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Bella Mare Real Estate Holdings

Bella Mare Real Estate Holdings, LLC

Bella Mare Real Estate Holdings is a real estate development firm founded by Carl and Tamara Tricoli in 2020. Tamara spent a number of years in commercial real estate and is a past board member of the Rosemary Beach Foundation. Carl is a founder and partner of Denham Capital Management LP, a global private equity firm focused on supplying the components of the global energy transition, investing in critical metals and minerals, sustainable infrastructure, and clean energy generation assets. The firm has raised numerous institutional funds totaling over $12 billion with offices in Houston, Boston, London, Toronto, and Perth. The firm implements an investment philosophy that promotes responsible environmental stewardship and socially responsible development of large projects worldwide—a philosophy that the Tricoli’s carried into their new development firm and its first community development project, Heritage Dunes. Carl and Tamara reside in Seagrove Beach, Florida.

Burwell Associates, Inc

Burwell Associates Inc., located in Grayton Beach, Florida, is a full-service architecture firm and design boutique founded by principal architect Gerald F. Burwell. The firm offers the discriminating client a level of service rarely found in today’s business climate. Burwell Associates specializes in highly customized classic homes as well as commercial projects and has been achieving and maintaining some of the highest standards of design along the Emerald Coast since its inception.

VIE Magazine

Vie is a French word that means “life” or “way of living.” VIE magazine sets itself apart as a high-gloss publication focusing on human-interest “Stories with Heart and Soul.” From Seattle to NYC with a concentration in the Southeast, VIE is known for its unique editorial approach—a broad spectrum of deep content with rich photography. The award-winning monthly magazine was founded in 2008 by husband-and-wife team Gerald and Lisa Burwell, owners of the specialty publishing and branding house known as The Idea Boutique. Learn more, subscribe, or read more stories at

Grand Bay Construction
General Contractor

After graduating with a building science degree and an MBA from Auburn University, Chris Burch cofounded Grand Bay Construction in Seagrove Beach, Florida, in 2005. The primary goal was to establish a premier residential and commercial construction firm along the Gulf Coast offering best-in-class communication and service to clients. Chris is also a cofounder and board member of World Changers Student Ministries (formally World Changers 501(c)(3)). As an advisory Board member of Third Lens Ministries, Chris plays an active role in helping to fulfill its mission to engage professionals in the construction and design industries to volunteer on humanitarian projects across the globe.

Real Estate Broker

La Florida is a boutique real estate firm comprising an elite group of experienced real estate professionals embracing “service before self.” With more than a billion dollars of real estate sales and over 40 years of experience, La Florida has an extensive history of success and has evolved into the ultimate brand for expertise, advice, and support. La Florida partners with real estate development firms to create successful communities by aligning the developer with the area’s leading architects, land planners, general contractors, marketing agencies, and attorneys for a smooth transition from conceptualization to closing. Its leaders and agents engage customers, key leaders, and the real estate brokerage community, understanding what it takes to turn a vision into reality. That’s the La Florida Difference.

Duce & Company Interiors
Interior Designer

Founded by Duce May in 2001, the firm has a simple client philosophy—unwavering dedication to provide open communication and reliable service and to build a collaborative partnership with all clients. The company provides full design services for high-end residential, retail, hospitality, and commercial interiors, as well as concept development and textile design. Duce & Company offers a full scope of services and is known for creative integrations of tradition with a twist. Duce’s combination of texture, color, and mixed medium creates high style with old-world charm and elegance.

Patrick Hodges Land Studio
Landscape Architect

Patrick Hodges Land Studio

Senior landscape architect and master planner Patrick Hodges has extensive experience in land development and professional design. He is skilled in all aspects of the trade, and his diverse professional career spans more than forty years with a proven track record of leading professional teams through the development process to successful project completion. Hodges’s design experience includes master planning for marina villages in Dubai and the master planning for a five-star beachfront resort hotel complex in Seychelles, as well as a contributing role in a Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ) design charrette for the new town of Camana Bay on Grand Cayman, to name a few.

Custom Millwork & Windows

E.F. San Juan / Weather Shield

The San Juan family’s roots in woodworking can be traced back to the mid-1900s. At that time, Eddie San Juan, father of company founder, Edward F. San Juan, was the family patriarch and a master craftsman whose skill and entrepreneurial spirit formed the basis for E. F. San Juan, Inc. Three generations later, the E. F. San Juan companies have evolved from modest facilities and equipment to a state-of-the-art facility featuring the world’s finest woodworking equipment based in Youngstown, Florida. Coupled with a highly-skilled and dedicated workforce, the company continues to set the standard for quality architectural millwork in the markets it serves. E. F. San Juan is proud to offer Weather Shield windows and doors. Weather Shield manufactures windows and doors of every style, shape, and size for both new construction and remodeling projects, including impact-rated products.

Ralph Lauren Home

Ralph Lauren Home

For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren’s reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands, and international markets. Reflecting a distinctive American perspective, RL has been an innovator in aspirational lifestyle branding, and under the direction of internationally renowned designer Ralph Lauren, it has had a considerable influence on the way people dress and the way that fashion is advertised and celebrated throughout the world. This classic design acumen extends into its many brands, including Ralph Lauren Home.

The Heritage - A VIE Legacy Show Home

The Heritage – A VIE Legacy Show Home

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