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Employees from Colliers International | Pittsburgh joined the American Cancer Society in their fight against Breast Cancer this past Saturday, October 11 at North Park. The firm raised over $1,300 for their fourth year participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) walk.
Jessica Jarosz, Vice President of Tenant Advisory Services for Colliers International | Pittsburgh, organizes the company team every year.
“As the Colliers Team Leader for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, I am very proud of my team for donating their time and money, raising funds and participating in the Walk this year!” Ms. Jarosz exclaimed. “It was an honor to walk along with survivors, family members and friends who are all raising awareness and supporting a very worthy cause. This was our fourth year participating in MSABC, and our collective hope is that one day we will finish the fight against breast cancer.”
RETTEW Associates signed a long term lease at One Robinson Plaza for approximately 12,500 SF of office space. Patrick Sentner, Founding Principal, and Jessica Jarosz, Vice President of Tenant Advisory Services at Colliers International | Pittsburgh exclusively represented RETTEW.
RETTEW will be relocating from Twin Towers on Steubenville Pike to the newly renovated One Robinson Plaza by the end of this year. One Robinson Plaza offers efficient space for RETTEW’s corporate housing requirement; along with a private garage for field staff engineer access and storage.
“Working with McKnight Realty Partners on this transaction resulted in a win-win experience for all parties involved. Along with McKnight’s design and architectural team members, Colliers and RETTEW were able to meet their space needs perfectly in an outstanding location,” stated Jessica Jarosz.
Justin Kline joins Colliers International | Pittsburgh as an Associate with the Investment Services team. He will aid clients in the acquisition and disposition of income producing properties; including office, industrial, retail, and multifamily assets. Justin will also be heavily involved in the sale of owner-occupier buildings, vacant land, and value-add properties.
Prior to joining Colliers International | Pittsburgh, Justin worked for Colliers International Valuation and Advisory Services in Washington, DC. He was responsible for conducting market analysis, highest and best use analysis, cash flow forecasting, and forming opinions of value for office, retail, industrial, land, hotel, mixed use, and multifamily assets.
Justin graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from the University of Pittsburgh. During his college career, Justin worked in the finance department of the American Textile Company in Duquesne, PA. Justin grew up in the city’s east end where he currently resides.
Q2 2014 Pittsburgh Still Positive
Although deal volume in the second quarter was not as robust as the first, activity remained brisk. The expectation is that the third quarter will bring more transactions from the tenants and buyers currently scouring the market. Scouring is the appropriate term given the only potential impediment to increased activity is the lack of quality options for users to move on.
The stats point to a marginal decrease in absorption of 233,000 square feet yet for the calendar year, we are still 600,000 square feet positive. The expectation is that the third quarter will be back on the right side of the ledger, particularly with the early quarter announcement by Amazon that they are leasing the 200,000 square feet of remaining space in 2250 Roswell Drive. This leaves only two quality availabilities in excess of 100,000 square feet remaining in the Greater Pittsburgh market.