Chet Skinner Selected as a 40 Under 40 Honoree by the Jacksonville Business Journal

Chester "Chet" Skinner serves as Vice President of Skinner Brothers Realty Co. He has been selected as a 40 Under 40 honoree by the Jacksonville Business Journal.  Timothy Gibbons, Editor in Chief of the Jacksonville Business Journal, wrote an article titled, "40 Under 40: Meet the up & comers shaping Jacksonville". He describes the requirements and attributes an honoree must have in order to be selected as shown below: 

"To be selected as a 40 Under 40 honoree requires business success, displayed leadership skills and a high level of community involvement. But those who were picked go beyond even that high bar: They also must be involved in shaping the community in which they live and work. These men and women acknowledge that they got to where they are today through the support and guidance of those who went before them. They are also united in their belief that this requires them to give back -- to mentor their colleagues, to help guide the next generation, to show by example how hard work, perseverance and dedication are important, impactful character traits."

Click HERE to take a deeper look into why Chet Skinner was selected and how he has been inspired throughout his career.


South Kitchen + Spirits Opening Location in Nocatee

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South Kitchen + Spirits is opening a second location in a dual-tenant building at the Nocatee Town Center. This location is second to the Avondale location, which opened in September 2016.

"The new restaurant, also called South Kitchen + Spirits, will have the same theme and menu as it does in Avondale, said Jason Motley, the other co-owner. He said he’s tweaked the menu some since the opening, changing 20-25 percent of it, but it’s remained focused on Southern food and craft cocktails."

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Fast-growing Pizza Chain to Open in Fast-Growing Nocatee

Pieology Pizzeria is the latest restaurant to confirm it's opening in fast-growing nocatee. The chain is going into Town Center East, a new strip center at Nocatee Town center.

Pieology Pizzeria is the latest restaurant to confirm it's opening in fast-growing nocatee. The chain is going into Town Center East, a new strip center at Nocatee Town center.

At Pieology, customers build their own pizza on house-made dough. The pizzas are then cooked in less than three minutes in a stone oven.

Technomic, a food industry research firm, recently ranked Pieology as the fast growing restasurant chain in the country. Pieology is based in California, but is spreading quickly across the country. This would be the first location in Florida.

Other tenants going into the new center are Dunkin’ Donuts, M Shack, Big Fish Yoga, Coastal Wine Market and Verizon Wireless. Opening is expected early next year.


Skinner Bros. Renovating Moultrie Square,
Including Rebuilding Publix

Skinner Bros. Realty Co. plans to redevelop Moultrie Square Shopping Center in St. Augustine, including demolition and reconstruction of the Publix supermarket. 

“The redevelopment of Moultrie Square is necessary in order to continue to serve the growth in the South St. Augustine market,” said Skinner Bros. Realty Vice President Riley Skinner in a news release.

Skinner said Wednesday the 48,500-square-foot Publix will be demolished and replaced with a 54,000-square-foot store, which will be a prototype for the Lakeland-based chain.

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New Retailers on Their Way to Nocatee Town Center

Developer Skinner Brothers Realty purchased 6.25 acres on the eastern side of Crosswater Parkway in the Town Center in December of 2014 to build Town Center East.

The center will be anchored by an 11,670-square-foot multitenant retail building. Among the tenants: Dunkin’ Donuts, the Jacksonville Beach concept Big Fish Yoga and Coastal Wine Market.

The retail building is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2016.

Dunkin donuts will occupy the northern end-cap space, big fish yoga will open its second yoga studio in the retail center, and coastal wine market will open its first location.

Dunkin donuts will occupy the northern end-cap space, big fish yoga will open its second yoga studio in the retail center, and coastal wine market will open its first location.

The remainder of Town Center East consists of three out parcels, two of which front Crosswater Parkway, the major thoroughfare that serves the Nocatee Town Center. 

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Skinner Bros., elacora Cinch Riverfront Subdivision Deal

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A new riverfront community in Northeast Florida? Nice. One in the heart of the well-established neighborhood of Mandarin? Nearly impossible, but true.

Skinner Bros. Realty Co. last year quietly scooped up several contiguous estate lots on the St. Johns River that it has now sold to national homebuilder elacora for a 21-home “boutique” subdivision.

“When you drive through it — seeing the huge live oaks, the magnolias and the 20-foot bluff — it’s hard not to get excited about a property like that,” said Chet Skinner, who put the deal together with his brother, Riley Skinner.

The Skinners picked up the first two parcels last summer, but they were long and narrow, each 100 feet wide, and they were not contiguous.

It would take a third riverfront lot and half of a fourth to make the property large enough for a new subdivision roadway bounded by lots. By winter they had them, sealing the development’s future.


Skinner Bros. Realty to Develop Boutique Subdivision on the
St. Johns River

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Skinner Bros. Realty Co. spent the year scooping up four contiguous estate lots on the St. Johns River that it has now sold for a 21-home subdivision. The company will stay on as the project's developer. 

The Bluff's at Plummers Cover will be built on a 9.42-acre parcel in Mandarin on Scott Mill Road about 300 feet north of the Interstate 295 overpass, according to documents filed with the St. Johns River Water Management District. 

A deed recorded Thursday shows Skinner Bros. sold the property to a national homebuilder elacora for $3,455,900.

Skinner Bros., traditionally known for commercial and land development, entered residential real estate when Chet Skinner, son of founder A.C. "Chip" Skinner, joined the company a few years ago.


Developer Unveils Plans for $17 Million Ice Skating Complex in Wesley Chapel


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Youth hockey players across the Tampa Bay area will no longer have a shortage of ice with the announcement Thursday of a $17 million skating complex that developers say would be the largest in Florida.

The Cypress Creek Ice and Sports Complex, to be located at Interstate 75 and State Road 56, would feature four rinks, including
one that could be converted
for lacrosse, basketball and
soccer.

"It's a great win for Pasco County; it's a win for the region," Pasco County Commission Chairman Jack Mariano said during a news conference in which developer Gordie Zimmermann unveiled site plans. He closed on the 13-acre property earlier in the day for about $2.6 million from Skinner Brothers Realty.


Skinners Drawn In By Half Finished Subdivisions

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Residential real estate crashed around the same time Chet Skinner joined the family business. 

For Skinner Bros. Realty Co., a commercial development company owned by Chet's father, Chip, it was a fortuitous turn of events.

The recession had generated scores of half-finished bank-owned subdivisions priced at a discount.

As the former director of land acquisitions and entitlements for Pulte Homes, Chet Skinner knew residential real estate.

Within two years, Skinner Bros. picked up its first residential deals. 

Today residential real estate has become a permanent arm in the business.

"We felt like we saw some opportunities with bank owned properties," Chet Skinner said. "We
could come in an get a good piece of residential real estate and diversify our portfolio. It just grew from there, and it's been very lucrative for us over the last three of four years." 

 
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