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Real Estate Briefs 7-16-21

By Staff | Jul 15, 2021


Cox joins GATES Construction as junior estimator

GATES Construction last week announced the addition of Brenen Cox as junior estimator. Cox will provides the company’s Estimating Department support for all projects.

Some of his responsibilities include subcontractor database maintenance, solicitation of subcontractors and material suppliers for proposals, management of the FTP site, organization of bid documents including electronic and hard copy, and review of plans and specifications to develop scopes of work.

Cox recently moved to Florida from Texas and is based in our corporate office in Bonita Springs.

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.

Morris-Depew Associates welcomes Leal

Cindy Leal has joined Morris-Depew Associates as a project planner in the Fort Myers headquarters, where she’ll assist in the preparation of land use planning applications and GIS exhibits.

Leal graduated from the University of Florida’s Urban and Regional Planning Master’s Program, where she focused on the importance of boundaries in the emerging field of political planning. Leal has extensive knowledge in economic development, transportation, land use law, conceptual land planning and design, site analysis and international development.

She was also the recipient of the 2017 Florida Planning and Zoning Association Outstanding Student Award. In addition to being a member of FPZA, she is also a member of the American Planning Association.

Serving Southwest Florida since 1989, Morris-Depew Associates is a multidiscipline consulting firm with specialties in civil engineering, land planning, expert witness, landscape architecture and surveying and mapping services. The members of MDA have experience in the planning and design of a wide variety of urban, residential, commercial, industrial, recreational and community-oriented projects ranging from large-scale resort residential projects to urban community spaces and commercial multiuse developments.

For more information, contact 239-337-3993 or visit www.morris-depew.com.

CRE Consultants announces transactions

CRE Consultants | Brokerage Services has announced the following transactions:

* Gulf Shore Cooling Inc. purchased a 2.04-acre site at 12291-12311 Itec Park Drive, Fort Myers, from ITEC 2, LLC for $819,944. Randal Mercer of CRE Consultants represented the buyer in negotiating the transaction.

* Soresi Plaza, LLC purchased 1.94 acres at 18700 N Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, from Michael Neves, Sr. for $160,000. Fred Kermani, CCIM, AIA of CRE Consultants negotiated the transaction.

* ScriptSourcing, LLC leased a 1,260-square-foot office space in Beachway Professional Center at 3301 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 106, Bonita Springs from Klinger Properties B, LLC. Dave Wallace, CCIM, SIOR and David Wallace of CRE Consultants represented the lessor and David Bartley of Bartley Real Estate represented the lessee in negotiating the transaction.

CRE Consultants | Brokerage Services is located at 12140 Carissa Commerce Court, Suite 102, Fort Myers.

For more about the company, please call 239-481-3800.

Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Property Southwest Florida brokers sale of commercial property

William Forenski has purchased 2.88 acres of commercial land located at 1381 Betmar Blvd,. in Fort Myers, from Alger RE Investment Properties LLC for $199,000.

Gary Tasman, CEO and principal broker, and Shawn Stoneburner, senior director and broker, of Cushman and Wakefield | Commercial Property Southwest Florida, LLC represented the buyer and the seller in negotiating the transaction.

Cushman and Wakefield | Commercial Property Southwest Florida, LLC delivers integrated solutions by actively advising, implementing, and managing on behalf of landlords, tenants, and investors through every stage of the real estate process.

The company advises clients in buying, selling, financing, leasing and managing assets. C&W also provides valuation advice, strategic planning and research, portfolio analysis, site selection and space location assistance.

For additional information about this transaction, or to learn more about Commercial Property Southwest Florida, please contact Tasman at gtasman@cpswfl.com or visit www.cpswfl.com.

Owen-Ames-KimballFlorida hires Lux as superintendent

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company, a general contractorwith a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has announced the hiring of Robb Lux as a superintendent.

Lux started his career as a laboratory and field technician testing construction materials. He was promoted to laboratory manager when he also served as a mentor to junior team members. Preferring to work outside and engage with clients, Lux became a job site superintendent for commercial construction projects and used his skills to take on project management roles. He is skilled in multiple construction disciplines, including masonry and site work. He completed his studies at St. Paul Technical College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has extensive experience in school construction projects and worked on O-A-K’s construction of the new Lehigh Middle School.

An employee-owned company, O-A-K Florida, Inc.’s board of directors, comprises members from the company’s Florida operations. Owen-Ames-Kimball Company has provided premier general contracting, design-build, and construction management services in Southwest Florida since 1982. O-A-K’s Florida operation is an affiliate of its parent company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Florida operation has offices in Collier and Lee counties. Its Lee County office is located at 11941 Fairway Lakes Drive in Fort Myers. Learn more about O-A-K at www.owen-ames-kimball.com.