Robert Azpeitia, left, sits with his family on their Tampa home the evening before it was sold. They decided to use Redfin to save money on the sale.
A real estate company that charges a flat fee instead of commission is expanding into Tampa Bay.
‘This is Tampa’s time,’ says the hospitality veteran, whose five-star Tampa Edition will open by 2022.
Sales and RV park usage are still on an upswing in 2021 as families enter the market.
It’s the clearest sign yet local companies will embrace a post-pandemic blend of remote and office work.


  1. A guest has her temperature checked before entering SeaWorld as it reopens with new safety measures in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The park had been closed since mid-March to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
  2. A California florist prepares for Mother's Day last year. For some the barrage of advertising leading up to the holiday can be difficult.
  3. Founder Carole Baskin walks the property at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Big Cat Rescue is a nonprofit sanctuary committed to humane treatment of rescued anima
  4. SeaWorld Entertainment, the Orlando-based parent company of Busch Gardens, beat Wall Street expectations in its first-quarter earnings report released this week.
  5. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital is raising its minimum wage.
  6. Travelers walk inside Tampa International Airport's Rental Car Center in Tampa, Florida, on March 19, 2021.
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  8.'s headquarters are in McLean, Va., but its just-announced office in Tampa will be like a "second home," according to an an announcement by the company.
  9. The Symphony of the Seas cruise ship is shown docked at PortMiami, in a Wednesday, May 20, 2020, file photo, in Miami. Cruise lines can soon begin trial voyages in U.S. waters. They'll have to carry some volunteer passengers, who will have to wear face masks and observe social distancing while on board. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave ship operators final technical guidelines Wednesday, May 5, 2021 for the trial runs.
  10. Pictured are Duke Energy charging stations for electric vehicles in St. Petersburg last year. | [Martha Asencio Rhine | Times (2020)]
  11. Hillsborough County's ordinance protecting employees from work-place retribution if they choose to wear masks while on duty remains in effect and was not changed by Gov. Ron DeSantis' executive order eliminating local face-mask requirements. Shown are workers at  Poppo's Taqueria St. Petersburg.
  12. The Tampa Edition hotel and residences (center, with a 'Water Street' banner on the front side) topped out at 26 stories in February. It's slated to open by 2022.
  13. FILE - This Nov. 19, 2019 file photo shows a Peloton logo on the company's stationary bicycle in San Francisco.   Peloton is recalling its treadmills after one child died and 29 other children suffered from cuts, broken bones and other injuries from being pulled under the rear of the treadmill. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday, May 5, 2021,  that Peloton received 72 reports of adults, kids, pets or other items, such as exercise balls, being pulled under the treadmill.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
  14. Julian Mackenzie, chief executive officer, of  the Museum of Science and Industry, announced his retirement.
  15. Robert Azpeitia, left, sits with his family on their Tampa home the evening before it was sold. They decided to use Redfin to save money on the sale.
  16. This March 29, 2018, file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Former President Donald Trump will find out this week whether he gets to return to Facebook. The social network’s quasi-independent Oversight Board says it will announce its decision Wednesday, May 5 on a case concerning the former president. Trump's account was suspended for inciting violence that led to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
  17. Hyundai is recalling more than 390,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada for two problems that can cause engine fires. In one recall, owners are being told to park their vehicles outdoors until repairs are made.
  18. Kforce's is selling its headquarters at 1001 E Palm Ave. in Tampa for $24 million as it looks to downsize its real estate footprint and shift much of its workforce to a hybrid environment.
  19. Alan List, former CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center who resigned amid controversy in 2019, has found a new job as chief medical officer of Precision BioSciences in North Carolina.
  20. Ruth Palacios and Arturo Xelo, a married couple from Mexico, work at their fruit stand in Queens on Tuesday. They worked seven days a week for months disinfecting COVID-19 patient rooms at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City but weren't paid overtime Palacios says.
  21. Kforce has announced it will sell its Ybor City headquarters for $24 million, then lease it back for up to 18 months while searching for a new headquarters in Tampa Bay.
  22. A member of Apple's legal team rolls exhibit boxes into the Ronald V. Dellums building in Oakland, Calif., as the company faces off in federal court against Epic Games on Monday, May 3, 2021. Epic, maker of the video game Fortnite, charges that Apple has transformed its App Store into an illegal monopoly.
  23. Ruth Eckerd Hall is hosting a job fair.