Downtown Cocoa Beach will soon be buzzing with an exciting new luxury beachfront condominium project lead by Cocoa Beach Development Group LLC, a trifecta of local entities consisting of Christopher Burton Luxury Homes, Dorough Brothers Property Group, and Alyssa Boyd, real estate broker for Sand Dollar Realty of Brevard. The Surf at Cocoa Beach Condominium boasts unparalleled luxury and modern sophistication for those seeking the ultimate resort lifestyle.

The $35 million, five-story building broke ground this month and anticipates welcoming its residents in Fall 2022. More than half of the 25 units were sold within seven months of being listed, and General Contractor Chris Burton anticipates The Surf’s units being sold out well before construction is completed. Reservations are being accepted by contacting Alyssa Boyd, owner/realestate broker for Sand Dollar Realty of Brevard.

“The architect on this project is Jackson Kirschner Architects, who is the absolute premium designer of luxury custom estate homes and exclusive condominiums, and we have Cathy Sands of Blue Daze Designs in Orlando as the interior designer. We took a residential approach to the finishes and floor plans to offer buyers a very custom residence. This is not your typical condo,” said Burton.

Burton formerly was the general contractor for his friend and business partner Backstreet Boys Howie D’s current residence in Lansing Island, a prestigious, gated waterfront community in Indian Harbour Beach.

The Surf’s design aesthetic is a combination of Howie’s love of modern SoCal design and clean lines with Burton’s sig- nature high-quality finishes and soaring ceilings. Think Miami’s South Beach meets California’s Manhattan Beach.

The late Charles Boyd, the Brevard building giant who helped develop the community of Suntree among many others, is responsible for The Surf’s inception. Boyd is Broker Alyssa Boyd’s father and Chris Burton’s uncle, and also Howie D’s partner in the 2016 development of Flores de la Costa, a $10 million oceanfront condominium just north of the Cocoa Beach Pier.

“There is so much trust between all members of our team. It’s been a true collaboration of the region’s top luxury home experts and it shows. The Surf is going to be a landmark destination,” said Burton.

The residences, which feel more like a custom home than a traditional condo, largely due to their soaring 10- and 11-foot ceilings, range from $1M to $2.2M and are 1,770 to 4,000+ square feet. Buyers can select from eight different floor plans and a variety of appliance, lighting, furnishings, and entertainment packages to create an inviting space uniquely customized to their needs.

Howie and brother John Dorough banter back and forth about why Cocoa Beach was such an obvious choice for this project and their love for the area. “Cocoa Beach was our local beach growing up. We have a lot of great memories here that we now share with our own families and kids. I could’ve moved my family anywhere from Los Angeles, but we chose Brevard County. This is our quiet oasis.”


Project cost: $35 million

Residents move in: Fall 2022

5 stories: 3 commercial storefronts

25 residences: ranging from $1 million to $2.2 million and 1,770 to 4,000+ sq ft

Location: 2 acres of oceanfront property between Minutemen Causeway and N. 1st St

Architect: Jackson Kirschner Architects

Interior Designer: Blue Daze Designs

General Contractor: Christopher Burton Luxury Homes Development Team: Dorough Brothers Development & Consulting

Real Estate Brokerage: Sand Dollar Realty Brevard, Alyssa Boyd 321-591-7585,

What the team emphasizes is the lifestyle that The Surf will afford, claiming that the project is not geared toward any specific age group, but rather those seeking coastal living luxury, a lifestyle that involves parking your car in your garage on a Friday evening and not having to get back in until Monday morning. One that involves walking or bike riding to your favorite coffee shops, eateries, retail shops, surf and more. A lifestyle that would also appeal to busy Orlando executives who want to return home every day to the surf, salty air and sand in their toes.

“The Surf would likely appeal to anyone in their 40s to 80s looking to live life to its fullest,” said Alyssa Boyd. “We already have a good mix, from families with young children to successful bachelors confirmed to move in.”

“Downtown Cocoa Beach is a hidden gem. I wouldn’t want this project anywhere else in Brevard,” said Howie.

Thanks to The Surf at Cocoa Beach Condominium, this hidden gem is going to sparkle a whole lot brighter.
The Surf at Cocoa Beach Condominium is located at 41 N. Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach

For more information, call Alyssa Boyd at 321-591-7585 or online at

Darcy Maeda Manning

Darcy Maeda Manning is a 20-year public relations executive turned professional makeup artist who moonlights as a freelance writer. The Southern California native switched coasts in 2016 and now calls the Space Coast home. Not only does Darcy find tremendous joy in helping Brevard business executives, politicians, and philanthropists look and feel their best through her makeup application, but she also enjoys writing about these movers and shakers.