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Colliers International | Pittsburgh names Edward Lawrence and David Thor as Principals

Colliers International | Pittsburgh, a commercial real estate leader in Western Pennsylvania, is proud to announce the promotion of two of its leading professionals.

Edward Lawrence 1.51 X 1.51Effective immediately, Edward Lawrence’s title is Principal | Office Brokerage and he is responsible for landlord representation and office brokerage activities.  In the past year, Mr. Lawrence completed 60 transactions and is currently representing 3,500,000 +/- SF of office space. In 2012, Mr. Lawrence was recognized by SIOR for the Most Creative Deal of the Year and the CBD Office Lease of the Year and again in 2013 for the CBD Office Lease of the Year.

David Thor 1.51 X 1.51Also effective immediately, David Thor’s title is Principal | Occupier Services. David assists clients with strategy, site selection, proposals, financial analyses and lease negotiations and acquisition/disposition strategies. He develops and maintains client relationships and delivers professional services in office, industrial, retail, and land transactions. David’s transaction volume exceeds $63,000,000 spanning more than 750,000 +/- SF.

“Eddie and David have shown in a relatively short amount of time that they are tremendous brokers, industry leaders, and valuable members of the Community.  We respect not only their brokerage abilities and leadership, but also the work that they do outside of the office. Both are actively involved with several of their favorite charities and non-profits” said Gregg Broujos, Managing Director and Founding Principal.

Lawrence joined the firm in 2007 and earned a BA from Denison University and a MBA from Waynesburg University.

Thor joined the firm in 2010 and earned a BS from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business, is a LEED Accredited Professional, and the current President of CoreNet Global’s Pittsburgh Chapter.

Start a new business in Downtown Pittsburgh or expand an existing one

Join the Downtown Property Tour on September 21st

Sources: CREW Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Register for the event at 444 Liberty Ave. (Gateway Center Four)

On Wednesday, September 21st, commercial real estate professionals and guests are invited to participate in a Downtown Property Tour through Pittsburgh. High-profile speakers, including City of Pittsburgh Mayor, Luke Ravenstahl, will be in attendance to speak with more than 150 business leaders about the benefits of downtown Pittsburgh. This half-day event includes networking, commercial real estate property tours by bus, and a cocktail party at the Omni William Penn Hotel.  To learn more about the Downtown Property Tour and see the event agenda, or to register online for the event, please click hereDeadline to register is Tuesday, September 20th at noon.

Event registration will take place at 444 Liberty Avenue (Four Gateway Center). Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s central business district, 444 Liberty Avenue is situated within a complex that includes plazas with sparkling fountains and botanical gardens, breezy walkways and resting benches.  Tenants are welcomed by entrance lobbies featuring Italian Carrera marble walls, granite floors and shining steel and glass atriums.  Architect DRS, one of the original tenants of Gateway Center, who remains a tenant to this day, has been appointed for the design renovations to 444 Liberty Avenue’s first floor and lower level lobbies, that will be keeping with the original design, but with modern enhancements to include a new ceiling, set of entry doors and new lighting, slated to be completed in the first quarter of 2012.  Also slated for completion in March 2012 is The North Shore Connector and opening of the new Gateway Center Subway Station.

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