Suite Life Magazine
Top 10 Tips for Successfully Appealing Property Taxes
With preliminary 2015 property tax values estimated to rise 5.5% in Lee County and 8.4% in Collier County over 2014, I expect to see an increase in the number of property tax appeals from local property owners. In case you are among them, I have the following top 10... Read more
Repurposing Office Space a Prudent Investment
In Southwest Florida, many of our commercial office buildings are designed with large, private offices built around a cluster of cubicles — the traditional way. But as our economy recovers and the workforce evolves, tenants are demanding a different type of office environment that’s in short supply in our... Read more
Customers, Employees Agree They’re in Good Hands With Ted Todd Insurance
Ask Ted Todd about his insurance agency and he’s likely to talk about the importance of good office design, climbing Mt. Fuji or employee health and wellness — basically, anything other than the nuts and bolts of his industry. “It might seem a little silly for a guy who’s... Read more
Mutual of Omaha Bank Local Leadership, National Name Lend Strength, Stability to Community Banking in Southwest Florida
During its 105 years in business, Mutual of Omaha has become a household name, indelibly identified with the popular TV series, “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.” Now the insurance industry icon is counting on brand awareness to do the same for its full-service banking subsidiary, Mutual of Omaha Bank.... Read more
GCG Construction Rebranding, Major Project Secure Market Presence of Small But Mighty Contractor
As a commercial general contractor, there’s no question that GCG Construction (GCG) has a good name in the industry. Since its establishment as Gulfcoast Consulting Group in 2000, the company has maintained an excellent reputation for the quality and scope of its commercial projects, which range from small tenant... Read more
A Conversation with Florida CCIM President-Elect Randy Krise
In a commercial real estate market dominated by large national firms, independent agents and small brokerages have become the exception rather than the rule. That doesn’t bother Randy Krise, CCIM, broker/owner of Krise Commercial Group in Fort Myers. He began buying, selling and developing real estate on his own... Read more
The Picture of Success Jursinski & Associates’ High-Profile Office Raises the Bar for Commercial Redevelopment
Even before construction was completed in 2012, the south Fort Myers law office of Kevin F. Jursinski & Associates (KFJ) was stopping traffic along one of the most heavily traveled stretches of U.S. 41. Since then, the striking, contemporary structure has become a landmark for area motorists and a... Read more
The Law Office of Sam J. Saad III Naples Firm Helps Clients Navigate Legal Terrain With Confidence
What seems like a good deal may be anything but, particularly in real estate transactions that involve foreclosures, rentals and commercial properties. While the potential pitfalls are considerable and often costly, they’re also avoidable, according to the founder of The Law Office of Sam J. Saad III in Naples.... Read more
KOVA Partners Celebrates Successful Merger in Southwest Florida
You don’t have to be a real estate professional to know that there’s much more to owning and managing commercial property than collecting rents and changing light bulbs. But even the most seasoned investors sometimes need expert advice and assistance in order to maximize their profits and reduce their... Read more
EnviroStruct, LLC Contractor Builds Diverse Commercial Portfolio, Enduring Relationships
Even in the best of times, it’s challenging for most small general contractors to land multi-million dollar commercial projects, since they usually lack the expertise and manpower to deliver them. But so far, that hasn’t been a problem for EnviroStruct, LLC, based in Bonita Springs. Since launching the business... Read more