Pipas Kopp Law Group Expands

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.

Jan Pipas

St. Petersburg reaches milestone, creating first ever Economic Development Corp

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 reaches milestone, creating first ever Economic Development Corp.

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.

Reinventing the Office Building – Downtown St. Pete’s First Central Tower

“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

St. Pete's First Central Tower has been 'through a time machine' — and it's paying off

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Check Out the $10 Million First Central Tower Renovation

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 centerIn 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.

Gensler Designed Lobby
New Concierge Desk
Lobby Elevator Bank
Lobby Lighting
Fitness Center
WiFi Lounge & Conference Center
Conference Center
Tenant Floor Elevator Lobby
Parking Garage Entrance