Major investment bank opening an office in Water Street Tampa

Aerial view of a major downtown area. Buildings are lit up on the waterfront.

Real estate development firm Strategic Property Partners, LLC announced the signing of a new office lease at Water Street Tampa with PEI Global Partners Holdings LLC (“PEI”), a New York City-based investment bank specializing in power, energy and infrastructure transactions. PEI’s offices will be located on the sixth floor of Thousand & One, Downtown Tampa’s newest trophy office tower.

“As Tampa continues to experience incredible population and economic growth, savvy companies like PEI are seeing the value in spreading roots in an innovative new lifestyle destination,” said David Bevirt, Executive Vice President of Corporate Leasing and Strategy for SPP. “Water Street Tampa is establishing a new financial services center in the city as it becomes the ultimate place for businesses to grow and thrive.”

New York based investment bank sees potential in Tampa

The opening of PEI’s new Florida headquarters at Thousand & One will mark a strategic move by the firm to establish a footprint in one of the country’s fastest-growing cities. The company was attracted to Thousand & One’s location in a new live-work-play-learn neighborhood, which will give employees direct access to a wide array of coveted entertainment and transportation options, including restaurants by Michelin-starred chefs, Amalie Arena, the Tampa Riverwalk and public green space, all at their front door. PEI expects to move into Thousand & One in March 2023.


“This new location allows our employees, guests and clients to be surrounded by a rich, amenity-filled neighborhood, with Water Street Tampa’s restaurants, district-wide WiFi, entertainment and plentiful outdoor space right outside our office,” said Kevin Phillips, Managing Partner of PEI. “The combination of Thousand & One’s thoughtful design, Water Street Tampa’s highly sought-after attributes and Tampa’s pro-business climate create an ideal environment for our company to attract and retain talent.”

Major trophy office tower rises in Water Street

As Downtown Tampa’s first new trophy office tower in 30 years, Thousand & One offers premium office space and a thoughtful collection of amenities, including a rooftop terrace, open-air conference room, employee fitness center and town hall meeting space. The building features an adjacent landscaped plaza and several ground-floor retailers, including Naked Farmer, CAVA and Boulon Brasserie.

Designed by COOKFOX Architects, the tower is LEED Silver certified, anticipates receiving WELL Core and Shell certification and is WiredScore Platinum certified, illustrating its best-in-class digital connectivity. The combination of wellness-oriented design and powerful digital connectivity has attracted local, regional and national tenants, including ReliaQuest, Sila Realty Trust, Northern Trust Corporation, Weatherford Capital, Synovus Financial Corporation, RSM, Suffolk Construction, USA Rare Earth and Walker & Dunlop, amongst others.


Global commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield is exclusively handling leasing efforts for Thousand & One.


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