One Liners Pinellas: Madico, KnowBe4 and more

►Berkadia arranged the sale of Dunedin Commons, a 280-unit garden-style apartment community located in Dunedin, to Westdale Asset Management, in Dallas, for $62.5 million. (Pictured above) 

►USF St. Petersburg received a $10 million grant from the Florida Department of Education that will be used to help school districts address a variety of mental health-related issues.

►Madico, a manufacturer of window films, opened a quarter-million-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility at 9251 Belcher Road, Pinellas Park.

►Flagship Bank opened an office in Tarpon Springs, at 116 S. Pinellas Ave., which is the first of two new branches to open following the acquisition of the bank by West Florida Bank.

►78th Avenue Apartments, an 11-unit apartment property located in Pinellas Park, sold for $1.034 million.

Rita Lowman

►Rita Lowman, president of Pilot Bank in St. Petersburg, has been named the 2021 chair of the Tampa Bay Go Red for Women Luncheon, an annual event raising funds and awareness for women’s heart and stroke health.

►The Marine Marketers of America recognized MarineMax, in Clearwater, for outstanding marketing and communications efforts in the marine industry at the 2019 Neptune Awards ceremony.

►CBRE brokered the $17.6 million sale of The Madeira, a 138-unit multifamily property at 7533 38th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg, to GPK Holdings, a New York-based real estate private equity and asset management company.

►The Iberian Rooster, in downtown St. Petersburg, named Andrew Silas as its new executive chef.

►Lorna Taylor, CEO and president of Premier Eye Care, received the Whitney M. Young Jr. Leadership Award for Diversity in Business from the Pinellas County Urban League. 

►Reading Truck Group acquired assets of Action Fabrication & Truck Equipment, in Tarpon Springs, and its affiliates.

►St. Petersburg Free Clinic received a $300,000 gift from the Virginia and David Baldwin Foundation, which supports the nonprofit’s long-term sustainability, with The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay contributing an additional $100,000 to the gift.

Heather Harris

►Engel & Völkers Madeira Beach announced Heather Harris has joined its brokerage as a luxury real estate adviser serving the Tampa Bay area.

►The Toronto Blue Jays’ spring training home in Dunedin was renamed TD Ballpark.

►HSW Associates, in Tampa, bought Garden Shoppes of St. Petersburg, a retail strip center at 1535-1575 Fourth St. N., for $2.975 million.

In addition KnowBe4, announced that Kara Wilson, strategic advisor for KKR within the technology practice, has joined its board of directors.

►Valley Bank has named Jeff Armstrong senior vice president of its Pinellas County commercial banking team.

►RCS Pinellas named John “Tracy” Wiecking as executive director of the Haven of RCS.

►The James R. Pews Revocable Trust, in St. Petersburg, named the Tampa Bay Innovation Center as the sole beneficiary of a trust currently valued at about $3 million.

►The Karol Hotel, in Clearwater, opened its Vantage Rooftop Bar.

Central Park Food Hall is planned for 551 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

►Central Park Food Hall is planned for 551 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, in the space that was previously the Dome Grill

►KnowBe4, a provider of security awareness training in Clearwater promoted chief financial officer Krish Venkataraman and chief revenue officer Lars Letonoff to co-presidents, respectively.

►MarineMax, based in Clearwater, acquired Boatyard, a digital platform that allows boat owners to quickly contact service providers via a mobile app.

►Hooters Management, based in Clearwater, promoted Bill Moore to chief operating officer.

►Stoneweg US, in St. Petersburg, broke ground on Tuscan Reserve Apartments, a 123-unit apartment building in Palm Coast.

►The Spice & Tea Exchange signed a lease for a location at Sundial St. Pete and will be moving into the 1,218 square foot space previously occupied by the Rowdies & Rays Team Store on the first floor of the shopping center.

►Geographic Solutions, in Palm Harbor, named Jim Winner the organization’s new business development executive for database sales.

►Community Health Centers of Pinellas in St. Petersburg is one of 47 health centers in Florida that will receive $4.5 million in federal funds for coronavirus preparedness and response.

Melrose Solomon Enterprises, a New Jersey firm, bought Coastal Palms, a Class A office building at 28100 U.S. Highway 19 N. in Clearwater for $12.6 million.

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