Press ReleasesPremier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Frank Lambert selected to represent proposed Vanguard Loft development
Published Thursday, October 23, 2014 Updated on Thursday, October 23, 2014

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Frank Lambert selected to represent proposed Vanguard Loft development

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Frank Lambert selected to represent proposed Vanguard Loft development
SARASOTA, Fla. (September 1, 2014) ─ Judy Green, President and CEO of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, today announced that 40-year real estate veteran Frank Lambert has been selected as the exclusive listing agent for Tetra Terra Development’s (TTD) newest upscale residential project, Vanguard Lofts.
“Frank is an experienced luxury home specialist with decades of experience and a wealth of development and market knowledge,” Green said. “Backed by the resources of our global brand, he is an excellent choice to bring the perfect buyers to this innovative new development.”
Originally from Springfield, Ohio, Lambert moved to Sarasota in 1980 and began a formal career in real estate sales while designing and building over 200 homes in Florida, and three bayfront developments in Sarasota. In addition to working with other national franchises, he has owned and operated his own real estate brokerage firm. He moved to Colorado in 2007 and obtained a broker’s license while marketing properties, building new homes and developing a 40-acre development near Telluride, CO before moving back to Sarasota full-time in 2012. He is a member of the Sarasota Association of REALTORS®, the Florida Association of REALTORS®, the Montrose Association of REALTORS®, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.
Designed by architectural firm Halflants + Pichette, the proposed Vanguard Lofts will be Sarasota’s first development designed to encompass the urban infill philosophy of walkable city environments with ample live/work areas within walking distance of shopping, fine dining and entertainment opportunities.
"Vanguard Lofts will lead the way for a huge successful transformation of the Rosemary District, while setting the standard for architectural excellence for years to come,” Lambert said. “Kevin Bryon, the developer of Vanguard Lofts and Michael Halflants, the project’s architect, are redefining what it means to live and work downtown.”
Vanguard Lofts will consists of three loft units and three garden units.
The loft units, priced from $745,000, are three-bedroom, three-bath designs with 180-degree unobstructed views of downtown Sarasota and partial views of the intercoastal waterway in 2,325 square feet under air. Including terraces, balconies and a private two-car garage, the units will include 3,503 total square feet. Features include individual balconies in each bedroom, 20-foot double height living room with floor to ceiling glass and floating wood stairway to lofts overlooking the living room below, contemporary kitchen and baths with high end fixtures and finishes, laundry room, and ample street parking. Planned amenities include a ground floor, elevator-serviced public lobby, second-floor fitness room, and third-floor conference/media room.
The garden units, priced from $530,000, will include two bedrooms plus home office and two baths in 1,468 air-conditioned square feet with unobstructed views of downtown Sarasota and partial views of the intercoastal waterway, with a 400-square-foot private courtyard entry, patio, porch, and private two-car garage in 2,280 total square feet. Features will include a landscaped private yard, elevated covered wood patio, 13-foot ceilings with floor to ceiling glass, contemporary kitchen and bath with high end fixtures and finishes, laundry room, sidewalk entry and ample street parking.
The purchase of each unit includes three hours with a designer to custom pick interior fixtures and finishes from a predetermined catalog.
Officials expect to break ground on the project by year’s end. The development is one of several planned in the next year in the Rosemary District. According to Lambert, no fewer than five new projects featuring over 500 residential units, retail and office space, dance studio, four-story theatre, and auditorium are underway to further enhance future downtown growth.
“I think there's going to be a boom there,” said area developer Mark Kauffman. “The district is so close to downtown, and so close to city amenities, it's going to grow exponentially."
The Vanguard Lofts sales office is located within The Plaza at Five Points, 50 Central Ave. For more information, contact Broker Associate Frank Lambert at 941.920.1500.
With more than 700 associates and employees in 24 locations along Florida’s Gulf Coast and in the Carolinas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty ranks 37th among the 500 largest brokers in the U.S., according to the annual Real Trends 500 survey of the top U.S. residential sellers. In 2013, the company closed more than 3,670 transactions resulting in more than $2.8 billion in sales volume. In January, President and CEO Judy Green was ranked #133 among the 200 most powerful people in U.S. residential real estate for 2013 in the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200). # # #
About Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Premier Sotheby's International Realty is led by real estate veteran Judy Green and headquartered in Naples, FL. The firm is the real estate division of The Lutgert Companies, which has operated in Southwest Florida since 1964. An affiliate of the Sotheby's International Realty® brand, which currently has more than 14,500 sales associates throughout 750 offices in 52 countries worldwide, Premier Sotheby's International Realty also benefits from an association with the storied Sotheby's auction house, established in 1744.