It's very encouraging and goes against recent commercial real estate headlines. We believe our success comes from having quality properties and amenities that attract smart businesses and from our willingness to design creative solutions that benefit both sides.
Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) May 11, 2010
Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc. has completed negotiations with several companies for lease or sale of 66,118 square feet of commercial office space in Clearwater in the last four months, marking a positive beginning to commercial activity in 2010.
"We've seen an increase in commercial leases and sales since February," said Paul Engelhardt, Vice-President of Hallmark Development. "It's very encouraging and goes against recent commercial real estate headlines. We believe our success comes from having quality properties and amenities that attract smart businesses and from our willingness to design creative solutions that benefit both sides."
USAmeriBank, a privately owned bank, has purchased 32,000 square feet. Headquartered in Largo, USAmeriBank will use the new office space as its Operation Center.
Brad McMurtrey, President of USAmeriBank said, "Hallmark Development's professional and responsive attitudes along with Airport Business Center's prime mid-Pinellas location were key factors in our decision process." McMurtrey added that USAmeriBank will be hiring additional workers as needed to support the bank's growth.
Other new Hallmark tenants at the Airport Business Center include AmeriLife Brokers Interstate Group and AmeriLife Life and Annuity Shop, which have leased a combined 5,857 of sq. ft. of office space. Queen's Pizza and Deli and Pico-Tesla Magnetic Therapies have also recently signed leases at ABC.
Douglas Zahm, P.A. and Consumer Tile and Escrow have leased a total of 18,271 sq. ft. in the Roosevelt Lakes Office Center across from the Carillon Center in St Petersburg.
Mary Kay Cosmetics and Third Party Benefits are the newest tenants to occupy office space at Hallmark's Enterprise Office Center in Clearwater.
Roth Staffing has leased office space in Hallmark's second LEED green building at Offices at Park Place in Clearwater.
For more information, contact Paul Engelhardt at 727-539-7002 or Paul (at) HallmarkDevelopment (dot) net.
About Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc.
Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc. is a diversified real estate development firm founded 45 years ago. It has developed roughly 630,000 square feet of office and service-center space in Florida's Pinellas County. It owns and operates the Airport Business Center with nearly 140 tenants across the street from the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport on 140th Avenue North in Clearwater. In addition, Hallmark manages several other commercial properties, including Roosevelt Lakes Office Park in Feather Sound and Enterprise Office Center in the Countryside area of Pinellas. Hallmark built Pinellas County's first LEED certified privately owned office buildings in Offices at Park Place. For more information on Hallmark Development, Inc., call (727) 539-7002 or visit http://www.HallmarkDevelopment.net.