STAMFORD, CT—State and city officials here are on edge after learning late last week that Swiss banker UBS has hired commercial brokerage firm Cushman & Wakefield to market its office tower on Washington Blvd. here.

Cushman & Wakefield confirmed last week that it has been hired by UBS to market the 14-story, 725,000-square-foot office building at 677 Washington Blvd., according to the Hartford Courant. UBS has been cutting its investment banking workforce over the past few years. In 2011 the company received $20 million in state incentives to keep 2,000 jobs at its three leased office buildings in downtown Stamford for five years. The deal with Gov. Dannel Malloy at the time was made when UBS announced it was cutting 3,500 jobs worldwide.

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