Global clean energy company, GameChange Solar is relocating
its New York City offices from Manhattan to Norwalk, CT.
The company, which manufactures commercial solar racking
systems, will occupy 14,000 s/f at Spinnaker Real Estateâ€™s redeveloped Brim
& Crown complex at the East Norwalk Metro North train station. The company
will relocate its 100 employees from the Carnegie Hall Tower at 152 West 57th
Street, where it has been based since 2016.
Brad Soules of Newmark represented GameChange Solar in the
GameChange Solar wanted a location with the characteristics
of a trendy Manhattan office and lifestyle blended with larger workspaces for
employees, plus space for additional training, testing and prototyping its
products, according to Andrew Barron Worden, CEO, of GameChange Solar.Â
â€śWe chose Brim & Crown because of its urban, modern, and hip industrial chic glam design with New York City street graffiti-inspired graphics, convenient location to the train station, lifestyle amenities, and proximity to the historic and trendy SoNo,â€ť said Worden.
Brim & Crown was originally an industrial facility that
was converted into an outlet mall and then office buildings.
Â Spinnaker Real Estate
Partners, in conjunction with the Fieber Group, purchased the buildings and
surrounding land in 2018 to convert the site into a mixed-use redevelopment with
apartments, retail, offices, event space, parking and recreational space.
The project involved renovating two existing buildings and
the construction of a new building.
The Crown Building, a new five-story, 147-unit apartment
building, is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Leasing is
already underway for the luxury studios and one and two-bedroom loft-style.
In the Brim Building, the 42 apartments on the second and
third floors are 100 percent leased, and there is over 50,000 s/f of commercial
space consisting of new and existing tenants.Â
The Pooch Hotel, an award-winning pet hotel, has been a tenant in an existing building at the site, and HealthPrize Technologies, the provider of patient engagement, education and adherence technology for life science companies, was the first new commercial tenant.
â€śBoth apartment seekers and companies have been drawn to the
innovative architecture,Â extensive
amenities, hip vibe and of course, the easy access to transportation,â€ť said
Matthew Edvardsen, Director of Asset Management & Acquisitions and
Principal of Spinnaker Real Estate Partners.
Amenities for both commercial tenants and residents include
a roof deck with Long Island Sound views offering games, hammocks, an oversized
water feature with an industrial fountain, grills and club room; gym and studio
fitness space; private conference rooms; and an inviting lobby with a big
screen TV, overstuffed chairs and cafĂ© tables.
GameChangeSolar has offices in Ireland, Switzerland, Spain,
China and India