September 2015
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
from Tom McGeachy, Ciminelli Real Estate Services
 
Hope everyone had a great summer!  Business has been hot for most of us and NAIOP is a great way to continue to grow your network and close deals.  We're excited to announce the beginning of our Developing Leaders lunch & learn series, a bi-monthly opportunity for NAIOP Members 35 & under to have lunch with local industry experts. 
We are looking forward to a great line-up of fall programs, starting with the Broker Update on September 24.  Last year's event sold out, so sign-up today to guarantee your spot!  Finally, beginning October 1, NAIOP offers 15 months of membership for the price of 12.  If you've thought about joining NAIOP in the past, now is the perfect time to take advantage of this great deal! 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
2015 SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT
Over 100 commercial real estate professionals enjoyed an on-site fish fry before competing in a fun Sporting Clays Tournament! Congratulations to the winning team from Ciminelli Real Estate! Thank you to our Golden Grouse Sponsor - Moretrench and all of the other sponsors for their generous support!

AMAZON FULFILLMENT TOUR
Twenty lucky NAIOP members had the opportunity to experience a private tour of the Amazon Fulfillment Center on May 21.  During the behind-the-scenes tour, attendees saw Amazon's impressive packaging and fulfillment operations in action.  Thank you to our sponsor Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A. !  
 
LESSONS FROM THE LOCKER ROOM WITH PLANT HIGH HEAD FOOTBALL COACH ROBERT WEINER
Coach Robert Weiner gave an excellent motivational talk on overcoming obstacles to achieve success on Wednesday, July 28. Coach Weiner shared many insights and personal experiences with the sold out crowd during lunch at The Beck Group.

GREATER GATEWAY BUS TOUR
Over 75 NAIOP members & guests visited 18 properties during the Greater Gateway Bus Tour on September 2.  The group enjoyed a beautiful cocktail reception at Feather Sound Country Club immediately following the tour.  Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors - Pinellas Business Center, Centres at Feather Sound & Echelon City Center and all of the other sponsors that made the tour so successful! 
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS UPDATE
Join us at the next Tampa Bay Watch on Tuesday, October 13 at 7:45 a.m. at Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney. The speaker will be announced in the coming weeks. This event is free to NAIOP Members only please - no guests.

Did you know? 
Your NAIOP Tampa Bay membership includes membership in NAIOP Florida, the statewide lobbying group representing Tampa Bay, Central Florida, South Florida, Northwest and Northeast Florida in Tallahassee. If you are a NAIOP member interested in getting involved with NAIOP Florida, please email Kelsey at kelsey@naioptb.org
MEMBER & INDUSTRY NEWS 
  • The $2 billion acquisition of Cushman and Wakefield by DTZ closed on September 2.  Larry Richey will continue as the Florida Market leader for the new firm, which will operate under the Cushman & Wakefield banner.
  • The team at Bricklemyer Law Group is pleased to announce their merger with Gardner Brewer Martinez-Monfort.   
  • Andrea Zelman (Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney) has been been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 list. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on a peer-review evaluation. She was also named Lawyer of the Year.
  • Ted Tamargo (Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney) has been been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 list. 
  • Johnson & Johnson signed a lease for 111,000 square feet of space on the first five floors of 100 Hidden River Corporate Center One in Tampa.
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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Issue: 2
UPCOMING EVENTS
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Developing Leaders Lunch & Learn with Larry Feldman - SOLD OUT! 
 
Wednesday, September 16

Broker Update
Thursday,
September 24
4 PM
Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
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The Vault of Souls & Franklin Exchange Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Wednesday,
October 21
5:30 PM
Registration will open in the coming weeks. 

Holiday Social 
Tuesday,
December 8
Registration will open in the coming weeks.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

Christopher Dinklage
George F. Young, Inc.

Carey Froelicher
University of Florida

Alexis Jones
University of Florida

Melissa King
ASD | SKY

Lane Ramsfield
Port Tampa Bay

Michael Spada
Florida State University

Anthony Suarez
Florida State University

Paul Swindle

Relocation Strategies

Will Wamble
Redstone Commercial LLC

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