About DTI Development

DTI Development Inc. (DTI) was founded in 2007 by Dennis Troy, a 20-plus year veteran of the economic development industry.  The success of DTI and its principals includes work from both the public and private sectors.  Dennis served as a director and deputy director of economic development for Allegheny County, where he was responsible for many high-profile projects.  His public-sector accomplishments include: 

  • The mixed-use development of a 300-acre site known as The Waterfront in Allegheny County’s Mon Valley.
  • The redevelopment of a 10-acre mixed-use site known as Brentwood Town Square.
  • Serving as the lead representative for Allegheny County during negotiations and financial packaging of projects involving new sports venues for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.
  • Overseeing the staffing of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Convention Center Design Commission, which headed the design of the expanded David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Dennis continues to cultivate his network of professionals and public officials, locally and nationally.  DTI is proud to have completed numerous projects throughout Pennsylvania that range from developing riverfront-walking trails to management of large-scale multi-use real estate development projects.  For example, in May 2009, the Cork Factory Lofts project that Dennis represented since its groundbreaking was named the Best Redevelopment Project in the United States by the Urban Land Institute. 

DTI’s more recent activities include serving as the owner’s representative for the construction of one of the nation’s first LEED Certified trucking and maintenance facilities for Pitt Ohio Express, grants administrator for a $15 million RACP award for the redevelopment of 55 acres in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, special project management of the Heinz II Lofts and special project management for the McCaffery Interests redevelopment of the Strip District Produce Terminal.

Our Team

Albert Payne, Vice President / Partner
Albert is a partner and chief financial officer at DTI.  He has more than 20 years of accounting, business management and development experience working with diverse organizations, including public & private, profit & not-for-profit, educational, start-up and early stage companies.  He has public accounting firm experience as a business enterprise and tax structuring consultant working with full stage audits, reviews and compilations, international, federal, state and local tax compilations and consolidations, construction development loan/cost certifications/reconciliations. He has extensive knowledge with investment policy and procedure development along with fiduciary trust management.

Albert’s clients in the Pittsburgh area include Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Bayer, Greentree Sportsplex, Ardex, W.W. Henry Adhesives and Rosedale Technical Institute.



Dennis Coxon, Associate
Dennis has been with DTI for four years and provides direct assistance to our clients in securing public financing by targeting and successfully acquiring various grants and other public subsidies.  Additionally, Dennis is responsible for various compliance-related activities for our clients.

His experience with local economic development includes the administration of grant-related activities for the Strip District Redevelopment Project, the Steamfitter’s Union Hall, Lot 24, and the Heinz II Development.  Likewise, Dennis is experienced in the field of grant writing, and has experienced success in this endeavor; in the past year alone, he has personally submitted grants cumulatively awarded more than $5 million.  He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.


Stacey Griener, Executive Assistant
Stacey has more than 10 years of administrative experience working on specific project management activities.  Working with DTI for the last two years, Stacey is responsible for reviewing grant and report documents for final submission.  Additionally, Stacey is responsible for assembling information and submitting monthly and/or quarterly reports as required by contract or by law.


Recent Clients

31st Street Studios                        

910 Properties II, LLC

All State Development Company

Amalgamated Transit Union Local #85

CDM Smith, Inc.

Centennial Capital, LP

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

DCI Group AZ, L.L.C.

Developers Diversified Realty


H&B Properties

Hammel Companies

IBEW Local No.5

La Roche College

McCaffery Interests, Inc.  

Pittsburgh Plumbers Local Union 27

Pittsburgh Firefighters Local 1

Right by Nature Foods Supermarket

Riverview Towers

Scalo Solar Solutions, LLC

Shannon Transit Village, LP

Shelly Communications

Sippel Enterprises, LP.

Steamfitters Local 449

Stateside Associates, Inc.

Teamsters Local 249

The Buncher Company


Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh