Choyce Peterson negotiates lease for The Forum Group’s new Connecticut Office

NORWALK, CT– Choyce Peterson,Inc. (, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm, announced the successful completion of lease negotiations on behalf of The Forum Group to establish anew 1,357 square-foot office at 3 Pine Street in Norwalk, CT. Choyce Peterson Vice President Adam Cognetta and Associate Casey McKnight represented The Forum Group in the transaction.

Cognetta and Jason Witty, managing partner of The Forum Group Connecticut, had a pre-existing professional relationship from years of overlap in the local business community. Witty reached out to Cognetta when he was building his team, ready to search for office space for a new Fairfield County location.

After reviewing a survey of available office space along the Metro-North route in Fairfield County, Witty decided to focus in on Norwalk. The team toured several office buildings that offered train access, a clean, boutique feel, adequate parking, and within walking distance of shops. After soliciting proposals from landlords, Witty chose to redesign a distinctive space at 3 Pine Street.  

Cognetta and McKnight immediately went to work negotiating a lease that provided a buildout to Witty’s specifications. The lease allowed for a turn-key renovation suited to the client’s needs and funded by the landlord, in addition to free rent, a competitive rental rate and a flexible lease term.

“Casey and I enjoyed working with Jason and collaborating on the key objectives of accommodating all components of the space needed on day one in an efficient space that could also allow for future growth,” Cognetta said. “In the end, we achieved an excellent outcome that worked both operationally and economically for Forum’s new foothold in Fairfield County.”

“Adam and Casey were incredibly focused and worked very hard to bring our new Fairfield County office to life,” said Witty. “They delivered a creative solution that fit everything we needed into a limited amount of square footage. I would categorically recommend Adam and Casey to any tenant in this market, big or small.”

The landlord was represented by Read Auerbach, senior vice president of Colonial Realty, a Southpoint Group Company.

About The Forum Group Connecticut

Forum Group Connecticut specializes in the recruitment and placement of Accounting, Financial, Human Resource and Administrative professionals for clients in the Fairfield and Westchester County markets.

About Choyce Peterson

Choyce Peterson, Inc., a full service commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm, was founded in 1997 and has offices in Norwalk, CT and Rye Brook, NY. For corporate and healthcare-focused companies headquartered in Fairfield and Westchester counties, Choyce Peterson has negotiated millions of square feet of transactions in 42 states and Canada. The Choyce Peterson process delivers comprehensive and creative real estate solutions to ensure clients derive maximum value from their real estate decisions.