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Business briefcase

Company notes

By Times Staff
Published June 19, 2006


CONSTRUCTION

BONEL BUILDING INC., 2901 W Busch Blvd., Suite 1005, Tampa, announces this new contract: Sienna Bay Apartments, formerly the Sandpiper, for interior and exterior renovations of 192 units to include the installation of new cabinets, marble countertops and appliances, 10501 Third St. N, St. Petersburg, $4.3-million.

FINANCIAL

BB&T announces the opening of newest financial center at 9005 State Road 52, Hudson; the phone number is (727) 245-1640.

TD AMERITRADE INC. announces the opening of its newest branch office at 124 S West Shore Blvd., Tampa; the phone number is toll-free 1-800-934-4448.

REAL ESTATE

COLDWeLL BANKER COMMERCIAL NRT INC., 1988 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., second floor, Clearwater, announces these lease transactions: Decade Properties Inc. to Sunbelt Title, 6,957 square feet, office space, new lease, Plymouth Plaza, 26751 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater; and Robert Damoth to Structall Building Systems Inc., 11,536 square feet, warehouse space, new lease, 765 Dunbar Ave., Oldsmar.

COLONIAL PROPERTIES TRUST at the Koger Center in St. Petersburg, announces the following lease transactions. New leases: World Savings Bank, 5,000 square feet, office space, 701 94th Ave. N, St. Petersburg; and Mortgage Data Resources, 2,200 square feet, office space, 9721 Executive Center Drive, St. Petersburg. Lease renewals: Lincoln Financial, 4,000 square feet, office space, expanded lease, Pasco Building, 805 Executive Center Drive W., St. Petersburg; Internal Revenue Service, 31,000 square feet, office space, Duval Building, 9450 Koger Blvd., St. Petersburg; Lig Marine Managers, 5,000 square feet, office space, expanded lease, Madison Building, 9600 Koger Blvd., St. Petersburg; Garcia & Ortiz PA, 9,000 square feet, office space, Baker Building, 888 Executive Center Drive W, St. Petersburg; and CTX Mortgage, 9,000 square feet, office space, 901 94th Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD OF FLORIDA INC., One Tampa City Center, Suite 3600, Tampa, announces this sales transaction: K&M Properties of Florida LLC to America's Body Company, 18.72 acres of land at North Suncoast Industrial Park in Pasco County, $1.6-million.

INDUSTRIAL REALTY SOLUTIONS, P.O. Box 1485, Safety Harbor, announces these lease transactions: Scherer Drive LLC to Drexel Metals Corp., 13,150 square feet, office/warehouse space, new lease, and Sierra International, 28,100 square feet, office/warehouse space, new lease, both at 3360 Scherer Drive, St. Petersburg; and Caladesi Construction Co. to Stinger Systems Inc., 9,200 square feet, industrial facility, 8767 115th Ave. N, Largo.

PLAZA ADVISORS, 3412 Bay-to- Bay Blvd., Tampa, announces this sales transaction: TWC Asset Management Co. to Woolbright Development, Murdock Carrousel, 136,271-square-foot community center on Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) south of Toledo Blade Boulevard, Port Charlotte, $19.25-million.

REAL ESTATE MARKET ANALYSts has moved from its temporary location at 405 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, to its new location at 33 Sixth St. S, Suite 501, St. Petersburg.

RUBIN REAL ESTATE INC., 15500 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 301, Clearwater, announces these lease transactions: Bryan Dairy Ltd. to Nautical Structures Industries Inc., 10,100 square feet, flex space, lease renewal, 10351 72nd St., Largo; and Tampa Tri-County Owner LLC to the Computer Guy LLC, 2,500 square feet, flex space, lease renewal, 12918 Dupont Circle, Suite 1C5B, Tampa.

TECHNOLOGY

TECH DATA CORP., 5350 Tech Data Drive, Clearwater, announces its distribution agreement with BitDefender, a security software solutions provider, to offer BitDefender's line of antivirus and firewall applications for small to mid-sized businesses.

UTEK Corp., 2109 Palm Ave., Tampa, announces its strategic alliance with DME Interactive Holdings Inc.; and with Avalon Oil and Gas Inc. UTEK will identify potential technology acquisition opportunities for both companies.

[Last modified June 19, 2006, 06:02:43]


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