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What is the Parade of Homes?  

Every year the best in new construction is on display during the Tampa Bay Builders Association Parade of Homes. This is the perfect time of year for home shoppers to explore all of Tampa’s best, new residential offerings.  

What are the main events at Marina Pointe? 

The Parade of Homes is hosted the first two weekends in March on March 5 – 7 and 12 – 14. We are offering a few special events: 

  1. Sales Gallery Open House – Saturday 3/6 and 3/13 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with snacks and refreshments. RSVP for 3/6 here or for 3/13 here.  
  2. Virtual Presentation – Saturday 3/6 and 3/13 at 3 p.m. Register to join the presentation for 3/6 here or for 3/13 here. 
Why visit Marina Pointe during Parade of Homes 

Beyond free refreshments and snacks at our Sales Gallery? If you have never been to the Westshore Marina District, or have not visited in a while, you need to stop by. There is no other new, luxury development like this on the water. Our first residential tower is officially halfway complete, and the Marina Landings Town Center is already starting to hand over spaces to retail tenants.  

What is currently available?  

We have a range of new, elegant residences on the water starting in the low $800s. We are currently selling nine floorplan options in Tower one. There are also still a few Penthouse and Harbor Homes available. Are you a boater? Even better, we also have boat slip options in our deep-water, private marina, just steps away from our stunning residences.  

What do you need to know before visiting? 

There is no cost to participate in the Parade of Homes or to visit our Sales Gallery. Masks are required in our Sales Gallery for your safety, and the safety of our team.  

Do I need an appointment? 

Appointments are not required but are encouraged. Virtual appointments are also available. Please feel free to call us at (813) 930-9800 or email us info@marinapointe.com with any questions.  

 

The sweet sounds of jazz, smooth drinks and a spectacular sunset. What more could you ask for?

As you walked down the promenade, with the water by your side, the sounds of local jazz musicians Marlon Boone, Lemay James and Glenn Paladino filled the air. Future Marina Landings Town Center tenants joined us with wine and boutique samples. Guests enjoyed hand-rolled cigars and indulged in food trucks. Many also perused luxury cars and Boston Whaler and Aviara model boats by MarineMax.

Some of our proud buyers joined us, pointing out their bayfront units on the peninsula. They were filled with excitement as they caught a glimpse of what life will be like in this walkable, waterfront neighborhood.

This event was the first of many that will invite our buyers, and the surrounding Tampa Bay community, to experience the Westshore Marina District. With the first tower half way completed, and the town center close to completion, this district will soon be a true destination.

If you did miss this event, don’t worry, there will be more! Sign up to receive the latest from Marina Pointe, follow along on our social media, or check out the Marina District Calendar.

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“We are delighted to have helped fund this particular project,” said McGlynn. “Marina Pointe offers living on the water, own marina slips for sale, access to restaurants and shops and proximity to the city center.”

Fort Lauderdale-based real estate development company BTI Partners has secured a $ 92 million home loan for the first phase of Marina Pointe, a luxury three-tower waterfront development along Tampa Bay. Bank OZK is the lender. Walker & Dunlop’s executive director, Eric McGlynn in Miami, arranged the mortgage.

Marina Pointe, currently under construction in the heart of the Westshore Marina District, is the result of a joint venture between BTI Partners and Westport Capital Partners based in Stamford, Connecticut. Westshore Marina District is a 52-acre mixed-use community that celebrates Tampa’s waterfront lifestyle and is committed to healthy living.

Phase 1 comprises a 17-story apartment tower

The transaction for one of the largest condominium home loans in Tampa closed in late December. The first phase of Marina Pointe consists of a 17-story apartment tower with 120 residential units, 78 harbor slides and 32,151 square feet of retail space. BTI Partners laid the foundation stone for the first tower in the summer and it will be completed in 2022. Marina Pointe will eventually include two more towers with a total of 227 apartments and additional harbor slides.

“Marina Pointe raised the bar for waterfront living in Tampa, St. Pete and increased the demand for luxury condominiums in that market,” said Noah Breakstone, CEO of BTI Partners. “Since the pandemic started, people from the Northeast and the Midwest have been moving to the Tampa market. This migration has further fueled additional demand for Marina Pointe, where residents can enjoy the safe outdoor space, direct access to hiking trails and waterfront restaurants, and other resort-style amenities. To top it off, if you’re a boater, Marina Pointe is the only new luxury condo with a private marina in the Tampa / St. Pete Market. “

1.5 miles of boardwalks

Located just south of downtown Tampa, it offers a unique proposition for shoppers looking for luxury amenities, a private marina, and a walkable lifestyle. The Westshore Marina District includes 1.5 miles of waterfront walking trails with a variety of restaurants and shops. The community planned by the master also houses two luxury multi-family communities with a total of 747 residential units and one residential community for sale, which will comprise 155 residential units after completion.

The residential tower at Marina Pointe has state-of-the-art facilities, including a 24-hour porter / concierge, fitness center, an equipment platform overlooking the marina, a club with entertainment room and a virtual golf simulator. The sizes of each condo range from 1,750 to over 4,500 square feet and offer a variety of floor plans ranging from two to five bedrooms. The apartments have private elevators, ceilings up to three meters in length, floor-to-ceiling glass walls and windows, and oversized balconies with panoramic views of Old Tampa Bay and downtown St. Petersburg.

Bank OZK brings visions to life

BTI Partners is a third generation development company led by Noah Breakstone. The company has over 30 years of luxury real estate development experience. To date, over 17,500 units have been developed in Florida. As a joint venture partner of BTI Partner, Westport Capital Partners is a private real estate investment firm focused on creating long-term value through high quality investments in select real estate, operating companies, securities and other real estate-related assets in leading global markets.

Eric McGlynn of Walker & Dunlop played a key role in identifying bank OZK as an ideal source of capital.

“We are delighted to have helped fund this particular project,” said McGlynn. “Marina Pointe offers living on the water, own marina slips for sale, access to restaurants and shops and proximity to the city center.”

Walker & Dunlop has one of the strongest networks in the industry with over 250 sources of capital. The company took out $ 5.9 billion in brokerage loans from January to September 2020, up 21.6 percent over the same period in 2019.

Activation of Tampa’s water bodies

“Bank OZK is pleased to finance Marina Pointe,” said Greg Newman, Managing Director / Originations at Bank OZK’s Real Estate Specialties Group. “Marina Pointe embodies the high standard that Bank OZK consistently strives for in its project financing – marquee properties, solid market foundations and first-class sponsoring. Noah Breakstone and the team at BTI Partners are creating a better place to live, work, visit and play in their home state. We appreciate the opportunity to be the only senior secured lender in this project and look forward to a very successful execution. “

Bank OZK (Nasdaq: OZK), through its Real Estate Specialties Group (RESG), offers priority secured finance for commercial real estate construction projects across the country. RESG is recognized as an outstanding, market-leading construction lender changing skylines in the USA. Further information is available at www.ozk.com.

 

Developer secures $92 million construction loan for condos in Westshore Marina District

 

By  – Senior Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal

The developer of Westshore Marina District has closed a $92 million construction loan for the first of three condominium towers in Marina Pointe.

BTI Partners, based in Fort Lauderdale, secured the loan from Bank OZK on Dec. 23, according to mortgage documents filed in Hillsborough County on Dec. 30. The first tower on Marina Pointe is 17 stories and includes 120 condos, 78 marina slips and 32,151 square feet of retail.

The Westshore Marina District is a 52-acre mixed-use district on the Gandy waterfront, just south of the intersection of Gandy and Westshore boulevards. It includes rental and for-sale housing, retail and restaurant space. BTI and Connecticut-based Westford Capital Partners are joint venture partners in the development.

BTI CEO Noah Breakstone said in a statement that a “migration” of residents from the Northeast and Midwest since the onset of the pandemic is fueling demand for the condominiums in Marina Pointe. Eventually, Marina Pointe will be home to two additional towers totaling 227 units and additional marina slips.

The first condo tower will see residents move in in 2022, BTI said. Condos range from 1,750 to over 4,500 square feet and will include a 24-hour concierge, fitness center, amenity deck overlooking the marina, resident club with entertainment room and virtual golf simulator among other amenities.

Eric McGlynn, Walker & Dunlop managing director in Miami, arranged the construction financing. Bank OZK also holds a construction loan that’s among the largest ever issued in Hillsborough County, a $664.1 million loan issued to the developer of Water Street Tampa in 2019.

“Marina Pointe embodies the high standards Bank OZK consistently seeks in its project financings — marquee real estate, strong market fundamentals and top-tier sponsorship,” said Greg Newman, managing director, originations, at Bank OZK’s real estate specialties group, in a statement.

 

BTI Partners takes home honors for its 52-acre, mixed-use Westshore Marina District project in Tampa from USA Property Awards.

by: Kevin McQuaid Commercial Real Estate Editor

The developer of the 52-acre Westshore Marina District between Tampa and St. Petersburg has been recognized with awards for projects in Tampa and Orlando by International Property Awards.

BTI Partners, of Fort Lauderdale, won USA Property Awards’ top high-rise development award for Marina Pointe, a 17-story, 120-unit luxury condominium tower within the Westshore Marina District.

The $150 million tower, the first of three high-rise condos being planned there, was designed by Miami architect Kobi Karp Architecture and also features a 150-slip private marina. Construction began in September 2019.

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Our buyers want to know they are getting nothing but the best. Premier amenities, stunning architecture, breathtaking views, and area retail that adds to a lifestyle of leisure and luxury. Although we never design for awards, we are often awarded for the way we design and deliver on luxury. Marina Pointe, and its developer BTI Partners, are already being recognized as best-in-class. National and statewide recognitions include:

USA Property Awards
Residential High-Rise, Mixed-Use Development, USA, and Mixed-Use Development, Florida

The USA Property Awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. Both the residential towers at Marina Pointe and the commercial planning at Marina Landings were recognized with top awards. These recognitions speak highly of BTI Partners’ excellence for design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability. Read more about these awards from the Business Observer


Builder Association of South Florida – Florida’s BEST Awards
Overall Community, Builder, Architecture, Land Planning

Judged by top industry professionals, Marina Pointe and its builder were recognized for excellence in community planning and design. The Florida’s BEST Awards is a celebration that draws professionals from leading industries such as developers, contractors, architects, interior designers, landscape architects, marketing specialists, mortgage, and real estate brokers.

America’s Best Builder – National Association of Home Builders
Along with induction into the Builder’s Hall of Fame

The National Association of Home Builders represents the largest network of craftsmen, innovators and problem solvers dedicated to building and enriching communities. This organization is renowned for its expertise and industry leadership and awarded BTI Partners for its quality and success as a builder.

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Sitting on 52 acres of formerly industrial land, the $600 million Westshore Marina District project is a master-planned community overlooking one of the largest yacht basins of Tampa Bay, off Westshore and Gandy boulevards and across from St. Petersburg, Fla. The large-scale project consists of several commercial and residential developments, including Marina Pointe, which is now underway. Scott Andersen, vice president of the West Coast for BTI Partners, explains what makes this development unique and how it will act as a catalyst for additional investments in the area…

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Keir Magoulas & Visit Tampa Bay

With its mix of historic architecture and modern landmarks, a culture infused with Cuban and Spanish flavors, vibrant business districts, and beautiful waterways, Tampa is a wonderful place to work, play and unwind. Regularly ranking among the best cities in Florida, an array of unique eateries, popular shops and special events make Tampa an ideal setting for residents and tourists alike.

Hyde Park Village – Things to Do in Tampa

Tampa is constantly transforming and introducing charming new boutiques and delicious dining concepts. Hyde Park Village, situated in the heart of the historic Hyde Park neighborhood, is one of its most beloved destinations.

Restaurants in Tampa such as bartaco, On Swann, and Forbici Modern Italian offer distinctive cuisine in stylish indoor-outdoor atmospheres. Desserts are equally represented here with Sprinkles’ Gourmet cupcakes, Hyppo’s artisan popsicles, and Sorrento Sweets’ classic Italian pastries all steps away from Hyde Park Village’s iconic central square.

Soak in the sunshine and fresh air as you explore new boutiques in Tampa. Hyde Park Village’s retailers include Anthropologie, Lululemon, Madewell, Brooks Brothers, and Vineyard Vines. Stop and refuel with a fresh cup of coffee at Buddy Brew and sip and stroll at your leisure.

Hyde Park Village has continued to elevate the South Tampa shopping and dining experience, and recently opening the doors of a Clean Juice bar and a SoulCycle studio – this is the very first SoulCycle on Florida’s West Coast!

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Keir Magoulas & Visit Tampa Bay

Sparkman Wharf – New in Tampa

Located right off of Channelside Drive within the groundbreaking Water Street development lies the dynamic Sparkman Wharf. Its curated collection of acclaimed food vendors introduce unexpected tastes and experiences minutes away from your luxury condominium at Marina Pointe.

Ten restauranteurs serve up mouthwatering cuisine and sweet treats from Sparkman Wharf’s shipping containers, experimenting with new flavors and bringing their own spin on popular dishes in a relaxed outdoor waterfront setting. New restaurants in Tampa’s hip downtown dining destination include:

  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – New creamery scooping more than a dozen of its all-time, best-selling flavors , including Brambleberry Crisp, Brown Butter Almond Brittle and “seasonal surprises”
  • Free the Cork – Wine bar featuring more than 150 international wines by the bottle and 50 by the glass, complemented by internationally-inspired small plates (opening 2020)
  • JoToro – Full-service, Mexican-inspired restaurant helmed by celebrity chef Joe Isidori (coming soon)

The Wharf’s “Fermented Reality” biergarten also pours 30 different brews with a special emphasis on Florida craft beers, all overlooking a spacious open lawn with seating and plenty of room for games with friends and family!

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St. Pete Pier

The hotly anticipated $92 million St. Pete Pier is just a short drive or boat ride across Tampa Bay from Marina Pointe. Sprawling across 26 acres of land jutting out into the bay, the new pier has plenty of new culinary offerings to suit every taste – you can also do a bit of outdoor shopping and support local artisans at the Marketplace located near the entrance to the Pier.

Pack your own picnic and relax on one of the open green areas along the bayfront, where you can see the city unfold before you as you listen to live performances. If a picnic isn’t your style, enjoy a meal from one of the Pier’s four new restaurants in St. Pete, which range from the casual Driftwood Café to the elegant Teak restaurant.

Pier Teaki, a Polynesian-themed rooftop bar perfectly positioned at the tip of the Pier, is an absolute must see. The refreshing pina coladas, fresh-caught grouper sandwiches and 360° views of Tampa Bay and the downtown skyline make this bar the shining jewel of the new Pier District.

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Marina Landings

Marina Pointe’s ideal location in the heart of the Westshore Marina District puts all the luxuries and conveniences of modern living right on the doorstep. The Marina Landings town center will introduce new restaurants in Tampa and new boutiques in Tampa, all within a beautiful, coastal-inspired setting:

  • Duckweed Urban Grocery – pick up produce and fresh ingredients at this charming neighborhood grocery
  • Cru Cellars – voted Tampa’s best wine bar and shop, visit Cru Cellars for a glass or bottle of your favorite vintage or delicious charcuterie and small plates
  • Crave Spa – treat yourself to upscale nail care or a refreshing facial
  • Salon Colorbar – stop in for a haircut, blowout or other salon service
  • Sand Surf Co – shop for your next beach outing at this boutique Tampa surf shop
  • DRNK coffee + tea and QWENCH juice bar – get your caffeine fix at DRNK or dig into an açai bowl from QWENCH

Marina Pointe’s luxury Tampa condominiums introduce an unprecedented waterfront lifestyle to South Tampa, with open air shopping and dining, a private 150-slip marina, and future waterfront restaurant all a short stroll from home.

TAMPA’S ULTIMATE IN-TOWN, ON-THE-WATER LIFESTYLE

Marina Pointe’s luxury waterfront condominiums are now available in the heart of South Tampa’s walkable Westshore Marina District, where residents can visit shops, dine on the water and enjoy a state-of-the-art marina and boat slips on their doorstep. Contact us today to schedule your private or virtual presentation.

There’s a reason Tampa is one of the best places to watch 4th of July fireworks by boat. From downtown Tampa to downtown St. Petersburg, a host of waterfront destinations welcome boaters to dock and join in the star-spangled celebrations!

Situated in the heart of the new Westhore Marina District, Marina Pointe Tampa provides residents with easy access to the waterways via a state-of-the-art deepwater marina with 150 slips. These luxury condo Tampa owners will be spoiled for choice of places to watch the best Bay Area fireworks and enjoy 4th of July in Tampa.

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Tampa’s Boom By the Bay

This city-orchestrated event is by far the most fantastic way to experience fireworks in Tampa. Sail into Hillsborough Bay and the Hillsborough River to watch unforgettable firework displays light up the night along 2.5 miles of downtown waterfront.

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4th of July Fireworks, Downtown St. Pete

This city-orchestrated event is by far the most fantastic way to experience fireworks in Tampa. Sail into Hillsborough Bay and the Hillsborough River to watch unforgettable firework displays light up the night along 2.5 miles of downtown waterfront.

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Sandbar Firework Spectacular

Planning to spend Independence Day on the water? Launch an Independence Day excursion to nearby Anna Maria Island and enjoy this long-standing annual fireworks show. After a day of celebrating and swimming in turquoise blue waters, relax on your boat with a refreshing drink and watch the night sky come to life.

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Clearwater Celebrates America

A short boat ride will lead you to one of the largest Tampa Bay fireworks displays. Enjoy a day on the beach, then relax and enjoy the view from your boat as the sky lights up.

At Home on the Water

Marina Pointe is perfectly positioned for 4th of July Tampa festivities. The tower or townhome residence will feature floor-to-ceiling windows that offer stunning District and bay views as well as vibrant fireworks displays visible to anyone near the water. Whether you choose to celebrate from the comfort of your home, the resort-style pool overlooking Tampa Bay, or on the full-service marina dock, you won’t even have to leave home to experience a spectacular show.

TAMPA’S ULTIMATE IN-TOWN, ON-THE-WATER LIFESTYLE

Marina Pointe’s luxury waterfront condominiums from the mid-$700,000s are now available in the heart of the Westshore Marina District, where residents can walk to shops, dine on the water and enjoy a state-of-the-art marina and boat slips on their doorstep. Contact us today to schedule your virtual presentation or private appointment.

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Marina Pointe Tampa and the Westshore Marina District are back and better than ever, with construction activity underway and the freshly redesigned sales gallery now welcoming future residents!

The recent sales gallery design update included the creation of a new “design center” that allows buyers to preview an array of high-end finishes and designer selections firsthand, providing a glimpse into the luxury interiors of Marina Pointe’s elegant waterfront residences.

CONTEMPORARY NEW SELECTIONS

Designer Flooring
Browse a generous selection of flooring swatches – designer porcelain tiles are available throughout the kitchen, living area and baths, with plush carpeting in the bedrooms.

Kitchen - Sales Gallery Design

European-Style Kitchen Cabinetry
Step into the replica kitchen and view the sleek European-style cabinetry with full extension, soft close slides and soft close hinges. The kitchen island and countertops also reflect the waterfall edge quartz.

Premium Kitchen Appliances
Picture yourself preparing mouthwatering meals for friends and family with world-class kitchen appliances from Sub-Zero and Wolf, including a stainless steel Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, top-of-the-line Wolf induction cooktop and stainless steel hood, and a stainless steel Wolf microwave and wall-mounted oven. The large capacity Asko dishwasher will help cut-down the clean up time!

Bathroom - Sales Gallery Design

Owner’s Bath With Modern Décor
Retreat to the private owner’s bath, featuring a backlit mirror, porcelain flooring, European-style cabinetry and gleaming fixtures from Kohler and Grohe. Visitors can also slide into the large free-standing soaking tub and appreciate the spacious enclosed shower.

TAMPA’S ULTIMATE IN-TOWN, ON-THE-WATER LIFESTYLE

Marina Pointe’s luxury waterfront condominiums from the mid-$700,000s are now available in the heart of Tampa’s Westshore Marina District, where residents can walk to shops, dine on the water and enjoy a state-of-the-art marina and boat slips on their doorstep. Contact us today to schedule your virtual presentation or private appointment.