The Pittsburgh Marketplace
The Greater Pittsburgh area continues to be one of the strongest markets for doing business in the U.S. The region's workforce numbers 315,000 and the greater metro population is 2.3 million. 50% of the people working in this area work in downtown Pittsburgh. In 2005, 2009 and 2011, Pittsburgh was named most livable city in the United States by The Economist magazine.
Watch the video below to see why the Forbes Pride and Stevenson buildings in Uptown are well located between the Downtown core and the Oakland educational institutions which are the #2 and #3 employment centers in the state of Pennsylvania. Our tenant, Janet Stout of Special Pathogens Laboratory is a featured interview (at 3:10) and she explains how locating in Uptown has been positive for customers and their bottom line:
Pittsburgh's leading industries include: healthcare, banking, energy, higher education and technology. The Western Pennsylvania region ranks as the fifth software technology center in the nation, behind only Silicon Valley, Boston, Austin-Dallas and Seattle. The Forbes Pride & Stevenson Buildings are ideal for all these applications, plus others. All tenant space is completed on a "build-to-suit" basis by expert management that is flexible and able to rapidly respond to tenants.
Pittsburgh History of Forbes Pride & Stevenson Buildings
The Forbes Pride & Stevenson buildings are two Pittsburgh landmark buildings that have been renovated and upgraded to provide a modern workspace for today's businesses. These buildings also contain a rich historical legacy and have long been an integral part of Pittsburgh's growth and vitality.
The Forbes Pride building was constructed by the Reymer brothers in 1906 and used it to manufacture candy, chocolate and other sweet treats. Many Pittsburghers may be familiar with Reymer’s "Lem-N-Blennd" beverage, which is still on the market.
The Forbes Stevenson building was constructed in 1905 by the Kaufmann family and used it as a warehouse to store dry goods for its thriving Kaufmann's department store.