There are pockets of real estate opportunity all over the Tampa Bay area, says Vincent Jackson, CEO and co-founder of CTV Capital and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver.
“I think commercially Tampa is on fire right now,” Jackson said at Thursday morning’s Conversation With a CEO, a program from USF Muma College of Business held at USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation in downtown Tampa.
In a wide-ranging conversation with Moez Limayem, dean of the college, Jackson talked about his childhood — he credits his upbringing in a military family to giving him discipline— his college and professional football career, and his decision to get his business degree from USF.
Change is accomplished, the saying goes, by those who show up.
Thanks to an ongoing partnership between Raymond James Financial and the Pinellas County School System, things are changing – for the better – for thousands of area children.
The program is called Lunch Pals, and more than 100 schools – elementary schools, for the most part – participate. It’s a mentoring program, but unlike Big Brothers Big Sisters or other similar initiatives, it’s not a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week commitment of time, energy and emotion connection.