Monthly Archives: June 2019

New Year, New Soakee for Colliers International | Pittsburgh at Annual ALS Event

For the third year in a row, Colliers International | Pittsburgh participated in the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania Chapter’s CEO Soak. But this year, two-time participant, Gregg Broujos, passed the torch on to Market Leader, Dick Cassetti.

Pittsburgh Pirates Broadcaster, Steve Blass, served as MC of the event announcing all participants and the companies they were representing.  Cassetti, along with other CEOs, presidents, upper-level managers, and even the University of Pittsburgh basketball team, stood in the fountain at PPG nervously waiting for the water to turn on.

“The anticipation of the cold water was almost worse than the actual water hitting us everywhere,” said Cassetti.

Once the fountains were turned on, all of the “soakees” stood in the fountains for one minute while ice cold water poured down on them.


The brokers and marketing staff from the Pittsburgh office were able to stand by and cheer on Cassetti while he represented Colliers at the event.

“I remember participating in the ALS ice bucket challenge a few years ago, so it was enjoyable to see my boss contribute to such a great cause on a much larger scale,” said Client Services Coordinator, Molly Sheerin, “Overall the CEO Soak is a great event and I look forward to next year.”

With the help of many generous contributors, Cassetti made the list of Top Ten Fundraisers and was able to raise $1,235 dollars for ALS research. Total, the ALS Association was able to raise $98,392, surpassing their goal of $85,000.

For more information about ALS or to donate to the case, please visit the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania’s website by clicking here.


How ’bout Them Apples

Colliers International | Pittsburgh continued their “Year of Giving” as they volunteered at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank yesterday. They spent a couple of hours packaging several hundred pounds of apples which will be distributed to our neighbors within the Food Banks 11 county service area.

Group Photo 3Front row left to right:  Paul Horan, Molly Sheerin, and Jonathan Levinson
Back row left to right:  Gregg Broujos, Dick Cassetti, Michelle Domeisen, Ralph Egerman, Edward Lawrence, Lisa Mikolay and Jared Foster  (participant missing from the photo is John Bilyak)

Paul Horan a Principal in the Pittsburgh office said, “It was nice working together to help others.”

The mission of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is to feed people in need and mobilize our community to eliminate hunger.  Please go to the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank website to find out how you can help them with their mission.


Colliers International is proud to announce its partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh to offer downtown property

Colliers International’s investment team of Gregg Broujos and Michelle Domeisen CCIM will be presenting Trinity House, a 4-story, 20,000 +/- square foot property located at 325 Oliver Avenue either for lease or for redevelopment.

“Trinity House is one of the only architecturally unique opportunities in the Central Business District that offers countless possibilities to many business types,” said Domeisen.  “We look forward to our partnership with Trinity Cathedral and the diocese in exploring every avenue to find the right occupant, or project for the building.”

In exploring the possibilities, the Colliers investment team will be conducting a Request For Proposal process in the coming weeks to seek a developer or end user who is looking for a unique niche project in the Central Business District of Downtown Pittsburgh.

For additional information, please contact Gregg Broujos at 412 515 8527 or Michelle Domeisen at 412 515 8544.

Strip District Developer Sets Sights on Iconic Downtown Building

601 Grant Building (38 of 52)Renovations are underway at 601 Grant Street in Downtown Pittsburgh. Updates to the 17-story office tower include construction of a tenant lounge, shared conference facility, fitness center and yoga studio. The main lobby of the building is also being completely remodeled, including installation of an enhanced security system.

Bridgeville-based RDC Design + Build in addition to Grandview Developers purchased the former Federal Home Loan Bank building in 2018, making it their first acquisition in Downtown Pittsburgh. Fresh off completing a 105,000 SF transaction at its newly constructed District 15 in the Strip District, RDC has now set its sights on revamping 601 Grant Street, which has since been rebranded as Tower 601.

RDC’s team including John Deklewa, Shawn Fox, in conjunction with co-owners Ed Dunlap, Beau Beemsterboer and Jeffrey Hallas (have committed to enhancing the existing facets of Tower 601, while adding exciting new amenities for its existing and prospective tenants.

(Tower 601 Lobby Renovation Renderings)

“Tower 601’s renovation and re-branding is a major part of the overall rejuvenation of the Grant Street corridor,” Beemsterboer states.

The leasing team of Paul Horan and Ed Lawrence from Colliers International | Pittsburgh believe that these updates will resonate well with tenants and brokers in the market and enhance their leasing efforts at the 163,616 square foot building, directly across from the U.S. Steel Tower.

“Our firm is excited to bring this newly transformed product to a strong Pittsburgh office market,” said Lawrence, “It provides a solid option to companies who are looking for a work environment to recruit and retain top talent in the region.”

For more information on leasing opportunities at Tower 601, please contact Paul Horan at 412-515-8525 or Ed Lawrence at 412-515-8526.