March 2016
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
from Owen LaFave, The Bank of Tampa
 
NAIOP has hit the ground running in 2016!  The Superheros of Commercial Real Estate were announced in January at the Best of the Best industry awards, February brought us to the Tamp a Yacht Club to hear about the construction process for the new marina, and in March we experienced Tampa's newest treasure, Davidoff's of Geneva Cigar Bar at MetWest.  We are thrilled to welcome 14 new members since the beginning of the year!  Looking ahead, we have excellent events planned for you including a new program on Emerging Architectural Trends, a "Lunch with Legends" panel and a top-secret program in May that we hope to reveal in the coming weeks. Additionally, several of our signature programs are back and better than ever.  If you have not already done so, I invite you to sign-up a team for the 6th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament on April 15. Many organizations now have these, but we do it better than anyone.  During the event, over 100 of your business colleagues and friends enjoy an on-site fish fry by Love's Artifacts, receive top-notch raffle prizes including firearms and Yeti products as well as a chance to come out and shoot some clay pigeons. A few spots remain for team sponsorships, so sign-up today! 
 
I'm excited and honored to work with the 2016 Executive Committee and Board to bring you an outstanding member experience this year and continue to make NAIOP the best commercial real estate organization in Tampa Bay!  If you are not currently a NAIOP member, there has never been a better time to get involved.  Please contact our executive director, Kelsey Bokor at kelsey@naioptb.org for more information on joining NAIOP. We look forward to seeing you at a NAIOP event soon!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
2015 BEST OF THE BEST 
The 2015 Superheros of Commercial Real Estate were announced on January 27 at the Westin Harbour Island. Over 350 guests enjoyed entertainment, food, drinks & a photo booth.  Congratulations to the 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee - Larry Richey with Cushman & Wakefield and the 2015 President's Award recipient Chuck Carver with McNamara & Carver.  Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors - Ryan Companies and Cushman & Wakefield of Florida
>>COMPLETE LIST OF THE 2015 BEST OF THE BEST RECIPIENTS

DL LUNCH & LEARN WITH SANTOSH GOVINDARAJU, CONVERGENT CAPITAL PARTNERS
On February 3, Santosh Govindaraju, CEO of Convergent Capital Partners spoke to NAIOP Developing Leaders about his experiences in acquiring, managing and selling numerous commercial properties. Santosh shared some of his unique investment strategies and lessons learned during his years in commercial real estate.  The DL Lunch & Learn Series is a bimonthly, free lunch event for NAIOP DL members and their guests only.  The series features and intimate Q&A with industry leaders & experts, covering a wide variety of topics of interest.  Please contact Kelsey Bokor at kelsey@naioptb.org for more information on becoming a NAIOP Developing Leader.
 
 
BOATS & BREWS AT THE TAMPA YACHT CLUB
Over 60 NAIOP members and guests enjoyed a beautiful evening at the Tampa Yacht & Country Club while learning about the newly completed state-of-the-art marina.  Fleet Captain Paul Schnitzlein discussed the challenges of designing, permitting, financing and constructing the new marina in a compressed time frame.  Thank you to our sponsors McNamara & Carver and The Bank of Tampa!

POP-UP EVENT AT DAVIDOFF OF GENEVA
NAIOP's first pop-up event, held at Davidoff of Geneva, was a great success with over 50 brokers, developers and real estate professionals in attendance.  Guests enjoyed socializing at the new, 5,000 square foot completely humidified cigar bar, located at MetWest International.   
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS UPDATE
MORNING SPEAKER SERIES  
The NAIOP Morning Speaker Series (formerly Tampa Bay Watch) occurs 8am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the law offices of Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney in downtown Tampa. In 2016, NAIOP Tampa Bay members have heard guest speakers Ashley Kritzer, commercial real estate reporter with the Tampa Bay Business Journal, and Lane Ramsfield, VP of Real Estate for Port Tampa Bay discuss issues of interest and importance to the commercial real estate industry. On Tuesday, April 12th, Debbie Hunt, Director of Transportation Development for FDOT District 7, will speak to the proposed Tampa Bay Express (TBX) transportation improvement project and what it means to the Tampa Bay region. Please be sure to RSVP to attend this event, which is free and exclusive to NAIOP Tampa Bay members.

MOBILITY FEE PROPOSALS   
On April 20th, The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners is seeking to replace impact fees and transportation concurrency requirements with new mobility fees - fees that can be used on various other transportation expenditures beyond increasing roadway capacity.   These new fees will likely result in significantly increased costs for new construction, although measures are proposed that would greatly incentivize targeted office and industrial development. The County has conducted many focus group discussions with industry on various components of the proposed mobility fee plan and NAIOP Tampa Bay has been an active participant in these discussions. If you would like additional information on the status of the latest mobility fee proposals, please contact Todd Josko at todd@ballardfl.com .
MEMBER & INDUSTRY NEWS 
  • FASB Releases New Lease Accounting Standards.
  • Redstone Investments represented the Egypt Shriners in the sale of the A La Carte Event Pavilion to David Weekley Homes in February.  READ MORE...  
  • Tom McGeachy of Ciminelli Real Estate Services has been retained by the Accardi brothers to lease the former Larmon Furniture building in Ybor City.  READ MORE... 
  • The Westshore Alliance is hosting their 14th Annual Westshore Development Forum on April 19.  Presented by Highwoods Properties, the Forum will highlight current and future development in the Westshore District.  NAIOP members receive discounted admission.  Contact Kelsey for discount information.  MORE ABOUT THIS YEAR'S SPEAKERS... 
  • Banyan Street Capital announced the Rivergate Tower, located at 400 North Ashley Drive in Tampa, will undergo an $11M renovation to open it up to the Tampa Riverwalk.  Roxanne Kemph and Kelley Matheson of CBRE were awarded the exclusive leasing assignment for the building. READ MORE... 
Did you buy, sell or do something newsworthy this quarter?  Close a big deal? Change companies or receive a promotion?  Email Kelsey at kelsey@naioptb.org to be featured here.  
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UPCOMING EVENTS
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6th Annual Sporting Clays 
Friday, April 15
11 AM 
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Morning Speaker Series

Tuesday, April 12
7:45 AM
Speaker: Debbie Hunt, FDOT, District 7
*NAIOP MEMBERS ONLY
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

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JLL

John Dunphy
JLL

Gary Godsey
JLL

Rachael Greenstein
Foley & Lardner

Michael Harrison
Suddath

Nancy Herz
Commercial Florida

Charles Kennedy
University of Florida

Neil Khant

NRK Real Estate Advisors LLC

Richard Matricaria
Marcus & Millichap

Brent Miller
  JLL 

Todd Newton
TD Bank

Ari Ravi
Marcus & Millichap

Julia Rettig
Cushman & Wakefield

Mandy Weitknecht
HOK

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