Historic Pittsburgh Office Asset Welcomes New Tenant

Law firm Jackson Kelly took up 12,000 square feet across two floors in the Davis Cos.' recently restored Union Trust Building.
Union Trust Building

The Davis Cos. has added Jackson Kelly to the tenant roster of the Union Trust Building, an iconic office asset in Pittsburgh. The law firm signed a 10-year lease to occupy 12,000 square feet on the building’s 10th and 11th floors by fall 2019.

The 11-story building encompasses 517,376 square feet and includes a 40,000-square-foot first-floor retail. Amenities include a 5,000-square-foot fitness center, an 80-seat conference center, 350-seat theater, underground parking garage and 28 original Pittsburgh-inspired artworks. Additionally, the 1916-built property underwent a 100$ historic renovation in 2016 and has received multiple design awards, as well as LEED certification. Additionally, the asset is home to a diverse base of tenants, including Pepper Hamilton, Blank Rome, Frost Brown Todd, Marshall Dennehey, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, TrueFit, Carnegie Learning and First Commonwealth Bank.

Located at 501 Grant St. in the city’s Commercial Business District, the building is within walking distance of Mellon Green park, retailers, accommodation options, eateries, cafes and entertainment options. Steel Plaza station, situated right across the street, provides easy transportation throughout the entire area.

JLL’s Jason Stewart and Jackie Bezek represented the landlord in the lease transaction. Last year, the brokerage company led site consulting efforts for a headquarters expansion in the area. ITRA Global-owned Carrie S. Holstead Real Estate Consultants Inc. CEO Carrie Holstead acted on behalf of the tenant.

The smart design of this space and striking finishes by Avon Graf Architects will complement the iconic Union Trust Building which has been beautifully restored by The Davis Cos. and will serve Jackson Kelly well in retaining and attracting top talent,” Holstead said in a prepared statement.

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