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Aventon Clearwater apartments Clearwater FL Innovations Design Group apartment development

FCP, Aventon Forge JV on Clearwater Apartments

FCP and Aventon Companies formed a joint venture for the development of Aventon Clearwater Apartments in Clearwater, FL. The 396-unit, Class A multifamily community will feature three-story buildings on U.S. Highway 19, and convenient access to major employment centers, retail, and nearby Gulf Coast beaches.  

“Aventon Clearwater is an outstanding opportunity for FCP to invest in our first joint venture with the Aventon Companies, a highly respected apartment developer,” said FCP’s Bruce Gago, who heads the firm’s Florida office as VP—acquisitions. “We believe this new ground-up multifamily development comes at a critical time to help alleviate the general housing shortage.” 

The property is situated within a mile of Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Publix, and other retail amenities. It’s also nearby employment center in Pinellas County, including BayCare Health Systems, Mease Countryside Hospital, Morton Plant Hospital, the Lockheed Martin Tactical Facility, and Tech Data Corporation. 

Rendering courtesy of Innovations Design Group.  


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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