Lions Den Coffee Opens in Simsbury

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Lions Den Coffee Shop is now OPEN at their second location in Simsbury! Chris Edge of Amodio & Co. Real Estate had the pleasure of representing Lion’s Den on this lease and their continued expansion.

As exclusive tenant rep for Lions Den Coffee, Chris Edge of Amodio & Co Real Estate, is pleased to announce the recent expansion into Drake Hill Mall at 712 Hopmeadow, Simsbury, CT. Lions Den Coffee will lease 2,400 sf in space formerly occupied by Ana’s Kitchen. The storefront will be transformed with glass-panel accordian-style doors to create an open feel, with many changes planned for the interior. The retail plaza is anchored by Fitzgerald’s Foods Grocery and CVS Pharmacy, along with co-tenants Jersey Mike’s, TD Bank and Webster Bank.

CCIM Connecticut Chapter Holds a Successful Mid-Year CRE Symposium

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The CCIM Connecticut Chapter hosted their annual Mid-Year Symposium May 16, 2022 at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT. The event titled: “Connecticut: The State of the State” focused on the CRE outlook in Connecticut: where we are, where we are going, and how to prepare your CRE for rising rates and inflation. The event will feature keynote speaker K.C. Conway, MAI, CRE, CCIM, Red Shoe Economics. Panelists included Thomas LaSalvia, Senior Economist, Moody’s Analytics; Brad Hutensky, Principal, Hutensky Capital Partners; and Ken Girardin, Director of Policy & Research, The Yankee Institute. The panel will be moderated by CCIM board member & instructor Stan Gniazdowski, CRE, CCIM. 

Eric Amodio, CCIM Pins Stephanie Romano Shaw, CCIM at Charlotte, NC Mid-Year Governance Meeting

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(Left to Right) Stan Gniazdowski, CCIM, CRE; Stephanie Romano, CCIM;
Eric Amodio, CCIM; Gus Ryer, CCIM

The Connecticut CCIM Chapter is pleased to announce that Stephanie Romano Shaw, CCIM on her recent passing of the CCIM exam, and officially becoming a CCIM designee! Many years of hard work, long hours, much travel and countless transaction deals has led her to this day. Stephanie was pinned at the recent spring governance meetings in Charlotte, North Carolina by CT Chapter President Eric Amodio, CCIM. Also present to congratulate her was immediate past president of the Connecticut CCIM chapter and first regional VP Gus Ryer, CCIM, along with past president, instructor, and current board member Stanley Gniazdowski, CRE, CCIM. Our chapter is proud and lucky to have you lead us next year! We wish Stephanie many years of success.

Connecticut CCIM Chapter Holds Successful Case Study Mixer at Quarry Walk Development

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April 28, 2022

Oxford, CT

The Connecticut CCIM Chapter recently held a successful case study and mixer event at Quarry Walk in Oxford, Connecticut. The event pulled nearly 50 real estate professionals from across the state and was held in the gorgeous “Residences at Quarry Walk”. Attendees enjoyed an intimate discussion with developer Tom Haynes and Kathy Ekstrom, Development Manager for Haynes Group. They spoke on how the project came to be and struggles along the way, including the complete destruction by fire of the residence building just prior to occupancy. The group also learned how CCIM CI102 concepts and tools were applied in making the Quarry Walk development a success. The group also learned how CCIM board member and instructor, Stanley Gnizadowski, CRE, CCIM, played a major role showing the market demand and feasibility for such a project of this scale. Discussion highlighted the vibrant retail, medical and office tenant mix and how the project created an exciting town center for Oxford. The event concluded with tours of several luxury residential units available for lease. 

Amodio & Co Welcomes Frank Amodio, Jr to the Team

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(Left to right) Eric Amodio, MBA, CCIM; Frank Amodio, Sr, CCIM; Frank Amodio, Jr.

Amodio & Co Real Estate welcomes Frank Amodio, Jr. to the commercial brokerage team. Frank brings over two decades of experience in commercial warehousing, storage & logistics to his client roster.

CT CCIM Chapter Holds Self Storage Breakfast Panel

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The CT Chapter CCIM Inc., led by chapter President Eric Amodio, CCIM, MBA, held a sold-out panel breakfast discussion April 5, 2022 at Country Club Of Waterbury that consisted of self-storage experts with moderators, Jeff Ryer, CCIM, SIOR and Tom Hill Panelists:  Connie Neville Patrick A. Lemp, MAI Richard Evans and Dick Bettencourt with MakoRabco.

(Left to right) Micheal Guidicelli, CCIM, SIOR; Frank Amodio, Sr, CCIM;
Tom Hill III, CCIM, SIOR; Eric Amodio, MBA, CCIM

CT CCIM to host CI102 Course – April 18-21, 2022

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Connecticut CCIM Chapter to Hold CI 102 Designation Course April 18-21, 2022

The Connecticut CCIM Chapter to hold CI 102 on April 18-21, 2022 at Goodwin University in East Hartford, CT taught by chapter member Stan Gniazdowski, CRE, CCIM. CI 102 is the second core course in the four course designation series; equally suited for those seeking the CCIM designation, as well as any CRE professional looking to hone their site selection skills. Note: this course has been substantially updated this year, with changes implemented by CCIM Tech Committee at the Institute in Chicago. 

One of CCIM’s most innovative core courses, CI 102 shows you how to deploy “big data” and the most advanced digital tools to assess critical issues like market demand, location facility, and supply-chain strategy. CI 102 students have learned BAO mapping and data analytics to help their clients select store locations; others used Tapestry Segmentation to determine demand for apartment properties. In CI 102 you’ll work with four case studies covering each of the major property types: office, industrial, multifamily, and retail.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • apply Market and Competitive Analysis, Political and Legal Analysis, Location and Site Analysis, and Financial Analysis to make fundamental investment decisions;
  • perform state-of-the-art geospatial analyses; and
  • forecast future demand and opportunities for investment.

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Amodio & Co Wins 3 CT CCIM 2021 DealMaker Awards

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1/13/2022 – Branford, CT

Frank Amodio, CCIM took home two awards; Industrial Sale for the property at 100 Marketing Way, Suffield, CT and Office Lease, for the property at 17 Farmington Avenue, Plainville, CT.

Eric Amodio, CCIM won the Multifamily Award for the sale of 38-50 Main Street, New Britain, CT.

The Connecticut Chapter of CCIM hosted the event at Stony Creek Brewery with catering by Smokin’ with Chris BBQ. The event was a great success to kick-off the year, bringing together chapter members, sponsors, and guests for a fun night of networking, award recognition and 2022 officer/director installation.

Full list of 2021 CCIM DealMaker Award winners included:

Land Lease: Steve Patten, CCIM

Office Sale: Steve Patten, CCIM

Retail Lease: Steve Patten, CCIM

Retail Sale: Bryan Atherton, CCIM, SIOR

Industrial Lease: Stephanie Romano Shaw 

Land Sale: Carl Russell, CCIM, SIOR

Multifamily Sale: Eric Amodio, CCIM

Office Lease: Frank Amodio, CCIM

Industrial Sale: Frank Amodio, CCIM 

Investment Sale: Gayle Erickson 

Other Deal: Dale Reese, CCIM

Eric Amodio, CCIM to serve as 2022 President of CCIM CT Chapter

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Eric Amodio, MBA, CCIM to continue his service on the CCIM CT Chapter as President for 2022. He will lead the chapter alongside Stephanie Romano (VP), Stephanie Coleman, CCIM (Treasurer) and Scott Hollister (Secretary). Amodio follows the 2021 immediate past president, Gus Ryer, CCIM.

Frank Amodio, CCIM Receives NAR Commercial Award, 2020 CT

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Frank Amodio, CCIM has been selected for the 2020 National Association of Realtors (NAR) Commercial Award for Connecticut. He joins the 2020 class of 40 Realtor Members from across the country to be selected for the honor.

REALTORS® engaged in all aspects of commercial real estate, land, development, property management and counseling are recognized for their achievements. These members were nominated because they received an award or honor from their local or state association, community organization, brokerage, industry organization or news publication. NAR is proud of these REALTORS® and all members in commercial real estate.

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