Gulfshore Business Daily: March 5

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A beachfront penthouse has sold for a record-breaking $14 million, the highest-priced residential sale in the history of Park Shore Beach, according to a press release. Located in the Regent at 4101 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, PH-2, the residence was marketed and sold exclusively by Marion Bethea and Anne Killilea of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Village office. The penthouse encompasses 12,050 square feet of interior luxury living, with four bedrooms, four full and two partial baths. An abundance of windows reveal long-range coastal views. Designer Peter Ferwerda created the interiors, such as custom woodwork and translucent silver travertine flooring. Appointments include a gourmet kitchen, home theater, custom bar and family room with fireplace. The master suite features a sitting area, fitness area and spa-like dual baths. A cabana room with sliding glass doors leads to two terraces with a grill and outdoor fireplace. The residence also includes an air-conditioned three-car garage. The Lutgert Cos. developed the Regent in 2002.



The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $236,691 to the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers (HACFM) as part of its $36 million to public housing agencies, nonprofit organizations, resident associations, and tribal grantees across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators who help connect all public housing residents with employment training, financial literacy services, educational opportunities, and health and wellness programs. These grants are awarded through HUD’s Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency – Service Coordinators program (ROSS-SC). More than $10 million of the funding announced is being awarded to grantees located in Opportunity Zones like Fort Myers. Created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones aim to stimulate long-term investments in low-income communities. In February, HUD announced that HACFM will receive a $2.3 million Jobs Plus Grant to build upon existing partnerships that will assist families living in public housing in achieving employment-related and other self-sufficiency goals.


David Dagostino


David Dagostino, CEO and co-founder of the former Dagostino & Wood Inc., announced his company has undergone a name change and brand identity update. The new name of the land surveying company is Dagostino Geospatial Inc. Dagostino’s original land surveying and mapping company was established in 1998 as Dagostino & Wood Inc. Under its flagship identity, the company’s founders, Dagostino and Mark Wood, led land surveying and geospatial data services throughout southwest Florida for 22 years. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce on April 2 will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony onsite at the Dagostino Geospatial, Inc. main office to officially commemorate the name change and new brand identity. Area businesses will be invited to the late afternoon celebration which will include appetizers, refreshments, and giveaways. For more information, visit



Venture X, a membership-based workspace for entrepreneurs and businesses, is expanding its presence in Naples. The firm will be located on the entire top floor of the Class A Lutgert Professional Center located at 4850 Tamiami Trail N., Naples. The building is currently under construction and Venture X plans to open its 18,500-square-foot space in spring 2021. The new sustainably designed space, made up of mostly private offices, will be open 24/7 and provide members with amenities including a podcast room, wellness room, meeting rooms fully equipped with the latest presentation and conference technology, high-speed internet, centralized café, lounge areas and living green bio walls. Additionally, all full-time members will have access to every Venture X location around the world. Venture X’s first location launched in Naples in 2012 and now has 40 locations throughout the U.S with international locations in London, Dubai and Toronto. Thirty new locations are under development for 2020 including international locations in Ireland, Mexico City, Sydney Australia, Hondorus and Costa Rica. For the new Naples location, co-founders David Diamond and Brett Diamond have partnered with luxury developer The Lutgert Cos.



Greater Naples Leadership (GNL) has named Jim Barton as the 2020 recipient of its annual Distinguished Leadership Award. The award acknowledges his efforts as chairman of Collier Senior Resources to establish the Golden Gate Senior Center (GGSC) in 2014 and concurrently to serve on its board, where he is also chair. A luncheon will be held in his honor from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 12 at Naples Sailing and Yacht Club in Naples. Luncheon reservations may be made now through March 9 by calling (239) 300-7055. Barton is a member of the GNL Masters Class XIV. Upon his appointment as board chair at Collier Senior Resources, Barton set upon his mission to establish and maintain GGSC to meet the needs of the underserved senior population in Naples’ Golden Gate City area. The Golden Gate Senior Center provides a variety of programs, classes, hot lunches, food pantry, employment assistance and resources for seniors and caregivers. 



Scott Clere, a Florida certified building contractor, has been promoted to general superintendent of construction at Gulfshore Homes. Clere joined Gulfshore Homes in June 2019 as a construction manager. Prior to joining Gulfshore Homes, Clere was a director of construction for Naples-based Coleman Cos. A native of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, he began his career as a carpenter’s apprentice while completing the journeyman’s course through the Associated Builders and Contractors. He worked as a carpentry foreman, assistant superintendent, and project superintendent before relocating to Florida in 1996. Clere is also a cubmaster for the Fort Myers Cub Scout Pack 3300, and assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 3300.



Stock Custom Homes, the award-winning custom home building division of Stock Development, invites guests to explore five residences during the Collier Building Industry Association’s 2020 Parade of Homes, held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays from March 13 to 15 and March 20 to 22. The homes include Stock’s Sophia III model with furnishings by Beasley & Henley Interior Design and the Calista with interior design by Cardamon Design, both in Quail West; and the home at 603 West Street in Pine Ridge Estates with interiors by Gina Goldstein of Soco Interiors; the Clairborne II, located at TwinEagles with interior design by Beasley & Henley Interior Design; and The Stockton in The Estuary at Grey Oaks with interior design by Soco Interiors. For more information, visit



Crystal Hamblen joined Tri-Town Construction in early summer 2019 as the executive assistant to Marc Devisse, the company’s president. Since then, Tri-Town Construction was named one of the Construction Managers at Risk for the City of Bonita Springs. Tri-Town Construction’s RFP was not only selected, but placed as first on the list of over 30 other local competitors, an accomplishment that was achieved due to Hamblen’s management and execution of the submission packet, according to a press release. Hamblen graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University, summa cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She is a founding board member and the Chair of the Lee County Republican Liberty Caucus and serves on the Trauma-Informed Advocacy Committee with the Guardian ad Litem Program. In addition to Tri-Town Construction branching out to work with government contracts, the company has launched a new Custom Homes division while still providing remodeling, roofing and commercial services. The company is currently building out Devisse’s first restaurant, Seaside Bar and Grill located at 24850 Old 41 Road, Unit 12, Bonita Springs.


Norman Love Confections Team at 2019 Love Your Neighbor.


Restaurants announced for The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center’s Love Your Neighbor 

The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center’s Love Your Neighbor, benefiting at-risk children in Harlem Heights, will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on March 24 at the riverfront home of Clinton and Cynthia Winter in Gulf Harbour. The 12th annual event, featuring Norman Love Confections and Mark Loren Designs, includes live music by Lori and Randy Thomas, fine wine and spirits and food from participating restaurants and eateries including Norman Love Confections, The House of Pasta, LYNQ, The Roots of Society, Terra Nostra Ristorante, Three Fishermen Seafood Restaurant, and The Timbers Restaurant and Seafood Market. Live and silent auction items will be offered and all proceeds will benefit educational programs for at-risk children in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The event will be emceed by Kellie Burns of NBC2. Tickets are now on sale for $200 each and space is limited.  Sponsors include Mark Loren Designs, Norman Love Confections, Cliff and Georganne Williams, Lee Health, Acentria Insurance, entech, Dean and Janie Schreiner, and Robert and Ruth Ann Diefenbach. Upgrades and sponsorships that include an exclusive pre-event VIP party featuring food by Chef Brian Roland’s Crave Culinaire at the Gulf Harbour home of Michele Eddy are also available.  Purchase tickets at or call Karen Lesza at (239) 482-7706.

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