Real Estate

JAMES NOZAR

CEO, STRATEGIC PROPERTY PARTNERS, TAMPA

At the helm of Water Street Tampa, an emerging $3-billion development in downtown Tampa, Nozar is helping transform both the city and its once-neglected waterfront. The mixed-use project, a joint venture between Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and the Bill Gates-controlled Cascade Investment Group, includes office and hotel space, cultural and entertainment venues, greenspace and USF Health’s Morsani College of Medicine’s new location, a 13-story, 395,000-sq.-ft. tower with room for 1,800 students and staff.

Nozar, who joined Strategic Property Partners in 2016, was previously a senior vice president at the JBG Cos., now JBG Smith, where he managed the development of 25 mixed-use projects in and around Washington, D.C. He says his experience there, transforming urban neighborhoods, has guided his work in Tampa, where his overall aim is to create a “special and enduring neighborhood” in a “previously vacant and blighted part of downtown.”

ADVICE “The commercial real estate industry is huge, but also very local. My advice would be: Take the time to truly understand the full context of any project you’re contemplating. Big or small, urban or suburban, having a full appreciation for the physical, community and market context is incredibly important. And then, of course, understanding where trends may be heading to not only stay relevant, but to be well-positioned for the future.”
FLORIDA CONVERT “While I had visited many times and had family in Sarasota, I never expected I’d be a Florida resident. My role brought me to Tampa, and moving here was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Tampa has definitely been a bit under the radar on the national stage, but it’s one of the most easy and livable big cities out there. There’s so much positive energy in the Tampa Bay region. We’re bracing for many great new things in the near future.”

“I love my current role because it allows me to help create a truly transformational neighborhood for the region, starting with a relatively blank canvas.”

John Albright

Consolidated-Tomoka Land

Carlos Alfonso

Alfonso Architects

Joel Altman

Altman Cos.

John Baker

FRP Holdings

ANA-MARIE CODINA BARLICK

Codina Partners

Michael Belmont

Minto Communities USA

Randy Benderson

Benderson Development

Allan Bense

Bense Enterprises

Jeff Berkowitz

Berkowitz Development Group

Stephanie Berman-Eisenberg

Carrfour Supportive Housing

Angelo Bianco

Crocker Partners

Tere Blanca

Blanca Commercial Real Estate

David Boree

W.W. GAY MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR

Peter Bos

Legendary

KIERAN BOWERS

Swire Properties

Michael C. Brown

Skanska USA

Edward Burr

GreenPointe Holdings

Brian Butler

JCB Construction

Malcolm Butters

Butters Construction & Development

Lissette Calderon

Neology Life Development

Tracy Duda Chapman

A. Duda & Sons

Chris Corr

Raydient Places & Properties

Husein Cumber

Florida East Coast Industries

Ron Davoli

Wharton-Smith

Edgardo Defortuna

Fortune International Group

Gil Dezer

Dezer Development

David Duda

A. Duda & Sons

Misha Ezratti

GL Homes

Art Falcone

Encore Capital Management

Michael Fay

Avison Young

SHARON FELTINGOFF

JC White Architectural

MARK FELTINGOFF

JC White Architectural

Bernardo Fort-Brescia

Arquitectonica

Mark Gensheimer

Penn-Florida Cos.

Mark Gilbert

Cushman & Wakefield

James Goldsmith

Gator Investments

Jorge L. Gonzalez

St. Joe Co.

Jeff Greene

Investor & Developer

Steven Halverson

Haskell Co.

Gary Harrod

Harrod Properties

David Hoffmann

Hoffmann Family of Companies

Mori Hosseini

ICI Homes

C.T. Hsu

C.T. Hsu + Associates

Don Huffner

Collier Enterprises

Mark Israel

Universal Engineering Sciences

Rex Jensen

Schroeder-Manatee Ranch

Bobby Julien

Kolter Group

Paul Kaplan

KW Property Management & Consulting

Arden Karson

Karson & Co.

Ezra Katz

Aztec Group

Michael Kaufman

Kaufman Lynn Construction

Justin Kennedy

Grass River Property

William Kerdyk Jr.

Kerdyk Real Estate

Syd Kitson

Kitson & Partners

Edward M. Kobel

DeBartolo Development

Rob Kornahrens

Advanced Roofing

Ryan Kratz

Colliers International Group

Matthew Whitman Lazenby

Whitman Family Development

Diego Lowenstein

Lionstone Development

Scott Lutgert

Lutgert Cos.

Moishe Mana

Mana Group

Jorge Mas

MasTec

Neil Merin

Nai/Merin Hunter Codman

Harley Miller

Miller Construction

Mark Morse

The Villages

Bob Moss

Moss & Associates

Nitin Motwani

Miami Worldcenter Associates

Dev Motwani

Merrimac Ventures

Tom Murphy Jr.

Coastal Construction Group

Patrick K. Neal

Neal Communities

Michael Neal

KAST Construction

James Nozar

Strategic Property Partners

David Nunes

Rayonier

Mike Pappas

Keyes Co. / Illustrated Properties

Mitch Permuy

Power Design

Thomas Peterffy

Interactive Brokers

Beverly Raphael

RCC Associates

Larry Richey

Cushman & Wakefield

Matthew A. Rieger

HOUSING TRUST GROUP

Sergio Rok

Rok Acquisitions

John Rood

Vestcor Cos.

Barry Rutenberg

Arthur Rutenberg Homes

Greg Ruthven

The Ruthvens

Dean Saunders

SAUNDERS RALSTON DANTZLER

Rosa Schechter

Avenir Holdings

Greg Sembler

Sembler Co.

Darryl Shaw

BluePearl Veterinary Partners

Craig Sher

Sembler Co.

Linda Sherrer

Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices

Jeffrey Soffer

Fountainebleau Development

Jackie Soffer

Turnberry Associates

Jessica Goldman Srebnick

Goldman Properties

Martin “Hap” Stein

Regency Centers

Rasesh Thakkar

Tavistock Group

Craig Ustler

Ustler Development

Robert White

KW Property Management & Consulting

Chuck Whittall

Unicorp National Developments

DON WHYTE

DESERET CATTLE & CITRUS

Phil Wood

John R. Wood Properties

Andrew Wright

Franklin Street

Stuart Wyllie

Graham Cos.

Jim Zboril

Tavistock Development

Bernard Zyscovich

Zyscovich Architects