I have more than 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. As a Principal at Colliers International | Pittsburgh I am responsible for a full range of real estate services. Prior to joining Colliers International | Pittsburgh, I was a Principal at NAI Pittsburgh Commerical for more than 5 years where I was reponsible for a full range of real estate services for office, retail, industrial and tenant representation. I began my career as a member of the brokerage staff of Cushman & Wakefield. I have worked on commercial deals in 15 states and in South Africa.
Additionally, I have worked in development with Carnegie Properties, where I managed investment and leasing for properties in Pittsburgh, Orlando, and Chicago.
I was a former Chairman of FamilyLinks Board of Directors, a former Animal Friends Board Member, a former Parent & Child Guidance Center Board Member, a former Member of the Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and a former Board Member of the Rivers Club.
· 2008 Land sale of the year awarded by Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
· 2007 Most creative deal of the year awarded by Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
· Recognized for completing an excess of 30 million dollars of transactions
Kentucky Wesleyan College
University of Akron
University of Pittsburgh Real Estate Studies
Memberships & Involvements
The AmensCorner Member
Member of the Board of Directors Nine Mile Run Water Shed Association
“Ralph Egerman listened carefully to our objectives, considerations and constraints and then used his extensive network of local connections to find exactly what we were seeking. The results speak for his professionalism and attention to detail. We now have a minority ownership as well as a lease on a center city office building with our name on it. Ralph won a Realtor’s Association award for the creativity of this transaction and we feel it was well deserved. We unreservedly recommend Ralph Egerman to all of our business contacts for commercial realty leasing and ownership needs.”
Fragasso Financial Advisors
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
I began my commercial real estate career in 1997 after graduating from Gettysburg College with a BA in history. Initially I concentrated on corporate services work for national tenants. Since that time I have worked on behalf of numerous fortune 1000 organizations both on the landlord and tenant side and have closed some of the largest transactions in western Pennsylvania.
I began working on retail projects in 2005 with the ground up development of a 30,000 sf retail center. Since that time I have focused on retail assignments, representing landlords and tenants in the development and leasing of retail projects throughout western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and south eastern Ohio. I have worked on a number of ground up retail developments, as well as the leasing of traditional retail strip centers and urban retail projects. I've represented a number of retail tenants in their location searches, including Wahlburgers, Banfield Pet Hospital, Hooters, Dollar General, Quest Diagnostics, Edward Jones, Emiliano's and many others. I have been recognized as a retail power broker in the Western Pennsylvania region by Costar and have been represented on the Pittsburgh Business Times largest transactions list a number of times.
Educated as a civil engineer (read frustrated architect) I learned the hard way that, no matter how devoted, energetic and productive an employee you might be, you're expendable. So, after getting my pink slip as my thank you for spending 12 years in the engineering world, I could feel a change in the air.
The last few years of my engineering career were spent in business development and the sales side of engineering. I had gotten the sales bug. Having invested in some multi-family real estate I decided that commercial real estate would be my next challenge and a great way to harness the entrepreneurial independence of the real estate world with the excitement of unlimited income.
I knew absolutely no one in the business so it took a while to get traction and a position in the big leagues. After 6 or 7 years I figured I knew everything and everyone so I set up my own brokerage firm. What was I thinking? Flying solo required a 110% commitment in order to provide a high level of service to my clients while establishing a reputable business. But I did exactly that and I ran it for 15 years.
The timing was perfect, however, in 2005 to join NAI Pittsburgh Commercial as it was being formed. The NAI platform provided an ideal springboard for me to continue to grow my book of business minus the day to day issues of being an owner. In July of 2011 we changed platforms and became a member of Colliers International.
Being a registered professional engineer, in addition to a real estate broker, has opened many doors. I bring a different perspective to the table along with a true understanding of the principles behind building design, construction and development. I offer my clients a unique combination of knowledge, skills and experience.