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►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.
►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 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.