Jimmy Buffett Inspired Latitude Margaritaville Communities Expanding to Texas
Florida-based Margaritaville and Minto Communities USA announced that Latitude Margaritaville is expanding into Texas with initial sights set on the Austin, Dallas, and Houston markets.
Latitude Margaritaville communities are being developed by Minto and global lifestyle brand, Margaritaville. These adult communities, which are inspired by Buffett’s song writing, currently number three, Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach, Latitude Margaritaville Watersound near Panama City Beach and Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head, located near Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
“I am impressed by the innovative placemaking and vision of the Latitude Margaritaville brand. Locations are carefully considered and must meet specific criteria to be selected for a community, including sufficient land; a temperate climate; proximity to an airport; convenient retail and service businesses, and nearby medical offices and hospitals. Another very important factor is convenient access to outstanding leisure-time activities in the surrounding area. Dallas, Austin, and Houston definitely meet these criteria,” said Scott Rogers, Minto’s newly appointed Vice President of Acquisition and Development for Texas.
Erik Hamilton, who has more than 15 years in CRE journalism, is a former staff writer with the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Business Journal. In addition to The Times and the OCBJ, he was also a reporter and editor for Crittenden Research, The San Bernardino Sun and UPI. Erik also worked six years in CRE public relations with Los Angeles-based Hoyt Organization, where he was a Senior Account Executive. He later joined Lee & Associates where he served as the Director of Corporate Communications. There ,in addition to his work with Lee’s CEO, he managed 57 offices nationwide and provided PR, social media and media training for the offices. A graduate of UC Irvine, with a BA in history, he is an avid record collector where he continues to search for a rare Joy Division single.