Inside this Week’s Member Highlights
New Hires & Promotions
- Schifino Lee Hires Media Planner/Buyer and Production Designer
- Tindale Oliver Design Welcomes New Landscape Architect
- Mamarazzi Foto Photographer Earns Lydia Darragh Medal from The National Society Sons of The American Revolution
JLL Secures Lease Renewal for Manning & Napier in Downtown St. Petersburg
JLL (NYSE: JLL) announces the renewal of investment management firm Manning & Napier’s 10,438-square-foot office lease in the Morgan Stanley Tower, a class A office building located at 150 Second Avenue North, in St. Petersburg’s Central Business District.
JLL Vice Presidents Jimmy Ullrich and John Heald represented tenant Manning & Napier in the renewal transaction. Manning & Napier, a national firm that manages $43.1 billion in assets under management, will continue to occupy the ninth floor of the 187,538-square-foot Morgan Stanley Tower. The office building is owned by a joint venture consisting of affiliates of Feldman Equities, Tower Realty Partners and Second City Capital Partners.
“We are pleased to see Manning & Napier’s commitment to downtown St. Pete and all it has to offer its employees,” said JLL’s Jimmy Ullrich. “The downtown St. Pete market is experiencing a second renaissance. The area grew substantially during the nineties by catering to the Baby Boomer population with residential towers. Today, St. Pete is adding the junior executive housing and shopping components required to achieve the work-live-play environment that Millennials crave.”
Among the key reasons Manning & Napier chose to remain in Morgan Stanley Tower are the bay views and immense amenities including adjacent Sundial St. Pete. Furthermore, Feldman Equities is investing $3 million in Morgan Stanley Tower, including a comprehensive lobby renovation commissioned by Gensler.
“From a regional perspective, Manning & Napier’s commitment demonstrates the strength in the financial services sector in the Tampa Bay market,” said JLL’s John Heald. “8.3% of Tampa Bay’s employment base is in the financial services sector, a number that has increased by 1.4% in the past 12 months.”
New Hires & Promotions
Schifino Lee Hires Media Planner/Buyer and Production Designer
Schifino Lee Advertising + Branding announces the hiring of Harra Little as Media Planner/Buyer and Mitch Feickert as Production Designer.
Harra’s diverse background in both digital and traditional media makes her a valuable asset to Schifino Lee’s media team. Before coming to Schifino Lee, Harra has worked on projects for Visit Florida, The Dali Museum, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Reeves Import Motor Cars, and the University of South Florida. Before moving to the media side of the business, Harra was an account manager at House & Home magazine. Harra earned two Bachelor degrees, one in Interior Design and one in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing from Ford Institute of Technology.
Mitch comes to Schifino Lee after gaining seven years of valuable experience with print and pre-press campaigns. He has worked on projects for national clients like Kraft Foods, Coca Cola, Proctor & Gamble, Target, Unilever, and Johnson & Johnson. Before starting his career in advertising, Mitch worked in the print industry as a consultant working hands-on in press production for clients such as Busch Gardens, Time-Life, and National Geographic. He also earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from The International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT) where he won several illustration awards.
Tindale Oliver Design Welcomes New Landscape Architect
We are pleased to welcome Bonnie Bernardo, PLA, as a new landscape architect in the Tindale Oliver Design group. Bonnie is a registered landscape architect with more than 24 years of experience and is known for her work in the design of parks and trail systems, redevelopment projects and streetscape design, construction administration, code/development review, and ADA assessments of parks. She has worked as a planner, designer, and project coordinator for Orange County, the City of Maitland, and several engineering firms. She joins our Community Planning and Design Solutions team and will be working out of the Tindale Oliver Orlando office.
Mamarazzi Foto Photographer Earns Lydia Darragh Medal from The National Society Sons of The American Revolution