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About Us

McKnight Realty Partners is a full-service, fully-integrated real estate company that develops, owns, operates, and provides services for a portfolio in excess of 7 million square feet of office, industrial, retail, hotels, parking facilities, film production soundstages, and mixed-use property.

McKnight has focused its efforts on the adaptive reuse and repositioning of quality office building assets and landmark properties, pursuing development and investment opportunities throughout the country with a primary focus on its hometown, Pittsburgh.


The Highline

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The Bank Tower


The Grant Building


The Henry W. Oliver Building

McKnight Realty Partners is owned by The Rudolph and Perlow Families.


The Rudolph family has been in the real estate business since 1959 and has acquired and developed a substantial number of properties. In addition to its commercial real estate business, the Rudolphs launched several successful businesses, including Wendy’s of Greater Pittsburgh.

The Rudolphs are also responsible for bringing Wendy's franchise to the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Operating under the corporate banner of The McKnight Group, the Rudolph family continues to carefully build an integrated enterprise of real estate investments, development, and asset management.

The Perlow Family, along with the Fine family, co-founded Interstate Hotels Corporation (“IHC”) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1960. Under the control of Edward Perlow and Milton Fine, IHC evolved into one of the world’s leading hospitality management companies developing, acquiring, and operating hotels across the country, including numerous Marriott hotels. By 1996, IHC was ranked number one in sales ($1.3 billion), properties (212), and rooms (43,178) according to HOTEL & MANAGEMENT (March 1997). IHC remained the nation’s largest hotel management company until June 1998, when Patriot American Hospitality REIT acquired them for $2.1 billion.

In 1989, the Perlow family founded Perlow Investment Corporation, now run by Charles S. (Chuck) Perlow, to manage a diverse portfolio of stocks, bonds, and real estate. The real estate portfolio has included numerous commercial properties such as hotels, office buildings, shopping centers, apartments and restaurants.

We help navigate businesses toward their optimal working environment.


“Throughout the entire relocation process, McKnight Properties provided outstanding service.  They were responsive, listened to our concerns, and truly were solutions-oriented.”

-Network Services

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