Category: FLORIDA REAL ESTATE

Tampa FL Becoming a ‘New City of Finance’

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By: Business Observer November 18, 2016 Tampa is among 10 emerging U.S. cities where financial services firms are expanding and hiring, according to a new report by commercial real estate services firm CBRE Inc. Pushed by heightened regulation and a need…

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Get in the Game Florida

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By: Jillaine Owens | Guest Contributor Business Observer October 21, 2016 A key component of Gov. Rick Scott’s job creation initiative for Florida is promoting manufacturing. Yet, one promising element of that strategy is off the radar for state policymakers:…

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Dollars and Sense Tampa FL

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By: Bob Andelman | Contributing Writer Business Observer Executive Summary Company: Florida Funders Industry: Financial services   Key: Organization aims to dramatically increase its investor pool.  Florida has never lacked for solid entrepreneurial ideas or business plans to drive them. Home…

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Tampa FL Waterfront Luxury Condo Project

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By: Business Observer October 21, 2016 A significant Tampa waterfront luxury condo project, the last unclaimed parcel on Bayshore Boulevard specifically entitled for a high-rise tower, recently picked up a big victory: the Tampa City Council unanimously approved the plans for…

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Amendment 1 Would Protect Florida Consumers

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 By: Dick Batchelor | Guest Contributor October 21, 2016 As divided as politics has become, it is rare when an issue unites us. But that’s what Amendment 1 on Florida’s November ballot does.  In fact, the latest independent polls show…

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Vision Quest for Tampa FL

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  BY: KEVIN MCQUAID | COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE EDITOR September 30, 2016 When Vision Properties acquired the five-building Renaissance Center in Tampa’s Westshore business district in February, it also revealed plans to construct significant office space. In announcing plans for…

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Investors Flip Over Home Sales Tampa FL

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 BY: BUSINESS OBSERVER September 23, 2016 Gulf Coast cities led the nation in the second quarter in home flips, according to a new report from Attom Data Solutions, the new parent company of real estate researcher RealtyTrac. Tampa ranked third in…

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TAMPA FL GETS ANOTHER COMPANY

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BY: BUSINESS OBSERVER September 09, 2016 Virginia-based Iron Bow Technologies intends to create 170 IT and other jobs in Hillsborough County as part of an expansion and development of a new contact center in Tampa. Iron Bow, which provides outsourced customer…

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TAMPA FL RETAIL ON THE RISE

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BY: BUSINESS OBSERVER September 02, 2016 The retail real estate market in Florida, according to a new report from real estate giant JLL, is about as hot as it’s ever been.  “Leading markets have continued to see surges in demand from…

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