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Barkett Realty Places High-Profile Company on Beach Drive

Posted by sam marti on April 16, 2019
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Naples Soap Company, backed by original Shark Tank investor Kevin Harrington, plans to open a new storefront in highly sought after Downtown St. Petersburg.

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (April 15, 2019) John Barkett, MAI, founder of Barkett Realty, is pleased to announce they’ve secured a highly sought after Beach Drive storefront for their high-profile client, Naples Soap Company. Founded in 2009 by Deanna Wallin, Naples Soap Company is a retail brand of natural beauty products that have garnered the attention of entrepreneurs like Kevin Harrington, original Shark Tank investor and founder of As Seen on TV.

A longtime Tampa Bay realtor, Barkett has spent his career building relationships in business communities across the country, with over 19 years of local experience. Commercial sales agent EJ Barkett’s latest placement on Beach Drive highlights the firm’s commitment to investing in the economic development of Tampa Bay’s treasured destinations. “In early February of this year, we reached out to the Barkett Realty team because we had interest in a space they were listing in the EDGE District of Saint Petersburg,” Wallin said. “After John spoke with us to learn about our growing business needs, he was able to educate us quickly on the rapidly growing St Pete retail markets and assist in what sub-markets we should be focusing on as well as market terms so as to not miss potential opportunities. From there he brought in EJ Barkett, a Commercial Sales and Leasing agent to assist Naples Soap in negotiating to lease with Barkett Realty. The Barkett Realty team’s professionalism, attention to detail and knowledge of the commercial market in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area ensured us that we were working with the right brokerage firm.”

In 2017, Wallin and Harrington launched a new line of products that helped propel Naples Soap Company to 11 storefronts across Florida. With another location in her sights, Wallin trusted Barkett Reality to find her the best location to grow her company. “Bringing more businesses like Naples Soap Company to our growing city is something I intend to continue pursuing,” EJ Barkett said. “I have no doubt Naples Soap Company will flourish in their new space. Finding the right location for companies like theirs to Tampa Bay not only positions their product in front of a new audience, but it shows prospective companies that this is a place they want to be. That helps our city, our economy, and our future.”

Barkett Realty is a Tampa Bay based boutique full-service real estate brokerage servicing buyers, sellers and developers. Their team of accomplished brokers and agents has unique specialties and backgrounds,and shares the same commitment to providing our clients with tailored service, expert guidance and results oriented recommendations

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