STAMFORD, CT—Driven by new lease deals and relocation transactions, the Fairfield County office market posted 850,000 square feet in office transactions in the second quarter of 2014, bringing total year-to-date leasing volume to 1.6 million square feet, the highest midyear total seen in Fairfield County in four years.

The second quarter leasing activity as reported by brokerage firm JLL, was dominated by health services and media tenants. Two of the three lease deals over 100,000 square feet inked so far this year were signed in the second quarter. United Healthcare Group leased 107,688 square feet at 4 Research Drive in the Route 8/Shelton submarket, and technology firm Datto Inc. expanded by 100,000 square feet at 101 Merritt 7 in the Route 7 corridor. During the previous quarter, Deloitte LLP signed for 117,700 square feet at BLT Financial Center.

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