One Liners Pinellas: Hyatt Regency, Earth Fare and more

Engel & Völkers Belleair real estate advisers Kristin Hallamek and Welly Garza listed a beachfront lot located at 10024 Gulf Blvd., the only vacant lot on Treasure Island, for $1.65 million. (Pictured above)

Berkadia arranged the sale of Brandywine Apartments, a 477-unit garden-style apartment community at 1699 68th St. N. in St. Petersburg, for $55.3 million to GMC Properties.

Bridgette Heller, CEO of the Shirley Proctor Puller Foundation in St. Petersburg, was named to the Newman’s Own Foundation board of directors.

Scherer Development, a Clearwater-based developer, started work on Whitney Townhomes, a 60-unit townhome project at 3301 Whitney Road, Largo.

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay announced a partnership between the Pinellas County Urban League, LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network and Knack that will encourage PCUL clients with a desire to return to education or training to do so with the help of an initiative called Complete Tampa Bay.

Jason Hunter

Guaranteed Rate Affinity, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate and Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), named Jason Hunter, of St. Petersburg, as a regional sales manager in Florida.

Charles Shaffer was named CEO of Seacoast Bank, based in Stuart, which acquired St. Petersburg’s Freedom Bank in 2020.

ConMed (NYSE: CNMD), a medical device company, has made its office at 11311 Concept Blvd., Largo its corporate headquarters.

The Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers appointed Jennifer Codding to serve on its membership committee.

The city of St. Petersburg was awarded a $900,000 grant through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Rebuild Florida General Planning Support Program, to be used for helping the city develop a comprehensive seawall mitigation strategy to address sea level rise.

University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus regional chancellor Martin Tadlock has transitioned out of that role and back to a faculty position in the USF College of Education.

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties added a new course, “Community Policing & You,” to its Homeownership Program curriculum in partnership with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, which provides Habitat homeowners with tools to increase their knowledge on crime prevention, safety and community policing.

Spirion, a data protection and compliance company in St. Petersburg, introduced its Customer Marketplace, an online hub for third-party data privacy and security integrations, applications, best practices and training information.

Hyatt Regency Clearwater

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council STAR accreditation—the gold standard for prepared facilities.

Regions Bank named Tina Gilmore-Johnson as market executive to oversee operations in St. Petersburg, Clearwater and surrounding communities.

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, in Palm Harbor, was listed among the top franchise brands on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking for the fourth consecutive year.

Earth Fare, a grocery store that specializes in organic and health food, is reopened at Seminole City Center at 11201 Park Blvd. N., Seminole.

Regenexx, a regenerative interventional orthopedics firm based in Tampa, opened an office at 100 Second Ave. S., Suite 904-S, St. Petersburg.

John Collins, executive director of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, is retiring on March 31 and Helen French, current board vice chair, will be interim executive director.

St. Petersburg-based Paradise Marketing & Advertising was named a Top 25 Marketing Vendor at the 2021 OnCon Icon Awards.



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