The Hampshire Companies Inks 21,000-Square-Foot Lease At 20 Church St. in Hartford, Conn.
Hartford, Conn. (March 24, 2009) -- The Hampshire Companies, a fullâ€‘service, private real estate investment firm with equity in assets valued at over $2 billion, has announced that S.H. Smith & Company, Inc., one of the largest independently owned insurance brokers in the country and the largest in the Northeast, has leased 21,000 square feet at 20 Church Street in Hartford, Conn.
S.H. Smith & Company will relocate from its former West Hartford location to the downtown office. The new location will serve as the company’s headquarters.
This landmark building is situated along Interstate 91 in the heart of Hartford’s downtown, in close proximity to all of Hartford’s top business addresses, fine dining, entertainment and state government buildings. Easy access to both Interstates 84 and 91 make 20 Church Street a prime location.
Since acquiring the building in 2006, Hampshire has made significant upgrades and renovations to the property including a new lobby, elevators, HVAC system, concierge service, a new conference center, and fitness center.
“The new location provides S.H. Smith & Company with access to Hartford’s vibrant downtown environment,” said Todd Anderson, a Principal of The Hampshire Companies. “20 Church Street is a prime example of Hampshire’s ability to deliver prime Class A office space and attract quality tenants.”
John McCormick, Patrick Mulready and Alexis Augsberger of CB Richard Ellis represented Hampshire in the transaction.
About The Hampshire Companies
The Hampshire Companies is a full-service, private real estate firm based in Morristown, New Jersey. The Hampshire Companies is a vibrant, dynamic organization that combines creative vision and superior execution, thereby enabling it to create and enhance value in real estate investments. Additional information on The Hampshire Companies is available online at http://www.hampshireco.com.
R&J Public Relations