TAMPA, Fla (July 18, 2023) –The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has selected Strategic Property Partner’s (SPP) Water Street Tampa for one of this year’s Americas Awards for Excellence. ULI began the Awards for Excellence program in 1979 to recognize superior development efforts in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Winning projects represent the highest standards of achievement in the land use profession and encompass a wide range of land uses, sizes, investments, and geographic locations.
“SPP is honored ULI chose Water Street Tampa for the industry’s most prestigious award which recognizes the incredible efforts of our team,” said Brad Cooke, SPP’s Senior Vice President of Development. “Years of diligent collaboration with public stakeholders and the best consultants in the business resulted in a project that hopes to provide a template for other thoughtful mixed-use development around the country.”
ULI recognized Water Street and 9 other developments with a 2023 Americas Award for Excellence. The complete list of winners include:
- Aegis Living Lake Union – Seattle, Wash.
- Aurora Bridge Bioswales – Seattle, Wash.
- Cambridge Crossing (CX) – Cambridge, Mass.
- First Americans Museum – Oklahoma City, Okla.
- HomeRise at Mission Bay – San Francisco, Calif.
- Ironworks – Vancouver, British Columbia
- King Open/Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex – Cambridge, Mass.
- Little Island – New York, N.Y.
- University of California Merced, Master Architect 2020 – Merced, Calif.
- Water Street Tampa – Tampa, Fla.
“This year’s ULI Americas Awards for Excellence winners represent a diverse group of projects that share in common a responsiveness to the needs in our communities,” said Ben Tranel, principal at global architecture firm Gensler and chair of the 2023 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence jury. “Our built environment reflects our values and priorities, and the final award winners demonstrate innovation and excellence in the criteria established for the award. It was a privilege and an honor to work with my fellow jurors and the amazing team at ULI to select these winners from among all the well-qualified finalists.”
The winners of the ULI Americas Awards for Excellence become finalists for the 2023 ULI Global Awards for Excellence, competing against projects from the Europe and Asia Pacific regions. The awards are open to projects and programs in the ULI Americas region that are substantially complete, financially viable, and in stable operation. The program evaluates submissions on overall excellence, including achievements in marketplace acceptance, design, planning, technology, amenities, economic impact, management, community engagement, innovation, and sustainability, among others.
The public can view the winners, finalists, and submissions at the 2023 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence gallery.
About Strategic Property Partners
Strategic Property Partners, LLC (“SPP”) is a full-service real estate developer, owner and operator focused on world-class execution, innovation and creating high-quality experiential places. SPP’s first project, Water Street Tampa, is being developed on 56 acres of contiguous land the company owns along the waterfront in downtown Tampa. With its first phase of development complete and operational, the award-winning Water Street Tampa has revitalized the downtown Tampa core and transformed it into a vibrant waterfront destination. When complete, the multi-phased development will consist of approximately nine million square feet of new commercial, residential, hospitality, cultural, entertainment, educational and retail uses. SPP is owned and capitalized through Bill Gates’ Cascade Investment LLC. For more information on Water Street Tampa, visit www.waterstreettampa.com.