Thursday, May 17, 2018

Englewood Construction Hires Benjamin Bowman as Corporate Controller

Benjamin Bowman
CHICAGO, IL – Englewood Construction, one of the country’s leading commercial construction firms, has hired Benjamin Bowman as the company’s corporate controller. Bill Di Santo, president of Lemont, Ill.-based Englewood Construction, made the announcement.

“With today’s strong commercial real estate landscape and rising construction activity levels, top professionals are in high demand in all areas of our field, including the financial and accounting end of our business,” said Di Santo.

 “In this competitive hiring environment, we are pleased to have found such a great match for our team in Ben. We know his background in the industry and diverse experience will be an asset to our firm as we continue to see growth year over year and a steady pipeline of new work coming our way.”

As corporate controller, Bowman will manage all financial activities including general accounting, management reporting, treasury, tax, and insurance/risk management functions across all of Englewood Construction’s business areas, including divisions focused on retail, restaurant, hospitality/entertainment, industrial, office and senior living construction as well as the firm’s facilities management group.

Bowman joined Englewood Construction from KONE, Inc., a provider of elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, where he served as controller for the global firm’s North American new construction division.

William Di Santo
 He also spent seven years as corporate controller for Westside Mechanical Group, a leading commercial HVACR contractor. 

Prior to entering the construction industry, Bowman held positions as a senior auditor for Sikich LLP, an accounting, advisory, technology and managed services firm, and as a staff accountant for Starcom MediaVest Group.

“Over the course of my career I’ve had the opportunity to work with a variety of companies both in and out of construction, and I believe those different experiences will serve me well dealing with the range of clients and projects a national firm like Englewood manages,” said Bowman. “I look forward to putting my skill set to work for such a well-respected company in this industry.”

Bowman holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill.
For more information, please contact:

 Sarah Lyons,, (312) 267-4520
Kim Manning,, (312) 267-4527

Bull Realty Arranges $4 Million NNN Retail Sale in Charlotte, NC

Nancy Miller
ATLANTA, GA (May 17, 2018) — Bull Realty brokered the sale of 37 Sol Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar in Charlotte, NC. The sale closed on May 10th for $4,030,534. 

The 6,000 SF retail property on 1.28 acres was built in 2017 and has a 20-year triple net lease with 4 five-year options. The restaurant has occupied the space since January 1st.

The team of Michael Bull, CEO, and Nancy Miller, President of the National Net Lease Investment Group with Bull Realty, represented the buyerThe seller, LFH SOL POM Property, LLCwas represented by Carl Brendes and Steve Horvath with Berkeley Capital Advisors, LLC.

Michael Bull
“37 Sol is a new restaurant concept that got started in Charleston. This is the fourth location and is right in front of Charlotte Premium Outlets in a growing part of Charlotte. 

"This is a repeat buyer who is doing a 1031 exchange with multiple properties wanting to diversify his portfolio with various types of single tenant properties,” said Miller.

For more details and information, contact Nancy Miller at 404-876-1640 x 118 or email:

For more information, contact Bull Realty at 404-876-1640 or 
Bull Realty, Inc. ( is a commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, licensed in nine states providing acquisition, disposition, leasing, property management and advisory services.
The firm also produces and hosts America’s Commercial Real Estate Show (
Bull Realty NC License # C17910
  For more information, please contact:

Melissa Henry
Communications Manager
404-876-1640 x 110

New TRYP by Wyndham Hotel Makes Waves along Fort Lauderdale’s Marina

 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – TRYP by Wyndham®, Wyndham Hotel Group’s urban lifestyle brand, opened its newest hotel in Fort Lauderdale, the TRYP by Wyndham Maritime Fort Lauderdale, anchoring the city’s four-star Marina Bay, a premier luxury yacht marina in the celebrated ‘Yachting Capital of the World.’

Celebrating the spirit of the urban traveler, TRYP by Wyndham hotels make it possible for guests to uncover a destination’s authentic, local culture. Fort Lauderdale, a flourishing travel destination with an ever-growing airport, cruise port and convention center, inspired the hotel’s nautical design incorporating nods to the local marine life and sailing culture. 

Kate Ashton
The hotel also features original artwork of South Florida’s underwater splendor by noted marine ecologist and photographer Richard Murphy.

“Symbolized by the picturesque surrounding marina, Fort Lauderdale is a city famous for beautiful beaches, boating canals and upscale dining and boutiques,” said Kate Ashton, senior vice president, TRYP by Wyndham.
 “Offering a true glimpse into that seafaring style, TRYP by Wyndham Maritime Fort Lauderdale personifies the destination through nautical design, marina-centered amenities and local sea-inspired fare.”

The 150-room, new construction hotel is situated on 25 acres with easy access to boat charters, slip rentals and a cabana-lined pool and outdoor deck.

For more information, please contact:

Gabriella Chiera
Wyndham Hotel Group

NAI Realvest Negotiates Retail Sublease of Buenaventura Boulevard Building for a New Popeye’s Restaurant in Kissimmee, FL

Veronica  Malolos

ORLANDO, FL and KISSIMMEE, Fla. – NAI Realvest recently negotiated a long-term sublease of the 3,010 square foot retail building at 852 Buenaventura Blvd. near the intersection of Osceola Parkway in Kissimmee.  

Daniel Blackford
NAI Realvest Brokers Veronica Malolos, CRB and Daniel Blackford, CCIM negotiated the transaction representing Sublandlord CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. which owns theHardees’s Restaurant brand.

The Subtenant Pop Florida Properties, LLC will open a Popeye’s Chicken at the location in the 4th quarter of this year.  Build out for the Popeye’s restaurant should take approximately six months, according to Malolos.    The Subtenant was represented by Jon Hellein of Hybridge Commercial.

For more information, please contact:

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