Jean Francois Roy is the founder and president of Ocean Land Investments, Inc. Founded in 1990, Ocean Land Investments acquires and thoughtfully develops prime waterfront property, providing luxury residences and improving the overall aesthetic of previously underutilized sites.
With more than four decades of entrepreneurial experience, Mr. Roy first achieved success developing Canada’s third largest portfolio of retirement homes and senior care facilities. He moved to South Florida from his native Quebec in the late 1980s, and soon founded Ocean Land Investments’ unsurpassed reputation with the vision to elevate and fulfill the potential of waterfront properties.
Having developed numerous luxury condominium projects throughout his career, Mr. Roy continues to play an instrumental role in bringing developments to fruition. Under Mr. Roy’s leadership, Ocean Land Investments acquires approvals for redevelopment and provides the equity needed for builders to obtain construction loans. The company’s long-term investment approach and collaboration with premier builders and sales teams have led to an enviable record of success. Ocean Land Investment’s unsurpassed reputation for integrity is bolstered by Mr. Roy’s commitment to building lasting relationships with property owners, neighbors and civic leaders.
Ocean Land Investments has strategically purchased waterfront property throughout South Florida, redeveloping land along the state’s east coast with modern condominium towers. The company’s past projects include 2080 Ocean Drive in Hallandale Beach; Aquazul in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea; Trump Hollywood in Hollywood Beach; The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Singer Island, Palm Beach; and Lake Place Condominiums in West Palm Beach; among others.
Today, Ocean Land Investments is revitalizing waterfront property in the East Las Olas Isles of Fort Lauderdale with the development of luxury condominium projects. Situated on Hendricks Isle and Isle of Venice just off of Las Olas Boulevard, the contemporary developments will introduce modern architecture and upscale amenities to complement the isles’ natural beauty and waterfront lifestyle. Low-rise condominium tower AquaVita opened in 2015, AquaLuna was completed in 2016, and AquaMar is currently being delivered. Additional projects, AquaBlu and AquaVue are presently under construction. Recently, Jean Francois has announced plans for Riverwalk Residences of Las Olas, a first-of-its-kind luxury senior living facility in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.