TAMPA, FL – Shumaker Partner and Real Estate, Construction and Development Business Sector Chair David B. Singer has an opportunity to build on diversity and inclusion in Tampa as a participant in the 52-member Leadership Tampa Class of 2023. One of the oldest leadership programs in the country, Leadership Tampa is celebrating its 52nd anniversary this year and is still looking for opportunities to build upon its diversity.
“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work alongside other community leaders in an effort to improve people’s lives in the Tampa Bay region,” David shared. “I am excited to help promote our region, which is rich with ethnic and cultural diversity.”
The Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce runs Leadership Tampa, which promotes the prosperity and vitality of the Tampa Bay region, enlightening leaders to the importance of the area as a whole in the state of Florida while engaging members with businesses and community leaders to enhance knowledge of regional assets and issues. The program is designed not only to identify regional strengths and build on them, but to delve into issues facing the region and explore ways to bridge differences.
More than 1400 individuals from over 500 businesses and organizations in the region have benefited from Leadership Tampa Bay. Alumni include upper management of top corporations, local government leaders, entrepreneurs, and community leaders who are dedicated to serving the Tampa Bay area.
David helps clients explore development opportunities and bring their real estate, construction, and development goals to fruition. From concept to construction to occupancy, David works with site selectors, developers, and investors on timelines and procedures, ensuring a smooth interaction with local and state governments.
David’s broad practice includes assisting clients in building and managing the necessary project teams of development professionals, so clients can rely on a single point of contact during their engagement. He works closely with clients to better understand their ultimate business and legal objectives, forming strategies that are both efficient and effective. Acting as an advisor during the initial stages of projects and as an implementer during the course of the approval process, David assists clients across the country to ensure compliance with local regulations and customs and coordinates project teams that give projects their best chance at success.
In addition, David represents clients before city and county entities on a wide range of issues, including zoning, land use, comprehensive planning, economic incentive eligibility, developments of regional impact, permitting issues, and issues relating to elections and election law.
David also works with groups, boards, and other agencies with frequent government interaction in areas relating to responding to government RFPs, public funding and grants, public finance, media relations, and issues related to litigation and dispute resolution. Furthermore, David works with clients seeking to obtain alcohol beverage licenses in Florida on both the licensing and zoning components.
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