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Real Estate Notes

October 26, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Wilson earns NAR's Green Designation

Monika Wilson with Century 21 Sunbelt has been awarded the National Association of Realtors' Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.

Wilson achieved this prestigious designation after completing 18 hours of course work designed specifically for Realtors. The courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate.

More specifically, Wilson was trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of green building features and practices, distinguishing between industry rating and classification systems, listing and marketing green homes and buildings, discussing the financial grants and incentives available to homeowners, and helping consumers see a property's green potential.

As an NAR Green Designee, Wilson has gained the knowledge and the tools necessary to become a trusted green resource for Cape Coral. For more information about Wilson, visit www.spotfloridarealestate.com or e-mail monika.wilson@century21.com.

Monika Wilson also was awarded with the CIPS Designation in 2011 after completing 18 hours of coursework designed specifically for Realtors working the international market.

For more information about NAR's Green Designation, visit www.greenresourcecouncil.org

Stevens Construction begins renovations at Florida Hospital Tampa

Stevens Construction has started construction of a complex, multi-phase revitalization of Florida Hospital Tampa, announced Mark Stevens, company president.

The master project includes both interior and exterior updates to the building, located at 3100 East Fletcher Ave.. in Tampa. Exterior updates include 202,732 square feet of updated exterior vertical wall surface, the addition of over 30,000 square feet of impact-rated glass windows on the south, main and north towers, and unique up-lighting features to illuminate the hospital exterior. The main tower will also undergo a new canopy entry and roof replacement renovations.

The interior renovation of 355 patient rooms will include new flooring and painting.

Construction will occur in multiple phases. Florida Hospital Tampa will remain operational throughout the entire project allowing the hospital to continue to serve patients. The project is slated for completion in summer of 2014.

The Stevens Construction team includes Bill Roach as project manager, Mike Garland as superintendent and Terri Sobeck as project administrator. HuntonBrady Architects designed the project.

With offices in Orlando, Tampa and Fort Myers, 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.stevensconstruc-tioninc.com or call 239-936-9006.

Canzano joins Taylor Morrison at Sandoval

Taylor Morrison has announced the appointment of Michael P. Canzano as a sales associate at Sandoval, the 524-acre gated community in the heart of Cape Coral.

With more than 15 years of sales experience, Canzano is a licensed real estate agent in Florida and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn.

Canzano joins sales professional Donna Occhuizzo at the Sandoval Welcome Center, located at 2307 Sandoval Boulevard.

Sandoval is one of nearly 20 communities included in the West Florida Division of Taylor Morrison, from Pasco to Collier County. The division added approximately 20 positions in 2012 and estimates another 50 positions in 2013. Development expects to add 12 to 15 new communities or phases to existing communities over the next 12 months. Each home employs around 50 trades and more than 100 individuals, including contractors, consultants and Taylor Morrison employees.

The Sandoval Welcome Center is located on Veterans Parkway just west of Surfside Boulevard. To make an appointment or for more information about Sandoval, call 888-945-0432 toll-free, or visit www.MeetSandoval.com.

Model home grand

opening, community open house at Hampton Park

WCI Communities is inviting the public to a model home grand opening and community open house at Hampton Park at Gateway on Sunday, Oct. 28 from noon to 4 p.m.

The free event will feature food and refreshments from 1-3 p.m., live musical entertainment and kids' activities at the recently completed model home park. Tours of four new designer-furnished homes, including two Grand Villas and two Classic Series single-family homes by WCI Communities, will be open for viewing at the model park.

For additional event information, call 239-444-5050.

WCI recently unveiled its first phase of Hampton Park at Gateway, offering nine single-family floor plans priced from $201,990. Hampton Park offers six Grand Villa floor plans featuring two to five bedrooms, 1,756 to 3,377 square feet of living space and one- and two-story designs. Its three Classic Series single-family homes have three and four bedrooms, dens and great rooms within 2,434 to 2,725 square feet of air-conditioned living space and a three-car garage option.

Hampton Park also offers the Sports & Social Club, a 5,300-square-foot private clubhouse with state-of-the-art fitness center and men's and women's locker rooms, a catering kitchen and a club room with a billiard table, bar and large-screen TV. Outdoor amenities include a resort-style swimming pool surrounded by sundecks; a full-size basketball court; large playground; and an outdoor pavilion with barbecue grills and a fireplace.

Hampton Park offers new homes in Fort Myers and is conveniently located off I-75 at exit 131. The Welcome Center, located in the Gardenia II model, is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m.

For additional information about the center, call 239-444-5050 or toll-free 866-363-9234 or visit www.HamptonParkWCI.com.

2012 winners of Lee BIA Industry Awards announced at annual dinner

The Lee Building Industry Association's 2012 Industry Awards were held at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa Saturday, Oct. 20. The 2012 BIA Industry Awards featured both the Pinnacle Awards for residential industry excellence and Summit Awards for commercial building excellence.

Stevens Construction received the honor of Commercial Contractor of the Year; Miromar Development was awarded Developer of the Year; B&I Contractors was awarded Subcontractor of the Year; Christopher J. Lee Architects was awarded Architectural Firm of the Year; Atlas Design and Engineering was awarded Engineering Firm of the Year; Kuhlman Concrete was awarded Supplier of the Year; and CRE Consultants was awarded Real Estate Brokerage Firm of the Year.

The 2012 BIA Industry Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in the residential and commercial building industries of Southwest Florida. The BIA Industry Awards, the most prestigious and unique local building industry honors, are awarded each year to members who have achieved an outstanding level of success and professionalism in residential design, new home sales and marketing, as well as commercial building, planning and design.

Summit Award Winners Included:

Atlas Design and Engineering

Engineering Firm of the Year

Best Engineering Project-Commercial for 'Diversified Yacht Services'

B&I Contractors

Subcontractor of the Year

Best Mechanical Contracting-Historic Restoration for 'Manatee County Courthouse'

Best Mechanical Contracting-Infrastructure for 'Picayune Strand Pumping Station'

Best Mechanical Contracting-Healthcare for 'Naples Community Hospital Surgery Expansion Center'

Merit Award: Best Mechanical Contracting-Public Works for 'jetBlue Park Red Sox Training Facility'

Merit Award: Best Mechanical Contracting-Design/Build for 'Edison State College Lighthouse Commons'

Merit Award: Best Mechanical Contracting-Schools for 'Florida International University Science Classroom'

Chris-Tel Construction

Best Commercial Contractor Project-Historic Restoration for 'Historic Restoration of Fenway's Manual Scoreboard at jetBlue Park'

Best LEED Certified Project-Improvement/Renovation for 'The Broadway Apartments'

Christopher J. Lee Architects

Architectural Firm of the Year

Merit Award Best Architectural Project-Healthcare for 'The Center for Specialized Surgery'

Merit Award: Best Architectural Project-Improvement/Renovation for 'Grace Baptist Church Renovation'

Merit Award: Best Non-Built Design Project-Churches for 'Unity of Fort Myers'

Merit Award: Best Architectural Project-Commercial for 'Cayo de Estero Shoppes'

CORE Construction

Merit Award: Best Commercial Contractor Project-Public Works for 'Lighthouse Commons at Edison State College'

CRE Consultants

Sales Person of the Year

Real Estate Brokerage Firm of the Year

DeAngelis Diamond Construction

Best Commercial Contractor Project-Healthcare for 'NCH Downtown Naples Heart Institute'

Merit Award: Best Print Newsletter-'DeAngelis Diamond 2012 1st Quarter Newsletter'

Merit Award: Best Commercial Contractor Project-Infrastructure for 'Marco Island Executive Taxiway'

DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group

Best Commercial Contractor Project-Healthcare for 'Park Royal Hospital'

Energy Concepts of Southwest Florida

Best Engineering Project-Industrial Building for 'Suncoast Beverage Sales'

Merit Award: Best Engineering Project-Schools for 'Edison State College Student Services Building'

Merit Award: Best Engineering Project-Healthcare for 'Family Health Services of SWFL'

EnviroStruct, LLC

Merit Award: Best Commercial Contractor Project-Improvement/Renovation for 'Sandcastle Beach Club'

Gulfcoast Consulting Group

Best Commercial Contractor Project-Commercial for 'Goodwill Retail and Donation Center'

Kuhlman Concrete

Supplier of the Year

Luxury Home Solutions

Merit Award: Best Commercial Contractor Project-Build Out/Tenant In-fill for 'Luxury Home Solutions Build Out'

Manhattan Construction

Best Commercial Contractor Project-Public Works for 'Boston Red Sox Spring Training Facility jetBlue Park'

Best Commercial Contractor Project-Public Works for 'The Golisano Children's Museum of Naples'

Best Commercial Contractor Project -Commercial for 'CarMax'

Best Commercial Contractor Project-Schools for 'Cape Coral High School HVAC Replacement'

Merit Award: Best Commercial Contractor Project-Schools for 'FGCU Academic Building 8 and Parking Garage'

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company

Best LEED Certified Project-Commercial for 'Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center & Adrian Archbold Lodge'

Promotional Incentives

Best Promotional Item for 'PI Gumby'

Sheeley Architects

Best Architectural Project-Improvement/Renovation for 'Law Office of Kevin F. Jursinski & Associates'

Merit Award: Best Architectural Project-Industrial Building for 'Diversified Yacht Services'

Merit Award: Best Architectural Project-Schools for 'Hodges University Library Renovations'

Merit Award: Best Architectural Project-Schools for 'Hodges University Building U'

Stevens Construction

Commercial Contractor of the Year

Best Commercial Contractor Project- Build Out/Tenant In-Fill for 'Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida'

Best Commercial Contractor Project-Industrial Building for 'Suncoast Beverage Sales'

Best Commercial Contractor Project-Design/Build for 'The Center for Specialized Surgery'

Merit Award: Best Commercial Contractor Project-Healthcare for 'The Center for Specialized Surgery'

Wright Construction

Best Commercial Contractor Project- Improvement/Renovation for 'The Springs at Shell Point Interior Conversion'

Best Commercial Contractor Project-Infrastructure for 'Melbourne Street Bridge Replacement'

Best Commercial Contractor Project-Infrastructure for 'C-111 Pump Stations, S-199 and S-200'

Merit Award: Best Commercial Contractor Project-Schools for 'Edison State College Academic Building U'

Pinnacle Award Winners Included:

All About Closets

Merit Award: Best Closet Design-Single Family for 'Smith Custom Closet'

BUILD, LLC A DeAngelis Diamond Company

Best Clubhouse Exterior for 'Tidewater Preserve Clubhouse'

Best Clubhouse Interior for 'The Club at Barefoot Beach'

Juniper Landscaping

Landscape Design Firm of the Year

Merit Award: Best Residential Landscaping for 'The Buttonwood Outdoor Living Project'

Kelli Interior Design

Best Interior Design-Single Family for 'Lely Resort Majorca'

Best Interior Design-Multi-Family for 'Lely Resort - Whitestone'

Lennar

Product Design of the Year-Single Family for 'The Hawthorne Model'

Luxury Home Solutions

Best Kitchen Remodel--$40,000-80,000 for 'The Club at Renaissance Fort Myers Town Home'

Merit Award: Best Whole House Remodel for 'The Club at Renaissance Fort Myers Town Home'

Merit Award: Best Bath Remodel for 'The Club at Renaissance Fort Myers Town Home'

Merit Award: Best Kitchen Remodel-Under $40,000 for 'Calusa Yacht & Raquet Club'

Miromar Development

Developer of the Year

Best Website for a Residential Builder for 'www.MiromarLakes.com'

Best Print Newsletter for 'Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club Waves Newsletter'

Best Special Event-Sales Event for 'Art on the Lake'

Best Charitable Event for 'Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest'

Best Clubhouse Exterior Design for 'Miromar Lakes Golf Club'

Best Clubhouse Exterior Design for 'Miromar Lakes Beach Club'

Best Clubhouse Interior Design for 'Miromar Lakes Golf Club'

Best Clubhouse Interior Design for 'Miromar Lakes Beach Club'

Pulte Group

Sales Manager of the Year: Josh Graeve

Sales Person of the Year-Volume $300,000-499,999: Robin Willis

Product Design of the Year-Single Family for 'Dunwoody Trail Model'

Product Design of the Year-Single Family for 'Cameron Model'

Merit Award: Product Design of the Year Single Family for 'Jamison Model'

Merit Award: Best Clubhouse Interior Design for 'Bridgetown Amenity Center'

Merit Award: Best Clubhouse Exterior Design for 'Bridgetown Amenity Center'

Stock Development

Community of the Year: 101-500 Acres for 'Paseo'

Community of the Year: 501+ Acres for 'Quail West'

Marketing Representative of the Year: Claudine Leger-Wetzel

Sales Person of the Year-Volume $100,000-299,999: Marcia Erpenbeck

Sales Person of the Year: Lynne Marley

Product Design of the Year Single Family for 'Regency Manor Model'

Product Design of the Year Multi-Family for 'San Benito Model'

Best Pool Design for 'Regency Manor Model'

Merit Award: Product Design of the Year Single Family for 'San Remo III Model'

Merit Award: Product Design of the Year Single Family for 'Ruffino II Model'

Merit Award: Product Design of the Year Single Family for 'Majorca Grande Model'

Merit Award: Product Design of the Year Multi-Family for 'Coronado Model'

Merit Award: Product Design of the Year Multi-Family for 'Santa Ana End Model'

Merit Award: Product Design of the Year Multi-Family for 'Granada Model'

Vogue Interiors

Merit Award: Best Interior Design-Single Family for 'A Private Residence Boca Raton, FL'

WCI Communities

Best Insert for 'WCI Magazine'

Best Interior Design-Single Family for 'Carrara Model'

Best Interior Design-Single Family for 'Boretto Model'

Best Interior Design-Single Family for 'Orchid Model'

Product Design of the Year Single Family for 'San Remo Model'

Product Design of the Year Single Family for 'Boretto Model'

Best Interior Design-Multi-Family for 'Milan Model'

Best Interior Design-Multi-Family for 'Marquesa Model'

Merit Award: Best Charitable Event for 'WCI's 2nd Annual Fight Against Hunger'

Merit Award: Best Incentive/Spcial Promotion for 'WCI's Wonder Down Under Realtor Rewards Program'

Merit Award: Product Design of the Year Single Family for 'Orchid Model'

Merit Award: Product Design of the Year Multi-Family for 'Milan Model'

Merit Award: Product Design of the Year Multi-Family for 'Marquesa Model'

Merit Award: Best Clubhouse Exterior Design for 'Plaza del Sol'

Merit Award: Best Clubhouse Interior Design for 'Plaza del Sol'

Wilson Creative Group

Merit Award: Best Newspaper Ad for 'Verandah Ad'

Merit Award: Best Email Campaign for 'Sandoval Campaign'

Merit Award: Best Overall Marketing Campaign for 'Verandah Campaign'

About the Lee BIA: The Lee Building Industry Association is comprised of approximately 350 companies involved in every aspect of building homes and creating a thriving community for a growing Southwest Florida. The Association serves its members and advances the building profession through a community of knowledge, sharing and education. Visit www.BIA.net to learn more about all of the Lee BIA's commercial and residential building, remodeling and subcontractor members.

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The Lee Building Industry Association is comprised of approximately 350 companies involved in every aspect of building homes and creating a thriving community for a growing Southwest Florida. The Association serves its members and advances the building profession through a community of knowledge, sharing and education.

Visit www.BIA.net to learn more about all of the Lee BIA's commercial and residential building, remodeling and subcontractor members.

 
 

 

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