Buyer to construct 102-unit hotel on University Parkway, midway between Sarasota and Bradenton

Sarasota, Fla. (April 8, 2019) – The SVN Commercial Advisory Group successfully managed the $1.5 million sale of land that will be the site of a large hotel in Sarasota. Part of a planned town center, the more than 3 acres is adjacent to a 14-acre parcel that the SVN Commercial Advisory Group sold in January for $7.68 million.

University Groves Development, LLC, was the seller of the property at 2590 University Parkway in Sarasota. The buyer, Quest Development Co., plans to build a Staybridge Suites hotel with 102 units on the land.

“The Staybridge hotel completes the final phase of the Town Center of University Groves Development,” said Mike Migone, CCIM, senior investment advisor, SVN Commercial Advisory Group, and member of the SVN Florida Multifamily and SVN Land Alliance teams. “This property is a high-profile location with limited competition for an extended-stay hotel, which makes it ideal for this purpose.”

Construction of the hotel will take place simultaneously with that of two other major projects in the town center. The Harrison Residences is a 240-unit apartment community by LIV Development, and The Alloro at University Groves is a 183-unit senior rental community by The United Group of Companies, Inc.

Properties in the town center are part of a planned community, located conveniently between Bradenton and Sarasota.

The SVN Florida Multifamily team and the SVN Florida Land Alliance are composed of select groups of experienced commercial real estate advisors. In addition to traditional commercial brokerage, these advisors provide the entire spectrum of acquisition, market positioning and disposition services for these specialized offerings. Founded in the spirit of collaboration, the teams are able to provide a single point of contact relationship for clients interested in any multifamily or land asset in Florida.

SVN is the only commercial real estate company that markets all of its properties to the entire brokerage and investment community. SVN advisors share commission fees with cooperating brokers to close more deals in less time and at the right value for clients. This open, transparent and collaborative approach to real estate is the SVN difference.

About SVN

SVN, a commercial real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Boston, is one of the industry’s most recognized and powerful brands based on the annual Lipsey Top Brand Survey and Commercial Property Executive Magazine. With more than 200 locations in 500 markets, SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors provide sales, leasing and property management services to clients worldwide. The Florida team consists of more than 100 advisors serving locations across the state.


Mike Migone, CCIM, senior investment advisor, SVN Commercial Advisory Group / 941-812-7437 / [email protected]

Ken Zeszutko, Z Corp PR, 321-213-1818 / [email protected]