SARASOTA, FLA. — Passco. Cos. has purchased Springs at Bee Ridge, a 360-unit, Class A apartment community located at 5900 Wilkinson Road in Sarasota. The Irvine, Calif.-based company purchased the newly constructed property from the developer, Continental Properties, for $77.5 million. Jamie May of JBM Institutional Multifamily Advisors represented both parties in the transaction, and Chris Black and Caleb Marten of KeyBank Real Estate Capital arranged acquisition financing. Passco plans to rebrand the community as 7301 This acquisition brings the privately held company’s Florida portfolio to nine properties totaling more than 2,700 units, including an asset in Estero named Longitude 81° that the company also purchased from Continental Properties. Amenities at Longitude 82° include a saltwater swimming pool with a sun deck, poolside kitchen, grills and a firepit; 24-hour fitness center; resident clubhouse and lounge; conference room; coffee bar and catering kitchen; two leash-free dog parks; pet grooming station; car wash area and gated entry.