Union Savings Bank opens
new branch and Advice Center

Norwalk, CT Union Savings Bank CEO Cynthia Merkle and team celebrated the opening of a new full-service branch and Advice Center. Located at 454 Main Ave., the office will be supported by the bank’s Solutions Teams, a group of local specialists that offer customized personal and business banking solutions.

Bongiorni of SR Commercial Realty completes leasing of five mixed-use units at Union Place Apartments

Hartford, CT Paul Bongiorni of SR Commercial Realty has completed the lease-up of five street level commercial units downtown. The mixed-use residential and commercial property at 74 Union Pl., known as Union Place Apartments, will now host a mix of retail, dining, and nightlife tenants.

Cushman & Wakefield arranges 4,200 s/f lease at Mohegan Sun

Uncasville, CT Cushman & Wakefield has arranged the lease of Athleta at Mohegan Sun. The new 4,200 s/f retail outlet that provides versatile premium performance apparel for women athletes opened at 10:00 am, located in the Shops at Mohegan Sun, which stretches 130,000 s/f. “We are thrilled to have arranged a lease for Athleta at this exceptional property,” said Carl Wunderlich, director, Cushman & Wakefield

Union Savings Bank makes executive management changes and adds Downey to wealth management team

Danbury, CT Cynthia Merkle of Union Savings Bank board of trustees is retiring as CEO of the community bank. Current president Chelen Reyes has been elected to serve as both president and CEO. Kimberly Downey has also joined the bank’s wealth management team as vice president, trust officer and fiduciary advisor.

CCIM CT to hold CI 102 course September 11-14th

East Hartford, CT The CCIM Connecticut Chapter will hold a CI 102 Course, “Market Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate,” on September 11-14 at Goodwin University. The course will be taught by Connecticut chapter past president and CCIM 2022 Instructor of the Year Stanley Gniazdowski, CCIM, CRE. 

The Ashforth Company unveils living wall installation designed by Plants a la carte

Stamford, CT The Ashforth Company unveiled a living wall installed at its headquarters located at their owned property, 707 Summer St. This feature aims to enhance the building’s main lobby space and provide environmental, health, and wellness benefits to the tenants, employees, and visitors. 

PWC Connecticut appoints 2023-2024 board of directors

Hartford, CT On July 1st, the Professional Women in Construction Connecticut Chapter (PWC CT) welcomed their new board for the 2023-2024 program year. Board officers and directors are elected by the PWC CT Chapter members. Dawn Meeker stepped into the role of chapter president. Meeker is a CPA and partner at Marcum LLP. She has over 30 years’ experience in accounting in the AEC industry.

SIOR Chapter market survey

Hartford, CT The Connecticut/ Western Massachusetts chapter of SIOR released the results of its semi-annual membership survey of commercial real estate market conditions. The survey is based on market activity for the period January 2023 through June 2023 within Connecticut and western Massachusetts. 

Tenerity Inc. relocating to Clarion Partners’ Merritt 7

Norwalk, CT Clarion Partners LLC and Marcus Partners announced the signing of three new tenants at Merritt 7 Park, including customer engagement and marketing firm Terenity Inc. relocating

Fields Grade and Alpine Residential complete development of The Hazel Stamford

Stamford, CT City officials, business leaders and other dignitaries formally marked the arrival of The Hazel Stamford, a new luxury rental building in the city’s Harbor Point neighborhood developed by Fields Grade Development and Alpine Residential. Mayor Caroline Simmons recently joined development principals from Fields Grade and Alpine Residential for the ceremony which took place on the seven-story building’s outdoor landscaped deck.