02 May Seagate Development Group completes construction of new two-story headquarters
Seagate Development Group announced it has completed construction of its new two-story corporate headquarters at Interstate 75 and Alico Road. Strategically located between Fort Myers and Naples, the 13,000 square-foot office building fronts I-75 and features a scenic lake at the rear of the building. The office facility will also serve as the corporate headquarters of Theory Design.
Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi worked directly with Joe McHarris at Bonita Springs-based McHarris Planning & Design to create both the building’s exterior style and the interior spaces. The exterior has modern lines, oversized windows, large steel brackets and overhang canopies. It conveys a timeless sense of strength combined with modern influences, both of which reflect Seagate’s core values and stature within the luxury homebuilding and development industry. The building has been designed to complement how people work today and how they will work in the future. Collaboration areas, wireless technology, smartboards, and individual Surface Pro computers allow employees to access and share information from anywhere in the building.
As visitors enter the building, the hotel lobby-like reception area showcases dramatic reverse soffit ceilings with LED cove lighting, a stainless-steel elevator, and flooring clad in large scale concrete-like tiles. Floor to ceiling walnut finish panels with cabinetry serve as a backdrop to a custom reception desk made of marble and ebony with minimalist pendant lighting overhead. The first floor also includes three conference rooms for company and client meetings as well as a large training center and office space for Seagate’s construction team members. All offices and conference rooms have floor to ceiling glass walls and doors, modern carpeting and walnut finished cabinetry and panels. There is also a central café style kitchen and breakroom with upgraded appliances and large screen TV.
The second-floor hosts Seagate’s executive offices and the Theory Design Studio and features 11-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and glass walled offices that will provide an abundance of natural light as well as serene views of the lake. At the top of the elevator, there is a high-end lounge area with a large screen TV that feels more like a living room than an office space. This space serves as an executive reception area as well as a collaborative meeting space. A second-floor Board Room features an oversized walnut conference table, reverse soffit ceilings with walnut finished details and modern lighting, and an ebony finished wine bar. The Board Room opens to an outdoor balcony overlooking the lake. There are also collaborative workspaces, private offices, and a café style kitchen area with a coffee bar on the second floor. The design studio is equipped with oversized project tables and house a full sample library. The 2nd floor conference rooms feature large presentation screens and advanced technology.
The new office’s collaborative spaces allow Seagate’s team members to develop and share ideas, plans, and information while the private offices provide places to concentrate in a way that will promote a more creative approach to their work. The collaborative spaces also provide areas for informal client and production meetings.
Founded in early 2015, Seagate has quickly become one of Southwest Florida’s leading full-service commercial and residential development and construction and commercial property management companies and has successfully assumed a significant presence in the residential, commercial, and property management sectors in just five years. Commercial and residential real estate development and construction are provided by Seagate Development Group, a licensed Florida contractor. SW Management and Realty, LLC, a related licensed entity, provides commercial property management and brokerage services. Seagate’s development, construction, management, and brokerage services are readily available to third parties.
“From the beginning, our efforts have been focused on creating forward-thinking designs, delivering the best product, and leveraging our relationships,” said Seagate Development Group president James Nulf. “We looked at the opportunities and stayed focused on problem solving and innovation. We were excited about providing a quality product and exceptional and enjoyable customer service by customizing every commercial and residential request or approach. We recognized that product quality and customer service are attributes that cannot be stockpiled. They must be provided one customer at a time in a way that meets each customer’s unique definition of quality and service. That methodology has served us and our customers very well thus far and will continue to do so moving forward.”
Seagate is acknowledged as one of Southwest Florida’s preeminent luxury homebuilders and developers. Just one buildable home site and two furnished models remain available for purchase at Windward Isle, a gated enclave of 28 single-family luxury homes being developed by Seagate just south of Orange Blossom Drive on Airport-Pulling Road in North Naples. The community was named recipient of the prestigious 2019 Aurora Awards’ Residential Community of the Year award.
Seagate is developing Hill Tide Estates, 9.98-acre gated community on the southern tip of Boca Grande overlooking Boca Grande Pass, in concert with BCB Homes. Seagate was presented the prestigious 2019 Aurora Award for its Captiva model at Hill Tide Estates in the Best Single-Family Detached Home Over 4,000 Square Feet category. Theory Design was named recipient of an Aurora Award for the Captiva’s interior design in the Best Interior Design of a Home Priced over $2 million category.
Seagate is also developing Isola Bella, an exclusive 4.5-acre neighborhood of just 17 single-family waterfront home sites at Talis Park in North Naples that is situated adjacent to the community’s Grand Piazza that showcases the award-winning Vyne House clubhouse. One furnished model has been completed and a second model will be completed this summer.
As a Preferred Builder at Quail West, Seagate has completed and sold six grand estate homes. Two new furnished grand estate models are nearing completion. Seagate is also a Preferred Builder at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Seagate’s Sabbia model in Miromar Lakes’ Sardinia neighborhood was named recipient of the 2019 LBIA Superior Home Award. Seagate has started construction of its furnished Burrata model in Miromar Lakes’ Ancona neighborhood.
Taylor Morrison selected Seagate as the exclusive custom homebuilder at Esplanade Lake Club, a 778-acre gated resort lifestyle community being developed by Taylor Morrison that is positioned on a 352-acre lake. Custom homes by Seagate will be built on 11 of the community’s most exclusive lakefront home sites. A furnished model featuring Seagate’s Monaco floor plan has been completed. Two other models showcasing Seagate’s Genova and Santorini floor plans are under construction and
In addition to its development and model home construction activity, Seagate has completed custom end-user residences at Renaissance in Fort Myers, Miromar Lakes, and Hill Tide Estates and is building custom homes in Windward Isle and at Talis Park. Remodeling projects are underway in Estuary at Grey Oaks and Pelican Bay, Quail West, the Shadow Wood community, in Miromar Lakes, and on Boca Grande.
In November 2018, Seagate ensured the creation of design consistency throughout its brand with the formation of Theory Design, a Seagate Development Group company that designs the interiors for Seagate’s model homes, third party luxury homebuilders, and end-user clients. Award-winning interior designer Ruta Menaghlazi serves as Theory Design’s Vice President of Design, while Vice President of Design Operations Jenna Kowalczyk is responsible for all aspects of new business development and day to day business operations.
For additional information, visit SeagateDevelopmentGroup.com and TheoryDesign.com.