Hartford Business Journal

May 31, 2021

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2 HARTFORDBUSINESS.COM | MAY 31, 2021 Biz Briefs HartfordBusiness.com | (860) 236-9998 Editorial Greg Bordonaro | Editor, ext. 139, gbordonaro@hartfordbusiness.com Matt Pilon | News Editor, ext. 143, mpilon@hartfordbusiness.com Beats: Real Estate/Economic Development, Banking & Finance and Government Liese Klein | Staff Writer, ext. 127, lklein@hartfordbusiness.com Beats: Health Care, Bioscience and Government Sean Teehan | Staff Writer, ext. 145, steehan@hartfordbusiness.com Beats: Manufacturing, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Technology, Higher Education and Transportation Zachary Vasile | Web Editor, ext. 128 zvasile@hartfordbusiness.com Beat: Energy Tim Doyle | Lead Researcher Heide Martin | Research Assistant Steve Laschever | Photographer Business Tom Curtin | Publisher, ext. 124, tcurtin@hartfordbusiness.com Christina Zuraw | Events Coordinator, ext. 134, czuraw@hartfordbusiness.com David Hartley | Senior Accounts Manager, ext. 130, dhartley@HartfordBusiness.com Daniel Schilke | Senior Accounts Manager, ext. 135, dschilke@HartfordBusiness.com Valerie Clark | Director of Audience Development, ext. 332 Jill Coran | Human Resources Manager Megan Mason | Operations Assistant, mmason@hartfordbusiness.com Production Christie Novotny | Production Director, ext. 147 cnovotny@hartfordbusiness.com Peter Stanton | CEO, pstanton@nebusinessmedia.com Tom Curtin | President, ext. 124, tcurtin@hartfordbusiness.com Mary Rogers | COO/CFO, mrogers@nebusinessmedia.com Joe Zwiebel | Founding Publisher Subscriptions Annual subscriptions are $96.00. 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Postmaster: Please send address changes to: Hartford Business Journal P.O Box 330 Congers, NY 10920-9894 Anthem, Inc. seeks IT Quality Control Advisor in Wallingford, CT to develop testing strategy and master test plan to support testing objectives. Apply at www. jobpostingtoday. com Ref # 96353. B lue Back Square, West Hartford's posh mixed-use development, has been sold to a new ownership group. Greenwich-based Charter Realty & Development Corp., which also manages Evergreen's Walk in South Windsor, said it has teamed with Miami-based Rialto Capital Management to purchase the 450,000-square-foot office, medical, residential and retail center, located adjacent to West Hartford Center. A sales price was not immediately available. Charter bought the property at 65 Memorial Road from Starwood Retail Partners, which has owned the mixed-use development since 2013. Starwood originally purchased it for $104.9 million, property records show. Blue Back Square is anchored by Crate & Barrel, Cinepolis Cinemas, West Elm and Barnes & Noble, and also has several upscale restaurants and retailers such as The Cheesecake Factory, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, and World of Beer. West Hartford's Blue Back Square sold Blue Back Square is a mixed-use 450,000-square-foot office, medical, residential and retail center. PHOTO | HBJ FILE PHOTO | HBJ FILE Goodwin President Mark Scheinberg. East Hartford-based Goodwin University has completed a $32 million acquisition of most of the University of Bridgeport's real estate and academic programs. The U.S. Department of Education, Connecticut Office of Higher Education and New England Commission of Higher Education all approved the deal, under which UB will function as an independent institution with its own leadership and board of trustees under Goodwin's ownership. Goodwin University is led by its founder and President Mark Scheinberg. Goodwin finalizes $32M Univ. of Bridgeport acquisition ProPark wins downtown Hartford parking contract Hartford-based ProPark Mobility has won a public contract to operate seven downtown parking garages. Board members of the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) voted earlier this month to award the five-year contract, which totals nearly 7,700 parking spots, to ProPark. The garages covered by the contract include the Connecticut Convention Center and three other facilities in Adriaen's Landing — the Morgan and Church street garages and soon-to-be-opened Bushnell South garage. ProPark, which has already been operating the Church Street garage adjacent to the XL Center, bested three other final bidders, including Hartford-based competitor LAZ Parking, which had previously held the contract for the Adriaen's Landing facilities and the 3,683 total parking spaces they contain. Bidding was competitive, CRDA board members said, with ProPark offering to charge CRDA no parking management fee over the five years, producing savings of more than $447,000 compared to the expiring contracts.

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