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December 2011: Pittsburgh Office Market Highlight

Paul Horan, Founding Principal, Colliers International | Pittsburgh

Source: Northeast Real Estate Business Magazine
Contributed by Paul Horan, Founding Principal
Colliers International | Pittsburgh

These are exciting times for Pittsburgh’s Central Business District’s (CBD) office market. Pittsburgh’s CBD Class A office market is experiencing a very favorable vacancy rate of 7 percent. The high levels of occupancy have been driven by strong growth within the banking, medical, energy and technology sectors, along with nearby abundant natural resources such as Marcellus Shale. PNC Corporation is breaking ground for its second $400 million office building in recent years, which is touted to become the “greenest building in the world.” PNC’s new building will be a true complement to the historic and evolving Market Square District, which has undergone a major landscape renovation, creating a beautiful area for outdoor dining, music and green space for people to enjoy.

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