Hird of O,R&L Commercial completes 30,000 s/f lease to Connecticut Conference of Municipalities

March 15, 2019 - Connecticut
545 Long Wharf Drive - New Haven, CT
Frank Hird

New Haven, CT O,R&L Commercial, LLC completed the 30,000 s/f long-term office lease at 545 Long Wharf Dr. Frank Hird, SIOR, of O,R&L represented the new tenant, Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM). Hird was hired in the spring of 2016 to relocate CCM’s corporate offices from 900 Chapel St. to a new location. 

O,R&L Commercial met with management and key personnel, toured their existing headquarters and outlined their list of requirements to assemble their general need to leave the space they had occupied for 29 years. Throughout the following months a list of potential cities and towns was formed and tours of properties fitting their new criteria were conducted. It was determined that properties situated along the I-91 corridor would be ideal. Working with management, buildings were eliminated which didn’t meet critical needs of the organization. Ultimately, the decision was made to stay in the Elm City and move their headquarters to 545 Long Wharf Dr. 

David Hansen of CBRE New England represented the landlord, 545 Long Wharf Drive Holdings.

As part of his full tenant representation service, Hird helped assemble a team of professionals to complete the move. The team included DeClercq Office Group, Point One Architects and O,R&L’s Construction Division who completed a full renovation of the 30,000 s/f class A office space. The new headquarters for CCM includes the entire 8th floor of the building with views of New Haven Harbor and the city, and additional space on the first floor of the building. 

Murtha Cullina LLP represented CCM in preparation of the lease agreement. The entire staff at CCM were key to making the process a success. Hird worked directly with Joe DeLong, executive director and CEO of CCM, Ron Thomas, deputy director of CCM, Quanette Kirby, director of administration and David Demchak, president and CEO of CIRMA.

 

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