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Seth Taylor is a licensed real estate agent and downtown developer currently working in the fast-growing Tampa Bay region. A graduate of Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture, Seth has tackled some of the most challenging and complex neighborhood revitalization and real estate initiatives in the country.
From 2006 to 2016, Seth worked with real estate owners and city government officials to improve neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, NYC.
In 2016, Seth was recruited to the City of Clearwater, Florida, where he served as director of the Community Redevelopment Agency. In a period of 15 months, he successfully rebranded the downtown area as an emerging destination to live, work, build, and invest.
In 2018, Seth expanded his portfolio to include residential and commercial real estate sales and leasing, serving as a trusted agent for buyers and sellers in Tampa Bay.
A resident of Safety Harbor, Florida, Seth maintains a healthy work-life balance through boating, running, golf, landscaping and fixing up a 1927 bungalow. Seth is a proud father to his beautiful--and busy--baby daughter Lila Joy.
November 2018 - Present
-Acquisition Associate for real estate company specializing in Tampa Bay investment properties.
-Responsible for locating and analyzing property opportunities, negotiating contracts with sellers and agents, marketing new acquisitions to real estate investors, and managing overall wholesale efforts.
HAT & TEE
Safety Harbor, Florida
June 2018 - Present
-Founder of Hat & Tee, a Tampa Bay-based apparel company featuring hand-illustrated clothing designs inspired by area landmarks.
-Revenue derived via e-commerce, wholesale, and public outdoor markets.
BLAKE REAL ESTATE INC.
Safety Harbor, Florida
December 2017 - November 2018
Licensed Real Estate Agent (#3402959) representing buyers and sellers.
Residential and commercial / sales and leasing.
CITY OF CLEARWATER, COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
July 2016 - October 2017
Agency Director, overseeing a $2mm annual operating budget and $7mm capital budget.
Repositioned Downtown Clearwater as an attractive destination for commercial and residential development.
NOHO BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
September 2014 - July 2016
Executive Director reporting to a 21-member board of trustees composed of NoHo property owners, real estate developers, commercial tenants, residents and government officials.
Enhanced NoHo's neighborhood brand as a destination for food, fashion, fitness, technology, arts and culture.
82ND STREET PARTNERSHIP
January 2012 - September 2014
Executive Director responsible for developing and implementing a community revitalization strategy for Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and Corona.
Rebranded the organization (a business improvement district) as an award-winning group serving over 200 businesses and 50 property owners.
UNION SQUARE PARTNERSHIP
March 2011 - January 2012
Director of Economic Development responsible for working with a range of public and private partners to advance local development goals.
Oversaw small business services, real estate services, district marketing and branding, and capital projects in the 14th Street / Union Square district, a dynamic neighborhood with around 1k ground level businesses, 70k residents, cultural venues, and anchor institutions including universities and hospitals.
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN PARTNERSHIP
March 2008 - March 2011
District Manager responsible for the project planning and implementation of a comprehensive streetscape program that featured public art, plaza activation, historic facade improvements, and street-tree planting.
Managed a $700k annual operating budget and reported to a 21-member board of directors composed of Brooklyn property owners, business owners, and government officials.
BRYANT PARK CORPORATION / 34TH STREET PARTNERSHIP
January 2006 - March 2008
Project Manager working to ensure that public spaces in the midtown district were maintained to a world-class standard.
Represented the company at community board meetings, civic meetings and national conferences including Urban Land Institute and the International Downtown Association.
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M.S. City & Regional Planning
Graduated May 2010
Graduated May 2002
Tampa bay mover & shaker, 2017
Recognized by Tampa Bay Times as a Top 10 Mover & Shaker for leading Downtown Clearwater’s economic turnaround.
RISING star award, 2013
Honoring '40 under 40' in the Borough of Queens, NYC.
king of queens award, 2013
Honoring top businessmen in the Borough of Queens, NYC.
Address: safety harbor, florida
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Contact Seth Taylor anytime to discuss your real estate & business goals.