Freedom Beacon Tech Park
Freedom Beacon Tech Park is a 50-acre mixed-use development, master-planned by The Jay Odom Group under a long-term land lease with the US Air Force. The Jay Odom Group broke ground beginning the installation of the infrastructure for Freedom Beacon in 2021. This project boasts 1,500± linear feet of frontage along Lewis Turner Blvd, one of the City of Fort Walton Beach’s major arteries, and will transform the north side of Fort Walton Beach into a bustling commerce center, bringing jobs, housing, hotel and meeting space accommodations, restaurants, Class A office space and a 4-acre recreational park to the local community.
The Jay Odom Group annexed this property into the City of Fort Walton Beach, securing City services for this development and generating tax revenue for the City. The City is excited to help bring this project to the community, and we are currently working with the City to secure all the entitlements for this development to include 312 luxury apartment homes and a 126-room Home2 Suites, for which The Jay Odom Group has already secured the franchise agreement with Hilton.
The Jay Odom Group is proud to bring this project to the community while working under the Enhanced Use Lease with the US Government to provide additional income to the Air Force in order to fund local AFB infrastructure. This project is in close proximity to our local military bases (5 miles from both Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field) and is highly anticipated by the community and these local bases and their defense contractors. The Jay Odom Group intends to install one of the State of Florida’s tallest flagpoles in the 4-acre park at Freedom Beacon as a beacon for our military, civilian base employees, and the local community and to inspire patriotism and pride while serving our community’s needs.
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.