Franklin Street, the southeast’s fastest growing, full-service commercial real estate firm, announced plans to relocate its existing Tampa, Fla., headquarters to the Austin Center. The newly renovated space, located at 1311 Westshore Boulevard, is part of a five-building business park in the Westshore submarket of Tampa Bay. Franklin Street signed a long-term lease to occupy 22,000 square feet across two floors where it will relocate close to 100 employees. The move supports the firm’s plans for continued expansion. Franklin Street’s Project Management Division is leading the renovation process and expects to complete the work by March 2019.
Built in stages between 1967 and 1975, the 295,000-square-foot Austin Center is in the largest commercial market in the Tampa Bay region. Franklin Street’s Office and Industrial division will serve as the leasing agency for Austin Center and the firm’s Property Management division will oversee management for the 10.4-acre facility.
“The Austin Center’s prime location works great for our clients, our agents, and our employees,” said Andrew Wright, CEO and managing partner of Franklin Street. “We are excited to move into this space for our headquarters to accommodate our next phase of growth. We will be able to provide a high-quality, modern work environment for our team and expand as we continue bringing on new agents.”
“Franklin Street is a long-standing Westshore company that has made a positive impact in our community for many years,” said Westshore Alliance Executive Director Ann Kulig. “We look forward to supporting their continued success.”
Since its launch in 2006, Franklin Street has grown to include seven business lines – Investment Sales, Tenant and Landlord Representation, Capital Advisory, Insurance Services, Property Management and Project Management – approximately 300 employees, and more than $4 billion in transaction value. Franklin Street’s remarkable growth has led to several accolades including being named as one of Real Estate Forum’s Fastest Growing Companies. Headquartered in Tampa, the company has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, Atlanta and Orlando.
About Franklin Street: Founded in 2006 during one of the toughest real estate climates, Franklin Street focused on delivering value-added solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients. Through a collaborative philosophy of leveraging the resources, expertise and experience of each of its divisions – Investment Sales, Tenant and Landlord Representation, Capital Advisory, Insurance, Property Management and Project Management – Franklin Street offers unmatched value and optimal solutions for clients nationwide. Learn more about Franklin Street at FranklinSt.com.