Buyer pays $4.3 million cash for pre-construction house on Davis Islands in Hillsborough’s highest sale of 2019

The builder's next bet is on the lot next door — a spec house priced at $3.9 million.Original Article

Long-awaited 33-story AER apartment tower near Straz Center in downtown Tampa is moving forward — for real this time

A luxury high-rise apartment tower that's been in the works in downtown Tampa for six years is finally moving toward a groundbreaking.Original Article

Meet Guaranteed Rate, a 2019 Best Places to Work honoree

Medium (25-49 employees) Guaranteed Rate Location: Tampa What is your company culture in a #hashtag? #grit Guaranteed Rate is a residential home mortgage lender. Are you currently hiring? We are always hiring the best. When hiring, what do you look for in the ideal candidate? We look for gritty and determined individuals. Name an occasion when your team pulled together to overcome an obstacle. In our business we pull together every month for the many different hurdles that can arise when…Original Article

​Investors eagerly await Trump rules on opportunity zones

Potentially billions of dollars are waiting on the Treasury’s decision on rules that will help determine how many new businesses sprout in Opportunity Zones, a creation of the Trump tax law.Original Article

​How to avoid the next real estate downturn

Property investments have long been associated with wealth creation. In a recession, though, they can be risky for owners who need to sell.Original Article

Erin McKenney, 2019 Top Corporate Counsel honoree, private companies

Erin McKenney is the director of legal and risk management for InvestRes and a 2019 Top Corporate Counsel honoree.Original Article

Charbel Barakat, 2019 Top Corporate Counsel honoree, public companies

Charbel Barakat is the vice president and chief counsel for the Florida region of D.R. Horton and a 2019 Top Corporate Counsel honoree.Original Article

South Tampa attorney lists Beach Park estate for $11 million

South Tampa attorney James Wilkes has listed his home — a sprawling 9,296-square-foot estate in Beach Park — for sale for $11 million. The house at 415 South Royal Palm Way, which sits on a .72-acre lot, boasts "five bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and one half bath, two laundry rooms, a four-car garage, a chef’s kitchen with top of the line appliances, game room, music room, home gym and theater room," according to Smith and Associates Real Estate, which is marketing the property for sale. The…Original Article

The hammers will keep swinging: Expect the momentum in Pasco County’s housing market to roll on

Population growth will drive steady demand for housing throughout Tampa Bay and particularly in Pasco County.Original Article

Wrestler Chris Jericho buys $3.25 million house in Tampa suburbs

Professional wrestler Chris Jericho and his wife have purchased a home in the Tampa suburbs. Jericho — whose legal name is Christopher Irvine — and his wife, Jessica Irvine, paid $3.255 million for a waterfront home on Roberts Road in Odessa, according to Hillsborough County property records. The sale closed Feb. 13; the deed for the transaction was filed Tuesday. The Irvines own another home in Odessa, on Patterson Road. They have owned that property since 2004, according to Hillsborough…Original Article