J Square Developers is a full service real estate development company based in St. Petersburg which specializes in redevelopment of unique sites in Tampa Bay’s older neighborhoods for contemporary residential and retail use. Notable local projects include two retail centers on 4th Street North—the recently completed center for Trader Joes and the Vitamin Shoppe at 27th Avenue North and the revival of the historic Art Deco Brown Nash building at 16th Avenue North for three contemporary retailers in 2008. Jay Miller, President of J Square, lives in St. Petersburg and has 30+ years of experience in the development and finance of complex mixed use projects nationwide. Mr. Miller is intricately involved in all aspects of development from site layout and unit design to marketing and construction oversight.
Development Partner - Craig Sher
Craig Sher is Executive Chairman of The Sembler Company of St. Petersburg. Sembler is one of the country’s most recognized shopping center development and management firms. Its 130+ developed shopping centers throughout the Southeast are known for their creative design and environmental integrity.
Sher is a well known entity in the business and civic community of St. Petersburg and actively participates in a variety of business and civic roles in the Tampa Bay area. He was recognized by the St Petersburg Times as one of Tampa Bay’s Top 10 business leaders in 2005 and was recognized in 2006 as recipient of the “Business Executive of the Year” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Mesh Architecture is a team of creative individuals committed to innovative architecture. We strive to create work that is modern (by responding to contemporary cultural and technological conditions), social (by understanding and enhancing local communities), and sustainable (by seeking to improve quality of life while enhancing the natural environment). We believe that buildings and communities based upon these principles contribute to the purpose and dignity of human actions. Local communities include Signature Place, Snell Arcade, the 475 Condominiums, and the Charles Court Townhomes.
Created in 2009 by Linda Cox and Robyn Greenberg, two veterans of Tampa Bay marketing and design, Touché Design Studio provides residential and commercial interior design services from its St. Petersburg base. Notable projects include the 2010 Florida Orchestra Guild Designers Showcase, the resort condominiums at the Hyatt Clearwater Beach and numerous private homes. Touché’s design philosophy is simple: present the unexpected in the most artful way.
Valin Construction is a privately held construction company that provides real estate development, construction management, consulting and general contracting services throughout Florida. The VCC team has constructed and developed numerous luxury high rise condominiums and apartment communities in the Tampa Bay area, and has extensive background in all phases of the real estate development and construction process. Some of the local communities constructed by the Valin team include the Grandview, Mangrove Cay, and the Preserve at Alafia.
Marketing & Sales
The Strickland Group specializes in luxury home sales, corporate relocations, custom build projects and commercial properties in St. Petersburg and throughout Tampa Bay. Led by Bonnie Strickland and Jim DiMartino, the Strickland Group is the #1 group at RE/MAX Metro and has been inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. With over 50 years of combined experience in the real estate industry, we pride ourselves on our ethical core values and our continued successful track record in Tampa Bay residential real estate.