Suite Life Magazine
Encore Bank Raises Funds to Fight Breast Cancer
Encore Bank has raised $17,286 for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The Encore team had more than 40 people participate in the walk, which was held in March at Coconut Point in Estero. The event had more than 500 participants from across Southwest Florida. Encore Bank... Read more
SchenkelShultz Names Hartig Project Manager
Patrick Hartig, LEED® AP, has joined SchenkelShultz Architecture as project manager in its Fort Myers office. A Lee County resident since 1997, Hartig has 30 years of professional design experience. Certified as a LEED® Accredited Professional by the United States Green Building Council, Hartig earned an associate’s degree in... Read more
Naples-Based RWA Expands Engineering Team With Two New Hires
Mark J. Sunyak, P.E. and Keisha Westbrook, P.E. recently joined RWA, Inc.’s team of engineering professionals, both as senior project managers. Sunyak has more than 25 years of experience in engineering. He is a graduate of Cleveland State University, holding both a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and... Read more
New Mobile App Makes Reporters of Observers
A new mobile app, called NewsByMe, is now available at the Apple App Store. NewsByMe is the world’s first dedicated mobile news app and a novel source for community-based news as it happens. With the app, users may view and report first-hand, real-time accounts of breaking news, weather, crime,... Read more
Furtaw Joins Gates Construction as Senior Estimator
Paul Furtaw has joined GATES Construction as senior estimator. In this role, he is responsible for comprehensive estimating for material takeoffs and labor estimates, as well as developing subcontractor scopes and bidding criteria. Furtaw has 36 years of estimating, project management and on-site project supervision for marina, aviation, healthcare,... Read more
Equity Welcomes Two New Associates to Naples Office
Jeffrey C. Clapper and Tod B. Whipple, CCIM, have joined Equity’s Southwest Florida office as Senior Brokerage Associates. Clapper specializes in leasing and selling various types of commercial properties including retail, medical and office. He also has experience in commercial property management. Clapper started his real estate career with... Read more
CRE Consultants Adds Nicole Ernst to Team
CRE Consultants, based in Fort Myers, has hired Nicole Ernst as its Director of Market Intelligence. In this role, she heads up the firm’s client-driven research, strategic asset positioning and brand identification. Ernst has more than 15 years of strategic market research experience across all facets of commercial and... Read more
Barron Collier, FoxRock Purchase Premier Naples Corporate Center
Barron Collier Companies and Massachusetts-based FoxRock Properties recently purchased Newgate Center, one of Naples’ premier corporate commercial centers. Built in 1995, Newgate Center features three buildings with more than 80,000sf of Class-A office space. In addition to a central seven-story tower of 54,000sf, there are two front buildings with... Read more
$10.8 Million Sale Among Q-1 Transactions By LandQwest Commercial
Agents with LandQwest Commercial report the following closed sales and leases in Southwest Florida. Unless indicated, all are in Fort Myers. Sales • DFG-Bradenton, FL, LLC: 12 Oaks Shopping Center totaling 80,499sf at 7290 55th Ave. in Bradenton for $10.8 million. (Tom Strauss/ Matt Yaniglos) • CCC Investments I,... Read more
B & I Contributes to FGCU, Announces Promotion and New Hire
Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) recently received a sixth gift from B & I Contractors, Inc., in support of its Physical Plant Endowed Scholarship Fund. The company’s latest contribution of $5,000 brings the total it has given towards the endowment to $30,000. For more than a decade, B &... Read more