2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
From hundreds of submissions, we have highlighted women with achievements and...
2021 Next Generation Awards
Connect Commercial Real Estate is proud to present the winners of our 2021 Next Generation Awards. In one of the most challenging years on record for the industry,...
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Marco’s Pizza Signs 15-Store Development Agreement for Tampa Area
Marco’s Pizza, headquartered in Toledo, OH, has signed a development agreement that will bring 15 new stores to the Tampa metro market by the end of 2024. This commitment contributes to the brand’s now 125-plus franchise agreements signed year-to-date.
Behind this area development agreement is investment group MPZ Holdings, LLC, which already manages 21 Marco’s locations across South Carolina and Georgia and is relocating some of its key team members to the Tampa area.
With two signed leases igniting initial development, Marco’s Pizza will debut in Tarpon Springs at 1147 Pinellas Ave. and in Dundee at 28065 Hwy. 27 by the first quarter of 2022.
The MPZ Holdings leadership group aims to open five stores every year, with all 15 Marco’s locations projected to be open and operating by the end of 2024. Additional areas targeted for development include Oldsmar, Winter Haven and St. Petersburg.
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