The Landis Group Brings on 35-Year Industry Veteran Thomas Izzo at 400 Atlantic Street in Stamford, CT
STAMFORD, CT (September 6, 2012) – The Landis Group, a leading real estate development and management firm, today announced the hiring of Thomas Izzo to serve as Senior Real Estate Manager for 400 Atlantic Street, the company’s premierClass A office tower located across from the Stamford Train Station.
A 35-year industry veteran, Izzo’s extensive work experience includes large corporate mission critical sites as well as medium- sized business environments. He has managed several Class A portfolios totaling over a million square feet.
“I have known Tom for years and we are extremely lucky to secure his solution-oriented, strong analytical and problem-solving talents for 400 Atlantic,” said Scott Landis, Principal at The Landis Group. “Tom is an expert in the Connecticut real estate market and I can think of no one better to help us achieve our goals for this property.”
Most recently, Izzo was Director of Facilities for the Greenwich YMCA, where he managed the day-to-day facilities operations of Greenwich YMCA, a 100,000-square-foot facility undergoing a $30-million dollar renovation. As Senior Vice President of Property Management at Antares Real Estate Services, he had fiduciary oversight of a commercial office-building portfolio consisting of approximately two million square feet of Class A buildings, a 450-unit condominium conversion, and a four-star hotel, The Inn at National Hall in Westport.
While at Cushman and Wakefield of Connecticut, Izzo managed the 1.2-million-square-foot UBS North American headquarters, a mission-critical office complex in Stamford, which at the time was the site of the largest trading floor in the world, seating approximately 1,500 traders. Also for Cushman, he was Property Manager for The Greenwich American Center, a 600,000-square-foot office building on a 185-acre campus in Greenwich. Additional work experience includes stints at The Galbreath Company and W&M Properties of Connecticut, Inc.
Past President of the Southern Connecticut Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), in 2010, Izzo became an honorary life member of BOMA Connecticut in 2010. He is one of only two individuals to have received this distinction.
Izzo was also recognized with the2000 Building of the Year award for UBS North American Headquarters in Stamford; the 2002 Cushman and Wakefield New York Area Achievement Award for Engineering Excellence; 2009 Building of the Year award for 100 West Putnam Ave in Greenwich; and the 2010 BOMA Member of the Year honor.
“I started my career in the boiler room so I know all about the inner workings of buildings and 400 Atlantic is one property that was built to last,” said Izzo. “It’s a solid asset and stands alone in the marketplace with its prominent location and exceptional features.”
Stamford’s preeminent business address, 400 Atlantic is a 15-story, 500,000-square-foot Class A office building that was originally conceived and constructed as Champion Paper's world headquarters. Highlighted by a dramatic lobby entrance and public spaces, expansive 37,000-square-foot highly flexible floor plates, elegant interior staircases and sweeping views of Long Island Sound, the high-caliber tenant roster includes UBS, American Express, The Santander Group and Harman Kardon.
Located just 35 minutes from Manhattan, 400 Atlantic Street is across the street from the Stamford Metro-North Rail Station and adjacent to Interstate 95. Each of the building’s light flooded floors presents an opportunity for eight spacious corner offices, while the center core construction allows for the most efficient space planning. Tenants also benefit from the presence of numerous on-site amenities, including an indoor connected garage, in-building fitness center, and full-service lobby cafeteria.
The site was recently awarded theU.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) prestigious Energy Star recognition, the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection. Commercial buildings that earn Energy Star recognition use 35 percent less energy and generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation.
Earlier this year, The Landis Group launched a program to enhance 400 Atlantic Street’s overall energy-efficiency in an effort to attain the Energy Star certification and pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the building. The group assembled an in-house “green team” to incorporate numerous sustainable initiatives in addition to cost-cutting and energy savings strategies such as changes in electrical usage, fuel/gas consumption and hardscape management.
Currently, there is 40,000 square feet of premier space available with the ability to expand. The CBRE team of David Block and Steven Greenbush is the exclusive leasing agent for the building.
About The Landis Group
The Landis Group has developed, owned or operated in excess of 20 million square feet of Class A real estate across the Northeast since its founding in 1967. The firm developed the landmark Carnegie Center, a 560-acre mixed-use development which includes 5.5 million square feet of office space, 1,100 residential units, 500 hotel rooms as well as the 370,000-square-foot Princeton Market Fair Mall.