Fairfield Retail Partners, LLC is a commercial real estate firm specializing in retail leasing and retail tenant representation. We have earned an excellent reputation in thirty years of experience through positive results, in-depth knowledge of markets, and dedication to our client’s needs. Fairfield Retail Partners was formed in the belief that the hallmark of quality service in tenant representation and retail leasing is characterized by direct and sustained involvement by the partners in every account relationship.

By enlisting the services of Fairfield Retail Partners, the client has always been assured of receiving the full attention, knowledge, experience, and technical support from the partners until the goal is accomplished.

The partners have faithfully represented our clients in closing hundreds of retail transactions, representing both landlords and tenants. Our resume includes such companies as Starbucks, Chipotle, Whole Foods, Petco, Party City, Target, Borders Books, Ulta Cosmetics, Price Chopper Supermarkets, Hugo Boss, Escada, Fairway Market, Panera Bread, Noodles & Co., Supercuts, TGI Friday’s, Gamestop, Houlihan’s, Boston Market, DiBella’s Old-Fashioned Subs, Basset Furniture, Applebee’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Lakeshore Learning and many more.


Starbucks Coffee:   The partners exclusively represented Starbucks in Connecticut, Westchester and Rockland Counties in New York, and northern New Jersey from its introduction to the East Coast in 1993 until recently.   We successfully completed over 240 lease transactions for Starbucks.

Tri City Shopping Center, Vernon, CT:   The partners brokered a critically important lease with Price Chopper Supermarkets to fill a vacancy created by the bankruptcy of Ames Department Stores.   At a crucial time, we were successful in closing the 95,000 sq. ft. deal, preventing the defection of many of the tenants in the center and allowing the ownership to stabilize and ultimately sell the asset.

Gateway at Newington:   In 2011, the partners were retained to advise on the development of a prime retail corner on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington, CT.   We were instrumental in the planning and designing of the new shopping center. We fully leased the center to Bassett Furniture, Starbucks, Chipotle, DiBella’s, Eagle Federal Credit Union, resulting in some of the highest rental rates ever achieved in the market.

717 Fifth Ave., New York City: In the late 1990s, one of the partners represented Yale University in this prime corner at 56th St. in Manhattan.   Two leases were executed with the German design houses of Hugo Boss and Escada for a total of 45,000 sq. ft.   The rents achieved were, at the time, record breaking rents for Fifth Avenue.   The total value of the leases exceeded $200,000,000.




Chip’s Family Restaurants

DiBella’s Old-Fashioned Subs

The Simple Greek-Master Franchisee for CT

Lakeshore Learning

Lunchbox Wax


Starbucks Coffee

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Noodles & Co.

Ulta Cosmetics

Borders Books


Party City

Whole Foods Markets



Elements Massage


Boston Market

Houlihan’s/J Gilbert

TGI Friday’s

Clark’s Shoes

Panera Bread


Bristol, CT:   237,000 sq. ft. retail center

Stratford, CT:  Existing 46,000 sq. ft. mixed-use center.

Newington, CT:  25,000 sq. ft. retail development, consulted on planning, design and fully leased the project.

Monroe, CT:  3 acre development site.  Sold.

Fairfield, CT:  Existing 72,000 sq. ft. center. Fully leased.

Scarsdale, NY:  Existing 247,000 sq. ft. retail center.

Scarsdale, NY:  Existing 48,000 sq. ft. center.

New York, NY:  717 Fifth Ave- Leased 45,000 sq. ft. retail re-development.

New Haven, CT:  Yale University. Brokered 53,000 sq. ft. Barnes and Noble at Yale bookstore.

New Jersey and CT:  Selected Stop & Shop surplus properties.

Connecticut:  Represented numerous landlords on free-standing, single-tenant leasing assignments. Fully leased.   2001-Present

Contact us:


Fairfield Retail Partners, LLC

4 Research Drive, Suite 402

Shelton, CT 06484

Phone: (Main) 203.242.3033

Michael Shanahan: 203.470.4667

Tom Zuber: 914.282.4117


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