Mayor and Regional Leaders Discuss Tampa Growth at Marina Pointe | Marina Pointe

Mayor and Regional Leaders Discuss Tampa Growth at Marina Pointe

Left to right: Justine Assal, VP of Marketing and Communications with BTI Partners; Dennis MacDonald, CEO of Greater Tampa RealtorsTampa Mayor Jane Castor; Craig Richard, CEO of Tampa Bay EDC; Chris Minner, EVP of the Tampa International AirportNoah Breakstone, President of BTI Partners; and Maria Grulich, Global Director of Florida Realtors. 

Tampa Bay Emerges as One of the Hottest Real Estate Markets in the U.S.

On March 11esteemed regional leaders and industry experts spoke at Marina Pointe about Tampa’s exponential rise as a real estate hot spot. Mayor Castor started the event with an announcement that  in the year 2020City of Tampa permits increased by $1.4 billion and construction value increased by 45%. The Mayor also discussed the great strides Tampa has made in making the permitting processes easier for both developers and homeowners. 

Why has the spotlight been shining even brighter on Tampa? 

Among many factors,  Tampa has been making national headlines with ranked beaches, large sporting events, and even sports championships. Within the past year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl, the Tampa Bay Lightning brought home the Stanley Cup, and the Tampa Bay Rays made an appearance in the World Series.  

Why are companies and their employees choosing Tampa? 

Craig Richard of the Tampa Bay EDC also shared why several corporations, such as Suzuki Motors, have decided to either expand to or completely relocate their headquarters to Tampa. The quality of life and beautiful weather may be attractive to individuals and companies, but Tampa International Airport also offereasy access both internationally and within the United States. 

Want to watch more? 

If you missed the live stream of the panel discussion, we invite you to watch and learn more about why Tampa continues to grow and make headlines across the country. Each of the panelists offered phenomenal insight into where people are moving from, why this market is so desirable, and how Tampa is welcoming the growth. 

“To say that the Tampa market is on fire, it would probably be an understatement. Anyone who was on the fence about purchasing property in Tampa Bay immediately jumped over that fence. 

                – Dennis MacDonald, CEO of Greater Tampa Realtors  

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