Ringling circus owner moving operations here
January 31, 2012
By: Doug Sword and Michael Pollick

Feld Entertainment Inc., which owns longtime Sarasota icon Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, has bought perhaps the biggest vacant space in Southwest Florida with plans to consolidate most of its operations there...

... Over the next five years, Feld also is expected to move its global corporate offices from Virginia, together with a more immediate move of its worldwide production headquarters, to Ellenton, Manatee County's top economic development official said...

... Feld sold its Vienna headquarters to America's Capital Partners, and signed a lease to continue occupying the 86,560-square-foot building, according to a press release from Studley Inc., a commercial real estate firm that represented Feld in that deal and in the Ellenton transaction.

That lease expires in 2018, Studley said....

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