RFR completes $5 million multi-year transformational
redesign and upgrade campaign at Stamford Plaza campus

January 24, 2020 - Front Section
The Terrace Café at Stamford Plaza

Stamford, CT According to RFR, they have completed a $5 million multi-year transformational redesign and upgrade campaign at the company’s Stamford Plaza office campus in the downtown business district. The company said the results of the project ignited a leasing surge within the properties totaling more than 100,000 s/f of new deals. The new transactions signed within the last months include leases with financial services firms Viner (an Oppenheimer Funds company) and Finacity, recruiting firms Korn Ferry and Indeed, and corporations Hexcel and Anvil.

Stamford Plaza is a four-building office campus located on Tresser Blvd. alongside I-95 totaling one million s/f. Built in the 1980s and acquired by RFR in 2007, the properties, which are located half-a-mile from the train station with private car service available for tenants, serve as home to many of the most important corporations in the state.

Locally-based architecture firm, CPG architects, reimagined new lobbies for the 15-story, 249,000 s/f 3 Stamford Plaza and the 15-story, 263,000 s/f 4 Stamford Plaza. Both properties now feature lobbies finished in white oak wood displaying artwork by Peter Halley, Kim MacConnel and Sean Landers. 

The campus’ new cafeteria named, The Terrace Café, is a 130-seat restaurant designed by Meaghan Apfel’s Carnelian Studio, operated by Guckenheimer, an international catering firm that specializes in creating custom dining experiences for corporate users.

Lobby at Stamford Plaza

“We take tremendous pride in the stewardship of these properties and maintaining their position as the finest multi-tenant office towers in Stamford,” said RFR’s Margaret Carlson, portfolio manager. “Over the past two years, we’ve invested more than $5 million to transform the properties, design unique common areas and create a best in class cafeteria serving meals that rival some of the best dining in the city.”

“The Terrace Café is a hub for sustenance, fellowship and inspiration, an experience that far exceeds a traditional corporate cafeteria. Our renovation of this space yielded a truly extraordinary dining amenity, and we are confident that our operator will be able to meet all the dining goals for our community of tenants,” said Margaret Carlson. 

In addition to the café and Class A quality office space, the Stamford Plaza campus sits on top of a 2.5-acre landscaped plaza complete with gardens, a putting green, bocce court, fountains, outdoor dining and lounge seating. The campus’ amenities include a modern fitness center, teleconferencing centers, attached parking garages, dry-cleaning and an ATM. 

“The Stamford Plaza buildings set the highest standard for Stamford office space,” Margaret Carlson said. “The capital improvement program polished these gems and they are now a magnet for some of the finest tenants in the market. There is no question that these are the most conveniently-located, visible, modern and amenity-rich properties in Connecticut, with economics that make them compelling options for every type of user.”

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