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Real Estate Briefs 3-18-22

By Staff | Mar 17, 2022

Owen-Ames-Kimball Florida hires Henderson as project superintendent

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company, a general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has announced the hiring of Brandon Henderson as a project superintendent.

Henderson has served as a project superintendent for more than 20 years in the site/civil construction industry. He began his career in the Local 324, Operating Engineers of Detroit, Mich., where he learned the trade of operating earthwork equipment. After moving to Florida, Henderson worked as an earthwork foreman for several key projects at a large civil construction firm. He was promoted to project superintendent within two years.

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.

Local EXIT Realty affiliated offices welcome new team members

Local EXIT Realty affiliated offices have announced the addition of the following individuals to their teams of dedicated real estate professionals.

• Jennifer Everd has joined EXIT Gulf Coast Realty located at 3515 Del Prado Blvd., South, 105/106, Cape Coral.

• Nancy Montalbano has joined EXIT Select Realty located at 12520 World Plaza Lane, Suite 1 and 2, Fort Myers.

These EXIT Realty offices are members of EXIT Southeast’s rapidly expanding network of independently owned and operated brokerages across the region.

For more information, please visit www.exitrealty.com and www.joinexitrealty.com.

LandQwest Commercial Names 2021 Statewide Top Producers

LandQwest Commercial Managing Principal Adam Palmer, CCIM, SIOR, was recognized as the firm’s 2021 Top Overall Producer. This is LQ’s highest honor across its Central, West Central and Southwest Florida markets.

Other notable LandQwest transactions and top producers from 2021 include:

• Largest office transaction: Adam Palmer, CCIM, SIOR and Steve Wood, 68,025-square-foot office sale, $7 million, 12451 Gateway Blvd., Fort Myers.

• Largest industrial transaction: Mike Doyle, CCIM and Adam Palmer, CCIM, SIOR, 50,520-square-foot industrial lease, Premier Linen Services @ Centerlinks, 9131 Centerlinks Commerce Drive, Fort Myers.

• Largest multi-family transaction: Bob O’Connor and Bruce Micciche, CCIM, 54-unit multi-family sale (price undisclosed), 3321-3409 S.W. 8th Place, Cape Coral.

LandQwest is a nationally recognized, privately-held commercial real estate brokerage organization that provides business partners with property management, tenant representation, leasing, sales, and consulting services in the communities we serve. For more information, visit LQWEST.com.

Babcock Ranch’s Pears to speak at next REIS meeting April 12

Development innovations and market strategy for Southwest Florida’s fast-growing, master-planned community, Babcock Ranch, will be presented at the Real Estate Investment Society’s Tuesday, April 12, luncheon meeting. Lucienne Pears, vice president of Economic and Business Development for Babcock Ranch, will explain the innovative approach to “town making” and offer insight on the development and marketing process.

Construction activity is bustling at Babcock Ranch, including commercial projects, a range of residential products and community facilities. The new town on the border of the Lee and Charlotte county line will have as many as 19,500 homes and 50,000 residents when it’s built out. The 17,800-acre community is surrounded by 73,000 acres that the state acquired for conservation.

Babcock Ranch is a leader in applying new technologies and is recognized as America’s first town to be driven by solar energy. Following her presentation, Pears will respond to questions of specific interest to the real estate investment and development industry.

The meeting is sponsored by LSI Companies and will begin promptly at 11:45 a.m. on April 12 in the Osprey Room at Pelican Preserve’s Clubhouse, on Treeline Avenue at Colonial Boulevard, one mile east of I-75 exit 136 in Fort Myers. Admission is $30 for members and $45 for guests, which includes lunch. Reservations are required by April 7 and may be made at the REIS web site: www.reis-swfl.org.