Tampa ‘West River’ redevelopment kicks off with relocation notices

By Salem Solomon Residents of North Boulevard Homes, a public housing complex in Tampa, have received notices alerting them to expect to move as early as next year. The complex will be torn down to make way for a redevelopment project that the Tampa Housing Authority calls the creation of the “West River” area, the […]

6 deals that were transformational for downtown Tampa in 2014

By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer It was a defining year for downtown Tampa and the neighborhoods that ring the urban core. Tampa’s city center is seeing the very beginnings of urban vibrancy, and the real estate deals that transpired this year set an exciting stage for 2015. Here are the deals that have the biggest potential […]

TBBJ’s most popular stories of 2014

By Jo-Lynn Brown Jeff Vinik, Bubba the Love Sponge, and Publix are some of the subjects included in the top 20 most read stories on the Tampa Bay Business Journal site in 2014. Here, in ranking order, are the 20 most popular stories of 2014: 1. Jeff Vinik’s plans for downtown Tampa 2. It Works! […]

Federal prosecutors close another chapter on troubled condo project The Arbors

By Margie Manning A Miami attorney is at least the fourth person to plead guilty to charges stemming from a troubled real estate project in Carrollwood. Rashmi Airan-Pace pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire, mail and bank fraud in connection with the purchase of The Arbors, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney […]

Raymond James, JPMorgan Chase help fund affordable apartments in Largo

By Margie Manning Housing Trust Group has closed on the financing of Whispering Palms Apartments, a $12.4 million, 63-unit affordable housing community in Largo. Money to build the project came, in part, from the Raymond James Tax Credit Fund, equity raised from the purchase of Florida Housing Finance Corp. low-income housing tax credits, a press […]

5 things to know about Vinik’s billion-dollar vision (Video)

By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer It’s a lot to take in: Nearly 3 million square feet of new commercial development, totaling more than $1 billion in development costs, in downtown Tampa over the next five to seven years. Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik unveiled his vision for the land he’s acquired in downtown Tampa on […]

Dream big and take this advice from Russell Wilson’s dad: ‘Why not you?’

By John Nemo I still remember the terror in my heart as I approached a woman with the most beautiful blonde hair and blue eyes I’d ever seen. For all the talk and false bravado that goes on among young males in locker rooms and elsewhere, I had zero self-confidence when it came to asking […]

​Sneak peek: Vinik previews plans for Hillsborough commissioners

By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer Tampa Bay Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik gave the Hillsborough County Commissioners a sneak peek of his billion-dollar development plans Wednesday morning. “What we’re going to show this morning is a vision plan,” Vinik told the board. “I wouldn’t call it a master plan. This is our vision of what’s going to […]