About Epic

Launched in 2012, Epic Development is a Pittsburgh based economic development, marketing and branding firm focusing on hyper-local partnerships and solution-centric projects. Headed by Michael McAllister, Epic identifies and implements community-based projects that bolster neighborhood economies ranging from housing and development to restaurants and retail.  Flagship projects include a suite of print and digital city publications including Urbanist Guide (Pittsburgh), Beaux Arts (Pittsburgh) and Denizen Guide (Nashville) complemented by ad-hoc projects ranging from pop-up events to brand re-positioning. 

Services offered:

  • Development & Design
  • Project Management
  • Branding/Strategy
  • Business/Concept Development & Modeling
  • Impact Specific Event Planning/Production

Michael McAllister, Principal

A Pittsburgh native, McAllister studied finance/economics at West Virginia University going on to work as an analyst for Bayer Corporation's pension fund.  With a passion for real estate combined with economic development, McAllister left Bayer to attend the University of Maryland's Masters of Real Estate Development with aspirations to return to Pittsburgh.  While in school, McAllister worked for the boutique residential developer, Neighborhood Development Company, in Washington DC focusing on design/project management for over $10M of residential (condominium) transactions in NW Washington DC.  

Returning to Pittsburgh in 2012, McAllister founded Epic combining his experience in finance and real estate/design to offer a firm stressing design and integrity combined with financial feasibility to help play a role in the revitalization/rejuvenation of Pittsburgh and its 90 unique neighborhoods.  

 Urbanist Release Party - 2014

Urbanist Release Party - 2014

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