9 top marketing ideas for real estate agents

Are you looking to increase the visibility of your real estate business? In this article, we’ll look at nine of the top ways to market yourself as a real estate agent, and give you an idea of the costs associated with each. 1. Use a website builder If you do not already have a website […]

Exclusive: Franklin Street snares real estate veterans from CBRE

Tampa-grown real estate firm Franklin Street has snagged two veterans from real estate colossus CBRE Group Inc. Clay Wommack, who specializes in office and industrial leasing, and Julie Palmer-Nicholson, who handles property management, have joined Franklin Street as directors in the office and industrial services group. Wommack specializes in landlord and tenant representation of office […]

Vinik’s plans create a sense of urgency to improve the TECO Line Streetcar

Unfortunately for the TECO Line Streetcar, Jeffrey Zampitella is an anomaly among downtown Tampa residents. Zampitella, president of the SkyPoint Condominium Association, said he is such a passionate advocate for public transit and a walkable city that he finds excuses to take the streetcar whenever he can — and sometimes for no reason other than […]

Florida leading indicator continues upward trend in December

Florida’s leading indicator — a measurement of economic activity in the state compiled by Durham, N.H.-based e-forecasting.com — increased in December by 0.5 percent after an increase of 0.4 percent in November. The December data is the most recent available. Nine of the 10 components that make up Florida’s leading indicator had a positive contribution […]

Kahwa Coffee goes far afield, announces newest location in Westchase

Continuing its aggressive expansion northward, St. Petersburg-based Kahwa Coffee will open its seventh location this spring in Westchase. The 1,100-square-feet space — in the bottom floor of the Altis Highland Park apartment complex just north of Westfield Citrus Park mall — will feature indoor and outdoor seating. Founded by the husband-and-wife team of Raphael and […]

PGT opens new glass plant

By Salem Solomon Custom window and door maker PGT Inc. has opened a $14 million glass plant in Venice. The 96,000-square-foot facility has been under construction since January and will employ about 220 people when running at full capacity, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. So far, 65 new employees have been hired. The company believes […]