Island Time

The Jay Odom Group secured its interest in this great local hot spot with a long-term lease of the property from long-time local restauranteurs and remodelled the space for maximum use within the constraints of the lease.  The Jay Odom Group leases out this restaurant and marina on Okaloosa Island’s beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay.

We are happy to welcome our newest tenant, Rick’s on the Island.  Expanding their established local seafood restaurant success from a single location inland in Fort Walton Beach, Rick’s saw the potential of this property and Odom’s interest in the property as the perfect formula for success with a second location.

The Jay Odom Group expanded the existing marina on this site by permitting and constructing a 500’ long, 50-slip dock extension.  This is a hugely popular location for water-sports rentals to our tourists and locals alike.  Our water-sports tenants have enjoyed great success in this location, and we love to see their happy customers enjoying this area’s gorgeous natural resources.

Destin Jet

The Jay Odom Group built Destin Jet and operated its 5,500 square-foot facility, which also included 10 hangars totaling 40,000 square feet, from 2009 until 2016.  Destin Jet was ranked among the world’s top 10 FBOs within 3 years of its opening in 2009. Six years later, it ranked #3 FBO in the Americas, and #1 FBO in small markets. By purchasing its competition in 2014, The Jay Odom Group added another 5,500 square-foot FBO and a 12,000 square-foot maintenance hangar to Destin Jet. The Jay Odom Group’s success in the Aviation Industry was achieved because the Destin Jet business model was based on operating as a hospitality business, rather than an aircraft business.

Uptown Station

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.


This well-known national chain was sought out by The Jay Odom Group for a standalone outparcel of its Uptown Station Shopping Center in the Uptown District of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. A lease was procured and The Jay Odom Group constructed the building from the ground up. Starbucks added mass appeal and synergy to the Uptown District and is well received by the community.


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