SouthState To Open Office in Tampa’s Rivergate Tower

The SouthState Bank logo sits high above the Tampa skyline.
Tampa, Fla. – May 29, 2024 – SouthState Bank today announced it has leased space for a regional headquarters in Tampa’s iconic Rivergate Tower.

SouthState’s Rivergate office will house the bank’s regional Commercial banking team, a training and meeting space, as well as a board meeting room. SouthState will occupy approximately 17,000 square feet of space in the building.

“I’m thrilled that SouthState will be part of the downtown Tampa skyline, with our name atop the iconic Rivergate Tower,” said Angel Gonzalez, division president, West Florida Region. “The building itself is one of the largest limestone structures in the world, and its cylindrical shape was meant to symbolize a lighthouse – sending out a brilliant beacon of economic light from downtown Tampa. SouthState is excited to have a regional headquarters on the 29th floor of this 31-story building and looks forward to being the economic lighthouse for the customers we are proud to serve in the region.”

The bank plans to occupy the Rivergate space by early next year.

Rivergate Tower is a 520,000-square-foot office tower located directly on Curtis Hixon Waterfront park and is a recognizable part of Tampa’s skyline. The CBRE team of Roxanne Kemph and Kelley Matheson lease the building on behalf of the owner, Banyan Street Capital.
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I’m thrilled that SouthState will be part of the downtown Tampa skyline, with our name atop the iconic Rivergate Tower...

Angel Gonzalez, Division President, West Florida Region

“We are extremely pleased to expand our relationship with SouthState Bank and to have their name adorn this celebrated Tampa icon,” said Zac Gruber, president of office at Banyan Street Capital. “SouthState Bank also leases space with building signage at 20 North Orange; another Banyan Street Capital building in downtown Orlando.”

SouthState was supported by Mike Griffin, executive managing director at Savills, in their search for this commercial real estate space.

Images and renderings to accompany this story can be accessed here using password SouthStateRivergate – case sensitive.

SouthState Corporation (NYSE: SSB) is a financial services company headquartered in Winter Haven, Florida. SouthState Bank, N.A., the company’s nationally chartered bank subsidiary, provides consumer, commercial, mortgage and wealth management solutions to more than one million customers throughout Florida, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. The bank also serves clients coast to coast through its correspondent banking division. Additional information is available at

Founded in 2012, Banyan Street Capital is a minority-owned, vertically integrated real estate investment firm that executes creative, value-add strategies and delivers high risk-adjusted returns to investors. With its headquarters in Miami, Florida, and regional offices in New York City, Atlanta, and Jacksonville, Florida, the firm owns, develops, and operates a diversified portfolio of office, multifamily and mixed-use properties spanning 9.7 million square feet of office space, 6,000 apartment units and nearly 42,000 parking spaces across the Eastern United States. For more information, visit

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