One Liners Hillsborough: Aflac, Tampa Museum of Art and more

My City Cowork, a collaborative coworking space, opened at 101 S. 12th St., Unit 102, Tampa (pictured above).

►Joelle Paban has established Joelle Paban & Associates, a staffing organization in Tampa, that focuses exclusively on executive and administrative professionals.

Tampa-based Lykes Bros., which owns and operates agricultural, forestry, hunting and cattle holdings, as well as other land and water resources, named Johnnie James Jr. president and CEO.

►Aflac has agreed to acquire Tampa-based Argus Holdings and its subsidiary Argus Dental & Vision.

Chris Comella

►BankUnited named Christopher J. Comella vice president and commercial banker in Tampa.

►Flagship Healthcare Properties, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based commercial real estate firm, opened an office in Tampa and appointed Mavis Giska as regional vice president of property management.

►Skyway Capital Markets, a middle-market investment firm based in Tampa, promoted Bill Bright to vice president of business development.

►The Tampa Museum of Art has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded to the nation’s museums.

►Westin Tampa Bay named David Sheets the new general manager of the waterfront hotel.

Hotel development and management firm McKibbon Hospitality, in Tampa, named Joe Taggart its chief financial officer.

►The Green Cos., which recently purchased the Westshore 500 office building in Tampa’s Westshore business district, has selected Colliers International Tampa Bay to continue handling the leasing for the Class A building.

►Tammy Youst was promoted to president of the small business and U.S. Department of Agriculture department of Centennial Bank.

The Tampa private investment firm Weatherford Capital named David Seider, who previously ran merger and acquisition execution for Lakewood Ranch-based Roper Technologies, vice president.

►Catalyst Community Capital has obtained a $20 million line of credit from a Boston-based community bank that will support the Tampa investment firm’s goal of providing capital to small business owners, community organizations and developers.

►The Florida Gulf Coast chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association named Leslie “Tracy” Hayes, vice president of sales for Cigna Healthcare in north Florida , as chair of the chapter’s board of directors.

►M2Gen, a biotechnology company, moved to 4904 Eisenhower Blvd., in Tampa, in President’s Plaza II.

►M2Gen, a health informatics services company in Tampa, named Helge Bastian  as president and CEO.  Bastian succeeds M2Gen Executive Chair Dr. William S. Dalton, who has served as interim CEO since September 2018.

American Landmark Apartments and RSE Capital Partners acquired Westly Shores Apartments, formerly Price Waterhouse Cooper’s corporate campus, at 6105 Paddock Glen Drive, Tampa.

►Xavier Family Partnership, led by Tampa-based investor Randy X. Ferreira, purchased the $44.4 million, 400-unit LakeBridge Apartments community, at 8301 Sandstone Lake Drive, in Tampa’s Town ’n’ Country neighborhood.

Memphis’s 200-unit Country Oaks Apartments, and the 304-unit Prosper Hattiesburg Apartments, were purchased for $10.6 million and $22 million, respectively, by Group Affiliates of Tampa-based Blue Magma Residential.

►Fulcrum Equity Partners is investing $15 million in Digital Hands, a cybersecurity services company in Tampa.

►ForCare Medical Group, in Tampa, hired Dr. Priya Ramani to join its team at 15416 N. Florida Ave., Tampa.

►AutoWeb (Nasdaq: AUTO) relocated its principle executive office to Tampa from Los Angeles.

►Beach Community Bank opened a retail branch office, at 701 North Franklin Street, in downtown Tampa.

Jeffrey Shear

►Jeffrey Shear, a partner with the Quarles & Brady law firm’s real estate practice group in Florida, was elected president of the Real Estate Investment Council for 2019-20.

►Edmund S. Whitson III has joined Adams and Reese’s commercial restructuring and bankruptcy practice, as a partner, in the firm’s Tampa office.

►Sara Aguila was promoted to president of Transcom Solutions, a transportation and translation company based in Tampa that serves the workers’ compensation industry.

Tampa Bay real estate professional D. Dewey Mitchell has become chair of the Saint Leo University Board of Trustees for a two-year term.

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