SARASOTA, Fla. (March 19, 2019) – The REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) selected Halfacre Construction Company, a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, to build a new facility located in Downtown Bradenton.
Halfacre Construction Company is currently working with RASM and the design team to finalize the building, landscaping and construction options for the project. The building will become the second RASM member facility, serving REALTOR® members and the business community in the region. In 2015, Halfacre Construction Company built RASM’s Sarasota site at 2320 Cattlemen Road.
Designed by Fawley Bryant Architecture, the 7,400-square-foot structure will house offices, meeting rooms and conference facilities. The building will also feature an outdoor meeting area – complete with brick pavers and large aluminum storefront windows. Halfacre Construction Company will supervise the site work and install the landscaping and hardscapes once construction commences.
“We are extremely pleased to be working with the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota Manatee once again for this new project,” said Jack Cox, president of Halfacre Construction Company. “Similar to the Sarasota location that we partnered on in 2015, our team will aim to create another state-of-the-art facility in Bradenton with functionality and modern design for its members to enjoy for years to come.”
After the merger of the Sarasota Association of REALTORS® and the Manatee Association of REALTORS® in 2015, a Facilities Task Force was formed to evaluate the existing location in Manatee County. The Board of Directors voted to sell the former location in Lakewood Ranch and build a new building closer to the City of Bradenton. The Facilities Task Force is chaired by Roger Piro, a REALTOR® with RE/MAX Alliance Group.
“We are very excited about the new state-of-the-art building,” said Piro. “The Riverwalk location will be a very convenient for our membership. This has been a long time coming for our Anna Maria, Palmetto, Parrish and Bradenton members, and we look forward to future community events in the space and the educational opportunities that we will be able to offer locally to our members.”
Located on 3rd Avenue West, between 9th and 7th street, the Downtown Bradenton location provides increased connections between the Association, its members and the local business community.
“We are proud to be part of a growing business community in Downtown Bradenton,” said Amy Worth, 2019 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee. “This location strengthens our presence in Manatee County as we continue to fight for private property rights and the dream of home ownership.”