Category Archives: Pittsburgh

Some Thoughts on Corporate Social Responsibility

Some Thoughts on Corporate Social Responsibility This coming Saturday, I will get up earlier than I like, head to the city, and walk in  benefiting the Light of Life rescue mission. If you’ve read any of my blogs, you have likely stumbled across a reference to the mission. They serve the hungry and homeless in…
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Timing of the Cracker Plant and its role in commercial real estate

Timing of the Cracker Plant and its role in commercial real estate Royal Dutch Shell is in the process of constructing a $6 billion petrochemical plant in Beaver county on the banks of the Ohio River. The facility, also known as a “cracker plant”, will take in oil and gas and break it into smaller…
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The Commercial Real Estate Market Surrounding the Cracker

The Commercial Real Estate Market Surrounding the Cracker As mentioned before, Shell’s Ethane Cracker Plant in Beaver County has the potential to greatly impact the area. As we discussed with employment, the ripple effect from the plant will help lead to an uptick in manufacturers, industrial companies, oil and gas, logistics and supply chain. General…
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Employment Impact of the Cracker Plant

Employment Impact of the Cracker Plant As mentioned in previous posts, it will be difficult to accurately predict the impact of Royal Dutch Shell’s Ethane Cracker Plant. Let’s start with what we do know. Shell predicts that 6,000 construction jobs will be needed to complete the plant and that 400-500 full-time jobs will be created…
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What is an Ethane Cracker Plant and Why is One Coming to Pittsburgh?

What is it? The simplest way to understand what an ethane cracker plant is, is to break down the terms. “Cracker” is an industry term that’s used to describe a plant that breaks up oil and gas molecules. Ethane is one of several by-products produced when natural gas is extracted from the ground. When ethane…
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Unique opportunity to own your own office!

Just Listed for Sale or Sublease: 400 LYDIA STREET CARNEGIE, PA A beautiful 35,715 sq.ft. four story office building right off the Carnegie exit. Amazing fourth story balcony, plug and play ready, indoor and covered parking, indirect lighting, wide open floor plans, skylights and located within walking distance of restaurants.  Easily accessible to and from…
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Why Co-Working Spaces are an EcoSystem? 3 Benefits.

An ecosystem is defined as a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment. Co-Working locations also have a complex set of relationships among their resources, habitats, and residents. Co-Working spaces are not just in California. Yes, they are in Pittsburgh too. Alloy 26 recently opened at the old Allegheny Center Mall location now called Nova…
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Some of Kim’s adventures outside the office

Yes, it is true that the commercial real estate industry is quite adventurous. I think that is exactly what drew me in. Never are two projects or strategies ever the same. Every client has a different objective and set of criteria that is critical to their business needs. Our job is to identify those challenges…
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