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Times Staff Writer
Published October 6, 2003

Ferman Chevrolet, 9751 Adamo Drive, Tampa, received the Jack Smith Leadership Award. Given by General Motors, the award recognizes sales volume, profits, customer satisfaction, contributions to the community and assisting other General Motors dealership to improve.


Wichman Construction, 5523 W Cypress St., Suite R-3, Tampa, has announced these contracts. DJ-9 Inc., 123,000 square feet, seven-story housing project, 11711 N 50th St., Tampa, $7.8-million; and Malibu LLC, 7,000 square feet, two-story retail center, Fowler Avenue and 50th Street, Tampa, $900,000.


@DUTTERealty.COM 2629 McCormick Drive, Clearwater, has announced these transactions: Stanley H. Jackson to J.J. Danmar Inc., 10,000 square feet, building, 3901 W Waters Ave., Tampa, $850,000; Alan's Gearworks to Andrew Herron, 4,000 square feet, building, 29870 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, $850,000; Jeffrey and Shellie Boen to John A. Suiters Construction, 1.33 acres, Bear Ridge Circle, Ozona, $375,000; Gordon Link to John Bellmaine, 5,322 square feet, building, 201 S. Lincoln Ave., Clearwater, $262,000; Timber Pines Centre Limited Partnership to West Coast Referrals, 87,120 square feet, shopping center, Timber Pines Shopping Centre, Spring Hill, $2.1-million; Fagen's Building Centers to Maynard Mayton, 35,080 square feet, two buildings, 16823 U.S. 19 N, Hudson, $750,000; Timber Pines Centre Limited Partnership to SouthTrust Bank, 1.5 acres, vacant land, U.S. 19 N, north of Pine Forest Drive, Spring Hill, $550,000; 2639 McCormick Partnership to Erik Abrahamson, 6,512 square feet, 2639 McCormick Drive, Clearwater, $855,000; Gold and Diamond Source Inc. to Eastern Financial Florida Credit Union, 4,166 square feet, 29383 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor, $1.1-million; Mark Hatfield Inc. to Clayton Hopkins, 3,480 square feet, 6231 66th St. N, Pinellas Park, $512,500; and Abdul Khan to K. Davis, 2,580 square feet, three-unit building, 1947 Drew St., Clearwater, $225,000.

CB Richard Ellis, 201 E Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1500, Tampa, has announced this lease transaction. Trenam Kempker, 47,800 square feet, office space, lease renewal, Bank of America Plaza, 101 E Kennedy Blvd., part of the 25th floor, 26th and 27th floors, Tampa.

Colliers Arnold Commercial Real Estate Services Inc., 4350 W Cypress St., Suite 300, Tampa, has announced the following transactions. Leases: Tropical Realty and Investments to H&R Block Eastern Tax Services, 5,607 square feet, office space, New Port Richey Financial Center, 4821 U.S. 19 N, New Port Richey; and St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co. to WellCare, 12,487 square feet, sublease, Westshore Corporate Center, 600 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. Sales: Handleman Co., Troy, Mich. to Purnell Furniture Co., Manassas, Va., 40,000 square feet, industrial site on 2.89 acres, 4531 Oak Fair Blvd., Tampa, $265,000.

Rubin Real Estate Inc., 15500 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 301, Clearwater, has announced these lease transactions: Leslie A. Rubin Limited to Automate-Tech Inc., 7,500 square feet, 4711 126th Ave. N, Suites I and J, Clearwater; Pinellas Center Limited to More Space Place Inc., 6,500 square feet, 12555 Enterprise Blvd., Suite N, Largo; and Rubin Automobile Boulevard Limited to First Class Moving Systems Inc., 4,500 square feet, 12900 Automobile Blvd., Suites E and F, Clearwater.


DataGlyphics Inc., 449 Central Ave., Suite 201, St. Petersburg, has announced this new client. Florida Trend's NEXT magazine, for full redesign and re-launch of the magazine's Web site,

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