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Pittsburgh, PA

Koppers renews in iconic Pittsburgh skyline building

JLL partners with Koppers to align business goals with real estate

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 18, 2017JLL​ and Koppers Inc. (“Koppers”) today announced that Koppers has signed a 92,000-square-foot lease renewal and expansion at 436 7th Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh.

As many companies move to right-size, Koppers is expanding its downtown Pittsburgh office, taking on an additional floor, which will be a shared space to promote innovation and collaboration across the organization.

This effort was led by Koppers global account leads Nick Jacobs, Executive Vice President, JLL​, and Alexa Jennings, Vice President, JLL and locally by Dan Adamski, Managing Director, JLL​.

“Helping companies like Koppers achieve their ambitions through real estate solutions is our top priority,” said Nick.

“Over the last few years, the Koppers team has been dedicated to implementing new systems and benefits that better align with our employee needs and a 21st century work environment,” explains ​Koppers CEO Leroy Ball. “The addition of this new innovation space is an exciting next step for us.”

Koppers’ expanded footprint will include 6,000 square feet on the 29th floor to be converted into an innovation center and showcase a one-of-a-kind balcony with sweeping views of downtown Pittsburgh.

Larry Walsh, COO / Principal with Rugby Realty who owns the Koppers Building, said, “We are thrilled to renew and expand Koppers Inc. in our building. We commend Leroy and his team for striving to create a space that will attract the most talented employees for many years to come.”

The Koppers Building is an historical building in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, commissioned by Andrew W. Mellon and completed in 1929. The tower was named after Koppers Co., and is one of the major distinctive and recognizable features of Downtown Pittsburgh.

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About Koppers

Koppers, with corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds. Our products and services are used in a variety of niche applications in a diverse range of end-markets, including the railroad, specialty chemical, utility, residential lumber, agriculture, aluminum, steel, rubber, and construction industries. Including our joint ventures, we serve our customers through a comprehensive global manufacturing and distribution network, with facilities located in North America, South America, Australasia, China and Europe.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $145 billion. At the end of the third quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 80,000. As of September 30, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $59.0 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit​.