Entries by DomresRealEstate

Developer converting old Ybor cigar factory to apartments gets incentives from Hillborough

The redevelopment of the Oliva Cigar Factory in Ybor City will be aided by incentive dollars from Hillsborough County. Darryl Shaw, CEO of Tampa-based Blue Pearl Veterinary, is planning to convert the the three-story, 30,000-square-foot building at 2008 N. 19th St into 38 multifamily units. Shaw’s real estate pursuits in Ybor are separate ventures from […]

Georgetown developers working on infrastructure improvements, could signal development is imminent

One of the most desirable tracts of vacant waterfront land in Tampa Bay appears to be moving toward development. The developers of Georgetown, a 162-acre parcel off of South West Shore Boulevard, have filed plans with the city proposing changes to the canal improvement plans for the site. Christian Tyler Properties, Avanti Properties, DeBartolo Development […]

Vintage retailer sets up shop in Seminole Heights

Drawn to Seminole Heights by the evolution of the neighborhood, a vintage retailer has set up shop on North Florida Avenue. Vintage Post Marketplace has been open for about two weeks at 5206 N. Florida Ave., in a 9,000-square-foot space that was previously a post office and most recently a Napa Auto Parts store. The […]

This is a good month for igloos, but not other kinds of houses

Tired of snow? Home builders are. An index tracking builders’ confidence in the market for new single-family homes fell 2 points in February to 55, according to the National Association of Home Builders. You can blame snow for the drop, not weaker fundamentals, according to NAHB. “Overall, builder sentiment remains fairly solid, with this slight […]

3 techniques for networking at big events

Recently, I attended the Puget Sound Business Journal’s annual Book of Lists event, held at Seattle’s beautiful Museum of Flight. It was a huge gathering, so I interviewed attendees for their insights on networking at big events. Who was it that didn’t have much fun? Well, extreme introverts. Granted, most introverts probably didn’t register to […]