Entries by Market Tampa Investments

Finding value in Tampa Heights’ historic vibe

By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer Michael Mincberg is equal parts historic preservationist and opportunist. Mincberg, president of Sight Real Estate, is planning to redevelop an old bottling factory in Tampa Heights into 22 apartments, The Bootlegger Factory Flats. Mincberg wants to preserve history — the brick factory was built in 1925 -— as well as creating […]

Hacking of CENTCOM resembles prior Albuquerque media hack

By Pam Huff Call it coincidence. Weeks before hackers got hold of U.S. Central Command’s social media accounts, a similar attack happened to the Albuquerque Journal’s website and then its Facebook and Twitter feeds. Hackers using the same “CyberCaliphate” and “i love you isis” messages took control of the social media accounts of CENTCOM, located […]

CenterState Banks profit swells in Q4 2014

By Margie Manning A much-improved credit environment and Florida real estate market helped boost income at CenterState Banks Inc. in the last three months of 2014. CenterState (NASDAQ: CSFL), a Davenport-based bank that’s among the largest community banks in Tampa Bay, reported net income of $7.3 million, or 16 cents a share, for the fourth […]

Developer: Apartment project is in ‘one of the more transitional areas’ of Tampa Heights

By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer Michael Mincberg is up front about the fact that his latest development project is in a dicey part of one of Tampa’s up-and-coming urban neighborhoods. “All of Tampa Heights is transitional, and this is definitely one of the more transitional areas,” said Mincberg, president of Sight Real Estate. “There’s definitely a […]