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Colliers International | Pittsburgh Represents RETTEW in New Lease at One Robinson Plaza

One Robinson PlazaRETTEW 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.

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Colliers International | Pittsburgh Adds Justin Kline to Investment Services Team

Justin Kline 1.51x1.51Justin 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.

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Q2 2014 Pittsburgh Industrial Market Report

Q2 2014 Ind Report

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.

Click here to see the full Q2 2014 Industrial Market Report.

Colliers International | Pittsburgh Selected As Exclusive Leasing Agent for Parkway Center Buildings

New Ownership Group to Make Substantial Capital Investment to Seven of Eleven Buildings in Greentree Office Complex

Market Street Real Estate Partners and JDI Realty has announced the selection of full service brokerage firm Colliers International | Pittsburgh as exclusive leasing agent for the group’s newly acquired assets, Buildings One, Two, Four, Six, Seven, Nine and Ten at the Parkway Center complex in Greentree. The ownership group will implement a substantial capital investment that will modernize the buildings and re-energize the overall complex. Planned changes include new landscape design, repaving of parking areas, new lighting, walls, ceilings, restrooms and elevator cabs.

The buildings at Parkway Center, a Class A & B office and retail complex, sit on a 20.7 acre campus setting that includes 622,771 square feet of office space encompassed by the seven buildings. Colliers International | Pittsburgh will be responsible for leasing office vacancies within the complex, including Building Seven comprising 288,654 square feet of Class A space, which will be rebranded as “THE TOWER AT PARKWAY CENTER”.

Additionally, the entirely vacant Building Ten provides the market with a rare signature building opportunity at a size of 39,670 SF. Market Street Real Estate Partners plans major renovations to Building Ten to include replacement of the existing smaller windows with larger glass windows and extensive landscaping around the structure.

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