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JLL Secures New 281,276 SF Industrial Lease with Windward Design Group in  Sarasota, FL

SARASOTA, FL May 30, 2018JLL (NYSE: JLL) announces today the completion of a new 281,276-square-foot lease with Windward Design Group, a family-owned manufacturer of outdoor furniture that has operated in Manatee County for more than 25 years. The company is expanding and consolidating seven locations into one manufacturing and distribution facility at 2150 Whitfield Ave. in Sarasota, Florida.

JLL Managing Director Gary Godsey and Vice President Scott Altieri represented Windward Design Group in the lease negotiations with the property's landlord, Daylion.

"We are very pleased with our new facility, which will allow us to consolidate all our operations under one roof," said Windward Design Group President David Peace. "The building, which was originally designed for outdoor furniture manufacturing, is ideally suited to our business and meets our growth needs."

Sarasota's easy access to Interstate 75 and central location on Florida's west coast makes it a favored hub for distribution and logistics firms. The property is situated in close proximity to US 301 and the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.  

"This centrally located property is a great site for us," said Windward Executive Vice President Carrie Morales. "We're excited to be moving in this summer and be able to put to use all the property has to offer."

The property was initially built in 1967 and expanded upon in stages beginning in 1990 for outdoor furniture manufacturing. It includes approximately 18,000 square feet of office and showroom space, 200,000 square feet is manufacturing space and 65,000 square feet of the warehouse is air-conditioned.

Windward Design Group, which began as Royal Patio Manufacturing, produces over 35 collections, a full line of replacement cushions, and employs over 130 people. The family-owned company emphasizes a business culture that takes pride in manufacturing quality, stylish products and offering them at competitive prices.


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