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Breakers affiliate pays $20 million for its portion of Palm Beach development, deed shows

DECEMBER 31, 2018

A company affiliated with The Breakers has paid a recorded $20 million for its portion of the mixed-use redevelopment project rising at the Testa family’s former property on Royal Poinciana Way in Palm Beach. The Breakers’ affiliate bought the ground floor areas of the two-story Royal Poinciana Palm Beach development from a company controlled by the project’s original developer, Palm Beach-based Frisbie Group. The deed was recorded today by the Palm Beach County Clerk…

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS: Board approves luxury townhouses at former Charley’s Crab site in Palm Beach

OCTOBER 26, 2018

A prominent site facing Midtown Beach — for years the home of Charley’s Crab restaurant — will get four luxury Mediterranean-style townhouses under a plan approved this week by the Architectural Commission. It’s been months in the making. In July, the commission gave a thumbs up to the footprint of the Frisbie Group’s speculative project at 456 S. Ocean Blvd. and endorsed two code variances needed for the townhouses… 

SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS JOURNAL: Prominent retail property owners sell Palm Beach mansion for $28M

OCTOBER 3, 2018

The Frisbie family, which owns some prominent retail space in Palm Beach, sold their waterfront mansion in the town for $28.63 million. David W. Frisbie, Richard D. Frisbie, Robert N. Frisbie and Kristine B. Frisbie sold the home at 219 Indian Road to the 219 Indian Road Land Trust, with Paul A. Krasker as trustee. It’s not clear who owns the trust. The home totals 12,000 square feet, including 9,071 square feet under air. The price per square foot under air was $3,156…

THE REAL DEAL: Frisbie sells Palm Beach home for $29M.

OCTOBER 1, 2018

Land trust purchased the waterfront estate. The Frisbie family sold a recently built waterfront estate in Palm Beach to a land trust for $28.6 million, property records show. David, Richard, Kristine and Robert Frisbie sold the waterfront mansion at 219 Indian Road to the 219 Indian Road Land Trust, which is controlled by attorney Paul Krasker. The 9,301-square-foot home was designed by Roger P. Janssen and features a pool, detached garage, outdoor living room, balconies and dock…

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS: Sale of Palm Beach home facing inlet tops $28 million

OCTOBER 1, 2018

A trust buys house completed in 2016 from Frisbie family. A two-year-old house facing the inlet at the northern tip of Palm Beach has changed hands for $28.63 million in an off-market sale, according to a deed recorded today. The house at 219 Indian Road was developed by the Frisbie Group real estate investment company and was home to one of its principals, Robert Frisbie Sr., and his wife, Kristine “Kim” Frisbie. They have moved next door into a never-lived-in house also developed by Frisbie Group. The Frisbies signed the deed of sale for No. 219 along with Robert Frisbie’s two brothers as co-owners — Richard D. Frisbie of Hobe Sound and David W. Frisbie of Palm Beach…

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS: Construction at Testa’s site in Palm Beach enters next phase

SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

Fourth scheduled large concrete pour completed last week. Now that this summer’s massive concrete pours are over, Palm Beach residents can expect to see buildings start to spring up at the historic Testa’s site. Workers are now pouring the columns for one building and laying block for another, said Cody Crowell, managing director of construction for the Frisbie Group, which is developing the site at 227 Royal Poinciana Way. “Our goal now is to make as much progress as we can before the season so when people come back they will start to see [three of the six] buildings mature,” he said last week.

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS: Three down, one concrete pour to go

AUGUST 30, 2018

The third of four large concrete pours at the historic Testa site was completed without any problems, Cody Crowell, managing director of construction for the Frisbie Group, said Wednesday. Coastal Construction, the project’s general contractor, handled the pour from the Royal Poinciana Way side of the 1.3-acre site, Crowell said…

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS: Palm Beach park designation change would clear way for townhouse development

JULY 22, 2018

Palm Beach officials are looking to change the designation of a privately owned park so a developer can convert it into a side yard for a planned townhouse. The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously supported on Tuesday town staff’s recommendation to alter the land-use designation of Kaplan Park from “recreation” to “multifamily moderate density.” The Town Council would have to make the change….

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS: More second-quarter reports out on Palm Beach real estate market

JULY 25, 2018

As noted previously in the Palm Beach Daily News, second-quarter real estate sales reports released last week painted a generally favorable picture of property transactions and values in Palm Beach, especially for condominiums. The reports were released by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the Corcoran Group, Brown Harris Stevens and Frisbie Palm Beach Real Estate. Other second-quarter reports prepared by Palm Beach real estate agencies reinforce that data. A segment of the report prepared by Linda R. Olsson Inc.details townhouses sold on the North End and in Midtown. Seven of those units sold during April, May and June...

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS: Sales reports: Palm Beach condo action more robust in second-quarter

JULY 19, 2018

Taking a broad view of the market was the report issued by Frisbie Palm Beach Real Estate, which is headed by Suzanne Frisbie, a Corcoran agent and principal of the real estate development and investment firm Frisbie Group. She also serves as president of the Palm Beach Board of Realtors. In addition to presenting second-quarter sales figures, the Frisbie report noted that real estate activity last year “evidenced a record performance for Palm Beach.” The report mentioned increases recorded in 2017 for dollar volume, number of transactions, average prices and median prices. “The first half of 2018’s data suggests a continuation of this positive direction, and barring political upheavals, a global trade war or an unforeseen event, we predict the balance of 2018 will continue its forward trend,” the report said.

SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS JOURNAL: Cover Story: Sea-level rise spurs South Florida developers to action

JULY 12, 2018

Plantation-based Coastal Risk Consulting was hired by Frisbie Group in Palm Beach to provide sea-level rise projections before it built its retail, restaurant and condo project on Royal Poinciana Way at a higher elevation than the town required, said Cody Crowell, Frisbie’s managing director. The company reviews projections for 50 years out before green-lighting plans in coastal areas. “Being on the water isn’t necessarily a risk if you are building to the highest standards,” Crowell said. “It’s when you are not building to the highest standards and the right elevations that there is a risk.” U.S. coastal flooding occurred at record levels last year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It warns that sea-level rise, driven largely by global warming, will worsen flooding in coastal areas in the coming decades...

PALM BEACH POST: Company hopes to cash in on mapping sea level rise for Florida buyers

JUNE 22,2018

From the frothy assault of the Atlantic Ocean to the placid trespass of the Lake Worth Lagoon, sea level rise is a mounting concern for South Florida property buyers who are turning to science, and private companies, for guidance.

The 3-year-old start-up Coastal Risk Consultants was co-founded by the former director of Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Environmental Studies, and has amassed an advisory board of respected atmosphere experts from the University of Miami, Pennsylvania State University and Florida International University...

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS: Notable commercial real estate sales of the Palm Beach season

May 8, 2018

Big-dollar residential sales tend to grab the most attention, but several headline-making commercial deals have taken place since the season began in October.

And a key player in three of those deals was The Frisbie Group, the real estate investment company that includes players from two Palm Beach families. Robert Frisbie and his brother, David Frisbie, are principals, as is David’s wife, real estate agent Suzanne Frisbie... 

THE REAL DEAL: Up to five townhouses may replace oceanfront restaurant in Palm Beach

April 16, 2018

The Frisbie Group plans to develop as many as five townhouses in Palm Beach on a former restaurant site the firm just bought for $26.3 million.

Palm Beach-based Frisbie Group last week bought the 1.2-acre property with 280 linear feet along the ocean, where a Charley’s Crab restaurant closed April 2...

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS - EDITOR'S PICK: Frisbie Group reveals plans for Charley’s Crab site

April 10, 2018

The Frisbie Group is working on details of its plans to develop as many as five luxury townhouses on the site of the recently shuttered Charley’s Crab restaurant, which it bought for $26.3 million late last week.

And if those plans come to fruition, the project could be poised to find a receptive audience among homebuyers in Palm Beach, where the newest oceanfront condominium on Midtown Beach is nearly a decade old...

THE REAL DEAL: Restaurant property in Palm Beach sells for about $26M

April 7, 2018

Frisbie Group says it bought the oceanfront location of the shuttered Charley’s Crab restaurant in Palm Beach for about $26 million. Charley’s Crab closed its Palm Beach location at 456 South Ocean Boulevard on Monday after operating there for 40 years.

Suzanne Frisbie, a principal of Frisbie Group, told the Palm Beach Daily News that the company may build five townhouses on the site of the restaurant and a house on an adjacent vacant lot that was part of the sale...

SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS JOURNAL: Waterfront restaurant site in Palm Beach sells for $26M

April 6, 2018

A rare waterfront restaurant site in wealthy Palm Beach was sold for $26 million.

Palm Beach-based Frisbie Group acquired the 8,967-square-foot restaurant building at 456 S. Ocean Blvd. from BCD Investors, managed by Charles Leiwant in Dunnellon. It formerly had the Charley's Crab restaurant, but there’s not currently a restaurant operating there... 

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS: Frisbie Group says it has paid $26 million for Charley’s Crab site in Palm Beach

April 6, 2018

The Frisbie Group has paid about $26 million for the oceanfront site of the just-closed Charley’s Crab restaurant in Palm Beach, according to a statement released late Thursday by the real estate investment company...

PALM BEACH RECORD: Town of Palm Beach officials hear concerns from businesses

March 2, 2018

This past Monday gave way to a Town Hall meeting of the minds involving Town of Palm Beach officials and other local businesses and associations, gathered in the effort to save and inspire new localized commerce.

Representatives from the Frisbie Group, Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach Chamber, Royal Poinciana Plaza, and several others were in attendance to form a proverbial think-tank, addressing matters the town is currently facing relative to the fast-changing business climate...

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS: Palm Beach business leaders propose changes to town officials

February 29, 2018

Strict rules and regulations for everything from signs to operating hours have given Palm Beach a reputation as a challenging place to grow a successful business.

But on Monday, town officials opened up the floor to business leaders, representing the Palm Beach Chamber, the Royal Poinciana Plaza, the Frisbie Group and others, to hear their concerns and start working toward solutions that will help merchants thrive on the island...

PALM BEACH LIFE: Two generations of Frisbie family shaping real estate in Palm Beach

February 5, 2018

It’s nearing sunset at the home of Kim and Robert Frisbie Sr. on the inlet at the northern tip of Palm Beach. And what appears to be an entire clan of Frisbies has gathered in the family room, where folding-glass doors open onto a loggia that showcases the sailboats and yachts in the distance. Assembled are three of the couple’s four adult children, plus two of their spouses. Rounding out the group are Robert’s brother and sister-in-law, David and Suzanne Frisbie, who also have a home in Palm Beach...

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS: It’s been long road from Testa’s to Frisbies’ Royal Poinciana Palm Beach

February 5, 2018

More than 10 years after the Testa family first proposed redeveloping its property at the east end of Royal Poinciana Way, a different family — the Frisbies — is redeveloping the site.

The Testas are no longer involved in the project — a Mediterranean-style mixed-use shopping, dining and condominium development named Royal Poinciana Palm Beach. It is being built on property on Royal Poinciana Way that for more than 70 years housed Testa’s Restaurant...

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS: See latest on construction at old Testa site in Palm Beach

January 31, 2018

Construction is in full swing at the old Testa site in Palm Beach.

Workers are using a roughly 80-foot-tall auger pile to drill below the water table and pour an underground mat. That concrete platform ranges from 6½ to 8 feet thick and will form the base of the foundation for a parking basement on the 1.3-acre site at 221 Royal Poinciana Way.

The platform is about 50 percent complete, and the overall project is moving on schedule, said Cody Crowell, managing director of construction for The Frisbie Group...


January 26, 2018

Palm Beach Civic Association interviews Frisbie Group's Cody Crowell on the latest construction progress on Royal Poinciana Palm Beach. 

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS: Editorial: Progress in Palm Beach — from parks to shopping — refreshing

January 21, 2018

Since the dedication of Town Square in 2016, projects in the town’s business districts have propelled the community to a new era. It’s a refreshing trend compared to just a few years ago, when some insisted that nothing should wrinkle the town’s status quo.

But change ebbs and flows with the New Year. On the heels of the opening of the $2.7 million renovated Bradley Park, business districts look spruced up and charities and the arts remain big draws for locals and visitors alike...

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS: Palm Beach Chamber breakfast focuses on Main Street’s revitalization

January 16, 2018

A roundtable discussion about revitalizing commerce on the island was the highlight of the January breakfast meeting of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Included in Tuesday’s roundtable discussion were Alexandra Patterson of Up Markets, who runs the renovated Royal Poinciana Plaza; Ned Grace of Cucina; Cody Crowell from the Frisbie Group, Roger Janssen of Dailey Janssen Architects; and former Congressman Patrick Murphy.

The group talked about the resurgence of business on the north end and plans for the future when construction is completed on Royal Poinciana Way...

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS: Key players poised for Royal Poinciana resurgence

January 13, 2018

Plaza, Frisbie Group and Cucina representatives featured in panel at chamber breakfast.

Royal Poinciana Way is quickly becoming one of the hottest spots on the island and major players for three of its biggest draws came together to talk about what the future would hold.

Representatives from the Royal Poinciana PlazaCucina and the Frisbie Group’s Royal Poinciana Palm Beach project at the former Testa’s site took part in a roundtable discussion at the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce’s monthly breakfast on Tuesday at the Kravis Center...

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS: Another new restaurant set to open soon in Palm Beach

January 01, 2018

A restaurant serving French-inspired fare is expected to open in the former Nick & Johnnie’s space on Royal Poinciana Way in mid-January — another new destination in an area undergoing a dining revival.

The restaurant, which will be called Maven, is a collaboration between Nantucket restaurateur David Silva, chef W. Scott Osif and director of operations Kevin Anderson, according to a news release from the Frisbie Group, developer of the site.

The three are known for their work at Nantucket restaurants Gallery Beach and Afterhouse. Silva also founded restaurants Lola 41 and Lola Burger, both in Nantucket. Silva’s wife, Eliza, an interior designer, designed Maven, the release said...