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• Massaro Properties has started a 31,000-square-foot renovation and addition at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Jefferson Hills. The project, designed by WTW Architects, is scheduled to be finished in fall 2012 and includes renovation of operating rooms and addition of six operating rooms. The hospital’s loading dock will be unavailable during the work.

• Pittsburgh is the nation’s tightest apartment market again, according MPF, a Texas-based firm. It noted that the region’s September occupancy rate was 97.3 percent, edging out 97.1 percent in New York, El Paso and San Jose. Pittsburgh has taken the top spot for occupancy among the 64 metro areas surveyed for the past two quarters.

• Aldi’s Inc. will seek an exception Thursday from the Zoning Board of Adjustment to open a grocery in 18,500 square feet at 5607 Baum Blvd., Shadyside. There will be three levels of interior parking and six outdoor spaces. The board will resume a hearing on a request from Bloomfield Earthen Vessels Outreach to use six parking spaces at rear, an access ramp at rear, and four mechanical units at front and rear of the two-story religious assembly structure at 5151 Friendship Ave., Friendship. The Pittsburgh Zoo/PPG Aquarium will seek approval for a natural gas-powered generator for wireless communications equipment at One Wild Place, Highland Park.

• Chester Engineers held an open house at its 45,000-square-foot headquarters at Westpointe Corporate Center Two, Moon. Chester moved 100 employees from the Airside Business Park Oct. 1. Also relocating to Westpointe was CJL Engineering Inc., which occupies 15,000 square feet.

• Gregg Perelman, CEO of Walnut Capital Partners and developer of the Bakery Square complex in Larimer-East Liberty, will be the speaker at the Green Building Alliance’s State of the Union event Dec. 8. The program will be from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Duquesne Power Center Ballroom, 600 Forbes Ave., Downtown. Bakery Square has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certification.

• Mary Fasnacht is a finalist in the Real Estate Staging Association’s 2011 Rookie Stager of the Year Award for the Northeast region. Fasnacht is founder and president of Feels Like Home Interiors in Venetia, Washington County. The winner will be announced Jan. 24 in Las Vegas.

Transaction:

• Maronda Homes Inc. sold five housing units for rentals to Kennedy Highlands Associates LP for $760,900, according to a deed filed in Allegheny County.

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• Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services hired sales associates Heather Simonetti , Cranberry; Kim Marie Angiulli , North Hills; Tony Johnson , Peters; Niki McGrath , Pleasant Hills; Aubrey Edgar , Route 19 South; Joanne Benson , Jack Benson and Pam Tracy , South Hills, and Tara Morse , Squirrel Hill.

Roger B. Eichner of Prudential Preferred Realty’s Hampton office completed the e-PRO Technology Certification Program course offered by the National Association of Realtors.


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