Kevin Robbins Facilitates 9-Acre Purchase in Downtown Sarasota

The assemblage of the nearly 9 acre site located in the downtown core of Sarasota is another feather in the cap for Harry E. Robbins Associates, Inc. This site is another monumental step in the redevelopment of downtown, specifically the East Main area.  The purchase by Kevin's client took place in Downtown Sarasota, and included the acquisition of the 'Chase Bank' building, situated on the southeast corner of Washington and Fruitville, and spans 6 city blocks along Fruitville, just east of East Ave. 

The following excerpt from Laura Finaldi of the 'Sarasota Herald-Tribune' recounts the details of the purchase:

[Nearly nine acres in downtown Sarasota near Payne Park and the Legacy…

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Loyd Robbins Unveils 'Robbins Business Brokerage' Division

On Monday, August 1st, 2022, Harry E. Robbins Associates, Inc. officially launched the “Robbins Business Brokerage” website. The public now has full access to the landing page detailing the objectives and the overall impact that Loyd Robbins, it’s co-founder, plans to carry out with the establishment of this exciting new branch of the firm.

Longtime partner, William “Bill” Hughes will be joining the Robbins team in these efforts to ensure a quality of Business Brokerage unmatched by the current market. Hughes has displayed throughout his extensive career his adeptness in the art of financial analysis and account review; Also, he provides a considerable history of success in SBA loan…

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Robbins' $20 million Sale Will Impact Residents and Retailers in Downtown Sarasota

Previews for Main Street

Robbins Real Estate made the news last week as the first renderings of the highly anticipated 1991 Main St development went public. The article published, both on press and online by, Your Observer’s, Louis Llovio outlined some of the changes to take place.

Space for Retailers, Space for Locals

The article details how the completed project will boast two 10-story towers with 418 luxury apartments. In regard to the retail portion, about 55,000 square feet will be allotted to the ground floor tenants, allowing between 1,500 to 22,000 leasable square feet per tenant. How will securing a lease at this location potentially boost a…

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Loyd Robbins Lands a Space for "Fox Glass and Mirror" 

2020 brought challenges that a lot of business owners could have never seen coming. For many, it meant slowed production and less time in the office. For property owners, it meant halting business altogether. The latter was all too true for the previous owner of 1915 12th St in Sarasota. The property purchased with the help of Loyd Robbins was previously used as a profitable auto repair facility business. ATA Auto Repair was looked to by South Floridians as a trusted destination for all of their “buy here, pay here” auto service needs.

In its first 20 to 30 years, the business excelled, offering rates for automobile parts that the other shops could not compete with. And through the years, ATA…

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Troy and Kevin Robbins Close Bradenton Business Park

On November 3rd, 2021, Harry E. Robbins Associates, Inc. coordinated the sale of a 56,000 sq ft. industrial business park at 4301 32nd St. W Bradenton, FL. The space, once name Lakewood Business Park, is to be called “Bradenton Business Park” under its new ownership.

Kevin Robbins and Troy Robbins worked for over two years with the owner to prep the space before it was brought to market. The final closing agreement awarded the owner $4.95 million in closing revenue. The Park is currently home to over 77 tenants conducting business ranging from salon, ­­­to medical, and even software-based services.

Bradenton Business Park features executive suites for hopeful business owners as well as flex…

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Kevin Robbins Assists Big Top Brewing Company in Big Purchase!!

On September 30th, 2021, Harry E. Robbins closed the purchase of a 3-acre parcel of land for development to the owner of Big Top Brewery. This is one of several transactions that the agents of Robbins are completing east of I-75, but this site in particular is an addition to the collection of projects emerging up on Fruitville Commons Blvd. Big Top Brewery spans across several locations in Florida. Their operations run from Gainesville to Pensacola and of course, Sarasota, FL. Sarasota’s first Big Top location is where the Robbins staff was able sit down with Mike Bisaha and learn more about some of his motivations for this new venture.

“It was time for us to expand. Out of sheer lack…

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Troy Robbins Closes Investment Property Sale to Wilde Honda!!

On October 14, 2021, Harry E. Robbins coordinated the sale of a 9,600 sq ft. industrial warehouse in Sarasota, Florida. Troy Robbins represented the seller of this $1,550,000 purchase and tracked down a commercial buyer; Wilde Honda, the automotive manufacturer won the contract to the listing amongst the competitive offers the multi-tenant flex space attracted.

“The current market was to our advantage of without a doubt. There were enough attractive offers that, really, our biggest problem was selecting the one that I thought best-suited my client”

Troy Robbins, Broker Associate at Harry E. Robbins Associates, Inc.

The seller of the space was motivated to let go of the property as…

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Harry E. Robbins Associates, Inc. bring Pickleball to the Lakewood Ranch area

Harry E. Robbins Associates, Inc. is helping bring the sport of Pickleball to the Lakewood Ranch area. Partnering with “The Pickleball Club,” Loyd Robbins facilitated the acquisition of a 2.5-acre parcel of land that would accommodate a new indoor complex to house the sport. Brian McCarthy, Development Manager and site investor, explains that he is targeting the growing demographic with this venture. In his research, he found there was a 20% increase in active pickleball players in the country in the past year (currently 4.8 million players). Ages 45 and older account for about 50% of this population and a surprising 23% consisting of those between the ages of 18 and 24.…

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Derek Robbins Closes on Webber Street and Beneva Properties in the Same Week!

On September 13th, 2021, Harry E. Robbins Associates, Inc. completed the sale of the property on 3619 Webber Street, Sarasota, FL 34232.

Derek Robbins successfully handled this transaction, facilitating the deal for both buyer and seller. This property is of a total of 3,668 s/f and has the capacity to be occupied by multiple commercial operations. It was previously utilized as such, with its ground floor accommodating retail as well as office tenants. The new owner, “Vegan Saves Lives LLC”, is excited to occupy fill the ground floor space with their new cafe business.

“This deal was great because it was mutually beneficial to both parties; our seller knew that this was…

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Harry E. Robbins Associates, Inc. Close on Palmer Ranch Parcels: 

*Site is located south of Clark Rd and covers approximately 60 square miles between the I-75 and Tamiami Trail*

Three Parcels Sold by Robbins

On September 9th, 2021, Harry E. Robbins Associates, Inc. successfully completed the sale of 3 parcels of land at Ridge Road, Palmer Ranch zoned for development. Agents, Loyd Robbins and Kevin Robbins represented KFS Holdings, LLC on this sale of  8.7-acres to KF Capital Partners for $1,330,000. KF Capital plans on developing 32 Single Family Residential Lots on the property.

“This transaction is a perfect example of the growing market incentive for owners to sell as new communities spring up around their property. Family Members of KSF Holdings originally purchased…

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