Ave Maria


Loyola Professional Suites Rendering Ave Maria, Florida

NAPLES, FL., – May 10, 2021 –  Ave Maria Development announces that activity in the commercial real estate market has continued to grow within the eastern Collier County town. Demand for office and retail space is booming along with the master-planned community’s record-breaking new home sales. New commercial additions to the town include Loyola Professional Suites, a new flex commercial building in the Ave Maria Park of Commerce, and several new businesses in the Ave Maria Town Center.

The new Loyola Professional Suites will open in July 2021 and include 13 executive suites ranging from 120 square feet to 250 square feet. With more people moving to Ave Maria and working remotely this past year, the demand for a workspace outside the home has only increased. Located at 5072 Annunciation Circle, 2nd floor, the individual professional office suites are over 75% leased by various types of businesses including: a marketing firm, an attorney, logistics and an IT company. Amenities include a lobby, two conference rooms, open spaces, lounge seating, and a kitchen area with coffee service. Heather Grey, Principal with G2 Studios and designer of the new Loyola Suites, states, “The environment is pleasing, yet vibrant with mid-century inspired furniture, urban accents with warm woods, charcoal coated fixtures and the interior offices and rooms with glass windows and doors bring light into the space.” The modern industrial aesthetic with high ceilings, wood floors, and plenty of natural light is a perfect setting for holding meetings and conducting business.

Ave Maria Development is estimated to break ground June 1, 2021 on a single story 20,000 square-foot commercial flex building in the 17-acre Ave Maria Park of Commerce. The project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022.  Traditional retail frontage with roll-up bay doors in the back of the building will be offered which is ideal for an array of businesses desiring a multi-purpose space.  “As a result of the unprecedented growth in Ave Maria, we decided to develop a commercial flex building in town where our entrepreneurial residents are able to start or expand their businesses and prosper with the community,” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. “By offering flexible workspaces and leasing options, we plan to accommodate small businesses, start-up companies, and the expansion of existing businesses.”

The Ave Maria Town Center is seeing an influx of new locally owned businesses opening their doors and expanding their services. Several new retailers chose Ave Maria for their business as the Southwest Florida market is more and more sought after. The open-air walkable Town Center spans over 100,000 square feet and serves as the central hub of the community with over 30 merchants including restaurants, shops, and services.

Maxwell Grace carries unique home décor, gift items, seasonal merchandise, pet accessories, and custom silk floral arrangements. When Bridget Corcoran, Ave Maria resident, opened the store in December one of her goals she had in mind was to partner with smaller companies and support small stores. Maxwell Grace is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 5064 Annunciation Circle, Suite 107. Closed Sundays and Mondays. For more information, please visit www.shopmaxwellgrace.com or call 716-462-9147.

Hoja De Menta, a women’s boutique, features clothing, handmade jewelry, accessories, and home décor. Owner and fashion stylist, Reina Del Mar Torres, hand selects all the pieces in her retail store and provides styling consultations. Ms. Torres’ second new business, Ave Maria Bike Rental, offers bicycle rentals in front of her boutique for adults and children to explore the community. Located at 5052 Pope John Paul II Blvd., Suite 112, the hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Mondays. For more information, please visit www.hojadementa.shop or call 787-412-9338.

Another new retailer, So Balling Sportswear, offers sports equipment, apparel, and fitness accessories. Owners Christina Zibell and Adrien Harris, Ave Maria residents, saw a need for a local sporting goods store after starting Ave Maria Youth Sports. Located at 5064 Annunciation Circle, Suite 108, So Balling Sportswear is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.soballing.com or call 238-658-5856.

Ave Nails offers a variety of services including manicures, pedicures, gel polishes, dip acrylics, waxing, lash lift and tint, and more. Located at 5052 Pope John Paul II Blvd., Suite 110, the nail salon is open 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and Sunday by appointment only.  Ave Nails is family owned by Ave Maria residents, Danny Dang and Marie Nguyen, who bring over 20 years of experience working in nail salons. For more information, please visit Ave Nails on Facebook @avenails or call 239-658-5745.

For more information regarding commercial leasing with Ave Maria Development, please contact Cee Cee Marinelli at cmarinelli@barroncollier.com or at 239-262-2600.


Ave Maria has been named 2015-2020 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 40 Master Planned Community in the United States and its active adult community, Del Webb Naples, has been named a Top 20 Places to Retire. Located in southwest Florida, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and is zoned for all A-rated Collier County public schools.  At its build out, the town will include up to 11,000 residences, and 1.7 million square feet of retail, office, and business park uses in its 4,000 acres.  Ave Maria is located at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais Roads in Eastern Collier County.  The main entrance, on Oil Well just west of Camp Keais, leads to the Town Center. Take I-75, exit 111, follow the signs east to Ave Maria, approximately 25 minutes. For more information, please call 239-352-3903.



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