Massive mixed-use development, including 600 apartments, planned for 55 vacant acres in Brandon

A developer is targeting one of the largest remaining vacant parcels in the Tampa suburb.Original Article

Three-story townhouses with rooftop terraces break ground in St. Petersburg’s historic Kenwood (Rendering)

Contemporary townhouses are coming to one of St. Petersburg's most historic neighborhoods.Original Article

Developers of 53-story mixed-use Riverwalk Place to begin external demolition of CapTrust building in downtown Tampa

The developers of the 53-story Riverwalk Place will begin external demolition of the CapTrust building, a process expected to take more than a month and affect traffic patterns in downtown Tampa. The developers — a partnership of Tampa's Feldman Equities and West Palm Beach-based Two Roads Development — said on July 2 that they will begin external demolition on July 8. Internal demolition of the building has been under way since at least early May. On July 5, the developers said via a spokesman…Original Article

Don CeSar developer’s historic home on St. Pete Beach hits the market (Photos)

The historic home where the developer of the Don CeSar lived while building the Pink Palace is up for sale. Thomas Rowe, who opened the iconic hotel in St. Pete Beach in 1928, lived in the home at 3215 West Maritana Drive before and during the construction of the Don CeSar. It is listed for sale at $1.25 million. Tia Hockensmith and Anna Womack of Smith & Associates Real Estate are the listing agents. "The buyer of this home will not only have the pleasure of living in a gorgeous home with stunning…Original Article

Zillow economist: Tampa Bay housing market is showing signs of slowing along with rest of U.S.

Home values in Tampa Bay and across the U.S. fell for the second straight month in May — and while the declines are slight, a Zillow economist says it could be the beginning of a return to a more normal housing market.Original Article

Tampa Bay’s multifamily market is still on fire

From new towers to reviving aging properties, there’s no shortage of interest in Tampa Bay multifamily real estateOriginal Article

Tampa Bay home shoppers seek affordability, do not find it

Tampa Bay home shoppers are coming up short. According to home search data from realtor.com, the average median listing price for houses in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area is $274,950. That is 5.5 percent (or $15,050) higher than the average median search price of $259,900. The gap in Tampa Bay is not as bad as the nationwide gap of 9.1 percent ($27,000) between the median search price of $288,000 and median listing price of $315,000. The greater the gap, the higher the frustration. “Entry-level…Original Article

Giving Back: Platinum Group from Smith & Associates Real Estate

Name of project: The Platinum Group from Smith & Associates Real Estate was the major sponsor of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Pride Bowl, which raises funds to continue the BBBS outreach to the LGBTQ+ community. Beneficiary organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters No. of employees involved: Four Money raised: $8,000 Details: Margaret Grobinson from BBBS came to Smith & Associates' Fourth Street office three years ago and gave a talk. She was asked what was the organization doing to help LGBTQ…Original Article

Temple Terrace apartments fetch more than $200,000 per key

Apartments around the Tampa Bay region continue to be a hot asset class.Original Article

​Dozens of nursing homes with HUD-backed mortgages have ‘serious deficiencies’

Dozens of the worst-run nursing homes in the United States have mortgages guaranteed by a federal agency that mostly stopped inspecting such homes several years ago.Original Article