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July 26, 2019 Deal Watch Today

Robert Half relocates Hartford operation to CityPlace I

Photo | Robert Half Robert Half has relocated to the 27th floor at downtown Hartford’s CityPlace I skyscraper.
Photo | Robert Half

Staffing agency Robert Half International has moved its 58 employees in downtown Hartford from 100 Pearl St. to the CityPlace I skyscraper.

The California-based firm, which has over 345 locations in the U.S., quietly left its longtime home in the 15th floor of the blue-tinted-window skyscraper in late April after completing a four-month overhaul of its new 10,980-square-foot at CityPlace I, officials confirmed Thursday. 

The new office, at 185 Asylum St., is equipped with sit-stand workstations, collaborative work areas and a sprawling kitchen with TVs.

Lease terms and renovation costs were not disclosed. 

Megan Szczesny, Robert Half’s metro market manager, said the firm was wooed to CityPlace I because of its skyline views on the 27th floor and other building amenities including a restaurant and coffee shop.

“It’s a huge upgrade here and we are really proud of it,” Szczesny said.

HBJ Photo | Joe Cooper
CityPlace I in downtown Hartford.

Robert Half’s departure from 100 Pearl St. marks another significant loss for the 18-story skyscraper, which lost its lead tenant, wealth-manager Virtus Investments Inc., to the “Gold Building” in January.

New York’s Shelbourne Global, which has become a dominant downtown landlord, owns 100 Pearl. 

Meantime, the 38-story City Place I tower in recent months has also lost large tenants including investment bank Morgan Stanley and law firm Murtha Cullina to other downtown skyscrapers, while it’s added and renewed several others and landed a fast-casual dining chain.

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