Tavistock Group

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Tavistock Group
Company typePrivate
IndustryPrivate Equity[citation needed]
Founded1975; 49 years ago (1975)
FoundersJoseph "Joe" Lewis and Daniel Levy
HeadquartersThe Bahamas
Key people
Shehan Dissanayake (Chairman), Nicholas Beucher and Josh Levy (Co-CEOs)

Tavistock Group is a Bahamas-based private investment organization founded in 1975. The company is headquartered in the offshore financial center of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and has offices in 13 countries; Bahamas, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Mexico, the United States, Jamaica, Argentina, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, and Sri Lanka.[1]

Investment portfolio[edit]

With investments in hundreds of companies across 10 countries, Tavistock Group’s investment portfolio includes:

Master planned communities[edit]

Lake Nona, Orlando, Florida[edit]

Tavistock Group is the developer of Lake Nona, a multi-faceted, 17-square-mile (44 km2, 10,900 acre, 4,400 hectare)[4] mixed-use development in southeast Orlando. This large-scale community was designed to host education, medical and recreational facilities, a life sciences cluster, diverse workspaces, and a range of residential options.

The centerpiece of the community is Lake Nona Medical City—which includes the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, the University of Florida Academic and Research Center, Nemours Children’s Hospital, and the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center. [5]

Resort properties & private clubs[edit]

Albany, New Providence[edit]

Other luxury resort properties include Albany on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas designed in conjunction with Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. This luxury beach resort community (opened in October 2010) features an Els-designed 18-hole championship golf course and a 71-slip mega-yacht marina flanked by residences designed by architects including the late Charles Gwathmey and Robert A.M. Stern.[6]

St. Regis Atlanta[edit]

Tavistock Group owns the St. Regis Atlanta, a 26-floor development with 151 guest rooms and suites and 53 residences located in Atlanta's Buckhead community.

Harmony Cove, Jamaica[edit]

Tavistock Group has partnered with the Jamaican government’s Harmonization Ltd. to jointly plan and develop 2,350 oceanfront acres on the country’s northern coast into Harmony Cove, a new resort destination category for Jamaica. Harmony Cove is situated 30 minutes from Montego Bay and Ocho Rios in Trelawny Parish and will offer accommodations, golf courses, a casino, shopping and dining.

Lake Nona Wave Hotel, Orlando[edit]


Tavistock Restaurant Collection[edit]

Tavistock Restaurant Collection (TRC) is a family of upscale dining brands, including Abe & Louie's, Atlantic Fish, Atlas, Blackhawk Grille, Boxi Park, Cafe del Rey, Cañonita, Canvas Restaurant & Market, Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen, Coach Grill, Joe's American Bar & Grill, Napa Valley Grille, Park Pizza & Brewing Company, Timpano, and ZED451.[7]

Freebirds World Burrito[edit]

Freebirds World Burrito is an Austin, TX, based restaurant concept under Tavistock Group but is not included in the Tavistock Restaurant Collection.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Overview", Archived 21 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine Tavistock website (Retrieved 21 April 2013)
  2. ^ "Finance & Services".
  3. ^ "Braslyn Discloses All-Cash Proposal for Callidus Capital Corporation for C$2.00 Per Share". Cision Distribution. 6 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Lake Nona," Tavistock (Retrieved 13 September 2018)
  5. ^ "Orlando VA Medical Center," US Department of Veterans Affairs (Retrieved 13 September 2018)
  6. ^ "Albany Bahamas | a luxury resort community." Albany Bahamas (Retrieved 25 September 2011)
  7. ^ "Tavistock Restaurant Collection | Upscale Dining Concepts". Tavistock Restaurant Collection.