Tampa’s Channel District Development Heating Up

Tampa-based investment and development firm Liberty Group recently purchased a hot parcel of vacant land in downtown Tampa’s Channel District (zip code 33602). The lot, comprising nearly an acre of land, is located between N. Meridian and Kennedy Blvd.; positioned in prime Tampa real estate. Although Liberty Group has yet to announce any plans for […]

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Seminole Heights on the Rise

The Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa has been undergoing a period of renewal. The once forgotten area has enjoyed a resurgence of commercial activity thanks largely in part to one man: Wesley Burdette. Burdette currently has several commercial projects in the works in Seminole Heights in addition to several established commercial spaces in the area. […]

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Channelside and the Revitalization of Downtown Retail and Entertainment

By: Joshua Klein Like a phoenix rising out of the ashes, can the return of retail and entertainment areas within Tampa’s downtown core be sustainable? With the impending bankruptcy sale of Channelside Plaza to the Tampa Port Authority being delayed by legal proceedings, this is the question that many residents and investors are asking. Tampa […]

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Without Walls Property – New Housing, Retail & Restaurants Planned

Officials at Without Walls International Church have a pending sales contract with developers who plan to build apartments, restaurants and shops on the church’s property. The proposed 557 apartments, if approved, would be built in two phases. The first construction of Grady Avenue Apartments would be completed in winter of this year; the second in […]

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Tampa Commercial Real Estate News and Commentary

Tampa’s Encore project takes next step as first apartment building opens for tenants The sprawling Encore housing and mixed-use development project under way in the northeast corner of downtown Tampa can be best described as a survivor. Encore survived the nastiest of recessions, recent years when real estate financing all but disappeared. And it’s still kicking […]

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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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Pop-Up Restaurants

Pop up restaurants are all the rage in the U.K. but they are also gaining ground in the U.S. and have been making a splash in cities like Chicago, San Francisco, New York, and Kansas City.Pop-up restaurants, also known as temporary supper clubs, are a good way to test the waters and the area before […]

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“Lousy deals at low rents, is a good thing!”

ICSC NextGen Tampa – Recap of ReCon Las Vegas 2012   Speakers:  John Crossman, Crossman & Company George McBee, GMM Consulting, LLC Jay Miller, Equity Incorporated Mitchell Rice, RMC Property Group Paul Rutledge, Casto Lifestyle Properties     I had the pleasure of listening to an ICSC panel in Tampa, Florida with a great group […]

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Lightning owner Jeff Vinik emerges as frontrunner to buy troubled Channelside Bay Plaza

Vinik’s group has been asked to make a formal presentation to the Tampa Port Authority, said Lightning spokesman Bill Wickett. He declined to discuss the presentation or the group’s plans for Channelside. The port prefers a local buyer with deep pockets to rejuvenate the center, which could also spur more development in the Channel District. […]

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ICSC Florida Conference – 2011

ICSC Florida 2011 It was my first trip back to the annual Orlando conference in three years.  Since the beginning of the 3+ year old downturn in the real estate market, I, like many of my colleagues, had steered clear of the conference, deciding not to invest the time or money in the face of […]

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