RFR INSTALLS ELECTRIC CAR CHARGE STATIONS IN STAMFORD BUILDINGS

  (The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by RFR Realty and received via electronic mail. The
release was confirmed by the sender.) 
For Immediate Release 
RFR Realty Installs Electric Car Charging Stations in Stamford
Office Buildings 
Proactive Landlord foresees increasing tenant demand 
STAMFORD, Conn. - February 25, 2013 - RFR Realty today announced
the completion of the installation of charging stations for
plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) in four of its seven Stamford
office buildings. RFR has installed charging stations in three
of the four Stamford Plaza office buildings and at 300 Atlantic
Street. 
“We are keeping up with and anticipating the requests and needs
of our tenants with this proactive initiative,” said Frank
Kozak, general manager of RFR Realty in Stamford. “RFR is
excited to take advantage of the opportunity to become a leader
in clean technology. It will help us to make future decisions
about the type of infrastructure that is needed in our buildings
as the vehicles become more common.” 
The installation is part of a major collaborative research
project with Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and its parent
company Northeast Utilities. CL&P’s EV research project is the
most comprehensive study of plug-in car recharging in New
England. RFR is among 30 area companies and municipalities that
have signed on to install and maintain the charging equipment.
CL&P provided the charging stations at One and Two Stamford
Plaza. RFR independently installed charging stations in Four
Stamford Plaza and at 300 Atlantic Street. 
Use of the stations is currently available free of charge to
tenants. 
“The reason that I purchased an EV is because RFR installed the
charging station in our building. I have quite a long commute to
work and on-site charging provides an enormous savings and
convenience,” said Lori Penchuk of Bennett Management
Corporation, which is located at Two Stamford Plaza.  “I was
spending a fortune on gas, so when RFR announced the
installation, I decided to buy the Volt.  I think sooner rather
than later there are going to be more and more people who switch
to these kinds of cars for environmental and financial reasons.
We would love to see more charging stations put in place at
Stamford Plaza.” 
“There is a growing interest in electric vehicles in the region,
so it is commendable that RFR has taken the initiative to
support the use of EVs by adding the convenience of charging
stations in the parking garages,” said Jim Fagan, senior
managing director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Stamford  office,
located at Four Stamford Plaza. “By supporting the market for
plug-in EVs, RFR has made it one step easier to benefit from a
cleaner, lower-cost and easily accessible fuel alternative.” 
CL&P collects and analyzes each station’s meter data to study
charging usage and system needs. The goal of the project is to
acquire data and hands-on experience with researching plug-in
stations in various settings. 
“We are proud to be among the first area companies that are
taking the necessary steps to bring the future to Stamford and
being a technology pioneer.” said Margaret Carlson, portfolio
director of RFR Realty in Stamford. “By anticipating and
supporting the market for plug-in EVs, we can benefit from a
cleaner, lower-cost and locally available fuel alternative.” 
In Stamford, RFR Realty owns and manages seven Class-A office
buildings totaling 1.8-million-square-feet. The portfolio
includes One, Two, Three, and Four Stamford Plaza, 177 Broad
Street, 300 Atlantic Street, and Canterbury Green. 
About RFR Holding 
RFR Holding LLC is a prominent Manhattan-based commercial
owner/developer with a rapidly growing national portfolio. In
addition to its Stamford portfolio, the firm owns and manages
approximately nine million square feet of prime office and
retail space in Manhattan, including the premier properties 375
Park Avenue (Seagram Building) and 390 Park Avenue (Lever House)
and it controls additional properties in Miami’s South Beach and
Las Vegas, as well 2,500 luxury residential units in Manhattan. 
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