Native Realty Finalizes Lease with EggBar in Downtown West Palm Beach

Firm’s Jaime Sturgis, Kaley Tuning and Sara Dorfman represent AKA Hotel in deal with entrepreneur Roy Assad’s new concept 

Native Realty, the industry disrupting real estate brokerage, is bringing another exciting food-and-beverage concept to Palm Beach County. Firm CEO

Jaime Sturgis, Sales Director Kaley Tuning and Senior Associate Sara Dorfman represented the brand-new AKA Hotel in downtown West Palm Beach in a lease with new restaurant concept EggBar.

EggBar, led by entrepreneur and business coach Roy Assad, is set to join popular wine bar The Blind Monk at AKA Hotel. Native oversees retail and restaurant leasing at the AKA Hotel, located at 695 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach FL 33401.

The new lease with EggBar is for a 1,800-square-foot space on the hotel’s ground floor. EggBar plans to offer a full breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner menu with a robust wine selection. It operates with the mission to “elevate the egg.”

AKA Hotel is scheduled to open in December 2022. EggBar plans to open to customers in summer 2023.

“In just a few months, our team has activated the ground floor of downtown West Palm Beach’s newest hotel development with two food-and-beverage operators that guests, area residents, professionals and visitors will love,” Sturgis said. “EggBar is an exciting new concept that joins The Blind Monk, an established local favorite. Our team continues to focus on placemaking Palm Beach County neighborhoods with top-tier tenants, while also actively securing prominent investment sales assignments throughout the county.”

The 8-story AKA Hotel consists of 215 hotel rooms, with on-site parking for the retail and restaurant spaces. It benefits from proximity to Rosemary Square, City Place and the Brightline high-speed rail station connecting Palm Beach County with Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

Native recently relocated its corporate headquarters to a new Fort Lauderdale office that is double the size of its previous headquarters. The 4,000-square-foot office is located at 1926 E. Sunrise Blvd. in the city’s Victoria Park neighborhood.

About Native Realty: Founded in 2017 by pioneering Fort Lauderdale-based commercial real estate broker Jaime Sturgis, Native Realty is disrupting the real estate industry and redefining what it means to be a broker. Sturgis and his team of passionate brokers specialize in leasing and investment sales in the urban core and emerging markets in South Florida. Instead of looking at individual listings and transactions in a vacuum, Native takes a holistic approach to the urban neighborhoods the company’s brokers live, work and play in. The firm is best known for its role curating Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village neighborhood, completing more than 1 million square feet in transactions in the last few years. It is now expanding its placemaking efforts to urban core neighborhoods throughout South Florida. Native works with all types of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. Notable clients have included Coca-Cola, Integra Realty Resources, U.S.A. Parking and many more. Native is headquartered at 1926 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit