Comeau Building featured in District Newsletter in Downtown West Palm Beach!

One of our stunning historic properties, The Comeau Building was featured in The District Newsletter, a local publication in Downtown West Palm Beach! What a great feature, complete with historic images of this stunning historic building!




Handsome Comeau-ver

The jammed-to-the-rafters Wine Dive popped its last cork in its huge, 7,000-sq. ft. space on the ground floor of the historic Comeau Building more than a year ago.  The high-profile space is now getting a major makeover, courtesy of building owner, David Associates. Expect to see new tenants by November in smaller spaces within the footprint, with retailers facing Clematis and office space inside.

Heralded as a “skyscraper” by the Palm Beach Post-Times in 1926, the 10-story, $1.5 million Comeau Building won a heated, head-to-head race to completion with the Harvey Building, just around the corner on Olive, by a few days.  Known for its massive, ornamental columns and dramatic, wrought iron lanterns that still hang from the ceiling in the two-story arcade, its developer was the distinguished, 1920s financier and business figure, Alfred J. Comeau.

Designed by architect Henry Stephen Harvey, West Palm’s mayor from 1924 – 1925 (he also designed Palm Beach’s very pretty Town Hall, the Guaranty Building, the Holy Trinity Church on Flagler… and the Harvey Building), the 100,000-sq.ft. Comeau boasted the latest in construction techniques – reinforced concrete – and was called “fireproof.” But, ahem, a fire broke out in a law office in 1986 and three floors suffered damage… because there were no sprinklers. Modern features back then included an attractive glass mail chute connecting every floor, ice water pumped to drinking fountains on each floor, and high- speed elevators for the time.

The grande dame of Clematis St. stood strong through the infamous hurricane of 1928 that reduced much of downtown’s construction to matchsticks. DISTRICT publisher Carey O’Donnell handled PR for the building (where she launched her agency) in 1996, helping to get it added to the National Register of Historic Places. Early retail tenants included swanky shops from NY’s Fifth Avenue, but the tumultuous economy of the time led it to being sold under bankruptcy on the courthouse steps in 1932 for just $130,000.

“The Comeau is an extraordinary building that presents the area’s rich history to the community every day, while serving as a vital, 21st century office environment,” said David Associates Marketing Manager, Brooke Murphy. “We have also owned the Harvey Building for several years, and fully understand the hard work it takes to maintain these historic gems. It all pays off with very happy tenants and a great relationship with both the city and its residents.”


Office Space Available at Lakeview 6415 Lake Worth, FL 33463

The David Associates has several properties throughout South Florida. Our holdings include several commercial buildings in Lake Worth. One of our buildings is our serene Lakeview property. This commercial property is located at 6415 Lake Worth, FL, where we currently have office space available.

Available space for lease in this centrally located and well-maintained office park! It is a beautifully built out, pristine office, and can be a dynamic Law Firm, Billing Office, Corporate Accounting Office, etc. With recent renovations and landscaping, this gem is sure to be a great space for startups and established firms alike! Many private offices available, fully built out conference room with dark wood floors, large open room, serene lake views and many other amenities! Please contact Molly for a showing @ 561 503-1764 , or the main Office at the David Associates at (561)832-9785  Available 9/1/2018


Comeau Building Tenant Quantuvis shares her vision with the Palm Beach Post

A few excerpts from the Palm Beach Post article below, to read the full article, please click on the link below:

“Long before she founded and led companies, Lisa Bair sold fried chicken in brown polyester bell-bottom pants one summer after high school. She took the initiative to sew her way into an updated straight-leg look.

“I almost got fired for defacing the corporate uniform,” she said.

Conformity was “not my strong suit,” she realized.

She would go on to tailor much more ambitious business plans. As founder and CEO of Quantuvis LLC, a healthcare information technology company based in West Palm Beach, she says the firm is out to improve on “manual and highly inefficient” methods often involved in the business of getting prescription drugs into the hands of consumers.

“Through the use of our technology, we help managed-care companies and pharmaceutical manufacturers save time, reduce errors and improve financial performance through streamlined drug rebate negotiation and management,” she said. The ultimate goal: “providing more affordable patient access to their medications,” she said.

The tenant also spoke about having a downtown office space and expressed the vibrant energy that comes with having a space in Downtown West Palm Beach  “When I walk outside from our offices on Clematis Street, I feel a new energy, a vibe that comes from a younger generation who have chosen Palm Beach County for both personal and professional reasons, and it is nice to be a part of that growth,” she said.

For more information on Quantuvis, please visit