Lakewood Ranch, FL (July 19, 2017) - Tavistock Development Company, a diversified real estate firm based in Orlando, announced today that LA Fitness will lease 34,000 square feet within The Green at Lakewood Ranch, a new 525,000 SF, mixed-use development within Lakewood Ranch, located at the northeast corner of SR 70 and Lakewood Ranch Boulevard. Lakewood Ranch is the 3rd fastest-selling master-planned community in the U.S., according to RCLCO, one of the country’s most respected real estate advisors.

“We are pleased to welcome LA Fitness to our community,” said Kirk Boylston, President of LWR Commercial. “This area of the CORE project was master-planned as the mixed-use amenity piece to provide retail, restaurant and housing amenities, and a health club the caliber of LA Fitness is a perfect match for the character and quality of the CORE and a great addition to Lakewood Ranch.”

LA Fitness will serve as one of two major anchor tenants and is expected to open by summer of 2018, joining natural foods grocer Earth Fare announced earlier this year.
“A high-quality fitness center is an ideal ingredient to creating vibrant, mixed-use projects,” said Skipper Peek, senior vice president of commercial development for Tavistock Development Co. “We believe LA Fitness is best-in-class and a great addition to The Green and the planned four million square feet of nearby office and biotech space.”

Bill Horner, senior vice president/chief real estate officer of LA Fitness, said that they have found that around the country, having access to a high quality fitness center can be a part of a decision to locate into a new community, and is also a great place for residents to meet each other. “We also know convenience is an important component of one’s ability to stay with an exercise program,” Horner said. “The location of this club in The Green at SR70 and Lakewood Ranch Boulevard is simply perfect to maximize all these reasons to join a club.”

Located at the epicenter of Lakewood Ranch, The Green at Lakewood Ranch will feature more than two dozen high quality shops and restaurants ranging from iconic national brands to local concepts within 150,000 square feet of retail, office and restaurant spaces and 304 luxury residences. Site work began in May and is projected to open in the first quarter of 2018.

Lakewood Ranch is the 31,000-acre award-winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches and cultural assets in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is already home to more than 30,000 residents and features A-rated schools, a hospital, the Sarasota Polo Club, the 75-acre Premier Sports Campus, the Ancient Oak Gun Club, its own Main Street with theaters, shopping and dining, and more than four million square feet of commercial property.

Tavistock Development Company, LLC, is a diversified real estate firm owned by Tavistock Group, which has more than a century of experience in large-scale residential and commercial development and infrastructure construction. Tavistock has won numerous awards for it excellence in design and development including the Central Florida Chapter of NAIOP’s “Developer of the Year” award for the last two years.

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