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Pittsburgh is hot!

The region ranks among America's 50 Hottest Cities for business relocation and expansion, according to Expansion Management magazine. Pittsburgh's real estate professionals are ready to help you. To find an agent, go to VisitPittsburgh's Relocation Directory. You can also use the Pittsburgh Prospector, an interactive Internet mapping program, to discover the site selection services you need.The region also offers providers to help you with specific interests. For instance, Cool Space Locator, a non-profit organization that helps businesses find new locations, often in recycled buildings, works to revitalize business districts in our urban communities. Interested in brownfield redevelopment? The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Land Recycling Program created PA SiteSearch as a "one-stop-shop" for buyers and sellers interested in these areas.

To learn more from other professionals in the area, visit the local chapters of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the local International Facility Management Association chapter, or the Building and Office Manager Association.

External Real Estate Resources

Pittsburgh Prospector is an interactive Internet mapping program that provides enhanced economic development and site selection services to the business community. This tool allows users to search for available commercial buildings and sites as well as generate site-specific demographic and business analysis reports, and speeds up and simplifies the process of finding the optimal location for a business by providing public access to a range of valuable information.

Cool Space Locator

CSL connects young, innovative, or transitioning companies with the unique but forgotten spaces in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania's urban and walkable communities. Driven by the mission "no more empty buildings in the urban core", as a non-profit commercial real estate organization we do more than just place emerging businesses in cool spaces. CSL also acts as an economic development organization, working with the government, economic and community development agencies, and commercial property owners to help boost the growth of office-based jobs in the urban spaces and walkable communities of southwestern Pennsylvania.

PA SiteSearch

PA SiteSearch makes relocating or expanding a business in Pennsylvania easy. Whether you are trying to find a commercial property, or have one to list, PA SiteSearch, the most comprehensive Web site and database of its kind, is a central resource for all the information you need to grow in Pennsylvania, and a primary tool for site selection and economic development.

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties

The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) is the nation's leading trade association for developers, owners, investors, asset managers and other professionals in industrial, office and mixed-use commercial real estate.

International Facility Management Association

IFMA is the largest and most widely recognized professional association for facility management, supporting more than 18,500 members. Globally, IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs, recognizes facility management degree and certificate programs and produces World Workplace, the largest facility management-related conference and exposition.

Building and Office Manager Association

BOMA International is a primary source of information on office building development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics and technological developments.

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