Monday, November 7, 2016

City Office REIT, Feldman Equities and Tower Realty Joint Venture Acquires Park Tower in Downtown Tampa, FL

Park Tower, Downtown Tampa, FL
TAMPA, FL – A joint venture consisting of affiliates of NYSE listed City Office REIT (NYSE: CIO), Feldman Equities LLC, and Tower Realty Partners has acquired Park Tower, a 36-story, 475,000 square foot office building located in downtown Tampa.  The joint venture purchased the office building for $79.75 million.

The joint venture intends to make a substantial investment in the property to modernize the building.  The building is approximately 86% leased. Its anchor tenants include BB&T, United States Department of Justice – US Attorney’s Office, Level 3 Communications, and Lykes Insurance.

City Office REIT currently owns approximately 1.0 million square feet of office properties in the Tampa Bay market. 

“We are strong believers in the Tampa Bay market with its tremendous job and population growth and are excited to add Park Tower to our expanding portfolio,” commented Jamie Farrar, CEO of City Office REIT. 

“As with our other downtown acquisitions, this is yet another opportunity for us to do what we do best – renovating and upgrading office buildings in order to maximize their value,” commented co-owner Larry Feldman, CEO of Feldman Equities.

    Mike DiBlasi, Feldman Equities Executive Vice President for Leasing and Marketing, will lead leasing efforts.

Larry Feldman

“Located at the corner of Kennedy Blvd. and Tampa St., Park Tower sits on the most important intersection in Tampa. This is a great opportunity for a tenant looking to move into the heart of downtown,” said DiBlasi.  Park Tower offers spectacular views of Hillsborough Bay, the Hillsborough River, and the Downtown Tampa skyline.

“Downtown Tampa is undergoing a remarkable revitalization with numerous residential developments and the emergence of the Tampa Riverwalk entertainment district,” stated Feldman. “We are elated to be at the forefront of the downtown’s revitalization.”

Tower Realty Partners is a privately held, commercial real estate investment & management company based in Orlando, Florida. Founded in 1987 by principals Cliff Stein and Reid Berman, Tower Realty partners has been involved in the acquisition, leasing, and management of over 20 million square feet of real estate totaling in excess of $1.6 billion in transactions.

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