The firm will relocate its current operations at 15 Ketchum St.in Westport to the i.park7 property, which is located on Route 7 atthe Norwalk/Wilton border, in the next few weeks. The deal bringsi.park7, which was formerly owned by Perkin-Elmer, to 52% leased.National Re/Sources of Greenwich purchased the 30-acre complex for$21 million in 2006. The property has since undergone a $50-millionupgrade intended to transform it into a LEED-certified "greenbuilding."

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Cushman & Wakefield senior directors Maureen O'Boyle andGerard Lees represented National Re/Sources. C&W, whichreported the deal, says the transaction was executed in lateSeptember and called for a quick turn around to allow the firm tomove into the space around year-end.

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"We are pleased to be moving to i.park7," says Derek Correia,CEO of Source Marketing. "In addition to being a great location andoffering an attractive development plan for the building andgrounds, the property is going to be LEED-certified. In particular,our offices are going to be spectacular, combining the traditionalelements of the grand moldings and conference rooms previouslyoccupied by senior level Perkin-Elmer executrices with a new andcontemporary flair that you would expect from a marketing servicesagency." He adds, "This was the perfect place to relocate as ourfirm continues to grow."

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C&W officials also note that LA Fitness broke ground lastweek on its 48,000-sf health club at the property. The club isscheduled to open in about six months. The i.park7 office parkfeatures a sustainable design, a "green" roof, low EnergyStar-rated windows and energy efficient HVAC.

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John Jordan

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