The Tampa Real Estate Market marches to the beat of its own drum. While the beach communities of Manatee, Sarasota and Pinellas follow the State’s tourist market, Hillsborough and Polk counties have a solid industrial and transit base. Tampa International Airport is the largest in the area and Ports Manatee and Tampa are significant players in the bulk and container maritime markets. Tampa, however, was slow to emerge from the real estate downturn and has had a history of surges followed by uneven growth. Tim Becker, Director of the Bergstrom Center at the University of Florida, talks about the economic base in Tampa and what the future holds for the Tampa market for 2015 and beyond.
Tim Becker, Director, Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies, is our special guest for this third of a four part series of the State of Florida’s major real estate markets, in preparation for the Center’s Trends and Strategies Conference February 26-27 in Orlando, Fl.
If you are an active or aspiring real estate investor in the Florida markets, you will definitely want to catch all four parts of the series.