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Business briefcase

Companies

By Times Staff Writer
Published January 30, 2006


INSURANCE

John B. Collins Associates Inc., of Minneapolis, announces the opening of its Tampa office. Jeff LeGare, a senior vice president, will manage the office at 2202 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa.

REAL ESTATE

Cushman & Wakefield of Florida Inc., 1 Tampa City Center, Suite 3600, Tampa, announces these lease and sales transactions. Leases: First Industrial L.P. to Link-Systems International Inc., 5,503 square feet, new lease, office/service center, George Road Business Park, 4515 George Road, Tampa; Fowler DC LLC, c/o Kennedy Frost Investment Inc. to Johnson Controls Battery Group Inc., 51,200 square feet, industrial warehouse space, lease renewal, Fowler Distribution Center, 11316 46th St. N, Tampa; Tampa City Center to Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady PA, 23,746 square feet, class A office space, new lease, Tampa City Center, 1 Tampa City Center, Tampa; American Fund-OIK to Masonite U.S. Corp., 21,175 square feet, class A office space, Tampa Commons at Dale Mabry Highway and Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa; Lenders Funding Corp. c/o the Southeast Companies, 53,000 square feet, industrial warehouse space, new lease, 5811 N 53rd St., Tampa, and to Coastal Wipers Inc., 22,000 square feet, industrial warehouse space, new lease, 5806 N 53rd St., Tampa; ACP/UTAH Renaissance LLC to WellCare Health Plans Inc., 36,495 square feet, office space, lease expansion, Renaissance Center III, 8705 Henderson Road, Tampa; Prologis to Houston Wire & Cable, 36,991 square feet, distribution space, new lease, Sabal Park Distribution Center, 3409 Cragmont Drive, Tampa; ACP Westshore Place LLC to Briggs Construction Equipment Inc., 6,714 square feet, office space, new lease, Westshore Corporate Center, 600 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa; Cattleridge Partners LLC to VNU Inc., 9,568 square feet, suburban office space, new lease, 6000 Cattleridge Drive, Suite 202, Sarasota; Anderson/Tampa (II) Joint Venture to Creative Recycling Systems Inc., 25,000 square feet, industrial space, lease expansion, Tampa East Industrial Park, 1432-C Tampa East Blvd., Tampa; 581 Highwoods LP to Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., 60,794 square feet, class A office space, new lease, Highwoods Preserve Building V, 18205 Crane Nest Drive, Tampa; Tampa City Center to Thompson Sizemore & Gonzales PA, 12,821 square feet, office space, new lease, 1 Tampa City Center, Tampa. Weingarten Nostat Inc. announces these leases transactions through Cushman & Wakefield. Star Distribution Systems Inc., 34,302 square feet; Rooms To Go, 185,000 square feet; LaSalle-Bristol LP, 60,977 square feet; and AMJ Equipment Corp., 15,000 square feet, all are for distribution space, and all are lease renewals at the Lakeland Industrial Center, 5005 Great Oak Drive, Lakeland. Sales: Bowden Commerce Realty Corp. to Sealy Bowden Buildings LLC, Bowden Commerce Center, 208,400 square feet, industrial property, 6500 Bowden Road, Jacksonville, $21.4-million; Hughes MRO Ltd. to Commercial Duct Systems LLC, 85,000-square-foot industrial warehouse, 9707 Williams Road, Thonotosassa, $3-million; First Industrial L.P. to ACP/Breckenridge Owner I LLC, c/o America's Capital Partners, 179,494-square-foot office building, 5905-5912 Breckenridge Parkway, Tampa, $14.85-million; Krauss/Schwartz Properties Limited to First Industrial L.P., 209,500 square feet, Tampa West Boulevard, a single tenant industrial property, 4908 Tampa West Blvd., Tampa, $12-million; Trout Creek Properties LLC to OS Realty Inc., 16.39 acres of property at Meadow Point at the northeast corner of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Aronwood Boulevard, Wesley Chapel, $6.2-million. SB Associates Limited Partnership announces these sales through Cushman and Wakefield: RMJP Cypress View Square LLC, 2.603 acres of property at the northwest quadrant of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and State Road 56, Wesley Chapel, $1.9-million; RMJP Oakcrest Commons LLC, 3.764 acres of property, northwest corner of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Mystic Oak Boulevard, Wesley Chapel, $2.2-million; Harrison Bennett Properties, 24.84 acres of property at the southeast quadrant of Interstate 75 and State Road 54, Wesley Chapel, $6.64-million; and Seven Oaks Professional Center - Redfern LLC, 5.667 acres and 2.15 acres of property at the southeast quadrant of Interstate 75 and State Road 56, Wesley Chapel, total for both sales is $3.2-million.

TECHNOLOGY

Syniverse Technologies, 1 Tampa City Center, Suite 700, Tampa, announces its contract renewal with Alltel to provide wireless clearing and settlement services through Syniverse's ACCESS and ACCESS S&E.

[Last modified January 26, 2006, 18:54:54]


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