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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 announced that Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBP) has appointed Choyce Peterson as the exclusive listing agent representing the UBP free-standing building at 559-627 Newfield Avenue in Stamford, CT located in the busy Newfield Green Shopping Center anchored by Grade A Market. This 4,508 square foot medical / retail / office building is available immediately and can accommodate tenants with suites as small as 1,500 square feet.

Choyce Peterson Negotiates Lease for New Branch of Greenwich Medical Spa in Scarsdale, New York

December 19, 2019

Choyce Peterson announced the successful completion of lease negotiations to open a new location for Greenwich Medical Spa (GMS) in the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center at 1130 Wilmot Road in Scarsdale, New York. Choyce Peterson Vice Presidents Adam Cognetta and Pete Jacullo represented GMS in the transaction.

Choyce Peterson Negotiates a Lease for ExecuNet Headquarters

ExecuNet Achieves Renewal with Upgrades and Rightsizing

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.

Sperry Rail Relocates 41,417 Square Foot Headquarters to Shelton, CT

John P. Hannigan of Choyce Peterson Negotiates Transaction

December 17, 2019

Choyce Peterson announced the successful completion of lease negotiations for Sperry Rail Inc. (“Sperry”), the largest provider of Rail Health® services in the world, having inspected over 12 million miles of track to date. Sperry is leasing 41,417 square feet (SF) at 5 and 9 Research Drive, Shelton, CT. Choyce Peterson Principal John P. Hannigan represented Sperry in this transaction.

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.

Choyce Peterson Hires Scott C. Peterson as Vice President

November 20, 2019

Choyce Peterson announced that Scott C. Peterson has joined the brokerage team as vice president. Peterson will lead Choyce Peterson’s Investment Sales specialty in the local commercial real estate market, focusing on Fairfield County, CT. Peterson brings 20 years of experience in finance, accounting and risk management. As a Certified Public Accountant based in the Stamford offices of Big 4 accounting firms Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Peterson performed financial statement audits and advisory services in a variety of industries. He then built a risk management function at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. Peterson has a proven track record of solving complex problems and ensuring his clients have the right information to make the best decisions.

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.

Choyce Peterson negotiates a lease renewal for Carta, McAlister & Moore in Darien, Connecticut

November 4, 2019

Mark Carta, managing partner of Carta, McAlister & Moore, had seen Choyce Peterson’s electronic and hard copy mailings and recognized the company’s reputation for professional real estate brokerage services for tenants. He approached Cognetta and Hannigan when his firm’s lease was set to expire and the building at 1120 Boston Post Road was scheduled to be part of the Corbin Drive Redevelopment at some point in the near future. Although Carta, McAlister & Moore lawyers were very happy with the location of their existing office, they followed Cognetta’s advice to look at neighboring buildings to understand the available market options.

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.

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

October 24, 2019

Choyce Peterson announced that 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 realestate solutions for companies in both Fairfield and Westchester counties.

Choyce Peterson’s Cognetta Raises Hand for American Cancer Society’s Comedy Against Cancer

October 21, 2019

Adam Cognetta, 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, recently 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.On the evening of Sept. 26, about 300 people gathered at the Italian Center in Stamford to enjoy a delicious dinner, a presentation of cutting-edge cancer-fighting research by one of the prior year’s grant recipients and a comedy show featuring some of the area’s top talent from the Treehouse Comedy Club. During the evening, donors had the opportunity to participate in Hands Up for Hope, which allowed them to pledge additional dollars to assist in new research the American Cancer Society sponsors.

Choyce Peterson Publishes Mid-Year 2019 Lower Fairfield County Office Space Availability Poster

July 23, 2019

Choyce Peterson announced the release of 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.

Choyce Peterson Negotiates a New Lease for Greenwich Attorneys in Greenwich, CT

April 24, 2019

Choyce Peterson announced the successful completion of negotiations for a new lease on behalf of a consortium of lawyers (“Greenwich Attorneys”) for 2,200 square feet of space at 1037 East Putnam Avenue in Riverside,CT. Adam Cognetta, Vice President, represented the Greenwich Attorneys in the transaction.

Choyce Peterson Negotiates a Lease on a New Facility for Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy in the Danbury/Brookfield area

January 7, 2019

Choyce Peterson announced the successful completion of lease negotiations for Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy (“Ivy Rehab”) in opening a new Danbury area branch at 3 Federal Road, in Brookfield, CT. Amy Lerner, Executive Vice President and Adam Cognetta, Vice President of Choyce Peterson represented Ivy Rehab in this transaction.

Choyce Peterson Negotiates a Lease for a New Office of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP in White Plains, NY

December 3, 2018

Choyce Peterson announced the successful completion of lease negotiations for Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP (“Riker Danzig”) in opening a new Westchester office at 399 Knollwood Road,in White Plains, NY. Amy Lerner, Executive Vice President of Choyce Peterson, represented Riker Danzig in this transaction.

Choyce Peterson Publishes Q3 2018 Eastern Fairfield County Office Space Availability Poster

October 30, 2018

Choyce Peterson announced the release of the 6th Edition of its semi-annual Eastern Fairfield County Silhouette Study. The full-size poster tracks changes in office space availabilities at the close of Q3 2018 vs. Q1 2018 in larger, primarily multi-tenanted, Class A office buildings in Shelton,Trumbull, Westport, and Wilton. The unique study uses comparative building silhouettes to illustrate the give-back or absorption of space, as well as overall availability statistics for the selected buildings in the respective municipalities.

Choyce Peterson Negotiates Lease Renewal for Akademos in Norwalk, CT

September 17, 2018

Choyce Peterson announced the successful completion of lease negotiations for a lease renewal on behalf of Akademos,Inc. (“The Company”) for 6,276 square feet of space at 200 Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk, CT. Adam Cognetta, Vice President, represented Akademos in the transaction.

L’Amy America Relocates Headquarters to Norwalk, CT & Warehouse to Shelton, CT Choyce Peterson Negotiates 34,541 Square Feet of Leases

July 18, 2018

Choyce Peterson announced the successful completion of lease negotiations for L’Amy America (“L’Amy”) for a total of 34,541 square feet (SF) comprised of a 7,125 SF headquarters at 40 Richards Avenue in Norwalk, and a 27,416 SF warehouse at 65 Trap Falls Road in Shelton. John Hannigan, Principal, represented L’Amy in these transactions.

Choyce Peterson Publishes Q1 2018 Eastern Fairfield County Office Space Availability Poster

April 30, 2018

Choyce Peterson announced the release of the 5th version of semi-annual version of its Eastern Fairfield County Silhouette Study. The full-size poster tracks changes in office space vacancies at the close of Q1 2018 vs. Q1 2017 in larger, primarily multi-tenanted, Class A office buildings in Shelton,Trumbull, Westport, and Wilton. The unique study uses comparative building silhouettes to illustrate the give-back or absorption of space, as well as overall vacancy statistics for the selected buildings in the respective municipalities.

Choyce Peterson Negotiates New Lease and Expansion for North Stamford Medical Associates in Stamford, CT

April 24, 2018

Choyce Peterson announced the successful completion of lease negotiations for North Stamford Medical Associates (NSMA) at 30 Buxton Farm Road in Stamford, CT. Adam Cognetta, Vice President, represented NSMA in this transaction.

Choyce Peterson Publishes Year-End 2017 Lower Fairfield County Office Space Availability Poster

March 14, 2018

Choyce Peterson announced the release of the 16th semi-annual version of its Silhouette Study. The full-size poster tracks changes in office space vacancies from year-end 2016 to year-end 2017 in larger, primarily multi-tenanted Class A office buildings in Greenwich, Stamford and Norwalk. The unique study uses comparative building silhouettes to illustrate the give-back or absorption of space, as well as overall vacancy statistics for the selected buildings in the respective municipalities.

Choyce Peterson, Inc. Volunteers to Bring Thanksgiving Dinners to Local Families

December 14, 2017

Members from Choyce Peterson, Inc., a commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm which specializes in representing tenants, spent the morning volunteering at Diddel & Diddel’s annual Baskets from Heaven event on November 21, 2017 (the Tuesday before Thanksgiving).

John Hannigan Represents L'Amy, Inc. in Norwalk, CT

October 17, 2017

Following the completion of what it termed “significant capital improvements,” The Davis Cos. announced it has leased about 27,600 square feet of office space with nonprofits, tech tenants and consumer goods manufacturers at 40 Richards Ave. in Norwalk.

High Ridge Family Practice Renews Lease in Stamford, CT

August 30, 2017

Choyce Peterson announced the successful completion of lease renewal negotiations for High Ridge Family Practice, LLC’s (HRFP) nearly 10,000 square foot space at 30 Buxton Farms Road in Stamford, CT. Adam Cognetta, Vice President, represented High Ridge Family Practice, as they evaluated their lease renewal and relocation possibilities. HRFP is Stamford’s largest independently-owned family practice and given its Stamford-centric patient base, Dr. Falkoff approached Choyce Peterson to assist in exploring all possible medical/healthcare space available in Stamford. Cognetta presented Falkoff with all the scenarios that fit his criteria of well-situated, modernized buildings that are medically-zoned.

Choyce Peterson Publishes Mid-Year 2017 Lower Fairfield County Office Space Availability Poster

July 26, 2017

Choyce Peterson announces the release of the 15th semi-annual version of its Silhouette Study in the form of a full size poster, which graphically illustrates changes in office space vacancies from year-end 2016 to mid-year 2017 in larger, primarily multi-tenanted Class A office buildings in Stamford,Greenwich and Norwalk. This current edition uses comparative building silhouettes to show these changes, as well as total vacancies of the selected buildings located in each of the three municipalities.John Hannigan, Principal of Choyce Peterson, stated, “For the first time in years, the total vacancy rate of the surveyed buildings in each city/town has increased. We are seeing large blocks of space now available in historically well occupied buildings.”

Deadlocked Escape Rooms LLC Unlocks First Location in Stamford, CT

June 14, 2017

Choyce Peterson announced the successful completion of lease negotiations for Deadlocked Escape Rooms LLC at 1000 Hope Street in Stamford, CT. Adam Cognetta, Vice President, and Pete Jacullo, Account Executive, represented Deadlocked Escape Rooms, as they looked to establish their first location in Stamford. At the outset of this project, owner Gene Waggaman cited that the most important factor in their search was a central location in Stamford equally attractive to a demographic spanning professionals and students, as well as families. Parking availability was also a main element of consideration. Cognetta and Jacullo toured many different buildings with Waggaman in the Stamford area, and sought proposals from multiple landlords. Ultimately, Waggaman and his team chose to lease 2,500 square feet at 1000 Hope Street because of the central location, ample parking, and traffic counts.

Choyce Peterson Publishes Q3 2016 Eastern Fairfield County Office Space Availability Poster

October 26, 2016

Choyce Peterson, Inc. (www.choycepeterson.com), a commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm which specializes in representing tenants, announced today the release of the Second version of its Eastern Fairfield County Office Availability Report in the form of a 26-by-37 inch glossy poster, which graphically illustrates changes in office space vacancies from the end of Q1 2016 to the end of Q3 2016 in larger Class A office buildings in Shelton, Trumbull, Westport, and Wilton. This poster uses comparative graphics to show changes in the six month period from the end of the 1st quarter 2016 to the end of the 3rd quarter 2016 in individual buildings, as well as total vacancies of the buildings located in each of the four municipalities.

Choyce Peterson Negotiates a 29,000 Square Foot Headquarters Lease for Pentegra Retirement Services in White Plains, NY

September 28, 2016

Choyce Peterson announced the recent successful relocation of the headquarters location of Pentegra Retirement Services (“Pentegra”) (www.pentegra.com) from 108 Corporate Park Drive, White Plains, NY to 701 Westchester Avenue, White Plains,NY. John P. Hannigan and Alan R. Peterson, Principals of Choyce Peterson represented Pentegra in the lease negotiations at 701 Westchester Avenue.When Pentegra’s landlord approached them with an offer to move to another building within its portfolio, they once again called on Choyce Peterson to review this unique opportunity, as Hannigan and Peterson had represented Pentegra in three other lease negotiations over the past 15 years. Pentegra challenged them to negotiate terms of a new transaction that would provide motivation for them to move.

Choyce Peterson Negotiates New Headquarters Lease for Hi-Link Technology Group in Stamford, CT

August 24, 2016

Choyce Peterson announced today that it has successfully concluded a 2,807 square foot office lease on behalf of Hi-Link Technology Group (“Hi-Link”) (www.hi-link.com). Jasmine Hodgson, Vice President and John Hannigan, Principal of Choyce Peterson represented Hi-Link, who moved their headquarters in mid-August to 60 Long Ridge Road, Stamford, CT from 76 Progress Drive,Stamford, CT.

Choyce Peterson Publishes Mid-Year 2016 Lower Fairfield County Office Space Availability Poster

August 3, 2016

Choyce Peterson announced today the release of the 13th version of its Silhouette Study in the form of a 24-by-36 inch glossy poster, which graphically illustrates changes in office space vacancies from year-end 2015 to mid-year 2016 in larger Class A office buildings in Stamford, Greenwich and Norwalk. Originally distributed in mid-year 2010, this current edition uses comparative graphics to show changes year over year in individual buildings, as well as total vacancies of the buildings located in each of the three municipalities.

Choyce Peterson Negotiates a 24,000 Square Foot Headquarters Lease for Cara Therapeutics, Inc. in Stamford, CT

July 6, 2016

Choyce Peterson announced today that it has successfully concluded a 24,000 square foot office lease on behalf of Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (“Cara”) (www.caratherapeutics.com) for its headquarters to relocate to 107 Elm Street in Stamford, CT. John Hannigan, Principal, and Adam Cognetta, Vice President, of Choyce Peterson represented Cara, who moved to the new space in May from One Parrot Drive in Shelton,CT. The landlord, RFR Realty LLC, was represented in-house in the transaction by Margaret Carlson, Portfolio Manager, Steve Lash, Leasing Director and Ed Wissell, Property Manager/Construction.Publically traded since 2014, Cara,a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of pain therapeutics, appointed Choyce Peterson as its exclusive tenant representative to handle the search for a new headquarters and the negotiation of the financial and business terms of a new lease.

Choyce Peterson Negotiates a New Lease for Arrowhead Investment Management LLC Headquarters in Greenwich, CT

December 28, 2015

Choyce Peterson announced the successful completion of lease negotiations for Arrowhead Investment Management LLC ("Arrowhead") at 75 Holly Hill Lane in Greenwich, CT. John Hannigan, Principal, and Pete Jacullo, Account Executive, represented Arrowhead who relocated from Two Greenwich Office Park in Greenwich.

Choyce Peterson Negotiates a Lease Renewal for Ridgefield Capital Asset Management in Ridgefield, CT

November 18, 2015

Choyce Peterson announced the successful completion of lease renewal negotiations on behalf of Ridgefield Capital Asset Management (RCAM) at 38C Grove Street in Ridgefield, CT. Principal John Hannigan represented Ridgefield Capital in their initial move to this location in 2010, and then again for this 6,000 square foot lease renewal.

Choyce Peterson Negotiates an Office Space Relocation for Tully Capital Partners LLC in Stamford, CT

November 6, 2015

Choyce Peterson announced the successful completion of lease negotiations for Tully Capital Partners LLC at 2777 Summer Street in Stamford, CT. Principal John Hannigan represented Tully Capital in their lease negotiations.

Choyce Peterson Welcomes Adam M. Cognetta as Vice President

January 5, 2015

Choyce Peterson annnounced that Adam M. Cognetta has joined their team as Vice President. Adam will be responsible for delivering a competitive advantage while advising corporate tenants in Fairfield and Westchester counties in the search and negotiation of their comprehensive real estate needs.