Hartford's Spectra owners covet building downtown 'communities'
FEBRUARY 4, 2019 • BY GREGORY SEAY
"Dubbed Spectra Pearl, both buildings, like Spectra Plaza, will offer their occupants more than just a place to lay their heads and store their stuff. Spectra is selling a lifestyle to prospective tenants, who could begin moving in by late spring or early summer, according to Ravetz. "We don't think about it as developing apartment units,'' he said. "We think about it as expanding a community.''
Pet stations, cafés, bars — Apartment amenities climb along with occupancy, rents
MAY 21, 2018 • BY GREGORY SEAY
"A bonus for Spectra residents, Waddell said, is that they will have access to amenities, including a rooftop patio and a bocce ball court, in a pair of former Pearl Street office buildings that Spectra's landlords — New York developers Girona Ventures and Wonder Works Construction and Development Corp. — are converting into 290 apartments, with the first due on line in 2019."
KeyBank stakes $12.6M for 101 Pearl redo
FEBRUARY 08, 2018 • BY GREGORY SEAY
"The New York development partnership converting two derelict downtown Hartford office buildings into apartments has gotten $12.6 million in bank financing for work on one of them, an Ohio lender says."
Spectra Boutique Apartments developers lure downtown tenants with amenities
DECEMBER 11, 2017 • BY MATTHEW BRODERICK
"This past September, two years after the completion of Ravetz's Spectra Boutique Apartments project — which was developed in tandem with Joseph Klaynberg's New York-based Wonder Works Construction — Spectra Wired Café debuted, a modernly designed venue with cement floors, wooden shelving and partitions and ample casual seating."
Hartford's 101-111 Pearl office bldgs. sold
JUNE 19, 2017 • BY GREGORY SEAY
"Two of downtown Hartford's last vacant office buildings finally have a new owner who says it's eager to press ahead with a $50 million conversion of both to 258 apartments, its latest offices-to-housing development in the center city."