Two New Leases & a Renewal at Wells Fargo Center Tampa

Leasing remains strong at downtown Tampa’s Wells Fargo Center!  Feldman Equities Mike DiBlasi & Ceci Tricoli along with co-brokers from JLL and Cushman & Wakefield have signed two new tenants and a 30,311 square foot renewal.

TWFC Eblast Dunbar

Phelps Dunbar signed the 30,311 square foot renewal which was co-brokered by David Green of JLL. The law firm opened its Tampa office in 2001 as a part of the firm’s goal of becoming the preeminent firm in the Gulf Coast. With the growth in the Tampa Bay region, as well as the state of Florida as a whole, the Tampa office has quickly become one of Phelps Dunbar’s leading offices with approximately 50 attorneys.

Attorneys in the Tampa office have particular strengths in the areas of business and transactional proceedings, litigation, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, real estate, and employment law. 

The building welcomes two new tenants.

Scarborough Attorneys at Law signed a new lease co-brokered by Kenneth Tenukas of Cushman & Wakefield. Scarborough Attorneys at Law is an AV Peer Review rated insurance defense law firm operating throughout Florida.

Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A. signed a new lease co-brokered by John Fish of Cushman & Wakefield. The law firm based in Tampa focuses on civil appeals and litigation support and criminal defense and appeals.  

Wells Fargo Center Reaches 93% Occupancy for the First Time in Two Decades

It took the new ownership only 13 months to bring occupancy at Wells Fargo Center in downtown Tampa to over 90%.  The signature office tower reached 93% occupancy with over 96,000 square feet of leases since Feldman Equities and Tower Realty Partners purchased the Class A office building in January of 2013.  Larry Feldman, CEO of Feldman Equities who is a co-owner of the building, spearheads leasing efforts.  He attributes their leasing success to aggressive rental rates and the recent renovations to the building.  “Prospects and tenants have responded favorably to our newest amenities including a state-of the-art fitness center, conference room with a 90” TV and a modern café and internet lounge,” according to Feldman.

Recent leases include six new leases totaling over 22,000 square feet.

  • Regus leased approximately 13,000 square feet. The deal was co- broker by Michael Fisher of CBRE.
  • Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP, Florida trial attorneys, expanded by approximately 3,700 square feet.
  • LGI Homes, a publicly traded national homebuilder, leased approximately 2,000 square feet.

The deal was co-brokered by Josh Dohring of the Dohring Group.

  • The American Lung Association leased 1,600 square feet. The deal was co-brokered by Howard Lee.
  • Attorney Bryan Rotella leased approximately 1,000 square feet. The deal was co-brokered by Matt Watson of Cardinal Point.
  • Bordes LLC leased approximately 1,000 square feet.

Wells Fargo Center has recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation involving the modernizing of the building systems and infrastructure including an enitirely new air conditioning system and new roof. The building leasing amenities have been extensively upgraded including a new restaurant, a high-end fitness center and a major upgrade to the parking building’s parking garage. Ownership is installing an all new elevator system which will be completed in 2014.  The corridor renovations will include new lighting, new carpeting, and bathroom upgrades.

Located near the Tampa Convention Center in downtown Tampa, the 22-story, 388,000 square foot Wells Fargo Center is one of Tampa’s premier Class A office buildings with unimpeded views of Hillsborough Bay, the Hillsborough River and the Downtown Tampa skyline.  It is anchored by Wells Fargo & Company, Phelps Dunbar and UBS.

Over the last 20 years, Feldman Equities and Tower Realty Partners have successfully acquired and renovated millions of square feet of underperforming office buildings. In addition to bringing Wells Fargo Center to 93% leased, the joint venture has brought Fountain Square II in Tampa’s Westshore Business District from 70% to over 97% leased and City Center in downtown St. Petersburg from 44% to over 94% occupancy.  These goals were accomplished within a little over two years following the acquisition of the assets.

Wells Fargo Center Welcomes Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg, Martin & Stoller, P.A.

Florida Medical Malpractice Defense Attorney Edward Carbone Joins Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg, Martin & Stoller, P.A.

Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg, Martin & Stoller, P.A. welcomes Florida Medical Malpractice Defense Attorney Edward Carbone, recently of Carlton Fields, to head its new Tampa office. Along with three new associate attorneys, Mr. Carbone expands the defense firm’s roster of services to include medical malpractice and reinforces its commitment to serve the entire state of Florida.

“Ed Carbone is known to many Florida healthcare providers for his high-profile litigation record in defending hospitals and doctors,” said founding partner Fernando Roig.

Roig Lawyers (http://www.roiglawyers.com) today announces the launch of a medical malpractice defense group, based in the firm’s new Tampa office. Edward J. Carbone, formerly a shareholder in the Tampa office of Carlton Fields, will lead the new medical malpractice defense team.

Mr. Carbone represents a wide variety of healthcare providers, including hospitals, physicians, and hospice services, in federal, state, and appellate courts. His litigation experience includes the defense of claims involving medical malpractice, birth injury, catastrophic brain injury, wrongful death, and the collection of medical debt.

The Florida Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA) no-fault compensation program for birth-related neurological injuries is of particular interest to Mr. Carbone, who has written on the topic and handled NICA-related claims.

“Ed Carbone is known to many Florida healthcare providers for his high-profile litigation record in defending hospitals and doctors,” said founding partner Fernando Roig. “Expanding our roster of legal defense services to include medical malpractice reinforces our commitment to serve the entire state of Florida,” adds managing partner Michael Rosenberg.

Mr. Carbone is licensed in Florida and Massachusetts, and admitted to practice in Florida state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. Earlier in his career he served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Arthur Minuskin of the Superior Court of New Jersey. He earned his J.D. in 1994 from Boston College Law School, and a B.A., cum laude, in 1991 from Boston College. Mr. Carbone is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and listed in Best Lawyers in America (2013-2014).

Associate attorney Jacqueline R. Ambrose, formerly a business litigation associate in the Tampa office of Carlton Fields, is also joining Roig Lawyers. She is experienced in matters relating to creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, products liability, real estate, and the defense of institutional lenders. Ms. Ambrose has defended national title insurance underwriters in class action cases.

Rounding out the new Tampa team will be associate attorneys Miguel Raul Roura and Peter S. Nayrouz, formerly associates in the St. Petersburg office of Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. They are both experienced in many areas of insurance defense, with a focus on Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and insurance fraud (SIU) litigation.

About Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg, Martin & Stoller, P.A

Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg, Martin & Stoller, P.A. (http://www.roiglawyers.com), is a defense law firm serving the state of Florida. It was founded in 2000 by trial attorney Fernando Roig, who is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The firm is recognized by A.M. Best as Recommended Insurance Attorneys.

Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Roig Lawyers has grown to more than 75 attorneys and 100 support staff. Its diverse team of professionals is experienced in handling thousands of PIP/No-Fault, bodily injury, uninsured motorist, fraud, homeowners, workers’ compensation, and other defense claims. The firm publishes a popular blog on PIP insurance news at http://www.FLPIPGuide.com.

Two members of Roig Lawyers are board certified by The Florida Bar. Partner Jeffrey Tutan is Board Certified in Civil Trial, and Kimberly Hill, Of Counsel to the firm, is Board Certified in Appellate Practice and Workers’ Compensation. The firm and several of its attorneys have been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services as a course provider for Continuing Education classes.

The firm opened offices in Miami, Orlando, and West Palm Beach in 2013. The newest Tampa office is located at 100 S. Ashley Drive, Suite 1350, Tampa, FL 33602. The Tampa phone number is 813-514-1865 and the fax number is 813-514-1876.

New Owners of Wells Fargo Center Fill Over 50% of Vacancy in 8 Months

leasing-announcements - Oct 2013

Feldman Equities, LLC. and Tower Realty Partners have secured 58,422 square feet of leases (over half of the vacant office space) at Wells Fargo Center in downtown Tampa since purchasing the Class A office building in January.  Larry Feldman, CEO of Feldman Equities who is a co-owner of the building, spearheads leasing efforts.  He attributes their leasing success to aggressive rental rates and the recent renovations to the building.  “We make it easy to do deals at our properties.  We are very responsive with no cumbersome approval processes,” stated Feldman. Recent leases include five new leases, an expansion and a renewal totaling 46,269 square feet.

Valet Waste Relocating Corporate Headquarters to Wells Fargo Center

Valet Waste, the nation’s leading provider of doorstep trash and recycling collection services, leased 17,194 square feet at Wells Fargo Center.  Co-brokers Mercedes Angel of Cushman & Wakefield and Abbey Dohring of The Dohring Group represented the company in the transaction.

Glenn Rasmussen, a business law firm founded in Tampa, has signed a 14,400 square foot renewal.

Harris & Hunt, P.A. has leased 4,893 square feet. The divorce and family law firm was represented by co-brokers John Fish and Scott Garlick of Cushman & Wakefield.

AVI-SPL, the world’s leading video communications partner, has leased 4,882 square feet.

The firm was represented by co-broker Jimmy Garvey of Cassidy Turley.

nSource Services, Inc. leased 1,681 square feet.

Metropolis Law leased 957 square feet.

Represented by co-broker Mike Mauger of Doyle Mcgrath

BDG Architects has signed a 2,262 square foot expansion.

Wells Fargo Center has recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation involving the modernizing of the building systems and telecommunications infrastructure.  Renovations to the multi-tenant corridors are nearly complete. The corridor renovations include new lighting, new carpeting, and bathroom upgrades.  Also nearing completion are extensive upgrades to the building’s leasing amenities including a new restaurant, a high-end fitness center and a major upgrade to the parking building’s parking garage.  Tenants will begin using the new facilities before year-end 2013.

Located near the Tampa Convention Center in downtown Tampa, the 22-story, 388,000 square foot Wells Fargo Center is one of Tampa’s premier Class A office buildings with unimpeded views of Hillsborough Bay, the Hillsborough River and the Downtown Tampa skyline.  Anchored by Wells Fargo & Company, Phelps Dunbar and UBS, Wells Fargo Center is currently 87% leased with one of downtown Tampa’s most desirable full floor vacancies.

Over the last 20 years, Feldman Equities and Tower Realty Partners have successfully acquired and renovated millions of square feet of underperforming office buildings. The joint venture plans on implementing an aggressive renovation and leasing program at Wells Fargo Center, building on their recent success in bringing Fountain Square II from 70% to over 97% leased and City Center in downtown St. Petersburg from 44% to over 94% occupancy.  These goals were accomplished within a little over two years following the acquisition of the assets.