Midtown Tampa signs real estate brokerage firm Savills for office lease

Posted December 13, 2021|Update December 15, 2021

One of the world’s largest real estate brokers is moving to Midtown Tampa.

The $500 million development just south of Interstate 275 near the N Dale Mabry Freeway announced on Monday that London-based brokerage firm Savills would move into just under 7,900 square feet in its Midtown office building. West.

The move represents a slight tweak to Savills’ Tampa footprint. The company has had local offices since 2004, leasing 13,000 square feet, including its main office at Bayport Plaza in the Westshore neighborhood. While the offices house about 50 employees, according to Savills’ Tampa website, the new space will house about 25 or 30.

“Beyond expanding Savills’ operations in the Tampa market, we wanted a Class A space that reflected our engaged and employee-focused culture,” said Mike Griffin, senior vice president of Savills and leader of the Tampa market, in a press release. “Midtown West offers a perfect sense of place, a central location and a dynamic energy that will continue to attract top talent to the business. »

Based in London, Savills has some 600 offices and 39,000 employees worldwide. It is the fourth global brand to set up in construction this fall. Two of Tampa Bay’s largest public companies, Kforce and Primo Water, have announced plans to move their global headquarters to Midtown West; while Tennessee architecture firm Gresham Smith announced it was moving its Tampa office there from Harbor Island.

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In addition to its offices, Midtown Tampa opened apartments and an array of shops and restaurants this year, several of which, such as REI and Shake Shack, are making their local debuts.

“Tenant companies are showing a growing desire for well-located, high-quality office space with an abundance of high-end retail, dining and entertainment options within walking distance of their workspace, which is exactly what they get in Midtown West,” Lauren Coup, leasing manager at Midtown property manager Highwoods Properties, said in a statement.