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How Long Can Central Florida’s Warehouse Boom Last?

The Interstate 4 corridor between Tampa and Orlando is booming with warehouse deals in a way it never has before…

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International developer Prologis moves forward with 1M-square-foot warehouse in Polk — and Amazon is rumored to be among potential tenants

International developer Prologis Inc. appears to be moving forward with a massive warehouse in Polk County — one that real estate sources say is potentially a major expansion for Amazon.com…

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The Fed’s Interest Rate Cut Could Boost Industrial Sales. Or Disrupt Them

While the rate cut will lower hedging and borrowing costs, it can also drive values even higher in an….

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Industrial Speculative Construction in Tampa Reaches Highlest Level in 15 Years

With roughly 1.5 million square feet currently under construction still available for lease…

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Florida’s economy is primed for growth, a new report suggests

Industry group says state ranks fifth in overall commercial development nationwide…

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Lamm Properties Inc. Represents Buyer of Tampa Corporex Park Industrial Land

Lamm Properties Inc. represents Buyer of 17-Acres of industrial land in Tampa’s Corporex Park with plans to build…

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Lamm Properties Inc. represents Transam Trucking Inc. in its 20,000 SF, 3.6-acre expansion into the Tampa, Florida market

Transam Trucking, Inc. signs a long-term lease for a 20,000 SF free-standing industrial facility on 3.6-acres at…

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7 Questions with UBS’ Jonathan Woloshin on the Current CRE Industrial Revolution

Commercial real estate’s industrial sector is flying high right now with record-breaking development and extremely strong property fundamentals. Several research reports have documented its rise, including one by

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Residents Increasingly Fleeing New York, Los Angeles and Chicago

After Dallas, Sun Belt beacons Phoenix, Tampa, Atlanta and Orlando round out the top five..

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Embarc Collective reveals design, opens application process for 2019 (Renderings)

Embarc Collective, the $10 million innovation hub in downtown Tampa, announced Tuesday it is slated for a tentative...

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How office buildings and businesses can prepare for a hurricane

When a hurricane is barreling toward a city, some of the most difficult property to protect is also the property that people are...

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E-Commerce, 3PLs Push Industrial CRE’s Dominant Run

Industrial commercial real estate has experienced a great run over the last few years, and its performance...

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NAIOP Industrial Space Demand Forecast, Third Quarter 2018

The forecast for demand for industrial space has risen because of increased expectations of broad macroeconomic growth and job generation for the remainder of...

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DCT Industrial Shareholders Approve $8.4B Prologis Deal

DCT Industrial Trust shareholders approved the $8.4 billion merger agreement announced earlier this year with Prologis at a special shareholders meeting held yesterday

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Portion of Water Street Tampa’s first phase teed up for key city approval

Tampa City Council on Thursday will vote on public hearing dates for a development agreement with Strategic Property Partners, the developer of Water Street. The hearing dates in the resolution are

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The challenges of last mile logistics & delivery technology solutions

As consumers increasingly turn to e-commerce for all their shopping needs, speedy fulfillment isn’t just a “nice to have” — it’s the expectation of every

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Channelside Bay Plaza to be reborn as Sparkman Wharf

Channelside Bay Plaza, which has struggled almost since the day it opened in 2001, will be reinvented as a vibrant, mixed-use attraction on the downtown Tampa waterfront with an eclectic mix of.

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4 Trends Shaping the Warehouse of Tomorrow

Demand from e-commerce is pushing up warehouse rents, and properties that may have satisfied tenants just a couple of years ago simply aren’t measuring up to today’s demands.

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Tampa leads the state in high-wage STEM job openings

More than 30,000 private sector jobs were added in the Tampa Bay area over the last year, according to jobs numbers from

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Industrial Takeover: 3 Factors Fueling the Growth of Big-Box Warehouses in North America

From the rise of technology to shifting markets, commercial real estate is changing faster and more dynamically than ever before

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How open offices actually inhibit communication

Another reason to reconsider the open office plan: It can kill productivity….

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Here’s what Water Street Tampa will look and feel like at street level

The developer of Water Street Tampa has unveiled its vision for the streetscapes, parks and public realms within the district — and it is a stark contrast to present-day downtown Tampa…

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One of Ybor City’s most historic blocks about to see construction of four-story boutique hotel

Developers are poised to launch construction this week on one of Ybor City’s biggest new projects in years — a four-story, $50 million boutique hotel being created by a Chicago company that seeks out neighborhoods rich in color and character.

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Phosphate giant Mosaic is moving its headquarters to Hillsborough County

The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) will move its corporate headquarters from Minnesota to Hillsborough County, the company announced Monday evening.

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A virtual tour of Tampa’s $35 million Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, opening this weekend (Photos)

Tampa is ready to debut Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, a $35 million public space that could spur more development in West Tampa and North Hyde Park.

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Already Down, Chinese Investment in U.S. Real Estate Evaporates in First Quarter

Chinese investment in U.S. real estate continued to tank in the first quarter, dropping about 75% from the first quarter of last year.

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Construction is Booming in the U.S. Office Sector

There is a vast amount of office development taking place across the country, depending on the locale, according to first-quarter research reports. This is definitely a sign that the U.S. economy is riding a good wave, due to low unemployment rates.

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Overwhelmed by Water Street Tampa? Here’s your guide to understanding it all

Water Street Tampa hit a big milestone this week: The groundbreaking of its first phase, which will begin with the construction of a 26-story JW Marriott hotel.

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Tampa metro area continues to lead the state in job openings

Tampa Bay continues to lead the state in job demand, with a reported…

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On the eve of NHL playoffs, Vinik speaks on his corporate HQ search, mass transit and wage growth

Jeff Vinik has evolved since his 2010 purchase of the Tampa Bay Lightning. In the last eight years, he’s gone from professional sports owner to real estate developer to…

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Hillsborough County aims to fix and fill thousands of empty and aging warehouses

Thousands of old warehouses, that are falling apart, are sitting empty or unused across Hillsborough County. But a local government agency is…

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53-story Riverwalk Place brings in new residential developer for mixed-use tower in downtown Tampa

A developer whose portfolio includes two 50-plus story condo towers in Miami has joined the Riverwalk Place project in downtown Tampa..

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Tampa Bay ranks No. 4 for corporate relocation, expansion

Tampa Bay has been deemed one of the most attractive metro areas in the country when it comes to corporate relocations and expansions.

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The Digital Footrace: Four Reasons Landlords Need to Invest in Technology Now

As CRE Tech continues its rapid advancement, landlords who haven’t done so need to make moves to bring their technological capabilities up to speed.
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Tech Heavy Cities Rule U.S. Office Market – Tampa Jumps

Florida’s Tampa-St. Petersburg markets were a surprise in the Marcus & Millichap report, rising to ninth place in the country from 18th in 2017.
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The $3 Billion Project Transforming Downtown Tampa

With roughly 58,000 people moving to the city of Tampa in 2016 alone, the region...
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Tampa International Airport sets stage for another $304 million in construction

Construction on $971 million in upgrades at Tampa International Airport is all but done, so the airport moved Thursday to set the stage for...
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Tampa area claims lowest housing price index among major metros in Florida

The Tampa metro area claims the lowest housing costs among competing markets in the state of Florida and other major metro areas, according to...
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Channel District grows along waterfront in Tampa

When it is completed in 2018, the 21-story Channel Club will have ....
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New hotel in downtown Tampa’s Channel district to break ground in 2018

A dual-flag hotel will begin construction on a prime corner of downtown Tampa’s Channel district in early 2018....
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Maximize Your Leasing With Data

With the start of a new year, planning is top of mind. The commercial real estate industry is shifting from a property-focused model to a...
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New JV Acquires Lakeland Site for 1.4M SF Industrial Development

PCCP LLC and Blue Steel Development have formed a joint venture to acquire a 154-acre site in Lakeland, where they plan to develop...
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Industrial Land Prices Spike in 2017

Prices for industrial land have shot up this year due to strong demand for warehouses and a diminishing supply of viable sites, according to...

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Impact of Water Street project extends beyond buildings

With a buildout of $3 billion encompassing entire city blocks, it’s obvious that Jeff Vinik’s plans will change the look and feel of downtown Tampa. But the Tampa Bay Lightning owner unveiled a broader vision last week that reflects how....

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Small business owners across Florida feel good about economy, study says

Small business owners in Florida and Miami are feeling pretty optimistic about the economy, according to...

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Vinik announces plans for innovation hub, $20M venture capital fund in downtown Tampa

Jeff Vinik is planning to open an “innovation hub” within Channelside Bay Plaza, a massive space that could bring hundreds of people, from entrepreneurs to...

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Tampa ranks high among US cities with fast-growing incomes

The median household income in Tampa rose more than 13 percent, ranking it...

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Tech Giants Leading the Charge Toward Smart Cities

Just as Amazon is changing the face of CRE with its purchase of Whole Foods and its expansion into other areas of physical retail real estate, as well as...
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Tampa expressway agency plans another $200 million for projects

The Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority anticipates selling more than $200 million in tax-free bonds to pay for two projects related to...
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MetLife expands in Tampa, adding 430 new jobs

Early this month, financial services giant MetLife announced the expansion of its Tampa operations. The company will add...
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New BOMA Standard: What Size is Your Office Building Really?

Need more proof that the way millennials work is impacting office real estate? Just take a look at...
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Special taxing district now on the table for Water Street Tampa

The group overseeing the $3 billion Water Street Tampa development is asking state lawmakers to...
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Industrial Real Estate Fundamentals Tighten as Sector Keeps Evolving

The fate of industrial real estate is tied to e-commerce. In today’s market...
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You Need to Start Considering Your Building’s Digital Twin

We can no longer just think of the physical when designing and constructing new buildings. Today, when we build the physical, we must...
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The Amazon Effect: How taxpayers are funding the disruption of the U.S. economy

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has built a net worth of roughly $85 billion with the sort of discipline and scale refined by corporate titans before him — Rockefeller, Ford and Gates among them...
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Amazon’s Industrial Developers

Ranked by Square feet developed

The 25 developers on the List collectively developed more than 94.4 million square feet of industrial space for Amazon where thousands of people are employed. Amazon employs more than 467,000 people worldwide...
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Tampa makes its first showing on nationwide innovation report

Tampa is a rising star among U.S. cities embracing and capitalizing on the shift to a digital economy.
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Why the Landlord-Tenant Relationship Needs to Evolve

Tenant requirements have evolved dramatically over the past 10-15 years. This is being driven by an escalating war for talent, rapidly changing working habits (e.g., co-working, more collaboration spaces), and a shift in
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An Emerging Asset Class in Commercial Real Estate Brokers Need to Know

When listing out classes on commercial real estate properties, most everyone would think of the usual suspects: office, multi-family, retail, and industrial properties.  Some might even think hotels, self-storage, and senior living facilities – but how many people would think of
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The Triumphant Rise of 3D Printing: Good News for Commercial Property?

If recent announcements from Uber and Google are anything to go by, technology is taking the physical infrastructure of cities and commercial property
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What’s next in warehouse sales? Invisible warehouses

What if we never had to see an industrial building like a warehouse or factory ever again? With new technology, it’s possible that all industrial spaces will soon be
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E-Commerce Giving Industrial REITs a Big Boost

Industrial might not be the sexiest real estate sector, and historically, industrial REITs aren’t necessarily known for posting “wow” returns. However, thanks to flourishing e-commerce giants like Amazon,
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The 7 Data Points Every Owner Needs to Drive Leasing Performance

Data is playing a more significant role in organizational decision making than ever before. Nowhere is this more evident than in world-leading digital giants like Amazon, Netflix and Google. Netflix, for example, would never go forward with a series like the $100 million “House of Cards” because
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Department Store Closings Offer Unique Opportunities as Retail Property Market Aligns with Changing Consumer Demands

While some consumers might think the rise of online shopping and a wave of department store closings in the retail property market signals the imminent demise of
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ULI Forecast Predicts More Room to Run for CRE

The commercial real estate market may be in the late stages of its current cycle, but the sector still has
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What the Top 6 North American Markets Tell Us About Industrial Growth

Industrial real estate was 2016’s success story. Pushed forward by a booming e-commerce sector, industrial real estate ended the year with record highs in
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Do Rising Interest Rates Really Hurt Property Values?

Just as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, many investors believe rising short-term interest rates necessarily increase capitalization rates and
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6 Ways to Better Manage Millennial Tenant Relationships

By 2020, Millennials will account for half of the global workforce, according to PwC research. As these individuals begin to dominate the office leasing landscape, this presents new challenges and opportunities for real estate brokers and landlords, who can no longer
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Trump Plans Will Mean CRE Winners, Losers

Apartments and industrial, among other sectors, could see cash flow acceleration, while net lease could suffer if inflation and higher interest rates come, write analysts at Fitch Ratings….
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U.S. Industrial Real Estate Set to Evolve in 2017 Thanks to Changing Tenant Expectations

The U.S. industrial real estate market was red-hot over the course of 2016. While most experts don’t expect that story to change too much, it is likely the sector’s success will look a bit different in 2017
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The Case For Dual Agency and the Impact of the California Ruling

It’s likely agents at large brokerage firms, where dual agency is most common, will need to rethink how they approach…
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Investment Outlook for US Industrials Gets Even Better


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IKEA’s Joliet Distribution Center to be Equipped with Solar Rooftop


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Six Property Types Strong Enough to Thrive in a Recession


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The 4 Main Strategies of Commercial Real Estate Investing


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The 8 Types of Industrial Real Estate Properties


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5 Reasons Industrial Conversions Make Sense for Owners


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Prologis to Build First Multistory Warehouse in the U.S.


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5 Futuristic Offices That Set Tenants Up for Success

 

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Why Commercial Real Estate Needs to Embrace Virtual Reality

 

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Economy Watch: Industrial Emerges as Strongest Asset Class

 

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3 Types of Commercial Real Estate Leases

 

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5 Ways The Internet Of Things Will Make Industrial Real Estate Smarter

 

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The Top 5 Commercial Real Estate Owners By Square Feet

 

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Three-building, mixed-use development proposed for downtown Tampa

 

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How Will Election Impact Central Florida CRE?

 

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5 Reasons Why We Will Always Need CRE Brokers

 

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After $2B deal, some of Tampa’s biggest corporate names have a new landlord

 

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Driverless Trucks Are Going To Change the Industrial Landscape

 

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U. S. Small Business Administration Loan Funds Available to Purchase Commercial Real Estate

 

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The 12 Steps of Real Estate Closing

You’ve found the house. You’ve placed the offer. They’ve accepted your offer. Now you’re closing. What is closing?

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The Surprising U.S. Markets Where Foreigners Are Buying Up Property

You’ve probably heard that international buyers are snapping up properties in the U.S. But did you know where? In addition to the usual suspects of Miami, New York, and Los Angeles, foreign money is also flowing into the real estate markets of …

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Who Pays the Highest Property Taxes?

The average median property tax rate across the nation is 1.31 percent. That means a home owner with a home valued at $200,000, on average, pays an annual amount of $2,620 in property taxes, according to an analysis by CoreLogic’s data team.

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How Startups Are Forcing Change In Commercial Real Estate

Thousands of tech startups launch in the United States every year, which is great news for commercial real estate (CRE) brokers. Almost every one of these companies needs office space, after all. These emerging businesses have a lot of growth potential: just think, one of them could be the next Airbnb or Pinterest, and the relationships brokers cultivate while they’re just starting out are critical to keeping their business as they grow.

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Lakeland Economic Development Council’s Launch program awards its 1st grant

“If you’ve been turned down by your bank or credit union, we’re the place you need to come to,” said Steve Scruggs, president of the LEDC.

 

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Long-awaited, massive mixed-use Tampa development seeks key approval

A New York developer is laying the groundwork to be ready to move forward with one of the most anticipated developments in Tampa’s history.

 

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Not so Bad! Upward Revision to Q4 GDP, with
Consumer Spending to Lead Growth through 2016

Consumer spending and housing drove growth in the fourth quarter, while trade and inventories were drags.

 

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4 Real Estate Tax Deductions You Don’t Want to Overlook

Tax season is upon us, and if you’re a homeowner, you can claim some sizable deductions that can help reduce the amount you’ll owe Uncle Sam in April.

 

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E-Commerce Boom Roils Trucking Industry

Amazon.com raised consumer expectations. Now, shippers like Home Depot Inc. oblige, mixing big and heavy residential shipments in with its commercial ones because it makes shipping simpler.

 

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Florida Realtors® 2016 Real Estate Trends: Fla. to be real estate ‘hot spot’

What will Florida’s real estate markets look like in the coming year? That was the question on the minds of a standing-room-only crowd of about 400 Realtors® at the 2016 Florida Real Estate Trends event last week during Florida Realtors® Mid-Winter Business Meetings.
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City of Tampa Releases RFP for Phase II of Sulphur Springs Redevelopment “Nehemiah Project”

The City of Tampa will host a mandatory technical meeting for those interested in submitting a Request for Proposal (RFP).
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Grant program beginning for Lakeland entrepreneurs

Lakeland entrepreneurs will soon be able to step into the city’s own version of “Shark Tank.”
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5 Big Changes Coming To Real Estate

From a true lack of land to the extinction of the check-in desk in hotels, here are five coming trends that will change the face of commercial real estate we learned during our 2016 Development & Construction Forum.
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CoreLogic – 1 Million US Borrowers Regained Equity in 2015

CoreLogic released a new analysis showing 1 million borrowers regained equity in 2015, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity at the end of Q4 2015 to approximately 46.3 million, or 91.5% of all mortgaged properties.

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Tampa Sold and Off-Market Warehouses on LoopNet.com

 

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Port Tampa Bay unveils $1.7 billion plan to develop 45 acres in Channel District

But what could it be 15 years from now? How about $1.7 billion worth of apartments, hotels, offices and stores, with a bigger cruise ship terminal, one of Tampa’s largest urban waterfront parks, a marina and two 75-story high-rises?

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Billionaires in Tampa Bay land on Forbes list, along with one we claim as our own

Several Tampa Bay residents who perennially show up on various “wealthiest” lists are making a return appearance on Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people.

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Welcome to Tampa: A startup scene emerges in this beach paradise

The Tampa Bay region is not all about sunshine and sand. This historic Florida port, birthplace of Hooters and Wikipedia, has startup fever in a big way. Comprised of the waterfront cities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa, this sun-soaked region of 4 million residents is making a serious play to create one of the country’s most desirable entrepreneurial hubs.

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Tampa Bay Commercial Real Estate Veteran Launches Local Firm to Provide a Fresh, Personal Approach to the Business

Lamm Properties Inc., a newly launched boutique real estate brokerage firm in the Tampa Bay region aims to combine its extensive experience in commercial and industrial real estate, with a broader vision for the luxury residential real estate market.

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Exclusive: Atlanta developer resurrects plans for massive industrial park in East Tampa

A team of brokers from Cushman & Wakefield of Florida Inc. — Mike Davis, Bruce Erhardt, Julia Rettig and Jeff Lamm — represented the seller, Atlanta-based IDI Services, in the transaction.

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Ridge Development Breaks Ground On 490,000 SF Speculative Industrial Project In Florida

Ridge Development, the industrial development arm of Transwestern Development Co., today announces construction has commenced on a 245,000-square-foot Class A, distribution building − the first of two buildings in a new 46.5-acre business park called Lakeland Logistics Center.

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Developer sells Tampa warehouse for $5 million

Jeff Lamm and Tom Gibbs of Industrial Property Group represented seller 41 Industrial Property Group LP in the transaction with purchaser Meridian East LLC.

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Wal-Mart leases 54,400-square-foot warehouse in Tampa

Wal-Mart Stores East LP is leasing a 54,400-square-foot office/warehouse building at 15402 N. Nebraska Ave. in Lutz from Lau Ladd Partnership LLC.  Lonnie Homenuk and Jeff Lamm represented the lessor.

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ABC Supply Sells Tampa Warehouse Buildings

Roth Investment Partnership bought the 75,000-square-foot office/warehouse buildings at 5120 & 5126 W. Clifton St. in Tampa for $1,767,500. American Builders & Contractors Supply Co. Inc. sold the property through Jeff Lamm and Craig M. Capo of Industrial Property Group.

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Industrial grade represents next phase of condo development

Jeff Lamm, leasing director with Taylor & Mathis of Florida LLC in Tampa who is marketing the park, said demand remains strong for smaller industrial space as well as ownership by companies.

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Decreasing vacancy prompts industrial developers back to action

“People are kind of moving to the table instead of rushing,” said Jeff Lamm, leasing director with Taylor & Mathis. “We feel it will definitely pick up in early ’06. We’re seeing some early demand.”

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The Web: Vital tool but not the solution in commercial real estate

The Internet has and will gain an even greater role in 21st century business. I don’t think many of us would disagree with that.

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