The Trust Building Los Angeles, California Art Deco landmark, José Andrés rooftop restaurant and bar

The Trust Building, Downtown Los Angeles

Oct 21, 2022

Original design: architects John and Donald Parkinson ; redesign: Gensler with the Architectural Resources Group (ARG)

Address: 433 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, Southern California, United States of America

Aerial view of The Trust Building in downtown L.A.’s Historic Core:
The Trust Building, Los Angeles

Photo by Hunter Kerhart


The company behind José Andrés ‘ award-winning collection of restaurants has chosen The Trust Building to house its new rooftop restaurant and bar

The Trust Building in Los Angeles – Art Deco landmark in Downtown L.A.

(LOS ANGELES; October, 2022)—The Trust Building, the historic Art Deco landmark building in Downtown Los Angeles, announces the addition of the José Andrés Group among its tenants. The Trust Building will house a new rooftop restaurant and bar by José Andrés in late 2023.

José Andrés Group selected The Trust Building to further establish a culinary stronghold in downtown Los Angeles, elevating the appeal and demand for innovative hospitality experiences. This significant move further drives the city’s cultural rebound as José and his team of innovators push creativity forward in the hospitality industry, philanthropy, and beyond.

“We are making a clear commitment to continue our investment in the West Coast as we bring our culinary expertise, restaurant and media teams to Downtown Los Angeles,” shared José Andrés Group President Sam Bakhshandehpour. “The Trust Building is a beautiful historic property where we have the opportunity to not only build community by creating incredible culinary anchors but to also invest in the future of the neighborhoods in which we reside – as we have done at the Grand LA in Downtown Los Angeles, the Penn Quarter in DC and the Flower District in Nomad, NYC, to name a few.”

The move builds upon José Andrés Group’s recent growth in DTLA, which in 2023 will introduce Bazaar Meat and earlier this year introduced five original concepts at Conrad Los Angeles within The Grand LA, designed by the legendary architect Frank Gehry. There, JAG debuted two new restaurants: San Laurel, featuring the flavors of Spain as seen through a California lens, and Agua Viva, a chic rooftop restaurant with beach club vibes, which features Latin and Asian flavors.

The historic Art Deco building on Spring Street will house the José Andrés Restaurant (JAR) group including global support and the newly created José Andrés Media (JAM) division, which explores the ways that food connects us all: our shared food history and food future. Plans for a forthcoming restaurant and bar by José Andrés Group are currently being developed and will occupy the rooftop of The Trust Building aimed to debut Fall 2023.

“This is a milestone for downtown Los Angeles and our city’s rebounding restaurant and creative economy. The opportunity to welcome such an accomplished leader as José Andrés to The Trust Building truly solidifies the city’s bright future,” says Rising Realty Partners Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Rising.

An iconic property with a unique history, The Trust Building was built in 1928 with Art Deco details that make it a beautiful beacon in Downtown LA’s skyline. Today, it is owned by Lionstone Investments in a joint venture with institutional investors and Rising Realty Partners. Thanks to a recent multi-million-dollar renovation that modernized the building’s interior, offering enhanced retail, office, and rooftop spaces, The Trust Building continues to bring tourists, residents, and office workers into Downtown LA’s Historic Core. The inherent character of the building provides its occupants with a creative space to similarly evolve and thrive.

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The Trust Building, Los Angeles

Constructed in 1928, the old Title Insurance & Trust Company building is an Art Deco masterpiece originally designed by prolific Los Angeles architects John and Donald Parkinson. Now labeled The Trust Building, it has been given a second lease on life and thanks to retrofitting to appeal to modern creatives—while retaining its historic character and architectural details—offering newly enhanced retail spaces, rooftop with city skyline views, as well as expansive creative offices amid its historic 11 floors.

The restoration of the Trust Building is just one of a few currently part of the buzzing revival to Downtown’s Historic Core, thanks to a slew of recent acquisitions and investments. Owned and managed by Rising Realty Partners and Lionstone Investments, The Trust Building stands alongside the city’s Art Deco landmarks such as the Eastern Columbia Building, the Wiltern Theatre, and The CalEdison DTLA.

Several leading names were involved in the project’s redesign: Gensler is the repositioning architect, while Architectural Resources Group (ARG) focused on the restoration of the building exteriors and key character defining features. The Trust Building is LEED Certified Gold, WiredScore Certified Gold, Fitwel Certified, and is the recipient of the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) 2020 Architectural Award for Preservation.

José Andrés Group (JAG)

José Andrés Group (JAG) is the creative team behind renowned dining concepts and the dynamic media company named for Chef and Founder José Andrés. Originally conceived as ThinkFoodGroup with co-founder Rob Wilder, and now led together with President Sam Bakhshandehpour, the newly named company reflects the breadth of its mission to change the world through the power of food, through its innovative restaurants and thoughtful storytelling across multi-media platforms.

With over thirty restaurant concepts in Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Orlando and Washington D.C, The Bahamas and the United Arab Emirates, José Andrés Restaurants offer culinary experiences that span from food trucks to world-class tasting menus, including the two Michelin starred minibar by José Andrés in Washington, D.C. Formed in 2021, José Andrés Media was created to share how food connects people around the world. The production company specializes in unscripted and scripted television series, books, podcasts, and digital short- and mid-form content with a focus on food-related stories and characters, and the culture of food.

José Andrés is an internationally recognized culinary innovator, New York Times bestselling author, educator, television personality, and humanitarian, twice named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People,” and awarded “Outstanding Chef” and “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation as well as the inaugural “American Express Icon Award” by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. For more information, visit

Rising Realty Partners

Rising Realty Partners is a family-owned, Los-Angeles based, vertically-integrated real estate investment and operating platform specializing in creating world-class commercial properties across California, Colorado, Nevada and Texas. With more than 5 million sf under management, Rising’s approach to real estate investing and operating focuses on advancing environmental, technological, and social impacts. For more information, please visit

Lionstone Investments

Lionstone Investments is a data-analytics driven real estate investment firm that conceptualizes, analyzes, and executes national investment strategies using proprietary algorithms and advanced analytics to strategically pinpoint the locations where innovation, economic vitality, and productivity intersect to create sustainable and vibrant communities. Generating smart insight via sophisticated analytic tools, Lionstone is able to identify the highest concentrations of growth and productivity in the U.S. economy.

This unique approach finds durable growth and resilient income in a rapidly evolving world. Lionstone Investments is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC. Columbia Threadneedle Investments is the global brand name of the Columbia and Threadneedle group of companies. Please visit our website at:


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Location: Address: 433 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, United States

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