Real Estate Briefs
May 11, 2018


GATES Construction to build Cape Coral multi-family complex

GATES has been selected as construction manager for the expansion at Isles of Porto Vista, a multi-family complex located in Cape Coral. The expansion will consist of eight, three-story, 16,000-square-foot multi-family buildings, which will add 123 total units to the Isles of Porto Vista community, located at 2913 Tuscan Drive, Cape Coral, FL.

Construction slated to begin in summer 2018. For leasing information, contact Jack Smedes with New Home Network, 239-841-2594.

GATES Construction serves its clients from offices in Bonita Springs and Sarasota providing construction management, general contracting and design-build services. Its diverse portfolio of commercial, healthcare, multi-family, hospitality, institutional and special projects, showcases numerous landmarks successfully constructed over the past quarter of century. GATES also operates throughout the southeast United States and Latin America. For more information on GATES, please call 239-593-3777 or visit the website at

Sean and Betty Cody affiliate with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate have announced that Sean and Betty Cody have become affiliated sales associates with the company's Cape Coral office.

Sean Cody may be reached at 239-872-0730, or Betty Cody may be reached at 239-692-6049 or

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is a leading full-service residential real estate brokerage company with more than 85 offices and 5,000 sales associates serving the communities of Central Florida, Flagler, Brevard, Palm Beach, Southeast Florida, Southwest Florida, Tampa Bay and the Panhandle. Worldwide, the Coldwell Banker network includes 3,000 offices with nearly 85,000 sales associates. For more information or to view local listings, visit To learn more about a career in real estate or affiliating with Coldwell Banker, visit Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is a subsidiary of NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company.

Beattie Development unveils the Arthur model home

Award-winning homebuilder Beattie Development will unveil the Arthur, a unique and affordable model home, with a grand opening for the public on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors to the home, located at 4402 Chiquita Blvd., S., will be treated to grilled burgers and hot dogs, entertainment and activities for children, cornhole and other games, a deejay spinning tunes from noon to 3 p.m. and giveaways.

The Arthur is the first model in the Beattie Development RRB Collection, a line of affordable homes starting at under $200,000. The RRB Collection was developed to generate more access to home ownership among people like teachers and public servants, who typically are priced out of the Southwest Florida housing market.

The Arthur is a spacious 2,200 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home is transitional in style, featuring a large kitchen and great room, laundry/mud room, walk-in closets in all bedrooms, an optional fourth bedroom that can be used as an office or bonus room, and a backyard with flexible-use areas.

More information about the grand opening and the Arthur is available by calling New Home Sales Manager Ryan Clausell at 239-257-3295, option 2.

The Beattie Development design center is located at 1213 Cape Coral Parkway, East. The headquarters and real estate office are at 857 S.E. 47th St. The Arthur model home center is located at 4402 Chiquita Blvd., S. For more information about the company, call 239-257-3295 or visit To speak to New Home Sales Manager Ryan Clausell, whose office is located at the Arthur, call 239-980-4730.

16 Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group agents receive New Home Sales training

Sixteen real estate agents from Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group graduated from New Home Sales training in the first quarter of 2018. This program prepares general real estate agents to sell new homes for Aubuchon Homes. Attending the required classes, agents learn how to qualify prospects, create a model home sales presentation, and gain an understanding of the home building industry as well as the construction process.

The New Home Sales graduates include Mason Graham, Terry Sampson, Valarie Tillman, David Wittig, Jessica Obert, Raul Serra, Andy McCarty, Patty McGuire, Darlene Turek, Don Offutt, Duane Morris, Saundra Healy, Marilyn Adams, Beth Crafts, Christina Vertich, and Sheena Reagan.

Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group is the real estate division of the Aubuchon Team of Companies. To date the company is home to 90 agents with five real estate offices across SW Florida; three in Cape Coral, one in Estero, and the newest office in Fort Myers. For more information visit

O'Brien director of marketing at Aubuchon Team of Companies

Shannan O'Brien has joined the Aubuchon Team of Companies as director of marketing. She will lead the marketing team for Aubuchon Homes, Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group, Evalutions by Aubuchon and OmniOne Title Services. She has more than 16 years of experience working in the Southwest Florida construction industry. She is a licensed Florida real estate agent and a graduate of the University of South Florida with a degree in mass communications.

Meyer completes Financial Analyss for Commercial Investment Real Estate class

Claire Meyer, research director at Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida, recently attended and completed the Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate Class at the CCIM Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

CCIM Institute is commercial real estate's most influential professional organization, with members closing $200 billion annually in commercial real estate deals. For 50 years, the institute has been building opportunities through its respected education program, led by established practitioners. CCIM Institute members are eligible to earn the CCIM designation, the industry's most prestigious certification.

Cushman & Wakefield|Commercial Property Southwest Florida believes that attracting and retaining talent is essential to our success as a company. Tasman said, "We will continue to encourage and support every employee to continuously work towards furthering their training and education to preserve a competitive edge and stay on top of current trends, technology updates and changes."

Lee County Community Development April 2018 permit report issued

During April, contractors pulled 143 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at about $40.8 million in unincorporated Lee County. That compares to 151 permits issued in March 2018 and 96 issued in April 2017, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development.

Also during April, 16 multi-family units valued at about $1.3 million were permitted, compared to 6 units in March 2018 and 12 units in April 2017.

General commercial activity was valued at about $5.2 million for nine permits, compared to about $13.9 million in March 2018 and about $20.7 million in April 2017.

Lee County Community Development issued 5,880 permits of all kinds in April.

Lee County Community Development oversees planning, zoning, development and building services, environmental review, building inspection, and code enforcement for the unincorporated areas of Lee County. To learn more about the department and its services, visit

Tax Collector sets date for annual certificate sale

A compelling yearly opportunity to invest in Lee County real estate arrives soon. The 2018 Tax Certificate Sale of properties with unpaid real property taxes is Tuesday, May 22 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. online at

Tax certificates bear interest of as much as 18 percent per year. They represent liens for delinquent taxes, interest and charges associated with each property involved in the auction. Tax certificate holders pay the delinquent taxes to the county in exchange for the chance to reap the interest.

"This is a win-win for tax certificate buyers and for the county," Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart said. "It's an opportunity for people who invest to reap valuable returns, and it pays off delinquent taxes that would otherwise drain resources from the citizens of Lee County."

The sale is conducted auction style, with each certificate going to the bidder willing to accept the lowest interest rate. The bidding starts at 18 percent per year and progresses downward in 0.25 percent increments. Buying a certificate isn't the same as buying the property, but beginning April 1, 2020, anyone holding a certificate issued in this year's sale can apply for a tax deed to sell the land. That right expires along with the certificate on April 1, 2025.

Any certificate that isn't bid on will be issued to the county and available for purchase from the Tax Collector. The cost to purchase a county-held certificate is face value plus interest and a $6.25 processing fee. Visit for more information and to view county-held certificates once they become available after the May 22 auction.

For more information on bidding rules, auction guidelines and to learn how to become a registered bidder, visit Registration closes Friday, May 18 at 5 p.m.

BSSW Architects announces hiring of Brown as project manager

BSSW Architects, Inc., a full-service architectural firm founded in 1980, has announced the hiring of John Brown as a project manager.

Brown is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects and has 17 years of experience in the architecture industry, including work in health care, education, commercial, retail, hospitality and residential. He has worked on projects throughout the Southeastern U.S. involving schematic design, feasibility studies, permitting and construction drawings as well as project management and construction administration. John also has expertise with the latest design software including Building Information Modeling.

BSSW's architectural services include interior design, planning, programming, building information modeling, sustainable design and feasibility studies. BSSW handles commercial, residential and mixed use projects, and its team members offer expertise in facility design for education, resort and hospitality, government, public safety and religious facilities, along with a niche service addressing historic preservation.

BSSW Architects, Inc. is a full-service architectural firm founded in 1980. The Fort Myers-based company has served as the lead architect on more than 120 major projects across Southwest Florida, including schools, government facilities, public libraries, hotels, resorts and private communities. BSSW Architects employs a complete team of architects, planners, interior designers and support staff to bring projects from the concept stage through completion. For more information, visit or call 239-278-3838.


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