I met Dr. Wade Bader through external marketing efforts in 2014. He knew that his carbon fiber orthotics and prosthetics company would be expanding in 2016. Over time, we got to know one another and Dr. Bader asked NPCRD to find him an existing building for his growing company. The present operation is in Lutz, and operates out of two facilities. The new facility needed to be located in the north airport industrial market, close to the airport and Dr. Bader’s home. As you may know, finding buildings north of the airport is very hard to do.

This is where 25 years of relationships came to bear fruit. Allen Thomas, former owner of Maxx Air, was leasing his 33,000 SF building. His son had a burgeoning business located within the building, yet did not need all of the space Over time, it became obvious that Dane Thomas would need his own building.

Thus, Allen was willing to sell his two building complex on Sligh Ave that had been home to Maxx Air for years. Enter Dr. Bader who wanted the 33,000 SF building for his own use, and regarded the second building, 20,000 SF now leased to TMG Manufacturing, as his expansion space. Nancy Phaneuf introduced Mr. Thomas to Dr. Bader and helped them structure a purchase that worked for both parties. This included finding a replacement property for Dane Thomas and also renewing TMG at the 20,000 SF building. As the pieces fell into place, Dr. Bader was able to close on the building in November of 2016. He intends to occupy the new facility in mid-2017.

Planned Expansion for Nelsen Corporation

Leased 41,000 SF to Nelsen Corporation, to accommodate their planned expansion for the next five years. They relocated from 5120 Adamo Drive to 4400 Adamo Drive. Nelsen Corporation distributes products all over the country through a dealership network that provides commercial and residential water treatment.

Graybar Distribution Company

Sold 6.61 acres at Interstate Business Park to Graybar Distribution Company for their new facility in East Tampa. They plan to relocate from Drew Park to this expanded facility. NPCRD represented the Seller; Bruce Vaughan of Colliers International represented Graybar.


December 6, 2017


5513 W. Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL