Grayton Grand Hotel & Resort
The Jay Odom Group purchased this 7.35-acre site along the 30A corridor of the Beaches of South Walton County in popular Grayton Beach and worked extensively with Walton County and the local community to secure all the required entitlements to develop a 153-unit hotel on the property. The Jay Odom Group developed full architectural and construction plans for The Grayton Grand Hotel and Resort for maximum use of this site as a second-to-none luxury resort. The plans were developed for 75 hotel units and 78 condominiums with world-class amenities. This property was to be built and operated as a hotel resort with the option of condominium sales in this exclusive, high-demand community. As The Jay Odom Group was moving to secure financing (with high interest from several national hotel brands), Walton County approached The Jay Odom Group and made an offer to purchase this site at market rate (based on the existing entitlements and plans developed) so they could secure land in this increasingly populated area of the County. The Jay Odom Group accepted the County’s offer and sold the property to Walton County in September of 2016.
The Destiny community, comprised of Destiny, Destiny Shores, Destiny By The Sea, Destiny East, Grand Palms at Destiny, and the Beach Villas at Destiny, became one of the most sought-after, premier developments in Destin and the surrounding area. This prompted The Jay Odom Group to create Destiny Realty for buying and selling real estate within the Destiny neighborhoods. The Destiny developments were all handled in-house by Destiny Realty.
When creating the Destiny Master Plan, Scenic Hwy 98 in Destin ran in such close proximity to the beach, it impeded master-planned development. The Jay Odom Group successfully relocated Scenic Hwy 98 to create the 120-lot Gulf front neighborhood of Destiny By The Sea, which included a pedestrian and golf cart tunnel for safe and easy access across the relocated highway to and from the beach.
- 20 Buildings (40 Units) – Resort Cottage Development
- Acquired site in the residential resort coastal area of Crystal Beach in Destin. Designed, planned, financed, constructed and operated 20 buildings (40 units) as residential / resort short-term rentals
Gulf Front/Coastal Residential Development with over 3,000 ft of Beachfront
|Subdivision||# of Lots||Sold Out|
|WATERS EDGE||108||3 years|
|KOKOMO KOVE||20||3 years|
|OLDE TOWNE AT SANDESTIN||60||4 years|
|THE COURTYARD AT CRYSTAL BEACH WEST||20||3 years|
|CRYSTAL BEACH COTTAGES||28||18 months|
|CRYSTAL BEACH COTTAGES, PHASE II||73||18 months|
|CRYSTAL SHORES||69||18 months|
|THE SHORES OF CRYSTAL BEACH||13 (Gulf front)||10 months|
(With separate High-Rise Condo Site.)
DESTINY MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITY | (CONSISTING OF 6 NEIGHBORHOODS):
|Subdivision||# of Lots||Sold Out|
|DESTINY SHORES||13 (Gulf front)||1 year|
|GRAND PALMS AT DESTINY||10||6 years|
|DESTINY BY THE SEA||120 (32 Gulf front)||4 years|
|DESTINY EAST||214||4 years|
|BEACH VILLAS AT DESTINY||24 Two-Story Villas||2 years|
All of these Jay Odom Group residential development projects were very successful and sold out rapidly.
- 62-Lot Community 35 lots developed on mainland (Destiny Plantation) 27 additional lots developed on island in Biloxi Bay (The Island at Destiny Plantation)
- Sold Out in 3 years
This development included the permitting and construction of a 400’+ bridge to The Island at Destiny Plantation in Biloxi Bay.
The Jay Odom Group was successful in permitting this bridge after several previous attempts by other developers had failed.