Insurance co. renews lease in New England

Maintains 3-floor presence

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Three years in advance of its lease expiration, Odyssey America Reinsurance Co. has renewed its 101,619-square-foot lease for 15 additional years at First Stamford Place in Stamford, Conn. The value of the transaction was not disclosed. First Stamford Place is a three-building, 810,000-square-foot office complex, located at I-95's exit 7. OdysseyRe, an insurance underwriter, will remain in its fifth-, sixth- and seventh-floor space through 2022. The firm has also signed a short-term lease agreement for an additional 15,000 square feet of swing space to accommodate employees that have to be relocated while the firm's existing space is refurbished. CB Richard Ellis represented OdysseyRe in this transaction. The building's owner, W&M Properties, recently renovated the common corridors, restrooms, elevator cabs and fitness center, and built a multimedia conference center with wireless Internet access. *** What's your opinion? Send your Letter to the Editor to