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NAIOP Names Westshore City Center ‘Best Office Project’ in Tampa Bay

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Franklin Street is pleased to announce that Westshore City Center has been recognized as Tampa Bay’s “Best Office Project” by NAIOP, one of the most trusted professional organizations within the commercial real estate industry.

The NAIOP Tampa Bay chapter honored the market’s top commercial real estate projects and deals at its 27th Annual Best of the Best Awards gala on April 22 at Raymond James Stadium. Winners were selected for their outstanding contributions to the commercial real industry during a challenging 2020.

Franklin Street handles leasing, property management and project management for Westshore City Center on behalf of its owner, Ally Capital Group. Here’s what makes Westshore City Center Tampa Bay’s top office project:

“Since acquiring the 300,000-square-foot, 10-acre property, formerly known as Austin Center, in 2019, Ally Capital Group and Franklin Street have brought Westshore City Center from 35% occupancy to 85%, while implementing a $10 million renovation program, currently in progress. This project includes demolition to make way for new construction to house a First Watch cafe, significant interior improvements, exterior and structural improvements to include energy efficient windows, refreshed parking areas and new landscaping.

When the pandemic shut others down, Franklin Street and Ally Capital Group kept moving forward. Notably, Westshore City Center recently secured the relocation of the corporate headquarters of Heritage Insurance, which will occupy 88,000 square feet in a full 8-floor building.” — Excerpt from the award submission

Learn more about Westshore City Center here and view a full list of 2020 Best of the Best winners on NAIOP Tampa Bay’s website.

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