Capitalizing on growing demand throughout the U.S. to own a branded residence in Southwest Florida, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay has now united a powerhouse sales team beyond any other luxury development in the region. London Bay Development Group – the visionary behind the property — announced today the appointment of luxury real estate veteran George Mato as the new sales director and a partnership with Douglas Elliman Development Marketing (DEDM), to lead sales for the two-tower architectural masterpiece.
“There is incredible appetite for Southwest Florida living from all across the U.S. and world in recent years that now reaches far beyond historical trends. The enhanced sales team of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay is a response to this tremendous desire to plant roots in the region,” said Mark Wilson, CEO of London Bay Development Group. “Douglas Elliman has a notable track record and carries cachet that aligns with our brand, which is highly complementary to George’s wealth of knowledge.”
As the new sales director, Mato brings more than 30 years of experience to The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay. He has spearheaded iconic developments to unprecedented success, including multiple within The Ritz-Carlton brand, and has generated over $8 billion in sales revenue over the course of his career. Prior to joining London Bay Development Group, he served as vice president of sales at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.
To broaden The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay’s market footprint, Mato will lead the property’s sales in partnership with Douglas Elliman’s famed Eklund | Gomes Team, which is helmed by Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Listing” stars Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes. Representing a new development portfolio exceeding $87 billion, DEDM catapults The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay onto a global stage through its worldwide network and strategic international alliances.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay present a rare opportunity to live in harmony with nature, beside the unrivaled beauty of Florida’s first aquatic preserve. Spanning 30 acres, two towers will rise 22 stories along nearly a mile of waterfront. Residences are priced from $2.8 million and feature two, three and four bedrooms ranging from 2,628 to 3,885 square feet. Encompassing 224 condominiums, unobstructed sunset and coastal views are enhanced by outdoor livability, with balconies spanning up to 2,200 square feet. Adding to the allure is a backdrop of 500 acres of surrounding natural habitat.
“Southwest Florida is a burgeoning market for luxury buyers, and this development is truly a singular offering that unites elegance and hospitality of the Ritz-Carlton brand with exceptional design by Arquitectonica and Meyer Davis, all in an unmatched waterfront setting,” said Jay Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman Florida, which opened an office on the state’s southwest coast in 2021. “London Bay is highly regarded as a luxury residential market-maker and we are thrilled to be part of this transformative project.”
Totaling more than $4 billion in transactions across 13 markets last year, the Eklund | Gomes Team has consistently led Douglas Elliman in sales volume and gross commission income. With more than 80 new developments sold, the team has established itself as an esteemed partner in bringing exceptional residential projects to the market.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay will infuse unsurpassed hospitality into five acres of combined indoor and outdoor amenities – the most of any living opportunity in the marketplace. Inspiring a sense of community is the hallmark of The Ritz-Carlton’s personalized and high-touch concierge service, which will be experienced through the property’s residential team at The Experience Studio, Estero Bay. Rich amenities include a Wellness Center with fitness, yoga and Pilates, and steam and sauna, and a spa. Owners will enjoy three pools, with attendants and personal towel service, and floating-like pavilions at an expansive lagoon water feature. Bocce courts, multiple fire pits, and barbeque stations promote connections with the outdoors and friends.
Centrally located between the two towers is The Oasis, an 8,000-square-foot space that caters to leisure and memorable activities. Residents can gather at the Sunset Lounge as an evening ritual, host in the private dining room, or catch a game in the Sports & News Café. A Wine & Whiskey Room will be equipped with temperature-controlled storage, and interactive moments will be found in the card room or demonstration and catering kitchen.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay are part of the new Saltleaf coastal village underway, which will introduce direct water access with the 72-slip Saltleaf Marina next door along with a five-star restaurant. The Saltleaf Golf Preserve is also within the community, with London Bay Development delivering a brand new 18-hole championship course in late 2023, as well as a nine-hole short course thereafter.
A short drive away is the friendly town of Bonita Springs, home to dining, boutiques, and galleries, and Barefoot Beach, named one of the top 10 beaches in the U.S. Getting to The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay is easy, only 20 minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport. For more information, visit the sales gallery at 5000 Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, or www.TheResidencesEsteroBay.com.