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Real Estate Briefs 8-5-22

By Staff | Aug 5, 2022

CRE Consultants welcomes Harris

CRE Consultants, one of Southwest Florida’s leading commercial real estate firms, has welcomed Kathleen Harris as the executive assistant to Randal Mercer, a founding partner of CRE Consultants.

In this role, Harris will be supervising a variety of daily operations including managing an active calendar of mission critical activities, ensuring all expectations are met, key client asset management and related deliverables.

Her responsibilities also include fielding telephone inquiries, distribution of marketing materials, maintaining and tracking related property data, owner/vendor contacts and schedules and monthly reporting. CRE Consultants is a commercial real estate services firm serving the Florida market. CRE Consultants provides strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; property management; valuation, research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.creconsultants.com.

Shevchuk joins Weichert, Realtors – Agency ONE

Weichert, Realtors – Agency ONE this week announced Margarita Shevchuk has joined its Fort Myers office. Shevchuk joins a team that has many years of combined real estate expertise.

Weichert, Realtors – Agency ONE, located at 8191 College Parkway 206, is an independently owned and operated affiliate of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. For more information, please contact Megan Eister at 239-415-6500 or megan@weichertagency1.com.

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. was established in 2001 by Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert Companies, which has been in operation since 1969. The company provides a business model for operating, managing and marketing a real estate brokerage. For more information about Weichert, visit Weichert.com or for information on franchise opportunities visit WeichertFranchise.com.

Stevens Construction begins renovation at Somerset at the Plantation in Fort Myers

Stevens Construction has started an interior renovation and outdoor amenities improvement to the amenity center at Somerset at the Plantation, located at 10401 Dartington Drive in Fort Myers, announced Dan Adams, vice president/principal, Stevens Construction, Inc.

Stevens Construction is providing a 12,650-square-foot interior renovation of the community amenity center, which will include the fitness facility, meeting rooms, bathrooms, offices, outdoor bar and event room. Additionally, Stevens Construction is building four new pickleball courts, two new bocce ball courts, shade canopies, and expanding the spa and renovating the sauna.

The Stevens Construction team includes senior project manager, Alan Bennett; superintendent, Neal Klein; and project administrator, Gina Ferentini. The project was designed by GMA Architects & Planners.

With offices in Fort Myers, Tampa, Sarasota and Orlando, 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.stevensbuilds.com or call 239-936-9006.

Dominium announces acquisition of Aria Landings in Fort Meyers

Dominium, a leading affordable housing owner, developer and manager announced this week that it has acquired Aria Landings, formerly known as The Brittany, a 320-unit multifamily housing community located in Fort Myers. Dominium is planning to resyndicate Aria Landings in the spring of 2023, renewing the property’s affordable housing status and conducting an $11.8 million renovation of the property in exchange for a reallocation of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. This will ensure that Aria Landings continues to provide the community with critical high-quality affordable housing for years to come.

Nationwide, LIHTC is the largest source of funding support for both the construction of new affordable housing, and maintenance of existing affordable housing communities. In exchange for tax credits, affordable housing developers and operators agree to maintain rents at below-market rates so that households making 60% of the Area Median Income pay no more than 30% of their incomes towards housing.

The property consists of 26 garden-style residential buildings and a community center. Renovations to the property will include upgrades to the community’s clubhouse, fitness center, outdoor amenity space, landscaping and building exteriors, as well as renovations to individual apartment homes.

Dominium’s Southeast office has closed 1,355 units in 2022, increasing its Florida portfolio to 5,663 total units.

Founded in 1972, Dominium, a leading national owner, developer and manager of affordable apartment communities with offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, and Minneapolis, owns and manages over 38,000 homes at over 230 sites in about half of all U.S. states. For more information, visit www.dominiumapartments.com.