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Commuter’s Delight

Commuter’s Delight

In search of office or retail space with access to New Haven in one direction and NYC in the other? Look no further than Leifer Properties commercial leases for rent in Westport, Connecticut. The company has time-saving properties near the Metro North Railroad station as well as access to the major thruway I-95. With a variety of buildings and office styles close to prime commutable destinations, these spaces will appeal to a variety of clients. Highlighted below are our most accommodating options.

1720 Post Road East is a two building office complex conveniently located close to I-95. It offers quaint yet modern suites and executive offices for rent in Westport. Fireplaces, sky lights and outdoor dining are included in this location.

1276 Post Road East/One Turkey Hill Road South is a mixed use retail and office building with close proximity to I-95. There are over-sized windows, cathedral ceilings, and a truly inviting lobby.

If you are looking for access to exit 18 off I-95, 728 Post Road East is minutes away. It is a general office and medical building with abundant glass and light.

228 Saugatuck Avenue is a modern office space adjacent to Metro North railroad station and the I-95 entrance and exit. Clients will enjoy soaring ceilings, a granite and cherry paneled lobby, and water views.

And, if looking for a walk to and from the Metro North station, 15 Ketchum Street is only blocks away. This quite property is located in a happening area of Westport’s Saugatuck Center.

Discover Leifer Properties spaces for lease in Westport at these convenient commutable locations!

 

Historic yet Modern

Historic yet Modern

Leifer Properties headquarters at 36 Church Lane, is the hub for all Westport commercial office space leasing. The 4500 square foot building is a prime location downtown, and holds a great deal of history. In 1799 it was constructed as a home for Lieutenant Samuel Morehouse. And, from 1946 until 2006 it served as the Headquarters of the American Red Cross’ Mid-Fairfield County Chapter.

Leifer Properties purchased the real estate from the Red Cross and did a great deal of renovation. First off, they painstakingly restored the exterior of the structure. There is an interesting garden, slate roof, and private parking for tenants and clients. The interiors design is cutting edge modern, and includes the latest high-tech amenities such as video conferencing and display facilities. Glass walls, huge skylights, stainless steel staircases illuminated by blue LED lights, radiant heated floors, and glass as well as stainless steel fireplaces, are highlighted designs. These minimalist details create a striking yet peaceful ambiance for those looking to rent commercial property in Westport.

Currently, in addition to being the Leifer Properties home, Seven Point Partners, Bridgeton Group and High Cape Partners are tenants. With its proximity to all the best shops and restaurants, 36 Church Lane is a special space downtown where many of Westport’s commercial real estate leases are officially signed.

A Breath of Fresh Air

As we prepare to say goodbye to snow and hello to spring you may want to consider commercial property for rent in Westport that allows you to spend part of your day outdoors. Leifer Properties offers many spaces for lease in Westport that provide special features which enable you to embrace the sunshine and smell the roses!

Whether you are greeting clients or giving yourself a minute to sit and take in the fresh air, covered front porches are beautiful and relaxing. Our locations at 25 and 27 Imperial Avenue as well as 181 Post Road West showcase these rental office perks.

If porches aren’t your preference but you crave a deck or the ability to host a lunch outside with coworkers, 253 Post Road West and 1720 Post Road East are nice options. And spring river views can’t be beat so be sure to check out 225 Main Street, 32 Imperial Avenue, and 228 Saugatuck Avenue.

Our commercial retail spaces allow for relaxing outside options for their customers at 131 Post Road East when they drink tea at Arogya, 1330 Post Road East as they grab a bite to eat at Tengda, or meet up with friends at Sconset Square and relax on the sidewalk benches at Le Penguin.

No matter which outdoor environment suits your personal and professional interests, Leifer Properties is sure to find you a Westport real estate lease that welcomes in spring in style.

Shop Local

Amazon may be taking over the online retail world, but here in our little neck of the woods, we Westporters are dedicated to our local shops. There is constant buzz about exciting new retailers and an appreciation for our longstanding stores. And this is what Leifer Properties has always been about, investing in and supporting retail opportunities in our unique town. Our goal is to give brands who have found a home in Westport the opportunity to shine.

The building 111-131 Post Road East, right in the heart of downtown, holds some of the finest Westport real estate leases.  Adjacent to Main Street, these properties have intricate moldings, skylights, soaring cathedral ceilings, and over-sized windows. The steel and concrete constructed properties are painted various colors and are adorned with unique moldings, trims, and window designs. This character evokes the imagery of European building design, especially influenced by Salzberg, Austria’s streetscape. Included in retail leases, tenants are provided with private underground garage parking, which is a rare perk in downtown!

The companies who move in to this space for lease in Westport on Post Road will have high-end sophisticated neighbors such as Specs of Westport, Cotelac, West, Cherie Greene Designs, Arogya, Ring2Media, and Fabrikant to name a few. There is even a large 1065 sq ft open retail space available immediately to rent.

 Let’s keep retailers here to stay by shopping local and supporting all those that rent commercial in Westport.

 

 

Location, Location, Location – 225 Main Street

Location, Location, Location…and Brilliant Features

Only a half block from downtown’s busy shops and restaurants, the Leifer Properties building at 225 Main Street is the perfect commercial property for rent in Westport you’ve been searching for! Coveted for being in the happening area of town, it also boasts beautiful views overlooking the Saugatuck River in the rear and access to Veterans Green in the front.

A few special features of the building exterior include masonry construction and oversized windows. Not to mention the newly installed heated front sidewalks, the perfect necessity for these cold winter months; both for safety and comfort! Also newly installed, in an effort to achieve a more environmentally responsible and efficient building, are LED lights and a converted heating system, taking the building from electric to natural gas.

Of the available 300-1500 sq ft tenant spaces, three in particular have recently been renovated with beautiful floors and décor. One brand new interior office was even cleverly outfitted with specially lit “windows” that provide the sensation of real sunlight. All tenants have access to private parking, both for themselves and their guests; a true luxury in this downtown location!

Leasing a space at 225 Main Street, you will join a well-rounded group of professionals including doctors, dentists, lawyers, counselors, nutritionists and more. So take advantage of the convenience, be in-the-know, and get your Westport office space for lease today at 225 Main Street!

One Turkey Hill, Modern Interior finishes with a Traditional Exterior

Driving by One Turkey Hill Road South, also known as 1276 Post Road East, Westporters can see a commercial property for lease in Westport with a mix of retail and professional space. The 15,000 square foot location has inviting lobbies and offices with oversized windows and cathedral ceilings. Current tenants are an eclectic mix of professionals including architects, entrepreneurs, therapists, attorneys, accountants, marketers, and retailers.

What Westporters may not know is the story behind this historical locale. The building was actually the headquarters of the Sports Car Club of America. Started in Westport in the early 1940’s, the SCCA was formed to be a member motorsports organization for both club and professional events. Actively involved was well-known American entrepreneur and sportsman Briggs Cunningham. Cunningham was featured on the cover of Time magazine, owned the 1st Ferrari, built the Chrysler C-4R racing car, competed in a 24 hour auto race called Le Mans, and held an American Cup title from 1958. He was married to Lucy Bedford, daughter of Standard Oil heir F.T. Bedford, also notable members of the Westport community. Now 60,000 members strong, the SCCA is located in Topeka, Kansas after 30 years in Denver, Colorado.

Some Westport office space for lease at 1276 Post Road East has the original Mansion wood floors that have been expertly refinished. We believe Mr. Cunningham, along with prominent Westport auto racer and SCCA member for over 30 years, Paul Newman, would have been proud of our appreciation for this building and desire to share its’ history with our tenants and fellow Westporters.

Leifer Properties sponsors the Westport Historical Society Annual Holiday House Tour

As a 38 year sponsor of the Westport Historical Society, Leifer Properties is committed to supporting prominent and meaningful organizations in town. Founded in 1889, this organization works to educate, preserve and celebrate the history of Westport, Connecticut.

This past weekend, Leifer Properties sponsored their annual holiday house tour on December 10, 2017, which highlighted homes that showcase how modern families can adapt historic properties for 21st Century living. Honoring the 31st anniversary of this event, these 18th and 19th Century homes were on view with beautiful seasonal decor. To create a memorable holiday experience for the near 400 guests, there was also an opportunity for local shopping, treats such as hot cider and cookies, and festive music. It is also heartening to see that some of the wonderful tenants at Leifer Properties, such as The Tailored Home, were sponsors of this worthy Westport event.

In 1979, Leifer Properties won the Historical Preservation Award for saving, renovating, and converting the Assumption Church’s former convent building on Riverside Avenue into Westport’s first condominiums. This came to fruition after a proposal to the Planning and Zoning Commission that condominium ownership would be a good idea for Westport to adopt, especially to preserve larger historically significant older structures, such as what became The Convent Condominiums.

Over the years, the company has been awarded the Post Road Beautification Award and the Westport Society’s Historical Preservation Award six subsequent times for various adaptive repurposing renovation projects on Sylvan Road South, Imperial Avenue, and Church Lane.

“We are fortunate to live in a town with such rich history, including when George Washington stopped in at the then Disbrow Tavern on Church Lane in 1775 on his way South during the Revolution. We applaud the work of the Historical Society so that future generations can learn and appreciate the evolution of our special town,” said Roger Leifer

 

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Local Artist Drew Klotz featured at Leifer Properties

Leifer Properties proudly features artwork by Fairfield County artist Drew Klotz, whose early interest in the aerodynamics of flight directed his creative talents to unique kinetic sculptures. Drew’s artwork caught the eye of Roger Leifer about 8 years ago while he was visiting the Bruce Museum Art Show in Greenwich with his sculptor friend Gary Trazek (Kineticsteelcom). After viewing Drew’s brightly painted high quality enamel kinetic sculptures revolve and dance with the wind, he felt these works of art would look great in front of some of his properties and also wanted to provide public artwork for Westporters to enjoy as they travel around town.

To find the perfect visible locations for the works Drew would design, Roger toured some of his properties with Drew and his wife, fine artist Audrey Moffley Klotz. Joining them on this tour were Gary Trazek from Miami and Jim Martin (jimmartinsculpture.com) from California, artist friends whose work he already owns.

Drew had one work that consisted of circles on both ends of 2 rotating swiveling arms, and Roger asked if he could re-design that particular piece to be displayed at Leifer Properties medical center, The Willows, on Kings Highway North. Drew did some sketches with female and male symbols, fabricated the piece, and installed it at the location. Then an amazing thing happened. Approximately 6 months later, Yale Fertility Center (yalefertilitycntr.com) was looking for a location in Westport, and decided on The Willows. Roger now believes, “If you build it, they will come!” With the male and female symbols dancing in the wind in front of their center, you have the miracles of modern science in the shadow of Drew Klotz’s whimsical sculpture.

Over the years, Roger has received many positive comments about Drew’s work from tenants at all his locations as well as Westport residents and visitors to town. Westport is a community that truly values art and design, and Leifer Properties is proud to bring more public outdoor highly visible works of “Happy Art”.​

Leifer Properties along with David Adam Realty purchase of Sconset Square

This past summer Leifer Properties, along with David Adam Realty, purchased Sconset Square in downtown Westport. Once known as Sherwood Square, the location is centered around a parking lot on Myrtle Avenue and has some of the community’s most desirable décor boutiques and one sophisticated french bistro. Notable tenants include Bungalow, HB Home, Swoon, The Concept Gallery / Kerri Rosenthal, White Birch Studio, and Le Penguin. Being one of the town’s premier interior design destination, it is no surprise we are committed to maintaining the highest quality aesthetic. Our recent installation of beautiful fall ‘mums’ and freshly painted bright blue benches outside the restaurant create a welcoming environment to those shopping in the square or strolling down Post Road. While our commitment to impeccable landscaping and structural improvements is strong, the flagpole from a yacht owned by former owner B.V. Brooks will keep its noteworthy spot. Sconset Square will remain an important locale to work, shop and dine in downtown Westport.

Leifer Properties Welcomes Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Foundation to Westport

Newman's Own - All Profits to Charity

The Hole in the Wall Foundation, founded by former Westporter Paul Newman, funds and supports camps for seriously ill children around the world. It recently relocated into Leifer Properties’ building located at 228 Saugatuck Avenue. The Foundation, which had previously been based in New Haven, CT, found its ideal new headquarters location overlooking the water at Indian River Green, a minute walk from the Westport Metro North Station and steps to the I-95 access point. Leifer Properties customized the space, with perimeter window walls in every office and a large Boardroom, for their requirements, including the installation of a full kitchen, and up to date IT facilities. This tenancy brought full circle the relationship between the two organizations, as Roger Leifer worked with Paul Newman four years ago building Newman’s first and only restaurant, The Dressing Room, adjacent to the Westport Playhouse. Last year the Hole in the Wall Camps helped out over 400,000 children around the world, bringing joy and hope to those suffering from cancer and other serious illnesses.

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