Inside the Quay in downtown Sarasota: A $27 million deal that came together quickly

By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer A Jacksonville developer’s plans to buy the Quay property in downtown Sarasota came together very quickly — so quickly that the group doesn’t have a formal plan for the land yet. Ed Burr, CEO of GreenPointe Holdings LLC, said Friday that the opportunity came up in November and required closing very […]

Rays, C1 Bank, USF executives named to Leadership St. Pete Class of 2015

By Pam Huff Leadership St. Pete, a division of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, has named 40 local executives to the class of 2015. The program is a six-month experience designed to promote and enhance community leadership, according to a statement from the Chamber. Participants get an in-depth introduction to social, economic, business […]

Flurry of office tower sales signifies downtown Tampa’s ‘time has come’

By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer It’s been a banner year for downtown Tampa’s office market. Three towers have sold — Fifth Third Center sold for $47 million, Tampa City Center fetched $128 million and at the end of November, the Wells Fargo Center traded for $78 million. Driving those deals is a multifaceted dynamic, investment brokers […]