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.