Naples Property Show Theme: “The True Cost of Ownership”

James D. York PA, a local realtor, hosts with realtors Michael and Morgan York of Downing Frye Realty’s York Realty Group. The show is called “SWFL Real Estate Update” Covers current issues or trends that you might find useful! The show has different guests who specialize in current topics relevant to the real estate industry. If you have any questions about upcoming topics or have a topic for the show, email us at [email protected] Shows can also be seen on the website: under the online education icon.

June 16th Chamber of Greater Fort Myers luncheon to highlight networking tips

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon on June 16 will focus on “Networking in Four Simple Steps”. Luncheon guests will hear from keynote speaker Bill Utnage, Southwest Florida Regional Partner for Master Networks, a national business creation organization. Utnage will provide valuable advice on improving networking experiences, including information on effective networking strategies and methods for building relationships that last a lifetime. Utnage has owned and operated businesses for over 30 years and also owns Damascus Road Coaching & Consulting. Lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Myers-Estero, located at 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive in Estero. Admission is $25 for Chamber members and $35 for future members and includes lunch. To learn more or to register, visit or call 239-332-2930.

Stevens Construction completes Frantz EyeCare

Stevens Construction has completed the 60,000 square foot, two-story Frantz EyeCare and Frantz Cosmetic Center located at 9617 Gulf Research Lane. Designed to promote staff efficiency and the overall patient experience, Frantz EyeCare offers 44 exam lanes, a diagnostic center, retail, LASIK suite and cosmetic treatment center. The second floor houses Frantz EyeCare offices, employee training, a conference room and space available for rental. Frantz EyeCare will also provide the future home of Suncoast Surgery Center, an AHCA-accredited surgical center with four operating rooms and four laser suites slated to open in June. The Stevens Construction team includes Senior Project Manager, Jon Zander; chief superintendent, Tom Porter; project engineer, Matthieu Rigot; and project administrator, Gina Ferentini. The design team includes: Gordon & Associates Architect, LLC, Southview Studios and Quattrone & Associates, Inc.


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Genesis Naples, LLC has purchased Tract 92, a 4.18 acre commercial site at Pine Ridge Rd & I-75 in Naples from Frank Clesen & Sons, Inc. for $4,734,000. Fred Kermani represented the seller and George Vukobratovich of Welsh Companies represented the buyer in negotiating the transaction.

Genesis Naples, LLC has purchased Tract 93, a 4.03 acre site at Pine Ridge Rd & I-75 in Naples from Frank V. Kralik Rev Trust for $4,000,000. Fred Kermani represented the seller and George Vukobratovich of Welsh Companies represented the buyer in negotiating the transaction.

Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company has leased 3,083 square feet of office space in the Renaissance Center at 9530 Marketplace Road, Suite 101, Fort Myers from Brookwood SFL, I. Randal Mercer brokered the transaction.

Berlin, Patten, Ebling, PLLC has leased 1,727 square feet of office space in the Beachway Professional Center at 3301 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 308, Bonita Springs from Klingler Properties B, LLC. Dave Wallace and David Wallace represented the lessor and Michael Mahan of Lee & Associates represented the lessee in negotiating the transaction.


Marcella Sousa Joins LSI Companies, Inc. as Registration Coordinator

LSI Companies, Inc. is pleased to announce and welcome Marcella Sousa as Enrollment Coordinator. Marcella will be responsible for providing administrative and operational support to the sales team, including sourcing properties, preparing marketing materials and listing presentations, coordinating sponsorship opportunities, paralegal assistance, reporting and event planning. She has over 10 years of experience in the field of real estate and legal services. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in real estate law from the Federal University of Goias, Brazil. Marcella will work from the LSI branch in Punta Gorda.

RE/MAX Realty Group recognizes its top producers for the month of April

RE/MAX Realty Group’s Top Residential Listing Producer for April is Gerhard Jakobeit; The Top Residential Listings Team is Team Cole; Residential best sellers are Patrick Quinn; The best residential sales team is the Horvath team; The best member of the residential sales team is Ernie Horvath; The top Commercial Producer is Pam Wittenauer-Bratton, CCIM; Best selling commercial is Rachael Guertin. RE/MAX Realty Group congratulates the following agents for reaching new club levels in April: Executive Club members are Heather Hitz, Caryn Kast, Gerhard Jakobeit, Brooke Cole Murray, Mike McNamara, Debbie Novickoff, Bob Vreeland and Karen Wojnar. Members of the 100% Club are Danene Bazon-Meyer, Kelsey Burkholder, Brenda Cole, Jason Lipsher, Gidget Jackson, Patrick Quinn and Lisa Shepard. Platinum Club members Chris Horvath and Ernie Horvath. RE/MAX Realty Group celebrates the anniversary of Jimly Harris (5 years old) and Kevin Wireman (20 years old).

Lindsey Skott joins the Gulf Coast International Properties® team

Gulf Coast International Properties® is pleased to announce Lindsey Skott, Real Estate Agent, has joined the business. A resident of Naples for 6 years, Lindsey is originally from Chicago where she attended Harper College. Lindsey was born into a family of entrepreneurs where she gained experience in many aspects of restoration and home building. Focusing on marketing and interior design, Lindsey learned what it takes to successfully run a family business. From there, she built a foundation in the aesthetic aspect of buying and selling luxury homes. Lindsey is focused on superior customer service and communication. An unparalleled work ethic and positive attitude are the foundations on which she serves her clients in the luxury real estate sector in Naples. Lindsey looks forward to continuing to help shape Southwest Florida’s vibrant real estate community for many years to come.

Theory Design welcomes three new recruits

Howard Finkelstein brings more than 37 years of design experience to SWFL’s fastest growing high-end interior design company. Holding a senior senior designer position with the Theory Design team, Finkelstein began his design career in Fort Lauderdale and later expanded throughout Florida and beyond. Finkelstein specializes in high-end luxury design and construction from scratch. As a newly hired Design Assistant to the Conceptual Design Team, Kayla Koeller will play a support role by assisting with selections, sourcing products and materials, assisting with installations and tours as well as assisting with inventory documentation on residential design projects. Previously at Collins & Dupont in Bonita Springs, Koeller joins Theory Design to develop her design skills with her career goal of becoming NCIDQ and ASID certified. Also joining the theoretical design team as a design assistant, Lina McGill brings to the team a strong background in data management standards and documentation structure. McGill has a strong background in organization and detailed record keeping. She will lead continuous process improvement and assist in the coordination of design furniture orders and follow-up to ensure future installations go smoothly. This is a critical role for every design company and is particularly important with the current state of the global supply chain.

Diamond Custom Homes appoints Jacob Weiss Director of Construction

Diamond Custom Homes has announced the appointment of Jacob Weiss as Construction Manager. In this leadership position, Weiss will be responsible for overseeing construction and project management teams; establish quality standards and deliver houses according to standards; evaluate alternative construction methods for cost effectiveness and quality improvement; budget management and accuracy; monitor industry trends, code variations, and continuing education; supervise, instruct, train and evaluate construction personnel in accordance with Diamond Custom Homes core values; maintaining relationships with subcontractors; establish the workflow and priority of the work process from sales contract to completion; and design and establish processes for inspection, quality control, home visits and standard operating procedures.


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