Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort
Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club
Building value beyond the sum of our parts. Working together as one integrated team, the companies of Legendary span the spectrum of real estate value creation. By sharing our creative knowledge of development, operations, and markets, everyone benefits—investors, business partners, clients, lease holders, landlords and buyers—with better living, business environments and increased value.
REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE
Legendary Reality is one of the leading and most respected firms in its market, we are a full-service commercial real estate brokerage company. We sell and lease commercial real estate, and consult for a wide range of clients including landlords, tenants, individuals, investors and institutions. We realize the key to success in our business is the collection of relationships we build throughout the years. Our history of repeat relationships is a testament to our commitment to the interests of our clients and the communities in which we develop.
As developers of some of the most visible and most prominent modern landmarks on the Emerald Coast, Legendary’s development continues to have an enormous impact on the area’s growth. We take a collaborative approach to creating everything from world class restaurants, custom homes, distinctive resort high-rises to mixed-use festive market places.
As owners ourselves, we apply a comprehensive, proactive approach to the commercial properties we manage, integrating tenant retention strategies, onsite physical maintenance, and financial support services to maximize investment revenue. At Legendary, we believe in treating tenants as individuals with respect, courtesy, and professionalism. We view tenant concerns as challenges with achievable solutions. And we understand the importance of controlling operating expenses by competitively bidding out service contracts and repair work.
Creating memorable experiences is key to our success in establishing our competitive advantage. Our ability to deliver a guest who is engaged— one who is receptive to new ideas, brands, and vacation experiences for their particular lifestyle — will differentiate our brands and the brands that choose to partner with us. We do this with a passion in event and festival planning and execution.
As an area leader in the experiential destination vacation market, Legendary has built a stellar reputation within the hospitality industry by providing operational expertise to steer hospitality ventures, and to develop partnerships that enable guests to experience superior service.
Legendary’s consulting services are tailored to the specific needs of our clients and are designed not only to identify problems but also to implement solutions. Our experience with the multi-faceted businesses of commercial real estate development and hospitality operations allows us to efficiently offer our expertise and implement change on what ever level is needed.
WHO WE ARE
For four decades, Legendary has been at the forefront of the Emerald Coast’s growth. Legendary boasts a diverse team of executives whose multidisciplinary talent and experience ensure our projects emerge as true destinations, capable of drawing from the largest trade areas. Legendary has consistently set the benchmarks for quality and hospitality along the Emerald Coast. All told, Legendary has built, developed, leased and managed more than $100 million of projects comprising millions of square feet of retail, restaurant, resort, hotel and mixed-use space.
WHAT WE DO
Accomplished in development, property management, financing, and leasing, Legendary is a truly integrated development company. Legendary has the size, resources and relationships to execute even the largest and most complex projects, while still maintaining a level of flexibility and adaptive expertise that allows us to be responsive to an ever-changing market. Additionally, Legendary’s experience reaches deep into service related businesses including a large and varied portfolio of property management, event and festival management; restaurants, catering, marina, charters, spa, wedding, group, golf and yacht club management. While our endeavors may be diverse, each has in common an air of distinction and quality that truly sets it apart from the ordinary.
Awards and Accolades
Peter is a Graduate of the School of Hospitality management at Cornell University. For the last forty-five years he has designed, developed and built the most premier products in each market that he has worked in. That said the last forty years all of Peter’s developments have been in Destin. Peter has dedicated his entire career to being the best in hospitality.
President and CEO Legendary, LLC
In 2012 Peter was the Hotelier of the Year for the State of Florida. This award presented by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association is a prestigious distinction voted by fellow peers in the industry. Email Peter here.
COO, Legendary Hospitality
Bruce is a graduate of Florida International University’s School of Hospitality Management. He has been in the industry for forty three years, and has served as a V P of Operations and or a Chief Operations Officer for thirty two of those years. He has also owned his own company that owned and operated specialty restaurants and bars. In 2012 Bruce was the Chairman of the Board for the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. Email
COO, Legendary, LLC.
Pete is a Florida native, born and raised in Winter Park. He is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College with a degree in Business Administration. Pete spent 24 years in Banking business and was President/CEO of BankTrust until 2005. He has spent the last 9 years in real estate development and management. Email
CFO, Legendary, LLC
Tracie joined the company in 2012 with ver 20 years experience in both public accounting and private industry. Prior to Legendary, Tracie served as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for The Sterling Companies, a full service real estate development company which had over $1.5 billion in active development during this time.
Graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, AL with Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Tracie is a CPA and CGMA and is member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Email
Real Estate Development
Camilo is a Civil Engineering Graduate from Florida State University. Fluent in English and Spanish, he is also a licensed Florida real estate broker and has over 6 years of experience in the real estate & development industry. His focus is on large scale development projects. In 2014, among other 30,000 Florida State graduates, Camilo was awarded as one of the “FSU 30 Under 30” by the FSU Alumni Association.
Real Estate Development
Tom Patton, development consultant. Tom has worked closely with Regatta Bay since 1995 on land planning, permitting and product development. In addition to his contributions on Regatta Bay, Tom has been an integral part of the team for Mid-Bay Marina, Emerald Grande and HarborWalk, Destin Commons and the permitting of Turnberry Harbour. Prior to starting his consulting firm, Tom was Vice President of Development for Sandestin for seventeen years working on all aspects of the planning and development of Sandestin. Tom has served on the Walton County Planning Commission for 13 years, Chairman of the South Walton Fire District, Emerald Coast Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, Friends of Grayton State Park Board, and Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance Board. Email