Empire State Realty Trust recently announced that United Rentals, Inc. — the largest equipment rental company in the world — had signed a full-floor lease for 51,194 square feet of office space in Stamford, Conn., which it had previously subleased. Ted Uzelac and Chris Armstrong of Fischer Company represented United Rentals in negotiations, while landlord representation was provided by a joint team of ESRT and Newmark.
The office space is part of a three-building complex totaling 776,397 rentable square feet in one of the most sought-after business centers in the state. First Stamford Place offers recently upgraded fitness and conference centers; renovated lobbies; on-site daycare; and covered parking, in addition to a variety of other amenities. The property is also well-positioned logistically, being conveniently located near the major railroad hub of Stamford Transportation Center, to which First Stamford Place is connected through a shuttle bus line. The complex also has easy access to I-95.
“Food, fitness, daycare and spaces for social connection are all right here at First Stamford Place,” said Jeff Newman, senior vice president at Empire State Realty Trust. “The property serves as the ideal location for companies to recruit and retain employees from across the tri-state area.”
United Rentals now joins a tenant roster including financial institution Capital One, professional services provider Ernst & Young, and health care provider CareCentrix, among other top-tier tenants operating in health care, tech, insurance and finance. Notably, tenants seem to be drawn to ESRT’s indoor environmental quality measures, which include MERV 13 filters and increased air filtration. The company also recently signed a new lease with Signature Bank that more than doubled the financial institution’s footprint at 1400 Broadway, while also adding cosmetics company Clarins to its tenant roster in the same property.