Case | HBS Case Collection | August 2009 (Revised January 2012)

Steel Street

by Arthur I Segel, William J. Poorvu, Ben Creo and Justin Seth Ginsburgh


The case involves repositioning an old 6-story warehouse in Pittsburgh and many of the issues of rehabilitation and selecting and managing the development team especially in a world of capital market uncertainty. The case also demonstrates the alignment of interests of the players, the construction process, and the various methods available to contract with the general contractor including lump sum, cost-plus, and guaranteed maximum price.

Keywords: Construction; Capital Markets; Financial Management; Investment; Property; Urban Development; Real Estate Industry; Pittsburgh;


Segel, Arthur I., William J. Poorvu, Ben Creo, and Justin Seth Ginsburgh. "Steel Street." Harvard Business School Case 210-010, August 2009. (Revised January 2012.)