With a 1.1 million square foot Tampa Bay commercial real estate portfolio and a 52-story downtown Tampa mixed-use tower development in the works Feldman is expanding his staff. Larry Feldman, CEO of Feldman Equities, LLC, entered the family business nearly four decades ago when his father turned over a New York real estate project to him. His father, Edward Feldman, in turn had been brought in to the business by his father, HJ Feldman, who started the family business in 1920. It’s now time for the 4th generation. Mack Feldman has joined his father at Feldman Equities. A 2015 graduate of Georgetown University, Mack cut his teeth working on the Jeb 2016 political campaign in Miami. He has since relocated to downtown St. Petersburg where Feldman owns a three building office portfolio.
Mack who describes his responsibilities as assistant to the CEO and fledgling leasing assistant will be learning the business under his father’s guidance. As the economy and commercial real estate development focuses on the millennial workforce who better to bring under his wing than his millennial son. “I’m thrilled to have Mack join the business. He shares our family’s affinity for smart risk taking. Risk taking is what real estate development is about. Risk taking combined with very hard work and a willingness to build something special and unique will reap ample reward down the road,” said Larry Feldman.
“I’m joining the business at an exciting time. I get to cut my teeth on Tampa’s first downtown development since 1992. And a 52-story mixed use tower that will change Tampa’s skyline at that,” says Mack Feldman. Development isn’t the only thing on the company’s plate. Acquisitions of quality and distressed office space are a big focus. “Adding value through project renovations and aggressive leasing, taking risks and a lot of hard work…I’m in!”
Mack isn’t the only new hire in the past month. Jonathan Schneider joins the Feldman team working under Director of Construction & Development Santiago Bartolome with joint venture partner Tower Realty Partners. “We have a lot of construction projects on our plate,” says Bartolome. Every building we acquire gets significant renovation and of course there are all those new tenant build-outs.” The construction team is also actively involved in the design process for the new downtown office tower along Tampa’s Riverwalk.
“Everyone on the Feldman/Tower team is hands-on,” says Schneider. “Working here I feel like I’m getting a master’s degree in construction in a matter of weeks.”