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Cushman & Wakefield Multifamily Practice in the News

Tampa Bay real estate PRCushman & Wakefield’s capital markets practice is among the most successful in the country, helping clients buy and sell investment properties including apartment and condominium complexes. While multifamily construction has been outpacing single family homes, and both domestic and foreign investors are showing more interest in the market, the Pinstripe PR team has had success offering their professionals as sources for capital market stories.

Here are a few recent clips featuring Byron Moger, Executive Director, Capital Markets:

Pricey, posh, tiny apartments rule Tampa Bay’s big-money rental boom in the Tampa Bay Times

The housing bust “changed a lot of people’s perspective on home ownership. … They’re thinking it’s certainly not the piggy bank it was, and they feel like there’s less incentive to tie one’s self down,” said Byron Moger, a multifamily executive director for commercial real estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield. “They’re paying a little more, but the lifestyle is better for them and the trade-off is worth it. … It’s as much about lifestyle as economics.”

 

Luxury condos go from recession doom to boom in the Tampa Bay Times

The few condo developers today cater largely to the upper crust: Bliss, an 18-floor tower proposed for near St. Petersburg’s Beach Drive, will offer nothing below $800,000. Some of the new luxury apartments rising around the bay area might also get converted to condos if prices continue to soar.

“It’s in the back of the minds of developers building high-rise rentals, for sure,” said Byron Moger, executive director of Cushman & Wakefield’s multifamily advisory group. “But the prices have to get to the point where they make sense. And we’re probably not there yet.”

Foreign real estate investors funnel millions toward Tampa Bay as South Florida market overheats in the Tampa Bay Times

Commercial brokers said the stream of foreign cash toward Tampa Bay will likely continue as investors, both foreign and stateside, look for dollar signs outside the “sexy six”: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

As competition in those gateway markets for real estate has intensified, financiers have turned toward cities like Tampa, where the investment stone has yet to be squeezed dry.

 

Apartments, condos get a bigger piece of the construction pie in the Tampa Bay Business Journal Byron Moger, an executive director at Cushman & Wakefield, said most of the new construction is in apartments rather than condominiums. Empty-nesters, young professionals and immigrants are adding to the population of renters in Tampa Bay.

Some of the shift can also be attributed to new conditions in post-recession Florida. “People no longer look at houses as storehouses of value with lots of potential appreciation,” Moger explained. “Plus it’s harder to buy houses — you need more down payment. Sometimes a lack of liquidity makes it easier for people to rent.”

 

The Cove sells for $50 million at auction in the Tampa Bay Business Journal “This sale was always meant for auction,” Moger said. “The transparency in the process is very important to the seller. Anyone who’s qualified can bid. It’s live online. Someone might complain afterwards, but it’s right there in front of you. You could’ve hit the button [to raise the bid]. The other advantages are the certainty that it will sell and the high probability that the sale will close.”

 

Multifamily has local real estate market hopping in the Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

Cushman & Wakefield announces two Pinellas apartment transactions in the Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

Brandon apartments trade for $52.7 million in the Tampa Bay Business Journal

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Pinstripe Launches New Web Site for Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen

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We are excited to announce the launch of a new website for Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen, one of the oldest law firms in Florida. The new site, www.mfmlegal.com, illustrates the firm’s legacy, allows visitors to quickly find a lawyer with several search options, and provides the firm with a tool to keep their audience up-to-date on their latest news.

MFMiphone5-black-whiteThe key objectives of the project were to highlight the skills, talent and experience of their lawyers with a nod to their rich history and role in developing the Tampa Bay region.

“We are as proud of our current lawyers as we are of our firm’s history and the legacy of our founders,” said Ansley Watson, Jr., the firm’s managing partner. “This site allows us to highlight each attorney, their practice areas, background and achievements. It is a showcase for the professionals our clients rely on every day.”

With research assistance from the St. Petersburg Museum of History, the home page slider features photos that date back to 1890, including early downtown Tampa and Clearwater, Port of Tampa, local courthouses, and locations that now bear the names of the firm’s founders. Bob Thompson was hired to photograph each of the lawyers for new, more modern portraits in spaces throughout the firm’s offices.

“We are fortunate to have a firm of Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen’s caliber in our market,” said Ginger Reichl, president of Pinstripe Marketing. “It was a pleasure working with the lawyers and staff who clearly understand the importance of a site that is informative, easy to navigate, and responsive to the various mobile platforms their visitors use. I am proud of our work and the collaboration of all who contributed to the project.”

PROJECT DETAILS

  • Custom WordPress web site design and development
  • Custom post type to drive attorney bio pages
  • Links to automate presentations and publications on lawyer bios
  • Responsive web site to render on phones, tablets and other mobile devices

 

ABOUT MACFARLANE FERGUSON & McMULLEN

Founded in 1884, Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen is one of Florida’s oldest law firms. With more than 42 lawyers in offices located in Tampa and Clearwater, clients throughout the U.S. rely on the firm for counsel in a variety of practices areas including corporate, bankruptcy, environmental, health care, labor and employment, real estate, tax, wills, trusts and estates, and litigation. Client industries include accounting, agriculture, automotive, banking, construction, entertainment, health care, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, retail, utilities and more. Additional information about the firm is available online at www.mfmlegal.com

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Cushman & Wakefield Gets World Cup Fever

Even our most buttoned-up clients can’t resist World Cup fever. When the US Team played their final game in the first round of groups at noon on a Tuesday, employees across the country came down with cold. But many companies hosted viewing parties to celebrate the team, and the Tampa office of Cushman & Wakefield was no exception. The Pinstripe public relations team invited WFLA News Channel 8 and Fox 13/My Fox Tampa Bay to visit the office and chat with some of the brokers as they cheered the team to… a tie.
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ARCO/Murray Breaks Ground for Great Bay

Tampa Bay architecture engineering construction PR firmPinstripe Marketing effectively promoted ARCO/Murray Construction’s ground breaking for Great Bay Distributors’ new 267,787-square-foot headquarters which will feature a cold storage beer warehouse, hospitality/event facilities, corporate offices, maintenance and more. ARCO/Murray is one of the country’s premier construction firms with extensive experience in cold storage. Great Bay is Florida’s largest Anheuser-Busch distributor and has been a fixture in Pinellas County for decades, which made the story interesting to local and industry media.

 

Besides the high-profile client and the sheer scale of the project, what made this an even better story is the focus on energy efficiency. Stories that appeared in the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay Business Journal, and Distribution Center Management magazine all prominently featured details about the solar panel array (which will be the state’s largest private installation,) natural gas generators, and LED lighting.

 

construction PR firm for groundbreaking Regardless of the size and scope of a project, when pitching the media for architects, engineers and construction companies, it’s important to identify the elements that are unique, new, state-of-the art, following a larger trend, and how those elements will affect the people who will occupy that space. Because A/E/C projects are also inherently visual, we usually enjoy great placement with big color photos!

 

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Drones in Commercial Real Estate Marketing

Tampa Bay PR firm | Commercial real estate public relationsDrones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are all over the news and the national media is covering stories from military and commercial uses to related privacy concerns. Last week, Pinstripe’s public relations team worked with our commercial real estate client to illustrate how the firm is using the technology to market the properties it has available to lease and sell.

The UAV helps the brokers build marketing materials that go beyond photographs and floorplans. With video fly-throughs of warehouses, distribution centers and large offices, along with aerial footage of parking lots, adjacent buildings, road access and more, the footage gives potential buyers or lessees a better idea of the space before planning a visit.

We were pleased to welcome journalists from ABC Action News, WTSP 10 News, and Tampa Bay Times.

          

Tampa Bay Times: Drones take flight as real estate tool, and much more

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