Suite Life Magazine
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
CRE Consultants Reports Millions in First-Quarter Sales
Agents with CRE Consultants recently negotiated a number of significant sales and leases in Southwest Florida. • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc.: 10,240sf office space at 3174 Tamiami Trail East in Naples, from Janice S. Hudson and Judith A. Bice for $1.2 million ($117.19/psf). (Fred Kermani, CCIM, AIA... Read more
Ted Todd Insurance Receives Allstate Premier Agency Designation
The Ted Todd Insurance Agency has again been recognized as an Allstate Premier Agency for having met the highest standards of balancing business performance with excellent customer experience. Since Todd established the agency 29 years ago, it has become one of the largest Allstate agencies in the country, with... Read more
KOVA Announces First Quarter Activity
Naples-based KOVA Commercial and KOVA Property Management recently reported the following transactions in Lee and Collier counties. Leases • Domino’s Pizza: 1,362sf in the Orion Center on Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, from NBF Holdings, Inc. (Bryan Myers represented the tenant and Chip Olson represented the landlord.) • Franklin Seckinger... Read more
LBIA BBQ Event Benefits Builders Care
The Lee Building Industry Association raised $61,000 during the sixth annual BBQ, Bands and Brew event held in April at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts to benefit Builders Care, its non-profit charitable arm. All Star Equipment Rentals and Sales sponsored the event, which featured local musicians and... Read more