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Real Estate Briefs 8-30

August 30, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

John R. Wood Properties acquires Premier Palm Properties in Cape Coral

John R. Wood Properties, a leading local real estate brokerage in Southwest Florida, recently announced the acquisition of Premier Palm Properties in Cape Coral. The office, led by managing broker Jay Richter, will become the 16th location for the Wood firm.

In the last 36 months, the Wood firm has closed over 200 sales in the Cape. It also brokered one of the highest sales prices last year at $1.99 million, and a number of the other million dollar plus transactions. Under the management of broker-owner Frank Ehrhardt, Premier Palm Properties achieved top 50 status in Cape Coral last year out of the 764 companies that were selling in Cape Coral.

Seven agents at Premier Palm Properties will join Ehrhardt, and continue to operate their respective businesses under the John R. Wood Properties brand.

With over 60 years of industry and market experience, John R. Wood Properties has over 550 real estate agents and actively serves Marco Island, Naples, Ave Maria, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Sanibel/Captiva Islands. For more, visit

Frey & Son Homes welcomes Van Pelt as new sales director

Southwest Florida home builder Frey & Son Homes has announced that Maggie Van Pelt has joined the team as the sales director for the Cape Coral/Lee County region. Frey & Son builds state-of-the-art luxury homes from Cape Coral to Marco Island, including superior design elements, top-notch building practices and many luxury features in all of their homes.

Van Pelt brings over 22 years of experience in the new home sales industry. Hailing from New Jersey, Van Pelt relocated to Southwest Florida in 2005. In her role at Frey & Son Homes, she will be overseeing the new home sales in the Cape Coral and Lee County territories.

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.

For more about Frey & Son Homes, please call (239) 495-8200, email or visit

GATES Construction builds new Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point in Fort Myers

GATES Construction is building the new Tribby Arts Center located at Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers. The new building will include a grand entrance and atrium, art gallery, practice rooms for musicians, numerous studios for painting, crafts, quilting, stained glass and photography.

The 386-seat, theatre-style auditorium will be one of the main attractions of the build. Additional features include a gift shop featuring artists' works, a French bistro and an English sculpture garden. The project is slated for completion fall 2020. Design Services are provided by Christopher J. Lee Architects.

For over 25 years, GATES has provided award-winning construction management, general contracting and design-build services throughout the Southeast United States and Latin America.

For more information on GATES, please call 239-593-3777 or visit the website at

Castell joins Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group

Mary Beth Castell has joined Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group. A Realtor with nearly two decades of experience, she has a strong record with buyers and sellers, and is regularly a multi-million dollar producer.

Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group is home to nearly 80 agents with five real estate offices across Southwest Florida; three in Cape Coral, one in Estero, and one in Fort Myers.

For additional information, please visit



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