Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Real Estate

Big Plant City shopping center sells for $29 million

PLANT CITY — Lake Walden Square, a 244,529-square-foot shopping center at the main retail intersection serving Plant City, has been sold for $29 million to a Hollywood, Fla., company. Anchored by Winn-Dixie, the center at West Alexander Street and James L. Redman Parkway also includes Marshalls, Ross Dress for Less, Michaels, PetSmart and Famous Footwear. The buyer, JBL Asset Management, owns shopping centers in several states. HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Retail Value Inc.

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Valet parking? A concierge? Midtown Tampa outlines plans for an amenity-rich office building

Valet parking? A concierge? Midtown Tampa outlines plans for an amenity-rich office building

TAMPA — A sudden boomlet in premium office space is getting boomier as developers detail their plans for the first of three office buildings planned at Midtown Tampa, a $500 million mixed-use development near Interstate 275 and N Dale Mabry Highway.M...
Updated: 5 hours ago
‘Imminent’ bankruptcy filing for law firm of suspended St . Pete lawyer Mark Stopa

‘Imminent’ bankruptcy filing for law firm of suspended St . Pete lawyer Mark Stopa

The law firm of suspended St. Petersburg attorney Mark Stopa is in such chaos that much of its staff has quit — some after suffering stress-related breakdowns — and a liquidation bankruptcy filing is imminent.In an emergency motion filed this week in...
Published: 09/19/18
St. Pete condo of Weight Watchers’ Mindy Grossman hits market at nearly $4-million

St. Pete condo of Weight Watchers’ Mindy Grossman hits market at nearly $4-million

ST. PETERSBURG — Mindy Grossman, the former HSN chief who now heads Weight Watchers International, has put her Beach Drive condo on the market at the hefty price of $3.95 million.The three-bedroom, three-and 1/2 bath unit on the 24th floor of Ovation...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 09/18/18
This $4.25 million bank-owned estate is the biggest waterfront property for sale in Tampa Bay

This $4.25 million bank-owned estate is the biggest waterfront property for sale in Tampa Bay

ST, PETERSBURG — For years it was Tampa Bay’s classiest party house, a spectacular waterfront estate that hosted many an event for charity. Now, it is the bay area’s priciest foreclosure for sale. U.S. Bank recently took back the mansion in St. Peter...
Published: 09/14/18
Florida, Tampa Bay rank high in risk of mortgage fraud

Florida, Tampa Bay rank high in risk of mortgage fraud

New York, New Jersey and Florida remain the top three states for the risk of mortgage fraud as fraud on mortgage applications ticks up nationally.One in 109 applications contained fraud in the second quarter of this year compared to one in 122 in the...
Published: 09/13/18
Townhomes are planned in St. Petersburg for the site of 1905 Victorian house

Townhomes are planned in St. Petersburg for the site of 1905 Victorian house

ST. PETERSBURG — Eight townhomes are planned for the site of a 1905 house thought to have been connected to early African-American leader Elder Jordan.A project of J2 Developers, the St. James Townhomes at 758 Third Ave. S each will have three bedroo...
Published: 09/13/18
New residential loans plunge in the Tampa Bay area

New residential loans plunge in the Tampa Bay area

Rising mortgage rates contributed to a sharp decline in residential loans originated in the Tampa Bay area in the second quarter of this year. According to the real estate database ATTOM Data Solutions, loans secured by residential property dropped 1...
Published: 09/12/18
A fresh take on what Tampa’s 50-story-plus Riverwalk Place will look like

A fresh take on what Tampa’s 50-story-plus Riverwalk Place will look like

TAMPA — Weeks before the sales center is due to open, potential buyers already are placing reservations on condos in Riverwalk Place. "The pace has been awfully good, better than we expected," said Reid Boren, managing partner of Two Roads Developmen...
Published: 09/10/18
Updated: 09/11/18
Flip or Flop? Tampa Bay’s house-flipping rate plunges

Flip or Flop? Tampa Bay’s house-flipping rate plunges

As home prices continue to rise, house-flipping is becoming less popular in the Tampa Bay area. The percentage of homes flipped in the second quarter of this year plunged 18 percent from the same period in 2017, according to the real estate web site ...
Published: 09/07/18
Opponents of Bezu condo tower sue developers, city of St. Pete

Opponents of Bezu condo tower sue developers, city of St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — As expected, the battle over Bezu has gone to court. In a lawsuit filed in Pinellas County Circuit Court, opponents say the city failed to follow the law and erred in approving plans to build the 19-story, 20-unit Bezu next to the hi...
Published: 09/06/18