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St Joe Company moves to Panama City Beach

Nathan Cobb
nathan@waltonsun.com
The News Herald

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Land developer St. Joe Company now calls Panama City Beach home.

St. Joe, previously located in Santa Rosa Beach, recently moved to the second story of building three at Beckrich Office Park, located near the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and R Jackson Boulevard.

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According to spokesman Mike Kerrigan, the company’s relocation was part of a strategic plan to better oversee its properties. The group’s footprint stretches from about Santa Rosa beach to Tallahassee.

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“This move puts us in a more central location to several of our active developments and construction projects,” Kerrigan said.

One such development is Beckrich Office Park, which has three, two-story office buildings and covers more than 100,000 square feet.

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For Mark Sheldon, mayor of Panama City Beach, the move was a positive step toward showing residents that St. Joe is a member of the community “in many ways.

“I think it is great that the largest landowner on Panama City Beach sees the value to be part of our community, not just with developments, but with physically being located here,” Sheldon said.

Since moving more than a week ago, St. Joe has turned its former facility over to the Walton County School District, which uses it to house the Magnet Innovation Center, a STEAM high school.

“It’s kind of a win-win,” Kerrigan said. “We were very excited not to just get to relocate to Panama City Beach and be strategically closer to some of our active projects, but we found a great use for our previous headquarters.”