The AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust 

The mission of the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust (BIT), a bank collective trust for which PNC Bank serves as trustee, is to provide competitive risk-adjusted returns for qualified union pension plans through investments in institutional quality commercial real estate. The BIT also provides collateral benefits such as union job creation and economic development. As of June 30, 2016, the BIT had a net asset value of $4.54 billion.

The BIT invests exclusively in US markets and has developed and implemented one of the most comprehensive written union labor policies in the industry.  In its 28 year history, the BIT has invested over $6 billion for the development and acquisition of more than 200 office, retail, multifamily, hotel, warehouse, and mixed use properties across the country. These investments have generated approximately 72 million hours in union construction work and created thousands of permanent union jobs in the service, maintenance and operations of facilities owned by the BIT.  

As a fund carrying the AFL-CIO name, the BIT strives to meet the highest expectations both as a prudent steward of pension capital and as a fund dedicated to creating American jobs and building American communities. 

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BIT News

AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust Announces New Job Creating Development With Exciting New Video Wolf Point East is to be a 66-story, 750-foot tall mixed-use skyscraper that will generate nearly 300,000 hours of union construction work.
AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust & Joint Venture Partner Break Ground In St.Louis Missouri's labor community joined politicians, and real-estate developers to celebrate the groundbreaking of the second BIT multifamily residential project in St. Louis, Encore.
AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust & Joint Venture Partner Break Ground In Culver City The labor leaders of Southern California joined politicians, real-estate developers, and representatives of the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust (BIT) to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Culver City Creative office.

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R.I.P.: Japanese Bank Tower That Embodied Nation's Industrial Might A bank tower that once stood at the center of Japan’s postwar industrial power will start to be demolished Saturday, one of several boom-era structures being torn down against the will of architectural preservationists.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:57:46 EDT

A 'Cathedral to Manufacturing' Is Reborn Entrepreneurs working in robotics, artificial intelligence technology and connected devices work in early 20th century space that once hosted a leading technology of its day—shipbuilding.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:44:25 EDT