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Jake NellisJake Nellis
Vice President/Tampa Leader
JE Dunn Construction Co.

While Dodge Data & Analytics is forecasting a steady market for 2021, Nellis is seeing the Tampa Bay market differently. Notably, he sees “ample opportunities in multifamily, both public and private K-12, private student housing as well as distribution and advanced manufacturing.” Also, while hospitality, office and aviation saw pandemic-induced pauses in 2020, Nellis says, “They will all be back in 2021.” As elsewhere, multifamily remains Tampa’s strongest market due to the number of people moving to Florida.

Firm in Focus

JE Dunn Construction Co.
5426 Bay Center Drive, Ste. 150, Tampa
VP/Tampa leader: Jake Nellis
Employees: 3,600
Founded: 1924
New K-12 contract: The contractor recently started work on a $48.5-million modernization of Clearwater High School for Pinellas County Schools. Completion is targeted for fall 2023.