Tampa City Council signs off on controversial apartment tower on Harbour Island

By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer A Harbour Island apartment tower opposed by its neighbors received the go-ahead for Tampa City Council Thursday morning, and the residents now must decide whether to continue their fight against the project. A city official had decided that the Related Group’s plans for a 21-story, 340-unit apartment tower at 402 Knights […]

Hillsborough Title, Florida Agency Network strike deal for Bella Title

By Margie Manning Florida Agency Network has acquired Bella Title, a Land O’ Lakes-based real estate title company. Financial terms were not disclosed. Mica Butterwood, owner and operator of Bella Title, will serve as Florida Agency Network’s relationship manager for northern Hillsborough County, a statement said. Florida Agency Network is an umbrella organization of title […]

St. Joseph’s Hospital-South in Riverview nears opening date

By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer The newest contender in the battle for commercially insured patients in South Hillsborough County will open its doors next month. St. Joseph’s Hospital-South is on track to open in February, with plans to hold a community open house from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 17. The hospital is at 6901 […]

Deer Valley top executive steps down

By Margie Manning Charles Masters has retired as president and CEO of Deer Valley Corp. Masters’ retirement comes a few months after Peerless Systems Corp. became majority owner of Deer Valley (OTC: DVLY), a manufactured homebuilder that was headquartered in Tampa until recently. The company does not plan to hire a replacement for Masters, a […]

10 resolutions to make for your brand in 2015

By Matthew Fenton No trends or predictions here – just 10 core principles that, taken together, will make you a more successful brand leader in 2015 and beyond. I will bring my brand vision to life every day. And if I don’t have a brand vision — one that clearly defines what we stand for, […]

A five-step plan for discovering your ‘inner genius’

By Caroline McMillan Portillo Editor’s note: Bizwomen reporter Caroline McMillan Portillo is participating in — and reporting on — Boss School, a 10-week online course designed to teach busy, aspiring female entrepreneurs what they need to know to start and grow a business. (For more background, click here .) If you’ve ever taken the “Awareness […]

Atlanta developer pursuing $45M second phase of NoHo flats apartments in North Hyde Park

By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer An Atlanta developer is planning to build 275 new apartments in Tampa’s North Hyde Park. Pollack Shores Real Estate Group is moving forward with the second phase of NoHo Flats, said Anthony Everett, Central Florida director for Pollack Shores, with plans to break ground in April or May. The yet-unnamed community […]

3 reasons Ybor City, Seminole Heights will begin to blossom in 2015

By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer Deals in downtown Tampa made for some splashy headlines in 2014, but this year, expect to also see some action just outside the urban core. Ybor City and Seminole Heights are both well-positioned to see revitalization movements of their own, and there’s a good chance we’ll look back at 2015 as […]