Cozza Enterprises was founded in 1999 by Craig Cozza for the purpose of developing new and diverse residential and commercial projects in the city of Pittsburgh. A Pittsburgh developer with strong Pittsburgh roots, Cozza Enterprises strives to temper the visions of a new Pittsburgh with the city's neighborhood principle. Its philosophy is to meld creative new designs with the existing fabric of Pittsburgh's communities; Pittsburgh's precious heritage must remain unchanged while creating a city that will entice new faces and young families back into the area.
"We see our work as developers as shoring up two foundations - one structural and the other social - to make sure our projects will be strong and successful for years to come." Cozza said. "It's an entirely different process to see a place you've always known with a new eye; to discern the unique character of each neighborhood, in some cases each street, and then identify what is best and beautiful; how the project, even if a completely new structure, will preserve that identity and move us forward."
With each project, Cozza Enterprises involves community groups to learn how the existing community functions; what its desires are for the future. Cozza Enterprises challenges its staff and partners to meet those requirements. "Involving the community, building majority support, means that not only the project but the future tenants will be accepted as part of the neighborhood," Cozza explained. "Then and only then, have we effectively done our job as real estate developers."
We strive to find the best possible locations for all our developments within the city of Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas. Grandview Avenue and the corner of Forbes and Murray, and are just a couple of the highly visible areas in which we are developing. Cozza Enterprises consistently seeks out the best general contractors and support professionals, so the job is done right the first time.
The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.
Craig COZZA - Owner and Founder
Craig graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelors in Real Estate and Finance. Craig was then Director of Store Development at Sherwin Williams. He was responsible for opening over 20 new and relocated stores in the multi-state area annually. In 1991 Craig became VP of Store Development at Rite Aid Corporation. Craig developed and opened over 1,000 stores in nine year. He was responsible for a year budget of more than $100 million. Craig took his vast real estate background and founded Cozza Enterprises LLC in 1999. Craig loves to cycle, and spend time with his wife and kids. Through the years CE has worked with national tenants such as Family Dollar, Ride Aid, Wendy’s, UPMC, and GNC. Cozza Enterprises has created over $100 million in value since its founding in 1999. Cozza Enterprises is very community oriented and believe in giving back to the city of Pittsburgh.
Matt Crawford - Business Manager
Matt is the newest member to the Cozza Enterprises Team. Matt graduated from Penn State Behrend with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting. Daily operations include new project development and project feasibility analysis. Matt enjoys cycling, working out, and traveling in his free time.
Maggie Fanks- Accountant
Maggie currently resides in Kenney Township. She has two grown boys and enjoys walking, gardening, and traveling with family.
CC McKay- Accountant
CC currently resides in Moon Township with her husband and three children. CC enjoy watching her children play sports, walking, and reading.