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NGKF Capital Markets Represents Seller in $51.5M Sale of 411 West Putnam Avenue

Greenwich’s Highest Priced Commercial Office Transaction in Nine Years

Greenwich, CT (06/30/2016)

5:00 PM

NGKF Capital Markets is pleased to announce its representation of the seller in the highest priced commercial sale of office space in Greenwich, Connecticut since 2007. Located at 411 West Putnam Avenue - also known as Wexford Plaza - this 100,155-square-foot, high-design, Class A building sold for $51.5 million. A NGKF team led by Senior Managing Directors Stephen Westerberg and Kim Mowers, along with Executive Vice President and Managing Director James Ritman and Executive Vice President and Regional Manager Mike Cottle, negotiated the sale on behalf of 411 Properties LLC to the new owner, JMC Holdings LLC (JMC), a real estate investment company based in New York City.

Ritman has directed the leasing program for the property since 2011, bringing the building to 92.2 percent capacity and will continue to provide these services to the new owner for the remaining vacant space. JMC plans to initiate a NYC-style pre-built program incorporating high-end finishes in the remaining 8,800 square feet. An affiliated company of 411 Properties LLC, The Camuto Group, a leading fashion design company, will maintain their corporate headquarters at 411 West Putnam Avenue in a continuing commitment with the new owner.

"The size and location of the asset yielded tremendous buyer interest from prominent national owners of commercial real estate," said Mowers. "JMC Holdings was attracted to the property's strong credit tenancy and minimal near term rollover, and should fare very well with the investment." The previous owners have kept the building modern providing tenants with above standard common areas to complement their offices.

"The long term premier tenant roster consists primarily of capital management firms, providing investors with stable in-place and future appreciation," added Ritman.

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