Carrie Holstead

President & CEO

One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 270 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219 USA
+1 (412) 255-3737



Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Commercial Real Estate

Carrie S. Holstead Real Estate Consultants, Inc.

Carrie Holstead has spent more than thirty years working in corporate real estate.  As the founder, president and CEO of Carrie S. Holstead Real Estate Consultants, Inc. since 1989, she is a leader in tenant representation and advisory services and owns the longest established and first woman owned tenant representation firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her firm is the exclusive Pittsburgh affiliate of ITRA Global, one of the largest organizations in the world dedicated to representing users of corporate real estate, with experience in nearly 300 markets around the world. While serving as chairman of the Global Business Development Committee, Carrie was elected to the ITRA board in 2009 and served until 2014 in the capacity of director, then secretary, treasurer, vice chairman and chairman. In 2015, Carrie was elected chairman emeritus of ITRA Global to advise the board of directors and continues to serve in this capacity.  

Prior to establishing Carrie S. Holstead Real Estate Consultants, Inc. in 1989, Carrie worked for Cushman & Wakefield of Pennsylvania and as the director of leasing for the Soffer Organization, a Pittsburgh based developer and owner of commercial real estate. 

Carrie was just honored with the Exemplary Service Award from ITRA Global for outstanding leadership and contributions, and was also recognized by Smart Business Magazine for leading a Top Company in Pittsburgh. She has additionally been honored as a Woman of Influence by Real Estate Forum Magazine, named a “Top Power Broker” by CoStar, recognized for having generated the most transactions finalized in cooperation with ITRA offices, and is the recipient of the Award of Excellence for her international work.  Carrie is also the acclaimed author of the monthly Insider’s View To Corporate Real Estate, and is a frequent speaker. She is active in the Pittsburgh community and has been recognized as one of Pittsburgh’s finest, based on her professional achievements and community involvement. Additionally, Carrie is a licensed real estate broker as well as a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and Leadership Pittsburgh.

Her guest appearances on television include interviews for “Our Region’s Business” discussing “How The Pittsburgh Commercial Real Estate Stacks Up On A National and International Basis”, another revealing “The Importance To The Region’s Economic Growth of Having The ITRA Global Conference in Pittsburgh in 2012”, and most recently “The Impact of the Oil and Gas Industry on the Commercial Real Estate Market In Pittsburgh”. Additionally, she has been a keynote speaker at the Allegheny County Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel, NAIOP of Western Pennsylvania, at a number of ITRA Global conferences, and most recently has been in demand to speak to organizations ranging from global law firms and their clients to universities about “The New Accounting Rules: What You Need To Know Now From A Corporate Real Estate Perspective”.

Clients range from entrepreneurial entities to Fortune 500 companies and include Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, EOG Resources, Electrolux, Forever, Imani Christian Academy, The African American Chamber of Commerce, Klink & Co., The HDH Group, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, Leadership Pittsburgh, Olson Zaltman Associates, Perkins Eastman Architects, Pressley Ridge, Somerset Coal International, TimeSys, United Healthcare, Urban Design Associates, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies North America, V&T Wealth Management, and Wells Fargo. For additional information visit



Tenant Representation

• Sale Lease-backs

• Dilapidations & Reinstatement (Restoration)

• Build-to-suits & Development

• Purchase & Owner/Users

• Subleasing, Assignment, Disposition

• Leasing and Renewals

• Site Selection

• Lease Audit & Advisory

• FASB & Accounting Consulting

• Strategic Consulting

• Project Management

• Lease Administration

Practice Areas

• Law firms

• Non-profits

• Schools

• Government & Institutions

• Office

• Oil & Gas

• Flex & R&D Showrooms

• Industrial

Following are some interesting facts about Pittsburgh and its commercial real estate market…

  • The entrance to downtown Pittsburgh is like no other city in the world! From the airport, the beautiful rolling hills conceal the city until emerging from a tunnel just before entering the architecturally rich downtown surrounded by three rivers.
  • When asked why Pittsburgh was selected to host the G-20 Summit in which the world’s financial representatives and leaders assembled to discuss global issues and policies, President Obama said, “As a city that has transformed itself from the City of Steel to a center for high-tech innovation – including green technology, education and training, and research and development – Pittsburgh will provide both a beautiful back-drop and powerful example of our work…”
  • Recent Pittsburgh region rankings include: Most Livable City in the Nation, The Economist: Most Livable City, North American City of the Future, fDi; Top Ten Metros, Site Selection; America’s Best Places to Raise a Family,; Best Cities for New College Grads, Bloomberg Business week; Second-most S&P 900 company HQs; Economically Strongest U.S. Metros, The Brookings Institution; Best Commercial Real Estate Market, Moody’s Investors Service; Top 10 City for Job Growth,; Best Cities for Recent Graduates, Huffington Post; Safe Havens in Real Estate, Kiplinger Magazine; America’s Best Housing Market,
  • Pittsburgh’s strong work ethic is reflected in its professional sports teams with the Steelers being the first football team to win six Super Bowls, the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Club winning three Stanley Cups, and the Pittsburgh Pirates being five times World Series Champions.
  • Pittsburgh is strategically located within 500 miles of the majority of the United States population and buying income while having a cost of living that is among the lowest in the nation.