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Brad Cooke, Vice President of Development, Strategic Property Partners

January 11, 2021

Brad is a third generation Tampa resident and the son of an architect. Today he serves as Vice President of Development at Strategic Property Partners, the firm leading the dramatic Water Street urban development project in Downtown Tampa, a project that resonates deeply with Brad’s passion for livable/walkable urban places with high quality design values.
Surrounded by design and building from a young age, his insatiable curiosity about how things are made and the mystery of what makes great places led him to pursue an education in architecture. After school and internships in architecture and construction, Brad moved to New York City where he worked for several architecture firms, most notably as Project Designer on all phases of the acclaimed Corning Museum of Glass building.
Following those experiences, Brad became a real estate development project manager with the Brooklyn, NY firm Alloy Development. Brad worked with the Alloy partners on acquisitions, project design and development, and assisted with deal sourcing and structuring, contract negotiation, underwriting, due diligence, and asset management.
All the while Brad and his wife Margaret (a college schoolmate and fellow architect) were tracking the growth of Tampa and its emerging spirit of "urbanism." In 2016 they moved back to Florida, setting up their architecture and development firm (Practice LLC) in Tampa bringing their “lessons-learned” to contribute to the urban renaissance taking place. In 2019 Brad became Vice President-Development of Strategic Property Partners to work on that firm's transformational Water Street venture in Downtown Tampa.
Brad serves on the Board of the Tampa Theatre and is also an active voice on urban issues throughout the community. He earned degrees with honors in architecture and design at The University of Florida (BA) and Washington University, St Louis (MA) and pursued additional studies in real estate finance and development at New York University.
Brad, Margaret, and their infant daughter reside in Tampa Heights where they enjoy daily urban life in a townhouse project they designed and developed themselves.