From the Tampa Bay Business Journal
The CEO of Feldman Equities is about to embark on the development of the 52-story Riverwalk Tower, which will combine waterfront restaurants, luxury residential units and office space in one skyline-transforming building in downtown Tampa. Larry Feldman, who launched his company in the mid-1980s with his father, is an anomaly in today’s commercial real estate market, where the majority of top-tier office landlords are large, institutional investors. His presence in this region is a boon for small businesses seeking office space here — Feldman typically fills his buildings with multiple small tenants instead of one or two large companies.
It’s a strategy that’s worked: Most of the buildings in his portfolio, which is now more than 1.5 million square feet and includes office towers in downtown Tampa and St. Petersburg, boast occupancy rates of more than 90 percent. The office space in Riverwalk Tower will add 188,000 square feet in 13 stories.