232 Unit Apartment Complex
Hammock Bay welcomed an exciting new addition in 2019-2020, 232 luxury apartment residences. This upscale apartment community exhibits the best-of-the-best amenities, with access to all Hammock Bay Amenities. The Apartment clubhouse is like no other, featuring a resort-style zero-entry pool, poolside cabana, demonstration kitchen, game room, state-of-the-art fitness, and more. A mail center with state-of-the-art refrigerated lockers for grocery delivery. Apartment residents love the green spaces, dog care amenities, EV charging station, amply sized garages, and the peace and quiet of Hammock Bay. Geared toward entertainment, convenience, top-of-the-line amenities, and the beautiful setting of Hammock Bay, the apartments leased faster than all projected proforma. The Jay Odom Group sold the entire apartment complex and the adjacent land for a 168-unit phase 2 in 2021.
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.
One of Odom’s first hospitality-geared projects, he embarked on this project early on in his development career in the 1990’s while enjoying much success bringing single-family developments to the coastal resort Crystal Beach Gulf side area of Destin, FL. Partnering with his close friends and long-time associates at Abbott Realty, the Destin-area’s pioneering short-term rental management company, Odom acquired the site, financed, designed, planned, and constructed these 20 charming Nantucket Cottages (2 rental units per cottage), and worked closely with Abbott Realty on his first endeavor to market and manage a successful resort rental property. This was, indeed, a great success for Odom, and this project heightened his desire to continue in hospitality developments.
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.