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Press Release



January 20, 2017

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Director of Communications and Public Relations

Tavistock Development Company

P: (407) 909-7030 C: (407) 432-3673

Tavistock Development Co. Announces New Mixed-Use Development in Lakewood Ranch’s CORE Project

Tavistock Development Company, a diversified real estate firm based in Orlando, recently announced a new 40-acre, mixed-use development within the Collaboration Opportunities for Research and Exploration (CORE) project at Lakewood Ranch.

Located at the epicenter of Lakewood Ranch, at the northeast corner of State Road 70 and Lakewood Ranch Blvd., The Green at Lakewood Ranch is a 525,000-square-foot project that will feature more than two dozen businesses within 150,000 square feet of retail, office and restaurant spaces and 304 luxury residences. Site work is scheduled to begin in spring of 2017, with a projected opening in the first quarter of 2018.

“We were so impressed with the team at SMR and the one-of-a-kind opportunity to collaborate with them on this innovation district,” said Skipper Peek, vice president of Tavistock Development Company.  “Our team brings a pioneering and thoughtful approach to each of our award-winning developments and we believe The Green will set new standards for Lakewood Ranch.”

The Green at Lakewood Ranch will feature contemporary architecture and two major anchors – a fitness facility and Earth Fare, a natural foods grocer based in Asheville, N.C. This will mark Earth Fare’s entry into the Bradenton-Sarasota market with this 23,500-square-foot location.

It is expected that the remaining retail space will be occupied by a variety of high quality shops and restaurants ranging from iconic national brands to local concepts. Tavistock has an option to purchase adjacent land that is planned for office and medical uses.

“SMR has established an excellent relationship with Tavistock Development, bringing a new development group into Lakewood Ranch who understands the complexities and strategies of development within a large master plan,” said Kirk Boylston, president of LWR Commercial.

“Their developments are all of the highest design standards and include all of the details that make for successful and sought after projects for the tenants as well as the surrounding community. Their planning of The Green, and how it relates to the CORE project – and Lakewood Ranch as a whole – reflects the quality of project and level of detail as originally envisioned in the CORE master plan for this area. Tavistock has been and continues to be an outstanding development partner.”



 Lakewood Ranch is the 31,000-acre award-winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches and cultural assets in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is already home to more than 25,000 residents and features A-rated schools, a hospital, the Sarasota Polo Club, the 75-acre Premier Sports Campus, the Ancient Oak Gun Club, its own Main Street with theaters, shopping and dining, and more than four million square feet of commercial property. For more information visit www.lakewoodranch.com.

Tavistock Development Company, LLC, is a diversified real estate firm owned by Tavistock Group, which has more than a century of experience in large-scale residential and commercial development and infrastructure construction. Tavistock has won numerous awards for it excellence in design and development including the Central Florida Chapter of NAIOP’s “Developer of the Year” award for the last two years.

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