This Week in Real Estate: Nov. 12-18

Lead Photo: Diamond Custom Homes’ spec home at 26385 Hickory Blvd., sold 11 days after completion. Details below.

 

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LEE COUNTY COMMISSION APPROVES TEMPORARY $25 PERMIT FEE REDUCTIONS

Lee County commissioners voted Tuesday, Nov. 10, to reduce building permit fees by 25% for one year beginning Dec. 1. The reduction will apply to fees assessed by the Lee County Department of Community Development to cover costs for processing and reviewing applications and inspecting work for most building permits in unincorporated Lee County. The discount applies to permit applications received on or after Dec. 1. It would include the typical building permits associated with residential and commercial construction. People building new homes, installing fences or replacing mechanical or plumbing systems will benefit from the reduced fees. Businesses remodeling their facilities will also save money on permit expenses. The Community Development Department issued more than 25,000 such permits in the most recent fiscal year. The discount does not affect impact fee collection rates or fees charged by other departments or agencies, such as water and sewer connection fees, right-of-way permit fees or fire district-related review fees. For more information on the permitting discount, call 239-533-8585.

 

COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OK DEVELOPER AGREEMENT FOR HOUSING AT GOLDEN GATE GOLF COURSE

Collier County commissioners Tuesday, Nov. 10, unanimously approved a developer agreement with Rural Neighborhoods Inc. for an invitation to negotiate the development of affordable housing at the former Golden Gate Golf Course in Golden Gate. According to the developer agreement, Rural Neighborhoods of Florida City will build at least 350 dwelling units on about 25 acres. Plans for the future development area show the housing will be built along Collier Boulevard on the southeastern edge of the golf property. The development will consist of 100 units for seniors and 250 to 300 essential services units with 5% of the units targeted to veterans. The development will serve clients with incomes between 30% to 140% of the area median income. Essential services occupation preferences include individuals employed in health care, education and emergency services. The investment is a public-private partnership with Community Foundation of Collier County, a local 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The county purchased the 167-acre golf course last year for more than $29 million. 

 

COLLIER COMMISSIONERS AMEND ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCH PUD TO INCREASE DENSITY

Collier County commissioners on Tuesday, Nov. 10, voted 4-1 to amend the Orange Blossom Ranch planned unit development to increase the maximum number of dwelling units from 1,600 to 1,950. Commissioner Penny Taylor dissented. The more than 600-acre inland community is located on the north and south sides of Oil Well Road about one mile east of Immokalee Road. The addition of 350 dwelling units would increase the density of Orange Blossom Ranch from 2.8 dwelling units per acre to 3.4 per acre. Increasing density allows attached villas and townhomes to be built in the community of single-family homes.

 

Freeport

D.R. HORTON LAUNCHES EXPRESS HOMES IN HENDRY COUNTY

D.R. Horton Southwest Florida is marking its entry into Hendry County with Express Homes in LaBelle. Three residences are already underway on select homesites throughout the suburban rural area and are set to be move-in ready in early 2021. The nation’s largest homebuilder has chosen two single-family floor plans to kick off this milestone — Boardwalk and Freeport, both starting in the high $100,000s. The 1,389-square-foot Boardwalk includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. Freeport consists of 1,499 square feet that seamlessly connect four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. For more details, visit drhorton.com/swfla

 

BONITA BEACH ESTATE SELLS 11 DAYS AFTER COMPLETION

 The Diamond Custom Homes spec home located at 26385 Hickory Blvd. on Bonita Beach was contracted for sale 11 days after its mid-October completion. Key structural features of the 10,739 square foot home include a second-floor infinity-edge pool and a third-floor terrace. Designed by RG Designs, the home includes two private boat slips as it is situated directly on the Hogue Channel, which feeds into Estero Bay. The Hickory Boulevard home is one of several residential projects currently underway in Southwest Florida by Diamond Custom Homes.

 

Horse Creek aerial view

11 LOTS REMAIN AT HORSE CREEK IN FORT MYERS

Horse Creek, a Fort Myers community of custom homes on estate-sized lots, has 11 acre-plus properties remaining for sale. As one of the few subdivisions in Southwest Florida offering minimum one-acre lots, Horse Creek offers a natural setting on the Orange River and welcoming Old Florida home designs by the exclusive builder and developer Daniel Wayne Homes Inc. The deeded and gated community was designed as an exclusive enclave on 220 acres with 113 total residential lots. Buyers can choose from one of 17 floorplans or build a custom home. Additional options include oversized garages for RVs and boats, as well as double lots.

 

With three bedrooms and a separate flex room, the Mystique model showcases more than 2,000 square feet of living space.

NEW MODELS AVAILABLE AT MANATEE COVE

Naples homebuyers can now tour a pair of furnished model homes in Manatee Cove, the newly opened Pulte Homes community of 164 single-family homes starting in the low $300,000s. During a Facebook Live Grand Preview Event in October, the Manatee Cove sales team treated viewers to a virtual tour of the community from Pulte Homes. Pulte’s brand-new home designs at Manatee Cove allow personalization and room for growth. With eight flexible floor plans, Manatee Cove homes offer one- and two-story designs, 1,400 to 3,037 square feet of living space, and up to five bedrooms and four baths. For more information, visit Pulte.com/ManateeCove.

 

London Bay Homes’ contemporary Martinique model offers lake views in 3,615 square feet of living space within Mediterra’s Lucarno neighborhood.

LONDON BAY HOMES’ MARTINIQUE ESTATE MODEL SOLD IN MEDITERRA

London Bay Homes has sold the Martinique estate model home in Lucarno neighborhood of Mediterra. Comprising 3,615 square feet of interior living space, the grand floor plan offers four ensuite bedrooms, including one near the front of the home that can serve as a comfortable home office or media room. Still available for touring, the Martinique features interiors conceived by Interior Designer Luann Powers Gliwski of Romanza Interior Design. The Martinique’s design can be recreated within Mediterra’s Lucarno, Cabreo and Caminetto neighborhoods, where nearly 40 select homesites are available for new construction by London Bay Homes. For more information, visit MediterraNaples.com.

 

Romanza designer Melissa Allen transformed a Moorings Park resident’s new 3,380-square foot Spring floor plan into an updated version of a classic “Old Naples” beach house design.

ROMANZA INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES MOORTINGS PARK GRANDE LAKE MODELS

Romanza Interior Design has provided interiors for a pair of luxury residence models featuring grand golf course and lake views at Moorings Park Grande Lake, Naples’ new luxury Life Plan Community. Romanza designer Luann Powers Gliwski took advantage of the soaring ceilings and light-filled living spaces in the Moorings Park Grande Lake residences to create two distinctive designs: one for the 3,905-square-foot Brook model and the other for the 2,776-square foot Cascade model. Developed in partnership with London Bay Development Group and Moorings Park Communities, Moorings Park Grande Lake is situated on 55 acres in the heart of Naples and overlooks a 28-acre lake, as well as the Naples Grande Golf and Beach Resort.

 

COMMERCIAL

CONTRACT FOR WATER QUALITY PROJECT APPROVED BY LEE COMMISSIONERS

Lee County commissioners Tuesday, Nov. 10, voted to approve a contract with a local engineering firm to monitor construction of a project adjacent to Yellow Fever Creek Preserve, a Conservation 20/20 site. The project is located within the city of Cape Coral near Averill Boulevard and Del Prado Boulevard North. It is designed to improve water quality by diverting excess flow from Gator Slough Canal into a reservoir, where it will be treated before being released into Yellow Fever Creek, a Caloosahatchee River tributary. This joint project with Cape Coral will help reduce the flow of freshwater toward Matlacha Pass and restore historic base flows to the Yellow Fever Creek watershed. The transfer of water will also enhance the rehydration of wetlands south of Del Prado Boulevard. The $155,000 contract approved Tuesday is with Fort Myers-based Barraco and Associates for construction engineering inspection services for the project, which is expected to begin construction in January and take an estimated six months to complete. Construction is budgeted at $1.5 million. For more information on Lee County Natural Resources’ efforts to protect and improve water quality, go here.

 

LEE COMMISSIONERS TAKE STEPS TO EXPAND LEHIGH ACRES PARK

The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday, Nov. 10, to award a contract to design an expansion to Lehigh Acres Park to include football fields, restroom facilities, nature trails and more. The agreement with Johnson Engineering Inc. for $699,890 is to design the development of 52 acres to accommodate growing demand at the park at 1400 W. Fifth St. The design effort is expected to take about a year and will include plans for three football fields with lighting, permanent restroom facilities, concessions building, locker room, covered outdoor space, paved parking lot, pavilions and nature trails. Commissioners purchased land in 2018 and 2019 adjacent to the existing park to accommodate the expansion. The original 20-acre park was donated by the Lehigh Corp. in 1976. For more information about Lee County Parks & Recreation locations, amenities and special events, visit leeparks.org.

 

Gulf Coast Museum of Military History exterior elevation.

ALICO ITEC PARK WILL BE HOME TO GULF COAST MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY

A new 45,000-square-foot Gulf Coast Museum of Military History & Veterans Advancement Center is planned on a 4.5-acre lakefront property under contract at Alico ITEC Park in Fort Myers. The growth and expansion initiative was announced Monday at the Naples Airport, where the Naples Museum of Military History has outgrown its longtime location. The local museum’s collection of more than 13,000 military artifacts from all branches of the military from the Revolutionary War on will be relocated to the new Gulf Coast Museum of Military History when completed. The future home of Florida Gulf Coast University’s Museum Studies Program also will call the museum home. The adjacent Veterans Advancement Center will include multiple local and national veteran’s assistance programs and has been developed to provide aid, support, guidance and treatment to service members and veterans. 

 

NEW ALDI GROCERY STORES COMING TO ESTERO AND BONITA SPRINGS

Bradanna Inc. completed construction of the new Aldi grocery store at 19951 S. Tamiami Trail in Estero months ago, but because of permitting issues with the village of Estero, the store’s opening has been delayed. Naples-based Bradanna began work this month on the U.S. 41 turn lane into the new 22,000-square-foot store, which is now targeted to open Dec. 17. Meanwhile, Naples-based BT McCarthy began demolition and construction work last month on another Aldi store in south Lee County at Springs Plaza on the southeast corner of U.S. 41 and Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs. That 25,000-square-foot store is targeted to open in 2021 in the space of a former Bealls Outlet store at 8951 Bonita Beach Road.

 

Regency jetskis

HOFFMANN FAMILY OF COMPANIES BUYS REGENCY WATERSPORTS ON MARCO ISLAND

Since 1998, Regency Watersports has operated on Marco Island with competitor Marco Island Water Sports just down the road. Now they’re joining forces, providing a combined 66 years of experience on the island. The Hoffmann Family of Companies purchased Regency Watersports on Friday night. Marco Island & Naples Beach Water Sports joined the Hoffmann Family of Companies in September of last year. Regency Watersports offers lounge chairs and umbrella/cabana rentals, paddleboard and kayak rentals, personal watercraft rentals and guided tours into the mangrove forest of the 10,000 Islands from two locations at The Club Regency and Eagles Nest Boardwalks. The Hoffmann Family of Companies, a Naples-based subsidiary of Osprey Capital LLC, continues to expand its hospitality portfolio in Southwest Florida which already includes a number of entertainment and sightseeing based companies, including the Hertz Arena and the Florida Everblades hockey team. 

 

NAPLES MOTORSPORTS PLANS EXPANSION WITH SECOND DEALERSHIP

Naples Motorsports plans to expand with a second location a short distance away from its existing luxury and exotic car dealership at 1250 Airport-Pulling Road S. Collier County commissioners this week amended the future land use map to create the Meridian Village Mixed-Use Subdistrict to allow construction of a luxury auto dealership on 3.29 acres on the northwest corner of the intersection of Airport-Pulling Road and Estey Avenue in East Naples. The property was cleared six years ago when Beach House Naples built its assisted living and memory care residential community on the more than 6 acres on the northern part of the land along Airport-Pulling. The second location for Naples Motorsports is still in its early design stage, so a construction timeline is not available yet for the future expansion. Todd Rosenthal, founder and owner of Naples Motorsports, plans the second dealership to be home to Karma luxury electric exotic cars and Rimac, a Croatian startup car company. His current location features brands such as Alfa Romeo and Lotus. The core business of Naples Motorsports, which just marked its 20th anniversary this fall, has always been pre-owned exotics such as Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, McLaren, Bentley, Aston Martin and even the 1965 replica Shelby Cobra classic, Rosenthal said. 

 

FLORIDA DEVELOPER BREAKS GROUND ON PUBLIX-ANCHORED FIDDLER’S CREEK PLAZA

Halvorsen Holdings, a real estate developer base in Boca Raton, recently broke ground on Fiddler’s Creek Plaza, a 60,000-square-foot shopping center in Collier County. This Publix-anchored center is scheduled to be completed by early summer 2021 at U.S. 41 East and Sandpiper Drive, the future east entrance to the Fiddler’s Creek residential community. The land was purchased in early 2020 by Halvorsen for $3.3 million. The 48,000-square-foot Publix will be one of the company’s newest prototypes, featuring a drive-thru pharmacy and an updated layout with a mezzanine level. The 12,000 square feet of retail space available includes a 2,925-square-foot endcap restaurant space with an outdoor patio. Three outparcels are available for sale or ground lease. 

 

ALICO ITEC PARK ACHIEVES MAJOR CONSTRUCTION MILESTONES

Alico ITEC Park — Innovation, Technology, Enterprise, Commerce — by ITEC LLC, has achieved several construction milestones ahead of the new year. It is all underway on a 1.2-million-square-foot industrial space in the northeast quadrant of the Alico Road/Ben Hill Griffin Parkway Corridor. Recently, Advanced Hurricane Technologies (AHT) closed on what will be a 48,000-square-foot, three-acre manufacturing facility. It will be located on Tract H and part of a two-location consolidation. In addition, more than 13 total acres have been reserved for a construction business, flexible commercial space and special purposes building. This leaves 19 available lots, ranging from 0.5 to 1.18 acres, for retail and commercial users. ITEC LLC is also offering eight tracts, ranging from 2.15 to 25.66 acres, most of which offer Airport Haul Road frontage for light and heavy industrial use. One of the biggest projects at Alico ITEC Park is My ITEC Place — a 22,000-square-foot luxury auto and storage facility that is set to be complete by May 2021. With Phoenix Associates as the builder, 22 units starting in the mid-$100,000s will range from 513 to 1,330 square feet. For more information, visit AlicoITEC.com.

 

Seagate Development Group has tilted up the wall panels and started the structural steel at Scotlynn USA Division Inc.’s North American corporate headquarters.

SEAGATE COMPLETES WALL PANELS, STARTS STRUCTURAL STEEL AT SCOTLYNN HQ

Seagate Development Group has tilted up the wall panels and started the structural steel at Scotlynn USA Division Inc.’s North American corporate headquarters. Located at 9597 Gulf Research Lane in Fort Myers, the wall panels are 30 to 61 feet high and 7.25 to 19.5 inches thick, with the concrete spanning 1,500 cubic yards. Meanwhile, the structural steel will be approximately 60% complete by the end of this month, and crews are slated to top off the roof by mid-December. Seagate is also looking toward 2021, preparing to launch interior construction on the first, second and third floors before the new year. Recently unveiled industrial design features range from acoustical, wood-paneled ceilings with suspended wire mesh to linear and geometric lighting for highlights and accents. The main lobby is expected to be finished with an approximately 25-inch open ceiling. Upon completion of the facility, amenities will include a workout area, eatery with recreational space, walkout balcony, basketball court and jogging track.

 

SIMPLE BEAUTY MEDICAL SPA OPENS IN NORTH NAPLES

Barron Collier Cos. announces the opening of Simple Beauty Medical Spa in its North Naples retail plaza, Creekside Corners. Simple Beauty Medical Spa is an expansion of the already existing hair salon that opened its doors in fall 2016.  Simple Beauty has added a wide array of medical services including injectables, laser hair removal, IPL and sublative face treatments and body sculpting to their menu of salon services. Clients may choose to pay per service or join as a monthly member. Medical Spa Memberships range in price from $54.99 to $199 and hair salon monthly memberships range in price from $24.99 to $129.99. For more information, visit simplebeautystudio.com or call 239-431-5339.

 

MULLIGAN’S REPLACES ERIN’S ISLE AT HIBISCUS GOLF CLUB IN EAST NAPLES

Mulligan’s Bar & Grill plans its grand opening Monday in the former space of Erin’s Isle Restaurant at Hibiscus Golf Club off Rattlesnake Hammock Road in East Naples. Erin’s Isle is worthy of a tip of a tweed cap because it had more than a 35-year run in East Naples. Mike Ward moved his Irish restaurant and lounge to the former Bogey’s Bar & Grill at Hibiscus in January 2013 after redevelopment forced him to close the original place he had operated since 1983 on the corner of Collier Boulevard and Manatee Road. Ward retired after selling the business in 2018 to a Philadelphia group. After its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration this year, the pandemic lockdown permanently shuttered Erin’s Isle. New owners Tony and Enka Bekurti, who also own and operate Olympia Dining at Davis Village, chose to return the restaurant to a golf theme. Their new Mulligan’s Bar & Grill offers a new lineup for breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour. Mulligan’s, 5375 Hibiscus Drive, is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. For more information call 239-325-2630 or go to mulligansbarnaples.com

 

RETAIL BUILDING SELLS FOR $5.025 MILLION

Pine Island Nicholas Coffee LLC purchased the 10,500-square-foot retail building at 706 SW Pine Island Road in Cape Coralfrom EBCP 700 Pine Island LLC for $5.025 million. Bob Pekol of LandQwest Commercial represented the buyer, while Rokki Rogan of LandQwest represented the seller.

 

PORT CHARLOTTE ACRES SELL FOR $3.5 MILLION

KL West Port LLC purchased 42 acres at State Road 776 in Port Charlotte from Westport Fund LLC for $3.5 million. Brett Low   of LandQwest Commercial represented the seller in this transaction.

 

NORTH PORT ACRES SELL FOR $3.21 MILLION

KIC Real Estate Services LLC purchased 17.48 acres at 16101 Tamiami Trail in North Port from MQ Coco Plum LLC for $3.21 million. John Mounce, Bob Pekol, and Jessica McEvoy of LandQwest Commercial all represented the seller. Kevin Kidman of Kidman Investment Corp. represented the buyer.

 

FORT MYERS ACRES ACQUIRED FOR $2.24 MILLION

Marquesa Capital Partners LLC purchased 16 acres along Alico Road in Fort Myers from Alico East Fund, LLC for $2,244,510. Brett Low of LandQwest Commercial represented both parties in the transaction.

 

NAPLES PROPERTY PURCHASED FOR $2.15 MILLION

JCPR LLC purchased the 11,102-square-foot ‘Colonial Square Advance Horizons’ at 1152-1172 Goodlette Frank Road in Naples from Advanced Horizons VIII LLC for $2.15 million. Eric Edwards of LandQwest Commercial represented both sides.

 

FORT MYERS ACRES PURCHASED FOR $2 MILLION

Sered 64 Alico, LLC purchased 2.68 acres along Alico Road in Fort Myers from Alico West Fund LLC for $2 million. Brett Low of LandQwest Commercial represented both parties in the transaction.

 

CAPE CORAL COMPLEX ACQUIRED FOR $1.95 MILLION

3817 Waterfront LLC purchased a 16-unit multi-family complex at 3817 Del Prado Blvd. S. in Cape Coral from Tommar, Inc. for $1,950,000. Frank Kupiec and Bruce Micciche, CCIM of LandQwest Commercial represented both parties.

 

NAPLES OFFICE BUILDING SELLS FOR $1.08 MILLION

Premier Plus Realty Inc. purchased a 3,615-square-foot office building at 9015 Strada Stell Court No. 104 in Naples from Possibillie LLC for $1,080,000. Eric Edwards of LandQwest Commercial represented the seller in this transaction.

 

CAPE CORAL BUILDING BOUGHT FOR $537,950

FMFL Property Holdings LLC purchased a 3,710-square-foot office building at 326 Del Prado Blvd. N. #101 in Cape Coral from Gulf Coast Land & Investment Group, LLC for $537,950. Adam Palmer, CCIM, SIOR of LandQwest Commercial represented the buyer in the transaction. Jay Crandall, CCIM of the Crandall Commercial Group represented the seller.

 

LEASES

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida leased 20,599 square feet of retail space in ‘Imperial Bonita Plaza’ at 11601-611 Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs from 2014 Bonita Springs LLLP. Mike Concilla and Laura Cari of LandQwest Commercial represented the landlord. Walt Nelson of Trinity Commercial represented the tenant.

Municipal Supply and Sign Co. leased 7,200 square feet in the ‘Trade Center’ industrial park at 6203 Janes Lane in Naples from FMG Enterprises of Naples LLC. Eric Edwards of LandQwest Commercial represented both parties.

Deangelis Diamond Construction leased 6,000 square feet of parking space at 2075 W. First Street in Fort Myers from MLD Investments, LLC. Bruce Micciche, CCIM of LandQwest Commercial also represented both parties.

70820 Ventures LLC leased 5,909 square feet of medical space at 3400 Lee Blvd. in Lehigh Acres from Ironcrest Lehigh Acres LLC. Adam Palmer, CCIM, SIOR of LandQwest Commercial represented the tenant. Gary Tasman and Gretchen Smith of Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida represented the landlord.

Eco Roof and Solar Inc. leased a 2,100-square-foot space at 2403 Trade Center Way, Unit 6, Naples, from J&B Properties. James Doane at Welsh Companies FL Inc. served as the listing agent.

Stan Kleinschmidt leased 2,000 square feet of office space in ‘Plymouth Plaza’ at 15200 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers from Susence FL Holdings, LLC. Bruce Micciche, CCIM of LandQwest Commercial represented both parties.

Le Nails & Spa leased 2,000 square feet of retail space at Page Field Commons, located at 5037 S. Cleveland Ave., No. 22A in Fort Myers from Winstanley Enterprises LLC. Bob Pekol of LandQwest Commercial represented the tenant directly.

Green Mountain Builders leased 1,991 square feet of office space in ‘Fountain Court’ at 8290 College Pkwy., No. 103, Fort Myers, from Fountain Court Ltd. Mike Doyle, CCIM of LandQwest Commercial represented the tenant. Terris Levan represented the Landlord.

Naples Family Dentist has renewed its lease for the 1,771-square-foot property at Doane Corner Medical, 877 111th Ave. N., Unit 3, in Naples. The landlord is Doane Limited Partnership. James Doane at Welsh Companies FL Inc. served as the listing agent.

 

ON THE MOVE

Eric Aubrey has joined RE/MAX Blue Skies, The Key Team in Naples, where he specializes in luxury residential sales. Aubrey previously served as the founder and CEO of Intelivert, a software company specializing in safety and compliance software-as-a-service for clients that included Waste Management, Covanta Energy, PSE&G, Aramark, KPMG, Nestle and Heineken USA. He became a full-time resident of Naples after selling the company. Prior to Intelivert, Aubrey worked as the director of marketing and director of enterprise corporate communications at Canon Technology Solutions, a subsidiary of Canon USA. He was also the founder and CEO of Red Armadillo Productions, a multimedia production company that created programming for nationally syndicated radio, television and film. Aubrey, a former professional musician, previously toured and recorded with the bands Syntax, Arc Angel and The Eric Aubrey Band where he released his first solo single “A Place in My Heart.” His touring included opening shows for The Vapors, Foghat and Joan Jett. 

 

 

Michael Philpott

Suffolk  recently hired Michael Philpott as director, people and culture for its South Region. Philpott has more than a decade of senior human resources leadership with proven success managing matrixed teams in global locations, including for a Fortune 200 company with annual revenue of $14 billion and 50,000 employees. He is experienced in both human resources operations and strategic human capital management with diverse experience in talent management, talent acquisition, change management, organizational design, and diversity and inclusion. Philpott, a fourth-generation military service member, is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School and served as an infantry captain during multiple deployments overseas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from The Citadel, a master’s degree in human resources development from Clemson University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. 

 

Steve Ferqueron

BCB Homes Inc. has appointed Steve Ferqueron to the position of vice president of pre-construction services. In this role, he will be marketing, selling and managing projects on behalf of BCB Homes. Ferqueron brings 25 years of luxury custom home building experience in California, designing, building and overseeing residential projects, 17 of those years being spent as an executive. A Florida native, Ferqueron graduated from the University of North Florida, then spent a few years working in Florida, Los Angeles and Atlanta before landing back in Los Angeles as a project manager, overseeing a new high-profile home being built in Beverly Hills. 

 

B & I Contractors has recently promoted several employees. The company promoted Jeff Seaman to BIM/VDC team lead. Seaman was raised in Lee County and is a graduate of Cape Coral High School. Eddie Fisher has been promoted to sheet metal foreman-level II in charge of more than 20 Lee Health hospitals and medical center projects in the Southwest Florida region. B&I Contractors also promoted Mario Rojas to sheet metal foreman in the Charlotte County area and Timothy Juneau to BIM/VDC manager responsible for the West Central Florida region. In separate news, CareerSource of Southwest Florida has appointed Mike Biskie, human resources director of B&I contractors, to its board of directors as vice president.  Biskie will be completing a two-year term ending in June 2021.

 

Heather Adams

Heather Adams of Cape Coral has joined Residential Options of Florida (ROOF) Lee County Board of Trustees. Adams serves as the vice president of operations for Cushman & Wakefield. She brings over 15 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate. The Lee County Board of Trustees provides direction, oversight, and resources for ROOF’s activities in Lee County. All trustees are responsible to attend monthly board of trustees meetings, actively support the fundraising activities of ROOF, and inform others about the work ROOF is doing in the community. Adams will use her expertise to guide the board of trustees in providing recommendations to the statewide board of directors, who oversee all statewide activities. She has already fostered sponsorship donations including a $1,000 sponsorship donation from Cushman & Wakefield.

 

After 34 years of building luxury homes and commercial spaces in Southwest Florida, PBS Contractors has launched a revitalized brand while staying committed to the same team and dedication to excellence, the company states. To view the updates, visit pbscontractors.com.

 

KUDOS

 

Connor & Gaskins Unlimited (CGU) is celebrating 10 years of business. In 2010, Barry Connor and Craig Gaskins established the Naples-based general contracting company. What started out as a two-man business in an 800-square-foot office space has developed into a 52-employee company and now encompasses over 20,000 square feet. With the growing demand of residential projects, Connor and Gaskins brought on Jon Lawrence to lead the CGU Homes team in 2016. Upcoming projects for CGU including the Bayshore Wine Venue, the Naples Bay Club, multiple single-family home construction projects and condo renovations.

  

RE/MAX Realty Group recognizes its top producers for the month October. The Top Listings Residential Producer is Steve Pindel; Top Listings Producer Team and Top Sales Residential Team is The Cole Team; Top Sales Residential Producer is Krisitine Moen; Top Sales Commercial Producer is Rachael Guertin; and the Top Sales Commercial Producer Team is Bauman and Associates. RE/MAX Realty Group also congratulates the following agents for reaching new club levels for the month of October. Executive Club Members are Trisha Arnold, Andrew Bauman, Susan Bryant, Brett Crume, Pat Davis, Mary Dreier, Cindy Maves, Susan Simonetti, Mary Stalvey, Bernie Stiller, and Robert Vreeland; 100% Club members are Mike McNamara and Kristine Moen; and in the Platinum Club is Lisa Petruska. Additionally, Mariann Brasington, Gunnar Byrd, and Lenee Peach have joined RE/MAX Realty Group’s residential division. 

 

John R. Wood Properties and its 650 associates are helping to bring the warmth and happiness of the season to underprivileged children and senior citizens in the community. In addition to collecting donations, the company has “adopted” 75 children and 50 senior citizens and will provide gift cards for them as part of its “Naples Cheer Program” in partnership with the Salvation Army. Due to COVID-19, the Salvation Army is only able to accept monetary donations. Instead of purchasing toys to donate, John R. Wood Properties employees are making monetary contributions to adopt a child or senior citizen for $55 each. Gift cards will be distributed in time for the holidays. The donation drive concludes on Friday, Dec. 4. Contributions may be made at any John R. Wood Properties office.

 

 

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