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By Sam Spatter
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, 8:56 p.m.

• Mary Ann Sipos of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency was named certified property manager of the year by Western Pennsylvania Chapter 7 of the Institute of Real Estate Management. NDC Real Estate Management Inc., Oakland, was named accredited management organization of the year. Marc F. Battistone, Massaro Properties LLC, was elected Institute president. Anthony Williams, Crossgates Management Inc., is president-elect. Gary R. Kowalczyk, Forest City Residential Management, is secretary-treasurer.

• Herr-Voss Stamco, Callery, Butler County, has renewed its lease in Building One of Schreiber Industrial Park North on Grandview Boulevard in Zelienople. The structure was built in 1968 on 5.6 acres. It has 15 percent office space, eight loading docks and a 10-ton crane. Scott Long of Pennsylvania Commercial Real Estate Inc. represented the landlord. Herr-Voss opened a mill services facility at its New Ross (Crawfordsville, Ind.) site. The maintenance shop complements six other mill service shops in Indiana, Pennsylvania and California.

• Colliers International reported the Pittsburgh industrial market ended September with 8.9 percent vacancy, down from 9.5 percent at the end of the second quarter. In the July-September period, net space leased was 107,935 square feet, compared to a loss of 466,221 square feet in the second quarter. At the end of September, 138,299 square feet of industrial space was under construction.

• George Hackett, president of Coldwell Banker Pittsburgh, was elected president and director of West Penn Multi-List Inc. for a two-year term. Other officers are Helen Hanna Casey, president, Howard Hanna Co., vice president and director; Robert Freeman, president, Freeman Realty Co., treasurer and director; Thomas Hosack, president, Northwood Realty Co., secretary and director; and Ronald Croushore, president, Prudential Preferred Realty, director. Barbara Kohl, who has served as executive vice president, is chief operating officer.

• AE Works Ltd., based in Pittsburgh, was architect and engineer for the recently completed James Van Zandt VA Medical Center Rehabilitation Clinic campus in Altoona.

• LaCreesha McKenzie and her daughters moved into a house at 3932 40th St., New Brighton, on Dec. 15; it was the 50th home built through Habitat for Humanity of Beaver County.

• A fall completion date is scheduled for the University of Pittsburgh's $87 million Graduate School of Public Health expansion and renovation project. The work includes a laboratory pavilion that will add 58,000 square feet of space and a 215-seat auditorium. The renovation of all facilities, which house the majority of the school's classrooms, offices and laboratories, will be completed in 2016.

Sam Spatter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7843 or

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