Overcast73° FULL FORECASTOvercast73° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page
Instagram

The Buzz

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Developers hold Colorado fundraiser for Crist

28

July

Money baqs Gov. Charlie Crist, recently back from a weekend fundraiser in New York, jets off to Aspen, Colorado this weekend for a $2,400 per person fundraiser at the Colorado home of Debbie and Brent Sembler. Attire: "Colorado Casual,'' the invite suggests.

Sembler is vice chairman of the Sembler Company, a Tampa shopping center developer,  and his host committee includes a line-up of other prominent developers and their wives: Marcy and Art Falcone, Debra and Ron Weisser and Heidi and Michael Baumann.

Ron Weisser is CEO of Lindell Properties, which is developing a 44-acre mixed use development in Westshore Independence Park in Tampa. Micheal Baumann is a Miami Beach developer. And Art Falcone is the Boca Raton businessman and one of two principal investors in the Miami Worldcenter Group, the 25-acre development slated for downtown's Park West area.

Falcone and partner Marc Roberts also bankrolled a petition drive to amend the state constitution to allow for Las Vegas-style casinos in Miami and at Miami Beach's famed Fontainebleau Hotel. More on that here. Although the petition drive appears to have stalled, the political action committee behind it -- the Committee on Critical Challenges -- has been writing monthly checks to the Fort Lauderdale law firm that is advising it.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 4:54pm]

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...