Category: Tampa FL

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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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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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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NEW HEIGHTS NEXT IN TAMPA FL

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By: Mark Gordon | Managing Editor Executive Summary Developer.  SoHo Capital   Project.  The Heights   Key.  Three other projects are also in the works in and around downtown Tampa. Entrepreneur Chas Bruck, co-creator behind the Heights, what could be…

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Tampa FL Fab Four?

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A handful of major developments proposed for Tampa would nearly double the amount of existing commercial square footage in the city and bring as many new residents as in the Northdale area of Hillsborough County — population 22,587. Combined, the…

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WALKING ON AIR

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By: Business Observer August 05, 2016 The biggest competitive threat to hit the hotel industry in years, Airbnb, has made big strides in Florida.  Airbnb, which calls itself a community-driven hospitality company, says more than 750,000 people visited the Sunshine State…

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SAVE THE SAND DOLLARS

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By: Business Observer August 05, 2016 A day at the beach these days isn’t always cheap. That’s the word from TravelBird, a travel data website. The firm’s 2016 Beach Price Index calculates the cost of an average day at the beach,…

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Tampa FL Tech Workers Drive Growth

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By: Business Observer July 15, 2016 The Tampa tech industry scored some big points in CBRE’s annual report on the sector, “Scoring Tech Talent.”  The report ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian markets based on the ability to attract and grow talent…

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