Feldman Equities is pleased to announce one of Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work (2016) is moving to downtown Tampa’s Wells Fargo Center. Walbridge Aldinger, LLC, a construction services firm, has leased 6,438 square feet in a deal co-brokered by Chris Butler of Franklin Street. Walbridge Aldinger Company offers general contracting, design-build, construction management, pre-construction, engineering management, and program management services, as well as engineering, procurement, and construction services; and concrete, equipment installation, and facility management services. Walbridge Aldinger Company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
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.
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.
It is always a pleasure hosting the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at Wells Fargo Center Tampa. What a great turnout! Thank you to The Corner Cafe & Deli for providing the delicious food. Guests enjoyed chair massages in our fitness center, music, magic and lots of great prizes. Owner Larry Feldman of Feldman Equities shared his excitement for Downtown Tampa including all the great new amenities and renovations at Wells Fargo Center.
“After working with three property management firms over the past twelve years, Feldman Equities and Tower Realty Partners are by far the best companies that I have had the pleasure of working with at Wells Fargo Center Tampa. What sets them apart from other firms is the positive can-do attitude and team approach. They go the extra distance to make you feel truly valued as a tenant.”
Susan Tai, RPA
LEED® Green Associate
Regional Property Manager
Corporate Properties Group
Downtown Tampa’s Wells Fargo Center has a newly renovated lobby as part of a multi-million dollar renovation.
Prospects and tenants have responded favorably to the building’s newly-installed amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, conference room with a 90” TV, modern café, and internet lounge. The partnership spent nearly $100,000 on new fitness center equipment alone.
Hi-tech and amenity-rich offices give employers the edge in appealing to the younger, upwardly-mobile employee that typically wants to work downtown.
Both the fitness center and the new Corner Café have proved to be particularly appealing to younger employees. The new café replaced a nondescript delicatessen with few healthy options and drab seating. In its place is an airy, contemporary eatery with an extensive menu and seating to suit almost every taste — low-slung banquettes, counter height stools and faux-leather chairs with little swivel desks on which to prop an iPad.
To brighten and open up other areas, dark wooden doors were replaced with glass ones. Old ceiling panels have been removed, raising ceiling heights to 13 feet and giving the space a hip, loft-like feel. In the elevator banks, ’80s-style marble flooring has been replaced with pure white porcelain tiles that reflect the new energy-efficient LED lights overhead. The elevators themselves are intelligently programmed to anticipate when a certain floor will be at peak-demand times.
The lobby was updated with new seating areas, a multimedia screen, new lighting, and electronic directories.
Additional renovations included modernizing the building systems and infrastructure with a state-of-the-art elevator system for both the building and the garage, as well as a new roof. Extensive upgrades were made to the building’s parking garage as well as the tenant common spaces, such as new tile floors, new lighting, new carpeting, and bathroom upgrades.
As the “re-inventors” of the office building Feldman Equities and Tower Realty Partners specialize in turning around underperforming and distressed office assets.
Feldman Equities LLC and Tower Realty Partners have reacquired an equity position in Wells Fargo Center. The groups’ ownership interest is a joint venture partnership with an institutional investor that purchased the building late last year.
Feldman Equities and Tower Realty originally acquired the building at the end of 2012 in joint venture partnership with another institutional investor. “We are excited about the future of Downtown Tampa and look forward to being a part of that future,” stated Larry Feldman, CEO of Feldman Equities.
As part of the agreement Tower Realty Partners will retain management responsibilities with Feldman Equities providing leasing oversight. Cushman & Wakefield has been retained to represent the ownership group in leasing the building. Jeff Lanning and Brian Breeding of Cushman & Wakefield will spearhead leasing efforts. The building currently has 33,000 square feet available for lease.
“Wells Fargo Center has one of the best locations downtown,” said Lanning. “Tenants love the newest amenities which include a state-of the-art fitness center, conference room with a 90” TV, a modern café and internet lounge all with views of the Hillsborough river.”
Wells Fargo Center recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation involving the modernizing of the building systems and infrastructure including an entirely 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. Tenant corridors are being renovated to include new lighting, carpeting, and bathroom upgrades.