Nocturnal Management Group is a development & management company specializing in bars, restaurants and events.
Currently, operating and managing Franklin Manor, as well as producing full scale concerts with renown artists ranging from Avicii to Nelly. Experienced and cutting edge, the company merges world class capabilities in bar/restaurant/event operations & development into a business-centric approach focused on driving profits and delivering maximum added value for their partners.
The group’s first venue established in 2016 is none other than Franklin Manor “the crown jewel of Tampa, FL” . Franklin Manor situated in downtown grosses considerably more than any bar type establishments in the area by a country mile. On all accounts its the place to be and be seen. Next up for the group is a concept in the 915 Carter new residential project across the street from Franklin Manor titled Osteria, featuring super star celebrity chef Fabio Viviani.
David Anderson is one of two operating owners of the group. Mr. Anderson has fifteen years’ of experience hosting, promoting and producing successful events and weekly night life related promotions. Anderson at age 36 has worked in over forty restaurants & nightclubs in multiple positions. Currently, the marketing mastermind mind of the Nocturnal Management Group, David stands ideally placed to run and manage any venue from head to toe while maintaining a focus on PR. Alongside long time best friend and partner Mr. Pescante they have produced events with artists ranging from Nelly to Avicii in accordance with upholding profitable day to day venue operations.
Lanfranco Pescante serves as one of the two operating partners of the group. Mr. Pescante at only age 31 has a vast Nightclub and restaurant hospitality background stemming all the way back to his childhood in Italy. Lanfranco has worked in over thirty restaurants & nightclubs in every position from a dishwasher to management. Mr. Pescante's people skills and ability to manage is second to none. He excels in the financial side and operations of the business and is an ideal figure head of the company. Mr. Pescante currently holds a BA degree in entertainment & sports/event management from the University of Tampa.
Robert Ibarra is an award winning architect with a uniquely identifiable design approach with minimalism as it’s foundation. Robert Ibarra joined Slick Design USA in 2003 expanding the client base to Florida. A native of Miami, Robert was influenced by simple modern forms and colors of Miami Beach as well as the solid “Bauhaus” design process from the University of Florida. Robert Ibarra has been a registered architect since 1988. And has worked on a wide range of building types, ranging from master planning communities and campuses, educational projects from universities to elementary schools, airport projects, hi and low-rise office and residential buildings, a wide variety of retail and mixed-use projects, as well as the custom fabrication of many components for these projects. Recently, Mr. Ibarra has designed locally in Tampa, Franklin Manor, Grille 116, AJA, Suite Six and many others. More examples can be found at RobertIbarra.com and AlfonsoArchitects.com.
Ro Patel started out his lifelong love affair with bar culture, classic cocktails & booze under the guidance of some of the worlds most gifted Bartenders in London circa 1993/94 at the Atlantic Bar & Grill. He later left with the rare title of head bartender at Dick’s Bar, to set up shop as a Bar Consultant & help develop high end bar programs for hangouts such as Cobden club members club & Home House 5 star members hotel in London and then packed up his shaker to assist on spaces Such as; Enigma in the Bahamas, Grand Pacific Blue room in Sydney & Felix in Washington DC before moving back to London & work on Virgin Atlantic Airways award winning Flagship Clubhouse project. After years of great travel through work and even greater misadventures through no fault but his own, He moved to sunny Tampa FL to dust off a business plan he’d been working on for 6 yrs. In 2008 started build out on a Speakeasy concept. Ciro’s Speakeasy opened in May 2010 and became well known for its Bartenders & classic bar culture. Wining many awards and accolades both local and nationally. Since moving on from Ciro's he’s opened Slingbarcompany, a one stop-shop consultancy from Concept & design, working directly with manufacturer on equipment, Menu creation, Staffing to going live! He has helped with a generous handful of restaurant and bar openings, a whiskey club, Liquor Brand Mixology at many events, music festivals & WSWA Mixology 'call of the cocktail' winner to boot! The later high volume projects include a waterfront resort style Tiki property called The Getaway in St Pete, Franklin Manor a high end live music patio lounge in downtown Tampa & The Collection @ The Hall Tampa's first food hall.
Oytun currently serves as the Interactive Marketing Manager at Pepin Distributing Company in Tampa, FL - one of the largest AB-InBev distributors in the United States. In addition to his position at Pepin, Oytun also is the founder of Gauge Social, an alcoholic beverage brands and entertainment marketing company, specializing in digital media. Previously, Oytun founded and managed two promotions and marketing companies that specialized in the alcoholic beverage and entertainment industries as well. Oytun serves as an advisor and committee member for Tampa Bay Wave, a leading start-up incubator out of Tampa. He is also on the board of University of Tampa as the Marketing Chair, board of Pepin Academies as Digital Media Advisor, and also a volunteer as an alcohol responsibility advisor for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Oytun has received a B.A. in Advertising and a B.A. in Economics from University of South Florida. He recently received his M.B.A from University of Florida in December, 2016. Additionally, he was chosen to serve as one of the three judges at Start-Up Weekend Florida, a mentor at Start-Up Week Florida, and a speaker at Start-Up Beverage Edition. Lastly, he was one of the three individuals to receive the Marketing Masterminds of Tampa Bay honors in 2015 from Tampa Bay Wave.
Rolando has held various accounting positions ranging from tax preparer to senior audit associate. After several years of what I call 'backwards' looking accounting, he decided it was no longer exciting to him. That is why he opened his own accounting firm specializing in client accounting for real estate and hospitality clients. By automating accounting as much as possible, his clients are able to save money and hours spent on back-office tasks, all while receiving faster and more accurate financial information. Mr. Lopez am a licensed CPA with advanced expertise in US GAAP, finance and accounting, auditing, and project accounting. He has worked with companies of various sizes including Fortune 500 enterprises, but has found that his true passion is working with small and medium size companies where in many instances the financial infrastructure can be strengthened to save money, help growth and allow for faster decision making.