The Crossings at Palm Aire Rendering


Verdex Construction has been awarded two major multifamily projects in Sarasota by developer Eastwind Development. The Crossing at Palm Aire Apartments and The Pointe at Lakewood Ranch, both designed by Forum Architecture & Interior Design Inc., are slated to begin construction this year. These will be Verdex’s fourth and fifth projects for Eastwind Development and will be managed from our Tampa office.

The Crossing at Palm Aire Apartments will consist of seven 3-story and 4-story buildings totaling 315 Class-A units on 32 acres with an environmental preserve located in the middle of the project. Amenities include a 7,400 sf, 2-story clubhouse featuring a coffee lounge, game room, co-working space, fitness center and resort-style pool. Completion is scheduled for Summer 2023.

The Pointe at Lakewood Ranch will consist of two 4-story apartment buildings totaling 160 units on 20 acres. Building 1 features 112 units and amenities including a 11,000 sf clubhouse with fitness center, salon, pet spa, group fitness/spin room, steam room, media room, game room/card lounge, library, craft room, dining area, lobby, leasing offices, pool and green space. Building 2 houses the remaining 48 units. This project will also include surface parking, two stand-alone 5-car parking garages and one 6-car parking garage with a maintenance bay. Completion is scheduled for Spring 2023.

“Sarasota is seeing lots of multifamily housing development growth and we’re pleased that Verdex’s West Coast expansion is a part of it, ” said Verdex Construction President Rex Kirby.

Verdex Construction’s most notable projects on Florida’s west coast include The Pointe on Westshore Apartments and Azalea Apartments in Tampa. Verdex is headquartered in West Palm Beach with offices in Tampa and Gainesville.

In just over seven years, Verdex has earned numerous awards and prestigious industry recognition, including being selected as a 2022 Best Places to Work, 2021 Builder of the Year by the AIA Palm Beach and a finalist for 2021 Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal.

Verdex Construction is a privately held building contractor headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL with offices in Tampa and Gainesville. Led by founder and President Rex Kirby, a 40-year veteran in the construction business, Verdex provides general contracting services to clients including preconstruction, construction management, and design-build. Verdex is committed to “Building Something Better” through exceptional service, a fundamental focus on safety and quality, and value to owners, customers and the community. For more information, visit