Category Archives: Pittsburgh

Small Acts of Kindness

Small Acts of Kindness For our monthly service project, we were given $100 to brighten someone’s day. I chose to pick up the check for a family out to eat and send nonperishable goods to Houston to help with the relief effort. On a Saturday afternoon, I visited an Eat n Park to partake in…
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One Hundred Dollar Backpack

One Hundred Dollar Backpack Every day on my way to class, I see the same faces—on the corner of an intersection, sitting in the shade of one of our city’s many bridges, walking back and forth down the same stretch of road, and stopping to rest on an open bench. Most of the faces I…
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Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness I played the flute most of my life. I say it in the past-tense because I haven’t picked up my flute in quite a few years. When you have kids and work, some things naturally fall to the wayside. But I still love hearing it and bands that include the flute…
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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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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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