Founded in 1967 by A. Jack Solomon, The Ronto Group is a family company now managed by his son, Anthony. Over its 52-year history, the award-winning developer has established an enviable legacy that is based not only on its ability to envision new projects, but also on its capacity to bring those projects to fruition. The company has completed more than 12,000 high-rise units, 3,000 single-family homes, several shopping plazas and a hotel, and is internationally recognized for its high-rise construction and luxury development expertise.
Since expanding into Southwest Florida in the mid-1980′s, Ronto’s legacy has evolved. The Omega luxury high-rise to be built within Bonita Bay is the latest reflection of Ronto’s innovative approach. The 27-floor tower will provide the newest and largest luxury high-rise residences in Southwest Florida and will be the last high-rise built at Bonita Bay. The clean-lined tower will feature 67 residences, including four penthouses and 63 tower residences ranging from 4,825 to 5,730 total square feet, including expansive covered terraces. The tower plans provide 68 or 78-foot wide views of Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Pre-construction pricing starts at $2.150 million. One remaining penthouse priced at $6.75 million features a six-car “tandem” garage.
“We focused on creating Omega from the inside out after interviewing potential purchasers,” said Ronto Executive Vice President Anthony Solomon. “They indicated view corridors and open floor plans with flowing living areas, large owner suites and secondary bedrooms, big outdoor living areas, private garages, and readily accessible storage space were all critical. Rather than wanting to downsize, they wanted to simplify their lives without sacrificing space. Instead of designing a four unit per floor building, we took a three unit per floor approach that allowed the residences to be wider and more spacious than any of the other high-rises under construction in Southwest Florida. Tall windows and huge outdoor terraces will offer incredible water and sunset views. The size of the residences, each of which includes a private air-conditioned storage space on the same floor as the unit, plus the building’s on-property amenities and the various membership possibilities with the Bonita Bay Club, offers a high-rise lifestyle unprecedented in Southwest Florida.”
Omega is the second high-rise undertaken by Ronto at Bonita Bay. The firm completed its 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass tower late last year. Open house events showcasing seven furnished models are drawing unprecedented homebuyer traffic. The building’s remaining residences are selling quickly. Ronto has processed sales worth $171 million. Three open-concept tower residence floor plans range from 2,889 to 3,421 square feet under air. Eight floors within the luxurious tower have just one residence left. Model tours can be scheduled by calling 239.301.4940.
Ronto has also transformed downtown Naples. In December 2013, the firm announced plans for the development of Naples Square at the corner of 5th Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples. Ronto envisioned Naples Square as a walkable/bikeable community that would put downtown’s attractions at its residents’ doorsteps while bringing a sense of cohesion to downtown. Phases I and II are now completed and Phase III will be completed this spring. Just over a dozen remaining phase III residences are priced from $764,000. Ronto is accepting reservations at Quattro, the project’s fourth phase. Seven spacious floor plans range from 2,300 to 3,800 total square feet and are base-priced from $1.3 million to $2.6 million. The Quattro plans offer the largest living spaces and are some of the largest condominiums in downtown Naples while featuring 36% more total living space than the plans in the first three phases at Naples Square.
In January 2018, Ronto expanded its vision of a vibrant downtown district with the introduction of Eleven Eleven Central, a walkable/bikeable, access-controlled community under construction on Central Avenue between 10th Street and Goodlette-Frank Road. Phase I is scheduled for completion in March 2020. With its resort-style amenities and coveted location, Eleven Eleven Central will serve as an access-controlled master planned oasis in downtown Naples. The Phase I building features 62 residences showcasing five open-concept floor plans ranging from 1,407 to 2,297 square feet of total living space, including covered outdoor balconies. The remaining Phase I residences start at just $725,000.
In the early 2,000’s, TwinEagles was one of Naples’ up and coming communities. When the real estate market collapsed in late 2008, however, growth abruptly subsided. In September 2010, Ronto purchased TwinEagles and assumed the role of developer. Today, TwinEagles is on the verge of being sold out. To drive the sales success, Ronto pursued a strategy focused on creating a golf-centric lifestyle. Two championship golf courses, new amenities created by Ronto, and the introduction of diverse product choices have created one of Naples’ most compelling luxury community offerings. With its revitalization of TwinEagles completed, Ronto turned the community over to the homeowners last December.
Ronto is also creating a gated, resort-style living experience for retirees and working families with children. The strong sales performance at its gated Orange Blossom Naples community on Oil Well Road in North Naples is the result of a rare combination of new single-family homes and townhomes priced from the $200’s plus a fully-amenitized resort lifestyle. Homebuyers have also been attracted by the upcoming development of the 150-acre Big Corkscrew Island Regional Park adjacent to Orange Blossom. Plans call for a park entrance within the community.
To learn more about The Ronto Group, visit Ronto.com. Visit the Omega Sales Center at 26951 Country Club Drive within Bonita Bay from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m.