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Sleiman Enterprises adds first Tampa
shopping center to growing portfolio
Jacksonville-based Sleiman Enterprises acquired its first Tampa Bay area shopping center, Shoppes at Trinity Lakes at 12500 SR 54 and Community Drive in Trinity, Florida. The $18 million purchase of the shopping center further expands the company’s growing portfolio of retail centers.
“Based on the rapid residential growth surrounding Shoppes at Trinity Lakes, we see a great opportunity,” said Sleiman Enterprises partner Toney Sleiman. “We chose this center because it’s a secure long-term investment within an affluent trade area.”
Built in 2016, Shoppes at Trinity Lakes features 67,334 square feet of prime retail space with 96-percent occupancy. With Publix as the anchor, other tenants include GNC, Hair Cuttery, Heartland Dental, Mathnasium, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Nail Dior and Orangetheory Fitness.

Shoppes at Trinity Lakes is located on the outskirts of Tampa in Pasco County. The immediate area surrounding the center has a projected residential growth of 28 percent by 2020 with over 4,500 homes planned. The site covers 12.96 acres and offers 411 parking spaces. Sleiman Enterprises has the option of also building on a 3,000-square-foot area with frontage along SR 54.
“As part of our business strategy, we’re expanding the geographical area of our retail portfolio with the acquisition of Shoppes at Trinity Lakes,” said Sleiman Enterprises’ Chief Investment Officer Jonathan Heldenbrand. “Anchored by Publix, this center offers Trinity residents a convenient location to buy their goods and services.”
One of Florida’s largest privately held real estate companies, Sleiman Enterprises’ team worked with Cushman & Wakefield to close the deal. Sleiman Enterprises seeks to fill the two remaining available retail spaces without delay. For leasing information, call (904)731-8806 and see our online property brochure here.
Sleiman Enterprises begins managing Shoppes at Trinity Lakes immediately. Customers won’t experience any interruptions in their daily shopping visits and will continue to enjoy Shoppes at Trinity Lakes.
Founded in 1955, Sleiman Enterprises and continues to own and operate it in Jacksonville, Florida. The company develops and manages more than 100 shopping centers throughout Florida and Southeast Georgia. Look for Sleiman Enterprises’ green cedar tree logo on your favorite local shopping centers. Visit for more information.


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2017 Ultimate CFO: Jonathan Heldenbrand with Sleiman Enterprises

Congratulations to our Chief Investment Officer Jonathan Heldenbrand for his Ultimate CFO award! 


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It might seem that Jonathan Heldenbrand’s accomplishments – growing Sleiman Enterprises’ net operating income more than 26 percent, reducing debt expense and boosting portfolio growth – are the logical result of meticulous planning and attention to detail.

And it’s true, Heldenbrand has to spend a great deal of time pouring over the numbers in his role as Sleiman Enterprises’ chief investment officer, getting down into the nitty-gritty of the numbers.

“I probably spend the most time on individual transactions,” Heldenbrand said. “You have to get it right on the front end of a transaction. If it’s not right coming in, it’s hard to fix later.”

But what truly guides Heldenbrand’s achievements has more to do with his moral principles than his financial acumen.

“We are a smaller business, and as the chief investment officer, it is my responsibility to make all the decisions on our investment portfolio,” Heldenbrand said. “I am very aware that every decision I make affects the ownership and employees here. So, I try to stay very conscious of those decisions and how they affect other people.”

Heldenbrand spends a great deal of time doing research and relationship building to help his business’s succeed. Identifying new opportunities for Sleiman Enterprises means staying extremely active, he said.

“Today’s world is information overload, and sometimes it is hard to sort through it all. So, I have to stay extremely active to identify new business opportunities,” Heldenbrand said. “But it’s worth it. In our business, you can mathematically see if you did a good or poor job in the returns I am able to provide. As they say, ‘The proof is in the pudding.’ I get a lot of satisfaction from being able to see tangible results.”



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Sleiman Enterprises funds $172,000

Habitat for Humanity triplex in Jacksonville Beach



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – April 26, 2017 – Three Jacksonville Beach families will receive a new home this year as Sleiman Enterprises sponsors the $172,000 construction of Habitat for Humanity Beaches’ homes.


The triplex is currently in the framing stage and completion of the homes is set for September. Habitat for Humanity’s application process selected three families for the homes. The application process to live in the OceanGate neighborhood includes three criteria for homeownership: need, ability to pay and willingness to partner. Selected qualified families are approved for a 30-year zero-interest loan, provide a small down payment for their new home and will contribute volunteer hours with Habitat for Humanity to help others.


“To be able to build homes for three lucky and well-deserving families is so rewarding,” said Toney Sleiman. “We build shopping centers and retail spaces all the time, and this hits home considering I was born and raised in Jacksonville and I love our community.”


“The OceanGate neighborhood will house 70 families once it’s complete,” said Guy Cuddihee, Beaches Habitat for Humanity President and CEO. “It’s companies like Sleiman Enterprises that help make this possible. Funding and volunteers are key elements to our success.”


The triplex offers a solution for affordable housing in the Habitat for Humanity Beaches community of OceanGate neighborhood, located at 201 Mayport Road in Atlantic Beach. Habitat for Humanity Beaches division developed and has managed the OceanGate community since 2013. The community serves to create 70 affordable two- and three-unit townhouses for people who are rooted in Jacksonville Beach. OceanGate boasts a traditional neighborhood layout design with rear or alley access and main loop road encompassing a community park.


Sleiman Enterprises is one of Florida’s largest privately held real estate companies. The Sleiman family founded the company in 1955 and continues to own and operate it in Jacksonville, Florida. The company develops and manages more than 100 shopping centers throughout Florida and Southeast Georgia. Look for Sleiman Enterprises’ green cedar tree logo on your favorite local shopping centers. Visit for more information.






Sleiman Enterprises brings sushi

restaurant to The Jacksonville Landing



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 28, 2016) Sleiman Enterprises announces The Jacksonville Landing’s new Thai sushi restaurant with an anticipated grand opening date of September 1.

Lanna Thai Sushi is the sister location to Tamarind Thai, located in Jacksonville’s Five Points. It fills the previous Koja restaurant location’s 4,038 indoor square feet space. The new restaurant is hiring part- and full-time employees and signed a five year lease.

“This is a wave of progress for The Jacksonville Landing,” said Toney Sleiman. “As additional tenants enter The Jacksonville Landing, we continue to look toward the future of a thriving downtown.”

New menu items to Lanna Thai Sushi include a $7.95 lunch menu, sushi and a full bar with specialty cocktails starting at $5. Popular menu items include: pad thai noodles, panang curry beef, lab gai chicken salad and siam tofu.

“We picked The Jacksonville Landing because it’s an icon of the city and we wanted to give people visiting The Landing a great place to dine,” said Lanna Thai Sushi owner Chad Rattanachomphoo. “We focus on quality food in a unique environment. We want guests to feel like they are in Thailand.”

Interior renovations are expected to take two months. Plans include adding decorative woodwork on the walls and remodeling the bar to include a sushi station.

Guest enjoy seating inside, as well as outside on the large patio area. The patio overlooks the best views of the St. Johns River and the Landing’s main stage, which features live music on the weekends. The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner seven days a week, including late-night hours.

Sleiman Enterprises is one of Florida’s largest privately held real estate companies. The family-owned and -operated company was founded in 1995 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jacksonville Landing, located in the heart of downtown Jacksonville, adjacent to the St. Johns River, is a multi-purpose facility providing year-round dining, shopping and entertainment. Sleiman Enterprises develops and manages The Jacksonville Landing along with more than 100 other shopping centers throughout Florida and Southeast Georgia. Visit or for more information.





Sleiman Enterprises attracts first

Epic Theatres to Jacksonville


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 10, 2016) – Sleiman Enterprises welcomes Epic Theatres to Jacksonville, 8368 Merchants Way.


“The new theatre creates nearly 50 Jacksonville jobs,” said Toney Sleiman. “Epic Theatres is proud to open in Jacksonville, residents will enjoy this state-of-the-art facility. ”

 In 2013, Epic Theatres embarked on an expansion program that includes adding new theatres with more than 60 cumulative screens. The new Oakleaf theatre is Epic’s seventh location.

 Through the front doors are large digital touchscreens to purchase tickets and register reward cards. Adult beverages are available at the front lobby’s fully-stocked bar. A cafeteria-style snack bar curves around to the entrance to the movie theatres. Each theatre features oversized electric-powered recliners, cup holders, footrests and plush luxury seating. The Oakleaf location includes an XL screen that has elevator access for second level all-accessible seating.

 Epic Theatres is a privately-held motion picture theatre company founded in 2003 and based in Deltona, Florida. It currently operates 76 screens, among six Florida theaters in St. Augustine, West Volusia, Clermont, Lee Vista, Palm Coast, and one Hendersonville, NC theatre.

 Sleiman Enterprises is one of Florida's largest privately held real estate companies. The company develops and manages over 100 shopping centers throughout Florida and Southeast Georgia. Look for Sleiman Enterprises’ green cedar tree logo on your favorite local shopping centers.

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$500,000 donation from Sleiman Enterprises

saves local Faithbridge Church


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 13, 2016) – You wouldn’t be able to tell by looking at the more than 700 smiling faces from Faithbridge Church, located at 13720 McCormick Road in Jacksonville, but the church was foreclosed on in January. A black cloud of financial debt surrounded the church, but now blue skies are ahead, thanks to a local family-owned business.

Current church leadership is not responsible for the aggregated debts it now faces, and since joining the church eight years ago, Pastor Paul White has kept hope despite the immense debt. To save the church from having to close its doors, Sleiman Enterprises donated $500,000 to aid with the down payment on a new lower-rate loan.

“Toney Sleiman has a reputation of being a tough businessman, but he’s been a gift to us; he’s been our biggest advocate,” said Pastor White.

Earlier this year, Sleiman Enterprises purchased land at Kernan and McCormick, which neighbors Faithbridge Church. Shortly thereafter, Toney, Eli and Joe Sleiman learned of the dire state of the church’s financial affairs. Toney and his wife, Bonnie, attended a service and met with church leadership to see how they could assist the growing church, which provides humanitarian support locally to people in Jacksonville, as well as to many in Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti and India.

After gaining an understanding of Faithbridge’s $6 million debt and extremely high interest rate, Sleiman Enterprises’ Chief Investment Officer Jonathan Heldenbrand worked alongside the organization’s leadership to facilitate a resolution to save the church. Heldenbrand utilized his financial and real estate expertise to assist in securing new financing.

“We are so happy we could help,” Toney Sleiman said. “My brothers and I didn’t know any of these people, but once we got to know them, we wanted to help them; we know the real estate business and made sure they are okay. We look forward to seeing great things from Faithbridge Church. They help make our city of Jacksonville such a great place.”

Faithbridge Church is hosting a community gathering to celebrate. Media personnel are welcome and encouraged to attend the celebration on Sunday, May 15 at 10 a.m. Toney Sleiman is expected to speak at 10:10 a.m.

Sleiman Enterprises is one of Florida’s largest privately held real estate companies. The company develops and manages shopping centers throughout Florida and Southeast Georgia. Look for Sleiman Enterprises’ green cedar tree logo on your favorite local shopping centers. Visit for more information.



Sleiman Enterprises invests $200,000 in

Santa Monica Center 


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 3, 2016) – Sleiman Enterprises recently invested more than $200,000 in upgrades to the Santa Monica shopping center located at 5291 University Boulevard West in Jacksonville. It is among 100 shopping centers owned and managed by Sleiman Enterprises.

“As a developer, we don’t just invest in new assets,” said Eli Sleiman, a partner with Sleiman Enterprises and the visionary for this project. “We actively take the initiative to improve existing properties while building new construction across Northeast Florida.”

The upgrades precede a Save-A-Lot opening in late September in the center. This will be the grocery chain’s 11th Jacksonville location and will occupy 15,645 square feet. Sleiman Enterprises is completing both interior and exterior renovations to accommodate the new tenant.

Plans include completely remodeling the parking lot and adding landscape islands to revamp the building’s exterior appearance. The company will make dramatic changes to the layout and flow of the parking lot to accommodate additional traffic coming to the Santa Monica Center, including improving accessibility and parking for all patrons.

 Additional exterior renovations include modernizing the shopping center with fresh paint and accents. Landscape design plans include palm trees, shrubs and other plants that will enhance the aesthetics of the center.

“Instead of plowing down trees like other developers, we’re planting trees on our properties,” Sleiman said.

 Current tenants at Santa Monica Center include Baldinos, Checkers, Family Dollar, Greenberg Dental & Orthodontics, Rainbow, Sparkle Coin Laundry, T-Mobile and TLC Beauty Supply.

 Sleiman Enterprises is one of Florida's largest privately held real estate companies. The company develops and manages shopping centers throughout Florida and Southeast Georgia; look for Sleiman Enterprises’ green cedar tree logo on your favorite local shopping centers. Visit for more information.



Sleiman Enterprises bringing 4 new

stores to The Villages of Amelia Island


YULEE, Fla. (April 13, 2016) – Four stores are opening this summer at The Villages of Amelia Island, located at 463855 E. State Road 200 in the fast-growing area of Yulee.



Sleiman Enterprises is pleased to announce new tenants:



Ulta Cosmetics  -  Dunkin' Donuts  -  Mattress Firm  -  Tropical Smoothie


“Yulee and Amelia Island residents deserve great stores near them,” Sleiman Enterprises partner Toney Sleiman said. “Nassau County is growing rapidly. Opening these stores will create local jobs which will benefit the entire community.”


Sleiman Enterprises owns, develops and manages this shopping center as well as more than 100 other properties across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. The Villages of Amelia Island shopping center opened in 2012 and has more than 134,000 square feet of retail shopping space.


The Villages of Amelia Island stores mark the first location for both Tropical Smoothie and Ulta Cosmetics to open in Nassau County. It will be the fifth Northeast Florida location for the cosmetics chain, which sells a variety of beauty, skincare brands, men’s and women’s fragrances and hair care products. This Ulta Cosmetics location will include a salon.


This is Nassau County’s second Mattress Firm and its third Dunkin’ Donuts location.


These four new stores join tenants Aspen Dental, Barberitos, Eye Envy Optical & Sunglasses, Great Clips, Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts, Kohl’s, Luxy Nail Spa, Panera Bread, Publix, Ross Dress for Less, TJ Maxx and Vivia Wireless.










Jacksonville, FL



DeLand, Florida  (May 7, 2014) -  EPIC Theatres is pleased to announce the company has signed an agreement to open a new movie theatre in Jacksonville, Florida.   EPIC’s new facility will be located at 8380 Merchants Way, JacksonvilleFL 32244 in the Oakleaf Station Shopping Center.

The new Epic Theatres at Oakleaf with EPIC XL will feature 14 auditoria with upscale amenities, stadium seating, wall to wall screens, enhanced sound systems, and digital presentation in every auditorium.   In addition, Epic Theatres at Oakleaf will showcase one EPIC XL stadium auditorium with a 65’ wide curved silver screen and state-of-the-art DOLBY digital sound. 

Construction of the new facility will begin this summer with an opening in early 2015.  Kansas City based TK Architects, has been selected to design the new facility. TK Architects has also designed EPIC’s Theatres in Deltona, Clermont, St. Augustine and Palm Coast, Florida.

EPIC Theatres is a privately held motion picture exhibition company based in DeLand, Florida. EPIC currently operates 81 screens at 7 sites.  The company has embarked on an expansion program with plans to add more than 60 screens at 5 sites. 

Founded in 2003, EPIC Theatres is operated by third and fourth generation exhibitors whose family built their first theatre in 1947. Epic is dedicated to providing the ultimate movie going experience by properly exhibiting movies and events in state-of-the-art well maintained facilities. Look for new EPIC Theatres with EPIC XL opening soon in an area near you.

 To learn more about EPIC Theatres please visit,-81.834413&ll=30.193694,-81.831418&spn=0.0074,0.009645&num=1&t=h&z=17