Tampa Office Building Bolsters Tenant Roster

Brighthouse Financial, a major provider of annuity and life insurance, will occupy roughly 20,700 square feet at The Dilweg Cos.’ four-story Tampa Oaks One.
Tampa Oaks One
Tampa Oaks One

JLL has arranged a new lease on behalf of Brighthouse Financial at Tampa Oaks One, a 164,752-square-foot, Class A office building in Tampa, Fla. The annuity and life insurance provider agreed to occupy 20,763 square feet at the property.

Located at 12802 Tampa Oaks Blvd., the four-story facility was constructed in 1998. The Dilweg Cos. acquired Tampa Oaks One in June 2017 as part of a $101 million portfolio deal. The 698,000-square-foot portfolio included Lakeview at Hidden River, Palm Court at Hidden River, Westlake Corporate Centers I & II, Orion Center and 9000 Town Center Parkway.

Hands-on representation

JLL Senior Vice Presidents Jim Moler and Deana Beer of the firm’s Tampa office represented the landlord in the lease negotiations. Vice Chairman Mitchell Konsker and Senior Vice President Benjamin Bass—both of JLL’s New York office—alongside Managing Director Brent Miller and Senior Vice President Lee Winter, of the firm’s Tampa office, provided tenant representation services to Brighthouse Financial.

“The accessibility to a diverse employee demographic pool, expansive floor plates and higher parking ratios make this area popular among firms with larger employee bases,” Mole said in prepared remarks. “The area has attracted large corporate occupiers such as Citibank, Humana and Syniverse Technologies, as well as nearly a dozen expansions by area firms over the (past) 12 months, leaving few large blocks of space available on market.”

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