Sunshine Recycling of Jacksonville Contracted to Supply Dumpster Rentals During Renovation of Columns Apartments – Tampa Bay Business Journal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — FSI Construction has awarded Sunshine Recycling of Jacksonville a contract to supply dumpster rentals during its renovation of The Columns, a 246-unit apartment community located at 333 Laurina Street in Jacksonville’s Glynlea-Grove Park area.

"The Columns Apartments were built in 1967 and after over a half-century of use, they’re definitely in need of some upgrades and repairs," observes Chuck Herb, owner of Sunshine Recycling. "This is going to be a fairly involved renovation, with a lot of work being done inside the units and to the building exteriors and landscaping. Once the work is completed, it’s going to create a whole new look and functionality for this apartment community."

During the remodel, Sunshine Recycling will be supplying 30-yard roll-off dumpsters for construction debris and other discarded materials, which will be hauled away weekly and recycled. Sunshine Recycling expects to be on the project for several months.

"FSI is a great company to work with, and we are currently assisting them with several other construction projects as well," Herb says. "When we provide regular hauling services during a project such as the Columns Apartments renovation, it helps the whole project run more smoothly. At any job site, a lot of debris and refuse is going to be generated. If it starts accumulating, that can hinder the work that needs to be done, which is why it needs to be promptly cleared away."

Sunshine Recycling services many different contractors in the Jacksonville area, in addition to a long list of commercial businesses and private residences. For information about projects that Sunshine has been involved with, check out the company’s blog at To request a free recycling or waste management quote, call 904-260-3722, or visit and fill out the online contact form.

About Sunshine Recycling of Jacksonville:
Sunshine Recycling Inc. of Jacksonville is a dumpster rental company servicing north Florida. Offering various sizes of dumpsters including front-load, roll off and full-size construction dumpsters, Sunshine Recycling also collects recyclables, waste and construction debris, and provides hauling services and trash compactors. The company is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council and is LEED AP certified. For more information about renting construction dumpsters in Jacksonville, please visit our website at

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Spring Training Delivers Economic Home Run To Tampa Bay

TAMPA, FL – What kind of economic impact does spring training have in Florida? Consider these numbers from the online rental website Airbnb that show Tampa Bay residents made extra cash by renting out their condos and homes to baseball-loving fans from New York, Detroit, Toronto, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

Florida’s Grapefruit League brought 15 Major League Baseball teams to 12 Florida cities, primarily in Central and Southwest Florida. All cities saw a significant spikes in Airbnb guest arrivals during preseason baseball.

Mid-sized cities such as Lakeland had a 140 percent spike in Airbnb rentals, Dunedin had a 129 percent spike and Port Charlotte had a 157 percent increase during spring training. Lakeland is the spring training home of the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays play their spring games in Dunedin. The Tampa Bay Rays call Port Charlotte home during the spring.

Larger vacation rental markets such as Sarasota saw a 100 percent spike while Clearwater had a 128 percent spike. Bradenton had an 88 percent increase and Tampa, the spring training home to the New York Yankees, had a 92 percent increase. Sarasota is the spring training home to the Baltimore Orioles and the Philadelphia Phillies hold their spring games in Clearwater. The Pittsburgh Pirates call Bradenton home during the spring.

Sarasota hosts received $1.1 million during spring training and Tampa hosts got $906,000, Airbnb reports. Clearwater hosts earned $654,000.

In South Florida, the massive new spring training baseball complex in West Palm Beach has been an economic home run for rentals to baseball fans from Houston and Washington, D.C. Airbnb reports an 82 percent spike in visitors during spring training compared to the previous five-week stretch. That translated into $595,000 in rental income.

Since the complex is home to the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals, it is not surprising that the Nationals’ home base of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia accounted for most of the visitors, according to Airbnb statistics. Texas fans accounted for the next greatest block.

In all but two of the Florida cities, residents of the team’s home state accounted for the largest supply of Airbnb guests. The Airbnb figures reflect rentals between Feb. 21 to March 27.

"Baseball-related tourism represents a foundational component of the local economies for these cities," said Tom Martinelli of Airbnb Florida. "By expanding lodging capacity for regions with limited hotel inventory, Airbnb hosts helped welcome more families and baseball fans to their cities while serving as ambassadors for their local communities."

Here are other findings from Airbnb related to Florida cities:

Spring Traning Home to New York Yankees

Guest Origin: New York was No. 1 origin state to TampaOverall Spike: 92 percent spike in guests compared to previous five-week stretchHost Income: Tampa hosts earned $906,000 during spring training

Spring Training Home to Philadelphia Phillies

Overall Spike: 128 percent spike in guests compared to previous five-week stretchGuest Origin: Pennsylvania was No. 1 origin state to ClearwaterHost Income: Clearwater hosts earned $654,000 during spring training

Spring Training Home to Pittsburgh Pirates

Overall Spike: 88 percent spike in guests compared to previous five-week stretchGuest Origin: Pennsylvania was No. 1 origin state to BradentonHost Income: Bradenton hosts earned $196,000 during spring training

Spring Training Home to Detroit Tigers

Overall Spike: 140 percent spike in guests compared to previous five-week stretchGuest Origin: Michigan was No. 1 origin state to LakelandHost Income: Lakeland hosts earned $55,000 during spring training

Spring Training Home to Baltimore Orioles

Overall Spike: 100 percent spike in guests compared to previous five-week stretchGuest Origin: Maryland was No. 5 origin state to SarasotaHost Income: Sarasota hosts earned $1.1 million during spring training

Spring Training Home to Toronto Blue Jays

Overall Spike: 129 percent spike in guests compared to previous five-week stretchGuest Origin: Ontario was No. 1 origin state/province (American or Canadian) to DunedinHost Income: Dunedin hosts earned $125,000 during spring training

Spring Training Home to Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins

Overall Spike: 112 percent spike in guests compared to previous five-week stretchGuest Origin: Minnesota was No. 1 origin state to Fort Myers, Massachusetts was No. 2 origin stateHost Income: Fort Myers hosts earned $306,000 during spring training

Spring Training Home to Tampa Bay Rays

Overall Spike: 157 percent spike in guests compared to previous five-week stretchGuest Origin: Florida was No. 1 origin state to Port CharlotteHost Income: Port Charlotte hosts earned $63,000 during spring training

Spring Training Home to Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals

Overall Spike: 133 percent spike in guests compared to previous five-week stretchGuest Origin: Missouri was No. 1 origin state to Jupiter, Florida was No. 2 origin stateHost Income: Jupiter hosts earned $132,000 during spring training

Spring Training Home to New York Mets

Overall Spike: 111 percent spike in guests compared to previous five-week stretchGuest Origin: New York was No. 1 origin state to Port St. LucieHost Income: Port St. Lucie hosts earned $106,000 during spring trainingValue of Expanded Lodging Capacity as Hotels Reach Peak Capacity:

Kissimmee, which is home to the Atlanta Braves for spring training was not included in the statistics, according to Airbnb. The temporary housing website said that Kissimmee represents its third largest Florida market and was too large to discern the influences for any spikes.

Story by Miami Patch Editor Paul Scicchitano

Jake Marisnick of the Houston Astros dives back to first base safe ahead of the tag by Clint Robinson of the Washington Nationals in the third inning during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Feb. 28, 2017. Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images.

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Why did they muster out Miss Piggy? Test your Tampa Bay military IQ

The NOAA Hurricane Hunter WP-3 Orion nicknamed Miss Piggy is parked on the flight line at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa before the start of a weather reconnaissance mission. [LUIS SANTANA | Times (2016)]

A new commander took charge this month at MacDill Air Force Base, overseeing one of the base’s major tenants — the 927th Air Refueling Wing.

MacDill, the sprawling waterfront property at the tip of the South Tampa peninsula, is the center of a larger military community —and provides a local economic impact estimated at some $5 billion a year.

The recent installation of Col. Douglas Stouffer is a good time to test your local military IQ. Take a stab at the 15 questions below and you’ll get a better idea of how the military fits into life in Tampa Bay.

Col. Douglas A. Stouffer is new commander of the 927th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill Air Force Base, responsible for the organization, training, equipping, and readiness of some 950 reserve airmen and civilians. [U.S. Air Force]

One. MacDill recently evicted Kermit and Miss Piggy, nicknames for hurricane-hunting aircraft operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Why?

A giant C-17 cargo plane barely had room to put down on an airstrip at Peter O. Knight Airport on Davis Islands. It was supposed to land at MacDill. [Times files (2013)]
MacDill Air Force Base is home to two of the U.S.military’s nine big “combatant commands,” including U.S. Central Command. [CHRIS URSO | Times]
Volunteers from several organizations help with installation of so-called oyster domes as a means of limiting beach erosion along the shoreline at MacDill Air Force Base.[SKIP O’ROURKE | Times (2010)]
Marines practice beach landings at their installation off Gandy Boulevard in Tampa, using equipment including a 26-ton troop transport vehicle known as an AAVP7A1 [Times files (2003)]
A captain with the Pakistan Air Force joins fellow Muslim officers from coalition countries stationed at U.S. Central Command to break the fast at sundown during Ramadan. [AP Photo (2002)]

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Kay Properties has Successfully Completed the Tampa International Business Center 1 DST in Tampa, FL on Behalf of 1031 Exchange Investors

LOS ANGELES and TAMPA, Fla., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kay Properties has successfully completed the Tampa International Business Center 1 DST in Tampa, FL. This DST property was made available to accredited investors under Regulation D Rule 506c and had a total offering equity raise of $9,300,000.

The Tampa International Business Center 1 DST was an all-cash/debt-free DST offering available for 1031 exchange and direct cash investors. The property was a 50,018 square foot, two-building portfolio that is 100% leased for 10+ years.

Dwight Kay, Founder and CEO of Kay Properties commented, “The Tampa International Business Center 1 DST is another example of how Kay Properties continues to provide for our accredited clients exclusive debt-free properties for their 1031 exchanges. We are pleased to add this offering to our portfolio which now includes over 1 million square feet of office, industrial and multifamily DST offerings.”

Chay Lapin, Senior Vice President at Kay Properties added, “We are thrilled to have been able to provide for our clients a debt-free DST investment in the income tax free state of Florida, with a long term corporate lease and located nearby the Tampa International Airport.”

Jason Salmon, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Real Estate Analytics at Kay Properties commented, “Many of our clients sought out the Tampa International Business Center 1 offering because of the reported strength of the Tampa commercial real estate market in addition to the tenants long-term lease in place until 2028. Investors not requiring debt for their 1031 exchanges also chose the deal as part of a diversified portfolio strategy; especially those that opted to not take on additional debt for their transaction.”

Betty Friant, Senior Vice President out of Kay Properties and Investments Washington D.C. office, added, “The Tampa International Business Center 1 DST tenant is one of the largest managed healthcare providers in the country. The location near the Tampa International Airport is an added bonus for the potential long term viability of the property.”

Contact Information:
1 (855) 466-5927

Please note that diversification does not guarantee profits or guarantee protection against losses. This material does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. Such offers can only be made by the confidential Private Placement Memorandum (the “Memorandum”). Please be aware that this material cannot and does not replace the Memorandum and is qualified in its entirety by the Memorandum.

This material is not intended as tax or legal advice so please do speak with your attorney and CPA prior to considering an investment. This material contains information that has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. However, Kay Properties and Investments, LLC, WealthForge Securities, LLC and their representatives do not guarantee the accuracy and validity of the information herein. Investors should perform their own investigations before considering any investment. There are material risks associated with investing in real estate, Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) and 1031 Exchange properties. These risks include, but are not limited to, tenant vacancies, declining market values, and potential loss of entire investment principal.

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results: potential cash flow, potential returns, and potential appreciation are not guaranteed in any way and adverse tax consequences may come into effect. Real estate is typically an illiquid investment. Please read carefully the Memorandum and/or investment prospectus in its entirety before making an investment decision. Please pay careful attention to the “Risk” section of the PPM/Prospectus.

IRC Section 1031, IRC Section 1033, and IRC Section 721 are complex tax codes; therefore, you should consult your tax and legal professionals for details regarding your situation.

Securities are offered through registered representatives of WealthForge Securities, LLC, Member FINRA / SIPC. Kay Properties and Investments, LLC and WealthForge Securities, LLC are separate entities. DST 1031 properties are only available to accredited investors (generally described as having a net worth of over 1 million dollars exclusive of primary residence) and accredited entities only (generally described as an entity owned entirely by accredited individuals and/or an entity with gross assets of greater than 5 million dollars). If you are unsure if you are an accredited investor and/or an accredited entity, please verify with your CPA and attorney prior to considering an investment. You may be required to verify your status as an accredited investor.

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Florida Agency Network Closes Florida’s First Fully-Digital Real Estate Transaction – Tampa Bay Business Journal

TAMPA, Fla., March 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Florida Agency Network announced the completion of Florida’s first 100 percent paperless, fully-digital real estate closing transaction. The closing was completed by Paramount Title, a member of the Florida Agency Network, on March 7 in the Century 21 Beggins’ Madeira Beach office. All closing documents were executed electronically, and the Electronic Notarization of deeds and affidavits was performed by Notarize via an app interface utilizing a Notary in the state of Virginia.

“This is a historic transaction not just for Paramount Title and the Florida Agency Network, but also for the State of Florida and the real estate and settlement industry. We have long dreamed of the day of having a truly paperless closing, including the documents requiring notarization. We literally prepared, closed, and recorded an entire transaction digitally, without printing anything on paper. Our goal is to make this an option for all our clients. Not only does it streamline the process, but now reduces our industry’s impact on the environment. Paperless, digital closings offer many advantages versus the slower, traditional paper-based system. The paperless era has officially arrived!” said Aaron M. Davis, CEO of Florida Agency Network.

Paramount Title partnered with Notarize, the first notary public platform allowing any person or business to get their documents legally notarized online. Notarize’s propriety software system enables a completely paperless process via any mobile device. The Notarize platform saves time and money, reduces fraud, and provides a better customer experience by improving efficiency and convenience.

“In keeping with the culture of Century 21 and our focus on technology and the consumer experience, it was exciting to be a part of history. Innovation is key to success in the real estate business. As an industry, we must develop a speedier and more efficient closing process. This was a strong step in the right direction, and we look forward to many more,” said Craig Beggins, the Broker/Owner of Century 21 Beggins.

About Paramount Title
Paramount Title is a consumer-focused independent title agency. Its goal is to deliver superior title services with exceptional competence, communication, professionalism and service. Paramount Title has multiple national underwriter relationships and works with the largest real estate companies, developers and banks in the country, and closes transactions statewide. To learn more, visit

About the Florida Agency Network
The FLORIDA AGENCY NETWORK (FAN) is a conglomerate of independent title agencies, settlement service providers, and innovative technology companies within the State of Florida. FAN has formed a strategic alliance amongst members and vendors, in addition to creating proprietary technologies, to better serve its clients, allowing it to provide customized solutions to protect and streamline the closing experience. Members share back office services, pooled resources, access to industry-leading technology, improved efficiencies, and the ability to offer their clients greater geographic coverage throughout Florida with SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 security compliance solutions available. For more information, please visit

About CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises
CENTURY 21 Beggins is a special and diverse place driven by passion and integrity to empower, educate, and encourage our Agents, Staff and Clients to live the lifestyle of their dreams. We service West Central Florida with 10 locations from Clearwater to Sarasota. To learn more, visit

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How To Spend Your Weekend In Tampa Florida

How do you spend your weekend breaks? Seeing to a theme park is an ideal point to do. Individuals from all profession could be significantly entertained in this area. Treating your household out by going to this fantastic park can be fun as well as satisfying. Going to these areas over a weekend can develop bonding to your family members or good friends. It helps in reducing tension from your hectic job. After a time of vigorous job, our body and also minds require renewal or should be renewed. It is additionally crucial to take some leisure after a week of job. Job without play is unhealthy. Recreational tasks can include a lot more meaning to your life.

Entertainment is venturing out from your regular work life regimens for physical and psychological refreshment. Recreational tasks provide several health advantages. It can encourage leisure to our body and mind. Everybody has their very own special way of investing their leisure tasks. You could do whatever you want as long as you leave your work life for a while and also offering a time on your own to delight in. You can go either to a park, ride a roller coaster or a stroll around.

Matured people are expected to benefit they deal with their residences as well as families. However it is additionally necessary to establish a time for recreational activities for themselves. They should take time routinely to relax, to enjoy and have a good time. Leisure activities can aid stop diseases. It helps you sleep far better and make you really feel healthy and also better generally. Your mind and body requires time to relax from job. Way too much stress from work can put your life in risk and sometimes might result in major disease.

Visiting to a theme park is likewise one method of excellent recreation. Among the finest leisure amusement parks in Tampa, Florida is Busch Gardens. They have exciting roller rollercoaster flights, restaurants, present shops, video games as well as live shows that will certainly delight you.