Doubletake Studios Inc., 105 S Fielding Ave., Tampa, announced that it has been chosen by the Florida Aquarium as its advertising agency of record. Doubletake will be responsible for all marketing, including a comprehensive campaign for the Aquarium's largest addition, Explore a Shore, scheduled to open in March.
Wedding, Stephenson & Ibarguen Architects Inc., 300 First Ave. S, Suite 402, St. Petersburg, announced this contract: Marie Powell and Co., South Pasadena, design contract, 8,000 square feet building, west side of Pasadena Avenue and south side of Grevilla Avenue, $500,000.
Turner Construction, 500 N West Shore Blvd., Suite 620, Tampa, announced this contract: University of South Florida, Tampa, 180,000 square feet, design and construction of five buildings to house 602 students, $23-million.
Monroe & Giordano, 777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 140, Tampa, arranged the following financing: Julia and Siesta manufactured housing communities, both in Fort Myers, $1.5-million. Julia housing community has 91 homesites and eight RV sites; Siesta housing community has 52.
Colliers Arnold Commercial Real Estate Services Inc., 4350 W Cypress St., Suite 300, Tampa, announced this sales transaction: Petersen Health Care, Fort Smith, Ark., to Famous Tate Appliances, Tampa, 4.84 acres, retail site, northeast corner of Hilltop Street and Little Road, New Port Richey, $575,000.
Cushman & Wakefield of Florida Inc., 1 Tampa City Center, Suite 1900, Tampa, announced these sales transactions: First Industrial LP to Capital Realty Investors LLC, 107,540 square feet, corporate center, six office/service center buildings on 9.2 acres, 6702-6712 Benjamin Road, Tampa, $6.35-million; and Mark Properties, Durham, N.C., to Flagship Investments, Boston, 69,917 square feet, retail center on 7.34 acres, Mariner Village Center, southwest quadrant of Sprint Hill Drive and Mariner Boulevard, Hernando County, $4.4-million.
Grubb & Ellis Co., 3030 N Rocky Point Drive W, Suite 560, Tampa, announced these lease transactions: Prologis Trust to Custom Wholesale Floors, 10,400 square feet, industrial space, 5120 E Adamo Drive, Tampa; and Metropolitan Life Insurance to Allstate Insurance Co., 5,369 square feet, office space, 17755 U.S. 19, Clearwater.
Structure Real Estate Inc., 360 Central Ave., Suite 1650, St. Petersburg, announced these sales and lease transactions. Sales: A.F Petagna LLC to Keane, Reese and Vesely, 8,000 square feet, building, 770 Second Ave. S, St. Petersburg, $1-million; Carol Laughlin to OMJ Holdings Inc., 4,046 square feet, building and 12 on-site parking spaces, 954 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg, $420,000; and J&B Land Holdings Inc. to Central Circle Investments LLP, 1.71 acres land, intersection of 11th Street and Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, $950,000. Leases: Osprey Properties LLC to Deltek Systems Inc., 3,094 square feet, office space, lease renewal and expansion, First Central Tower, 360 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; Osprey Properties LLC to Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies Inc., 2,000 square feet, office space, new lease, 901 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; Osprey Properties LLC to Spector, Gadon & Rosen, 5,892 square feet, office space, new lease, First Central Tower, 360 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; and Osprey Properties LLC to Merit Resources Inc., 2,392 square feet, office space, new lease, First Central Tower, 360 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
Rubin Real Estate Inc., 15500 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 301, Clearwater, announced this lease transaction: Carr-Rubin Associates to Multi Tech Corp., 12,200 square feet, 13191 56th Court, Suites 108-112, Clearwater.
Bayshore Solutions, 4465 W Gandy Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, announced this new client: Tampa Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau, for Bayshore's EMailManager software for e-mail marketing.