William Krahe is the principal owner and director of Grand View Development Corporation. Established in 1994, Grand View has been Mr. Krahe’s primary operating platform for development opportunities.
In late 2000, Mr. Krahe joined Giant Eagle, Inc. in the startup of ECHO Real Estate Services Company. As the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of ECHO Real Estate Services Company, Mr. Krahe was responsible for establishing one of the premier commercial real estate companies in the tri-state area. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Krahe grew ECHO’s operations from $700,000 in annual revenue and 10 employees to 50 employees generating $8M in annual revenue offering brokerage and leasing, financing, development, construction management services and property management; completed over 50 developments valued in excess of $1B, raised $150M in equity and $500M of project financing. During his tenure at ECHO, Grand View remained the investment arm of Mr. Krahe in the projects overseen at ECHO.
Effective January 1, 2008, Grand View resumed operations as an active development company concentrating commercial projects including in large retail anchored centers, office buildings and industrial sites.
From 1985 to 1990, Mr. Krahe was an associate attorney for Grogan, Graffam, McGinley and Lucchino, a Pittsburgh PA based general practice firm. Mr. Krahe practice was focused on real estate, finance and transactional law.
Mr. Krahe is a 1982 graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, a 1985 graduate of University of Duquesne Law School and a 1996 graduate of the University Of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School Of Business.
Since 2004, Mr. Krahe has been an active board member of Pittsburgh YMCA Metropolitan Board, serving as the Chairman of the Planning Committee and member of the Executive Committee. Since 2005, Mr. Krahe has been an active member of the board of Construction Junction. Construction Junction is a leader in recovery and reuse of building materials. Mr. Krahe serves on the building committee that is responsible for oversight of the 100,000 square foot operations.
From 2009 to November 30, 2014, Mr. Krahe served as an active member of the White Fields Foundation. It is an organization focused on serving men, youth and the poor. It is through the love of the brothers of White Fields and Locking Arms Men that Mr. Krahe has been molded to lead with the eyes of Christ and the surrender of self.
Mr. Krahe is a licensed attorney and real estate broker in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.