About Birgo

Improving Lives through Real Estate
about birgo

Private Equity Real Estate Investment & Management

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irgo is a fully-integrated private equity real estate firm. Comprised of two unique platforms—Birgo Realty and Birgo Capital—Birgo is on a mission to improve lives through real estate.
In addition to the management of affordable residential & commercial spaces across the Greater Pittsburgh Area, Birgo leads the way for investors looking to gain passive income through private equity real estate funds.
Our desire is to exceed our stakeholders’ expectations— including our investors, tenants, and communities—through service that prioritizes care, transparency, and growth.

What We Do

Fully-Managed
Real Estate & Investments

Birgo is a fully-integrated private equity real estate firm dedicated to helping our community live and grow. We handle everything from property acquisitions and asset management to on-site maintenance, providing both our investors & tenants with unparalleled service. Our in-house service offers our clients peace of mind as we steward their capital and homes according to our values — integrity, excellence, “rhinocerality,” teamwork, vision, and humility.

Brokerage

Buyer and seller representation services for management and investment real estate.

Leasing

Leasing of commercial and residential spaces to short and long-term tenants.

Property Management

Commercial and residential property management services.

Financing

Strategic financing for acquisitions, construction, and tenant improvements.

Development

Acquisitions analysis, ground-up strategies, renovations, and market analysis.

Construction Management

Design and construction oversight, interior design, and staging.

Asset Management

Management & stewardship of investors’ capital for risk-managed real estate investments.

Accounting

In-house ownership and operation of all financial activities.

Tax and Legal

Tax coordination, assessment appeals, and legal & representation services.

Brokerage

Buyer and seller representation services for management and investment real estate.

Leasing

Leasing of commercial and residential spaces to short and long-term tenants.

Property Management

Commercial and residential property management services.

Financing

Strategic financing for acquisitions, construction, and tenant improvements.

Development

Acquisitions analysis, ground-up strategies, renovations, and market analysis.

Construction Management

Design and construction oversight, interior design, and staging.

Asset Management

Management & stewardship of investors’ capital for risk-managed real estate investments.

Accounting

In-house ownership and operation of all financial activities.

Tax and Legal

Tax coordination, assessment appeals, and legal & representation services.

THRIVE with Birgo

From our internal operations to our interactions with investors and tenants, our team institutes our core values to THRIVE in our day-to-day pursuits.

Teamwork

Our team relies on trust and collaboration to make our mission possible.

Humility

Our level of care and conscientious nature allows us to improve day in and day out.

Rhinocerality

We possess the confidence and support to charge forward on each project.

Integrity

Honesty and transparency allow us to create a healthy, productive environment.

Vision

Our forward-thinking mindset makes us ambitious & prepared for what comes next.

Excellence

We walk away each day confident that we have served our community with excellence.

Who We Are

Meet the Birgo Realty Team

Andrew Reichert

Vision-Casting and Oversight

Shannon Reichert

Operations and Management

Dan Croce

Asset Management

Josh Fischer

Acquisitions and Development

Melvin Novak

Maintenance Coordination & Tech Support

Michael Russo

Operations and Management

Tim Froment

Construction Management

William Wallander

Investment Analyst

Tristan Robinson

Accounting and Finance

Peter Holt

Investment Analyst

Tawnya Sundy

Management

Brittany Gonzalez

Management

Amber Sundy

Management

Traci Aberegg

Management

Frank Fieser

Management

Gigi Vaccaro

Marketing

Mark Abbott

Leasing and Residential Sales

Phyllis Allen

Management and Leasing

Evan Sheppard

Management and Leasing

Brian Hughes

Leasing

Johanna Knapic

Short-Term Rentals

Rachel Smith

Accounting

Madison Beckley

Human Resources and Office Management

Sean Chappell

Human Resources

Lydia Emery

Office Manager

Insights

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Hygge, a word that’s brand new to most of us, has increased in popularity over the last four years during winter months - especially in the U.S.’ colder climates.How do you even pronounce it? And what does it have to do with your small apartment? Pronounced “hue-guh”, hygge is a Danish noun that describes anything as exhibiting a feeling of contentment, coziness, or well-being. Just to list a couple examples, used in a sentence one could say “This home is hygge” or “Would you like to come over for tea and hygge?”.
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Meet Our Team: Johanna Knapic

I apprenticed with Birgo Realty through a startup program called Praxis as what I thought was a gap year during college. I ended up dropping out of the hospitality and human resource program I was in to accept the full-time offer that followed. I started my apprenticeship as general support, next moved to short-term rental management, then to property management with a focus in short-term rentals.
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