NAI Burns Scalo Introduces New Corporate Advisory Group

June 17, 2024 | NAI Burns Scalo

After adding 4 of the region’s top commercial real estate advisors, NAI Burns Scalo is thrilled to announce the formation of our new Corporate Advisory Group. In today’s uncertain real estate market, it is imperative to retain an expert strategic partner with a true vision and tenacity to deliver cost-saving measures. With decades of experience in corporate service and tenant representation work, our team’s extensive skillset enables us to streamline processes, negotiate favorable terms, and implement best practices that enhance your bottom line.

Pictured from left to right (Jamie Pivarnik, Patrick Gruden, Scott DiGuglielmo, SIOR, Curt Starr, Trenton McPherson)

Leading the new Corporate Advisory Services team are 4 veterans of the corporate services industry:

Curt Starr and Trent McPherson, formerly at Fischer, bring their background of extensive corporate service work where they previously worked on and managed many Fortune 500 corporate accounts throughout the nation – such as FedEx, WESCO, Old Dominion, GLS and many others. 

Patrick Gruden and Jamie Pivarnik, formerly at CBRE, have over 50 years of combined experience exclusively representing tenants in the Greater Pittsburgh market. They have built a reputation as top corporate advisors with diverse client base experience, ranging from Fortune 500 companies, professional service firms, non-profit institutions and emerging growth companies.


This team’s expertise spans various market cycles and conditions, ensuring you receive informed, strategic advice tailored to your unique situation. The real estate market can be unpredictable, making it essential to have a trusted partner with deep industry knowledge. We don’t just react to market changes, we anticipate them – positioning your company for success no matter the economic climate.

Our commitment extends beyond the transaction. We believe in forming strategic relationships that provide long-term value. Whether you need us to function as your full-service real estate department, or as an extension of your existing team, we can tailor our services to your specific needs. We offer flexible solutions that align with your business objectives, demonstrating a uniquely client-focused approach.

As part of the NAI Global commercial real estate network, our Corporate Advisory Group also has access to unparalleled expertise and data in local markets around the world. This worldwide reach (combined with local market intelligence) allows us to provide insights and opportunities that others might miss. Whether you’re expanding domestically or internationally, our global connections ensure you have the best information and support available.

For more information about our Corporate Advisory Group, please visit the Corporate Advisory Services page.

See below for contact information:

Curt Starr

Patrick Gruden

Jamie Pivarnik

Trent McPherson