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Real Estate Briefs | March 29

By Staff | Mar 29, 2024

Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association announces inaugural SWFL-TechCon

The Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association will present its first annual SWFL-TechCon, a groundbreaking summit designed to explore and leverage the latest advancements in real estate technology. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Myers, located within the Bell Tower Shops.

Attendees can join the event at any time throughout the day. Registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome. The cost to attend is $25.

SWFL-TechCon is expected to be a pivotal gathering for real estate professionals, tech innovators, and industry leaders seeking to stay ahead of the curve in an ever-evolving market. This one-day summit will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions, interactive workshops and networking opportunities, all focused on the intersection of technology and real estate.

Topics will encompass a wide range of industry-shaping subjects focused on the future of real estate, including expert insights on cutting-edge real estate technology, in depth exploration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for real estate, boosting social media presence, and much more. Attendees will enjoy presentations from leading industry experts Chris Linsell, Johnathan Lickstein, and Craig Grant.

To learn more about the event or the Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association and membership, visit RPCRA.org.

The Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association was chartered in 1922 as the Fort Myers Board of Realty and today serves more than 10,000 Realtor members and affiliates. The association acts as the primary resource and active advocate for its members by collectively promoting member business interests through education, communications and proactive management of industry issues.

Christopher Alan Homes introduces new 1,687-square-foot Hibiscus floor plan

Hometown Florida builder Christopher Alan Homes’ new 1,687-square-foot Hibiscus floor plan reflects the builder’s growing popularity among homebuyers and their preferences for larger, new-construction single-family homes. Available through the homebuilder’s spot lot program, the Hibiscus offers three bedrooms, two baths and a two-car garage within 2,460 total square feet. The Hibiscus also has an option for a three-car garage.

Offered on select homesites in Lee, Charlotte and Sarasota counties in Southwest Florida, the Hibiscus was designed for a relaxed modern lifestyle with an open-concept floor plan blending living room, kitchen and dining area.

Headquartered in Southwest Florida, Christopher Alan Homes is a single-family builder in Babcock Ranch, West Port, Burnt Store Village and Deep Creek. The builder-owned company also builds on spot lots in Charlotte, Sarasota and Lee counties in Southwest Florida and Melbourne and Palm Bay on Florida’s East Central Space Coast. For more information about Christopher Alan Homes visit christopheralanhomes.com or call 855-44-MYCAH.

Political forecast and effects topics of REIS meeting April 9

The political forecast and effects on markets will be delivered by Dennis Pearlman at the Real Estate Investment Society Tuesday, April 9, luncheon meeting.

Pearlman’s program will include an outlook for political action in the coming months and the implications for economic policy, market conditions, and personal financial well-being.

Following the presentation, Pearlman will respond to questions of specific interest to the real estate investment and development industry.

Pearlman, AIF, is a political analyst and wealth management consultant with Everhart Advisors. He has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and is the managing partner of the Southwest Florida office of Everhart Advisors.

The meeting is sponsored by Seacoast Bank, and will begin promptly at 11:45 a.m. on April 9 in the Osprey Room at Pelican Preserve’s Clubhouse, on Treeline Avenue at Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Admission is $30 for members and $45 for guests, which includes lunch. Reservations are required by Thursday, April 4.

Stevens Construction earns Great Place to Work Certification for third year

Stevens Construction has been certified as a Great Place to Work based on feedback from current team members, announced Daniel Adams, executive vice president.

Team members were provided with an anonymous survey in which 98% of participants indicated that Stevens Construction is a great place to work based on questions regarding leadership, justice, support, camaraderie and integrity. One hundred percent of team members said they are made to feel welcome when joining the company, as well as 100% of team members indicated they’re offered training and development opportunities to further themselves professionally.

Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.

Stevens Construction currently has 63 team members throughout its offices in Orlando and Fort Myers. The company is currently recruiting for multiple positions throughout Florida including project managers and superintendents. For a full list of current opportunities, visit Careers | Stevens Construction (stevensconstructioninc.com).

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.

Recent LQ Commercial Transactions in Southwest Florida Market

LQ has announced the following real estate transactions


• Palm Beach RV and Boat Storage, LLC purchased the 10-acre land parcel at 11170 Palm Beach Blvd in Fort Myers, from Corradi Palm Beach Blvd LLC for $3,550,000. Michael Price, ALC of LQ Commercial represented the seller.

• T. Disney Trucking purchased the 2,000-square-foot industrial building at 17050 Alico Commerce Court, Unit #1 in Fort Myers, from 17050 Alico, LLC for $510,000. Carson Baird and Rokki Rogan of LQ Commercial represented the seller.

• Karyn Comberland purchased the 752-square-foot office building at 12620 World Plaza Lane, Ste. #2 in Fort Myers, from Solver LLC12 for $195,000. Brett Low of LQ Commercial represented the transaction.

• Jomex Properties LLC purchased the 0.34-acre land parcel at 319 SW 3rd St. in Cape Coral, from 413 N.E. Van Loon Ln 111 LLC for $70,000. Stephanie Ferreras of LQ Commercial represented the transaction.


• Burma Brewing Company leased 9,675 square feet of industrial space at 16810 Oriole Rd, Unit #7-8 in Fort Myers, from Centerlinks Associates LLC. Michael Doyle, CCIM of LQ Commercial represented the landlord.

• Fountain of Youth leased 980 square feet of office space at 13720 Cypress Terrace Cir. in Fort Myers, from JC Stewart Enterprises LLC. Steve Wood of LQ Commercial represented the transaction.

LQ Commercial is a nationally renowned, Florida-based commercial real estate brokerage organization. It provides comprehensive property management, tenant representation, leasing, sales, investments and consulting services. Formerly LandQwest Commercial, LQ is a marketing company thtat provides commercial brokerage and property management services, partnering with tenants, landlords and investors. Visit LQCRE.com.

Owen-Ames-Kimball names Harrison project manager

Owen’Ames’Kimball Company (O’A’K), a general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has named Charles “Chase” Harrison project manager.

For the past three years, Harrison worked as an assistant project manager for a privately-held construction firm that provides general building, bridge, road and civil works, pipeline and specialty construction services.

Prior to his role as assistant project manager, Harrison worked for the Collier County government as a safety inspector and operations manager. Harrison holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Florida SouthWestern State College.

O-A-K offers commercial construction services to clients in Michigan, Florida, and Colorado, providing general contracting, design-build and construction management services in Southwest Florida since 1982

Its Lee County office is at 11941 Fairway Lakes Drive in Fort Myers. Learn more about O-A-K at www.owen-ames-kimball.com or call 239-561-4141.