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Houston marina owner buys Marker 1 Marina

March 1, 2013 | Sean Roth, Real Estate Editor, Business Observer BUYER: MI Marina Co., Dunedin SELLER: Walnut & Vine Properties II LLC PROPERTY: 343 Causeway Blvd. units 1 and 10-12, Dunedin PRICE: $6.5 million PREVIOUS PRICE: $30 million, March 2006 LAW FIRM ON DEED: Carlton Fields PA, Tampa PLANS, DESCRIPTION: A Houston marina owner …
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Boaters get back to boating, which bodes well for marinas

Friday, September 07, 2012 | Business Observer The Gulf Coast marina industry, a segment specifically crushed by the recession, is motoring its way back. In fact, a growing number of marinas in the region report occupancy rates of at least 90%, according to Tampa-based market research firm Urban Realty Solutions. Average occupancy rates at many marinas …
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Federal oil spill lawsuits could land in Tampa

Documenting claims needs careful prep June 21, 2010 | Jane Meinhardt, Tampa Bay Business Journal TAMPA — As a judicial panel considers consolidating in one location the nearly 225 federal lawsuits against BP for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, an attorney for a suing plaintiff has requested Tampa be made the legal vortex. The Tampa …
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Filing claims for damage from the Gulf oil spill

June 14th, 2010 | William Sisson, Soundings Trade Only I am a real estate appraiser who specializes in marinas, and I have some basic advice for marina owners, fishermen, hotel owners and others damaged by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As if hurricanes, fuel prices, closed fishing areas and a recession …
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Orange Beach weighs marina

Orange Beach weighs marina Report says $20 million investment by city would eventually pay for itself Friday, August 08, 2008 | RYAN DEZEMBER, Staff Reporter ORANGE BEACH – It might cost $20 million to help preserve the city’s past, but elected officials learned this month that they are right to believe they’ll recoup that money. …
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