About Us


Ellis Diversified, Inc. (EDI) is one of South Florida’s premier development and investment firms. Led by founder and President, Jim Ellis, EDI has built a reputation for developing diverse and exceptional projects. Highly successful at building long-term relationships, EDI has maintained an outstanding record of success for over 25 years. Based in Fort Lauderdale, EDI’s business ventures are highlighted by distinctive real estate projects, including exclusive, award-winning multi-family developments, mixed-income apartment rentals, competitively priced townhouses and multi-million dollar single-family estates. EDI and its founder have been responsible for the selection, financing and/or development of more than 10 million square feet of residential, retail, office, warehouse and industrial real estate.

Mixed-use high-rise development in downtown Fort Lauderdale owned/developed by EDI and approved for 380 residences. It is currently available for development.


Mid-rise trend setting urban village consisting of 272 luxury residences and 18,000 square feet of retail space set on 10 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Located within the heart of Wilton Manors, this gated community offers a wide variety of floor plans from loft style residences to single-level village homes and dramatic tower suites. Developed by EDI.


A 15-story, 246-unit mixed-use residential/retail/office conversion featuring panoramic ocean, intracoastal and city views. EDI successfully converted The Tides to a condominium with a rapid sell-out.

EDI provided the majority of the equity for this 30-story, 163-unit high-rise mixed-use luxury condominium located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. The project was developed and built by Stiles Corporation. In addition to the unique rooftop infinity pool, 350 Las Olas Place offers exceptional amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, a theater room, and a multi-functional social room.

(aka 2nd Street Residences) Multi-family development in Downtown Fort Lauderdale with 348 residences under construction. The project was owned/developed by EDI and sold in 2015 to Rescore, a private REIT led by Art Falcone.


Located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Eclipse is a mixed-income residential rental development consisting of 101 units in a 12-story tower. Eclipse was developed by EDI and is the first downtown affordable rental high-rise in Fort Lauderdale.

EDI conceived, partnered with Stiles Corporation to develop, and provided sole equity for this 650,000 square foot mixed-use project with 370 luxury rental apartments, retail and a 4-acre floating dock mega yacht marina (the first in Broward County). Located at Sunrise Boulevard and the Intracoastal in Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise Harbor won numerous awards including the National Association of Home Builders “Pillar Award” as the Best Multi-Family Development in the United States in 2001.


(aka one20fourth) Mixed-use high-rise development in Downtown Fort Lauderdale owned/developed by EDI and approved for 386 residences. The project was sold in 2015 to LMC, a Lennar Company, and is currently under construction. It will be the newest development adjacent to the New Broward County Transportation Center.

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