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Real Estate Briefs 2-19-21

By Staff | Feb 18, 2021

Neal Communities hires McGrath as sales associate at Verandah

Neal Communities, a Southwest Florida private homebuilder, has welcomed Brian McGrath to its team as sales associate at Verandah in Fort Myers.

McGrath has worked in the real estate industry in Southwest Florida since 2015, most recently as a real estate professional at eXp Realty. He also spent five years as a new home consultant for another homebuilder in the area, where he achieved more than $12 million in sales volume annually and implemented a training course for new hires.

McGrath grew up in Southwest Florida and attended Edison State College.

Neal Communities is based in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. During the company’s 50-year history, it has built over 16,000 new homes in more than 90 communities from Tampa to Naples. The company consistently ranks among the nation’s top 100 home builders and has earned numerous awards.

Additional Neal Communities brands include Neal Signature Homes, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding and Allegiant Title Professionals.

For more information, please visit www.NealCommunities.com.

Stevens Construction begins Lee Health Child Development Center at Gulf Coast

Stevens Construction has started construction of a new child care development center for Lee Health, announced Dan Adams, vice president/principal, Stevens Construction, Inc.

Located at 13880 Plantation Road in Fort Myers, the 17,735-square-foot center will have classrooms to accommodate programs for infant, toddler, preschool, VPK and after-school children. Providing convenient drop-off and pick up, the Lee Health Child Development Center at Gulf Coast will have a porte-cochere entry, in addition to a secure lobby and outdoor playground.

Slated to open in fall 2021, the center will be licensed for 220 children and is currently on a waiting list for Lee Health team members and the public. This will be the fourth Lee Health child care center.

Developed by Summit Management Group, Lee Health is leasing the building. The Stevens Construction team worked in preconstruction for six months prior to construction starting, providing due diligence on the project site, budgeting, constructability reviews and cost-savings suggestions to ensure Summit Management’s budget, schedule and quality goals are achieved. 

The Stevens Construction team includes project manager, Mark Pelafas; superintendent, Mark Battaglia; and project administrator, Angie Sugg. The project was designed by GMA Architects and Planners.

With offices in Fort Myers, Tampa and Orlando, FL, Stevens Construction specializes in providing construction management, general contracting and consulting services to clients and design professionals. Other services include site and design team selection, budgeting, project scheduling, permitting, cost and quality control and warranty service. The company builds healthcare, commercial and hospitality facilities. For information, visit www.stevensconstructioninc.com or call 239-936-9006.