APTMetrics Relocates Headquarters to Westport, CT:

NORWALK, CT – Choyce Peterson, Inc.  (www.choycepeterson.com), a full-service commercial real  estate brokerage and consulting firm, recently announced the  successful conclusion of lease negotiations on behalf of  APTMetrics (www.aptmetrics.com) for a new 2,700 SF office at 320 Post Road West in Westport, CT.  Choyce Peterson Vice President Adam Cognetta and Principal John Hannigan represented  APTMetrics in this transaction.

When evaluating lease options for their space in Darien, CT, CFO of APTMetrics, Martin Kellyreached out to Mr. Cognetta and Mr. Hannigan for consultation. Mr. Cognetta and the Choyce  Peterson team had led APTMetrics through multiple previous real estate transactions, including their  existing HQ renewal in Darien and satellite office locations in Virginia, Georgia, and Illinois. Mr. Kelly explained that he was seeking to relocate their Fairfield County Headquarters office further north in  the county to better align with the location needs of the on-site team and financial objectives of the  business. Additionally, he wanted a high-quality building with easy access to I-95 and the Merritt  Parkway, a custom build-out, and a landlord who would be receptive to their office-space needs.

After touring the available buildings throughout Fairfield, Southport, and Westport, Mr. Cognetta and  Mr. Hannigan solicited proposals from numerous landlords. Ultimately, Mr. Kelly and his team  decided on 320 Post Road West in Westport. This building had recently undergone extensive  renovations and offered both a great location convenient to both I-95 and the Merritt Parkway, with an  opportunity for a custom build-out within an efficient footprint. Mr. Kelly worked with a local architect  recommended by Choyce Peterson to design a space that was thoughtfully laid out and aesthetically  modern. The Choyce Peterson team negotiated a long-term lease with favorable financial terms for  APTMetrics, including free rent and a custom build-out provided by the landlord.  

Mr. Cognetta commented, “Over the past many years we have enjoyed a long-standing partnership  with APT. For this particular transaction, APT asked us to direct our search in several boutique  markets which, despite COVID, have experienced a continued tightening of availability. By focusing  on the factors that mattered most to APT, we were able to short-list several unique, quality options  and negotiate mutually beneficial terms that rendered this an all-around success.” 

Mr. Kelly concluded, “It’s always a pleasure working with Adam and John - this headquarters office relocation was an important initiative for APT and Choyce Peterson again delivered outstanding  professional service. They went out of their way to check every corner of the market and guide us  toward an attractive, distinctive building and an office that perfectly accommodates our needs. We  are thrilled to join the Westport community where we will continue to grow our business.” 

The landlord, 320 Post Road West Group, was represented by Senior Director Adam Klimek of  Cushman & Wakefield.