Development Team

Sanctuary Cove is the culmination of the combined vision of Avanti Properties Group and Svenson Enterprises. The two companies developed this magnificent waterfront property with the focus on enjoying Florida’s natural beauty and the water. Nestled along the magnificent Manatee River, the community boasts a well-planned neighborhood with a variety of homesites, both on and off the water. Custom builders will develop the unique premier lots located along the river for buyers seeking to create their dream home.

The entire community is centered around the private lagoon and river beyond. It’s a boater’s paradise and offers access to private slips to all residents who desire a place to keep their boats. The developers envisioned this property so all residents could enjoy the water to its fullest. They installed multiple easy access portage lifts to quickly and easily transport boats from the lagoon to the Manatee River for adventures into the river or the Gulf of Mexico downstream.

Meet the Development Team


Svenson Enterprises

Svenson Enterprises, Inc, is a family owned company that was established in 1988. In addition to being general contractors and developers our tasks have included sales, interior design, contract preparation, planning, permitting, and inspection coordination.

From 1988 to 1996 the company primarily concentrated on construction of housing, both new construction and remodeling, throughout the State of Florida. Early in 1996 we embarked on a major project in Palmetto, Fl known as Riviera Dunes Resorts. Riviera Dunes Resorts is a 200-acre mixed use multi-phase DRI (Development of Regional Impact) project with Single Family and Multi-family housing, Hi-Rise Condo, Commercial and Marina development. As the developers of the Riviera Dunes project we were responsible for planning, permitting, construction of the amenities including clubhouse, pool, tennis court, guardhouse and common area elements.

We also developed and constructed a 12-acre parcel within Riviera Dunes Resorts know as the Hammocks. It consists of 65 luxury townhomes and 27 deep water boat slips.

In the mid-2000s a 225-acre parcel immediately adjacent to Riviera Dunes Resorts became available. This once cow pasture has been transformed into a boating community known as Sanctuary Cove. This premier waterfront community is a mixed use project consisting of Single Family and Multi-Family housing, Retail Center and 308 Boat Slips with over a mile of river frontage along the Manatee River.



Avanti Properties Group

Since its inception in the late 1970s, Avanti has become one of the nation's largest and most successful investment firms dedicated exclusively to land investment, development, and finance. Avanti's eight institutional funds, operating under the Avanti Strategic Land Investors (ASLI) banner since 1992, and capitalized by major endowments, foundations, pension plans, and private investors, have committed over $1.4 billion to residential, commercial, and industrial land in more than 25 of the fastest growing US markets.