|By PR Newswire||
|January 23, 2014 02:40 PM EST||
STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that represents significant absorption for the Stamford, CT commercial market, Deloitte has signed a 15-year lease to occupy approximately 120,000 square feet at BLT Financial Centre, an iconic six-story Class "A" office building located at 695 East Main Street in this Fairfield County City's Central Business District.
Deloitte will serve as the anchor tenant for the building, which previously housed General Reinsurance Corp.'s North American Headquarters. Building and Land Technology (BLT), one of the largest property owners in Fairfield County, purchased the vacant property in 2012 and began an extensive renovation and repositioning of the 594,000 square-foot office campus, including renaming it the BLT Financial Centre.
"Deloitte is precisely the type of prominent corporate tenant we envisioned for BLT Financial Centre when we acquired the asset and made the commitment to bring it up to the standards of a premier commercial complex," said Carl R. Kuehner III, CEO of Building and Land Technology, which is also developing the Harbor Point mixed-use waterfront community in Stamford's historic South End. "This lease signing signals a new beginning for the well-located and modernized BLT Financial Centre and a strengthening of Stamford's prominence as a regional business center."
Deloitte, one of the world's largest professional services organizations, will utilize the new space to bring together its two Fairfield County offices currently located in Wilton and Stamford into one accessible location. The organization -- which is expected to begin operations in its new location by the 4th quarter of 2014 -- will occupy floors two through six in the signature "Clock Tower," one of two interconnected buildings at the BLT Financial Centre.
The office will incorporate Deloitte's Next Generation Workplace, a dynamic, fresh, and collaborative space that strengthens the organization's culture and brand. The new space will provide an innovative array of flexible workspace options to better support the varied work modes of Deloitte's professionals – from increased face-to-face interactions, to areas for teaming, private discussions, and heads down work.
"We look forward to our move into the new space, and the opportunities for collaboration that this will bring to our people and our organization," said Steve Gallucci, Stamford managing partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP. "We are also pleased to demonstrate our continued commitment to serving our clients, and to leverage the collective impact of the 1,200 Fairfield County based Deloitte professionals in the local community and state of Connecticut where we live and work."
Situated on 6.55 acres, the iconic BLT Financial Centre is comprised of two interconnected six-story buildings -- the Clock Tower and Main Building -- which are clad in granite and reflective glass and overlook a landscaped courtyard. Offering excellent visibility and direct access from Interstate 95, the property boasts a dramatic four-story glass atrium main lobby and 1,400 covered parking spaces. New upgrades underway include a full-service cafeteria with atrium seating, a state of the art fitness center, conference facility, and exterior courtyard for special events. Tenants also enjoy concierge service and shuttle service to the Stamford Transportation Center -- located three minutes away -- with express train service into New York City.
The new leasing activity at BLT Financial Centre reflects Stamford's growing appeal among prominent corporate users. Other notable transactions completed in recent years include the relocation of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Design Within Reach, and Kayak Software, each of whom have located their world headquarters at Harbor Point in Stamford.
As used in this document, "Deloitte" means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.
Building and Land Technology (BLT) is a privately held real estate private equity, development and property management firm. Founded in 1982, BLT is vertically integrated and has invested, developed, owned and managed over five million square feet of commercial space and over 10,000 residential units. BLT is one of the largest office landlords in Connecticut, and its office holdings include the corporate headquarters for Gen Re, GE Commercial Finance, Diageo, GE Real Estate, Xerox, GE Energy, Design Within Reach, Kayak Software, AON/Hewitt, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and Structured Portfolio Management. BLT is the developer of numerous residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects, including Harbor Point, a transformative mixed-use development in Stamford, CT. One of the largest redevelopments on the eastern seaboard, Harbor Point encompasses an entire neighborhood, with a full mile of waterfront, more than 4,000 residential units, and several million square feet of commercial development.
BLT's holdings include more than 100 active real estate companies, a majority interest in William Pitt Sotheby's residential brokerage firm with 28 offices and 1,100 agents, a mortgage and insurance company, and numerous private equity investments.
SOURCE Building and Land Technology (BLT)
SYS-CON Media announced that Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow, has launched a new ad campaign in Cloud Computing Journal. The ad campaign, a webcast titled 'Is Your Data Center Ready for the Application Economy?', focuses on the latest data center networking technologies, including SDN or ACI, and how customers are using SDN and ACI in their organizations to achieve business agility. The Cisco webcast is available on-demand.
Jan. 26, 2015 11:30 PM EST Reads: 1,333
“The year of the cloud – we have no idea when it's really happening but we think it's happening now. For those technology providers like Zentera that are helping enterprises move to the cloud - it's been fun to watch," noted Mike Loftus, VP Product Management and Marketing at Zentera Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 26, 2015 11:00 PM EST Reads: 1,888
Today’s enterprise is being driven by disruptive competitive and human capital requirements to provide enterprise application access through not only desktops, but also mobile devices. To retrofit existing programs across all these devices using traditional programming methods is very costly and time consuming – often prohibitively so. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO, President, and Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., discussed how you can create applications that run on all mobile ...
Jan. 26, 2015 09:00 PM EST Reads: 2,551
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, ...
Jan. 26, 2015 07:45 PM EST Reads: 2,511
Companies today struggle to manage the types and volume of data their customers and employees generate and use every day. With billions of requests daily, operational consistency can be elusive. In his session at Big Data Expo, Dave McCrory, CTO at Basho Technologies, will explore how a distributed systems solution, such as NoSQL, can give organizations the consistency and availability necessary to succeed with on-demand data, offering high availability at massive scale.
Jan. 26, 2015 07:30 PM EST Reads: 1,524
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. He also discussed how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics discussed were barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what th...
Jan. 26, 2015 06:15 PM EST Reads: 3,877
Security can create serious friction for DevOps processes. We've come up with an approach to alleviate the friction and provide security value to DevOps teams. In her session at DevOps Summit, Shannon Lietz, Senior Manager of DevSecOps at Intuit, will discuss how DevSecOps got started and how it has evolved. Shannon Lietz has over two decades of experience pursuing next generation security solutions. She is currently the DevSecOps Leader for Intuit where she is responsible for setting and driv...
Jan. 26, 2015 06:00 PM EST Reads: 1,513
Dale Kim is the Director of Industry Solutions at MapR. His background includes a variety of technical and management roles at information technology companies. While his experience includes work with relational databases, much of his career pertains to non-relational data in the areas of search, content management, and NoSQL, and includes senior roles in technical marketing, sales engineering, and support engineering. Dale holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a BA in Computer Science f...
Jan. 26, 2015 06:00 PM EST Reads: 3,082
SYS-CON Events announced today that CodeFutures, a leading supplier of database performance tools, has been named a “Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. CodeFutures is an independent software vendor focused on providing tools that deliver database performance tools that increase productivity during database development and increase database performance and scalability during production.
Jan. 26, 2015 06:00 PM EST Reads: 1,687
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly in the process of breaking from its heretofore relatively obscure enterprise applications (such as plant floor control and supply chain management) and going mainstream into the consumer space. More and more creative folks are interconnecting everyday products such as household items, mobile devices, appliances and cars, and unleashing new and imaginative scenarios. We are seeing a lot of excitement around applications in home automation, personal fitness,...
Jan. 26, 2015 06:00 PM EST Reads: 2,815
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to evolve the way the world does business; however, understanding how to apply it to your company can be a mystery. Most people struggle with understanding the potential business uses or tend to get caught up in the technology, resulting in solutions that fail to meet even minimum business goals. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO / President / Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., showed what is needed to leverage the IoT to transform your business. ...
Jan. 26, 2015 05:45 PM EST Reads: 3,121
Vormetric on Wednesday announced the results of its 2015 Insider Threat Report (ITR), conducted online on their behalf by Harris Poll and in conjunction with analyst firm Ovum in fall 2014 among 818 IT decision makers in various countries, including 408 in the United States. The report details striking findings around how U.S. and international enterprises perceive security threats, the types of employees considered most dangerous, environments at the greatest risk for data loss and the steps or...
Jan. 26, 2015 05:00 PM EST Reads: 1,537
Things are being built upon cloud foundations to transform organizations. This CEO Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Roger Strukhoff, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo conference chair, addressed the big issues involving these technologies and, more important, the results they will achieve. Rodney Rogers, chairman and CEO of Virtustream; Brendan O'Brien, co-founder of Aria Systems, Bart Copeland, president and CEO of ActiveState Software; Jim Cowie, chief scientist at Dyn; Dave Wagstaff, VP ...
Jan. 26, 2015 05:00 PM EST Reads: 2,529
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
Jan. 26, 2015 05:00 PM EST Reads: 7,616
Storage administrators find themselves walking a line between meeting employees’ demands to use public cloud storage services, and their organizations’ need to store information on-premises for security, performance, cost and compliance reasons. However, as file sharing protocols like CIFS and NFS continue to lose their relevance, simply relying only on a NAS-based environment creates inefficiencies that hurt productivity and the bottom line. IT wants to implement cloud storage it can purchase a...
Jan. 26, 2015 04:45 PM EST Reads: 742