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Real Estate Briefs 2-9-24

By Staff | Feb 12, 2024

SVN Commercial Partners completes series of deals

Recent deals completed by SVN Commercial Partners included:

• Keltour USA purchased 14,000 square feet of warehouse space, located at 2673 N.E. 9th Ave. in Cape Coral, for $2.65 million from TL Fliss Real Estate. Lauri Albion and Tiffany Luongo of SVN Commercial Partners represented the seller and Luongo represented the buyer.

• All Stylez Salon, LCC leased 1,532 square feet of retail space at 9108 Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs from Wynn Properties, Inc. Donna Marrero and Tiffany Luongo of SVN Commercial Partners represented the tenant.

• United Flooring & Interiors leased 3,727 square feet of industrial space, located at 13750 Treeline Ave. S, Units 2 & 3, in Fort Myers, from Shanahan Enterprises of FL, LLC. Donna Marrero Zaldivar and Bryan J. Myers of SVN Commercial Partners represented the lessee.

SVN Commercial Partners, with five offices in Southeast and Southwest Florida, is a commercial real estate services firm dedicated to providing expertise to investors and occupiers of commercial real estate. It provides a full menu of services to clients in the Southeast and Southwest Florida regions in addition to serving a national client base.All SVN offices are independently owned and operated. To learn more about SVN Commercial Partners, go to svncp.com.

Real Estate Investment Society announces new officers and board members

The Real Estate Investment Society this week announced the election of officers and its board of governors for 2024: President Justin Thibaut, CCIM, of LSI Companies; Vice President Josh Philpott, AICP, of Stantec; Treasurer Kristine Smale of Christopher Alan Homes; and Secretary Phil Fischler, CCIM, of Fischler Property Company.

The board of governors includes Kevin Beauparlant of Bank OZK; Lee County Property Appraiser Matt Caldwell; Jennifer Fisher of Strayhorn, Persons-Mulicka and Fisher; Zannon Garza, of DeAngelis Diamond; Donald Schrotenboer of REALVIZORY; Ryan Shute, PE, of Morris-Depew Associates; and Shelton Weeks, PhD., of Lutgert College of Business. The immediate past president, Lori Moore of Roetzel & Andress, also joins the board.

REIS is an independent organization, dedicated to assisting members in the effective utilization of real estate through networking, education, public service, and a common voice on pertinent issues. The membership represents a broad spectrum of real estate, environmental, financial, legal, design, construction, marketing and management companies.

REIS luncheon meetings convene at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, at Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers, to network and discuss current civic and business issues affecting the commercial real estate and development industry. Information on membership and meeting programs is available at www.reis-swfl.org.

MK Architecture awarded contract for Citygate Ministries renovation, expansion

MK Architecture has been awarded the architectural design for the renovation/restoration of the older classroom building at Citygate Ministries located on Jackson Street in downtown Fort Myers. The project includes a 4,300-square-foot renovation including new offices, skills lab, a large new meeting room and ADA restrooms.

The selected general contractor is Meridian Construction and Development of Fort Myers. Construction is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of this year.

MK Architecture specializes in commercial, multi-family, and hospitality architecture, with offices in Fort Myers, Naples and Lexington, Kentucky.

MK Architecture’s Fort Myers office is at 8200 College Parkway, Suite 201. Contact the office at 239-482-2121 or visit www.MK-ARCH.com.

Seagate Development Group promotes Kowalczyk to chief of staff

Seagate Development Group has promoted Jenna Kowalczyk from vice president of operations to chief of staff. In her new role, Kowalczyk is responsible for advising and supporting the executive leadership team, facilitating strategic decision-making and managing high priority initiatives.

Kowalczyk joined Seagate in 2017. During her time as vice president of operations, she oversaw operational processes to improve efficiency and ensure quality control and implemented strategies to enhance overall business performance and drive growth. Kowalczyk has more than a decade of experience in the homebuilder and real estate development industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Florida.

Launched in 2015 and based in Southwest Florida, Seagate Development Group is a vertically integrated real estate company focused on delivering excellence and concierge-level service. Seagate’s separate yet integrated divisions offer an extensive array of services encompassing land acquisition, entitlements, design, permitting, site development, construction, interior design, sales, leasing, asset and property management and disposition.

For more information, visit seagatedevelopmentgroup.com

Ruiz joins Stevens Construction

Stevens Construction Inc. has expanded the Fort Myers special projects division with the addition of Assistant Project Manager Fabio Ruiz, announced Joseph Cimilluca, special projects division manager.

Ruiz is an accomplished manager, bringing 17 years of experience in customer service, sales and operations. As assistant project manager, Ruiz is responsible for preconstruction initiatives such as creating proposals and coordinating with subcontractors, as well as supporting the field team during construction.

With revenues growing 73% from 2022 to 2023, the special projects division was launched in 2018 to serve projects under $1 million. This division provides self-performance with a team of skilled tradespeople allowing more flexibility with schedule, an ability to perform tasks on demand and with cost control. Special projects include tenant improvements, additions, renovations, repairs and specialty projects.

With offices in Fort Myers, 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.

Fowler Construction & Development unveils rebranding reflecting growth and tradition

Fowler Construction & Development has unveiled a new logo, tagline and website that gives a nod to its strong history while focusing on a future highlighting unique and transformational projects in the marina, restaurant and hospitality industries.

As Fowler Construction & Development continues its 55-year evolution, the company’s brand is also evolving to reflect Fowler’s generational excellence, growth, expertise and gold-standard commitment to serving clients at the highest level.

The new logo maintains the vintage “F” that originated over 50 years ago and represents Fowler’s equity and continuity. With an eye to the future, the remaining letters are designed in a new, modern font, with the blue color highlighting Fowler’s scope of work and expertise in the marina sector while also working in the company’s familiar red.

Past and current projects are on display on the new website at fowlercompany.com.

Founded in 1968 by Robert Fowler Sr. and now directed by Robert Fowler, Jr., Fowler Construction & Development has delivered hundreds of projects through the decades for clients in many industries, including marine, restaurant and hospitality. Built on a rich history, Fowler has built numerous fire stations, restaurants, condominiums, docks and piers, and restored historic landmarks. To learn more about Fowler Construction & Development, go to fowlercompany.com or call 239-275-7000.