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Real Estate Briefs 4-16-21

By Staff | Apr 15, 2021

Sullivan State Farm Agencies now offering Rocket Mortgages

The Southwest Florida real estate market is booming, and Cape Coral State Farm Agents Mike and Dawn Sullivan are prepared to help customers through the home buying process. As of this year, the Sullivan State Farm Agency is offering Rocket Mortgage products for its customers.

The State Farm agents are providing conventional Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, USDA, and Jumbo mortgages through Rocket Mortgage, for both home purchase loans and refinances. Current State Farm Bank mortgage customers are not impacted by the Rocket Mortgage alliance.

Rocket Mortgage is an online mortgage experience developed by Quicken Loans. J.D. Power has ranked Quicken Loans and Rocket Mortgage the highest in customer satisfaction for primary mortgage origination 11 straight years, 2010 through 2020, receiving more accolades than any other lender.

To make an appointment to discuss Rocket Mortgages or other State Farm services including homeowners insurance, retirement planning, or insuring valuables like an automobile, call the Sullivan State Farm Agency at 239-541-3276 or complete the online form on the agents’ websites: mikesullivan1.com or dawnsullivan.net.

About the Sullivan State Farm Agency

Established in 2007, the Sullivan State Farm Agency is the office of State Farm agents Michael Sullivan and Dawn Sullivan. The family-focused business specializes in helping families and small business owners find the insurance coverage to protect their loved ones at every stage in life. For more information about Michael Sullivan, visit mikesullivan1.com. For more information about Dawn Sullivan, visit dawnsullivan.net. To contact the office, call 239-541-3276.

Lientz joins GATES Construction as assistant project manager

GATES Construction this week announced the addition of Teresa Lientz as assistant project manager. She will assist in overall project coordination from the preconstruction stage and permitting through to owner occupancy. She has over 18 years of construction experience with a career focus in assisted living, multi-family and clubhouse. Based out of GATES Construction’s Sarasota office, Lientz is currently working on Evolution, a 10-story, luxury condominium development.

For over 28 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.

Lee Building Industry Association to host 14th Annual Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament

The Lee Building Industry Association will host its 14th Annual Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament with the Captain’s Dinner held at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon on June 3, the Welcome Party at South Seas Marina on June 4, and tournament day held at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva on June 5. Proceeds will benefit the Lee BIA in serving the building industry of Lee County as well as provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means through Lee BIA Builders Care.

Last year the Lee BIA raised $16,000 for Lee BIA Builders Care through the tournament live auction and saw over 250 registered anglers on 71 boats competing for cash prizes. Registration is open and sponsorships are available for this year’s tournament. Visit BIA.net or email Info@BIA.net for more information.

Sponsors and partners of this event include: Modern Tile & Carpet, Better Buildings, Inc., Cape Coral Plumbing, Raymond Building Supply, Latite Roofing, All About Closets, Frank R. Jenkins Custom Homes, California Closets, SPO Construction, Inc., Hooters, AI Building Products, Advanced Roofing & Sheet Metal, AWA Insurance, Cat Country 107.1, Juniper Landscaping, Waltbillig & Hood General Contractors, Bergau Plumbing, Crown Roofing & Waterproofing, Charles Perry Partners, Bonness, Inc., Waste Pro, HONC Industries, Alpha Lit Fort Myers, Lyndon’s Bricks & Stones, Blue Stream Fiber, 1st Choice Hurricane Production, LLC.

The Lee Building Industry Association, a not for profit organization representing Lee, Hendry and Glades counties, is a powerful voice for the building industry in the regulatory arena. The Lee BIA is chartered by the National Association of Home Builders and is an affiliate of the Florida Home Builders Association, giving members three memberships in one. It is comprised of over 420 companies involved in every aspect of building and creating a thriving community for a growing Southwest Florida. The mission of the Lee BIA is to promote, protect and preserve homeownership, private property rights and affordable housing by advocating for balanced laws, regulation and fees through member education and outreach. The Lee BIA is headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd., #4 in Fort Myers. For more information on membership and its various programs, please visit www.BIA.net or call 239-936-5525.

Seagate to design and build 45,000-square-foot White Cap Construction Supply facility

Seagate Development Group is set to break ground on a 45,000-square-foot facility for White Cap Construction Supply.

The building will be located at 16542 Oriole Road in Fort Myers – adjacent to the upcoming Alico Trade Center.

The national building materials supplier has signed a long-term lease with Seagate Development Group. Its 9.71-acre, one-story property will include office space, an open-area conference room and break room, and a showroom and sales center.

Some of the biggest features for this facility are a 32,990-square-foot warehouse as well as an 18,000-square-foot steel fabrication building with an overhead crane and steel-bending machines.

Slated to break ground in May, Seagate is expected to complete this project in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Seagate Development Group is a leading, full-service commercial development company specializing in a design-build process via new construction, custom renovations, interior design, and management and leasing services.

Seagate Development Group’s new headquarters is located at 9921 Interstate Commerce Dr. in Fort Myers. For additional information, visit SeagateDevelopmentGroup .com.

Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association names Bratton as director of MLS

The Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association has appointed Jeffrey Bratton as the association’s new director of Multiple Listing Service.

In this position, Bratton is responsible for handling the operations of the Florida Gulf Coast MLS and supporting the RPCRA in meeting the ongoing MLS needs and goals of over 8,000 real estate professionals served by the association.

Providing an up-to-date listing of homes, condos, land and commercial buildings for sale in Southwest Florida, the RPCRA’s MLS is a critical resource for Realtor members. With a single search, members can view Southwest Florida listings to find properties that match specific search parameters, as well as find and host virtual open houses. The RPCRA offers MLS training resources to support Realtors in their efforts to list and search for properties that meet the needs of their clients. This includes monthly classes hosted by a local trainer, interactive training courses and a video library.

Bratton brings more than 15 years of experience in the MLS industry to his role with the RPCRA. He most recently served as the MLS manager at Southwest MLS for three years and previously worked with real estate associations in New Mexico and Texas. Bratton earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of New Mexico.

To learn more about the RPCRA and its MLS services, visit www.RPCRA.org or call 239-936-3537.

Seagate completes exterior portion of NeoGenomics facility

Seagate Development Group has completed the exterior of NeoGenomics’ 150,000-square-foot, $60-million global headquarters. Just north of Alico Road, along Three Oaks Parkway in Fort Myers, the state-of-the-art facility is part of the leading firm’s ongoing work with DeAngelis Diamond.

Last month, Seagate completed water and sewer utility inspections, laid down base rock on the remaining half of the parking lot and roadways, began lifting asphalt, and began installing curb and flumes in the parking lot. This clears the way for landscaping, irrigation and lifting asphalt, signage and striping.

Meanwhile, crews started the ceiling grid in the 75,000-square-foot expanded laboratory – wet, dry and molecular lab spaces for physicians and technicians. Teams have also completed rough-in inspections in the lab and adjacent three-story building, which will include corporate offices, administrative space and additional innovative technology for comprehensive oncology testing. Work on the floor and wall finishes is ongoing in preparation for the expected furniture delivery in June.

The project is slated for completion in the third quarter of 2021. For more information and frequent updates, visit SeagateDevelopmentGroup.com.

Seagate Development Group is a full-service commercial development company specializing in a design-build process via new construction, custom renovations, interior design and management and leasing services.  Seagate Development Group’s new headquarters is located at 9921 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers. For additional information, visit SeagateDevelopmentGroup.com.

NeoGenomics, Inc. specializes in cancer genetics testing and information services. Headquartered in Fort Myers, NeoGenomics operates CAP accredited and CLIA certified laboratories in Fort Myers and Tampa; Aliso Viejo, Carlsbad, Fresno and San Diego, California; Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Nashville, Tennessee; and CAP accredited laboratories in Rolle, Switzerland, and Singapore. For additional information about NeoGenomics, visit http://www.neogenomics.com/.