Tampa Bay Restaurant Bulletin

Fast-casual restaurants gobbling up Tampa Bay market They don’t serve food in a sack from a drive-through window. They also don’t have waiters taking orders and delivering dishes tableside. “Fast-casual” restaurants fill a niche between fast-food and casual dining. Customers order at a counter, and an employee brings their meals to a table. Guests aren’t […]

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A Huge Opportunity for Hillsborough Small Businesses….Regarding Incentives.

The Market Minute   (**Transcribed from audio – linked above**) Hello and welcome to the Market Minute. This is Eric Odum.  I’m the Principal Commercial Real Estate Broker for ROI Commercial Property Brokerage in Tampa, FL, and today I wanted to talk a little bit about Economic Incentives in the Greater Tampa Bay area. I […]

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Tampa: America’s Hottest Mess

Unfortunately,  not all of the commentary about Tampa, regarding the Republican National Convention will be favorable: The GOP convention’s host city is a disaster, and a perfect reflection of where Tea Party politics will lead cities. Poke around the White House website and you can still find the hopeful “fact sheet” for a 324-mile high-speed rail […]

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Building Permits In U.S. Increase To 4yr High: Economy

American builders took out more residential construction permits in July than at any time in the past four years, a sign the market will continue to improve. Applications, a proxy for future work, rose to an 812,000 annual rate, exceeding the highest estimate of economists surveyed by Bloomberg and the most since August 2008, Commerce […]

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Tampa Commercial Real Estate News & Commentary

BB&T eyeing more Florida deals  Just days after completing the acquisition of BankAtlantic, BB&T Corp. continues to look at buying more banks in Florida.“We will — in Florida — be opening up new branches … We still have an eye on acquisition possibilities,” Michael Oster, president of South Florida operations for BB&T, told American Banker. […]

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Commercial Real Estate Sales of Interest Q2 2012 – Hillsborough County (Tampa Area)

Address 101 S. 12th Street Property Type Office Condo Sales Date 06/26/2012 Sales Amount $162,000 Amount/Sq Ft $83.81 Prior Sale Amount $400,000 Prior Sales Date 02/24/2005 Exterior Wall Glass Address 1611 W. Platt St Property Type Office Building Sales Date 05/14/2012 Sales Amount $395,000 Amount/Sq Ft $164.58 Prior Sale Amount $480,000 Prior Sales Date 05/28/2004 […]

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Patrick Manteiga Discusses the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa

Attendees:      Eric Odum with Patrick Manteiga, Publisher & Editor of La Gaceta and Member of  the 2012 Republican National Convention Host Committee Date:                   July 6, 2012 Subject:            The Market Minute Patrick Manteiga Publisher and Editor of La Gaceta and member of the […]

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Tampa Commercial Real Estate News & Commentary

LakePointe One in Highwoods Tampa Bay Park Highwoods Properties, Inc. today announced that it has signed a long-term lease for 59,000 square feet at LakePointe One in Highwoods Tampa Bay Park. The customer is a high-quality international company. Ed Fritsch, President and CEO of Highwoods, stated, “We are pleased to have re-leased approximately 20% of the space […]

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