The new owners of the 801 West Bay Center, Candia Holdings, have moved in and have hit the ground running. The longtime Largo landmark stands eight stories tall and houses over 90,000 Square feet of prime office space. Located on the corner of West Bay Drive and Clearwater-Largo Road, it is the epicenter of Largo’s business district. Anchored by Wells Fargo and Keller Williams Realty, and spaces ranging from executive suites to over 6,000 square feet as well as an 8th floor penthouse with beautiful views of the gulf, the potential opportunities are limitless.
The Deal was brokered by Amy Barrett, CCIM, Senior Associate of Colliers International Tampa Bay, with offices located in Clearwater.
Emmanuel E. Velivasakis, P.E., one of the two managing partner says “Our vision and strategy is to attract small to mid-size companies to the area by sprucing up this real estate jewel and offering professional, affordable and comfortable office space.”
The available space at 801 West Bay gives companies looking to capitalize on the city of Largo’s Ad Valorem Tax Exemption program, which offers new and expanding businesses, an excellent home. The Economic Development Division places strong emphasis on making it easy to do business in Largo through programs such as this and many others.
“Since I was first introduced to the property, I was excited by its potential and I know this building will stand as a Largo landmark for years to come, we look forward to giving the building the attention it deserves because our success is measured by our tenants’ success.” Says Angelo Sakis, Managing Partner. Mr. Sakis went on to say “Beyond our hands-on management style, we are planning a number of capital improvements to the building. Not just a fresh coat of paint, we are planning on upgrading the IT infrastructure, the lobby, and the grounds to start. Candia Holdings calls this home, and we’re going to make it sing.”
Daily operations will be handled by Candia Holdings VP of Asset Strategies, Terry Velivasakis. He brings experience and attention to the property which are going to be imperative to the building’s long future and continued success saying “The opportunity we have in front of us is one of a kind, rarely do you find a property with such potential that has been the mainstay of a community for so long. 801 has long been one of my favorite buildings in the area, stop in, see us, and you’ll see why.” For leasing information contact Charlene Emmett at (727) 581-8996.