Miller Construction Initiates Second Phase of Hines Industrial Project in Tampa

Project will add over 200,0000 square feet to Tampa Commerce Center north of downtown

Miller Construction Company, a statewide, privately-held construction firm, has begun work on phase two of the Tampa Commerce Center for Hines, the global real estate firm. Phase one of the project included two speculative warehouse buildings totaling approximately 400,000 square feet, while phase two will measure over 200,000 square feet.

The four structures for Hines Development sit on 46 acres at 7918 Harney Road, near the intersection of I-4 and I-75. The two new tilt-up structures with joist-and-deck frames and thermoplastic polyolefin roofs will be delivered in the spring of 2024.

Measuring 78,640 square feet, Building 200 will have 24 dock doors, 2 dock ramps and a 60-foot speed bay. Building 300 will have 28 dock doors, 2 dock ramps, and a 60-foot speed bay in its 122,850 square feet. Both structures will have 32-foot clear-height ceilings and tenant office buildouts.

“This second phase amplifies Hines’ presence at the Tampa Commerce Center,” said Brian Sudduth, president of Miller Construction. “The local economy remains strong and with it the demand for industrial space.”

After Hines bought the land, it hired Miller Construction to review and evaluate the four-building design. The preconstruction team assessed property needs and updated a comprehensive site plan that received city approval afterward.

Miller has carefully limited noise along the property line that abuts a neighborhood, limiting concrete pours to daytime hours. Out of respect and appreciation for homeowners, the company has delivered Publix gift cards as a thank-you for their patience.

“With the supply of industrial space low and demand high, the two new buildings will be arriving at an opportune time in the Tampa Bay market,” said Ryan Wood, managing director for Hines. “Miller’s ability to deliver high-quality structures on time and on budget are a big plus for our business.”

The project team also includes Powers Brown (Architect), TLC (MEP), Pinnacle Structural Engineers (Structural) and Genesis Halff (Civil).

Managing them from their Central Florida office, Fort Lauderdale-based Miller Construction has been actively seeking opportunities to build in Central and North Florida.

Miller Construction is a prominent statewide design/builder and construction services firm. Florida natives Thomas J. Miller and Harley W. Miller established Miller Construction Company in 1973 with a far-sighted partnership approach based on fostering long-term relationships. They set out to differentiate themselves with steady, measured growth, achieved by serving discerning clients exceptionally well. Since then, Miller has completed nearly 600 commercial projects for the private sector in Florida, including office buildings, industrial, manufacturing & distribution, retail, healthcare, higher education, and hospitality.

Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 255 cities in 27 countries. Hines oversees investment assets under management totaling approximately $83.6 billion¹. In addition, Hines provides third-party property-level services to more than 367 properties totaling 138.3 million square feet. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired approximately 1,486 properties, totaling over 492 million square feet. The firm currently has more than 171 developments underway around the world. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a foundational commitment to ESG, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit for more information. ¹Includes both the global Hines organization as well as RIA AUM as of June 30, 2021.