Suite Life Magazine
Camaraderie Created At The Caves
Long-term vision and persistence are two keys to success in real estate development, especially when it comes to unique projects. Just ask the Cape Coral father-and son team of John and Charles Ringland, whose vision for a luxury storage development called The Caves took four years to realize. While... Read more
American Veteran Welding Steels the Future
The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort is among Southwest Florida’s most luxurious hotels, a waterfront retreat full of amenities like exquisite cuisine, championship golf, a full-service spa and suites with breathtaking sunset views. It has every modern-day feature of the world’s top resort properties… except one. It lacks... Read more
GCG CONSTRUCTION Focused on Building it Better
Stretching out from the Alaskan peninsula into the freezing Bering Sea, the Aleutian Islands are among the most remote and challenging islands for hu­man habitation. If you think labor and supply chain issues are challenging in Florida, a chat with Derrick Perry, vice president of construction at GCG Construction,... Read more
BUSEY BANK Local Insight Provides Big Benefits
In 2012, when Cameratta Compa­nies was scouting for development opportunities in Lee County, the region was still in the grips of the Great Reces­sion, which devastated the homebuild­ing industry. Like Cameratta, Busey Bank ex­ecutives were confident the worst of the recession was over, even though conditions still appeared bleak.... Read more
Visionary Seagate Plans for Growth
When Seagate Development Group acquired a rock mine in east Lee County earlier this year, it was another example of why the firm is considered one of the most forward-thinking construction and development companies in Southwest Florida. The $15 million deal for the 502-acre Bell Boulevard Mine on State... Read more
Waltbillig & Hood Emerges as a Leading Construction Firm
At six years old, Waltbillig & Hood is a relatively new construction company in a region flush with generations of old firms. Yet, the Naples-based company already has earned a reputation as one of Southwest Florida’s leading general contractors. Waltbillig & Hood has built an impres­sive project portfolio with... Read more
Randy Krise Doesn’t Need a Crystal Ball – HE HAS 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE!
Savvy real estate investors recog­nize that Randy Krise has an uncanny ability to spot Southwest Florida’s next big area for development. It may be a crystal ball, intuition, street smarts, nose for opportunity or simply experience. Krise, founder of Krise Real Estate Group in Fort Myers, has four decades... Read more
Lakeside Storage Suites The Neighborhood of Fun
Most developers of luxury storage units shy away from the term “man cave.” And the reason has nothing to do with political correctness. It’s because you can’t invite your friends over for beer or have any kind of recreation in an industrial zone because the county doesn’t permit it.... Read more
Wright Construction Group Building it Wright in Southwest Florida
Few commercial builders in Florida can claim to have transformed an entire central business district with a single project. But it’s fair to say Wright Construc­tion Group did just that with the down­town Fort Myers landmark waterfront project that turned the city’s underused riverfront into a sparkling new destina­tion.... Read more
Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons: Steeped in history, focused on the future
In Florida’s volatile real estate market, it often pays to seek the counsel of professionals with historical roots in the community who can provide valuable insights on the future of the area’s development. The firm of Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons has been the go-to consulting firm for real estate... Read more