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June 14, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Larson receives Exceptional Leadership Award

Bev Larson, CCIM, a Florida CCIM Chapter Southwest District Past President and Education Chair received an Exceptional Leadership Award during the Southwest District's 19th Annual Commercial Real Estate Outlook Conference earlier this year.

The award for outstanding and exceptional commitment to the Florida CCIM Chapter and Southwest Florida District was presented by current president of the Southwest District, Ron Struthers, who stated, "Bev's dedication and commitment has been instrumental in helping the Chapter and District meets its goals". Larson has been involved in various leadership roles within the Florida Chapter and the Southwest District. "I am honored to be recognized by an organization that means so much to me and that plays such an important role in the commercial real estate industry", Larson stated.

Larson has been a Certified Commercial Investment Member designee for many years. She has twice been elected as the Southwest District president and during her tenure, the district has won two prestigious district of the year awards. As education chair, she has been instrumental in coordinating and marketing educational classes, seminars and workshops for anyone interested in pursuing the CCIM designation. Additionally, she works diligently to expand opportunities for FGCU students.

Larson is a commercial real estate specialist with Lahaina Realty. She has over 39 years of diversified experience in the Southwest Florida market and is a Certified International Property Specialist. You can reach her at 239-281-1290 or

Frey & Son Homes begins construction on custom Addison Mizner-style home in Fort Myers

Southwest Florida home builder Frey & Son Homes has announced that construction has begun on a custom build in Fort Myers. Frey & Son builds homes from Cape Coral to Marco Island, emphasizing state-of-the-art design, superior building techniques and unparalleled customer service. The home builder expects this home to near completion at the end of this year.

Located at 6686 Griffin Blvd., in Fort Myers in the Palmetto Pointe waterfront community, this home will feature five bedrooms, four bathrooms and 3,941 square feet under air. With the exterior reminiscent of the Addison Mizner estate homes in Palm Beach, this custom home will feature a tile roof with accent banding, custom contemporary finishes, large windows and coffered ceilings. Consisting of two floors, this home will include a second floor family room, accessible by elevator.

This home will also feature expansive views of the canal through walls of glass throughout. Palmetto Pointe is located next to Gulf Harbour and features over-sized, direct access waterfront lots with a great "in town" location. The expected completion date for this custom build is December of 2019, and it is priced at $2.1 million.

Founded in 1972 by Doris and Bill Frey, Sanibel Homes was launched on Sanibel Island. Joined by son Barry in 1985, Frey & Son Homes was born, and since then, the team has been building homes for clients all over Southwest Florida, from Marco Island to Cape Coral. To learn more about Frey & Son Homes, please call (239) 495-8200, email or visit

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Pristine expands

The owners of the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Pristine franchise have opened their third office. The new office is located at The Shops at Surfside off Veterans Parkway.

"We're proud to announce our newest location in Cape Coral. We feel the Cape has a strong real estate market and will continue to grow," said Greg Zorn, CEO.

"The current and future growth surrounding our area is impressive and we want to be a part of it," said Kathy Zorn, broker for the company.

The Zorns have two other Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate offices in Naples and Bonita Springs.

The growing Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network includes more than 12,000 independent sales associates and 360 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the United States, Canada, Jamaica and The Bahamas. The brand announced its expansion into Australia and New Zealand in April of 2018. Each franchise is independently owned and operated

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.



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