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Sep 25, 2020

Green Tree developer to build 370 apartments in Polish Hill

Green Tree-based RDC Design Build has acquired a three-acre industrial site at 3250 Liberty Ave. near the old Iron City Brewery where it plans to develop 370 apartment units spread over three buildings.

Aug 26, 2020

A New Apartment Project Is Being Cued Up in Pittsburgh's Growing Strip District

Pittsburgh's Strip District appears immune to the coronavirus. Last week, RDC Design and Build disclosed plans to begin construction on Brewers Block, a 376-unit apartment project to be located along Liberty Avenue in the Strip’s northeastern corner.

Apr 01, 2020

Opportunity Zone Investment What you really need to know to maximize your return and mitigate taxes

Benjamin Franklin said there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes.

Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, you can defer and reduce half of this certainty- taxes. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was the most sweeping tax reform act in 30 years and the single biggest gift to the investment community since 1031 exchanges

Mar 10, 2020

The Vision on Fifteenth

The Vision on Fifteenth is a world-class workplace experience designed to attract and develop top talent by offering all of the modern conveniences demanded by today’s workforce. Its human-centric design creates a collaborative culture of innovation and creativity, inspiring employees to perform at their best. The harmonious integration of outdoor riverfront spaces and terraces promotes relaxation, socializing or continuation of the workday, allowing employees to make a life, not only a living.

Feb 27, 2020

Facebook moves into a new Strip District office as its researchers imagine a future without office buildings

Chuck Hoover gazed out the large conference room window of Facebook’s newly opened District 15 in the Strip District at the cityscape. 

“This is all built for in-person collaboration,” Hoover, general manager of Facebook Reality Labs said. “All these buildings exist so we have a place to go every day to be in the same room together.” 

Feb 27, 2020

Mayor Peduto: Facebook symbolizes Pittsburgh’s changing economy

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto on Thursday described Facebook’s new facility in the Strip District as a symbol of the city’s changing economy.

Peduto said high-tech companies along with the city’s educational and medical institutions have replaced the former industrial base that drove Pittsburgh markets for more than a century.

High-tech companies like Facebook are now generating hundreds of jobs across the city, he said

Feb 27, 2020

Facebook shows off its new office in the Strip District, focused on advanced avatar research

Facebook has been in Pittsburgh for five years but its recent expansion into the Strip District shows that it plans to grow.

Company officials hosted an open house on Thursday to show off their new offices and the work that is being done at Facebook Reality Labs.

Jan 17, 2020

NAIOP Pittsburgh 2020 Built to Suit - Industrial and Speculative - Office, section Winners!

Jan 13, 2020

RDC, Burns Scalo partner for $75M Strip District development

One of the Strip District's major new development projects is starting the new year with a new name and under a new joint venture.

After getting approved for the project by the Pittsburgh Planning Commission last May, Bridgeville-based RDC Inc. has decided to joint venture on its 275,000-square-foot mixed-use development slated for 15th and Smallman Streets with Green Tree-based Burns Scalo Real Estate, the two firms have announced.

Oct 10, 2019

Vertical farming company Fifth Season moves to Braddock

Steps away from one of the longest running steel mills in the region, a solar-powered, fully-automated, vertical farming operation is setting up shop in Braddock.

May 30, 2019

RDC working to mix it up in targeting new site for development in the Strip

Ready to build its second office project at 15th and Smallman, Bridgeville-based RDC Inc. is preparing for its next development in the Strip District, eying a three-acre site at 3250 Liberty Avenue for a mixed-use strategy.

May 09, 2019

First look: District 15 Beta could bring more office space to the Strip District

After the Pittsburgh Planning Commission approved his company’s design for the 220,000-square-foot, nine-story District 15 Beta project in the Strip District, RDC, Inc. CEO John Deklewa made a secondary observation that suggests an unexpected competitive advantage for the new project.

Mar 07, 2019

This ag-tech startup is set to expand in Braddock

RoBotany, a Pittsburgh-based indoor vertical farming and robotics startup, has plans to move into a new 60,000-square-foot facility in Braddock, according to a state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant application.

Mar 04, 2019

District 15 building in Pittsburgh’s Strip District to house Facebook division

A Bridgeville developer putting finishing touches on a four-story office building in Pittsburgh’s Strip District to house Facebook’s Oculus Division is moving ahead with plans for a $60 million office tower next door. RDC Design + Build and partner Orangestar Properties of Youngstown hosted a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Monday featuring around

Jan 16, 2019

District 15 expansion in the Strip will court big tech tenants, say developers

In November, Pittsburgh joined dozens of midsize cities across the country in discovering that it wouldn’t be home to Amazon’s much-hyped HQ2. It led many to lament the disadvantages facing smaller cities in attracting cutting-edge businesses.

Jan 14, 2019

PHOTOS: Bridgeville developer seeks to add 9-story building to Strip District

RDC Design + Build, the Bridgeville-based developer behind the District 15 office building in the Strip District, has plans to construct an even larger building in the neighborhood.

Jan 11, 2019

Bridgeville developer primed for a 9-story encore in the Strip District

A Bridgeville developer’s gamble to start construction of the four-story District 15 office building in the Strip District last year without a tenant in hand paid off in a big way when it landed Facebook.

CBRE Marketview - Pittsburgh Office, Q3 2018

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Oct 01, 2018

Facebook announces second location in Pittsburgh

Mayor Bill Peduto said the social media giant has not made an official announcement but said the company will lease a four-story building that is currently under construction on Smallman Street in the Strip District.

Oct 02, 2018

What's next for office development in a Strip District that keeps getting hotter

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Oct 01, 2018

Facebook to expand AI labs in Pittsburgh

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Sep 29, 2018

Facebook expanding Pittsburgh operations with offices in the Strip District

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Sep 28, 2018

Exclusive: Facebook taking big office lease in Strip District

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Jun 13, 2018

Corridors of Opportunity: Real estate observers see South Fayette poised for commercial growth

Corridor of Opportunity panelists expect commercial development to catch up fast with strong residential growth.

Jun 05, 2018

Robotics company coming to Bloomfield

RDC, Inc. has landed a new-to-Pittsburgh robotics company to Bloomfield and its redevelopment of a former 45,000-square-foot warehouse building on Liberty Avenue.

Jun 01, 2018

Bridgeville developer has deal to buy Downtown building

Bridgeville-based RDC Design + Build has the Federal Home Loan Bank Building at 601 Grant Street under agreement to purchase, according to real estate sources.

Apr 06, 2018

PM on KD: A Before & After Look at this Year's Ultimate House

Pittsburgh Magazine Account Manager Heather Barritt and RDC Design-Build Inc., CEO John Deklewa appeared on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live to discuss the upcoming tours at our 4th annual Ultimate House.

Feb 14, 2018

District 15 being designed with robots in mind

New District 15 to be the first new office building at the Buncher Co.'s Riverwalk Landing master plan.

Oct 11, 2017

Pittsburgh Magazine's Ultimate House 2018

Pittsburgh Magazine has selected Empire on Liberty by RDC Design-Build as the 2018 Ultimate House. The project includes a 3,000-square-foot penthouse, condominiums and commercial space. 

Oct 18, 2017

One local developer isn’t waiting for Amazon to come calling.

With the office market humming in the Strip District, Bridgeville-based RDC Inc. is ready to get construction rolling on a $22 million, 105,000-square-foot office building at 15th and Smallman streets near the produce terminal.

RDC, Inc. saw the opportunity to get a lot more use than was ever planned for an old furniture warehouse building on Liberty Avenue near the gateway entrance to Bloomfield.

Aug 24, 2017

The Pittsburgh school board cleared the way Wednesday for developers to receive tax incentives in connection with a project to build a four-story office building in the Strip District.

Jul 31, 2017

Pittsburgh Magazine's Ultimate House - A breakthrough concept in City Living opens its doors in the Strip District.

Jan 21, 2015

Upper St. Clair's first new apartment complex in 30 years will open the first of nine buildings next month, with the rest scheduled to open at a rate of about one a month through the fall.

Jan 23, 2013

A developer scheduled to appear before the Upper St. Clair planning commission is seeking to build the bedroom community's first apartment complex in 30 years near the township's southwest corner.

Apr 24, 2006

A new business park planned to hold up to 250,000 square feet of office and flex space is in the works along Interstate 79 in South Fayette.

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