Author: Melvin Stephens

Blackstone Entity Acquires Tampa Distribution Center for $69M

Blackstone Entity Acquires Tampa Distribution Center for $69M

Tampa Distribution Center totals nearly 1 million square feet. TAMPA, FL—Link Industrial Properties, Blackstone’s US industrial platform, has acquired a major industrial asset here—the 955,000-square-foot Tampa Distribution Center. Want to continue reading?Become a Free ALM Digital Reader. Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive: Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications…

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FL Swimming Pools Can Have Diarrhea-Causing ‘Poop Water’

FL Swimming Pools Can Have Diarrhea-Causing ‘Poop Water’

New federal public health data shows cryptosporidium, a severe diarrhea-causing parasite, in public pools in Florida. (Shutterstock) TAMPA, FL — The water in your local swimming pool and water park may look clean and clear, but those pristine-looking fun spots are where most people catch bugs associated with summertime parasites. Public health officials say 40…

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2019 Warrior Games In Tampa Blend Perspiration With Inspiration

2019 Warrior Games In Tampa Blend Perspiration With Inspiration

Army Sgt. Jonathan Weasner races a wheelchair during the Warrior Games in Tampa Saturday. (DoD Outreach) TAMPA, FL — Moments of inspiration, triumph and camaraderie mark the Department of Defense Warrior Games, which opened June 21 and continue through June 30. More than 300 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans are in Tampa…

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7 Tampa Bay area nursing homes included in secret list of poorly-performing nursing homes

7 Tampa Bay area nursing homes included in secret list of poorly-performing nursing homes

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Work Underway On 444-Unit Apartment Complex On Old Tampa Bay

Work Underway On 444-Unit Apartment Complex On Old Tampa Bay

A groundbreaking ceremony May 22 marked the start of construction for The Pointe on Westshore. (Index Investment Group) TAMPA, FL — Index Investment Group, an international real estate investment and development company with local headquarters in Jupiter, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony May 22 to mark the start of construction for The Pointe on Westshore, a…

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Lakeland facing affordable housing dilemma

Lakeland facing affordable housing dilemma

@SaraWalshFL A household is considered affordable if the total cost of rent or mortgage payments, taxes, utility fees and insurance make up no more than 30% of the household’s gross income. That’s not happening in Lakeland. LAKELAND — The nation is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis, and Lakeland is not an exception.…

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Tampa Home of Late Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Available for $5.75M

Tampa Home of Late Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Available for $5.75M

The mansion of the late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and his wife, Joan Steinbrenner, is now in play. The gated estate in Tampa, FL, is available for $5.75 million. Known simply as "The Boss," George died in 2010, and Joan in 2018. Purchased in 2000 for $3.8 million, the place has been kept…

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Central Florida one of the worst in nation for affordable housing, report shows

Central Florida one of the worst in nation for affordable housing, report shows

TAMPA, Fla. — While Tampa Bay has been thought of as having an affordable cost of living, Central Florida has found itself on the not-so-affordable list of housing. The Affordable Housing Gap Analysis gives an annual report on the availability of affordable housing to people living near or below the poverty line. The 2019 poverty…

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