Our coronavirus coverage is free for the first 24 hours. Find the latest information at Please consider subscribing or donating.

  1. Archive



SchenkelShultz Architecture, 4890 W Kennedy Blvd., Suite 930, Tampa, announces its contract with Orange County Public Schools to design a 325,000-square-foot renovation and addition to Oak Ridge High School in Orlando. Also, SchenkelShultz has completed a design for Duvall County Public Schools' new 263,937-square-foot high school in Jacksonville; and has completed a design for a new high school now under way for the Hernando County School Board.

Willingham Architecture for Healthcare, 1698 Manor Way, St. Petersburg, announces its contract with DeSoto Memorial Hospital in Arcadia for a 40,000-square-foot remodeling project to create a new outpatient services unit, endoscopy suite, surgery suite, emergency room and nursing wing. Project is estimated at $5-million.


BJB Capital Partners Inc., 2701 W Busch Blvd., Suite 153, Tampa, has arranged $11.2-million in financing for the Hogan Group Northpointe at Suncoast Crossing Development in Pasco County.

Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp., 7650 Courtney Campbell Parkway, Suite 920, Tampa, has arranged $17.5-million in financing for the acquisition of three Class B office buildings at 4801 and 4803 George Road, Tampa.


The Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown, 102 E Cass St., Tampa,Saddlebrook Resort, 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, and the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater Beach, have achieved the Florida Green Lodge designation from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.


Phelps Dunbar LLP, 100 S Ashley Drive, Suite 1900, Tampa, has been chosen as a 2008 "Go-To Law Firm" in American Lawyer Media's guide In-House Law Departments at the Leading Financial Services Companies. Phelps Dunbar was recognized in the practice areas of corporate transactions/mergers and acquisitions; labor and employment; litigation; and securities.

Real estate

American Building Calculations (ABCalc), 2209 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes, has been named the 2008 Business of the Year by the Carrollwood Area Business Association. The award recognizes business that demonstrate the greatest commitment to the association and the community.

Cushman & Wakefield of Florida Inc., One Tampa City Center, Suite 3600, Tampa, has been named the marketing and leasing agent for SunTrust Financial Centre, a Class A office tower at 401 E Jackson St., Tampa; and Cushman & Wakefield announces that Case Pomeroy Properties sold Fairway Oaks Shopping Center, a 79,283-square-foot shopping center at the intersection of Little Road and Hudson Ave. in Hudson, to Forge Capital Partners. Sales price was $7.63-million.

Web development

Magnetic, 5325 Primrose Lake Circle, Tampa, has earned the Google AdWords Qualified Company designation. Magnetic is a full-service Web development firm.


Chapter 11 liquidation

Arlington Ridge LLC, 11300 Fourth St. N, Suite 200, St. Petersburg. (8:08-bk-15678)

Blair HomeCrafters of Leesburg LLC, 11300 Fourth St. N, Suite 200, St. Petersburg. (8:08-bk-15679-CED)

Blair Communities Inc., 11300 Fourth St. N, Suite 200, St. Petersburg. (8:08-bk-15681-CED)

YS Holdings Inc., f/k/a Blair HomeCrafters Inc., 11300 Fourth St. N, Suite 200, St. Petersburg. (8:08-bk-15683-CED)

The listed businesses have filed bankruptcy petitions in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa. Under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 11 is for businesses seeking to reorganize while under bankruptcy court protection from creditors.

Up next:BIRTHS