Paul Roy of North Haven-based H. Pearce Commercial Real Estate recently brokered the $690,000 sale of 95 Main St. in Meriden.

A buyer working through a Hartford broker purchased the building, which had a roster of six retail tenants and six residential tenants, after seven months of extensions and deliberations. The largest retail space of 2,000 square feet was divided for a take-out restaurant.

H. Pearce Commercial Real Estate, which specializes in Connecticut’s central, south-central and Shoreline markets, operates offices in North Haven and Rocky Hill. Commercial property offerings can be found on the company’s Web site at

CBRE Honored

CB Richard Ellis, which bills itself as the world’s leading commercial real estate services firm, took home top honors in the New York/Westchester/Fairfield County Region at this year’s Awards Gala held by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. The event took place on Nov. 16 at the Wing Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

CBRE earned the coveted “Leasing Deal of the Year” award in both Westchester and Fairfield counties for its role in AllianceBernstein’s commitment to 210,000 square feet of space at 1 North Lexington Ave. in White Plains, N.Y., and for RBS Greenwich Capital’s 85,000-square-foot lease at 659 East Main St. in Stamford. The firm also took home the “Most Creative Lease Deal of the Year” award for its role in Legg Mason’s commitment to over 200,000 square feet of space at 100 First Stamford Place in Stamford.

In the AllianceBernstein transaction, CBRE’s New York City team of Robert Alexander, David Block, Howard Fiddle, Chris Mansfield and Matthew Saker worked closely with William Cuddy and Hilarie Siles of CBRE’s Westchester/Fairfield operations in arranging the 15-year renewal and expansion on behalf of AllianceBernstein and the landlord.

Robert Martin of CB Richard Ellis’ New York City office provided consulting to RBS Greenwich Capital on the 85,000-square-foot lease at 659 East Main Ave. in Stamford.

In the Legg Mason deal, Kenneth Rapp, Doug Marlow, Chris Mansfield and Casey Hirschhorn of CBRE’s Midtown Manhattan office worked in collaboration with Tom Pajolek of the firm’s Connecticut operations in structuring the lease extension on behalf of Legg Mason Inc.

Last year, the firm was recognized by NAIOP by being awarded the “Leasing Deal of the Year” in both Fairfield and Westchester counties for its role in Vertrue Inc.’s lease at 20 Glover Ave. in Norwalk and Triarc Cos.’ commitment at 800 Westchester Ave. in Rye Brook, N.Y.

Comfort Backs Pilot Program

The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford will soon be filled with music as it kicks off a 13-week pilot music program in January 2007 developed by the Stamford Symphony.

Jodi Gutierrez, vice president of property management for New York-based George Comfort & Sons, presented a $10,000 check to help fund the new pilot program at a recent Stamford Chamber of Commerce event hosted at High Ridge Park Corporate Center in Stamford. High Ridge was purchased by George Comfort & Sons, in partnership with Angelo Gordon’s Core Plus Fund, in 2003 – the firm’s first foray into the Connecticut market.

Stamford Mayor Dannel P. Malloy was on hand to represent the city and to show his support of the new program. The city’s Community Arts Partnership Program also has donated funds to the music appreciation program.

There will be 120 children, ages 6 to 8, benefiting from 45-minute music lessons taught weekly by Stamford Symphony musicians.