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The Lofts on West University – Gainesville

Location

Gainesville, FL

Our Role

Developer

The Lofts on West University – Gainesville

The three-story, 31 residential units, for sale, and 1,500 square feet of retail project are situated half- way between downtown Gainesville (Main Street) and the University of Florida (13th Street). The condominium flats were marketed successfully to football alumni, to Shands Hospital professional employees, and to parents of children attending UF. Mr. Brown was 50% partner in the project and he co-supervised the pre-construction, sales and marketing, construction, closings, and warranty work. SunTrust Bank financed the project with a $3.6 million loan.

1350 Main – Sarasota

Location

Sarasota, FL

Our Role

Developer

1350 Main – Sarasota

William Morris (Southcoast Partners) and Chris Brown (RMA/LB Jax) developed a 17-story mixed-use, high rise in downtown Sarasota in 2007, including 6,000 square feet of retail and 134 condominiums. The project set a sales record in the market when it sold out in one day. The project’s architect included Cohen, Freedman, and Encinosa as well as Andres Duany (DPZ) who served as the consulting urban designer to the City and to the developer. The project was a P3 with the City in which the City transferred part of the right of way of two main streets, allowing the development to build four floors of loft urban housing on top of an arcaded public sidewalk. DPZ provided the City of Sarasota with a downtown masterplan and the development followed the plan before it was adopted. 1350 Main is an example of new urbanism at its best.