‘A very good day’: Construction starts on downtown Tampa’s 31-story AER tower

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor addressed the city's red-hot real estate market and affordability crisis before turning the microphone over to former Mayor Bob Buckhorn, who started working on the tower halfway through his first term in office.Original Article

Florida lawmakers sign off on condo safety requirements

Florida lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a plan to bolster the safety of condominium buildings, after the devastating collapse last year of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside.Original Article

31-story AER apartment tower in downtown Tampa, nearly a decade in the works, will finally break ground

An apartment tower first proposed in downtown Tampa in 2013 will finally celebrate its groundbreaking Thursday. Coastal Construction, the general contractor on the project, said Wednesday it will hold a ceremony to commemorate the beginning of construction for Arts and Entertainment Residences. The developer is a partnership of Miami-based American Land Ventures and the North American affiliate of Tel Aviv-based Gazit Globe Ltd. Jeff Mooallem, president and CEO of Gazit Horizons Inc., first confirmed…Original Article

Apartments in Skyway Marina District sell for $123 million

The 308-unit apartment complex has been sold to a group connected to to Denver-based Treeline Partners.Original Article

Florida condo regulations in response to Surfside tragedy could be passed as soon as Wednesday

While the Legislature couldn't get a deal together during the regular session, negotiations resumed in special session.Original Article

Insurers, trial lawyers clash as Florida insurance bills move forward

"I see this as an industry that essentially has Stage 4 cancer and is failing. The solutions here are as if we’re treating it with Stage 1 cancer."Original Article

Tierra Verde waterfront mansion sells for $9.95M

The home fronts the Gulf of Mexico and comes with a built-in saltwater aquarium.Original Article

Apartments in Midtown Tampa have sold in record-shattering deal

The sale has smashed the record set by Manor Riverwalk in late 2021.Original Article

Nonprofits unite to build 73 affordable housing units in downtown St. Pete

Downtown St. Petersburg will get 73 affordable housing units that will be predominately targeted toward unhoused residents.Original Article

DeSantis to sign off on housing money

As he prepares to act on a proposed state budget, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday backed a new $100 million program to help people such as teachers, health care workers and police officers buy homes. Amid soaring housing costs in many parts of Florida, DeSantis said during a news conference at the Cape Coral Police Department that the “Hometown Heroes” program is needed so people in a number of professions can live in or close to the communities they serve. “It really matters if they can afford…Original Article