Bristol-Myers Squibb Establishes North America Capability Center in Tampa

Cassidy Turley’s Joe Garvey and Lou Varsames Represent Global Pharma Giant

Published on September 17, 2013

TAMPA, FL - Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., announced today that client Bristol-Myers Squibb has leased 70,000 square feet at 5104 Eisenhower Blvd. in Tampa’s Airport submarket.

Cassidy Turley Senior Managing Director Joe Garvey and Executive Managing Director, Principal, Lou Varsames represented Bristol-Myers Squibb, while Clay Witherspoon of Avison Young represented Tier REIT, owner of the 130,000 square foot property where Bristol-Myers Squibb will locate its North America Capability Center. In January 2014, the company plans to add 250 new jobs in information technology, marketing services, business and finance services and other functions to the Tampa market. The company has an option to expand into the remainder of the building, which will allow it to increase the number of employees to approximately 579.

“Tier REIT’s 5104 Eisenhower Blvd. property provides an ideal corporate setting and the added value of the Tampa Bay area’s business-friendly economic climate, great quality of life and skilled labor force,” Mr. Garvey said.

About Cassidy Turley 

Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider with more than 3,800 professionals in more than 60 offices nationwide. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the company represents a wide range of clients — from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, from local non-profits to major institutions. The firm completed transactions valued at $22 billion in 2012, manages approximately 400 million square feet on behalf of institutional, corporate and private clients and supports more than 23,000 domestic corporate services locations. Cassidy Turley serves owners, investors and tenants with a full spectrum of integrated commercial real estate services — including capital markets, tenant representation, corporate services, project leasing, property management, project and development services, and research and consulting. Cassidy Turley enhances its global service delivery outside North America through a partnership with GVA, giving clients access to commercial real estate professionals in 65 international markets. Please visit for more information about Cassidy Turley.



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