News release

JLL selected to market Lawrenceville’s Chocolate Factory office and flex space for lease

JLL partners with the Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) to offer a state-of-the-art work environment in one of the region’s most competitive locations

January 24, 2020

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 24, 2020 – JLL has been selected to market for lease more than 40,000 square feet of creative-class office space at The Chocolate Factory. Conveniently located at 91 43rd Street in Pittsburgh’s amenity-rich Lawrenceville neighborhood, the property benefits from connectivity to the East End’s thriving technology and talent ecosystem, with easy access to Route 28 and the region’s Interstates.

The building has several space options available, including move-in ready suites ranging from 3,000 to 18,000 square feet. Each space is uniquely designed to reflect the eclectic spirit of the Lawrenceville neighborhood; fit with exposed columns, high ceilings and large windows.

JLL’s team of Managing Director, Jason Stewart, and Vice Presidents, Jackie Bezek and Jesse Ainsman, will lease the property on behalf of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC).

“Lawrenceville has emerged as one of Pittsburgh’s fastest-growing neighborhoods and is attracting fresh, young talent in droves,” said Stewart. “In a location like this, where discovery and innovation are at the core of neighboring companies, tenants can create their ideal workplace that aligns with their unique brand in the heart of a dynamic local ecosystem.”

The Chocolate Factory offers competitive state-of-the-art amenities including convenient bike storage, shower rooms and a breathtaking pergola rooftop deck, exclusive for tenant use. Additionally, tenants can take advantage of branding opportunities, dock access and ample onsite parking.

Outside the walls, tenants enjoy connectivity and walkability to an abundance of dining and entertainment options throughout the East End, as well as the ability to network with surrounding professional technology organizations, including Caterpillar, Carnegie Robotics and more.

The Chocolate Factory provides tenants the opportunity to lay strong roots in a highly desirable Pittsburgh neighborhood, and to partner with a Landlord who is focused on helping these innovative firms reach their maximum potential. The building is perfectly positioned to meet the needs of office and flex tenants looking for strong tech synergies in one of the “10 Coolest Neighborhoods in America” (Money Magazine). Located only steps away from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center, the Chocolate Factory has proudly served as the incubator for a number of the region’s most recognizable tech companies, including Uber ATG, Seegrid, and Aurora Innovation. 

The Chocolate Factory’s opportune location, customizable space and wide offering of amenities all aid in the productivity and overall happiness of today’s workforce. According to JLL Research, as companies continue to compete in the war for talent, many opt for spaces that reflect their brand and offer competitive perks that keep employees engaged at work.

For more information on the property and leasing opportunities, contact Jason Stewart or visit

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 93,000 as of September 30, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

About RIDC

RIDC is a major force in economic development in Southwestern Pennsylvania, transforming properties that were a part of the region’s past into homes for companies that are driving the economy of the future, ranging from robotics to manufacturing, from home-grown start-ups to large multi-national corporations. RIDC catalyzes and supports economic growth through high quality job creation, real estate development and financing of projects that advance the public interest. RIDC has a flexible model that emphasizes partnership with tenants and occupants of their parks, seeking to meet their unique needs through development and sale of property, leasing space that accommodates companies throughout their life-cycles, and helping to arrange third party public financing.