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RFR leases 47,000 s/f at Stamford Plaza

RFR announced approximately 47,000 s/f of leasing activity with two new tenants at Stamford Plaza. 

Beiersdorf Inc., the US affiliate of Global skin care company Beiersdorf AG, is relocating its US offices from Wilton, and has signed a 27,942 s/f lease at Stamford Plaza. Additionally, professional services firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) has signed a lease for 19,450 s/f at the office complex. 

“Southern Connecticut remains an attractive location for its proximity to New York City and Stamford Plaza, with its recent improvements and reputation for providing a quality office experience, continues to attract top-tier tenants,” said RFR’s Margaret Carlson, portfolio manager. 


“The pre-pandemic renovations at Stamford Plaza are proving to be extremely powerful in answering the strong demand for distinctive office space as employees return to the office seeking comfortable, collaborative and contemporary workplaces.”

Carlson represented RFR in the transactions, along with Cushman & Wakefield, exclusive leasing agents for Stamford Plaza. Beiersdorf, represented by Edward Tonnessen and Paul Tortora of JLL, will take the entire top floor at Three Stamford Plaza. PWC will occupy the entire eighth floor at One Stamford Plaza and was represented by Paul Kaufman of JLL.

Alvaro Alonso, general manager, Beiersdorf North America shared, “As we imagined our new work place for the future, after over a year of working from home, we knew we needed a flexible space, suitable for different working styles and needs. Most importantly, we wanted a dynamic, inspiring work environment that will allow our employees space to connect and collaborate. 301 Tresser Blvd, Stamford, CT will provide all of this for us in a fully customizable, safe and health-focused space.”

During the fourth quarter of 2020, RFR inked deals for 35,000 s/f of space in the one million-square-foot office campus, located on Tresser Boulevard alongside I-95. It was acquired by the firm in 2007 and the properties are home to many of the state’s leading businesses. 

RFR recently completed extensive capital improvements at Stamford Plaza engaging Stamford-based architecture firm, CPG architects, to reimagine lobbies of 3 Stamford Plaza and 4 Stamford Plaza. 

The renovation added a new cafeteria, The Terrace Café, which is a 130-seat restaurant designed by Meaghan Apfel’s Carnelian Studio and operated by Guckenheimer, an award-winning international catering firm that specializes in creating custom dining experiences for corporate users.  The campus’ amenities include a modern fitness center, teleconferencing centers, attached parking garages, and dry-cleaning services.  Stamford Plaza is located just off Interstate 95 and a short walk from the train station (Stamford Transportation Center).

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