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Avison Young’s Fairfield Office Signs Another New Lease for CT Legal Services at Avison Young’s Fairfield Office Signs Another New Lease for CT Legal Services

By Avison Young

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1000 Lafayette Boulevard, Bridgeport, CT
Bridgeport, CT - Avison Young, the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm, and the new owners of 1000 Lafayette Boulevard, Shelbourne Global Solutions, LLC, announce the signing of a new lease for another legal tenant, Connecticut Legal Services, at the Class A office building in Bridgeport, CT that is now home to more than a half dozen top law firms and other legal tenants.

Avison Young’s Fairfield/Westchester office was named exclusive agent at the property last Summer. Sean Cahill, Principal and Managing Director and Vice President Lori Baker, were tasked with marketing the 11-story, 215,000-square-foot, Class A office building, located in the heart of Bridgeport’s central business district.

Connecticut Legal Services, the largest legal aid agency in the state, is the latest law firm to join the growing list of tenants at the property. Connecticut Legal Services signed a long-term lease for 4,800 square feet on the ninth floor of 1000 Lafayette Boulevard. DH White Real Estate Services represented the tenant in the deal.

Similarly, the law firm of Zeldes Needle Cooper, P.C. (ZNC), a 30-year tenant at 1000 Lafayette, and one of the region’s leading law firms providing transactional and litigation counsel to clients ranging from individual entrepreneurs to publicly traded companies, relocated within the building to nearly 16,000 square feet; a newly built space on the seventh floor of the property.

“Shelbourne has assembled a great team for our building, which is exactly what a Class A property such as 1000 Lafayette deserves,” said Maximino Medina, Jr., a managing partner of Zeldes Needle Cooper, P.C. “We are very enthusiastic about remaining at the property, which is located in a vibrant part of the city within easy walking distance of great restaurants, locally-owned businesses, the courthouses, colleges and universities.”

Other legal tenants include the Offices of the United States Attorneys, AHC Law, and Ryan, Ryan Deluca, which signed a new long-term lease for 12,351 square feet on the eighth floor of 1000 Lafayette in the spring.

“The property’s proximity to federal and superior courts is extremely attractive to legal services’ tenants,” said Cahill. “It’s full complement of amenities includes a full-service café, fitness center with locker rooms, training and conference facilities. These features as well as outstanding parking ratio with covered spaces for more than 500 vehicles make 1000 Lafayette the perfect home for busy lawyers on the go. Shelbourne Global Solutions, is a hands-on owner/manager dedicated to making deals and providing Class A environments and services to their tenants.”

The property, built in 1989 and renovated in 2012, is GSA approved and features onsite property management. The building is conveniently located off I-95 exit 27 and the Route 8/25 connector in the city center, and is within walking distance from the Federal Courthouse, restaurants/cafes, a myriad of parks and professional services, Metro North commuter rail line and Amtrak.

In addition to some of the region’s leading law firms, the building hosts a diverse array of tenants including financial services, engineering, consulting and consumer products. Major tenants include Citizens Bank, TD Bank and Regus, a global-leader in Executive Office Solutions. With the relocation of ZNC, 1000 Lafayette Boulevard will have a unique full floor opportunity of approximately 23,000 square feet with naming rights for the building that has unparalleled visibility from the heavily traveled Interstate 95.

Shelbourne Global Solutions a privately held real estate investment company based in Brooklyn, NY. Since their inception in 2013 the firm has acquired more the five million square feet of Class A office space and flex space and has in excess of $1 billion in assets. Shelbourne Global Solutions has established properties in New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio, Delaware and New York.

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