Keller Williams Realty St. Pete’s Commercial Real Estate Division Changes the Mood of St. Petersburg, Florida

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete’s Commercial Division Closes the Deal on Datz’s Expansion to St. Petersburg, Florida.

St. Petersburg, FL, October 28, 2017 --( KW Commercial, a division of Keller Williams Realty International (KWRI), has closed the deal on Datz’s expansion into downtown St. Petersburg at 180 Central Ave.

Datz originally opened its doors in January 2009 in Tampa. Eight years later, the transaction to expand across the bridge has closed, bringing Datz into downtown St. Petersburg. According to the company’s website, Datz is “a craft beer oasis, a bourbon lover’s paradise, a foodie wonderland filled with bacon, cheese and housemade breads.” Datz, like the Tampa Bay Area, is uniquely innovative as the company changes its menu every month and welcomes its employees’ input regarding the menu.

In the past few years the city of St. Petersburg has experienced a non-stop evolution focused on local business owners and the community. This evolution has included urban outdoor murals, craft breweries and a unique emergence of culinary experiences. The expansion of DATZ provides evidence that the economy and commercial real estate market of St. Petersburg are healthy and the quality of life in St. Petersburg is desirable.

“St. Petersburg has become known as the hidden jewel of West and Central Florida,” said Jon Wittner, commercial Realtor with Keller Williams Realty St. Pete.
KW Commercial Realtors Jake Wollman and Jon Wittner worked together to get their creative client the best deal possible, beating all other offers.

“The offer we presented on behalf of Datz helped them standout as the best option for the location,” said Jon Wittner. “Datz will be open all day, offering breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner options, bringing the highest and best possible usage of the commercial space.”

KW Commercial, the commercial real estate arm of Keller Williams Realty, the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count, is no stranger to success. The commercial team consists of the most knowledgeable, results-driven brokers backed by the most innovative and scalable technology the commercial real estate industry has to offer. The KW Commercial agents and brokers are held to the highest standard of business to exceed consumer needs.

Wittner was attracted to KW Commercial as an opportunity to be a part of something bigger within the commercial industry of Tampa Bay. Wittner and Wollman are part of a 28-person KW Commercial division, which is an arm of Keller Williams Chadwick group with offices in Seminole, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, South Tampa, Brandon, Valerico, Plant City, Apollo Beach and Sun City Center.

“I enjoy working with the Keller Williams Chadwick Group and its 1300 residential Realtors. Most business owners are also homeowners. This relationship creates a win-win for the customer and is a great referral connection for the commercial and residential Realtors,” Wittner explained.

KW Commercial has been a strong player in the redevelopment of downtown St. Petersburg, working to secure properties for restaurants, coffee shops, medical and retail offices, hotels and multi-family homes. Outside the downtown corridor, the KW Commercial division is also bringing Dr. BBQ to the Edge district, a redevelopment on 4th Street and a self-storage facility.

When a customer works with a KW Commercial broker, the customer isn’t solely working with a broker, they’re hiring a vast network of dedicated real estate professionals.

About Keller Williams Realty St. Pete
Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is the top producing brokerage by total sales volume in south Pinellas county as stated by the August 2017 Pinellas Realtor Organization report. Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is an independently owned franchise of Keller Williams Realty International. Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is the one of the largest brokerages by Realtor count in the Tampa Bay Area and does business in the commercial, luxury and residential real estate markets

For more information about our KW Commercial division or if you are a Realtor who is interested in growing your business with the number one training company in the world, please contact Rachel Sartain, managing broker at 727-894-1600 or visit the company’s website at
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