Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Minto Communities Presents Six New Furnished Models and Opens Sales Office for LakePark at Tradition in Port St. Lucie, FL

Lake Park at Tradition, Port St. Lucie, FL
Port St. Lucie, FL  (Jan.  27, 2016) – Minto Communities announces six new fully furnished models for its premier active adult community called LakePark at Tradition. The highly anticipated models include two single-family home options and four villas.

The public is invited to view the new models at the grand opening on Saturday, January 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served on both days of the event, held in the new sales office at 11428 SW Lake Park Drive.

 Steve Svopa, Vice President of Minto Communities, points out that buyers can get a lot more home for their money in Port St. Lucie compared to other cities in South Florida. 

“A recent report suggests that a new 2,300-square-foot home in Tradition is about half of the price of a comparable home in Palm Beach County,” said Svopa.

“With that kind of value in mind, and a quieter lifestyle, many people choose to live in St. Lucie County, which offers golf courses, beaches, shopping and dining.  And all the attractions of the Palm Beaches are less than an hour away.” 

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

 Ashley Fierman,
(954) 370-8999

Matt Engel Promoted to Managing Director of T.R. ENGEL Group, LLC

Tom Engel

BOSTON, January 27, 2016—Officials of T.R. ENGEL Group, LLC (TRE), a Boston-based, entrepreneurial hotel advisory and asset management firm, today announced that Matt Engel has been promoted to managing director from senior vice president.  

In his new role, he will provide a pivotal role in TRE’s global advisory and investment services assignments.  He will remain managing principal for T.R.ENGEL Group--Middle East, LLC (TRE-ME), and oversee the company’s investor development in both Qatar and within the GCC region.

“Matt is approaching a decade with TRE and has held asset management and advisory services positions of increasing responsibility and accountability,” said Tom Engel, president.  

“In addition to his success in establishing our presence as the only hotel advisory firm licensed by the Qatar Financial Center Authority, he leads the asset management teams for three of our most important assignments:   the Marriott Crystal City, Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, and the Munich Marriott Hotel, which combined generate more than $90 million in annual revenues.  This promotion reflects his growing contributions to our global TRE clients and the growth of the company.”

With nearly 15 years’ experience in diversified real estate, hotel asset management and capital markets, Engel previously asset-managed the Calpers Hotel Portfolio on behalf of the Procaccianti Group, a leading independent owner/operator.  Over the past five years, he has provided investors asset management services for such recognized hotels as the South Shore Harbor Resort & Conference Center, Hamburg Marriott Hotel and the Westchester Marriott Hotel, as well as advisory services for the SLS Hotel South Beach and the NoMad Hotel.  Engel received his Bachelor of Science in Public Policy from Hamilton College.

T.R. ENGEL Group, LLC, is a privately held, Boston, Mass., U.S.-based lodging advisory, asset management and real estate investment firm. The company currently is engaged in hospitality advisory projects and hotel asset management throughout the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. TRE offices are located in Boston, the Greater Philadelphia area and Doha, Qatar.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Chris Daly, media
(703) 435-6293

NAI Realvest Promotes Chris Butera to Vice President

Chris Butera
ORLANDO, FL  – NAI Realvest, a leading real estate firm in Central Florida, has promoted Chris Butera to vice president.   He joined NAI Realvest six years ago and most recently was an investment associate with the firm.    

Robin Webb, managing director at the firm, said Butera has 16 years of experience in commercial real estate and finance. He focuses on complex property in the Volusia and Flagler markets.   

A cum laude graduate of University of Miami with a Bachelor’s in Business and Finance, Butera was formerly a sales executive with RE/MAX, and played an integral role through all phases of several developments across Central Florida.

Since joining NAI Realvest, Butera was among the top 10 Hallmark Awardees for 2011 in the land sales category, took first place as the region’s top land broker at the 2012 Central Florida Chapter of NAIOP annual awards, and was awarded third place by NAIOP in the same category in 2013.

“Chris’ well-rounded background, commitment and hard work are valued by our company,” Webb said.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Beth Payan Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644 4142 or 407-461 3781

Courtyard Recently Completed at Palermo Vista Townhome Development in Longwood, FL – Two Major International Design Awards Announced

Palermo Vista villas, Longwood Hills Road, Longwood, FL

Longwood, FL -- Palermo Vista, an intimate community of only 16 luxury villas with an Italian village theme on Longwood Hills Road, recently completed its lushly designed and landscaped courtyard as the development receives two prestigious honors.

For the second year in a row, Palermo Vista was recognized as a “Most Outstanding Multi-Family Project” and will be awarded again as a creative and ground-breaking project at the Logix ICF Awards at the presentation this February in Las Vegas. 

In addition, the community was a winner of another national award from the Portland Cement Association (PCA), widely recognized as an authority on the technical and economical applications of cement and concrete.

 PCA awarded Palermo Vista the 2016 Resilience Leadership Award in the category of New Multifamily Building for its advocacy and showcasing of concrete in achieving resilience.  

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Beth Payan Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644 4142 or 407-461 3781

Crossman & Co. Completes 15 New Leases for over 36,000 Square Feet at Six Broward County, FL Shopping Centers

Kim Fitzgerald
Broward County, FL --- Crossman & Company, one of the largest retail leasing, management and investment sales firms in the Southeast, recently negotiated lease agreements with 13 new tenants for 36,022 rentable square feet at five shopping centers in Broward County.

  Senior Associates Kim and John Fitzgerald negotiated the transactions representing the landlords.

At Ramblewood Square, a Publix-anchored shopping center at 1201 N. University Drive in Coral Springs, the Fitzgerald team signed up the following new tenants representing landlord Kitson & Partners:

 Pete’s Place, a restaurant with American cuisine leased 2,300 square feet; Elements Massage and Spa leased 1,900 square feet; Steve Smith, Inc. represented Kumon School, a math and reading center who leased 1,275 square feet, and LeChateau Boutique leased 1,000 square feet.

At Galt Ocean Marketplace, 3704 N. Ocean Blvd. (A1A), the team signed three new tenants – Massage Green for 2,355 square feet;  Fat Papa’s Restaurant, 2,400 square feet and My Vapor Hut, 1,200 square feet.   Massage Green was represented by Equity Resource Group and My Vapor Hut was represented by Global Luxury Realty in the negotiations.

John Fitzgerald

Crossman & Company’s Fitzgerald team leased 7,216 square feet to Poverelo Thrift Shop at Dansk Plaza, a strip center anchored by Sav-A-Lot and Walgreens at 2401 W. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach; and 1,900 square feet was leased to Golden Touch Hair Salon at Palm Aire Marketplace anchored by Winn Dixie and CVS at 2995 Powerline Rd.  

The landlord of both   Pompano Beach Shopping Centers is New York-based Nightingale Group.    

Representing the Miami-based Landlord for Parkland Town Center, the Fitzgerald team signed the following  new tenants at the upscale center located at 6600 Parkside Drive in Parkland:  

Art Paper Scissors represented by Coldwell Banker leased 1,200 square feet; Home Care Assistance leased 846 square feet, Brightway Insurance with 798 square feet; and Budha Spa represented by GSIG Realty, leased 985 square feet. 

An expansion lease at Stirling Town Center at 8861 Stirling Rd., was completed by the Fitzgeralds with the tenant, Aroma Market, who now leases 10,676 square feet at the Cooper City shopping center.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Beth Payan Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644 4142 or 407-461 3781

Wendover Housing Partners Sparks Growth in Longwood, FL with Opening of Weston Park Apartments

Weston Park at SunRail Station, Longwood, FL

Jonathan L. Wolf
ORLANDO, FL, Jan. 27, 2016 – Wendover Housing Partners, a privately held real estate development, investment and management company, today announces the opening of its newest property, Weston Park.

As a premier transit oriented development (TOD), Weston Park offers the first multi-family residential housing directly adjacent to the City of Longwood’s SunRail Station. Now accepting applications for new residents, the 208-unit apartment home community encourages residents to adopt a more car-independent lifestyle.

“As Central Florida continues to grow, access to public transportation will become invaluable to commuters wanting to avoid congested highways and interstates,” said Jonathan L. Wolf, President and Founder of Wendover Housing Partners.

“Wendover recognized the lack of housing in close proximity to stops on the SunRail line, making the option to ride less convenient. Weston Park is a step in the right direction in creating a more transit-friendly city.”

Weston Park, which broke ground in December 2014, is the result of a $30 million investment and multiple government partnerships. In addition to more than 200 temporary construction jobs created by the project, Wendover has hired an in-house management staff to run the property.

 The development also includes a parking structure, which is open to SunRail riders as well as residents, and is within walking distance to local shops and businesses. 

“Whether or not you sign a lease at Weston Park, the property benefits the Longwood community as a whole. 

"Non-residents wanting to ride SunRail will be able to utilize the parking garage with easy access to the station and local shops,” said Wolf. “Not only has the development created new jobs, it will also enhance the city’s culture and drive new business.”

Weston Park offers residents access to exclusive comforts including concierge services, as well as superior community amenities such as a luxury clubhouse, pool, fire pit, game room and dog park. The TOD community is now leasing one, two and three bedroom units, ranging from $953 to $1,460 per month.

For more information about Weston Park, visit
 or call (407) 260-2642.

For additional information about Wendover Housing Partners, visit

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Melissa Landy | Assistant Account Executive | Uproar PR
P 321.236.0102 x233 | M 561.512.3055