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Friday, February 23 News

Three named top producers at Cushman & Wakefield

Jay Hruska, Al Mirin and Trip Hoffman, all of New Canaan and brokers with Cushman & Wakefield's Stamford office, were named top producers for 2013.

Last year, Cushman & Wakefield's Stamford and Westchester County, N.Y., completed transactions on almost 2 million square feet, including office, retail, medical and industrial space, according to a press release from the company.

"When you look at annual office leasing activity averages in Fairfield County over five-year periods, there are notable differences," Jim Fagan, senior managing director and market leader of Cushman & Wakefield's Fairfield and Westchester County regions, said. "Between 2009 and 2013, the average annual leasing was just over 2.2 million square feet. That's a 27 percent difference when compared with the 3 million square feet leased annually during the five years prior."

Hruska, vice chairman, was a top producer in 2013 with close to 950,000 square feet of transactions in Fairfield and Westchester counties. He was either lead or co-broker responsible for the transactions for Boehringer Ingelheim, 328,000 square feet; General Electric Corp., 115,000 square feet; Conair, 160,000 square feet; Unilever, 60,000 square feet; Merrill Lynch, 50,000 square feet; and NBC, 35,000 square feet.

Hruska has consistently ranked among Cushman & Wakefield's top 25 producing brokers globally. In 2013, he was either the lead or part of a team responsible for more than 7 million square feet of transactions globally for his clients, according to the company.

Notable accomplishments for Mirin, executive director and head of Cushman & Wakefield's private capital group, which specializes in middle market building sales ranging from $2 to $20 million, included the $11 million sale of 180 Post Road in Westport. He also represented Save the Children in the $12 million sale of 54 Wilton Road, also in Westport. Mirin has been recognized as a top producer in investment sales in the region for the past 20 years.

Hoffman, senior director, co-brokered Boehringer Ingelheim's lease with Hruska and represented Stamford Exit 9 LLC at 1 Blachley Road in Stamford in the 20,534-square-foot lease to the Hospital for Special Surgery. Hoffman also has represented Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and First Brands, among others. Most recently, he was responsible for the sale of the 700,000-square-foot Clairol headquarters and also represented the new landlord in the leases to NBC and Chelsea Piers.