More than 70 employees moving to boutique office building
TAMPA, FL – (October 28, 2021) – As Midtown Tampa continues to spring to life with shopping, dining and events, major national companies are leasing office space at the massive $500 million mixed-use one-of-a-kind destination.
Bromley Companies announced today that one of the largest design and architecture firms in the country, Gresham Smith, will relocate its Tampa office to The Loft at Midtown Tampa https://midtowntampa.com/the-loft/. The boutique office building right in the heart of Midtown Tampa features an exclusive outdoor terrace, 15-foot ceilings, and interior space that allows for maximum flexibility and creativity.
The Loft represents a significant opportunity for the firm to showcase its best work. As it considers a new hybrid work approach, the 18,000 sq. ft. space could be the first of its kind nationally for the company.
“We’re very excited to welcome Gresham Smith to The Loft, an office building location like none other in the market that we describe as a 22-acre benefits package,” said Nicholas Haines, CEO, Bromley Companies. “The Loft is a gateway to the Midtown Tampa lifestyle, a great urban fit for Gresham Smith with next-gen creative open spaces and natural light, while incorporating first-class finishes, high-tech security and state-of-the-art technological capabilities.”
Located in Tampa since 1997, the Nashville-based architecture, engineering and design firm is among the top ranked firms in the area and consistently ranked as a “best place to work.”
“We’re thrilled with our new home in Tampa at The Loft at Midtown,” said Al Pramuk, CEO and chairman of Gresham Smith. “As one of our largest offices, Tampa is a critical and growing market for our firm. This exciting new mixed-use development is centrally located in an up-and-coming district that offers a vibrant and pedestrian-friendly environment for our clients and employees.”
Locally, the Gresham Smith team includes more than 70 employees who specialize in providing architecture, engineering, and interior design services for aviation, corporate and urban design, healthcare, transportation, and water and environment clients.
Gresham Smith will occupy the third floor of the three-story, 70,000-square-foot, stand-alone building, above The Hall at Midtown, an expansive and eclectic space showcasing diverse cuisine and cocktails.
At The Loft, Gresham Smith employees will be right in the middle of all of the action, with a high-visibility location at the entrance of Midtown and steps away from restaurants, shops, services and entertainment, overlooking Midtown Commons park with views of downtown Tampa.
The Loft at Midtown offers an alternative to the three other office towers at Midtown Tampa, including the eight-story, 152,000-square-foot Midtown West, which is already built and leased in part. It will house the West Florida regional office of the largest bank headquartered in Florida, South State Bank https://southstatebank.com/, and the headquarters of professional solutions firm KForce https://www.kforce.com/, one of the largest publicly traded companies in Tampa Bay.
Robin Bishop and Nina Sullivan of Cushman & Wakefield brokered the lease.
About Gresham Smith
Gresham Smith is an architecture, engineering and design firm that provides full-service solutions for the built environment with a focus on aviation, building engineering, corporate and urban design, healthcare, industrial, land planning, transportation, and water and environment. Our team of diligent designers, creative problem-solvers, insightful planners and seasoned collaborators work closely with our clients to improve the cities and towns we call home. Consistently ranked as a “best place to work,” we are committed to creating a culture that fosters diversity of experience combined with a common goal of genuine care for each other, our partners and the outcome of our work. Learn more at GreshamSmith.com.
About Midtown Tampa
On 23 acres, the massive, $500 million, award-winning Midtown Tampa is the first mixed-use community of its kind in Tampa, and the catalyst for an entirely new district connecting Westshore and Downtown. Midtown Tampa will deliver 1.8 million square feet of retail and residential space, including 200,000 square feet of Class A office in the first phase, plus entertainment and hospitality to the surrounding neighborhood and the Tampa Bay region. In partnership with Cushman & Wakefield, Bromley Companies has announced Compass and KAST leasing space in The Loft. In partnership with Highwoods Properties, Bromley Companies has announced South State Bank and Kforce leasing space in the Midtown West office tower. Bromley Companies worked with co-developers Concord Hospitality on Marriott’s dual branded Aloft and Element Hotel and Crescent Communities NOVEL Midtown, luxury apartment homes overlooking Midtown Commons. In partnership with CASTO Southeast Realty, LLC, and Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, announcements include more than two dozen retail and dining establishments, listed at https://midtowntampa.com/retail-dining/.
Project completion is 2021. Discover more information about Midtown Tampa here at www.midtowntampa.com.
About Bromley Companies
Founded in 1972, Bromley Companies is a national real estate development and investment company that has built a portfolio of retail, office, industrial and student housing assets. Bromley began a substantial history of investing in the Tampa region more than 25 years ago. Since then, Bromley established a Tampa office and has owned and managed local real estate including a 60,000 square-foot Bromley Office Building. The leadership team is involved with the Westshore Alliance, Tampa Hillsborough County Economic Development Council and numerous civic and charitable organizations. To learn more about Bromley Companies, please visit www.bromco.com.