Jaime Sturgis Discusses Adaptive Reuse Trends in SF Business Journal Feature

Native Realty CEO involved in successful reimagining of former Flagler Village church

The Native Realty CEO spoke with SFBJ real estate reporter Brian Bandell about creative examples of adaptive reuse in South Florida, such as the reuse of the former First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Lauderdale into a restaurant and event space operated by prominent restaurateur David Cardaci. Sturgis brokered the lease for the Flagler Village space and has been involved in the repositioning.

REAL ESTATE REIMAGINED Adaptive reuse now a strong alternative to ground-up construction

Adaptive reuse has gained steam in South Florida because it’s a land-constrained market without many vacant properties, there’s a labor shortage for big construction jobs, and working with municipalities for ground-up construction permits is often a lengthy process, said Jaime Sturgis, CEO of Fort Lauderdale-based Native Realty. He has led numerous adaptive reuse projects in the Flagler Village neighborhood. Many of the best adaptive reuse opportunities are in industrial buildings near the urban core, especially in walkable areas.

“People like to have warm spaces where they feel connected to the building,” Sturgis said. “Not everybody wants an institutional corporate setting. They want more natural settings and something that feels more like home.”

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