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University Mall developers close to unveiling billion-dollar redev plan

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Franklin Street's Brian Bern shares insight into a billion-dollar redevelopment plan for Tampa's University Mall.

Excerpted from Tampa Bay Business Journal.

With retail in flux, some in commercial real estate think that the redevelopment of University Mall will be driven by an entirely different sector.

“I think you need a major employer on top of what’s already there to make it super successful,” said Brian Bern, a senior director with Franklin Street in Tampa. “If I were them, I’d be going after a major office user, maybe something tied to the university. You’ve gotta go after a tenant like that and make it a cool, mixed-use project from there.”

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