Freedom Beacon Park
Freedom Beacon Park will transform the north side of the City of Fort Walton Beach into a bustling commerce center bringing jobs, shopping, entertainment, housing, and hotel rooms accommodations. The leased land will be developed into a master designed, mixed-use complex with 288 multi-family luxury residences, 102 room hotel, 55,000 sq ft of road frontage for restaurants and retail space, 160,000 sq ft of Class A office space, and an impressive 4-acre recreational park. The Jay Odom Group also plans to re-take the title for Florida’s Tallest Flag in the center of Freedom Beacon Park.
On November 27th, 2018, The Jay Odom Group executed a 50-year ground lease through the U.S. Air Force Enhanced Use Lease Program. Along Eglin Air Force Base’s southern perimeter, the 52-acre tract of land is located at 1900 Lewis Turner Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The Jay Odom group also annexed the property into the city Fort Walton Beach which grants it access to first responder, water, and sewer services which adds new revenue to the City through property taxes, development fees, building permit fees, utility and stormwater usage fees. The Lease also benefits the Air Force by allowing them to collect rent on under-utilized, non-excess Air Force real estate and all rent for the Freedom Beacon Project will be used locally to fund base infrastructure.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held at the property on December 21st, 2018 at 10:00 am.
Draper J Office Building
The Jay Odom Group recently acquired this spectacular property at Highland Parks in Blue Mountain Beach on 30A along the Beaches of South Walton County to fill the need for office space along the 30A corridor, which is in very limited supply. The Jay Odom Group completed the permitting and construction on this beautiful 2-story, 12,000 square-foot office building which offers Class A office space to include a magnificent, furnished roof terrace for gorgeous, unobstructed views of Draper Lake and the Gulf of Mexico. The Draper J office building offers suites and offices for lease and is reaching full occupancy. For leasing information, contact The Jay Odom Group Leasing and Property Manager, Emily Gregory, at 850-654-4126, Ext. 104.
The Emily Odom Institute (EOI)
Newly acquired by The Jay Odom Group, this 47,200 square-foot, 2-story medical & professional office building includes 40,000 sq ft of designated office space with 7,000 sq ft for warehouse. Situated in a highly desirable location on Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach, this property is located at the entrance to Fort Walton Beach’s medical park and is conveniently nestled between Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field, Air Force Special Operations Command. The Jay Odom Group’s signature revamp and quality additions and polish, to include all new finishes, landscaping, brick pavers, shade sails and unique outdoor lighted sculpture, make this Fort Walton Beach’s new premier medical campus. For leasing information, contact The Jay Odom Group Leasing and Property Manager, Emily Gregory, at 850-654-4126, Ext. 104.
The Jay Odom Group acquired the land and permitted and constructed this 79,438 square-foot, three-story, Class A office and retail building in the heart of Fort Walton Beach’s Uptown District. With close proximity between Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field, JG Plaza is a technologically advanced building featuring redundant fiber optics capability and a biometric fingerprint scanner for after-hours lobby access. The HVAC system is highly efficient with computerized temperature control monitoring and fresh air pre-cooling systems that create an extremely comfortable work environment. JG Plaza contains hypoallergenic insulation and utilizes environmentally conscious janitorial services. For leasing information, contact The Jay Odom Group Leasing and Property Manager, Emily Gregory, at 850-654-4126, Ext. 104.
The Jay Odom Group remodeled and revitalized this 102,931 square-foot building in Fort Walton Beach’s Industrial Park, and leases it to national defense contractor, Boeing. The Jay Odom Group further partnered with the City of Fort Walton Beach to drive the planning and implementation of improvements to the entire Industrial Park, renaming it the Fort Walton Beach “Commerce and Technology Park”.
Office/Warehouse in Commerce & Technology Park
The Jay Odom Group purchased, remodeled and leases this property located in Fort Walton Beach’s Industrial Park. Highly accessible, this 12,000 square-foot stand-alone building contains office and climate-controlled warehouse space. This complex includes several large innovative rolling door entries and loading docks. The back warehouse section of the building includes areas with a ceiling height of approximately 21 feet, creating a comfortable and well-designed work environment.
Paradise Village Professional Park
This 74,988 square-foot waterfront professional office park in Fort Walton Beach was acquired, remodeled, expanded and leased by The Jay Odom Group. The expansion consisted of the permitting and construction of two additional office buildings, totaling 19,515 square feet, directly on Santa Rosa Sound.
The Jay Odom Group acquired and converted this 134,177 square-foot plaza in Fort Walton Beach, across the street from Fort Walton Beach’s Commerce and Technology Park, from an old vacant Walmart (106,516 sf), for Wyndham Hotel & Resorts Headquarters (Call Center and Commercial Laundry) and the Liza Jackson Preparatory School (Charter School). These tenants were moved in and leasing within 93 days.
This project included a ground lease that The Jay Odom Group secured with Longhorn’s Restaurant for an out parcel on this property, which resulted in the addition of a 5,761 square-foot Fort Walton Beach location for this national chain and provided the influence for the center’s name, ‘Longhorn Plaza’.
The Jay Odom Group also overhauled the 21,900 square-foot retail strip center portion of this property once known as “White Sands Center”, now the “Retail Center at Longhorn Plaza”. The Jay Odom Group secured a wide array of national and local tenants for this plaza.
The success of these projects prompted offers from third-party investors, and these properties were subsequently sold by The Jay Odom Group.