The Native Realty CEO discussed how the city’s emerging neighborhoods, including Fourth Avenue, stand to benefit from creative new projects such as Eduardo Pelaez’s redevelopment of a church building located on the block. Sturgis represented Pelaez in his acquisition of the Fourth Avenue International Worship Center building.

In Fort Lauderdale, new restaurant-bars to rise from two historic churches

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“This link between Flagler Village and Wilton Manors, two of the city’s most popular entertainment districts, gives the street the potential to become a unique commercial and residential thoroughfare, says Jaime Sturgis, founder of Native Realty, a Fort Lauderdale real-estate firm that specializes in emerging urban neighborhoods.

“As you flow from one neighborhood to the next, they all have their own unique vibe and vision, but the idea is if we can create some continuity between all these things, you can have this cool experience, whether it be on foot or car, bike or skateboard,” Sturgis says.”

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