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Seaward Development Joins Forces with Michael Saunders & Company for EPOCH Sales

Originally Posted by Brittany Mattie in SRQ Magazine, November 12, 2019.

Sarasota based firm, Seaward Development LLC., remains focused on developing boutique communities for homebuyers, including EPOCH, an 18-story condominium community of just 23 residences—currently under construction on Sarasota’s downtown bayfront, between South Palm and Gulfstream Avenues. EPOCH was designed by Nichols Brosch Wurst & Wolfe of Coral Gables and is being built by Gilbane Construction. In October, Florida Gulf Coast real estate agency, Michael Saunders & Company  (MS&C), was appointedthe exclusive listing broker for EPOCH, which is currently under construction. Seaward Development announced the partnership with MS&C for the final 60% of sales, just as the 5th deck was being poured on the new luxury tower.

“Joining forces with MS&C is a natural fit for us,” says Patrick DiPInto, President of Seaward Development. “Both of our firms are locally based, entrenched in luxury waterfront real estate and laser focused on delivering exceptional customer experiences. EPOCH offers an incredible location with unparalleled views of the bay, the highest level of finishes and a focus on personal service. We trust that MS&C will help spread our message around the world.”

Sales and marketing for EPOCH have been overseen by Amy Drake of Property Perspectives Group. Having spent 10 years as Division Director for MS&C New Homes & Condominiums team, Drake mentioned that working with MC&C is “like going home,” she says. “I am thrilled to be back with the best new homes team in the business and to be working again with a visionary like Michael Saunders. The company has the resources and reach like no other and the entire MS&C team speaks the language of our sophisticated buyers.”

Recently, Seaward Development held a private realtor event—hosting over 50 top realtors selling downtown luxury properties for a special Hard Hat Tour of the EPOCH tower while under construction. Gilbane Construction assisted in taking them up in two separate groups to see the bay views from the 4th level deck. “The realtors loved it since they were able to see the construction in action and get a feel for the floor plans,” says Michelle Esposito Young, vice president of operations for Seaward. “I don’t think anyone has ever hosted such an event right in the midst of construction – plus we had Polpo’s pizza truck at the construction trailer, which is always a winner.”

For sales information and appointments visit EPOCHSarasota.com or the Sales Gallery at 53 South Palm Ave. or call Amy Drake at 941-376-9346.

Firm Named Exclusive Listing Broker for 18-Story Condominium

Originally Posted in the Business Observer, November 9, 2019.

Seaward Development announced a partnership with Michael Saunders for the final 60% of sales at Epoch.

SARASOTA — Michael Saunders & Co. was named the exclusive listing broker for Epoch, an 18-story condominium tower with 23 residences under construction in downtown Sarasota between South Palm and Gulfstream avenues.

Sarasota-based Seaward Development announced the partnership with Michael Saunders for the final 60% of sales as the fifth deck was being poured on the new luxury tower.

“Joining forces with MS&C is a natural fit for us,” says Patrick DiPInto, president of Seaward Development, in a statement. “Both of our firms are locally based, entrenched in luxury waterfront real estate and laser focused on delivering exceptional customer experiences.”

Sales and marketing have been overseen by Amy Drake of Property Perspectives Group. She will continue in her role, rejoining the Michael Saunders New Homes & Condominiums team where she spent 10 years as division director, the release adds.

Epoch was designed by Nichols Brosch Wurst & Wolfe of Coral Gables. It is being built by Gilbane Construction. Residences are 3,680 to 5,650 square feet. They are priced from $3.3 million to $6.8 million and $9.5 million for the penthouse.

Seaward Development’s principals are DiPinto and David Hargreaves. Other projects include Park Residences of Lido Key and 7 One One Palm, a condo community with 16 residences expected to be completed in January 2019.

Michael Saunders & Co. is a network of 24 real estate offices with about 700 agents and 200 support team members. It is based in Sarasota.