Find Your New Construction Home in Tampa Bay with our Digital Sales Galleries

Even in this unique time of social distancing, our real estate team has the digital tools to help you step into some of the most exciting developments coming to Tampa Bay. With new construction, a home searcher isn’t able to enjoy a physical tour but instead must be able to envision the feel of a property and make sure that it offers the comfort, amenities, and security they desire. We invest in state-of-the-art technology using virtual tours and 3-D renderings that help our clients become immersed in the space of a new construction project.

Construction of Hyde Park House along the iconic Bayshore Boulevard is underway and through our technology-based interactive virtual tour, you can ascend the 22 stories to enjoy the building at full completion. With the virtual tour, you’ll develop an understanding of the architectural vision of this elegant luxury tower that will stand tall in one of the most prized locations of South Tampa. From the comfort of your home, you’ll appreciate the spectacular, sweeping views of the Bay, experience the building’s boutique amenities, and practically take a dip in the pool enjoying the skyline from a cushioned seat in the outdoor terrace.

Another highly anticipated development coming to South Tampa, Altura Bayshore, offers a full residence virtual tour from your iPhone, tablet, or computer. The tours include four furnished residences and showcase the high-end appliances and fixtures, the breathtaking views, and the thoughtful luxury found in the spacious interiors.

To give home seekers a perspective on the nautical living enjoyed at Marina Pointe, we use 3-D Renderings to bring the waterfront community to life. The 3-D renderings detail not just the building design and luxurious residences but also the retail district of boutiques, outdoor cafes, and boat-up restaurants. With one trip to the Marina Pointe website, you’ll be able to experience the sunset from your digital living room and go for a walk along the blossoming waterfront neighborhood. 

Downtown living is also easily viewed from the comfort of your home with Water Street Tampa’s advanced technology. Through an interactive scale map with projection mapping, data feeds, and gaming technology viewers are immersed in the entire community of Water Street Tampa. Inside the district will be the Residences at The Tampa EDITION which is currently under construction and will be the centerpiece of the growing Water Street Tampa community. With the Water Street Tampa virtual experience, you’ll get a feel for what homeowners can expect in a Downtown Tampa home and the Residences at The Tampa EDITION will offer unparalleled luxury and world-class listings.

Bob Glaser, President & CEO of Smith & Associates, says that our technology-based tools ensure that our customers from all across the world can get the same great experience viewing new construction condominiums without physically being in town. Use our state-of-the-art virtual tools to familiarize yourself with the developments on the horizon and view multiple properties that will be move-in ready soon. Our New Construction sales executives are fully equipped to provide tours and live chats via popular tools like Google Hangouts and Zoom. This brings back the personal experience and elevated service that we have in our sales galleries while utilizing the virtual tools that bring developments to life. Let us know how we can assist you in finding a home that you love.

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Hyde Park House Virtual Tour



Posted on March 25, 2020 at 6:17 pm
Aimee Albright | Category: Community News, Company News | Tagged , , , ,

South Tampa’s Marina Pointe Breaks Ground

The excitement was contagious as business leaders, elected officials, and future Marina Pointe homeowners gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of Marina Pointe. Speaking at the event was Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, BTI Partners CEO Noah Breakstone, and Smith & Associates Real Estate President and CEO Bob Glaser who all echoed the shared sentiment that the Westshore Marina District, and its crown jewel of Martina Pointe, will be a game-changing neighborhood that will redefine South Tampa.

Marina Pointe introduces a new contemporary waterfront condominium and townhome lifestyle with breathtaking views, resort-style amenities, and unabashed luxury Overlooking a protected, deepwater yacht basin, Marina Pointe condominium residents will be able to indulge in an impressive array of private amenities or walk to shops, dine at marina-front restaurants, and boat onto open bay waters. More than fifty homes in Marina Pointe have already been reserved and several future homeowners who attended the groundbreaking said that the lure of the boating lifestyle so close to South Tampa is what they are most excited about.

With a state-of-the-art marina, a retail center that will include the Cru Cellars wine bar and shop, Duckweed Urban Market boutique grocery, DRNK Coffee Shop + QWENCH Juice Bar, Crave Spa, Salon Color Bar, and Sand Surf Co., among others and a boat-up dining destination, Paloma, the condominiums and townhomes will be a short stroll away from the waterfront promenade. The Westshore Marina District will also offer walking trails and parks along the waterfront that will connect with the marina.

The first residential tower of Marina Point is expected to take two years to complete and the retail center will open in the first quarter of 2021.

To learn more about Marina Pointe’s one-of-a-kind luxury condominiums and the all-new marina’s amenities and services, explore the website at, call 813-930-9800, or visit the sales gallery at 4900 Bridge St, Tampa, FL 33609.



See more photos from the Marina Pointe Groundbreaking Ceremony, here.



Posted on March 10, 2020 at 4:27 pm
Aimee Albright | Category: Community News, Company News | Tagged , , , , , ,

Tampa Bay Developments Bring Retail and Walkability to Enhance Local Neighborhoods

When you think of living in a large city, you can envision walking out of your flat and immediately having an array of shopping options. City life means having an array of boutiques, restaurants, services, cafes, and coffee shops easily accessible from the doorstep of your home. As the urban centers of Tampa Bay develop, enhanced walkability and access to restaurants and shops is becoming desirable for the modern homeowner. 

The locals may not want the extreme lifestyle of big cities but they do want options and Tampa Bay developers are changing the landscape of these communities with a focus on top-quality retail. Condo towers are becoming a valuable asset to their neighborhoods by creating a unique sense of place with the ground-floor retail space that they provide. Often in popular walkable neighborhoods, the new developments bring new construction to premier established neighborhoods while providing an opportunity for retail in neighborhoods that may have lacked the space to add restaurants and shopping. Walking to your favorite restaurant for calamari and a glass of wine or picking up a last-minute hostess gift for a friend, can be a pleasing benefit to owning a home near retail options.


Women Walking in Hyde Park Village


Hyde Park House

Built in the Historic Hyde Park neighborhood, residents of Hyde Park House will be able to walk along the oak-lined streets for craft cocktails, Italian cuisine, salon services, freshly brewed coffee, or a new release at the boutique cinema in Hyde Park Village. The live, work, play environment of the Hyde Park House’s location, creates a lifestyle where you can enjoy the quiet green space of the neighborhood while still having access to all the things that make urban dwelling so rewarding.


Saltaire Exterior East at Dusk


Saltaire St. Pete

Saltaire St. Pete plans 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail space to offer additional conveniences, services, and amenities for residents. Saltaire’s central and walkable location will make it an integral part of the downtown St. Petersburg community. Residents get the added benefit of privacy with a grand lobby with staffed reception while having open access to the retail and streetscape that make the neighborhood an unmatched destination.


The Residences at The Tampa EDITION Rendering


Water Street Tampa/The Residences at The Tampa EDITION 

On an even grander scale, Water Street Tampa exemplifies the mutual benefit of residential condo development and the unique neighborhood vibe they create. The Mayor of Tampa, Jane Castor, says that 23,000 people are expected to live, work, and play in the Water Street district once completed. The Residences at The Tampa EDITION will be in the heart of the Water Street neighborhood and offer residents direct access to a multitude of dining options including a 5-star restaurant and cafes. In addition to retail, The EDITION combines the world-class EDITION brand curated by Ian Schrager and world-renowned designers, Roman & Williams.


Marina Pointe Town Center


Marina Pointe

Similarly, at Marina Pointe, developers from BTI are creating Tampa’s newest walkable waterfront neighborhood by introducing a full master-planned community overlooking Tampa Bay. A complete contemporary environment for inspired living, shopping, and dining will be created in the center of the development as an added amenity to those living in Marina Pointe. There will be a wine bar, boutique grocery store with organic grab-n-go options and freshly squeezed juices and waterfront restaurant with boat dockage. 

In some instances, new developments help spur retail development such as the case with Altura Bayshore. Fine restaurants continue to pop-up in the Bayshore Gardens area, Counter Culture being the newest addition to the Altura neighborhood with hip interiors and an elevated dining experience led by one of Tampa’s most noted chefs, Jeannie Pierola. Life at Altura provides easy access to a stroll on the iconic Bayshore Boulevard followed by dinner at one of the newest restaurants that Tampa has to offer. 

Increased density spurs new businesses and these Tampa Bay developers are focused on designing retail environments that enhance the lifestyle offered to residents and their neighbors.

Visit our Developer Services page for the inside scoop on new construction projects!



Posted on February 17, 2020 at 3:35 pm
Aimee Albright | Category: Community News, Company News | Tagged , , , ,

Smith & Associates Celebrate a Record-Breaking Year

The Boutique Firm Recorded $1.5 Billion in Sales Predict a Bullish Real Estate Market for Tampa Bay in 2020

Tampa Bay’s largest independently-owned real estate brokerage firm, Smith & Associates Real Estate, celebrates another record-breaking sales year with $1.5 billion in sales volume, an increase of 22% from the previous year. The company has been serving Tampa Bay’s real estate market for over fifty years and recognized associate accomplishments with a party at the Armature Works in Downtown Tampa. With their Developer Services team representing ten projects in Tampa Bay that have completion dates set between 2020 and 2023, Smith feels confident that the Tampa Bay real estate market will be on fire in 2020.

Established in 1969, Smith & Associates Real Estate has grown to be one of the most influential companies in the Bay, with revenues exceeding $1.5 billion in 2019. The firm represents high-profile residential and commercial developments. It is the exclusive listing agent for almost all of Tampa Bay’s high-profile towers, including The Edition, Riverwalk Place, Hyde Park House, Elevé 61, The Sanctuary, Saltaire, and Altura. Smith & Associates Real Estate is the number one luxury brokerage firm of $1M + residences in both Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties.

President and CEO, Bob Glaser, says his company’s focus on investing in employees, giving back to the community, and fostering strategic partnerships will continue to inform the company’s growth strategy. “As Tampa Bay has grown, so have we. We’ve had tremendous success and are bringing over 2 billion dollars of inventory to the local market in the upcoming years, representing developments in downtown Tampa and St. Pete. Yet, we anticipate that marketplace demand will outpace available inventory.”

According to the real estate website Zillow, Tampa home values went up 3.9% in 2019 and Zillow forecasts they will rise an additional 4% in 2020. Tampa also ranks 4th among the nation’s The most popular investment markets, according to® .

While the Smith team celebrated their record-breaking year and the associates with exceptional sales, the organization also presented their most coveted honor, The Mary Smith Conover Citizen Award, which honors the spry 93-year-old founder of Smith & Associates Real Estate. The award is a nod towards the company’s founder and keeps the philanthropic intention at the forefront for every associate. This year’s winner was Becky Slocum clocked nearly 1,800 volunteer hours with The American Red Cross and is a member of the Disaster Action Team, working on-call shifts throughout the night from 6 PM – 6 AM.



Becky Slocum (Award Recipient), Bob Glaser (President and CEO), and Mary Smith Conover (Founder) at Kickoff Celebration at Armature Works

Becky Slocum (Award Recipient), Bob Glaser (President and CEO), and Mary Smith Conover (Founder) at Kickoff Celebration at Armature Works



Posted on February 11, 2020 at 11:40 am
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BTI Partners Selects Smith & Associates As Exclusive Broker For Marina Pointe


Marina Pointe Logo

Master real estate developer BTI Partners is proud to announce that it has named Smith & Associates Real Estate as the exclusive listing broker for Marina Pointe, a luxurious Tampa condominium development with direct access to an all-new, state-of-the-art marina and the Westshore Marina District’s dining and retail. Smith & Associates Real Estate is an established leader in the Tampa Bay market and enjoys the region’s highest per-agent productivity with annual sales of $1.3 billion and more than 2,600 transactions per year. 

“Partnering with Smith & Associates, Tampa Bay’s most successful and reputable real estate brokerage, marks another major step toward making our vision for Marina Pointe a reality,” said Noah Breakstone, CEO of BTI Partners. “We look forward to working with their talented agents to build interest and anticipation around this innovative waterfront address.”

Marina Pointe site work began in late 2019, with groundbreaking anticipated to begin in early 2020. The first tower will feature 113 condos and 7 townhomes as well as an impressive array of amenities, including a private residents’ club, resort-style pool deck and cutting-edge fitness and wellness center. Westshore Marina District’s retail center also places some of Tampa’s finest local vendors right at residents’ doorsteps, including Cru Cellars, Duckweed Urban Market and new waterfront restaurant Paloma.

“We are excited to work with BTI Partners on Marina Pointe condominiums,” said Robert Glaser, President/CEO of Smith & Associates. “This project represents the flagship residential opportunity within the all-new Westshore Marina District, which is completely reimagining the South Tampa waterfront and introducing an all-new lifestyle to the area. Residents of Marina Pointe’s condominiums and townhomes will look out onto the newest deepwater marina on Florida’s West Coast, in addition to enjoying walkable access to boat slips, restaurants, wine bar, grocery store, and a variety of conveniences that make the neighborhood feel like home.”

Marina Pointe is the only new marina-front development in Tampa Bay and one of the most extraordinary waterfront values, with prices from the mid-$700,000s to the $2,000,000s. For more information about the available residences and walkable waterfront lifestyle, visit, call 813-930-9800 or visit the Smith & Associates team in the Sales Gallery at 4900 Bridge St., Tampa, FL 33609. 


Marina Pointe Rending Harbour Entrance




About BTI Partners:
BTI Partners is one of Florida’s leading real estate investors, active landowners, developers and asset managers with a recent portfolio comprising of over 8,000 acres of land for the development of more than 17,500 residences, and more than 2 million square feet of commercial and retail space. Leveraging a 30-year track record, BTI’s success is based on an entrepreneurial acquisition and development platform with expertise in structuring and financing complex real estate transactions, land-use maximization, cost-effective construction and high-end design. For more information, please visit 


About Smith & Associates:
For over 50 years, Smith & Associates Real Estate continues to be Tampa Bay’s largest independent and locally owned real estate brokerage, with a commitment to exceptional service and superior market knowledge. Deeply embedded in the community and comprised of six strategically located offices in the Tampa Bay area, 300 associates, annual sales of $1.3 billion and over 2,600 transactions a year. Smith’s Developer Services Division has reshaped the Bay Area both with large scale residential development as well as representing the most elite luxury condominium high rises to the market and is presently representing $2 billion in new development. Smith & Associates Real Estate is the number one luxury brokerage firm of $1M + residences and is a nationally recognized leader in the real estate industry.  For more information on Smith & Associates Real Estate, please visit



Posted on January 21, 2020 at 11:01 am
Aimee Albright | Category: Community News, Company News | Tagged , ,

Tampa Developments On the Rise with a Strong 2020 Forecast of More to Come


Tampa Bay has been making quite an impression on the world this year, attracting an influx of new residents and investors and becoming recognized as a top tourist destination known for beautiful beaches, friendly people, and an abundance of attractions to enjoy. The global accolades have been a boon to the real estate market and demand for luxury condos has skyrocketed.


The Sanctuary at Alexandra Place Water View

Construction at The Sanctuary at Alexandra Place


We have three luxury condo buildings at different stages of the construction process in premier locations in South Tampa and we expect four more luxury towers to begin construction next year in 2020. With each tower bringing a unique approach to luxury and drool-worthy amenities, the excitement for the Virage, the Sanctuary, and the Residences at the Tampa EDITION is easy to feel. Here is a market update on 2019 progress with a look ahead on what to expect next year:


  • The Virage – The building is nearing completion as the construction team has removed their temporary elevator in exchange for the building’s permanent elevator system. The stunning architecture and design of the building can now be seen when driving down Bayshore Boulevard. Currently, all homes have sold except for three remaining residences.


  • The Sanctuary at Alexandra Place -The 14th floor of the building has been poured and the curved glass exterior will start to be installed in the very near future. The tower crane is at its final height of 256 feet. We expect the building to be topped out by the end of January 2020. Only two of these residences are remaining.


  • The Residences at The Tampa EDITION – The Residences at The Tampa EDITION is at the beginning stages of construction in Water Street and has started on the key foundation work that will allow them to build upwards. Vertical construction will begin in January 2020. The sales office is open and accepting reservations.


Many of the properties have elaborate Smith sales galleries that feature scale models of the building and show buyers what their home will look like before it is built. Walking through the galleries, buyers get a sense of the quality construction in their luxury tower, the appliances available and the custom finishes that are offered.


We are excited for the year ahead and to see the growth of this world-class city that we call home.


Construction at The Sanctuary at Alexandra Place Construction

Construction at The Sanctuary at Alexandra Place


For more details regarding the luxury condos’ one-of-a-kind interior design, click here.

For more information regarding Smith & Associates Developer Services Division, click here.


Posted on December 13, 2019 at 5:29 pm
Aimee Albright | Category: Community News | Tagged ,

Hyde Park House Opens Sales Gallery

Kolter’s New Condominium Tower Brings Modern Luxury to Historic Hyde Park 

With local interest continuing to build around Hyde Park House following a successful stream of early reservations, the Kolter Group has officially opened the sales gallery doors for this 22- story luxury condominium situated in the Hyde Park Historic District. 

The state-of-the-art sales gallery at 142 W. Platt Street features a detailed scale model, designer kitchen fitted with world-class appliances and finishes, and a cutting-edge interactive presentation. Smith & Associates Real Estate is the exclusive listing agent for this property, and the skilled sales team will guide prospective buyers through 12 spacious floorplans complemented by an impressive array of amenities and finishes. A cinematic virtual tour brings this waterfront vision to life, showcasing fully rendered interiors, exteriors and amenities as well as the stunning future location. A preview is available HERE

“Overlooking Bayshore Boulevard with its distinctive receding tiers design, Hyde Park House’s elegant design complements the historic Hyde Park neighborhood. Long beloved for its oak-lined streets and proximity to the Bay, the Historic Hyde Park is in the midst of a renaissance that began with the revitalization of the shopping district and continues with luxury offerings like this. With true walkability and outstanding amenities, Hyde Park House’s early success with reservations proves that this location is still the gem of South Tampa,” says Bob Glaser, President & CEO, Smith & Associates Real Estate. 

Hyde Park House was envisioned by the Kolter Group in collaboration with the internationally renowned SB Architects and BDG Architects, Tampa / Hyde Park architectural leaders. The building’s masterful blend of classic and contemporary pays tribute to the neighborhood’s timeless architectural styles while offering the ultimate in luxury condominium living. This residential tower boasts a limited collection of just 70 waterfront residences, which include designer finishes, features and appliances with spacious terraces overlooking Hillsborough Bay and the downtown Tampa skyline. Tower floorplans range from 2,000 – more than 3,000 sq. ft and the penthouse floorplan spans more than 5,000 sq. ft. Pricing starts from the mid-$900,000s. 

At long last, modern luxury has arrived in historic Hyde Park. Sales gallery is now open to the public. 

Sales Gallery: 142 W. Platt Street, Tampa FL 33606 | 813-649-3700 | 


Watch the cinematic virtual tour.


Posted on November 14, 2019 at 10:21 am
Aimee Albright | Category: Company News | Tagged ,

Tampa Bay Developments Offering One-Of-A-Kind Interior Design

Cobalt Tower South Residence

Rendering of Cobalt South Tower Residence | Saltaire


A home’s interior design is a personal reflection of a life lived, containing design choices that reveal preferences accumulated over a lifetime and art, artifacts, and pictures from blissful adventures and precious moments in time. And when you live in a condo tower, shared spaces like the lobby and amenity decks become extensions of the home and opportunities to craft one-of-kind spaces with distinctive style that are elegantly proportioned to balance scale with intimacy. 

With the new crop of luxury high rises, progressive developers are choosing to work closely with top designers to ensure unique, quality design is experienced the moment you step on the property. In the Tampa Bay region, developers of the most exclusive residences are teaming with celebrated and skilled interior design firms to bring a fresh, artistic approach that appeals to the innovative homebuyer:

The Sanctuary + Enrique Crespo, Crespo Design Group

The Virage + Beasley & Henley Interior Design 

Eleve 61 + Beasley & Henley Interior Design 

Hyde Park House + Bob Martin, owner of Decorators Unlimited

Saltaire + Bob Martin, owner of Decorators Unlimited

The Residences at The Tampa EDITION + Roman and Williams

In these developments, the interior designers are involved in almost all aspects of the building’s design plan including lobby interiors and finishes to create a timeless and inviting environment for owners and their visitors. The Residences at The Tampa EDITION partnered with world-renowned designers, Roman and Williams, to curate the living and amenity spaces for owners throughout the building. Many of the pieces selected are one-of-a-kind and made specifically for the property, making The Tampa EDITION even more special as the third branded residence of its kind. 

At the Hyde Park House. Bob Martin from Decorators Unlimited, evoked a distinctive sense of place with the design which he felt was essential to the developer’s vision given its historic setting in South Tampa. For the building, Martin and his design team created a dramatically styled lobby, gracious common areas, elegant clubrooms, and innovative indoor and outdoor amenities that have a contemporary artistic flair while still honoring tradition. That same collaborative and comprehensive interior design approach is felt throughout the amenity-rich, sophisticated ambiance that Martin’s team accomplished at ONE in downtown St. Petersburg. A similar yet distinctive design and approach is planned for their new condo tower Saltaire.

This sense of felt design and unwavering commitment to creating exceptional spaces continues with the design of the individual condo homes. One-of-a-kind spaces fusing comfort, space, and character, are created by these outstanding interior designers who can capture the vision of clients and the developers are giving homeowners exclusive access to their services. Owners have the opportunity to curate their home’s interior by choosing cabinetry, countertops, and flooring. Buyers receive the added benefit of knowing that their unique design will be completed by the developer’s luxury interior designers which are not the case in single-family home buying. 

The design team has become an integral part of the residence selection package, customizing the ownership experience to create a personal space that is their haven. At the Sanctuary, buyers have the opportunity to meet award-winning local interior designer, Enrique Crespo, to help personalize their residence to create a design that reflects their style and lifestyle. Beasley and Henley took the same customized approach at Eleve 61 and Virage Bayshore to create an elegant design with eye-catching details, fusing comfort and character with every interior space.

These Tampa developers are pushing the needle on design and crafting beautiful, soothing atmospheres with unexpected elements and a feeling of livability. Every space has a story and working with top designers lends itself to ensuring that condo owners have a modern-day oasis for themselves and their guests to enjoy.


Lobby Rendering at The Sanctuary

Rendering of Lobby | The Sanctuary at Alexandra Place 



Posted on November 1, 2019 at 2:03 pm
Aimee Albright | Category: Company News | Tagged ,

The EDITION Comes to Tampa


Edition Rendering

Rendering of the Tampa EDITION


Many condo developments boast resort-style living, hoping to attract a buyer that seeks the relaxation and sense of luxury found at world-class hotels. For the first time in Tampa Bay, resort living is truly accessible with the Residences at the Tampa EDITION. 

Envisioned by Ian Schrager and Marriott International, EDITION hotels evoke sophistication and represent a new generation of luxury. Each property from New York City to Shanghai is designed to give guests a curated taste of the locale, reflecting the best of cultural and social milieu with Tampa being the latest property to break ground. 

Found in the world’s top cities, The Tampa EDITION will be a 5-star hotel with an intimate environment, authentic design and the most beautiful amenities. Buyers will find the opulent living they seek on the 10th – 26th floors of the hotel with The Residences of the Tampa EDITION. There are only 3 EDITION residences in the world, and the Tampa EDITION is integrating the best materials and insights from West Hollywood & Miami into the cutting-edge design of the Tampa location. 

Only 37 homes are available. 

Residence owners will have exclusive access to the full range of services and amenities of the Tampa EDITION, yet have privacy with a separate private lobby, elevator, and entrance experience. It is a true condominium, where one can live full time and take advantage of all of the amenities and offerings that the hotel brings, yet enjoy premium views and homes above. 

High end upscale restaurant, an open market cafe, an intimate cocktail bar, a live entertainment stage, luxury spa & services, innovative indoor/outdoor fitness and rooftop pool with outdoor bar and a 9th floor restaurant, will be part of the lifestyle easily accessible by the residents of the Tampa EDITION and not open to the public.

The Residences at the Tampa EDITION will also have private amenities on the 10th floor including a kitchen with social room and private fitness space for personal training, and large terrace overlooking the pool. An owner at the Residences of the Tampa EDITION will enjoy concierge services, valet parking, meal service and other convenient services available through Marriott. Interior selection have been hand-picked by the world’s top designers including Roman & Williams and Ian Schrager with a collective inspiration from across the globe.

Located in the center of Water Street Tampa’s 56 acre vision, and across from Amalie Arena at the intersection of Water Street & Channelside Drive, this will be the hottest address in town and will be the heartbeat of Downtown Tampa. It’s easy to envision morning coffee and news download at the market, lunch at the pool bar, dinner at the signature restaurant, a nightcap at the punch club, room service for a night spent in and essentially an entire weekend experience where luxury is about lifestyle and experience.


Posted on October 9, 2019 at 3:26 pm
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Amenities Rise to the Top in New Condo Towers

Once relegated to base floors, amenity spaces are taking center stage in new condo towers rising across Tampa Bay. Developers are choosing to give buyers the opportunity to experience the priciest views in the building by giving up sellable real estate and instead designing these prime locations to be the ultimate spaces for shared enjoyment. 

The allure of being able to swim in a rooftop pool, to sit by a fire pit under the stars or to do your morning yoga in a top floor fitness room with 360-degree water views, is appealing to the new condo resident and stand out as lifestyle benefits unavailable to most homeowners. Condos have long lured the homeowner tired of home maintenance, but developers are betting that these resort-like amenities will attract A-listers who desire an urban retreat and a lifestyle of luxury living.

All of the five new construction condo towers in Tampa that overlook the Bay will feature above-ground amenities. Virage Bayshore has a resort-style terrace overlooking the bay with heated infinity pool, shade cabanas, and secluded spa. Simply called “The Retreat”, The Sanctuary at Alexandra Place takes a holistic approach with lushly landscaped gardens and Zen-like features that bring privacy and intimacy to the elevated space. The Retreat’s features include a beautiful lounge, state-of-the-art fitness studio, heated pool and spa with private cabanas, an outdoor kitchen, and fire pit. Hyde Park House’s elevated social room offers large screen TV’s, bar and fireplace with prime cityscape and Bay views. At Altura Bayshore, the tower’s rooftop with be a “social lounge” complete with a sunset terrace, cabanas, bar and rooftop pool. Rooftop activation is a popular trend across the US and is resonating with the Tampa Bay buyers who tend to value the ability to be outdoors.

According to our Vice President of Developer Services, David Traynor, says the decision to raise the bar on the amenities offered and place them in prime locations only enhances the success of a property in the current market. “The modern luxury buyer has high expectations and wants more from their home than just a spacious interior. They want to have cocktails at a rooftop bar, enjoy a lazy Sunday in a poolside cabana, host a party with cityscape views and in general, find a lifestyle that feels nourishing,” says Traynor.

With their modern aesthetic, these condo towers are appealing to multi-generational buyers and give the million-dollar buyer access to quality offerings available in the luxury condo tower markets of larger cities around the country.


Hyde Park House Elevated Amenity Deck With Water Views

Rendering of Hyde Park House’s Elevated Social Room


Posted on September 18, 2019 at 11:19 am
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