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Millcraft Celebrates Sixty Years

  • May 1, 2017

This year marks Millcraft’s 60th Anniversary! With roots beginning in 1957, Millcraft transformed from steel industrialist to real estate developer. With...

Developer plans Ferris wheel, 13-acre mixed use project on North Side

  • December 15, 2017

“An old industrial site on the Ohio River may become Pittsburgh’s version of Chicago’s Navy Pier, or at least part of...

Condos move ahead at former Saks site in Downtown Pittsburgh, parking garage opening soon

  • November 13, 2017

On Thursday, November 9th, Millcraft Investments and McNight Realty Partners hosted a launch party celebrating the condiminum development, Lumiere. Read the...

Lumière Launch Party

  • November 9, 2017

On November 9, Millcraft, McKnight Realty Partners, and Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty gathered at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Pittsburgh to...

Grand Opening for Home2 Suites Pittsburgh Beaver Valley

  • October 31, 2017

On October 26th, Millcraft Hospitality celebrated the grand opening of their newest hotel development project, Home2 Suites Pittsburgh Beaver Valley. The...

Southpointe is a constant in continuous evolution at Accutrex Products

  • October 30, 2017

Southpointe continues to grow with the evolution of Accutrex Products. Did you know? In the 1980s,the company “received an offer from Millcraft...

Fanfare: Steelers, celebs grace the runway; raise money for American Cancer Society

  • October 30, 2017

On October 7th, Millcraft’s President + Coo, Lucas Piatt participated in a fashion show supporting The American Cancer Society. “I’m just...

Joint venture presents 86-condo Lumiere Residences plan to Pittsburgh Planning Commission

  • October 25, 2017

Millcraft and McKnight Realty Partners are finalizing plans for Lumière, a new condominium building in Downtown Pittsburgh, part of the 350...

New hotel near cracker plant site sets grand opening

  • October 17, 2017

Home2 Suites is officially open! Check out the Pittsburgh Business Times Crane Watch article here.

Chateau, a fragmented history and a colorful future

  • September 20, 2017

President + COO of Millcraft, Lucas Piatt discusses ‘Esplanade’ and plans for Chateau neighborhood. “This project will include a wide mix...

More potential sites in Pittsburgh region emerge for Amazon’s second headquarters

  • September 18, 2017

On Monday, redevelopment project, Esplanade emerged as a potential site for Amazon’s second headquarters in Pittsburgh. Check out the Pittsburgh Post...

Home2 Suites Brings a Modern Extended Stay Option to the Beaver Valley Area

  • September 13, 2017

Home2 Suites Pittsburgh Area Beaver Valley, the latest hotel development project by Millcraft Hospitality, has announced a grand opening celebration date...

Former Saks Building to Become Music Venue

  • September 12, 2017

On August 31st, Millcraft Investments COO, Lucas Piatt announced the desire to transform former Saks Building into a live music venue....

Chad Wheatley and Kate Balzer on Who’s Next

  • August 14, 2017

Congratulations are in order for two members of our organization, Chad Wheatley and Kate Balzer, who were nominated for The Incline’s...

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State’s New ‘Branch Capitol’

  • August 8, 2017

In 1957, construction of the new State Office Building in Pittsburgh was deemed complete. Flash forward 50 years, and that very...

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Millcraft, McKnight Opt for Condos at Saks Redevelopment Site

  • May 26, 2017

At 350 Oliver, Pittsburghers can now expect condos instead of a hotel. Lucas Piatt, President and COO of Millcraft, sees a...

Pittsburgh’s Supply Boom Not a Long-Term Concern for Hotels

  • May 23, 2017

Millcraft’s President of Hospitality, Marcus Piatt addresses the concerns of the oversupply of hotels in the Pittsburgh market. “We always have...

Millcraft’s Spring Volunteer Day

  • April 28, 2017

On April 28, a few Millcraft staff members got outside with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Clean Team. Our team walked throughout...

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Millcraft Division Joins Sotheby’s International Realty®

  • January 11, 2017

In January 2017, Millcraft Real Estate Services announced its union with Sotheby’s International Realty® brand. Learn more about the new residential...

Revel + Roost Featured in “Breaking Ground”

  • October 28, 2016

Revel + Roost was featured in Breaking Ground magazine. Read the article here as a PDF. “The building is in a...

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Inside Washington County with Lucas Piatt

  • September 29, 2016

Inside Washington County gets the inside scoop from Millcraft’s President & COO, Lucas Piatt on the growth of the company and...

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McGuireWoods Moving to Tower Two-Sixty

  • September 1, 2016

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to our new featured Tower Two-Sixty tenant, McGuire Woods LLP.

Pittsburgh Building Projects Make Strides

  • July 9, 2016

Tower Two Sixty, alternatively known as The Gardens At Market Square, is included in buildings making strides Downtown. Read the Pittsburgh...

Hilton Hotel Planned for Center Township

  • June 20, 2016

By Jared Stonesifer CENTER TWP. — Now that Shell Chemicals has announced it will build a multibillion-dollar ethane cracker plant in...

Hilton Hotel Planned for Center Township

  • June 20, 2016

In 2016, Millcraft announced the addition of Home 2 Suites to their hospitality family. The Hilton product is set to open...

Millcraft Investments to Pursue Chateau Landing Project Along Riverfront

  • May 12, 2016

Millcraft begins its endeavor into its latest major project in Pittsburgh’s North Side.  Check out the Pittsburgh Business Times article, or...

Development Team Working to Assemble 13-acre Site for North Side Riverfront Development

  • May 10, 2016

In 2016, Millcraft along with other developers worked to purchase former J. Allan site to develop Chateau Landing. Read the Pittsburgh...

Jacksons Restaurant in Southpointe reopens after renovation

  • April 11, 2016

Jacksons Restaurant + Bar reopened in 2016 after three month renovations. “The 15-year-old nightspot and meeting place, adjacent to the Hilton...

Millcraft Investments Launches Insurance Subsidiary

  • April 7, 2016

In April 2016, Cornerstone Insurance Advisors, a subsidiary of Millcraft Investments, opened its operations as a new insurance agency in the Western...

Millcraft Among Developers to Increase Downtown Livability

  • February 16, 2016

“I’ve never seen so much activity in Pittsburgh,” said Lucas B. Piatt, president and chief operating officer of Millcraft. “It’s not...

New Market Square parking garage opens; Revel+Roost soon to follow

  • February 3, 2016

In Spring 2016, Millcraft opened a 321 – space garage in the heart of Market Square. Read the full NEXT Pittsburgh...

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Developer Sees Demand for Downtown Pittsburgh Condominiums

  • January 22, 2016

Recognized as a source for Downtown residential development, COO and President Lucas Piatt affirmed the demand for more condominiums in Pittsburgh’s...

Planning Commission Approves First Phase of Saks Redevelopment

  • February 24, 2015

In 2015, The Pittsburgh Planning Commission approved the first phase of the development plan for the former Saks Fifth Avenue building....

Piatt Calls 20,000 Residents Downtown in 10 Years ‘Absolutely Achievable’

  • February 4, 2015

“I think that the projection of 20,000 people living in the greater downtown is absolutely achievable,” Check out the Pittsburgh Business...

Millcraft Brings New Hampton Inn & Suites to North Huntingdon

  • August 26, 2014

In 2014, Millcraft announced the opening of the Hampton Inn & Suites in North Huntingdon, PA. The hotel opened in June...

Washington-based Millcraft Investments Makes Successful Transition

  • June 30, 2014

“Our blue-collar roots, much like that of Pittsburgh, taught us that hard work, vision and resilience would ultimately lead to success.”...

Paul Bazzano of Millcraft Industries Awarded Regional General Manager of the Year Northeast & Eastern Canada by Hilton Garden

  • February 28, 2012

In 2012, Millcraft announced Paul Bazzano as the recipient of the Regional General Manager of the Year Northeast and Eastern Canada...

Millcraft Closes on Financing for River Vue

  • June 9, 2011

In 2011, Millcraft finalized financing for the redevelopment of the former state office building into 218-unit apartment building. Read the Pittsburgh...

Millcraft Industries Rolls Out New Hospitality Company

  • December 4, 2010

In 2010, Millcraft Industries accounced their third part hospitality company, Vue Pointe Hospitality. Read the full Hospitality Times article here, or...

Southpointe Founder Jack Piatt is Not Ready to Rest

  • August 25, 2000

“I am 72 years young and am going on 45,” Mr. Piatt said. “I live to work. It’s a challenge. I...

Millcraft Industries Growth Unprecedented

  • February 5, 1972

In 1972, the Observer-Reporter highlighted the unprecedented growth of Millcraft Industries in a little more than a decade. Beginning as Millcraft...