Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:15 a.m. - January 10, 2017
REVISED January 10, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #18

Lease Agreement for Business Space with Airport Commerce, LLC, for Metropolitan Planning Organization by Manatee County as the Lessee for property located at 7632 15th Street East, Bradenton, Florida.


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Joy Leggett-Murphy, Property Acquisition Division Manager, Property Management, Extension 3439.

Tim Cristello, Real Property Specialist, Property Acquisition Division, Property Management, Extension 6284.

Action Requested
  • Execution of Lease Agreement for Business Space with Airport Commerce, LLC, on offices occupied by the Sarasota/Bradenton Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Chapter 125, Florida Statutes, Section 125.031 Lease or Lease-Purchases of property for public purposes.

Background Discussion
  • The Sarasota/Bradenton Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is responsible for an area that covers the counties of Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte.  The MPO's goal is to maintain and improve the roadway and transportation systems within the MPO jurisdiction.
  • The MPO main office facilities are leased from the Airport Commerce, LLC (Landlord) by Manatee County; the County has acted as the Lessee under the terms of this lease since 1993 and the lease has been ongoing since that time. 
  • The current lease has expired.  Manatee County tenancy is month to month and either party can terminate this month to month tenancy by giving at least fifteen (15) days notice, which is not desirable.  This new lease agreement for business space will be for a period of one (1) year with rent of $4,182.00 per month ($50,184.00 annually).  This is an increase of  two percent (2%) from the prior lease plus utilities at the prior rate of $60.00 per month ($720.00 annually.)
  • The lease agreement will also allow the tenant to renew the lease period for up to two (2) additional one (1) year terms and will increase at a rate of three percent (3%) during each of the additional one (1) year extensions.  The tenant has non-renewal option with the right to terminate lease with a ninety (90) day written notice to the Landlord at any time without penalty, explanation, or justification to the Landlord.
  • All administrative expenses of the MPO are paid through Federal planning programs.  Funds spent by the County for rent, utilities, maintenance, and other expenses associated with the operation of the property, including costs for replacement of carpeting, are submitted on a quarterly basis to the Florida Department of Transportation for reimbursement.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return executed lease agreement to Tim Cristello, Real Property Specialist, Property Acquisition, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 800, Bradenton, Florida.

Please email a copy of the executed Lease Agreement for Business Space to the following:

Tim Cristello, Real Property Specialist, Property Acquisition Division, at Tim.Cristello@mymanatee.org

David Hutchinson, Executive Director, Metropolitan Planning Organization, at Dave@mympo.org

David Noble, Leasing Manager, IMC Equity Group, at David.Noble@imcpropertymanagement.com

Chris Daley, Contracts Specialist, Purchasing Department, at Chris.Daley@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Lease Agreement for Business Space with Airport Commerce, LLC for Metropolitan Planning Organization.pdf
Attachment:  Metropolitan Planning Organization Memo Regarding Office Space.pdf
Attachment:  RLS Matter No. 2016-0754.pdf
Attachment:  Location Map Metropolitan Planning Organization Office Site.pdf