Case Studies

Unique challenges offer new perspectives for our business. Seeing potential in an abandoned warehouse to create a residential opportunity or the challenge of compiling a tract of land in the CBD for a new development, HannaLWE has the background and experience to make it happen. 

Allegheny County Health Department Site

Urban Land Assemblage | Development

In 2009, Gary Wilson of Hanna Langholz Wilson Ellis and David Massaro of Massaro Properties LLC joined together to become the winning bidders to purchase the Allegheny County Health Department site in Oakland which consisted of a 48,000 square foot four story building constructed on 65,132 square feet of land.  (PDF)

Tower at PNC

Urban Land Assemblage

PNC Financial Services engaged Langholz Wilson Ellis, Inc. (LWE) to purchase on their behalf, a total of ten buildings in downtown Pittsburgh. This land assemblage was compiled for the development of their newest headquarters facility, the Tower at PNC Plaza. (PDF)

Three PNC Plaza & Fairmont Hotel

Urban Land Assemblage

HLWE viewed the lower Fifth Avenue corridor as a primary target for redevelopment and set their sites on a property assemblage. The entire project encompassed thirteen properties involving eight owners and twenty-one leases between Fifth Avenue and Liberty Avenue. The entire site would yield land for development of approximately 1.14 acres surrounded by One and Two PNC Plaza, Fifth Avenue Place, Heinz Hall and Dominion Tower. (PDF)
 

Airport Ice Arena | Hookstown Grade Road

Building / Land Sale

Despite a complicated ownership structure, and many variables within the deal, Dana Grau was able to coordinate with all parties’ attorneys to achieve an amicable agreement. The closing took place in September 2016. Impact Christian Church will redevelop the property as a place for community gatherings, recreation, team meetings, birthday parties as well as their weekend services. (PDF)

The Waterfront

Brownfield Disposition and Redevelopment

In 1992, The Park Corporation purchased the former United States Steel Homestead Works steel mill and associated land. Over the next several years, Park dismantled and sold equipment and buildings as scrap, leaving them with 221 acres of industrially-zoned land along the Monongahela River in the Borough of Homestead, just east of the City of Pittsburgh. (PDF)

Shannon Hall | The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Student Housing Complex 

Acquisition, Development, Management and Finance

The Try Street Terminal Building located at 620 Second Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh was constructed in 1921 as the distribution center for the short-lived grocery chain known as Keystone Grocery and Tea Company. (PDF)

SEA (Sports and Exhibition Authority)

Property Acquisition & Urban Land Assemblage

J. Keefe Ellis of Langholz Wilson Ellis, Inc. (LWE) was hired to represent the Stadium Authority and the Public Auditorium Authority for the acquisition of the properties which were developed into PNC Park, Heinz Field, and the new David L. Lawrence Convention Center. (PDF)