Norwalk Chamber to present ‘real estate outlook’ forum

The SoNo Collection, as seen recently from Oyster Shell Park.

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format it was sent:


2nd Annual Fairfield County Real Estate Outlook Set for April 5th

Moderated by Eric Bernheim, Esq. of Halloran & Sage LLP

Westport, Conn. (March 23rd, 2018) – The second annual Fairfield County Real Estate Outlook set for Tues., April 5th will feature an esteemed group of panelists who will provide insights on real estate developments including the SoNo Collection, the Downtown Darien Project, and the proposed mixed-use development for East Norwalk’s historic hat factory. The event, sponsored by the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce and the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce, will be held at The Shorehaven Golf Club, 14 Canfield Ave., Norwalk, and will begin at 8am with breakfast and networking.

Eric Bernheim, Esq. of Halloran & Sage LLP, will moderate the panel discussion.  Bernheim oversees Halloran & Sage’s Westport, Conn. Land Use and Real Estate Practice Group, which handles all real estate, zoning, land use and real estate litigation matters.

“Fairfield county real estate continues to thrive,” Bernheim said. “These progressive real estate projects maximize the use of existing real estate to bolster the economy, create jobs, and further enhance the offerings of our local communities.”

Esteemed panelists include:

  • Doug Adams, General Growth Properties’ Senior Director of Development, will offer insight on the construction of the 700,000+ square foot retail center, best known as the SoNo Collection. Anticipated as the last mall ever to be built, the SoNo Collection will be a vibrant, upscale shopping center strengthening a once-vacant city space.
  • Jessica Curtis, Senior Managing Director of Newmark Knight Frank, will discuss strategic growth opportunities for expanding restaurant brands. To meet the real estate trend of creating lifestyle centers that offer multiple restaurant options, Curtis partners her restaurant clients with landlords who desire a non-traditional approach to food, beverage and entertainment.
  • R. David Genovese, CEO of Baywater Properties and co-developer of the Downtown Darien Project, will discuss the project’s residential, retail and recreational opportunities, which are focused on designing a walkable community with classic charm featuring emerging retailers, restaurants and housing.
  • Kim Morque, Principal and President of Norwalk-based Spinnaker Real Estate Partners’, will address the company’s proposal to rejuvenate the renowned hat factory adjacent to the East Norwalk train station. This proposed mixed-use development project would convert the area into a transit-oriented district offering retail and housing.


The Fairfield County Real Estate Outlook will be valuable for developers, lenders, retail tenants, and investors. Seats can be reserved for $30 by emailing or calling either Chamber office. The Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce can be reached via phone at (203) 866-2521 or [email protected] The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce can be reached at (203) 227-9234 or [email protected]


Halloran & Sage LLP

Founded in 1935, Halloran & Sage LLP is a full service law firm with offices located in Westport, Hartford, Danbury, Middletown, New Haven, New London, and Washington, D.C. The Firm delivers a team-based service approach to a diverse client portfolio, which includes government entities, public and private universities, non-profit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, closely held businesses, and institutional and private investors.




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Piberman March 24, 2018 at 10:19 am

US Census data tell the dismal story. As do Zillow properties for sale. Developers see another direction.

Rick March 25, 2018 at 10:37 am

Will Doug Adams be staying on with the new owners of the mall or will be moving on?

shopping center ? A far cry what it has to be to work, right now the question is how stupid can GGP make Norwalkers look ? Term lifestyle mall is used among the professionals whats its going to be?

This is insulting to think anyone can still sell this mall as a success when all hell is ready to break loose on GGP with Brookfield or Ackerman.

I suggest Halloran & Sage LLP get the Wall st delivered to your door next week your credibility on this event is lacking insight.

Tolls are coming along with new outlet malls factors that will hurt Norwalks Sono collection just ask Doug. Until this year an outlet mall could not open within 60 miles of each other a court case just ended that deal. Simon group just paid a million dollar fine and the courts broke the scam up. You now can have an outlet mall in Bridgeport and Stamford and still have the one in Clinton and the Bronx no more 60 mile rule the courts decided.

People who have moved in and then out of Norwalk-based Spinnaker properties shows there is much to be desired with the properties built.

Give us some facts like how many sq feet of business property in Norwalk is empty, and how much is being built. Show us your expertise we will show you ours.

All companies are great until they go bankrupt some like GGP for the second time.

Rick March 29, 2018 at 1:29 pm

Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce , is this still on? Doug Adams and the 700 GGP employees in Chicago according to an article are wondering about their jobs right now.

This is what Norwalk needs a room full of lawyers talking about Norwalks future.

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