Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is pleased to announce that RSR Partners is relocating its corporate headquarters to the newly repositioned 600 Steamboat building in Greenwich. The building’s transformation into a first-rate office mirrored the company’s desire to project its rapid growth as a leading firm in its industry.
The executive recruiting firm inked a 9,412-square-foot lease and is the first tenant to take advantage of the new amenities offered by arguably the most prominent piece of real estate outside of Manhattan. The firm occupies 5,537 square feet of space in its current location in Greenwich.
“GRC Realty’s high standards have made 600 Steamboat one of the best office buildings in Fairfield County and we are pleased to be its first tenant,” said Russ Reynolds, chief executive officer of RSR Partners. “We are excited about the prospect of moving into our new space in the fall, and maintaining our presence in Greenwich since 1993.”
Built in 1972, the 180,000-square-foot building at 600 Steamboat has undergone a massive renovation by its owner GRC Realty. The Class A office building features 450 covered parking spaces, food service and waterfront location on Greenwich Harbor. The office’s proximity is two tenths of a mile from the Metro-North train station and has easy access to Interstate 95.
“As one of the premier board and leadership recruiting firms in the country, RSR Partners has worked with many of the leading companies in Connecticut. This is an exciting period for our company as we have expanded our reach and capabilities to meet the changing needs of our clients,” said Barrett Stephens, chief operating officer of RSR Partners. “It was important for us to have our headquarters represent our commitment to quality and excellence in everything we do.”
Renovations on 600 Steamboat continue, and they include new windows, roof, and newly refinished lobby along with upgrades to the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. The building formerly served as the headquarters for General Reinsurance Corporation.
James Ritman, managing director with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, represented RSR Partners in the lease negotiations. Jones Lang LaSalle represented the owner in the deal.
About RSR Partners
RSR Partners is one of the premier retained board and executive recruiting firms. Founded by one of the industry icons, Russell S. Reynolds, Jr., RSR Partners is based in Greenwich, CT, with offices in New York, Chicago, Cleveland, and Los Angeles. The firm has been advising CEOs and boards on director and C-suite recruiting, succession planning, and talent assessment on a global scale. RSR Partners has deep practice areas in financial services, private equity, consumer, industrial, sports, and education.
About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
A part of BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP), Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the largest commercial real estate service firms in the U.S. It brings together the strategic consultative approach to creating value for clients and leading position in the New York market that are hallmarks of Newmark; the complementary strengths of Grubb & Ellis in leasing and management, investment sales, valuation and capital markets services; and BGC’s financial strength, proprietary technology, expertise in global capital markets and deep relationships with many of the world’s leading financial institutions.
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, together with its affiliates and London-based partner Knight Frank, employs more than 11,000 professionals, operating from more than 300 offices in established and emerging property markets on five continents. This major force in real estate is meeting the local and global needs of tenants, owners, investors and developers worldwide.