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Tech researchers take 24,000 s/f in Connecticut

Clarion Partners and Marcus Partners announced that Forrester Research has leased 24,000 s/f on the sixth floor of Building 501 at Merritt 7 in Norwalk, Connecticut. 

Robert Richards, William H. Montague and Elizabeth Donatoni of Cushman & Wakefield represented Forrester Research in the transaction. Ownership was represented by Thomas Pajolek & Ned Burns of CBRE, along with David Fiore and JoAnn McGrath of Marcus Partners.

“Forrester is looking forward to moving into our new space at Merritt 7 this month. We are excited to have access to all of the amenities the Merritt 7 campus has to offer,” said Jean Douglas, VP, Corporate Services at Forrester, a company that provides  data on the impact of technology to its clients and the public.

“It is a pleasure to have a top-tier tenant like Forrester Research join the Merritt 7 community at the same time we begin welcoming back our current tenants,” said Margaret Egan, Senior Vice President, Clarion Partners. 

“Forrester’s arrival also coincides with the grand opening of our new outdoor plaza, part of our capital improvement plan by Gensler, that will enable our tenants to safely enjoy the summer in a healthy work environment.  The renovation program has made significant progress over the past year, with more new and upgraded amenities on the way.”

Merritt 7, a six-building, 1.4 million-square-foot office park, implemented a comprehensive improvement plan designed by r Gensler, which focuses primarily on buildings 501 and 601. 

New amenity spaces include a redesigned outdoor plaza, multi-purpose center with a communal lounge and flexible conferencing facility.

The next phase of the renovation plan centers on building 601, and includes a redesigned lobby, a new curated food market with rotating cuisines, and a barista bar, all with mobile pre-ordering capabilities. 

Marcus Partners’ David Fiore, principal, NY/CT regional director for Marcus Partners, commented, “Beyond renovations and aesthetic upgrades, we are providing more of what tenants want—more choices, more functional spaces, and more services.  These renovations will further enhance the business lifestyle experience our community has come to expect, that will attract a much greater array of organizations than ever before.”

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