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Connect CRE Honors Tampa Office & Industrial Team with 2021 Top Broker Award

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Franklin Street is pleased to congratulate our Tampa-based Office & Industrial Team of Chris Butler, Chad Rupp, Matt Alexander and Ryan McCurdy on receiving Connect CRE’s 2021 “Top Broker Award!”

The team was recognized as one of 10 Florida winners based on their outstanding performance in 2020.

The below except from Connect CRE demonstrates just a few reasons why Chris, Chad, Matt and Ryan are so deserving of this honor:

“In 2020, despite many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team had a strong year, completing 132 total transactions (118 leases, 14 sales) valued at $188 million.

The team was Franklin Street’s top-producing brokerage team for 2020. This is a major accomplishment considering majority of the team’s business is in office leasing, a sector of real estate that faced many hurdles over the past year. The Tampa team worked closely with occupiers faced with an abundance of unused space due to work-from-home protocols and assisted with planning for the return to work and new safety measures. While some office tenants were largely expected to downsize or stall expansion, Franklin Street also worked with clients who were looking to do just the opposite.

One of the most notable deals the team handled in 2021 was a 90,000-square-foot lease for the relocation of Heritage Insurance’s corporate headquarters from Pinellas County to Tampa’s Westshore City Center. The full-building lease was the largest office lease in Tampa in recent years and brought Westshore City Center to 85% occupancy, up from 35% when Franklin Street first took over as the leasing agent in 2019.”

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