Construction Begins on The Tampa EDITION Hotel & Residences

We are thrilled to announce that Smith & Associates, will exclusively handle sales for the The Residences at The Tampa EDITION. The Residences at The Tampa EDITION, announced groundbreaking today and will offer 37 homes with spectacular views, gracious layouts, and a full suite of amenities and services within Water Street Tampa.

The first hotel-branded condominiums in Tampa, The Residences at the Tampa EDITION are only the third property within the United States to offer EDITION-branded residences, joining the Miami EDITION and the West Hollywood EDITION. For more information on this world-class listing in one of the most exciting neighborhoods in Tampa Bay, please read the press release below and contact the Concierge to learn more!

Strategic Property Partners, LLC Commences Construction on The Tampa EDITION Hotel & Residences

Design-forward five-star property marks EDITION brand debut in Tampa and includes city’s first hotel-branded condominiums

TAMPA, FL (August 14, 2019) – Strategic Property Partners, LLC (“SPP”) today announced that construction has commenced on The Tampa EDITION Hotel & Residences within Water Street Tampa, the 56-acre development transforming the city’s downtown waterfront. Comprised of hotel rooms and private condominium residences on the upper floors, The Tampa EDITION marks the debut of the luxury brand in Tampa Bay.

Created through a pioneering partnership between hospitality innovator Ian Schrager and Marriott International, the EDITION brand prioritizes commitment to unprecedented design and an elevated hospitality experience. Spanning 27 stories in the heart of the Water Street Tampa neighborhood, The Tampa EDITION is scheduled to open in the spring of 2021 and will include 172 guest rooms and suites and 37 exclusive for-sale, hotel-branded residences on floors 10 through 27, the only offering of its kind in Tampa.

“The Tampa EDITION will be a significant cultural and hospitality destination within the Water Street Tampa neighborhood and the city at large,” said James Nozar, CEO of SPP. “Offering an experience unlike any other hotel in Tampa Bay, The Tampa EDITION will reflect our city’s lifestyle through its timeless design, impeccable service and engaging amenity spaces that will connect guests to the neighborhood in a unique way. We felt that the EDITION brand and concept complemented our vision for Water Street and the future of Tampa Bay.”

With architecture by acclaimed architect Morris Adjmi in collaboration with Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, and interior design by renowned international design firm Roman and Williams, The Tampa EDITION will offer multiple social and amenity spaces for guests and residents, including an expansive spa and fitness center. A rooftop pool on top of the hotel with an indoor and outdoor bar and restaurant will offer striking views of the city skyline, while an intimate restaurant adjacent to the hotel lobby will become a culinary destination within the neighborhood. Additionally, as has been done in other EDITION hotels around the world, the Ian Schrager Company will curate and program a range of additional restaurant and entertainment spaces, including a lobby bar, lounge, market and entertainment venue.

Hotel guests and residents of The Tampa EDITION will enjoy access to Water Street Tampa’s coveted neighborhood amenities that are available steps outside the private resident entrance. The neighborhood will seamlessly blend lush public green spaces and extraordinary neighborhood shopping and culinary experiences around a variety of existing cultural, educational and entertainment venues.

The Residences at The Tampa EDITION will be the first hotel-branded condominiums in Tampa, and only the third property within the United States to offer EDITION-branded residences, joining The Miami EDITION and The West Hollywood EDITION. The hotel brand is typically found in the largest cities in the world, making The Tampa EDITION a testament to the growing global identity of Tampa Bay. Smith & Associates Real Estate, a Tampa Bay-based real estate brokerage company, will exclusively handle sales for The Residences at The Tampa EDITION. Sales are expected to officially launch in late 2019. EDITION is an international luxury brand with existing hotels in London, New York, Miami Beach, Barcelona, Bodrum, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai and Sanya.

“The Residences at The Tampa EDITION will be world-class listings that set a new standard for luxury throughout the region, with spectacular views, gracious layouts including extensive private balconies that extend every unit to the view, and a full suite of amenities and services available on site  – all within one of the most exciting neighborhoods in Tampa,”  said Bob Glaser, President & CEO, Smith & Associates.

In addition to The Tampa EDITION, SPP is under construction on a new JW Marriott hotel, which celebrated its topping out of construction earlier this month and is expected to open in 2020. Adjacent to the future JW Marriott is the existing Marriott Water Street, which is near completion on extensive renovations.

To learn more about the three hotels within the Water Street Tampa neighborhood, please visit The Tampa EDITION is currently the only for-sale residential offering in Water Street Tampa.

Strategic Property Partners

Strategic Property Partners (“SPP”) is a partnership between Cascade Investment LLC, and Jeff Vinik. SPP is a full-service commercial real estate development firm focused on world-class execution, innovation, and creating high quality and experiential places. SPP’s first project, Water Street Tampa, is being developed on over 50 acres of land the company controls in downtown Tampa along the waterfront. The phased Water Street Tampa development project is revitalizing the currently underutilized tract of land to create an urban, mixed-use waterfront district consisting of approximately 9 million square feet of new commercial, residential, hospitality, cultural, entertainment, education, and retail uses, totaling over $3 billion in private investment from SPP. Integrating principles of walkability, sustainability, connectivity, design quality, and wellness, SPP will create, own and operate this new world-class neighborhood in in Tampa, while also elevating the city’s national prominence. For more information on Water Street Tampa, visit


EDITION Hotels is an unexpected and refreshing collection of individualized, customized, one-of-a-kind hotels which redefines the codes of traditional luxury. Displaying the best of dining and entertainment, services and amenities “all under one roof’, each EDITION property is completely unique, reflecting the best of the cultural and social milieu of its location and of the time.

The EDITION experience and lifestyle explores the unprecedented INTERSECTION and the perfect BALANCE between taste-making design and innovation and consistent, excellent service on a global scale.

The EDITION brand’s timeless design, uncompromising quality, true originality and impeccable modern service, has defined the new generation of luxury.  Open hotels in London, New York, Miami Beach and Sanya, China. Future hotels are underway in Bangkok, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Barcelona, Times Square in New York, West Hollywood, Bodrum, Reykjavik, Iceland, Bali, Indonesia, Dubai and Singapore.

Ian Schrager Company

After leaving Morgans Hotel Group in 2005, the company he founded and created, Ian Schrager developed his namesake, Ian Schrager Company. This company owns, develops, manages and brands hotels, residential and mixed use projects. Since then, he has transformed the fabled Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City, created two groundbreaking residential properties, 40 Bond and 50 Gramercy Park North, successfully launched his new brand, PUBLIC Hotels, and is currently working on multiple hotels in New York City and two luxury residential projects; 215 Chrystie and 160 Leroy also in New York City. In addition, Schrager in partnership with Marriott International created EDITION Hotels, a luxury lifestyle brand with properties in London, Miami, New York City and Sanya with more in development around the world and Shanghai, Bodrum, Barcelona, Bangkok, Times Square, Abu Dhabi and West Hollywood opening next.

Smith & Associates Real Estate

For over 50 years, Smith & Associates Real Estate continues to be Tampa Bay’s largest independent and locally-owned real estate brokerage, with a commitment to exceptional service and superior market knowledge. Deeply embedded in the community and comprised of six strategically located offices in the Tampa Bay area, 300 associates, annual sales of $1.3 billion and over 2,600 transactions a year. Smith’s Developer Services Division has reshaped the Bay Area both with large scale residential development as well as representing the most elite luxury condominium high rises to the market and are presently representing $2 billion in new development. Smith & Associates Real Estate is the number one luxury brokerage firm of $1M + residences and is a nationally recognized leader in the Real Estate industry.  For more information on Smith & Associates Real Estate, please visit

Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:31 pm
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Smith & Associates Real Estate Named a Best of the Best in Tampa Bay

Smith & Associates Real Estate is a winner in the 2019 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards presented by the Tampa Bay Times. Smith won in two categories: Best Real Estate Company and Best Commercial Real Estate Company.

Celebrating their 50th year of serving real estate in Tampa Bay, President and CEO of Smith & Associates, Bob Glaser says his company is honored to be recognized. “We are a company that feels deeply embedded in the communities we serve and feels that success follows when you invest in your people and communities.”

In the Tampa Bay region, more than 87,000 votes were cast to determine the leading businesses in more than 150 categories.

The 2019 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards were created by the Tampa Bay Times. This is the section’s inaugural issue.

The companies received nominations from the public earlier this year. The top three vote-getters won a spot on the 2019 Best of the Best list.

“The Tampa Bay Times undertook this project to help support local businesses with the reach that only Florida’s largest and best newspaper can,” said Marti Galloway, Times marketing manager. “We hope Tampa Bay readers appreciate the Best of the Best, see their favorites recognized and discover new businesses to support.”For a complete list of the 2019 Best of the Best in Tampa Bay, go to

Posted on June 26, 2019 at 1:42 pm
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Smith & Associates Real Estate Dominates Tampa Bay’s Luxury Market

Smith & Associates owns over 18% of the market share and sells more than $700 million of homes priced above $1Million

SMITH-By-the-Numbers-GRAPH-1.jpgTampa Bay’s market for homes priced over $1 million is hot. While the term luxury can be overused or inappropriately used in the real estate industry, in most major metropolitan markets, luxury is defined as homes priced at $1 million and above. Analyzing trends in this price point can be a valuable indicator of an area’s attractiveness and growth.

According to Dodge Data & Analytics forecasts, in recent years, something changed in Tampa. It has joined the ranks of re-energized U.S. cities. Large-scale, mixed-use developments are springing up throughout the city, with more than $13 billion in nonresidential and multifamily projects expected in the pipeline by 2022.

The Urban Land Institute’s 2019 Emerging Trends in Real Estate® noted Tampa’s population is increasing by 50,000 people a year and it rose from 35th for overall real estate prospects in 2015 to 19th overall and 7th for development in 2018.

And, in 2018, Smith & Associates Real Estate emerged as the luxury real estate market leader. They sold over 18% of the luxury market share and sold over $700 million in $1 million-plus homes.

According to Bob Glaser, President, and CEO of Smith & Associates Real Estate, Tampa Bay is primed to continue to benefit from its attractiveness to discerning homebuyers and investors and believes this market sector will continue to boom in 2019 and provide a growing number of diverse opportunities in the greater Tampa Bay region.

“Tampa Bay’s luxury market is transforming. We are seeing more offerings like the Ian Schrager-designed Edition Residences in Tampa’s Water Street District, which will be the first 5-star offering in Tampa Bay. These world-class listings set the new standard for urban luxury throughout the region. This is what I like to call the new luxury market because there are very few trophy properties like the $22 million The Oaks Estate, located on Lake Thonotosassa in the Tampa Bay region,” said Glaser.

Posted on June 26, 2019 at 1:15 pm
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Smith Gives back for LGBT Pride Month

The Platinum Group is the Title Sponsor of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Pride Bowl for the Second Year in a Row!

Smith & Associates Real Estate has been deeply embedded in the community since 1969. With a glowing love for the Tampa Bay area & a fiery passion for helping others, Smith has donated over $1.2 million to local organizations & charities over the past five years.

An aspect of the community that Smith holds near & dear to our hearts is equality & we love to celebrate our support during Pride Month. June is recognized as Pride Month in Tampa Bay & celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. One of our many favorite events that takes place during Pride Month is the Big Brothers Big Sisters Pride Bowl. The Pride Bowl raises funds to continue Big Brothers Big Sisters’ outreach into the LGBTQ+ community.

This year, The Platinum Group was the title sponsor for Big Brothers Big Sisters Pride Bowl for the second year in a row! This year’s event took place Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Ten Pin Lanes in South Pasadena. The lanes were filled with smiles & positivity as everybody bowled for an amazing cause.

At Smith & Associates Real Estate, we support & encourage our agents to find their passion & become involved in the place we call home. A special thank you to The Platinum Group for their enthusiasm & supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters Pride Bowl as the title sponsor for the second year in a row!

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Posted on June 19, 2019 at 1:51 pm
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