Real Estate

An Orlando native who visited Space Coast beaches as a kid, Howie D of the Backstreet Boys has built and lived in oceanfront condominiums in Avon-by-the-Sea and Cape Canaveral since the 1990s.

The international music star has set his sights southward on one of Cocoa Beach’s highest-profile downtown properties. His development team hopes to break ground in September on The Surf, a $35 million luxury condo complex — featuring a second-floor swimming pool, spa and fire pit directly atop ground-level commercial space.