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Landlord Builds New Property for Rail Health Inspectors

January 29, 2020

Choyce Peterson announced lease for Sperry Rail Inc., the largest provider of Rail Health services in the world, at 5 and 9 Research Drive, Shelton, CT.

New England Real Estate Journal

Hannigan of Choyce Peterson reps. Sperry Rail in 41,417 s/f relocation

January 17, 2020

Shelton, CT Choyce Peterson, Inc., a commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm which specializes in representing tenants, has completed the lease negotiations for Sperry Rail Inc., one of the largest providers of Rail Health services in the world, having inspected over 12 million miles of track to date. Sperry is leasing 41,417 s/f at 5 and 9 Research Dr. Choyce Peterson principal John Hannigan represented Sperry.

Westfair

OperationsInc moves HQ to MerrittView in Norwalk

January 9, 2020

Human resources outsourcing and consulting firm OperationsInc is relocating its Norwalk headquarters from 535 Connecticut Ave. to 383 Main Ave.

MarketWatch

HR Consulting Firm OperationsInc Announces Relocation of Norwalk, CT Headquarters

January 8, 2020

Choyce Peterson Negotiates 12,333 Square-Foot Transaction

Fairfield County Business Journal

Choyce Peterson named listing agent for mixed-use Urstadt Biddle property in Stamford

January 7, 2020

Urstadt Biddle Properties has named Choyce Peterson Inc. as the exclusive listing agent for its mixed-use property at 559-627 Newfield Ave. in Stamford.

Morningstar

Choyce Peterson to Represent 4,508 SF Free-Standing Building owned by Urstadt Biddle Properties (NYSE: UBP) in Stamford, CT

January 6, 2020

Choyce Peterson to Represent 4,508 SF Free-Standing Building owned by Urstadt Biddle Properties (NYSE: UBP) in Stamford, CTChoyce Peterson to Represent 4,508 SF Free-Standing Building owned by Urstadt Biddle Properties (NYSE: UBP) in Stamford, CT

Yahoo Finance

Choyce Peterson Negotiates a Lease for ExecuNet Headquarters

December 19, 2019

Choyce Peterson announced the successful completion of lease negotiations for the 5,221-square-foot ExecuNet headquarters at 295 Westport Ave. in Norwalk, CT. Choyce Peterson Principal John Hannigan represented ExecuNet in the transaction.

Seeking Alpha

Choyce Peterson Negotiates a Lease for ExecuNet Headquarters

December 19, 2019

NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 19, 2019 - Choyce Peterson, Inc. (www.choycepeterson.com), a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm with a specialty in tenant representation, announced the successful completion of lease negotiations for the 5,221-square-foot ExecuNet headquarters at 295 Westport Ave. in Norwalk, CT. Choyce Peterson Principal John Hannigan represented ExecuNet in the transaction.

MarketWatch

Choyce Peterson's John Hannigan Recognized for Volunteer Work at Saint Joseph Parenting Center

December 12, 2019

John Hannigan is not only the co-founder and principal of Choyce Peterson, Inc. (www.choycepeterson.com), a full service commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm, he is also a committed volunteer with the Saint Joseph Parenting Center (SJPC). Hanngian's leadership was recently recognized at SJPC's annual benefit dinner where Hannigan and his wife, Joan, received the Catherine A. Klie award which is given to volunteers who exemplify the characteristics of the founder of the original Saint Joseph Parenting Center in Akron, OH. They are passionate about making a difference in the world of child abuse prevention. They are willing to give of their time in support of programs that work towards breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect, and they understand the importance of working with parents in an effort to protect the children.

New England Real Estate Journal

Hannigan and Cognetta of Choyce Peterson handle 8,200 s/f lease renewal

November 15, 2019

Stamford, CT Choyce Peterson, Inc. has completed lease negotiations to renew the 8,200 s/f headquarters for Keep America Beautiful at 1010 Washington Blvd. Choyce Peterson principal John Hannigan and vice president Adam Cognetta represented Keep America Beautiful in the transaction. The landlord was represented in-house by Larry Kwiat, senior vice president of leasing, at SL Green Realty Corp.

PR Newswire

Choyce Peterson's Adam Cognetta Continues the Fight Against Cancer with Real Men Wear Pink Campaign

November 11, 2019

During the day, Adam Cognetta is vice president of Choyce Peterson, Inc. (www.choycepeterson.com), a full service commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm with a specialty in representing both office and healthcare tenants. But when he's not in the office or on the road, Cognetta is a champion of cancer-fighting causes. Just last month, he served on the Executive Committee for the American Cancer Society's Comedy Against Cancer event in Stamford, CT, which raised net donations of more than $350,000.

Fairfield County Business Journal

Keep America Beautiful renews Stamford HQ lease at 1010 Washington Blvd.

November 6, 2019

The community improvement nonprofit’s renewal included a below-market rental rate and structured periodic free rent, as well as landlord-funded upgrades and improvements. Choyce Peterson Inc. principal John Hannigan and Vice President Adam Cognetta conducted the lease renewal negotiation with Larry Kwiat, senior vice president of leasing at leasing at SL Green Realty, who was the in-house representative of the landlord.

Morningstar

Choyce Peterson Negotiates Headquarters Lease Renewal for Keep America Beautiful in Stamford, Connecticut

October 31, 2019

Choyce Peterson announced the successful completion of lease negotiations to renew the 8,200-square-foot headquarters for Keep America Beautiful at 1010 Washington Blvd. in Stamford, CT. Choyce Peterson Principal John Hannigan and Vice President Adam Cognetta represented Keep America Beautiful in the transaction.

Street Insider

Choyce Peterson Promotes Charlene S. O'Connell as Vice President

October 24, 2019

Charlene S. O'Connell has joined the brokerage team as vice president after nearly four years spearheading the firm's marketing and operations. O'Connell brings with her 15 years of experience in banking and will be responsible for generating real estate solutions for companies in both Fairfield and Westchester counties.

Stamford Advocate

Norwalk firm to take Reed Exhibitions space in tandem moves

October 21, 2019

OperationsInc, which helps employers establish human resources policies and training programs, is moving its headquarters.

Stamford Advocate

Choyce Peterson Releases 19th Version of its Silhouette Study

August 16, 2019

Choyce Peterson, Inc. has released the 19th semi-annual version of its Silhouette Study. The full-size poster tracks changes in office space availabilities from year-end 2018 to mid-year 2019 in larger, primarily multi-tenanted class A office buildings in Greenwich, Stamford and Norwalk. The unique study uses comparative building silhouettes to illustrate the absorption of space, as well as overall availability statistics for the selected buildings in the respective municipalities.

Stamford Advocate

Property Rounds: Greenwich ripple effect in offing?

July 25, 2019

It was a tale of two Connecticut office buildings in the past month, with a former Royal Bank of Scotland building achieving nearly full occupancy with a pair of new leases, and Stamford’s mammoth UBS building finally landing an initial tenant after the Swiss bank’s move across the street into what is now RBS’ main office in Connecticut.

Stamford Advocate

May 19, 2019

Stamford Advocate May 19, 2019 By Alexander Soule - Developers, towns take a look at land use rules to shape area’s future.

Stamford Advocate

Second Matrix building sells for $16.5M in Norwalk

September 14, 2018

By Alexander Soule- - Weeks after selling off the massive Matrix Corporate Center in Danbury, the estate of a Long Island developer found a Greenwich buyer for a smaller office building on Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk.

Stamford Advocate

Second Matrix building sells for $16.5M in Norwalk

September 14, 2018

Weeks after selling off the massive Matrix Corporate Center in Danbury, the estate of a Long Island developer found a Greenwich buyer for a smaller office building on Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk.

Stamford Advocate

Property Rounds: Greenwich ripple effect in offing?

June 25, 2018

It was a tale of two Connecticut office buildings in the past month, with a former Royal Bank of Scotland building achieving nearly full occupancy with a pair of new leases, and Stamford’s mammoth UBS building finally landing an initial tenant after the Swiss bank’s move across the street into what is now RBS’ main office in Connecticut.

The Hour

February 15, 2018

In the second half of last year, Greenwich and Norwalk registered declines in the vacancy rates in major office buildings within their markets, according to a new study, while Stamford saw a slight increase.

Stamford Advocate

Trophy offices showing signs of life in lower Fairfield County

February 15, 2018

In the second half of last year, Greenwich and Norwalk registered declines in the vacancy rates in major office buildings within their markets, according to a new study, while Stamford saw a slight increase.

The Stamford Advocate

For the town that has it all: a better gateway for the Greenwich train station?

September 24, 2017

Ask anyone who lives or works in Stamford, and the top pick for a commercial building face-lift to benefit downtown rolls easily off the tongue. Pose the question in Bridgeport, and several properties are offered up as candidates.

Stamford Advocate

Block by block, Connecticut offices on the move

August 2, 2017

In Greenwich, expect one of Connecticut's most prestigious office buildings to fill again in a hurry after a recent, rare availability there; and possibly a slower go of it in Stamford to backfill the emptying offices of a former Fortuen 500 company. In Shelton earlier this year, backhoes erased an office building years after its previous occupant moved employees to Danbury. In the latter city, the future of one of the state's largest office complexes, which is undergoing foreclosure, is anyone's guess.

Stamford Advocate

Property Rounds: Some office buildings make comebacks in tough times

April 12, 2017

In early 2013, 9 W. Broad St. on the edge of downtown Stamford languished as an empty and neglected property. Today, it hums with activity as some 400 workers stream in and out of a refurbished nine-story structure. Stamford and other communities in southwestern Connecticut still grapple with office vacancy rates hovering above 20 percent. But the revitalization of 9 W. Broad St. and the turnaround of similar buildings show how property owners’ capital investments and the draw of central locations can make corporate hubs attractive to tenants in a challenging market. “There is a little reticence in the market to being that first tenant in, so the owner has to prove themselves,” said, principal of in Norwalk, a firm that represents tenants in commercial real estate transactions.

Stamford Advocate

Stamford Ranked in Top 10 for Small U.S. Cities

April 11, 2017

The development of the Harbor Point mixed-use complex in Stamford’s South End reflects the growth of the city’s residential base in recent years.

Westport-Westin Chamber of Commerce

Seminar Focuses on Future of Retail, Restaurants, & Shopping

March 18, 2017

The future of retail, restaurants, and shopping for the area were the main topics of conversation today at a "Fairfield Real Estate Outlook" seminar sponsored by the law firm of Halloran & Sage and hosted by the Westport-Weston and Greater Norwalk Chambers of Commerce. Attorney Eric Bernheim moderated the panel discussion.

Connecticut Post

CRE lending market looks to hold steady in 2016

April 28, 2016

Banks lending to developers in Fairfield and Westchester Counties report that business has been steady for the past 12 to 18 months, thanks to low interest and capitalization rates.

Connecticut Public Radio/WNPR

Finding a Positive Trend in Fairfield Office Vacancies

January 29, 2016

The number of empty offices in Fairfield County has declined slightly, according to one brokerage — the first time they’ve seen that trend in several years.

Stamford Advocate

Property Rounds: Stamford may benefit from a full Merritt 7

April 22, 2015

With a tight corridor in Norwalk the hottest pocket of commercial real estate in Fairfield County, a few blocks in downtown Stamford could soon inherit that mantle as the UBS building comes into play.

CT Post

Property Rounds: Stamford may benefit from a full Merritt 7

April 22, 2015

With a tight corridor in Norwalk the hottest pocket of commercial real estate in Fairfield County, a few blocks in downtown Stamford could soon inherit that mantle as the UBS building comes into play.

Stamford Advocate

Investor interest in commercial property picks up

September 24, 2014

As the economy slowly improves, more commercial real estate executives are looking to develop assets and deploy capital in secondary markets to generate returns, and the Stamford market is providing opportunities.

Stamford Advocate

Amenities play important role in attracting tenants, employees

August 13, 2014

By: Richard Lee - Shrewd office-building owners try to get ahead of the competition in luring tenants.

Stamford Advocate

Signage rights playing a part in landlord-tenant negotiations

November 14, 2013

Companies have advertised their products and services on billboards along America's roadsides for as long as people can remember, and they have proudly posted their names atop their headquarters buildings, but now placing a corporate name on a building where a company is renting space can be a key factor when negotiating a lease with a landlord.

Stamford Advocate

Landlords go to great lengths to re-sign tenants

October 17, 2013

By Richard Lee, Staff Writer, The Advocate - Vacancy levels of Class A office buildings in much of Fairfield County remain at more than 20 percent, forcing corporate landlords to go to extra lengths to retain their tenants and lure others from their competition.

Stamford Advocate

An impressive landscaping scheme at an office park can pay dividends for a landlord

August 22, 2013

By Richard Lee, Staff Writer, The Advocate - Whether it's a well-groomed head of hair or a manicured lawn, appearance is an undeniable factor in making a good impression.

Stamford Advocate

Cutting down on office space

August 8, 2013

It has always been thought that as the economy improves, companies would hire more staff and office buildings in Fairfield County would start to fill up.

Greenwich Time

Greenwich Office Park embarks on a $10 million upgrade

November 20, 2012

A Greenwich address has always been a sought-after prize for many companies, and the manager of a long-established office park in town expects to capitalize on it after launching a $10 million capital improvement program at the 425,000-square-foot complex.

Stamford Advocate

Rebirth of vacant office buildings could cut into county's weak occupancy levels

November 5, 2012

As Fairfield County's office market limps along for another quarter with a vacancy rate at more than 20 percent, one sprawling vacant complex in Stamford stands out as a property that commercial real estate brokers point to as a key reason.

Stamford Advocate

Economy takes toll on county's commercial real estate

July 22, 2012

The commercial real estate market in Fairfield County continues to drift in the doldrums as many companies remain wary about hiring more staff and financial services firms, the bedrock of the area economy, grapple with the uncertain investment market.

Stamford Advocate

Class A space in Norwalk - OperationsInc likes new home

June 27, 2012

OperationsInc, a human resources outsourcing firm, has been growing. Because of that, its founder, David Lewis, knew he had to find a new home, but never thought that he would be so fortunate to sign a lease for the Class A office space in Norwalk where his burgeoning firm expects to move in early August.

The Hour

OperationsInc moving to Norwalk

June 26, 2012

Human Relations firm OperationsInc will be leaving its offices on High Ridge Road and moving the business to Norwalk.

Stamford Advocate

Office rent increases; vacancy rate does too

April 17, 2012

The statistics may slightly vary, but the message is still the same -- Fairfield County's commercial real estate market continues to languish, though there are some reasons for optimism.

Stamford Advocate

MetLife division acquires Norwalk office Complex

April 7, 2012

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., through a subsidiary the new owner of one of Norwalk's Class A office complexes, is emphasizing the building's amenities to help lure new occupants after acquiring it in a foreclosure.

Stamford Advocate

High Cost of Business Unfriendly climate: Panel told state taxes, regs stifle growth

February 3, 2012

The administration of Gov. Dannel Malloy has begun some key initiatives to stimulate the state's economy and encourage business growth, but some members of a panel gathered by a Connecticut business association questioned whether it is enough.

Stamford Advocate

New owner lurking for vacant Stamford office complex

December 29, 2011

A long-vacant office building that once was an icon in the Stamford central business district seems finally on the verge of having a new owner.

Stamford Advocate

Preferred Brands keeps Stamford flavor

December 18, 2011

A global prepared-foods company is staying in Stamford, moving its headquarters from a West Broad Street building to the Landmark Square complex..

Pentegra Renews, Expands at The Exchange

Pentegra Renews, Expands at The Exchange

December 2, 2011

Pentegra Retirement Services, a leading provider of retirement products and services, has renewed its existing lease and expanded into a total 34,677 square feet at 108 Corporate Park Drive in White Plains, NY.

Stamford Advocate

April 5, 2011

Business Brief, The Advocate - Choyce Peterson Inc., a commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm, has announced it has created a new comparative version of its "silhouette study" to graphically illustrate changes in available office space in the Stamford, Greenwich and Norwalk Class A markets during the past six months. Originally distributed in mid-year 2010, the third study uses comparative graphics for the first time to show changes in the commercial real estate market from December 2010 to June 2011.