Sarasota Happenings


The Vue and The Sarasota School of Architecture

13 May 2014 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Arts and Culture, Sarasota Happenings, Sarasota Luxury Real Estate

Last week, two of my passions melded: architecture and real estate.

The Sarasota Architecture Foundation members were invited to “Meet the Architects” of the new Vue Sarasota Bay and Westin Hotel. Dan Wolfe, partner, and Igor Reyes, lead project architect, of Coral Gables Architect firm: Nichols Brosch Worst Wolfe & Associates gave us all the insight.

Vue (1)

While Dan Wolfe introduced us to his firm and their accomplishments, Igor Reyes gave us “his heart”. To be asked to build a statement hotel and residential tower in a city with their own school of architecture was, at first, rather daunting to Igor. He reviewed and studied our very own designs and was determined to pay tribute to the Sarasota School.

The contemporary design of the Vue with its floor- to- ceiling windows, free flowing rooms and expansive terraces that create a seamless integration of interior and exterior living and will fill the units with natural light while showcasing the panoramic views of Sarasota Bay. It’s a stunning building and promises to be an vibrant place to live.

I loved it when Igor talked about the site location on the northwest corner of US 41 and Gulfstream Blvd. “All roads in Sarasota eventually lead to this site”…it’s the entry to Downtown Sarasota, as well as to the iconic Ringling Bridge leading to St. Armand’s Circle and Lido, Bird and Longboat Keys.

The Vue will be a 18 story building with 140 residential units ranging from 1,645 to 3,415 sq. ft. Each unit will have 2 car parking and private elevator foyers. Priced from $800,000 to $3.4million.

Each residence will have access to the amenities of the 250 room Westin Hotel next door including fully staffed spa, cafe, restaurant and the rooftop lounge overlooking downtown Sarasota and the Bay.

To learn more about Vue, please click here to view the website, or contact me for a personal tour.

Marcia Salkin (941) 376-6121,,

Sarasota …. on the move!

06 May 2014 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Sarasota Happenings, Sarasota Luxury Real Estate

Of course, the biggest news to the area is the soon-to -open The Mall at University Town Center off University Parkway. Salt Lake City and Sarasota are the only two cities in America building a fully enclosed mall of upscale shops and restaurants.

Luxury Real Estate Sarasota- Marcia Salkin University Town Center

What else is going on? The Downtown cityscape will soon be changing. Presently, there have been permits issued for the following Downtown projects:

One Palm Avenue, NE corner of Palm Ave at Ringling Blvd.
138 Hotel Rooms and 139 apartments

The Jewel, Main and Gulfstream
Retail and 18 luxury condos

“Q”, 1750 Ringling Blvd.
39 condos


There’s many more projects in the near permitting stages including:

Vue, 1 N. Tamiami
144 Luxury Residential units connected to 250 room Westin hotel

Hotel Sarasota, adajacent to Palm Ave. garage
200 room hotel

Embassy Suites & Spa, 202 N. Tamiami
180 room hotel adjacent to

Kimpton Hotel, Washington at Main
150 room full -service hotel with 6000 sq. ft of meeting space

Sansara, 300 S. Pineapple
17 condominiums

One88, 188 Golden Gate Point
8 luxury residences

Aqua, 280 Golden Gate Point
9 luxury residences

Sarasota is on the move! Residential sales are up locally and nationally. And, with the brutal winter of2014 experienced by our mid-West and Northeast buyers…we are expecting all of these new residences to be bought and all the new hotel rooms to be filled.

For more information on any of these projects, please feel free to contact me!

A Special Message from Salkin & Soublis

16 Apr 2013 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Sarasota Happenings


For 27 years, we have been listing and selling Sarasota real estate as Salkin & Soublis. A formidable partnership, admired and copied, built on a strong foundation of respect and trust between the two of us. Our clients always knew that they could count on either one of us at any time. Throughout the years, we have sold so many homes together. We have laughed and cried, consulted and consoled our clients as well as each other. Paulene and I have shared our adult lives together and become the closest of friends.

We started off in the Merrill Lynch Realty Gulf Gate office where we listed a log cabin somewhat off Sawyer Road. Paulene can proudly end her real estate career after selling the highest priced property over on Siesta Key.

Yes, Paulene is retiring. She has decided to spend some well-deserved quality time with her family. Instead of selling the dream…Paulene will be living it.

Our business, based on integrity and trust, will continue. Our customers and clients will still be handled with the same expert care, and I will keep listing and selling Sarasota’s finest properties.






Sarasota-a mecca of culture, beaches and education

22 Sep 2012 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Arts and Culture, Sarasota Happenings

Sarasota waterfront propertyRich in performance and visual arts, we have always thought of  Sarasota as the Cultural Capital of Florida.  And, with our miles and miles of coastline lined with the finest white sand…our beaches are incomparable.  You may be surprised that Sarasota is now being spotlighted for its higher schools of education.  Read about USF’s New College and the Ringling School of Art in a recent article by Michael Saunders.