Eric Baird Purchases Kress Building, Bringing New Opportunities to Retail Owner

The Kress Building in Sarasota County was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 by the federal government. It spans 25,000 sq. ft. and is located on a busy street in the city. See why Eric Baird, founder, and CEO of investment firm Baird Inc., celebrated the recent purchase of this spectacular structure.

Luxury Retail Experience for Shoppers

There’s a demand for luxury shopping in Sarasota, and the Art Deco masterpiece of a building will serve as the perfect place to house a number of high-end retail establishments. With multiple floors plus a rooftop deck, there’s a lot of room to attract new people to an old building.

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Eric Baird

Eric Baird founded — then known as Access USA — in Sarasota Florida in the late 90s. The company started as a mail forwarding

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