Category Archives: Tenant Representation

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.

Colliers International Hires Three New Brokerage Professionals in Pittsburgh

Colliers International | Pittsburgh is excited to welcome three new brokerage professionals to its team. Michelle Keane Domeisen, Jared Foster and Jonathan Levinson all joined Colliers in late February.

Industry veteran Michelle Keane Domeisen joins Colliers as Vice President of Investment Services. She started in the real estate business in 1984 with Grubb & Ellis, where she was consistently ranked in the top 100 brokers in the nation. Michelle will primarily be working on investment sales for industrial, office, retail and multifamily markets.

Jared joins Colliers as Vice President of Occupier Services and brings more than ten years of experience. In his new role, he will focus on providing tenant representation services for corporate clients. Jared will also be conducting market research in order to provide insights for the quarterly market reports.

Colliers has also added Jonathan Levinson as an Associate for the retail brokerage team. Jonathan recently completed his MBA and will be specializing in retail leasing, sales and tenant representation.

“I am excited to add these three dynamic professionals to our growing team,” said Pittsburgh Market Leader Dick Cassetti. “Michelle brings many years of experience in commercial investment sales to Colliers, including award winning transactions with corporations, pension funds, family trusts and developers. Jared and I have worked together for over 10 years. Having him join Colliers is key to our growth plan. Jonathan was born into a real estate family, and has hit the ground running and I am very confident he will be very successful.”

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Patrick Sentner Installed on Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Board of Directors

Patrick Sentner, SIOR, Founding Principal for Colliers International | Pittsburgh was recently inducted into the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR) Board of Directors to serve a two-year term as a Board Member-at-Large. The induction took place during the SIOR Fall World Conference in New York City.

Although Sentner has experience in many different facets of the commercial real estate industry, he has spent the majority of this career focusing on corporate services and tenant representation. Sentner works closely with his clients, whether they are a start-up, non-profit or Fortune 500 corporation, to design and execute strategic plans that address current and future real estate needs.

Sentner has received recognition for his accomplishments including multiple CoStar Power Broker Awards (Office and Industrial), Colliers International Everest Award for Top Performance in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015, Winner of the NAI Global Chairman’s Award for Performance in 2010, and Top Performer at the Silver Elite level based on production in 2007, 2008, and 2010, among many others awards.

“Within my first year of commercial brokerage I set a goal of becoming an SIOR as soon as possible,” explains Sentner. “Now decades later I am blessed to be serving on SIOR’s Board of Directors.”