Connecticut

GameChange Solar leases 14,000 s/f at Spinnaker’s Brim & Crown

Norwalk, CT To meet the needs of its global expansion, GameChange Solar will relocate its U.S. corporate headquarters from Manhattan to Brim & Crown at the Metro North train station, a mixed-use, redevelopment project of Spinnaker Real Estate Partners. Brim & Crown is a joint venture of Spinnaker and The Fieber Group. 

Meridian Capital Group arranges $17.5 million in financing

Norwalk, CT Meridian Capital Group arranged $17.5 million for the refinance of SONO 50, a class-A office property. The seven-year loan, provided by a regional bank, features a rate of 3.6% and one year of interest-only payments. This transaction was negotiated by Meridian managing director, Tamir Kazaz, and vice president, Eli Finkel.

RMS Companies expands into Hartford with 1,000-unit
project - part of the $50 million Downtown North redevelopment project

Hartford, CT Developer RMS Companies’ founder and CEO Randy Salvatore, mayor Luke Bronin, and a delegation of stakeholders and state and city leaders celebrated the long-anticipated start of construction of the $50 million first phase of the Downtown North redevelopment project. The groundbreaking officially launched work on the buildings going up on Parcel C of the project

WinnCompanies opens $21.5 million 70-unit The Tyler
in East Haven - featuring 70 apartments for individuals aged 55+

East Haven, CT Connecticut officials and WinnCompanies celebrated the opening of The Tyler, an award-winning mixed-income apartment community for seniors that will be the first historic adaptive reuse project in the United States to meet the industry’s strictest standards for energy performance. Built under the direction of WinnDevelopment within the three-story core of the 84-year-old former East Haven High School building

CBRE handles $4.55 million financing and a $6.85 million sale

East Hartford, CT CBRE has secured a $4.55 million first mortgage to finance a prior all-cash acquisition of an industrial property located at 127 Park Ave. The loan was provided by  Symetra, a national life insurance company.   CBRE’s Donna Falzarano and James Gunning sourced the financing and represented the borrower, ND XXXI LLC, in the negotiations. 

Kenne Shepherd Interior Design Arch. completes store for EQ3

Norwalk, CT Kenne Shepherd Interior Design Architecture, PLLC (KSI) has opened their second store for Canadian furniture retailer EQ3 in Brookfield Property Retail’s SoNo Collection Mall, EQ3 continues their U.S. expansion. EQ3’s 9,500 s/f store is located on the second floor of the mall across from Bloomingdale’s and is strategically positioned to capture shoppers as they arrive on the floor.

BOND upgrades energy systems on UConn campus

Storrs, CT BOND Building Construction, Inc. (BOND Building) has completed work on the Central Utility Plant (CUP) project for the University of Connecticut (UConn). BOND Building constructed a more efficient and flexible chiller plant and upgraded the existing units that were under-performing as demand increased. The CUP was completed in support of UConn’s broader initiatives aimed at expanding hi-tech teaching, learning, and research capabilities with an increased focus on STEM.

Newmark reps. Yaraghi Realty in purchase of Stamford Town Center

Stamford, CT Newmark in conjunction with Yaraghi Realty LLC completed the purchase of Stamford Town Center from Rich-Taubman Associates for an undisclosed amount. Newmark’s managing director Christian Bangert was the sole buyer’s representative for Yaraghi Realty in the transaction while a team led by Christopher Hoffmann and Steven Livaditis of Eastdil Secured represented the sellers.

The Geenty Group handles two leases to Pexagon

Guilford, CT The Geenty Group Realtors reports two leases at 1 Shoreline Dr. The tenant for both leases is Pexagon Technology, Inc. Brian Campbell is the president. They have entered into a 10-year lease for a 10,880 s/f unit, and have also leased another unit of 4,380 s/f. They will use the spaces for their warehouse and laser printing operations. 

Viking Construction wins 11th Excellence in Construction Award

Bridgeport, CT Viking Construction has received its 11th Excellence in Construction Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut. The award recognizes Viking’s work as general contractor on the $34 million Willow Creek residential project in Hartford. Viking received the honor virtually at the CT-ABC’s annual Excellence in Construction award event held October 22nd.