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Mayhugh Realty Offers Big Brokerage Resources, Small Town Service

March,8,2015

Although corporate franchises and affiliates have had a major presence in Southwest Florida’s commercial real estate market for the last 20 years, some of the area’s biggest deals are still being negotiated by its independent brokerages. Many of them operate with little advertising or fanfare, typically identifying opportunities through personal networks rather than networking events. One such brokerage is Mayhugh Realty, Inc., in Fort Myers.

First Street Village Site In Downtown Fort Myers Sold

Madison Ave. Investment Group, LLC, has acquired the 7.8-acre parcel at 2144 McGregor Blvd., near downtown Fort Myers, where the First Street Village development was proposed several years ago.

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VIP Reports Year-End, First Quarter Activity

VIP Realty – Commercial agents report the following sales and lease transactions, all in Fort Myers unless otherwise noted.

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Krise Named Florida CCIM President

Randy Krise, president and owner of Krise Commercial Group, Inc. in Fort Myers, has been named the 2015 president of the Florida CCIM Chapter.

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Juan Alvarez Named KOVA Sales Associate

Juan Alvarez recently joined KOVA Commercial, LLC, as a commercial sales and leasing associate. In addition to marketing, selling and leasing commercial space, he will consult on the preparation of financial models, projections and analyses relative to property acquisition or development.

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Sales, Leasing and Property Management News from Cushman & Wakefield|CPSWFL

Agents with Commercial Property Southwest Florida, LLC, an alliance member of Cushman & Wakefield, recently negotiated the following sales, leases and property management contracts. All properties are in Fort Myers unless otherwise noted.

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Public Land Trust Buys Collier Parcel For Nearly $9.8 Million

Jeffery D. Gargiulo, Trustee, sold nearly 620 acres at 17311 Immokalee Road in Naples to The Trust of Public Land for $9.765 million.

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Marc Joseph Opens At The Promenade

Marc Joseph New York, a designer of luxury shoes, has opened at The Promenade at Bonita Bay. The boutique is the third retail location for the company. 

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ARCEO Hires New Office Manager

Catherine Elkins has been appointed office manager of ARCEO, a Class-A executive office center at 3606 Enterprise Avenue in Naples. In this role, she is responsible for managing and leasing the company’s executive suites and virtual offices.

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Scott Robertson Expands Auctioneering Business

Sara Rose Bytnar has joined Scott Robertson Auctioneers as a benefit auctioneer.

A third-generation auctioneer with more than 10 years of professional experience, Bytnar was named the 2014-2015 Florida Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Champion and was first runner-up at the 2014 International Auctioneer Championship.

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New Medical Offices at South Metro Professional Center

Three companies recently signed leases for medical office space in South Metro Professional Center. The new leases absorbed a total of 6,700sf in the 47,000sf center at 13650-13710 Metropolis Avenue in Fort Myers.

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Colliers International Reports Recent Transactions in Southwest Florida

Agents with Colliers International Southwest Florida recently closed the following notable lease and sales transactions.

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Builders Care Announces Board Of Directors

The Lee Building Industry Association (LBIA) recently announced its 2015 Builders Care Board of Directors. They are: Chris Brasher (president), Frank Jenkins (vice president), Annette Nilles, Bob Bassett, Wendi Carroll, Butch Ritter, Fred Barry, Victor duPont, Teri Hansen, Dennis Miehle, Michael Reitmann, Jimmy Rodgers, Randy Thibaut, Brenda Thomas and Gregg S. Truxton.

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Dollar Corner To Open in Ave Maria

Dollar Corner is poised to open in Ave Maria’s Town Center.

The 2,400sf store will offer a wide variety of affordably-priced products, including health and beauty products, baby items, kitchenware, school supplies, over-the-counter medicine, greeting cards, party supplies, toys and cleaning supplies.

For more information about leasing and business opportunities in Ave Maria, please contact CeeCee Marinelli at cmarinelli@barroncollier.com or call 239-262-2600.

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Chris-Tel Adds Project Manager

Jack Guess has joined Chris-Tel Construction as project manager/estimator. He will assist the estimating department in pre-construction and construction services.

Guess has 25 years of experience in south Florida in the construction of commercial buildings, municipal facilities, correctional facilities, condominiums, airports and parking garages. He attended the University of Memphis Building Construction Program in Tennessee.

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Inn On Fifth Hires Management, Hospitality Personnel

The Inn on Fifth and Club Level Suites in Naples has hired Amber Ramsey as revenue manager and Lauren Gibson as director of private dining.

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  • S.S. Hookers

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    Typically, waterfront dining in Southwest Florida involves a bridge, a toll or both. But with the recent opening of S.S. Hooker’s in south Fort Myers, diners have a palatable alternative that’s easy on the eyes and the wallet.

  • The Lodge

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    Thoughts of downtown Fort Myers aren’t likely to prompt visions of a ski lodge and falling snow. But that’s exactly what Kearns Restaurant Group (KRG) has in mind for its newest Southwest Florida restaurant, The Lodge, now under construction on First Street.

  • LaMotta’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

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    In a town where pizza-and-pasta restaurants are plentiful, finding affordable, authentic Italian cuisine is akin to a game of chance. There’s really no way to know if you’ve spent your dining dollars on a winner or a loser until it’s too late and all too often, the house comes out ahead. If that’s the case, chances are you haven’t been to LaMotta’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in south Fort Myers.

  • Reuben’s Smokehouse

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    One thing that Arvey Krise and her son, Reuben Sliva, have discovered as restaurateurs is that home cooking never goes out of style. Case in point: Reuben’s Smokehouse, located at 11506 South Cleveland Avenue, next to Dunkin’s Diamonds in Fort Myers.

  • Rib City

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    Famous for its award-winning ribs and barbecue, Rib City is gaining recognition for another reason these days: Longevity. In May, the family-owned, national chain of barbecue restaurants turned 25 — a rare distinction that places it among Southwest Florida’s restaurant elite.

  • Cape Cod Fish Company

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    From the day it opened last fall, Cape Cod Fish Company (CCFC) has attracted two types of customers: (1) New Englanders who miss the clam shacks back home and (2) seafood lovers who had no idea what they’d been missing until their first visit. Either way, chef Joseph Faria’s tiny south Fort Myers restaurant has been a big hit with customers craving fresh, cold-water seafood.

  • Kearns Restaurant Group’s New Dining Destinations

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    In the history of Lee County, only a handful of local restaurateurs have simultaneously owned and operated multiple restaurants in this market (think Prawnbroker Group, Paul and Craig Peden, and the Phelan family, among others). While most have evolved as a result of slow, steady growth, Kearns Restaurant Group (KRG) has burst onto the scene, fueled by innovative ideas for new restaurants and bars, and the resources to develop, build and manage them.

  • Tom, Dick & Harry’s American Grill

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    Sometimes, the best indication of a great restaurant isn’t what’s on the menu, but the number of cars in the parking lot. If so, that’s a very good sign for Tom, Dick & Harry’s American Grill in south Fort Myers, where the parking lot has been near capacity since opening day several months ago.

  • Broadway Factory

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    There is no shortage of frozen yogurt shops these days, particularly in Southwest Florida. Given the hot climate and consumers’ growing demand for healthful alternatives to traditional ice-cream, the appeal is understandable. But with frozen dessert franchises and locally-operated shops continuing to proliferate, one has to wonder if there’s room for even one more.

  • Square 1 Burgers & Bar

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    Although the term suggests a setback of sorts, finding yourself back at Square 1 means something far different to burger lovers, namely an outstanding meal.
    Located in Page Field Commons in Fort Myers, Square 1 Burgers & Bar is unlike any other casual-dining restaurant on Florida’s west coast and far superior to a typical burger joint. Local diners know that now, but weren’t quite sure what to make of the place when it opened in 2012. Since then, its unique appeal has drawn a growing fan base.