STAMFORD, CT—The developer of the sprawling mixed-useHarbor Point development reports more than 66,000square feet of recent lease deals at the Stamford waterfrontproperty, not including its own relocation and 10,000-square-footexpansion inside the complex.

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The recent lease transactions were for space at BLT'sOne Harbor Point and Two HarborPoint office buildings, which total more than 400,000square feet of office space, according to Carl R. KuehnerIII, CEO of Building and Land Technology, owner anddeveloper of Harbor Point.

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“This continues to be a great year for Harbor Point, withtremendous commercial and residential leasing activitycomplementing the continued activation of the restaurant scene andpublic waterfront over the summer,” says Kuehner. “Harbor Point'slive-work-play concept has proven compelling in drawing new tenantsfrom outside Stamford, and providing existing tenants with a greatbase for expansion. We're extremely pleased that the market hasembraced our state-of-the art office properties, set within thisbeautifully planned mixed-use environment with outstanding accessto transportation and Stamford's thriving waterfront.”

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At Two Harbor Point (100 Washington Blvd.), global insurancecompany XL Global Services, a unit of XLGroup plc, now occupies 47,838 square feet of leasedoffice space. Kevin McNeil of Weir RealEstate LLC represented XL in the transaction.

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Employment services firm Insight Global leased7,345 square feet at Two Harbor Point, relocating from Atlanta toStamford. Jeff Williams and HollisPugh of Colliers Internationalrepresented Insight Global in the transaction.

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Eka Software Solutions, a leader in providingsmart commodity management software, leased 10,872 square feet forits new world headquarters at Two Harbor Point. ToreyWalsh of Cushman & Wakefield of CTrepresented Eka in the transaction.

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In addition to the three deals at Two Harbor Point, BLT willrelocate its current headquarters from Two Harbor Point to OneHarbor Point, expanding its footprint from 23,000 square feet to33,000 square feet once the move is complete.

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The Harbor Point waterfront neighborhood also offers restaurantand retail offerings as well as approximately 1,800 luxuryresidential apartments, with another 500 under construction forcompletion in 2015.

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In May of this year, Building and Land Technology announced thatStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. had signed a new430,000-square-foot, 20-year lease for its expanded globalheadquarters at One StarPoint in Harbor Point. Starwood, one of theleading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200properties in 100 countries, relocated its global headquarters fromWhite Plains, NY to Connecticut in January 2012, bringing more than800 jobs to Stamford. The new lease enables Starwood to accommodate1,320 jobs at One StarPoint. The State of Connecticut providedStarwood with tax credits and financing incentives in support ofthe company's plans to expand and add the additional jobs.

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John Jordan

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