InSideOut is experiencing huge growth at their office in First Central Tower in downtown St. Petersburg. They currently occupy over 3,000 square feet on the 9th floor and will expand by another 7,000 square feet taking the entire 3rd floor later this fall. InsideOut’s facilities will include training spaces, games, a beautiful reception area, break-out areas and meetings rooms. This additional space will allow them to add dozens of new employees to keep up with the workload. The company has gone from 20 employees at startup to a growing 150+ workforce in just 18 months.
Eighteen months ago, Chad Nuss moved from Silicon Valley to co-found InsideOut a Sales Innovation Lab designed to assist high growth companies with sales optimization. The Sales Innovation Lab is helping businesses identify the most effective sales strategies through experimentation in a ‘live environment’. InsideOut’s unique ‘Playbooks” are part of a full-service offer that increases client sales team productivity by an average of 25%. This success has attracted global high-tech clients such as Google, IBM, ADP, Autodesk, and Digital River to test and validate their best ideas to find sales productivity gains.
In addition to the growing employee base in downtown St. Petersburg, Chad is bringing tech leaders and executives from high tech hubs like Boston, NY, Denver, Silicon Valley and San Francisco to the InsideOut offices to enjoy the modern, collaborative environment. Over the past 3 months, Chad have brought CEOs and Senior Vice Presidents from ADP, Microsoft, Google and smaller hot startups like Mavenlink to St Petersburg reinforcing his own decision to relocate to downtown St. Petersburg .
With deep roots in high tech communities like Silicon Valley and San Francisco, Chad aims to bring that passion and experience to St. Petersburg’s downtown by creating high tech jobs and growth opportunities for his employees. In the year he has lived here, he has already founded a St. Pete tech council which focuses on incubation, growth and collaboration among high tech CEOs in the downtown area.
He has a great vision for St. Pete as a growing tech hub by selling not only his company but also the downtown St. Petersburg we all know and love. We’re pleased to have him as a tenant. For more information about the company visit, www.insideoutlab.com twitter @ InsideOutLab
We’re pleased to announce another new lease at First Central Tower. Healthcare Information Technology company, Book Zurman, Inc. has leased space at our downtown office tower. Who wouldn’t want a Central Avenue address in downtown St. Petersburg! Special thanks to our co-broker Peter Dorian and to our very own Feldman Equities leasing team – Ceci Tricoli & Mike DiBlasi!
We’re excited to soon welcome AARP to First Central Tower in downtown St. Petersburg. Special thanks to co-broker Todd Brandon of Cushman & Wakefield for brokering the lease.
“It’s been a breath of fresh air to have a landlord who is responsive and accessible. The renovations at First Central Tower are fantastic and have really turned the building into a true class A building. It provides instant credibility and grandeur our clients would not expect from a small business. We’ve received compliments from clients on the new lobby and are very excited to grow our business with Feldman Equities.”
Kalpesh Patel, Attorney
FL Patel Law
“It is an absolute pleasure to speak on behalf of Feldman Equities and Tower Realty Partners. We have been a tenant in the First Central Tower for over 20 years.
Apart from their investment in our building [First Central Tower], which is very significant and has resulted in transforming our building into an A+ property, the manner in which they go about their work is exemplary. Every effort is made to get input from the tenants, work around the tenant’s schedule while doing everything in a first class matter. You can tell, the central question they ask when undertaking a project is: “what is best for the building, not what is the cheapest alternative…” That approach is evident in the resulting work product and how the building is managed and maintained.
With the renovations to the lobby, upgrading the elevators, upgrades to the parking garage, the addition of a gym and community area, our building has been transformed from a great place to work to a superb place to work.
In my capacity as managing partner, I have had the opportunity to work with property manager Kyle Nevergold of Tower Realty Partners. What a pleasure that experience has been. Kyle is extremely receptive to our concerns, new ideas and makes every effort to accommodate the tenant. It is obvious, he takes great pride in his work and it shows in the first class results he and his team continually achieve. Frankly, his efforts epitomize the the manner in which a modern-day property manager should function in achieving great results for the owner as well as the tenant.”
MICHAEL K. KIERNAN, ESQ., Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
Congratulations to First Central Tower tenant Pipas Kopp Law Group on its expansion. Special thanks to co-broker Peter Fischbach of Fischbach Commercial for brokering the transaction.
That’s our very own First Central Tower featured in this ABC Action News piece touting St Petersburg’s new EDC, Economic Development Corporation.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – St. Petersburg reaching a business milestone by creating its own Economic Development Corp. “St. Petersburg has had a competitive disadvantage,” said Mayor Rick Kriseman. But the city is playing catch up by opening its first ever EDC. “It says that we’re not willing to take the backseat to anybody any longer,” he said.
“When someone asks, ‘Is this a brand new building?’ That’s the ultimate compliment,” Larry Feldman. Even new tenant Hype Group chimed in on the renovation and their new offices.
“We absolutely LOVE our new office and office building! Larry Feldman and Feldman Equities, LLC recently put it ‘through a time machine’, sparing no expense during the multi-million dollar makeover.” – Hype Group
The Tampa Bay Business Journal reports on our stunning $10 million renovation of First Central Tower in downtown St. Petersburg.
St. Pete’s First Central Tower has been ‘through a time machine’ — and it’s paying off
Check out the new photos! The $10 million renovation of First Central Tower in downtown St Petersburg is nearly complete! Redevelopment included an extensive lobby renovation, upgraded tenant floor elevator lobbies, tenant corridors and restrooms. In addition, we added an amenity package including a new concierge desk, a state-of-the-art luxury fitness center and conference center. In keeping with current office space trends towards hip, high-tech spaces, space on the third floor next to the new fitness center and conference center has been converted to a tenant lounge area. The lounge area is a 24/7 “chill zone” that has the look and feel of a first class airport lounge. It includes soft seating, large flat screen TV, iPad chairs and free WIFI.
We’ve also upgraded the building’s air conditioning system, modernized the elevator system and renovated the elevator cabs. The parking garage had its own upgrade as well with new lighting, paint and graphics.