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Commercial Real Estate Investment Opportunity in Sarasota Area

Posted: November 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Investor Visas | Tags: , | No Comments »

A new commercial real estate investment opportunity in Sarasota could help an immigrant investor qualify for an EB-5, according to brokers from Ian Black Real Estate.  From their sales prospectus:

OFFERED FOR SALE – Corporate Campus, located on 7.52 acres in southern Manatee County, just north of the Sarasota/Manatee County Line, has all the amenities ideal for a corporate headquarters, technical institute, research and development facility or corporate training venue.  The Campus offers 170’ of frontage on 15th Street East and is located between Whitfield Avenue and Talevast Road, half mile northeast of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), universities, major industrial facilities, and accessed via a network of state and interstate highways, this well-maintained facility includes:

Administration Complex – 2 story, 18,400 SF structure with full height atrium, elevator, combination of private/executive offices with 9 ft. ceilings, open areas with glass and partition walls. The building is wired with Cat 3 and 5, cross hubbed redundancy built in between floors and grounded data circuits, motion detectors and beam security system, 3 phase electric.

Conference/Research & Development/Training Center – The one-story 8,127 SF structure houses offices, 3 classrooms, a conference room, training area, student break room, warehouse storage and small research & development lab.

Guest and Manager’s Quarters – The Campus includes residential quarters with potential for future expansion.  Comprised of one 5-BR house with commercial kitchen and dining area, one 1-BR cottage, one 2-BR house, and one 4-BR house, the added value for student or employee housing is rare.

Industrial Warehouse – A 15,000 SF warehouse/manufacturing building is located adjacent to the Administrative Complex and Conference/R&D/Training Center. Consisting of 11,640 SF on the first floor with a 3,420 SF mezzanine, the coated steel frame building includes 3-phase electric, offices, rest rooms, 2 loading docks and 5 overhead doors.  Ceiling height at the apex is approximately 18′.

Maintenance Workshop with Garage – A 1,582 SF building provides ample space for a metal, mechanical or woodworking shop and features a separate garage for 2 vehicles.


  • Price: $2,750,000
  • Land Size: 7.52 Acres
  • Estimated Square Feet: 50,169
  • Parcel IDs: Multiple
  • Zoning: Multiple
  • County: Manatee
  • Taxes: (2012) $38,611.45

For more questions on the commercial property, please download the full prospectus (BioTech Way Commercial Investment Opportunity) or contact Jag Grewal or Cindy Jean (941-906-8688) at Ian Black Real Estate.

To learn more about how to use commercial real estate to qualify for an investor visa, please see the following video of Chris Jaensch speaking on the issue or contact the attorneys at Jaensch Immigration Law Firm (941) 366-9841.

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Chris Jaensch

Attorney P. Christopher Jaensch received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1992 and a Juris Doctor degree in 1995 from the University of Florida. While at UF, he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa Society and Florida Blue Key, the oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary in the state of Florida.

Mr. Jaensch is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Sarasota Bar Association. He has served as President of the Sarasota-Manatee International Trade Club and served as Regional Vice Chair, Tampa Bay, for the Central Florida Chapter of AILA. He was a member of City of Sarasota Charter Review Committee and has been active in several local organizations, including the influential Laurel Park Neighborhood Association in downtown Sarasota.

Mr. Jaensch has over 18 years of experience in the field of immigration and nationality law and focuses his practice on four primary categories (a) investors and entrepreneurs, (b) business executives, managers and professionals, (c) amateur and professional athletes and coaches and (d) performing artists and immigrants with extraordinary ability.

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