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Darren Morse

Senior Manager

Strategic Property Partners, LLC (SPP)

SPP makes efforts in earnest to provide and promote a diverse and inclusive environment for all of its staff. Our mission in the development of Water Street Tampa is to create a vibrant neighborhood for Tampa, and we believe that is only possible through representation on all levels. We have grown our internal workforce with an awareness that commercial real estate as an industry known for its lack of diversity. We openly acknowledge that being a woman, minority, or member of the LGBT community has historically been a barrier for entry and promotion in our field.  SPP intentionally departs from these dated traditions to build an inclusive workplace that celebrates and champions differences.

Darren J. Morse is a Senior Manager at Strategic Property Partners, LLC (SPP) where he is a part of the Master Planning team focused on public spaces, parks, and infrastructure.  The firm, which was founded as a partnership between Cascade Investment, LLC and Jeff Vinik in 2014, is based in Tampa, Florida, where it is currently executing its first project, Water Street Tampa.   

Water Street Tampa is a new mixed-use neighborhood located on an underutilized 50+ acre tract of land along the waterfront in downtown Tampa.   The first phase of the project is under construction, and at full buildout will include over 9 million square feet of new commercial, residential, hospitality, cultural, entertainment, education, and retail uses, totaling over $3 billion in private investment.

SPP strives to create an inclusive workplace that celebrates diversity of thought and background by breaking barriers and championing differences. This allows for a workforce that provides everyone equal opportunities and is representative of those who will live, work, and visit Water Street Tampa.

Prior to joining SPP, Darren was a Project Manager with Kitson & Partners, a master-planned community developer based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  Darren held numerous roles at the firm across finance, acquisitions, and development.

 

Darren is a member of the Urban Land Institute previously serving as the Palm Beach County Young Leaders Chair and as part of the Tampa Programs Committee.  Darren and his partner reside in Hyde Park where they enjoy the historic yet vibrant neighborhood.  In his free time, Darren enjoys exercise, travel, socializing, and Tampa’s food scene.

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