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Real Estate Briefs 1-15-21

By Staff | Jan 14, 2021

GMA Architects & Planners completes new building design for Enterprise in Cape Coral

GMA Architects & Planners has completed the building design for a new Enterprise located on the rapidly developing Pine Island Road corridor in Cape Coral.

The project included a new building to accommodate Enterprise’s car sales, daily car rental and truck rental services as well as a detached Quick-Turn-Around fueling and wash and detail bay. The prominent site provides maximum exposure and accessibility for the facility and has parking available for 286 vehicles.

Aligned with the universally recognizable Enterprise brand standards, the new 7,250-square-foot building was designed with all the spaces necessary to serve the operations of the daily car rental, truck rental and car sales teams. These individual businesses share a common restroom, data room and break room. Additionally, a covered customer celebration area and an indoor lobby and waiting area serve the car sales wing, and an exterior canopy is also provided for vehicle rental and return.

The new 1,200-square-foot QTA building has one automatic car wash, two wet detailing bays and a dry new car check-in bay. The facility includes an above-ground, split-fuel tank for refueling as well as vacuum stations in the detailing bays and at the fuel island.

Since 1981, GMA Architects has been Southwest Florida’s leading architectural design firm. Earning recognition from the American Institute of Architects-Florida Southwest, Florida Home Builders Association and the Lee Building Industry Association, the firm has provided award-winning architectural and interior design services for a broad range of clients in the public and private sectors, including several leading area developers. For more information, call 239-275-0225 or visit www.GMAarchitect.com.

Compass Rose Management adds three team members

Compass Rose Management, a full-service condominium and homeowners association management firm, including financial management, a full-service maintenance division and home watch services, had added three team members — Scarlet Milano, Sherri Gray and Alexandra Segarra.

Milano joined the Compass Rose staff in October. A northeast Ohio native, she relocated to Florida in 2011. Prior to becoming a community association manager, she was a research assistant and assistant collections manager at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum in Queens.

Gray grew up in Ames, Iowa, and relocated to Florida in 2015. She is an experienced portfolio manager with 30 yeas experience. She also has experience working in the real estate industry, finance/budgeting, negotiations, event planning, customer service and event management.

Segarra was born and raised in Germany and moved to Florida in 1998. She has more than 20 years experience in community association management.

Compass Rose Management is located at 1010 N.E. 9th St., Suite A., Cape Coral. For more information, call 239-309-0622. You can also visit www.compassrosemanagement.com.

Local CREW chapter elects new officers

The Naples Fort Myers Chapter of CREW, an organization dedicated to business development, leadership development, industry research and career outreach for women in the commercial real estate industry, announced the newly elected slate of officers for 2021. New board members include:

* President: Brooke Gabrielsen, OFDC Commercial Interiors

* Vice President: Joanne Roach, Old Republic Title

* President Elect & Membership Chair: Lori Moore, Roetzel & Andress

* Secretary: Lori Buhs, First Citizens Bank

* Treasurer: Janet Davis, Midland 1031 

* Sponsorship Chair: Kim Donnelly, Suncoast Credit Union

* Marketing Chair: Erica Vanover, IBERIABANK

* Chapter Liaison Liaison & UCREW: Kristin Conroy, Conroy, Conroy & Durant, P.A.

* Immediate Past President: Christine Gonnering McManus, Investment Properties Corporation of Naples

Founded in 1989, CREW Network is the premier national organization that exists to transform the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. The local Naples Fort Myers Chapter of CREW membership consists of real estate agents, brokers, attorneys, builders, bankers, architects, interior designers, title agency professionals, insurance professionals, property managers and other professionals. For more information about chapter events or membership, visit crewswfl.com.  

Russell joins GATES Construction as senior superintendent 

GATES Construction has announced the addition of Steve Russell as senior superintendent. Russell is responsible for daily on-site supervision of GATES’ projects, including quality control, safety, security, project close out and transition planning. He has over 40 years of construction experience with a wide variety of project types such as multi-family, hospitality, office, and government construction.

Russell will be based out of GATES Construction’s Sarasota office.

For over 25 years, GATES Construction has provided award-winning construction management, general contracting and design-build services throughout the southeast United States and Latin America.  Its diverse portfolio of commercial, multi-family, industrial, healthcare and club and hospitality projects showcases numerous landmarks constructed over the past quarter of a century. GATES serves its clients from offices in Bonita Springs, Sarasota and Palm Beach Gardens.  For more information on GATES Construction, please call (239) 593-3777 or visit the website at www.GATESinc.com.

Babcock Ranch tops consultants list for best-selling communities in Southwest Florida

Babcock Ranch leads the list of best-selling communities in Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties, ranking 34th on John Burns Real Estate Consulting’s list of the 2020’s top 50 master-planned communities in the country.

“Babcock Ranch’s home sales exploded this year as it established itself as both a destination and a hometown. Its lifestyle appeals to a wide range of homebuyers – with great schools, activities and stores for kids and growing families, to nature trails, golf, and restaurants for empty nesters and retirees,” said Lesley Deutch, managing principal with John Burns Real Estate Consulting. “The town also offers a wide range of homes with multiple builders offering everything from villas to custom lakefront estates. With a Publix opening in 2021 and more neighborhoods, retail and amenities planned, Babcock Ranch has all the elements to attract new residents who seek community, convenience and sunshine!”

Babcock Ranch surpassed the 1,000 homes sold milestone in December, with 540 sales marking a 121% year-over-year increase. Babcock Ranch was also named Master Planned Community of the Year by the Lee Building Industry Association at its 2020 Industry Awards.

Babcock Ranch began marketing new homes in 2017, with the first residents moving into the town in January 2018. Today, Babcock Ranch offers homes from eight homebuilders in seven neighborhoods, including Babcock National, the newly opened Lennar golf and lifestyle community. Construction continues at Crescent B Commons, the Publix-anchored shopping center scheduled to open later this year at a new entrance to Babcock Ranch.

Babcock Ranch homebuilders offer more than 50 home designs for nearly every lifestyle, from condominiums to villas to single-family estates ranging from 1,120 to more than 4,000 square feet.

Babcock Ranch was created by Kitson & Partners with respect for the natural environment and the philosophy that smart growth and sustainability work hand in hand. Half of the town’s 18,000-acre footprint is set aside as greenways, parks and expansive lakes, providing recreation and scenic backdrops for Babcock Ranch’s homes and the Founder’s Square downtown district.

For more information, visit the Woodlea Hall Discovery Center at 42850 Crescent Loop in Babcock Ranch, call 877-709-6620, or visit www.BabcockRanch.com.