Burns Scalo Real Estate Hires New President; Eyes National Platform

May 10, 2023 | BSRE

PITTSBURGH, PA – Burns Scalo Real Estate (BSRE), Pittsburgh’s leading privately owned commercial real estate firm, today announced a new, more growth-focused structure that reflects its high-growth plans and goal of national exposure.

As part of the new structure, Brian Walker will be the firm’s new president. James Scalo will remain CEO and continue his pursuit of BSRE’s vision and financial success. Walker currently serves as the Chair-Elect on the Corporate Board of Directors for NAIOP and will assume the position of Chair of the NAIOP Corporate Board in January 2024. His remarkable 30-year career in accounting, finance, and real estate leadership and role on the NAIOP Corporate board now positions BSRE for its more aggressive growth plans.

“It complements the power of our brand to add such a distinguished commercial real estate professional as Brian. BSRE is an enterprise in robust transformation, and Brian’s leadership helps position the firm to deliver its investments and professional services to the national platform.” stated James Scalo, BSRE CEO. “I speak for the entire organization when I say we are all very excited Brian has chosen BSRE to continue his career,” Scalo added.

Brian Walker added, “I’m very excited about this new journey in my life, and I can’t wait to get started. The team at BSRE is so passionate about their goals, and it’s an honor to have been selected to lead this growth-minded expansion.”

In recent years, the Pittsburgh-based firm, known for its high-quality developments and luxury service, has enhanced its market position with organic growth and acquisitions. BSRE announced its Expansion & Diversification Plan, and that it is “now for hire,” earlier this year. Within the past five months alone, it has announced the realignment of its brokerage team to form a new Brokerage Advisory Team, the awarding of three new facilities management contracts, and launched six new construction contracts all outside of its “owned portfolio” – a significant shift from its historical portfolio investments. 


About Burns Scalo Real Estate 

Burns Scalo Real Estate is the local leader in identifying and creating dynamic development opportunities. We believe that better places create better lives —and in doing so—we transform spaces, businesses, and the communities we serve. The organization’s development, brokerage, and management services unify to create spaces that people want to come to, not just have to.