Premier Commercial, Inc. Sales & Lease Report

For Immediate Release:                               Premier Commercial, Inc. Sales & Lease Report

Date of Submittal:                           6/28/2019

Contact Name:                                  Brandy Cartaino, Licensed Assistant

Phone (Direct):                                 239-992-1200

Email:                                                   BrandyC@premiermail.net

Headline/Title:                    Sales and Leasing News

Premier Commercial, Inc., recently closed the following transactions in Lee and Collier County:

SALES

Adam & Aleah, LLC sold a 2,026 +/- SF office condo located in Fountain Court Office Park at 9400 Fountain Medical Court, STE 100, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 to JBC 1031 Investments, LLC for $371,525. (Matt Stepan, CCIM and Andrew DeSalvo, MBA of Premier Commercial, Inc., represented the Seller).

LEASES

Frank Forr, LLC leased a 2,964 +/- SF office located at 5266 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34109 to David Lawrence Mental Health Center. (Matt Stepan, CCIM and Andrew DeSalvo, MBA of Premier Commercial, Inc. negotiated the transaction).

Four Law Students Gain “On-The-Job Training” This Summer at Henderson Franklin

Fort Myers, Florida — Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to welcome four law students, John Marra, Alessandro Secino, Daumantas Venckus-Cucchiara, and Iman Zekri. They will supplement their law school experience by working as clerks at the firm during the summer.

As part of Henderson Franklin’s Summer Associate Program, they will be exposed to a broad range of practice areas and will attend hearings, trials, depositions, mediations, arbitrations and meetings with clients. They will also perform research, assist in the drafting of pleadings, discovery and analyze various legal issues. Each summer associate is paired with a Henderson Franklin attorney mentor who assists the summer associate with the transition from law student to lawyer.

  • Marra is a Florida native. He grew up in Palm Beach Gardens with seven siblings, graduating from Palm Beach Gardens High School in 2012. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and will be entering his final year at Stetson University College of Law. When not working, Marra enjoys sports, basketball, football, karaoke and spending time with his German Shepard/Rottweiler Mix named Biscuit.
  • Secino grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Worcester Academy in 2013, obtained his undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and is currently attending Florida State University College of Law. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and spending time with his Bedlington Terrier named Remy.
  • Venckus-Cucchiara grew up in Klaipeda, Lithuania and Weston, Florida. He attended University of Iowa for his B.S. in Human Physiology/Pre-Med and University of Akron for his MBA. Currently, he is entering his 3L year at Florida State University School of Law. Venckus-Cucchiara enjoys outdoor adventures and physical exercise including white water rafting, hiking, and Olympic weightlifting. He hopes to complete his first ever Iron Man Triathlon on November 2, 2019 in Panama City.
  • Zekri is a Southwest Florida native and grew up in Lehigh Acres. She graduated from Riverdale High School in 2014, attended Florida SouthWestern State College and Florida Gulf Coast University for her undergraduate degrees, and is currently the University of Florida Levin College of Law.  Zekri is fluent in Arabic (Tunisian dialect) and enjoys baking, photography, tennis and spending time with family.

Henderson Franklin is celebrating 95th anniversary of serving the legal needs and communities of Southwest Florida. The firm is the largest, locally-based law firm between Tampa and Miami with over 55 attorneys dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, business and civil litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property, workers’ compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples. For more information on the Summer Associate Program or Henderson Franklin, please visit www.henlaw.com.

Shangri-La Springs appoints David Robbins as chef de cuisine at soon-to-open restaurant, Harvest & Wisdom

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (June 28, 2019) – Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs specializing in fresh, organic cuisine, has hired David Robbins as chef de cuisine for Harvest & Wisdom, the property’s farm-to-table restaurant, set to open soon.

Robbins will work with Executive Chef Allen Fisher to train and supervise staff, as well as inspect and select only the freshest fruit, vegetables, meats, fish, fowl and other food products. Robbins comes to Harvest & Wisdom with more than 15 years of experience including most recently as consulting executive chef, director of food and beverage at Society, Fort Myers. He has also worked at Crave Culinaire; Stonebridge Country Club; The Dutch in the W Hotel & Residences in South Beach; Blue Hill at Stone Farms, rated one of the World’s Best 50 Restaurants in 2017; Malabar in Lima, Peru, where he collaborated with Chef Pedro Miguel Schiffiano, owner of two restaurants on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants; Mereday’s Fine Dining; Naples Grande Resort and Fiddler’s Creek Club and Spa.

“We are excited to add David to the team of Harvest & Wisdom,” said Fisher. “His passion for creating the freshest product for our guests fits well with our plans for the restaurant and Shangri-La Springs.”

Robbins was featured chef and lecturer at ECHO Farms international Food Festival, and featured chef at Southwest Florida Wine & Food Festival 2018 and 2019.  Robbins grew up in Waimea, Hawaii, and developed a passion for ecology working on his family’s flower and lei business and all-natural produce farm. He moved to Florida as a teenager and got a degree in cultural ecology at Florida Gulf Coast University.

“Working with communities and ecosystems in a sustainable format truly is a win for everyone,” he said.

About Shangri-La Springs

Built in 1921, Shangri-La Springs currently offers a variety of unique services including a stately property with an organic garden, fitness studio, full-service organic spa, gift shop and event and wedding venue rated GOLD in the Naples Daily News 2019 Best of Bonita/Estero. The property specializes in offering guests a nexus of beneficial practices, activities and engagement opportunities that include wellness classes, art shows and special programs. A range of natural and organic treatments and products including facials, massages, eucalyptus steam room, far infrared sauna and private garden lounge are offered at the Spa at Shangri-La Springs, which was rated SILVER for Day Spa in the Naples Daily News 2019 Best of Bonita/Estero. In addition, the historic property is undergoing interior renovations to open as a full-service boutique hotel that will feature 21 guest rooms, a restaurant and bar, outdoor dining area and conference room in the Great House. Renovations are also underway for six guest rooms located in Villa Ascona, a building positioned near the property’s courtyard, perfect for spa weekends or bridal party accommodations. Renovations to the hotel property are underway, with the restaurant opening during the summer. . Shangri-La Springs is located at 27750 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. For more information call 239-949-0749 or visit www.ShangriLaSprings.com.

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Media Contacts:

Holly Boldrin, APR, CPRC, Priority Marketing, holly@prioritymarketing.com, 239-267-2638 or 239-887-9335 (cell)

Kathy Becker, Priority Marketing, kathyb@prioritymarketing.com, 239-267-2638 or 239-470-2681 (cell)

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Antoinette Peck to Family Law Department

Fort Myers, Florida — The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Attorney Antoinette “Toni” Peck has joined the firm as an associate in the Divorce, Marital and Family Law Department. Prior to joining the firm, Peck owned and operated a solo law practice in LaBelle for nine years, focusing on marital and family law and other general litigation.

Peck handles all aspects of marital and family law, including adoptions, divorce, dependency matters, paternity, interstate jurisdictional issues, as well as unique laws pertaining to children of tribal nations. She prides herself on keeping her clients well informed, giving each prospective client an honest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of their position, as well as alternatives to litigation, if available. Peck is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Minnesota.

Peck is very involved in the community and is a director of the Caloosa Humane Society Inc.’s Board of Directors and previously served as the Caloosa Humane Society’s pro bono legal counsel. She was among the first to participate in the inaugural class of the Florida Bar’s Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy and previously served on the Florida Bar Annual Convention Committee (2017). Peck has also been honored by Florida Rural Legal Services with its outstanding pro bono service award (2014-2016).

Peck received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota and her law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. She may be reached at toni.peck@henlaw.com or by phone at 239-344-1302.

Henderson Franklin is celebrating 95th anniversary of serving the legal needs and communities of Southwest Florida. The firm is the largest, locally-based law firm between Tampa and Miami with over 55 attorneys dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, business and civil litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property, workers’ compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples. For more information on Peck or Henderson Franklin, please visit www.henlaw.com.

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council rebrands as South Lee EDC

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (June 24, 2019) – Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council has launched new branding that complements its name change to South Lee EDC.

            “This new brand aligns our identity and purpose to reflect our regional approach to addressing issues that affect south Lee County, from Bonita Springs and Estero to the Alico corridor,” said Don Thomson, South Lee EDC chairman. “Just as the issues that face our area aren’t confined by city or village boundaries, neither are our efforts to serve as an impactful economic development resource partner.”

            The new name and brand will be commemorated at the upcoming EDC Social, 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, in the Cohen Center, Room 214, at Florida Gulf Coast University. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served. The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested by email to Director@SouthLeeEDC.com.       

Committed to supporting and developing a thriving business community, South Lee EDC’s key strategic priorities are quality of life, workforce development, and business retention and expansion. The EDC exists to support thoughtful growth in local communities, to help relocating companies successfully plant new roots, and to attract business and resource partners that make the region economically stable.

Established in 2011, the EDC is overseen by a board of directors and supported by investors and resource partners that represent the local business community. Programming, events and task forces provide opportunities for organizations and people to become involved and serve the community.

South Lee EDC is organized to build a place to live and work that is economically diverse with a year-round economy that enhances the environment and reflects the character of the inhabitants of the south Lee County area. For more information, visit www.SouthLeeEDC.com or contact Tiffany Esposito at 239-333-2332 or Director@SouthLeeEDC.com.

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Contact:

Jennifer Hamilton, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758, jennifer@gsma.pro

Burnt Store Meadows offers homebuyers glimpse of paradise

Sales by appointment only in attractive Punta Gorda neighborhood

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (June 27, 2019) – Homebuyers in search of a place that represents all that Florida has to offer will find that and more in the southern section of Punta Gorda. D.R. Horton Southwest Florida is pleased to announce it’s now selling four new floor plans by appointment only in Burnt Store Meadows, an alluring neighborhood of single-family homes in a peaceful environment surrounded by lush green space.

The stylish collection of one-story floor plans includes the Destin, Jaden, Kellen and Sage, offering living spaces ranging from 1,985 to 2,416 square feet. Every aspect of these three- and four-bedroom home designs accentuates the homes’ open concept feel, with a stylish kitchen featured at the heart of the living space. The kitchen includes a large granite counter top island, abundant cabinet space and large pantry. Home prices currently start in the mid-$200s.

Every D.R. Horton Burnt Store Meadows home will include the new Home is Connected SM package, an industry-leading suite of smart home products that keeps residents connected with the people and place they value most. The technology allows homeowners to monitor and control their home from the couch or across the globe.

Burnt Store Meadows is located near Interstate 75 and U.S. 41, providing a quick route to the Punta Gorda Airport, Cape Coral and Ft. Myers. Popular boutiques, art galleries and spas are located in historic downtown Punta Gorda, just a short drive away from the neighborhood. The shops and restaurants of the waterfront Fisherman’s Village are also nearby, right next to the Peace River Wildlife Center.

For more information on these exciting opportunities, including closing cost incentives for qualified buyers, contact sales agents Michael Malloy or Christina Di Pucchio at 239-225-2677 or email SWFLonline@drhorton.com.

Founded in 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas, D.R. Horton has operations in 84 markets in 29 states in the East, Midwest, Southeast, South Central, Southwest and West regions of the United States. D.R. Horton has been the largest builder in the United States by volume since 2002. For over 40 years, D.R. Horton has consistently delivered top-quality new homes to homebuyers across the nation. The livable floor plans, energy-efficient features, and robust new home warranty demonstrate our commitment to excellence in construction. D.R. Horton exhibits leadership in residential development through design innovation, superior craftsmanship, and responsiveness to the needs of its customers. The simple vision that began over 40 years ago represents years of value and security when you choose America’s Builder to make your dreams come true. For more information, visit our website at www.drhorton.com/swfla. Home and community information including pricing, included features, terms, availability, and amenities are subject to change and prior sale at any time without notice or obligation. Square footage dimensions are approximate. D.R. Horton is an equal housing opportunity builder. Florida Registered Building Contractor License # CBC1258802

July Events: Stars, stripes and savings at Miromar Outlets

ESTERO, FL (June 26, 2019) – Miromar Outlets in Estero, Florida invites the public to the following events in the month of July. For more information visit MiromarOutlets.com. Shop 140 top designer and brand name outlets including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, H&M and many more! Free children’s events include Science Saturday, Kids Crafts, Family Yoga, Sundae FunDay and Kids Day. 

Miromar Outlets has been voted Best Factory Outlet Mall, Best Shopping Experience and Best Place to Buy Shoes in Southwest Florida. Call (239) 948-3766 for more information.

INDEPENDENCE DAY SIDE WALK SALE
Thursday, July 4 thru Sunday, July 7

Enjoy additional savings on already low factory outlet prices.

SUMMER GIVEAWAY SERIES

Select Fridays; 6:30 p.m. at Naples Flatbread Kitchen & Wine Bar
July 12: Win tickets to Cirque du Solei at Hertz Arena on July 20
July 26: Win tickets to PBR at Hertz Arena on July 26

Tricky trivia questions test even the most knowledgeable music buffs as they compete for concert or show tickets at Hertz Arena. Presented by Spotlight Entertainment.

SCIENCE SATURDAY
Saturday, July 13
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in WINK Playland
Kids learn by doing interactive science and engineering projects – from making slime to constructing the solar system!

MOMS APPRECIATION DAY
Wednesday, July 17

10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland
Treat yourself! Moms, enjoy a free goodie from le macaron french pastries when your children attend Kids Crafts.


FAMILY YOGA WITH KATHRYN
Saturday, July 20
10 a.m. in WINK PlaylandA FREE 45-minute beginners’ yoga class for families with toddlers to tweens.Bring your own mat.

SUNDAE FUNDAY
Sunday, July 21
Noon to 2 p.m. in WINK PlaylandChildren can decorate a free Dairy Queen sundae, dance with DJ MAF & meet the Amazing Things robot.

KIDS DAY            
Saturday, July 27
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland
Toddlers to 12-year-olds participate in fun activities and receive a free slice of pizza, ice cream sandwich and other goodies.

FREE KIDS CRAFTS                                                                           
Every Wednesday
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland
Our new Kids Crafts Reward Card is good for a $10 Miromar Outlets gift card after your fifth visit.


BABY BOOT CAMP

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. in WINK Playland
Certified fitness professionals instruct exercise classes for pregnant, postnatal and ultra-fit moms.

FITNESS CAMP
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
6:30 a.m. in WINK Playland
60-minute boot camp-styled class designed specifically for women.

ROCK CLIMBING FUNWALLS
WINK Playland, (239) 948-3766
AMAZING THINGS 5-D MOTION THEATER
Suite 323, (239) 262-9464
Party packages available at MiromarOutlets.com/Play

DIRECTIONS: Miromar Outlets is located at exit 123 off I-75, on Miromar Outlets Boulevard in Estero, between Naples and Fort Myers, across from the Miromar Design Center.  Store hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Visit MiromarOutlets.com for more information.

Becky Lucas appointed CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties

FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 25, 2019) – The Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has named Becky Lucas as chief executive officer (CEO). Her appointment follows the recent announcement that former president and CEO Katherine “Kitty” Green accepted the position of vice president for advancement at Florida Gulf Coast University. In addition to appointing Lucas as CEO, the Board has named Rick Mercer as president and Tanya Soholt as the chief operating officer (COO).

“Our board has always been impressed with Becky’s leadership and her ability to bring people together to support the cause,” said Gary Aubuchon, president of Aubuchon Team of Companies and board chair for Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. “Not only does Becky have the depth of knowledge of nearly 20 years with Habitat, but she brings a tireless passion for making affordable housing a reality for families in our region to her role as CEO.”

Lucas has served Habitat for Humanity in various roles over a span of 19 years including volunteer, director of construction, executive director and her most recent role as vice president of community outreach. She managed the Lee and Hendry Counties Habitat affiliate during a time of rampant growth, overseeing the construction of 600+ Habitat homes.  

In her former role as associate director of philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy, Lucas worked with the state of Florida’s top philanthropic entities to devise their charitable giving plans, resulting in the protection of natural resources worldwide. She also served as a director of the Children’s Hunger Alliance in Columbus, Ohio where she was responsible for a USDA program, which fed 5,000 inner-city children a day.  

Mercer has been with Habitat for Humanity for two years, previously serving as vice president of construction. With over 30 years of construction management and community development experience, Mercer oversaw the construction of all new homes, rehabilitated homes and critical repairs, as well as community planning and development efforts.

Soholt has been with Habitat for Humanity since 1999. She previously served as vice president of family services, overseeing the Family Services and Senior Housing departments and monitoring the homeowner family selection process, property management and mortgage division.

About Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties

Since 1982, 1,550 families in need of a hand up have partnered with Habitat Lee and Hendry to build or improve their home. Habitat homeowners, alongside volunteers, help build their own home and pay an affordable mortgage. Through volunteering, financial or material donations, everyone can help Lee and Hendry county families achieve strength, stability and independence. Through shelter, we empower. For more information, visit www.habitat4humanity.org.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Holly Boldrin, APR, CPRC, Priority Marketing, holly@prioritymarketing.com, 239-267-2638 or 239-887-9335 (cell)
Teri Hansen, APR, Priority Marketing, teri@prioritymarketing.com, 239-267-2638 or 239-849-3300 (cell)

Shangri-La Springs introduces upcoming Harvest & Wisdom menu items

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (June 25, 2019) – Harvest & Wisdom, a farm-to-table organic restaurant to open this summer at Shangri-La Springs’ historic property in downtown Bonita Springs is pleased to present fresh highlights of the new restaurant’s menu.

Seasonal ingredients just-picked from the property’s organic, no-till garden or grass fed, pastured-raised protein delivered from nearby Circle C Farm, will be expertly and lovingly crafted into unique and delectable dishes at Harvest & Wisdom. Culinary creations will be led by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Allen Fisher, competitor on Food Network’s Chopped, who brings more than 18 years of professional cooking and kitchen management experience and an extensive background of developing new concepts using local and organic products.

“We intend to carefully source items to be of the highest quality available,” said Chef Fisher. “We will harvest fresh, seasonal produce from our own on-site organic garden and support local farms for fresh produce, protein and seafood. Diners will enjoy the very cleanest ingredients, simply prepared.”

Delicious Harvest & Wisdom highlights on the ever-changing seasonal menu could include:

  • Organic caprese salad featuring heirloom tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese, small batch hand-crafted olive oil, flake sea salt, aged balsamic vinegars and just-picked baby opal basil
  • Squash salad with shaved organic zucchini and yellow squash, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, flake sea salt, small batch hand-crafted olive oil, feta cheese, and just-picked baby opal basil and mint
  • Circle C Farm lamb sausage with lentiled pigeon peas, pickled fennel, fennel fronds, pickled mustard seed and demi-glace
  • Circle C Farm bone-in ribeye garnished with shaved purple carrots, sautéed radishes and seared garlic kale
  • Crispy skin seabass with bok choy, julienne carrots and green piquillo peppers, fumet broth, lime oil, red pepper oil and micro cilantro

Up to 24-seat private dining is available for intimate occasions and events. Harvest & Wisdom’s chef and onsite catering experts can design custom menus, from light refreshments to full-course dinners. Special dietary requests are welcomed including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan. Harvest & Wisdom at Shangri-La Springs will be open for lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

About Shangri-La Springs

Built in 1921, Shangri-La Springs currently offers a variety of unique services including a stately property with an organic garden, fitness studio, full-service organic spa, gift shop and event and wedding venue rated GOLD in the Naples Daily News 2019 Best of Bonita/Estero. The property specializes in offering guests a nexus of beneficial practices, activities and engagement opportunities that include wellness classes, art shows and special programs. A range of natural and organic treatments and products including facials, massages, eucalyptus steam room, far infrared sauna and private garden lounge are offered at the Spa at Shangri-La Springs, which was rated SILVER for Day Spa in the Naples Daily News 2019 Best of Bonita/Estero. In addition, the historic property is undergoing interior renovations to open as a full-service boutique hotel that will feature 21 guest rooms, a restaurant and bar, outdoor dining area and conference room in the Great House. Renovations are also underway for six guest rooms located in Villa Ascona, a building positioned near the property’s courtyard, perfect for spa weekends or bridal party accommodations. Renovations to the hotel property are underway, with the restaurant opening during the summer. Shangri-La Springs is located at 27750 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. For more information call 239-949-0749 or visit www.ShangriLaSprings.com.

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Media Contacts:

Holly Boldrin, APR, CPRC, Priority Marketing, holly@prioritymarketing.com, 239-267-2638 or 239-887-9335 (cell)

Kathy Becker, Priority Marketing, kathyb@prioritymarketing.com, 239-267-2638 or 239-470-2681 (cell)