As we head into fall, it is a great time to reflect on a very eventful year for development in general, and for NAIOP Pittsburgh as a Chapter. So many important and interesting projects are underway, recently completed or starting off. The explosion of great development projects in the strip, the continued tech emergence in Lawrenceville, airport corridor growth, and the first completed – and occupied – buildings at Hazelwood Green all bode well for our region and our industry. As a chapter, NAIOP Pittsburgh continues to make great progress in growing our membership, dramatically increasing our advocacy platform, and continuing to provide great networking and service to the real estate development community in the region.Read More
Our city’s leaders are correctly focused on maintaining housing affordability, and it is incumbent on all our leaders to work with them.
In the past few years, the city has convened a task force and developed policy options to preserve affordability. These actions have been important ones that top-tier cities preparing for growth should consider. While the funding mechanism — the realty transfer tax — is not the best option, its existence is a good thing for our city’s strategy.Read More