The Ronto Group for Rosewood Residences Lido Key
The new, ultra-luxury development on Lido Key marks Rosewood Hotels & Resorts first-ever stand-alone residential project.
(October 18, 2021) Julia DeCastro, a Sarasota-based real estate professional, has been selected as broker associate by The Ronto Group for the new Rosewood Residences Lido Key project in Sarasota. The 65-unit, ultra-luxury condominium is a joint effort of The Ronto Group, a Naples-based luxury developer, and Wheelock Street Capital, a prominent real estate investment firm. Construction will be completed in 2025; sales reservations begin in December 2021.
DeCastro has been a leader in the regional real estate community for more than 18 years. It takes a lot to impress her. But this project clearly does.
“I’ve seen some outstanding area developments over the years,” she says. “But Rosewood Residences Lido Key takes it to another level. It’s a game-changer.”
According to DeCastro, the planned development will address increased consumer demand for a luxury lifestyle with a human touch.
“Condominiums can be impersonal, and high-end condominiums are no exception,” she says. “That’s just not good enough anymore. Today’s discriminating homeowners demand the best of both worlds. They look for a residence combining the amenities, facilities, and services of an ultra-luxury resort with the intimacy and comfort of a private home. And that’s what they’ll find at Rosewood Residences Lido Key.”
They’ll find a rare blend of human artistry and nature’s beauty.
DeCastro explains that Swedroe Architecture, an award-winning, Miami-based architectural firm, will create the spatial poetry. Interior designer Lillian Wu and her creative team will bring her special magic to the living spaces. Best of all? Rosewood Residences Lido Key will come to life on 3.5 acres of unspoiled, beachfront land.
The splendor of that site is more than a passive setting for Rosewood for the brand is built around the mantra of A Sense of Place®. DeCastro notes; “It truly captures our core creative vision — design inspired by the land itself.” DeCastro says this vision has a homegrown precedent. “Sarasota’s mid-century modern architects always started with the site,” she says. “They’d carefully study the set and setting — the texture of trees and the play of light. Their materials in their buildings reflected nature’s palette. Concrete, cypress and Ocala block echoed the texture of sand, sea and sky.”
“Each residence will combine exquisite Gulf of Mexico views with unmatched amenities and services,” DeCastro adds. “The scope and ambition of Rosewood Residences Lido Key is unprecedented in our area.”
It’s easy to see why DeCastro was chosen to represent this project.
DeCastro offers seasoned expertise in multiple facets of the real estate industry, including residential sales, land sales, retail leasing, commercial leasing, and property management. Her career highlights include director-level positions with Taubman (The Mall at University Town Center) and Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty. She also served as a regional sales director for two top development companies, and was the director of leasing, marketing, and land sales for Lakewood Ranch. DeCastro also offers expertise in luxury-branded new construction condominium sales. She represented The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sarasota, and successfully sold and closed 73 condominium residences priced from $2 to $10 million and valued at $285 million in revenue. DeCastro was the recipient of the Michael Saunders & Company’s 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Top Achievement Award and was the top agent in sales volume for the company’s new homes division in 2020.
Van Osborne, Director of Sales with The Ronto Group, says that choosing DeCastro to lead its onsite sales team was an easy decision. “Julia has an insider’s knowledge of the Sarasota community, clear-eyed insight into regional real estate trends, and her talent, drive and experience are second to none.”
Osborne adds that DeCastro is also proficient in formulating strategies based on current market and competitive realities, and adept at handling all phases of a project—from pre-launch to ongoing sales.
“Julia is laser-focused on setting and achieving goals,” says Osborne. “She’s unmatched at building meaningful relationships with high-net-worth prospects, buyers and brokers and project principals. Julia’s earned a reputation for integrity, dedication, and a commitment to success. We couldn’t have chosen anyone more perfect for this role.”
For more information about this sales and marketing for this project, contact Julia DeCastro at 941-812-5176 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Rosewood Residences Lido Key, visit www.residenceslidokey.com.
About Rosewood Residences
Rosewood Residences offers a distinct opportunity for villa, estate home and fine apartment ownership or rental in the most sought-after destinations operated by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, an ultra-luxury hotel management company that operates an exceptional and expanding collection of unique properties worldwide. Rosewood Residences caters to the cultivated tastes of global citizens who crave a lifestyle of authenticity fused with modern luxury. Combining exclusive and state-of-the-art amenities and facilities with elevated and intuitive service, as well as the utmost in discretion, privacy and privilege, the extraordinary accommodations deliver a seamless residential experience for owners and guests. For more information: https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/residences.
About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 26 one-of-a-kind luxury hotels, resorts and residences in 15 countries, with 26 new properties under development. Each Rosewood property embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities. The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood Hong Kong. For those who wish to stay a little longer, Rosewood Residences offer a distinct opportunity for ownership or rent in extraordinary destinations within the brand’s wide-ranging portfolio. For more information: rosewoodhotels.com. Connect with us: Facebook Twitter Instagram WeChat @RosewoodHotels.
About The Ronto Group
Since 1967, The Ronto Group has been perfecting their skills in real estate development through the creation of residential and commercial projects worldwide. For over thirty years, Ronto has been developing in the Southwest Florida market, creating communities that celebrate the area’s irresistible appeal, from Marco Island and Naples to Sarasota and Tampa. The Company has built a solid reputation for imaginative vision, steadfast integrity and reliable performance. Headquartered in Naples, Ronto’s expertise in condominium and land development has been recognized internationally for communities that are lasting examples of the luxury lifestyle, thoughtful planning and dedicated craftsmanship. The Company has also received numerous awards from the southwest Florida homebuilding industry for superior design and craftsmanship. The Ronto Group’s expertise and attention to detail is evident in each of their projects. Visit www.Ronto.com.
About Wheelock Street Capital
Wheelock Street Capital (https://wheelockst.com/) was formed in 2008 by Rick Kleeman and Jonathan Paul, two veteran real estate private equity investors, each with 30 years of broad real estate transaction experience across all major asset classes. Wheelock has raised over $4 billion in capital commitments from well-known institutional investors and focuses on real estate investment opportunities throughout the United States, in both public and private markets. Wheelock is currently deploying its sixth fund in its value-added series, Wheelock Street Real Estate Fund VI and its first perpetual life fund, Wheelock Street Long Term Value Fund. The Long Term Value Fund targets high-quality, cash-flowing assets with stable, yet attractive risk-adjusted returns over a 5-15 year investment horizon. The firm may invest directly or with high quality joint venture partners through a variety of capital structures and transaction types, including acquisitions, restructurings, and recapitalizations. Wheelock’s investment team benefits from extensive experience from top-tier institutional investment firms and highly regarded real estate operating companies and has produced a 10-year track record of demonstrated and consistent outperformance over industry benchmarks.