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USF System Launches New Office of Corporate Partnerships to Accelerate Collaboration with Industry

    TAMPA, Fla. / Businesses seeking to collaborate with the University of South Florida System in exploring new research opportunities, strengthening the region’s talent pipeline, or in expanding philanthropic efforts now have a “front door” to USF to aide in those efforts: the Office of Corporate Partnerships. The new office can be found literally at the USF Research Park in Tampa or virtually through a new web portal.   “Our Office of Corporate Partnerships will expand on USF’s strong … Continued

Why America’s Special Ops Command Is Recruiting Disruptors

        Forbes | Amy Guttman   James “Hondo” Guerts was sworn in last week as U.S. Navy Acquisition Chief. Our interview took place before his nomination.   “We’ve been at war for the longest time ever in U.S. history. What gets difficult is coming up with new ways to do things – disrupting, or reacting quickly to things that happen disruptively. That’s a lot of what we’re trying to do here.”   James “Hondo” Geurts is the … Continued

Wayfair Plans Distribution Hubs in Three Florida Cities

    Area Development Online   Wayfair Inc., one of the world’s largest online retailers for home goods, is opening three new distribution centers in Tampa, Orlando and Miami,   Florida. To accommodate its expanding logistics operations, Wayfair has opened a 45,004-square-foot facility in Tampa, a 43,120-square-foot facility in Orlando and a 47,320 square-foot facility in Miami’s Pompano Beach. This expansion will create 100 new jobs.   James Savarese, COO of Wayfair, said, “We are excited to expand our presence in … Continued

Home goods website Wayfair, in the midst of logistics transformation, opens Tampa distribution center

    Tampa Bay Business Journal | Ashley Gurbal Kritzer   Wayfair, an online retailer that specializes in home goods from sofas to wall art, is opening a Tampa distribution center as part of a major Florida expansion.   The new Tampa location is just over 45,000 square feet, according to Gov. Rick Scott’s office, which also announced Wayfair distribution centers in Orlando and Miami on Tuesday.   The Tampa warehouse is technically in Riverview, in Oak Creek Commerce Park, at … Continued

Investor Spotlight: Highwoods Properties

    Highwoods Properties is a publicly traded (NYSE: HIW) real estate investment trust specializing in the development, acquisition, leasing and management of quality office properties across nine market divisions, primarily throughout the southeast. Companywide, they own and manage approximately 32 million square feet, mainly in the BBDs (best business districts) of Tampa, Orlando, Atlanta, Raleigh, Richmond, Greensboro, Memphis, Nashville and Pittsburgh. In Tampa, Highwoods Properties is the largest office landlord with 22 buildings totaling 3.8 million square feet.   … Continued

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USF System Launches New Office of Corporate Partnerships to Accelerate Collaboration with Industry

    TAMPA, Fla. / Businesses seeking to collaborate with the University of South Florida System in exploring new research opportunities, strengthening the region’s talent pipeline, or in expanding philanthropic efforts now have a “front door” to USF to aide in those efforts: the Office of Corporate Partnerships. The new office can be found literally at the USF Research Park in Tampa or virtually through a new web portal.   “Our Office of Corporate Partnerships will expand on USF’s strong … Continued

Why America’s Special Ops Command Is Recruiting Disruptors

        Forbes | Amy Guttman   James “Hondo” Guerts was sworn in last week as U.S. Navy Acquisition Chief. Our interview took place before his nomination.   “We’ve been at war for the longest time ever in U.S. history. What gets difficult is coming up with new ways to do things – disrupting, or reacting quickly to things that happen disruptively. That’s a lot of what we’re trying to do here.”   James “Hondo” Geurts is the … Continued

Wayfair Plans Distribution Hubs in Three Florida Cities

    Area Development Online   Wayfair Inc., one of the world’s largest online retailers for home goods, is opening three new distribution centers in Tampa, Orlando and Miami,   Florida. To accommodate its expanding logistics operations, Wayfair has opened a 45,004-square-foot facility in Tampa, a 43,120-square-foot facility in Orlando and a 47,320 square-foot facility in Miami’s Pompano Beach. This expansion will create 100 new jobs.   James Savarese, COO of Wayfair, said, “We are excited to expand our presence in … Continued

Home goods website Wayfair, in the midst of logistics transformation, opens Tampa distribution center

    Tampa Bay Business Journal | Ashley Gurbal Kritzer   Wayfair, an online retailer that specializes in home goods from sofas to wall art, is opening a Tampa distribution center as part of a major Florida expansion.   The new Tampa location is just over 45,000 square feet, according to Gov. Rick Scott’s office, which also announced Wayfair distribution centers in Orlando and Miami on Tuesday.   The Tampa warehouse is technically in Riverview, in Oak Creek Commerce Park, at … Continued

Investor Spotlight: Highwoods Properties

    Highwoods Properties is a publicly traded (NYSE: HIW) real estate investment trust specializing in the development, acquisition, leasing and management of quality office properties across nine market divisions, primarily throughout the southeast. Companywide, they own and manage approximately 32 million square feet, mainly in the BBDs (best business districts) of Tampa, Orlando, Atlanta, Raleigh, Richmond, Greensboro, Memphis, Nashville and Pittsburgh. In Tampa, Highwoods Properties is the largest office landlord with 22 buildings totaling 3.8 million square feet.   … Continued