What do you get when you combine 630,000 square feet of existing specialty retail and signature restaurants, 170,000 square feet of existing Class-A office space, 625 existing and planned full and select service hotel rooms and suites, and 500 planned luxury residential units? You get a grand experience like no other. You get Grand Boulevard at Sandestin®.

Nestled amid Florida’s renowned stretch of pristine sugar-white beaches and gulf coast communities where the affluent both vacation and reside, Grand Boulevard is the premiere destination where people of discerning tastes shop, play, work and stay. With exclusive boutiques, renowned retailers and specialty shops, exquisite casual and fine dining options, and a thriving professional community, this $500 million lifestyle Town Center retail development generates a sense of excitement and demand from locals and visitors alike.


A leader in emerging trends, Howard Group continues to set the industry bar for exceptional developments in Northwest Florida. Keith Howard creates retail, luxury residential and hospitality venues that appeal to the customer, while attracting the best retailers in the nation. Superior architecture, state-of-the-art Town Center environments, and stunning landscape draw the most upscale retailers and affluent clientele. Howard Group’s attention to detail and commitment to the region has produced unparalleled growth and opportunities, and keeps Howard Group in the forefront of the industry. www.howardgrp.com. 850.837.1886.


Merchants Retail Partners (MRP) is a full-service development and acquisition investment platform owned by key members of the management team and Protective Life, a NYSE-listed, AA-rated insurance provider with a $70 billion balance sheet. Merchants’ operating platform is fully integrated and provides best-in-class underwriting/market analysis, acquisition, development, repositioning, construction management, leasing, property management and financial reporting, as well as complex debt and equity structuring capabilities. Merchants combines their market presence, stability, scale, 40+ years of experience, track record of success, and balance sheet strength of being one of the nation’s leading insurance companies with the entrepreneurial mindset and agility of a private real estate operator. The management team has more than 100 years of collective retail experience with a senior executive team each having held key positions with several of the nation’s top publicly traded retail REITs responsible for acquiring and/or developing over 20 million square feet of retail assets worth approximately $4 billion in Texas, the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.