Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Pittsburgh International Airport Announces New Epicenter of Additive Manufacturing as First Tenant Signs Agreement

Christina Cassotis

PITTSBURGH, PA, Oct. 28, 2019 — Additive manufacturing now has a place to call home.

 Pittsburgh International Airport on Friday announced plans for Neighborhood 91, the world’s first development to condense and connect all components of the additive manufacturing/3-D printing supply chain into one powerful production neighborhood concept.

 Neighborhood 91, developed in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh, is the first development of the 195-acre Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus and will be built adjacent to the airport terminal and runway. Argon gas supplier Arencibia – has committed to be the anchor tenant.

 “The Pittsburgh region has always been a world leader in manufacturing,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Rich Fitzgerald
“Now that industry has evolved into additive manufacturing and 3-D printing, and through Neighborhood 91, we have laid the groundwork to become the global epicenter.

"The neighborhood concept will create enormous efficiencies but just as important is leveraging our region’s universities, which will provide necessary research and development and fuel the workforce to the fill these jobs.”

 The name Neighborhood 91 is based on Pittsburgh’s 90 distinct neighborhoods with the 91st being a key component to additive manufacturing into the future. Construction will begin next year.

Patrick Gallagher
 “Part of our vision as an airport is to advance the region’s role as a world leader,” said Pittsburgh International Airport CEO Christina Cassotis.

“Additive manufacturing is looking for a place to call home and no one has made that happen – until now. The Pittsburgh region is natural fit based on its history and its assets of today. And our airport is leading the way to get it done along with our university partners.”

 The University of Pittsburgh is a key partner in the development of Neighborhood 91 – both for its research and development and workforce development.

The university’s dual strengths of applied additive manufacturing and supply chain research in addition to piloting programs to augment the professional pipeline help fuel the neighborhood concept.

 “Neighborhood 91 brings together the kind of collaborative environment needed to lead in today’s competitive advanced manufacturing economy,” said University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher.

“It combines the region’s strength in additive manufacturing and advanced materials industries with the intellectual capital of its world-class research universities.”

 Neighborhood 91’s first tenant – Arencibia – has already signed up. Arencibia is the industry leader in recycling gases throughout the aerospace and additive manufacturing supply chain, creating more efficiencies and saving money for companies.

 “The Neighborhood 91 model is innovation at its core: marrying technological, commercial, and public-private collaboration to fundamentally change the industry,” said Joe Arencibia, President. “This is something that isn’t happening elsewhere and we are excited to be the foundation upon which the Neighborhood is built.”

Pittsburgh International Airport

 The Neighborhood 91 concept is based on shared capital resources at the core of the development. It will house a complete end-to-end ecosystem offering:

·       ·       Powder, parts, post-production, testing and analysis
·       ·       Communal powder storage facilities
·       ·       Efficiencies in production/post-production and delivery
·       ·       Tenants’ clients cost savings from on-demand printing
·       ·       Reduced transportation costs
·       ·       Airport access
·       ·       And perhaps the most important, argon, helium and other noble gases, which are essential elements of additive manufacturing, reaching up to 60 percent of additive manufacturing costs.

 As part of Neighborhood 91, the airport is planning to construct a second microgrid to power the development to further increase cost savings for tenants. The airport is in the process of developing its first microgrid to power the terminals and airfield.

 The Neighborhood campus concept will contain all the elements of the additive manufacturing supply chain in one concentrated place, including an onsite communal supply of powder, a proposition too expensive for most in the industry on their own.

 Officials estimated that manufacturing lead times will shrink by 80 percent and transportation costs will shrink by even more.

 For more information, visit www.Neighborhood91.com. Read more about the development announcement from Blue Sky News here.

 About Allegheny County Airport Authority:

Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, is committed to transforming Pittsburgh’s airports to reflect and serve the community, inspire the industry, and advance the region’s role as a world leader.

Allegheny County Airport
 Its 2018 Annual Report detailing growth and improved financial position can be found at http://www.flypittsburgh.com/ar18.

 Pittsburgh International Airport serves more than 9 million passengers annually on 16 carriers. Air Transport World named Pittsburgh International its 2017 Airport of the Year. Travel + Leisure again named Pittsburgh International a Top 10 Domestic Airport in 2019 and 2018.


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Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) Expands and Adds Depth to Operations Team

Stephanie Bauer

ATLANTA, GA, Oct. 29, 2019 — Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, private hotel investment, ownership and management company, today announced a number of new leadership appointments, including naming Stephanie Bauer as regional vice-president of operations and Marcus Marshall to the newly created role of vice-president of restaurants and bars, and promoting Ken Morgan to regional director of operations.

            “As we execute our growth strategy, it gives us the opportunity to continuously attract and develop the best talent in the industry,” said Richard Jones, EVP and chief operating officer, HVMG.  

“Stephanie, Marcus and Ken all are exceptional leaders with unique skills that will drive excellent results in today’s challenging market environment, as well as add depth and capacity that will support HVMG in achieving our next level of growth.”

Marcus Marshall 

Stephanie Bauer

Prior to joining HVMG, Bauer was executive vice-president of asset management at Avana Capital.  In that role, she partnered with numerous hotel operators to drive operational performance, as well as actively managing new development and renovation projects.  

She also held numerous general manager and multi-unit roles with Westmont Hospitality Group, culminating in regional operations director overseeing a portfolio of a dozen hotels.

Marcus Marshall 

Ken Morgan 

            In his newly created role as vice-president of restaurants and bars, Marshall will oversee the development and operations of HVMG’s specialty restaurant concepts and catering operations.  

Most recently, he was regional director of operations for Atlanta-based Concentrics Restaurants.  While there, he was responsible for operational leadership, new concept development and attracting and developing talent across a portfolio that included award-winning independent restaurants, as well as hotel restaurants and bar concepts.  

Marshall served in the United States Marines and is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.

Richard Jones
                “Stephanie’s combination of operational leadership and asset management experience give her a unique perspective into aligning HVMG’s resources and operating strategies with  the investment goals of our owners and partners,” Jones added. 

 “Marcus brings a wealth of diverse experience and fresh perspectives to our food and beverage business.  A high quality, relevant and authentic restaurant and bar experience is critical to a hotel’s success in the market, and Marcus will be working closely with our owners and operations leadership team to maximize those opportunities across the HVMG portfolio.”  

Ken Morgan 

Morgan began his career as a security police specialist with the USAF before entering the hospitality industry as a director of security with Adam’s Mark Hotels in 1994.  

 Embassy Suites by Hilton in Tulsa, OK
He has held numerous leadership roles in operations and asset management throughout his career and joined HVMG in 2014 as general manager of the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  

During his tenure with HVMG, Ken consistently has delivered award-winning results and is an energetic leader that brings HVMG’s “Be Excellent” culture to life in everything he does.  

 Morgan studied security administration/criminology at Park College and is an active board member with the Metro Tulsa Hotel & Lodging Association and Tulsa Tourism Board. 


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NAI Realvest Promotes Jason G. Toll to Senior Vice President

Jason G. Toll
ORLANDO , FL --- NAI Realvest, which ranks as one of Central Florida ’s most active developers of industrial facilities and one of the region’s largest commercial real estate services companies, has promoted broker Jason G. Toll to Senior Vice President.
           Patrick Mahoney, President and CEO, said Toll joined NAI Realvest six years ago and has more than 23 years of experience in commercial real estate including brokerage and industrial development. 

Patrick Mahoney
 “Jason has been extremely productive and has played a significant role in our growth,” Mahoney said.

 Toll, who was formerly Director of Industrial Services at NAI Realvest, will continue to focus on representation of industrial clients and land sales throughout Central Florida .

 The third generation central Floridian holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from University of Central Florida and is an active member of the Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors. 


Patrick Mahoney, President / CEO NAI Realvest 
407-875-9989 Pmahoney@realvest.com

Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications,
 407-644-4142 or 407-461-3781 beth@larryvershel.com