52 Story Tower In Downtown Tampa In The Works

The developer of a 52-story mixed-use tower in downtown Tampa has made several key hires in recent weeks — moves that signal progress on the massive new development. Mike DiBlasi, who was previously senior director of leasing for Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LPT), has joined Feldman Equities Inc. as executive vice president of leasing and marketing. […]

Is The Fabulous Foreclosure Deal A Thing Of The Past?

Think back to the housing crash days, say 2007 or so, when bargains were to be had and speculators positioned themselves to make millions down the line by scooping up foreclosed “distressed” properties (which were, in reality, the dashed dreams of more than 9 million people who couldn’t weather the housing bubble). Those days are over. For now, […]

Commercial Real Estate Development Supported 3.2 Million Jobs & Contributed $450 Billion

“Commercial real estate continues to bring new jobs, improve infrastructure, and create places to live, work and play,” said Thomas Bisacquino, NAIOP president and CEO. “This is positive news both for the industry and the nation, but clarity on budget policy and tax reform following the presidential election will provide more certainty and add to […]

Stonegate Bank – The Right Fit

Pompano Beach-based Stonegate Bank has hopscotched up and down the Gulf Coast since 2009, buying banks from Naples to Tampa. Now it’s adding depth to the region with its acquisition of Insignia Bank — Stonegate’s second acquisition in the Sarasota area. When completed early next year, the deal will make Stonegate the largest community bank in […]

First Citrus Bank Surpasses $300 Million In Assets

First Citrus Bank in Tampa, Florida surpasses $300 million in assets. First Citrus Bank, a $301 million commercial bank, was established in 1999 and headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Ranked as one of the Top 25 Commercial Loan Producers in the Nation, it serves businesses and individuals through a range of tailored financial solutions designed to fit their […]

Millennials Are Already Shaping The Future Of Industrial

A lot of the major trends that affect all sectors of real estate – including urbanization and e-commerce – are led by millennials. Millennials are driven by convenience and will choose a retailer that can deliver the product or service they want in a timely manner. Good price is important, but being able to deliver […]

The 2016 real estate investing landscape

Residential real estate investing in single-family rentals is flourishing again as rents and home values are rising in tandem to create returns for investors reaching 10 percent or more. Now that foreclosures have fallen to 10-year lows, finding affordable acquisitions to convert to single-family rentals is a real challenge. Demand for investment properties is creating a market-driven movement […]

How To Change Your Life Dramatically In 2016

A big difference between kids and adults is that kids are not embarrassed to say “I’d like to be as astronaut and go to the moon” or “I’d like to invent something amazing and change the world.” Most adults don’t say things like that. They say things like “I’d like to finally get a big-screen […]

Real Estate Development – Mission To Success

Relationships: Relationships are an absolute must, and they take time to develop. A developer must have relationships with bankers, attorneys, tenants, equity sources, general contractors, civil engineers, architects, brokers, appraisers and others. My grandfather used to say that a developer is like a movie producer who brings a successful team together to create a successful […]