Ferrero North America, part of the global confectionery company Ferrero Group, plans to open an Innovation Center in Chicago’s Marshall Field and Company Building. The new 45,000-square-foot facility will bring together Ferrero’s R&D teams throughout the U.S. and also house employees from Ferrero’s Old Post Office location representing Fannie May, Nutella Café, Keebler, Famous Amos, Mother’sand other brands.
The new innovation center, R&D lab and offices, located on the eighth and ninth floors at 24 E. Washington, will bring about 170 cross-functional team members to the Loop
“This new space will foster the collaboration, creativity and culture that Ferrero is known for around the world,” said Todd Siwak, president and chief business officer of Ferrero North America.
Ferrero was represented in the lease by Andy Strand and Todd Mintz of JLL. Property owner Brookfield Properties was represented by Jack O’Brien, Daniel Heckman and Caroline Colnon of The Telos Group.