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TREK continually strives to advance the use of green technology and works to balance advancement with practicality.
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Residential and Commercial Development

TREK Development Group has been a trusted name in real estate for more than 25 years. As a distinguished real estate development firm, we specialize in building innovative and sustainable communities. TREK’s agility allows the company to pursue a wide range of development opportunities. TREK developed and operates a real estate portfolio valued in excess of $500 million.

Our investments produce positive long-term financial returns and meaningful positive change to their respective communities.  Since 1992, Trek Development Group has raised over $300 million of equity in exchange for tax credits and $200 million of primary and secondary debt sources.

TREK works with local stakeholders and financial and development partners to create developments that reflect the architectural character, values and needs of the communities they serve. TREK does not dictate outcomes to community partners but seeks collaboration in support of its mission: focusing on creating value, enhancing lives, and strengthening communities.

Award-Winning Development

TREK development is the proud recipient of the following awards:

  • 2017 ULI Pittsburgh Placemaking Award for Excellence: Dinwiddie Street Housing, Pittsburgh 
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Innovation in Design Award: Brew House, Pittsburgh 
  • 2015 PNC Award Overall Placemaking: Century Building, Pittsburgh 
  • 2012 Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Models of Excellence Award: Century Building, Pittsburgh for its creative and comprehensive approach to public/private by combining private LIHTC, historic tax credit, and foundation dollars. 
  • 2011 Commonwealth Award Mixed Use Development: Beneficial Building, Pittsburgh 
  • 2011Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Pittsburgh Pioneer Award 
  • 2010 AIA Award of Excellence: Century Building, City of Pittsburgh 
  • 2010 Commonwealth Awards: Gold Award, 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania: Recognized for “leading the way on smart growth” by combining affordability, proximity to opportunity and transportation, and environmental sensitivity. 
  • 2010 PNC Bank Opportunity for All Award: Recognized for success in providing opportunity for all through increasing affordable housing. 
  • 2010 AIA California Merit Award for small projects: Bicycle Commuter Center, Downtown Pittsburgh 
  • 2009 Affordable Housing Finance Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers of 2009:  Recognized for closing all of its LIHTC deals in 2009 through direct equity investment from regional banks. 
  • 2008 Affordable Housing Finance 2008 Readers' Choice Awards Finalists: Green Finalist for Dalton’s Edge in Tarentum 
  • 2005 ULI Award for Excellence: 900 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh
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Vital Urban Centers

Trek understands that the development of high-quality, affordable housing and commercial/retail space in urban centers is critical fostering age, cultural and socio-economic diversity.

TREK is a pioneer in urban redevelopment, completing:

900 Penn Avenue (Downtown, Pgh)
1505 East Carson Street
(Southside)
Brew House Lofts (South Side, Innovation Award)
Sandstone Quarry (Northside, Pgh)
8th and Penn (Downtown, Pgh)
The Bradberry (Northside, Pgh)
Washington Trust Building/Residences (Washington, PA)

We are also proud to serve as the developer, owner, and manager of The Century Building (Terwilliger Institute for Housing Awardee), the first Downtown Pittsburgh development to offer a mix of market and affordable workforce housing options in addition to office and retail space.

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Green Initiatives

TREK consistently strives to promote uses in green technology while balancing its advancement with practicality. In addition to our standard threshold green building practices — including energy-star compliance, HERS ratings, and recycling — TREK is significantly invested in innovative GREEN infrastructure.

In 1995, TREK made investments in closed-loop geothermal heat pump systems in both Rockwood Senior Housing (Rockwood, PA) and The Homestead (Indiana, PA).

Built in 2006, Dalton’s Edge became the first residential community in North America with an open loop geothermal heat pump system and 5+ energy star in the region.

In 2010, The Century Building became the first mixed use residential development in the city of Pittsburgh to be awarded  LEED Gold status. The building includes many green and wellness oriented features including an open-loop geothermal heating and cooling system, as well as other energy efficient features.

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Our lenders and investors.

Over the years, TREK Development has forged strong partnerships with leading Pittsburgh-based lenders and investors including PNC, F&M Bank, First National Bank, and more.

Our community partners.

TREK Development has also formed strong relationships with community organizations in and around Pittsburgh. Many of our list of partners are leaders in their fields, such as the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh, and Allegheny Health Network.

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Create a more sustainable future.

TREK Development Group commits itself to pursuing any opportunities where we can add value and create positive change within a community. Contact the team today to get started.