Mr James Nozar, CEO of Strategic Property Partners (SPP), attended our 25th Anniversary event back in August and provided a dynamic presentation on the strategic projects in place for revitalizing downtown Tampa. The following article published by Tampa Bay News summarizes Mr Vinik’s vision for the redevelopment of the 30 acre block of land he purchased near the Amalie Arena. This vision is driving the strategy being executed by SPP.
Born on March 22, 1959, everyone knew Jeffrey Vinik was going to be special, but I doubt they really knew just how incredible this New Jersey native would turn out to be.
Mr. Vinik took the financial industry by storm by becoming the most prominent mutual fund manager when he led Fidelity Magellan in the 1990s. He made millions of dollars by taking chances on depreciated assets and after turning 50, he decided he wanted to make a change.
Jeffrey told his wife Penny he had made the decision to buy a hockey team. Although shocked, Penny supported her husband’s decision, then Mr. Vinik did what made him a wealthy man: