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Navient Leases Space at Star Building

April 14 2014  The News Journal

Sallie Mae spin off company, Navient, leases over 40,000 SF at the Star Building.


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Economic, societal shifts have rentals on the rise in Delaware

January 04 2014  The News Journal

Since 2007, the peak of a real estate boom that saw historic highs in home ownership, the number of Delawareans living in rented properties has grown twice as fast as the general population. The number of rental units has increase by about 6,000 between 2007 and 2012, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.


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Riverfront’s Dream Hotel Rises from a field of Weeds

December 12 2013  The News Journal

When real estate developer Verino Pettinaro forked out $1.2 million in cash in 1986 to buy 86-acres on the Wilmington Riverfront, he believed the waterfront land was “too nice a property to let sit there.”


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Steve Lex receives award from ABC Delaware

December 04 2013

Steve Lex of Pettinaro was named the winner of the 2013 Adams Cup.  This award is given to the ABC Member who recruits the most new members in a calendar year.


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Fox Run Shopping Center wins Reader’s Choice Award

September 26 2013

Fox Run Shopping Center, in Bear, DE, has been voted the #2 Shopping Mall in Delaware as part of the News Journal’s 2013 Reader’s Choice contest.


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Saint Francis Hospital is heading to the Riverfront

March 20 2012  The News Journal

Another key tenant brings the Shipyard Center to 92% occupancy.


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Landmark reborn on Rodney Square

January 22 2012  The News Journal

Just behind the tall granite columns of the 96-year-old courthouse, new offices and bright new spaces await the return of people. Inside the neoclassical building, a modern workspace of gleaming granite and rich wood veneer has risen in a place that once was empty and forlorn.


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Pettinaro wins Diversity Utilization Award

January 18 2012

Pettinaro Construction Co., Inc. was presented the 2011 Diversity Utilization Award.


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Restaurant row adds Mexican

December 07 2011

The Pettinaro real estate company, which owns several properties on the Riverfront, has signed a lease with a local franchisee to open the restaurant on the pad site between Iron Hill Brewery and Big Fish Grill.


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Feeding Success: Thai restaurant is latest addition to Riverfront’s offerings

August 15 2011  The News Journal

The Riverfront’s Shipyard Center will soon be home to a new Thai restaurant.


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Delaware business: Riverfront snags another Wilmington legal firm

April 06 2011  The News Journal

The legal community that has helped sustain downtown Wilmington’s business vitality so vigorously and for so long is starting to lean south a bit—to the Riverfront.


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Two Notable Successes

August 05 2010  The News Journal

The city of Wilmington is competing with the suburbs but the two successes noted are courtesy of Pettinaro.


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Bridge Removed - Historic Building Repurposed

July 25 2010  The News Journal

The restoration of the historic courthouse in Wilmington begins with the removal of the bridge which connected it to the offices of its former owner.


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Pettinaro Leases Courthouse to Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor

September 10 2009  The News Journal

Bucking bleak economic times and some pessimistic market sentiment, Pettinaro has signed a prime tenant for the historic Wilmington courthouse.


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Commercial crisis in Delaware? Probably Not.

April 12 2009  The News Journal

Gregory Pettinaro and other industry leaders give their perspective on the effect of economic slowdown on the local commercial real estate industry.


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Wilmington’s Skyline Changing

April 01 2009  The News Journal

Wilmington’s Skyline Changing


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The Undaunted Developer

February 25 2009  Chester County Press

Delaware-based Pettinaro Company meets the challenges of an economy in recession.


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Pettinaro to Purchase the Rodney Square Courthouse from Bank of America

October 02 2008  The News Journal

The landmark 1916 Courthouse on Rodney Square is scheduled to be sold in November by Bank of America to a company controlled by Pettinaro Enterprises.


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Chrysler Plant Attracts Bidders

August 17 2008  The News Journal
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Riverfront Reels in a Big Fish

April 15 2008  The News Journal

A Rehoboth Beach restauranteur is planning to bring a Delaware beach favorite — Big Fish Grill and Seafood Market — to Wilmington’s Christina River waterfront.


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Riverfront Businesses Bank on New Vibrancy

July 14 2007  The News Journal

Sitting by the riverside one afternoon, Mike Purzycki was struck by what he saw. Along the water, people were strolling in the sunshine. At a nearby office building, workers were heading out for lunch.


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Morgantown Shopping Center Site Work Completed- Waiting for Tenants

September 01 2006

New Shopping Center Site work is completed. Waiting for tenants!!!


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Middletown Square Office Building is Completed

September 01 2006

Beautiful 4-story brick Class-A Office Building has been completed and is ready to lease. Located on North Broad St. in Downtown Middletown, Delaware


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Anchors Signed for London Grove Shopping Center

January 01 2006

Shopping center ready for more tenants to join anchors Acme and Lowes.


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The Midas Touch

May 01 1994  Delaware Today

He turns distressed buildings into real-estate gold mines. And if you drive up I-95, you might just recognize the name. He’s Pettinaro, Verino Pettinaro.


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