News release

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh signs new lease at Birmingham Place

The new, 12,356-SF headquarters will enhance YWCA’s accessibility, employee equity

May 16, 2022

Jessica Wozniak

Agency Leasing and Markets PR
+1 312 523 9994

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh is pleased to announce it has finalized a new lease for 12,356 square feet in the South Side at Birmingham Place, located at 2301 East Carson Street with an anticipated move-in, in 2023.

“We’re pleased to announce the next chapter for our organization, which builds upon decades of visionary female leadership at our former headquarters,” said Angela Reynolds, Ph.D., CEO of YWCA Greater Pittsburgh. “This strong foundation has positioned YWCA Greater Pittsburgh to expand our work as an adaptable, responsive organization that prioritizes the needs of the community.”

The new headquarters location will reflect YWCA’s investment in accessibility and further enhance its welcoming environment. The new office is central, reachable by public transit and major highway systems, provides free parking for staff and families, and has access to many amenities.

“Our physical office space plays a key role in driving our mission forward,” said Reynolds. “In selecting our new space, we were purposeful in establishing a welcoming atmosphere where the community feels supported, as well as a place where we can continue to evolve our services and programming to achieve our mission of eliminating racism and supporting women.”

The new headquarters also demonstrates the value YWCA places on employee wellness, with an abundance of natural light as well as both open and private focus areas that suit a variety of work preferences.

“Driving equity is a vital component of our mission, and that starts internally with our very own team,” said Anne Herman, YWCA Board President. “Our new headquarters space is supportive to employees, with the intention of preventing compassion fatigue and burnout, to ultimately garner an exceptional work experience for our diverse team.”

The new lease was completed in parallel to YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s recent sale of its downtown headquarters building to City Club Apartments, located at 305 Wood Street. JLL Pittsburgh represented YWCA Greater Pittsburgh in the sale of its former headquarters, Mark Popovich and Nick Unkovic, as well as the office lease transaction, which was led by Andrew Millberg and Geoff Greco.

“We’re incredibly happy to have supported YWCA in achieving a sustainable, efficient outcome for their new offices,” said Greco. “The YWCA effectively reduced its real estate overhead costs by two thirds annually, focusing more contributions to its mission while establishing a new presence that reflects the next evolution of its work.”

The proceeds from the former downtown headquarters sale will support the lease of the new offices at Birmingham Place.

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