Meet the team Tampa Bay Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik has put together to spearhead the development of his real estate in downtown Tampa. The investment firm controlled by Microsoft founder Bill Gates is backing Vinik’s plans for a “potentially billion-dollar” development downtown.
Tod Leiweke, Tampa Bay Lighting CEO and CEO of Strategic Property Partners, holding company for VInik’s real estate
Jim Shimberg, executive vice president and general counsel of the Lightning and chief operating officer of Strategic Property Partners
Jac Sperling, managing member of Vinik’s Strategic Property Partners, and vice chairman of Minnesota Wild Hockey Club and its parent company, Minnesota Sports & Entertainment
Bob Abberger, a veteran of Tampa’s commercial real estate scene, is managing director of development for Strategic Property Partners
Andrew Wright, CEO of Franklin Street, a full-service real estate firm