Monday, December 12, 2011

Corecon Technologies Introduces TeamLink Portal

 Huntington Beach, CA., Dec. 12, 2011 – Corecon Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in web-based construction software, today introduces its new TeamLink Portal for use with its flagship product Corecon V7.

The TeamLink Portal is a user friendly Web-based service that provides subscribers of Corecon V7 with an economical solution to seamlessly connect project team members. Within the Portal, the project owner, consultants, subcontractors and suppliers have secure, real-time access to project information.

“The new TeamLink Portal is a significant advancement in project management and one of our firm’s most transformational technological solutions to date,” said Corecon Technologies President Norman Wendl (top right photo).

With the TeamLink Portal, subscribers of the Corecon V7 construction software suite now have a secure online solution to improve communication among project team members.

“This revolutionary portal gives the right team member, the right information at the right time—a crucial aspect to increasing productivity, mitigating risk and achieving project success in an industry where volumes of information are exchanged and communicated among project team members throughout the course of a project.”

 For more information about Corecon Technologies and Corecon V7, visit or call toll free at 1-866-258-6698.

Media contacts:
Laura Mickelson, LM Communications                 
Jennifer Heinly, J&J Consulting

Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty Named Exclusive Agents for $1.975 Million Waterfront Estate near Walt Disney World in Florida

ORLANDO, FL --- Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty was recently named exclusive sales and marketing agents for a $1.975 million waterfront estate situated on six-acres at gated Hidden Palms, south of Walt Disney World.

Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner of Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty, said International Luxury Home Specialists Angie Hernandez (lower left photo) and Erin Wanner (middle right photo) listed the property for sale that includes the 13,000 square foot custom built home.

The home includes a large lounge with mood lighting and silk fans and interconnected spacious leisure room, electric fireplaces, a gourmet “chef’s” kitchen, and a cinema room with luxury seating for eight that doubles as a safe room.

The six bedroom home with eight-and-a-half baths features two master suites, one with its own screened veranda overlooking the lake, large pool and conservation area. 

“It’s like owning your own personal, private resort,” Wanner said.  “And it’s all surrounded by privacy and security.” 

The home boasts a built-in monitored security system plus a large emergency generator with automatic start to power at least 75 percent of the home in the event the power fails, Wanner added.

The property features two swimming pools – one in the courtyard with a spa and waterfall, and a large swimming pool in rear with a beach entrance, night mood lighting, in-pool tables and seating area with independent solar panel heating and electric heat pump for winter boost.

And that’s not all, Hernandez said, the home also comes with a game room complete with nine foot snooker table, dart board, 92-inch monitor and projector and a full size Norwegian cedar sauna for up to eight people.

For more information, contact:

Angie Hernandez or Erin Wanner, Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty 407-581-7890; 407-860-7204 (Angie); 407-595-5055 (Erin); or
Roger Soderstrom, Founder/Owner Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty 407-581-7890;;
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications 407-644-4142  

Emerson International negotiates new long term least at Major Plaza in Southwest Orlando, FL


ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL. --- Emerson International, Inc. recently negotiated a new three-year lease agreement for 1,245 square feet at Major Plaza II (top left photo), an office building located on Major Blvd. in Southwest Orlando off  Kirkman Rd. near the I-Drive tourism corridor.

Eric Emerson (lower right photo), vice president and general manager of Emerson International, said Kenneth Koch, commercial portfolio director at Emerson International, negotiated the lease agreement.

Paulo Maia Business Consulting, Inc. is the new tenant.

For more information, contact:

Kenneth Koch, Commercial Portfolio Director, Emerson International, Inc., 407-834-9560;
Eric J. Emerson, Vice President and General Manager Emerson International, Inc. 407-834-9560;;
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 (fax: 644-4410)

Celebration Golf Club Names Former Food Network Chef Christopher Robb Murray Executive Chef at Windmill Restaurant in Orlando, FL

ORLANDO, FL. --- Celebration Golf Club in Celebration has appointed Christopher Robb Murray (top right photo) executive chef at Celebration Golf Club’s popular Windmill Restaurant.

Gene Garrote, president of Celebration Golf Management, said Murray is a graduate of the famed Culinary Institute of America in New York and Penn State University.

Murray has more than 14 years of experience in New York and California restaurants, Garrote said, including four years as a production chef for the Food Network.

“Christopher Murray is an exceptionally talented chef who will add an innovative flair to the Windmill Restaurant,” Garrote said.

Murray also was formerly affiliated with Heathrow Country Club and RedTail golf Club in Lake County.

For more information, contact:

Michael J. Neumann, Social Media Supervisor, Celebration Golf Management 407-566 1045 x4621;
Gene Garrote, President, Celebration Golf Management, 407-566-1045
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 (fax: 644-4410)

Rachel Elias Wein to speak at University of Florida

 ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Rachel Elias Wein (top right photo), AIA, principal of WeinPlus Real Estate Advisory Services in St. Petersburg, has been invited to speak at the University of Florida on Jan. 20.

Wein will present a lecture to a class in the Univeristy of Florida’s Master of Architecture program on architecture licensing and administering a practice.

 Wein, who earned a Bachelor Degree, Master of  Architecture and Master of Business  in Real Estate from the University of Florida serves on the advisory board of the Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies. She is a member of Florida Blue Key and the University of Florida Hall of Fame.

For more information,  contact:

Rachel Elias Wein, AIA, Principal, WeinPlus, 727-386-9346
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 (fax: 644-4410)

Tolaris Homes Completes $120,000 Remodeling Project at Lake Forest, FL

 Lake Forest, FL --- Tolaris Homes based in Lake Forest off S.R. 46 west of Sanford marked completion of a $120,000 remodeling project at a luxury home in Lake Forest recently with an open house to show off their work.

Most of the more than 125 people who attended the event were Lake Forest neighbors, said Tolaris Homes president Rick Bavec.

Bavec said Tolaris completed the project in less than 45 days, updating the home’s interior and retrofitting several new technologies to make the home more energy-efficient. 

For more information, contact:

Richard Bavec, President, Tolaris Homes, 407-402-9866;
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 (fax: 644-4410)

Opportunities to Save on Taxes Are Abundant for Investors in Commercial Real Estate, Say Real Estate Show Guests in Atlanta

ATLANTA. GA (Dec. 12, 2011) – Investors in commercial real estate have a variety of options for saving tax dollars and increasing cash flows – many of which they may not be aware.

Guests on this week’s “Commercial Real Estate Show” engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the tax landscape facing owners of commercial real estate. Topics included: 1031 exchanges, cost segregation, using self-directed IRAs to invest in real estate, tax issues presented by cancellation of debt, and year-end tax tips for owners and tenants.

Real estate owners often aren’t aware of some types of 1031 exchanges that could benefit them, said Ricky Novak (top right photo) CEO of Strategic 1031 Exchange Advisors. 1031 exchanges permit an owner to defer the tax associated with a property sale if the owner then acquires a similar, or “like-kind,” property within 180 days.

A construction exchange, in which an owner purchases a lot and constructs a building that is similar to the one sold, is “a great transaction that’s often overlooked,” Novak said.

Waiting too long to find professionals to help locate the replacement property, not performing due diligence on the qualified intermediary selected for the transaction and not being fully aware of all the exchange options are three common mistakes made by owners in 1031 exchanges, Novak added.

Cost-segregation studies are another overlooked tool for lowering taxes and increasing cash flows, said Debbie Rodkin (middle left photo), director of business development for Bedford Strategies and Solutions. The studies identify and reclassify assets at a property that can be placed on accelerated depreciation schedules to lower federal income taxes.

Rodkin said the cost of the studies has decreased over the years. “A study that might have cost $9,000 about six and a half years ago might cost $6,500 or $7,000 now,” she said.

One of her firm’s clients – an owner of 11 self-storage properties in Florida – has saved more than $4 million through cost segregation, Rodkin said. Medical facilities, apartment communities and restaurants are ideal candidates for cost segregation because of their amount and variety of assets.

Rodkin said cost-segregation studies aren’t more prevalent in the marketplace because many owners are under the impression that the technique only applies to acquisitions. However, it can be applied to renovations and new construction, she said.

Other guests included Monte Smith (lower left photo), education director of The Entrust Group, and Hampton Mallis (lower right photo), CPA and principal of Reznick Group.

The show is available for download here. 

The next “Commercial Real Estate Show” airs Dec. 17 and will examine how social media can benefit commercial real estate businesses.

About the “Commercial Real Estate Show”:

America’s “Commercial Real Estate Show” is a national talk radio show about commercial real estate. New shows are available every Thursday at the show website, Shows are also broadcast on AM stations, including Atlanta stations Biz 1190 on Saturday at 10 a.m. andTalk 920 on Sunday at 9 a.m. Show podcasts are available on-demand on iTunes and the show website.

The show host is 30-year commercial real estate veteran Michael Bull, CCIM. Michael is the founder of Bull Realty, Inc, a regional commercial brokerage firm with three offices headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.


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