Economic Development Corp. of the Month: New leadership takes charge in New Milford, CT - Pollard named EDC director

New Milford, CT You may not realize why the town’s Downtown Business District seems so familiar when you first arrive there. The idyllic town green complete with gazebo, surrounded by restaurants, shops and churches is the quintessential New England town

The town of Berlin and Newport Realty Group sign purchase and sale agreement on four properties

Berlin, CT On May 23, town manager Jack Healy and the two principals of Newport Realty Group, Mark Lovley and Tony Valenti signed the purchase and sale agreement for 861, 889, 903 and 913 Farmington Ave.

The town of Windham turns the corner - by Jim Bellano

Like many of Connecticut’s mill towns, Windham experienced a severe economic downturn when the textile industry left a generation ago. Windham, the “Thread City” was not immune to the ramifications that accompany such economic flight- unemployment and a precipitous drop in property values. 

Russell of Pearce and Shiue of Colliers arrange 2,600 s/f lease

Milford, CT Carl Russell, senior commercial broker at Pearce Real Estate, has closed on a lease for 2,600 s/f of light industrial and office space at 234 Depot Rd.

Sanders named president at Hoffmann Architects

Hamden, CT Hoffmann Architects, an architecture and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors, has nominated Russell Sanders, AIA as company president. After 42 years as the president

New England Retail Properties develops 34,097 s/f Tractor Supply

Stafford, CT Tractor Supply will be opening its 18st store in the state this fall. The store, located at 54 West Stafford Rd., is being developed by Penny Lane LLC a subsidiary of New England Retail Properties, Inc.

Olson joins Amenta Emma Architect

Hartford, CT Amenta Emma Architects has hired Andrea Olson, IIDA, Associate AIA, WELL AP, to the firm’s senior living team.

Zucaro of Colonial Properties earns ABR designation

Orange, CT Lisa Zucaro with Colonial Properties, Inc. has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Lyman of Lyman Real Estate brokers 1,693 s/f retail lease

Deep River, CT According to Ron Lyman, CCIM, CEO of Lyman Real Estate, AJ’s Pizza has signed a five-year lease on one of the three retail spaces at 497 Winthrop Rd. (Rte. 80), next to Rte. 145.

Angel Commercial leases 6,500 s/f to Beers, Hamerman, Cohen and Burger, P.C.

Fairfield, CT Beers, Hamerman, Cohen and Burger, P.C. has signed a long term lease for 6,500 s/f of office space at One Post Rd., according to Jon Angel, president of Angel Commercial, L.L.C.  They have relocated from 2228 Black Rock Tpke.