Freedom Tech Center
Freedom Tech Center 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 Tech Center 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, hotels, 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, a 126-room Home2 Suites, and a 115-room Holiday Inn Express and Suites for which The Jay Odom Group has already secured the franchise agreement with Hilton and IHG.
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 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 Tech Center 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.
Hammock Bay General Store
Hammock Bay’s anxiously awaited General Store opened in Hammock Bay’s Town Center in the summer of 2019. Its inspiration came from Freeport’s original general store know as Wards Cafe. The Hammock Bay General Store is a fully functioning throwback replica reminiscent of the small-town feel of turn-of-the-century general stores. It features a walk-in beverage cooler, full line of cold drinks, ice cream and other frozen selections, dry goods, hot food, coffee, local goods, lottery and more. The interior showcases floor-to-ceiling rough poplar wood walls, polished and stained concrete floors, and vintage photographs of historic Freeport and its original general store. Three covered porches with rocking chairs wrap around the General Store, providing a perfect spot to relax and enjoy. Located adjacent to Hammock Bay’s Town Green and Event Stage, the General Store is open to the public and is a convenient stop for owners and residents of Hammock Bay.
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.
This 254,520 square-foot development in Fort Walton Beach consisted of a complete overhaul of an old and nearly vacant shopping center. The Jay Odom Group secured major chains to include Winn-Dixie, Ross Dress for Less, West Marine, Pet Supermarket and Buffalo Wild Wings as anchor tenants. Freestanding, national chains Starbucks, Zaxby’s and Baskin Robbins were secured as build-to-suit, outparcel tenants. In addition to the revitalization of this deteriorating shopping center, The Jay Odom Group revitalized this entire area of Fort Walton Beach, to include the installation of brick paver sidewalks, decorative street lighting and lush landscaping, successfully rebranding this area of Fort Walton Beach as the “Uptown District”. The Jay Odom Group topped off this development with the installation of the State’s tallest flagpole (170 feet) to honor our military and uniformed service members.
Uptown Station Retail Center
This 18,271 square-foot addition to the Uptown Station Shopping Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida expanded the Uptown Shopping District to include new shops and restaurants, such as national chain, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, providing sought-after space in this thriving shopping district created by The Jay Odom Group.
This 11,152 square-foot, retail strip center was constructed by the Jay Odom Group on land we purchased in the Uptown Shopping District of Fort Walton Beach. This center also created sought-after retail space which was leased quickly and anchored by Lenny’s Subs, a national franchise.
This 22,368 square-foot property located in the Uptown District of Fort Walton Beach was purchased by The Jay Odom Group and remodeled for County offices. It is now home to national tenant, Dollar General.
The Jay Odom Group acquired, permitted, constructed and leased this upscale, 19,591 square-foot retail center located on Hwy 98 at the entrance to the Destiny neighborhoods in popular Destin, Florida. A lifestyle shopping center, this retail establishment provides quaint architecture, lush landscaping, and unique stores and eateries, making this a sought-after shopping experience and business location.
The Jay Odom Group purchased this mixed-use property for future development potential as a major redevelopment site. Located in a prime location in Destin frequented by tourists and residents alike, The Jay Odom Group currently leases this 47,240 square-foot space to include retail, office and entertainment.
One Harbor Boulevard
The Jay Odom Group purchased and leased this 4,750 square-foot waterfront commercial building located at the foot of the Destin Bridge on Choctawhatchee Bay at the entrance to the beautiful Destin Harbor.
Grayton General Store
The Jay Odom Group purchased the site in Grayton Beach, and designed and permitted this 20,000 square-foot multi-tenant space. This commercial center development was sold as a package to be constructed by others, and it is enjoying great success today along the popular 30A corridor of the Beaches of South Walton County in Grayton Beach.