Barkett Realty Selected to Market Vantage Lofts Commercial Space

June 11, 2019
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DevMar Development entrusts Vantage Lofts commercial space to local Real Estate brokerage

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (May 29, 2019) John Barkett, MAI, founder of Barkett Realty, alongside EJ Barkett and team, is pleased to announce they have been selected to market the highly sought after commercial space opening up in the new Vantage Lofts by DevMar Developments. Vantage Lofts, which is an 11-story mixed use development comprising 211 modern luxury loft residences with ground floor retail, will reach completion at the end of this year.

With 7,500 square feet of retail space, Barkett Realty adds Vantage Lofts to their list of impressive commercial and mixed use developments in the sought after area in the EDGE District within the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg.

“Having this significant opportunity to lease one of the premier luxury developments entrusted to our team is an exciting adventure,”  John Barkett expresses.  “With St. Pete exploding in development and new businesses creating jobs across town, I’m proud that we’ve landed this development that is truly at the center of it all. Vantage Lofts will be a tremendous addition to the Edge District, and we’re excited to be a continued part of the growth, while assisting in building this district. ”

Vantage Lofts will offer unparalleled retail space for its residents and surrounding community to enjoy without ever leaving their building. By design, the space can easily accommodate a state-of-the-art, full service restaurant as well as a multitude of retail uses. Situated at a major lit intersection and in close proximity to Tropicana Field, it’s premier location just off I-275  provides direct access to the many employment centers, shops, restaurants, world class beaches and waterfront parks. The site is conveniently located within walking distance to the heart of the Edge District (boasting a walk score of 98) and the Grand Central District.

DevMar Development specializes in multi-family residential and loft developments in urban settings, and has consistently received accolades for their development expertise and banding of successful luxury projects. DevMar has established a well-deserved reputation for delivering projects with exceptional vision and economic returns. They currently have developments in St. Petersburg and Ft. Myers, FL, as well as Ann Arbor, Milford, and Royal Oak, Michigan.

“Working with developers like DevMar provides a unique opportunity to play a role in a completely new living concept for St. Petersburg,”  EJ Barkett said.  “Vantage Lofts will provide an entirely new style of living, including unmatched retail concepts quite literally at residents’ fingertips. We look forward to placing innovative retail and restaurant businesses in St. Pete’s latest, cutting-edge, luxury high-rise that will provide synergy to the budding district.


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. Barkett Realty is considered a curator of retail concepts within districts rather than a mere leasing specialist.

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