the U.S.