Truett Realty Group has received unanimous approval to redevelop a 4.2-acre site in St. Petersburg, Florida, into a Tesla sales, service and delivery center. The site is located in a community redevelopment area, and is expected to catalyze other redevelopment projects as well as permanent high-paying jobs for the community.

“There is a huge tech presence in St. Petersburg, and a lot of companies have relocated there. This particular site is 102,000 square feet in total, and that gave us a pretty unique opportunity to achieve speed to market,” Rob Truett, a principal at TRG, tells “That is always a huge advantage. It also lends itself to an adaptive reuse or redevelopment because there is limited land in infill locations. We always try to find opportunities with these types of strong fundamentals. This site checked a lot of those boxes.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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