spacer spacer

Professional Development –an evening event

Anatomy of the Deal:
The New Britain Costco Wholesale Store
Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Join CREW CT 2016 Professional Development Committee for our presentation of The Anatomy of the Deal - The New Britain Costco Wholesale Store. This unique program will include a store tour, panel discussion by key players in the development, and a cocktail reception. The behind-the-scenes tour will include an overview of operations, merchandise and warehouse logistics. See how Costco keeps costs down and is able to pass the savings onto its members. Then join us for our panel discussion and networking reception at the beautiful Whinstone Tavern immediately adjacent to the store on the Stanley Golf Course. Hear how four years of strategy, planning, permit applications and complex land acquisition negotiations successfully laid the groundwork for Costco’s coming to New Britain and how they have become a real community partner with the City.


Joseph Montesano, principal/Regional Director of Northwest Atlantic, provider of comprehensive real estate advisory services for Costco Wholesale across North America. He is responsible for identifying and procuring sites for Costco in the Northeastern United States. Joe joined Northwest Atlantic in 1999 as Vice President to focus on Costco’s development in New England.

Lou Proto, principal of The Proto Group, has been in the commercial real estate field since 1989. Lou has been very active working with Costco on site selection for their Connecticut program. The Proto Group offers a full complement of commercial real estate services for retailers, developers, buyers, tenants and owners; including sales, leasing, tenant representation, site selection and appraisals.

John Mancini, principal of BL Companies, is the firm’s client development manager for Costco. He has more than 32 years of experience specifically related to civil design, land acquisition and permitting strategy. He works side-by-side with Costco and assists the team with site selection/due diligence, project development, and design and permitting oversight for new and existing stores in New England.

Sign up now - space is limited!

REGISTER ONLINE by 4:00pm on Wednesday, April 27th to receive the early registration rate!
Wednesday May 4, 2016

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

5:00: Tour of COSTCO

Meet us at the COSTCO WHOLESALE Store at 405 Hartford Road, New Britain, CT.

6:00 - Panel Discussion and Networking Reception

Drive from the store to the adjacent WHINSTONE TAVERN, 245 New Britain Road, New Britain CT for our panel discussion and networking reception.

Hors d'oeurves and cash bar will be available

Members - $30
Non-Members - $45
Students - $10

*$10 late fee after 4pm, 4/27/16

COSTCO WHOLESALE Store at 405 Hartford Road, New Britain, CT.

Contact Lisa Lugauskas at 860.257.1488 or
spacer spacer