PITTSBURGH, PA—A new 20-story, multi-tenant office building inthe heart of downtown Pittsburgh is demonstrating the evolution ofUrban Genius design. Developed for two signature tenants in onedistinctive building, 350 Fifth Avenue is pursuingLEED® Silver Certification and features wide-open floor plans thatallow for utilization of almost 100 percent of floor space.

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"350 Fifth Avenue continues the smart building revolution of thecity's premier downtown office and retail corridor," saysSteve Guy, CEO of Oxford DevelopmentCompany, the developer of 350 FifthAvenue. "With a culture dedicated to change, investment inPittsburgh has never been greater. We join our partners across towncontributing to more than $1 billion of planned real estatedevelopment making Pittsburgh a sought after town for corporaterelocation and doing business."

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350 Fifth Avenue is a state-of-the-art Class-Ahigh-rise that will be the most efficient in Pittsburgh and rivalsthe best in high-rise efficiency across the globe. Costs for atenant are not just measured in rent, but by the total cost tooccupy space with efficiency being a driving factor. 350Fifth Avenue's design delivers a 92 percent efficientfloor utilization with features such as a raised floor system withan open floor plan design, which maximizes density, function andusable square feet.

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"Smart building doesn't stop at sustainability. It's about beingsensitive to your surroundings, the environment, and end user. It'salso about providing value in efficient utilization of the space,"says Guy. “We've developed an app that can tell you how much lessspace you need with 350 Fifth Avenue simply byentering your current square-footage. It's an eye-openingexercise."

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Oxford Development Company has served as a keyleader in Pittsburgh's corporate renaissance, opening the 45-storyaluminum and glass octagonal towers of One OxfordCentre in 1983. Now home to eight Fortune 500 companiesand more than 100 corporate research and development centers,Pittsburgh is a leader in the new economy, especially thetechnology, financial and energy sectors.

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Oxford has managed the development of more than40 million square feet of property in the commercial office,retail, hospitality, healthcare, education and sports andentertainment asset classes. Their history consists of some of thenation's most innovative real estate development projects thatyears later still impact trends in real estate development andclient approach.

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