Pinecrest Wins North American Design and Development Award

Cleveland, Ohio

December 13, 2019


Pinecrest, Cleveland’s newest mixed-use district by DiGeronimo Companies and Fairmount Properties, took home Gold (the top honor for mixed-use developments) in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Global Awards for North American Design and Development.

The ICSC Design and Development Awards recognize excellence in innovation and creativity in the U.S. and Canada retail real estate industry. Pinecrest was awarded Gold in the New Developments category on Thursday evening, December 5, at ICSC’s three-day CenterBuild conference in Phoenix,AZ.

“DiGeronimo Companies, along with our partner Fairmount Properties, are honored to be recognized among so many of our outstanding industry peers with this prestigious national recognition,” said Kevin DiGeronimo, principal, DiGeronimo Companies. “ICSC’s recognition of Pinecrest for this award is a validation of our philosophy of building trust with stakeholders before building the real estate. The success of Pinecrest is a result of the relationships we built with our codeveloper, consultants, the city, and the tenants.”
DiGeronimo Companies was the co-developer as well as the construction manager and general contractor for the project. Pinecrest includes 400,000 SF of premier retail and dining/entertainment destinations, 164,000 SF of Class A office space, a 145-room AC Hotel by Marriott, 87 luxury apartments and a 754-space parking deck. CallisonRTKL was responsible for architecture, interior design, wayfinding and environmental graphic design.

“The idea behind Pinecrest was to create a livable destination that would encourage not only shopping, dining and recreation, but community engagement and growth,” said Keith Campbell, Vice President in CallisonRTKL’s Chicago office. The center’s open-air, main street-inspired environment features plentiful gathering spaces and amenities along with a highly desirable tenant mix filled with many sought-after brands, including REI, West Elm, Whole Foods, Pinstripes, Silverspot Cinema, Shake Shack, Warby Parker, Vineyard Vines and Urban Outfitters.

About DiGeronimo Companies
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By definition, a partner is an ally, a teammate, someone to be treated as family. We’ve been the trusted development and construction partner for hundreds of companies, offering solutions for every project from the ground up. For over 60 years, we’ve combined integrity with unrivaled standards through a diverse portfolio of services. DiGeronimo Companies is not just a choice, we’re an integrated partner for all your project needs.

About Fairmount Properties
Since its founding in 1998, Fairmount Properties has become a well-respected industry leader that specializes in the development, ownership and management of high-quality, vertically integrated mixed-use specialty districts. These projects incorporate retail, office, and residential spaces with hospitality and entertainment, and are located in top-tier urban cores and inner-ring suburbs throughout North America, with a specializing focus around college campuses and university marketplaces. To date, Fairmount Properties has developed projects in excess of $1.3 billion. To learn more about Fairmount Properties, visit

About CallisonRTKL
CallisonRTKL is a global architecture, planning and design practice. Over the last 70 years, we have created some of the world’s most memorable and successful environments for developers, retailers, investors, institutions and public entities. Our work has set us apart as the number one retail design firm in the world and a top-five architecture practice across multiple disciplines and sectors. Under the Arcadis umbrella, we continue to expand our sphere of influence and the depth and breadth of our resources. Our team of nearly 1,500 professionals around the world is committed to advancing our clients’ businesses and enhancing quality of life.

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