BUYER: Placida Commons LLC (principal: Phillip Casey), Tampa
SELLER: Redus Placida LLC
PROPERTY: 8195 Placida Road, Placida and 2060 Gasparilla Drive, Englewood
PRICE: $2.18 million
PREVIOUS PRICE: $17.99 million, September 2005 and $925,000, October 2006
LAW FIRM ON DEED: Broad and Cassel, Orlando
PLANS, DESCRIPTION: Phillip Casey, of Tampa, purchased a 35.2-acre multifamily parcel and a separate 0.27-acre waterfront parcel with a boat ramp and dock for $2.18 million.
The price equated to $61,319 per acre.
The Business Review was unable to contact Casey for comment.
The larger, partially cleared parcel was previously planned for development as a 418-unit condominium project. It retains many of its approvals. The previous developer lost the property to its lender Wachovia Bank, now Wells Fargo, through a foreclosure in mid-2010.
Leslie Maister and K. Reid Hotaling of Southeast Asset Specialists LLC, of Boca Raton, represented the seller.
“We have certainly seen a pick up in interest from the residential community,” Maister says. “This property would not have sold for this money six months ago. There's a dearth of good residential lots. All the low hanging fruits — entitled and partially permitted lands — have been picked thoroughly.”
Maister says the buyer likely purchased the smaller parcel, which has wet slips for up to six small boats, as a water amenity for any future development on the larger parcel.