Colliers International | Pittsburgh Represents La Prima Espresso as Tenant

La Prima Espresso– Secures 4,000 SF building for relocation of roasting operation to the North Side –

Colliers International | Pittsburgh is proud to announce that La Prima Espresso will be moving its roasting operation out of the Pennsylvania Railroad Fruit Auction and Sales building in the Strip District to a 4,000 square foot building located at 1500 Chateau Street in Manchester on the North Side. The property also includes a 4,000 square foot lot.

Anthony Pantoni, Industrial Services Specialist at Colliers International | Pittsburgh, was engaged as the Exclusive Tenant Representative to La Prima Espresso, securing the new 4,000 square foot location.

Raymond Orowetz P.E., LEED Green Associate of Colliers International | Pittsburgh represented the landlord in the transaction.

“As we continue to see the inventory of industrial space shrink in Greater Downtown, great locations become harder to find,” said Anthony Pantoni, Industrial Services Specialist at Colliers International | Pittsburgh. “La Prima’s relocation to Manchester is part of the revitalization going on there and we are seeing significant interest from companies considering moving there.”

“We look forward to being part of the continuing development of Manchester and being good neighbors in the community,” said Sam Patti, Owner of La Prima Espresso. “This is a coming home of sorts, as Manchester was the settlement area of early Sicilian immigrants to Pittsburgh – the heritage of my dear Mother’s family.”

The new roasting operation is scheduled to open in April of this year.

Colliers International | Pittsburgh offers flexible, customized solutions to meet and exceed client goals, including brokerage, consulting, corporate services, facility and asset management, investment services, project management, valuation services, marketing and market research to individuals, business and investors.  The firm has 16 brokers plus support staff and approximately 10 million square feet of active listings.

About La Prima Espresso
La Prima Espresso is a certified organic roaster, certified by Pennsylvania Certified Organic, and the only certified organic coffee roaster in Pittsburgh, and one of the only three in Pennsylvania. La Prima Espresso is also a fair-trade certified distributor by TransFair USA.  Founded in 1988 by owner, Sam Patti, La Prima Espresso has evolved into an Italian style espresso bar and roastery with barista catering services.  The La Prima Espresso has two retail coffee shop locations, with one in the Strip District, and the second located on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University. La Prima Espresso sells coffee wholesale and online and also sells and services commercial espresso machines.

About Colliers International
Colliers International is the third-largest commercial real estate services company in the world with 12,500 professionals operating out of more than 500 offices in 61 countries. A subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV; TSX: FSV and FSV.PR.U), it focuses on accelerating success for its clients by seamlessly providing a full range of services to real estate users, owners and investors worldwide, including global corporate solutions, brokerage, property and asset management, hotel investment sales and consulting, valuation, consulting and appraisal services, mortgage banking and research. Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News magazines ranked Colliers International as the top U.S. real estate company and the latest annual survey by the Lipsey Company ranked Colliers International as the second most recognized commercial real estate brand in the world.

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