Feldman Equities Ltd., the Tampa-based investment and development firm that owns a handful of major office buildings in downtown St. Petersburg and Tampa and is working to co-develop a 52-story tower that will be the tallest on Florida’s West Coast, has hired a commercial real estate veteran to oversee leasing efforts.
As Executive Vice President of Leasing and Marketing, Baharea Larsen will oversee leasing for Feldman’s Park Tower, Wells Fargo Center, Morgan Stanley Tower, First Central Tower and City Center projects.
Combined, the five office buildings contain more than 1.54 million square feet of commercial space.
Feldman and Miami-based Two Roads Development also are working to construct Riverwalk Place, a skyscraper that will contain hundreds of upscale condominiums and ground-floor retail and restaurant space. Plans for some 200,000 square feet of office space there were scrapped last year.
“In Baharea we’ve found a team member who can grow with the company,” Feldman CEO Larry Feldman says, in a statement.
Larsen has spent more than a decade in the commercial real estate business in the Tampa area, most recently with Redstone Commercial and following stints with commercial real estate brokerages Cushman & Wakefield and Commercial Partners Realty.
At Redstone, Larsen worked to lease the five-building Austin Center office complex, in Tampa’s Westshore District.
Redstone sold the 299,000-square-foot complex, which is in close proximity to the International Plaza mall and Tampa International Airport, to investment firm Ally Capital Group for $28.96 million in February.
Larsen replaces Mike DiBlasi, who in March joined commercial real estate brokerage firm CBRE Inc. as the managing director of the company’s Tampa office.