Beauty and skin care retailer Boots Retail USA Inc., the U.S. unit of U.K.-based Alliance Boots, signed an early lease renewal to expand its corporate headquarters at Malkin Properties’ MerrittView complex in Norwalk.
Boots Retail USA will occupy 4,322 square feet of space at the 260,000-square-foot MerrittView building through 2018.
Alliance Boots, owned in part by Walgreen Co., was founded in 1849 and played a role in the development of Ibuprofen in 1960.
In a separate lease agreement, Pasternak Baum & Co. Inc., an agricultural commodities trading and consulting firm, will expand and prolong its stay at Malkin’s 500 Mamaroneck Ave. property in Harrison, N.Y.
Pasternak Baum & Co., which has been a tenant since 2004, will add 6,000 square feet to bring its offices to 14,600 square feet, and has extended its lease through 2025.
In both lease deals, Malkin, whose main corporate offices are in Stamford and New York City, was represented by Jeffery Newman, Kimberly Zaccagnino and Tara Long.
In the second lease, attorneys involved included David Bleckner of David Bleckner P.C. for Malkin and Steven Elbaum of Robinson & Cole L.L.P. for Pasternak.