Understanding the travel experience with local cuisine - by Rick Marencic

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the character of a city is through its food. Local cuisine is often a major draw for travelers when selecting vacation and business destinations. Airport authorities are taking note of this trend as an opportunity for increased revenue, international recognition and civic pride.

CT/Western Mass Chapter of SIOR release membership survey

Hartford, CT The Connecticut/ Western Massachusetts chapter of SIOR have presented 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 2019 through June 2019

Kontis and Amato of TEK Realty Advisors sell single-tenant net-leased Dollar General for $1.892m

East Hampton, CT TEK Realty Advisors LLC (TEKRA) has arranged the sale of a newly constructed Dollar General store located at 197 E High St. TEKRA procured the 1031 exchange buyer to close the transaction at $1.892 million.

WinnDevelopment begins construction on a $21.5 million adaptive reuse project

East Haven, CT WinnDevelopment celebrated the start of construction on a $21.5 million adaptive reuse project to convert the historic former East Haven High School building into 70 mixed-income apartments for seniors

Black, Horvath, Tremblay, Nadler, Ahrens and Brockwell of Horvath & Tremblay complete multiple sales totaling $9.846 million

Manchester, CT Horvath & Tremblay has completed sale of a retail center and a four-unit restaurant portfolio for combined sales of $9.846 million. Jeremy Black, Bob Horvath, Todd Tremblay, and Matthew Nadler completed the sale of Northern Hills Plaza.

Dunne, Bardsley and MacKenzie of CBRE handle $30.021 million office complex sale

Westport, CT CBRE has completed the $30.021 million sale of 8 & 10 Wright St., a class A office complex. The team of Jeffrey Dunne, Steven Bardsley and Stuart MacKenzie of CBRE’s Institutional Properties Group represented the seller

Cawley of United Multi Family and Tichio of Alexander Summer, LLC broker $3.7m sale

Bridgeport CT According to United Multi Family Corp. (UMF), Matt Cawley of the UMF New York office, along with Christopher Tichio of Alexander Summer, LLC brokered the sale of 225 Taft Ave.

Bowden and Calabrese of the R. Calabrese Agency negotiate 15,000 s/f lease to Koslow Technologies

Waterbury, CT Bob Bowden and Ralph Calabrese of the R. Calabrese Agency have negotiated a lease for a property located at 137 Mattatuck Heights, a single-tenant manufacturing building converted to multi-tenant space.

Press of Press/Cuozzo Commercial Services brokers $1.22m bldg. sale

Guilford, CT Stephen Press, SIOR, co-principal of Press/Cuozzo Commercial Services, completed the sale of 29 Whitfield St. located on the Guilford Green.

Centerbrook Architects & Planners complete a series of promotions

Centerbrook, CT Centerbrook Architects & Planners has completed a series of promotions, including three to associate principal. David O’Connor, Agatha Vastakis Pestilli and Andrew Santaniello were elevated to associate principals