Tampa businessman bids on Rivergate Tower in downtown Tampa

Motivated as much by passion as potential profits, a Tampa entrepreneur is bidding on the city’s most iconic skyscraper.

Tom Frederick, who was a partner in Zeno Office Solutions before selling the company to Xerox in 2013, said Thursday that he submitted a $60 million offer for the Rivergate Tower, the 31-story cylindrical office tower on North Ashley Drive.

Offers were due Tuesday, Frederick said. He wasn’t sure when CBRE Group Inc., which took the property to market earlier this year, plans… …read more