Friday, May 31, 2019

Shaner Silver Spring Hotel, LLC Breaks Ground on 108-Room Fairfield by Marriott Mechanicsburg in Pennsylvania

Plato Ghinos
MECHANICSBURG, PA Officials of Shaner Silver Spring Hotel, LLC, a partnership between Shaner Hotels, an award winning, international hotel owner, operator and developer, and Quarryville, Pa.-based Paul Risk Construction, a fourth generation, family-owned construction company,  announced the groundbreaking of the 108-room Fairfield by Marriott Mechanicsburg in Pa. 

 The hotel is expected to open during the third quarter of 2020.  Pennian Bank, based in Mifflintown, Pa., provided the construction financing. 

                “The Fairfield Inn by Marriott Mechanicsburg meets all of our qualifications for an ideal portfolio addition: a strongly branded property in a market with barriers to new entry and with which we’re intimately familiar,” said Plato Ghinos, president, Shaner Hotels.  

“This property is our fourth new hotel development in the greater Harrisburg area.  The site will be improved with a fully entitled restaurant pad site for a future 175-plus seat restaurant and has additional capacity for an extended-stay hotel or office building. 

"The location serves as a convenient hospitality hub for the corporate demand within the Mechanicsburg, Carlisle Pike and Harrisburg regions.”

                Located at 503 Winding Creek, the planned five-story hotel will feature complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, 24/7 fitness center and indoor pool.  Guests also may enjoy a complimentary, daily breakfast buffet. 


 Chris Daly, media
 (703) 435-6293

NAI Realvest Brokers Keep Up With Steady Demand for Professional Offices in Orlando, FL , Closing $1.8 Million Maitland Building Sale and Area Leases

Eury Ortiz

 ORLANDO, FL --- NAI Realvest recently closed on the sale of a 10,360 square foot office building at 2603 Maitland Center Parkway off N. Keller Road. in Maitland Center.

Nemesie Estevez
The American Fundraising Foundation, Inc., providing financial support to non-profits, purchased the property for $1,800,000.00 to relocate from College Park by Sept. 1.   

Jeff Bloom
Jeff Bloom, CCIM, vice president at NAI Realvest, brokered the sale on behalf of JPS Maitland Holdings, LLC the local landlord of the building that was built in 1983.

Tom R. Kelley II
Tom R. Kelley, II, CCIM, principal, represented the civil engineering firm England-Thims & Miller the new tenant leasing 3,112 square feet of office space at Park Place at Heathrow

Mark Harkins
Tenant also has locations in Tallahassee , Jacksonville and Palm Coast .  Mark Harkins of Harkins Commercial represented the landlord of the building at 1525 International Parkway in North Seminole County.

Chris Adams
Kelley also negotiated a new lease at Lake Underhill Business Center in the Waterford Lakes area representing the landlord Harrington/Mishler, LLC.  

The Valle Law Firm, P.A. leased 1,600 square feet at 11489-11555 Lake Underhill Rd.   Tenant was represented by Eury Ortiz of Silver Key Investment Group. 

2603 Maitland Center Parkway, Maitland, FL

NAI Realvest Associate Chris Adams represented Orlando Children’s Therapy in the lease of 1,746 square feet in the Galaxy Building at 6000 S. Rio Grande Ave.    Tenant’s business growth required relocation to a larger facility down the street in the healthcare hub south of downtown Orlando . 

Landlord, south Florida-based Reflin Galaxy, LLC was represented by Nemesie Esteves of Exchange Place .


Jeff Bloom, CCIM, Vice President NAI Realvest, 

Tom R. Kelley II, CCIM Principal, NAI Realvest, 

Chris Adams, Associate, NAI Realvest,

Patrick Mahoney, President/CEO, NAI Realvest, 

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

M/I Homes' New Lakefront Community Hull Island at Oakland, FL Has Two Model Homes Underway, Opening This Summer

Model Home, 770 Hull Island Drive, M/I Homes' new single-family community at  Hull Island at Oaklandin West Orange County, FL 

OAKLAND, FL --- M/I Homes’ started construction of two model homes that will be complete and ready for touring late this summer at the homebuilder’s new single-family community in West Orange County – Hull Island at Oakland.  

Located at 770 Hull Island Drive , the community overlooks the south shore of Lake Apopka in the town of Oakland .

The 110 homesites at Hull Island include 89 with 50-foot widths and 21 that are 80 feet wide.  Many sites boast exceptional views of natural wetlands and Lake Apopka with several fronting right on the lake, according to David Byrnes, area president of M/I Homes.

Six Executive Home designs that range from 1,857 to 3,729 square feet of living area are available on the 50-foot sites and are priced starting from the mid-$300s.   

Homebuyers can also choose from six Estate Home designs ranging from 2,818 square feet of living area to 4,009 square feet to be built on 80-foot homesites, priced from the mid-$500s. 

One and two story home designs feature three to five bedrooms and up to four full bathrooms and one or two half bathrooms with two and three-car garages.
David Byrnes
Amenities planned for the community include its own pool and cabana, a playground, picnic areas, a dog park, and a viewing pier on Lake Apopka .

  In addition, Hull Island at Oakland is situated directly on Florida ’s popular West Orange Trail affording walking and biking trails through shady oaks and a pristine nature preserve setting. 

The community is minutes from SR 429, the 528 and Interstate 4 providing immediate connectivity to shopping, dining, employment centers and the area’s best attractions.

To learn more, please visit or call 407-270-1080. 

David Byrnes
 Area President, M/I Homes

Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc.
407 644-4142

JLL promotes four senior brokers in Phoenix; Brett Abramson, Keith Lammersen, Steve Larsen, Chris Latvaaho take on new titles

Brett Abramson
PHOENIX, AZ,  May 31, 2019 – The Phoenix office JLL has promoted four senior brokers, advancing Brett Abramson, Keith Lammersen and Steve Larsen to the title of Executive Vice President and Chris Latvaaho to the title of Senior Vice President.

“Each of these brokers is known for providing top-level service to their clients, being team players and consistently producing great results for the Phoenix office,” said JLL Senior Managing Director Pat Williams. “We congratulate them on their promotions and appreciate their commitment to help grow our capabilities for the benefit of JLL clients.”

Abramson and Latvaaho serve with JLL Managing Director John Bonnell, specializing in agency representation for existing and ground-up development, and both institutional and entrepreneurial landlords.

Keith Lammersen
At JLL, this has included the representation of landmark projects including The Offices on High Street, Central Arts Plaza and Arizona Center. The brokers have more than three decades of collective experience.

Part of the JLL office since 2004, Lammersen specializes in tenant representation, providing corporate office solutions, site selection, lease renewal and negotiations for companies including Maricopa County and Indeed.

A 12-year industry veteran, Larsen specializes in industrial building and land sales, leasing and build-to-suits throughout metro Phoenix, with an emphasis in the Southeast Valley.

Since joining JLL in the summer of 2012, Larsen has completed more than 6.7 million square feet of industrial deals valued at over $120 million.

Steve Larsen
Each of the brokers serves as leaders in the industry, from maintaining committee leadership positions with NAIOP and local philanthropic organizations to being recognized as CoStar Power Brokers and JLL Top Achievers.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management.

Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions.

 In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 91,000 as of March 31, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.

Chris Latvaaho 
In Phoenix, JLL is a market leader employing more than 590 of the region’s most recognized industry experts offering office, industrial, retail, healthcare and data center brokerage, tenant representation, facility and investment management, capital markets, multifamily investments and development services, and related services within the real estate leasing, investment and management process.

 In 2018, the Phoenix team completed 75.3 million square feet in lease and sale transactions valued at $2.2 billion, directed $120 million in project management and currently manages a 32.4 million-square-foot portfolio. 

For more news, videos and research resources on JLL, please visit

Stacey Hershauer
Phone: +1 480 600 0195

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Former Union Army Hospital in Beaufort, SC for Sale at $2.4 Million

The 7600-SF, six-bedroom, three-story home in Beaufort, SC served as a hospital for Union Army officers and headquarters to General Rufus Saxton during the Civil War
              Photo & Video Credit: Anthony Pierro of AJPierro Photography
              Drone Footage credit: Robert Gecy of Robert Gecy Photography

BEAUFORT, SC --  According to,  one of the most important antebellum mansions in Beaufort, South Carolina, built in 1852 and overlooking the Beaufort River has come on the market. The 167-year-old property is steeped in Civil War history and straight out of a southern romance novel.

Gen. Rufus Saxton
The home served as a hospital for Union Army officers and headquarters to General Rufus Saxton during the Civil War. Elegantly restored, it has been used as the Bay Street Inn, currently as a family home, and in the movie The Prince of Tides. It is now for sale, priced at $2.395 million.

Lewis Reeve Sams
(Photo by Robin Pellicci Moore)
To escape the summer heat of his South Carolina cotton plantation on Dataw Island where he also grew oranges and indigo, Lewis Reeve Sams purchased land on the Beaufort River and built the three-story mansion in 1852 as a retreat for his family where they would be more comfortable with the cooling breezes off the water.

The features of the house are classic, deep-south antebellum designed to catch the breeze with its upper and lower-story front porches that span the width of the house with views over the water and the back porch overlooking the deep green of the landscape and the formal layout of the boxwood garden maze.

Rooms are generous and speak of earlier times when a party would converse in the main living room, go in to dinner and afterwards the men would gather in the library with their port and the ladies would retire to the parlor.

Barbara Streisand
Windows were tall and deep, welcoming in the evening breeze. At 7,600 square feet, included in the three-story home are six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, large entry foyer with dramatic staircase, formal living and dining rooms, a library-media room, parlor, family room and large eat-in kitchen.

Nick Nolte

There are eight fireplaces, hardwood floors and the home has original elaborate millwork throughout along with built-in cabinets and bookshelves. Modern updates include an elevator, two laundries, and the ground floor has two bedrooms, a catering kitchen and could be closed off as a separate apartment.

Leah Melvin
As part of the Intracoastal Waterway, the Richard V. Woods Memorial Bridge on the Beaufort River, which can be viewed from the home’s front porches, is a swing bridge that opens often for tall boats.

Pat Conroy
 Watching the boating activity from the house or from the adjacent waterfront park is an interesting way to while away an afternoon with a tall glass of iced sweet tea and exciting for children.

Now on the market is the home that was chosen by location scouts as a set for the film The Prince of Tides starring Nick Nolte and Barbara Streisand which was nominated for seven Academy Awards in 1991.

The movie was based on the novel by Beaufort-native Pat Conroy. A classic example of an Old South antebellum mansion and gardens but with comfortable 21st-century amenities, it is now for sale, priced at $2.395 million and is listed by Leah Melvin, Keller Williams Realty, Beaufort SC.


Genelle C. Brown
Content Manager, Media Division
Phone:  434-480-4504

Twitter:  @toptenrealestat  

Noodoe Brings ‘Game-Changer’ EV Charging Tech To Market; Cloud-based EV Charging Stations Transform Parking Lots Into Revenue Centers

Jennifer Chang

Los Angeles, CA  - Noodoe, a global leader in EV charging technology, has just introduced game changing cloud-based EV Charging stations that transform construction, retail, hospitality and public parking lots into smart, revenue-generating EV charging locations. 

The smart, cloud-based Noodoe stations are currently being installed at casinos, hotels and retail properties throughout the Western United States. 

“Driving an electric car is one thing, charging it is another,” says Noodoe CEO Jennifer Chang. “Noodoe’s cloud-based smart EV Charging kiosks will turn business parking lots into revenue streams and lovers of gas-powered vehicles into electric vehicle converts. 

John Wang
"Real estate development, electrical, green energy, and equipment supply industries are well positioned to take advantage of this additional income.” 

Recent studies confirm that proliferation of EV charging technology must begin immediately to head off shortfalls in the near future. 

A recent study conducted by management consulting firm McKinsey & Company predicts 350 new EV models will debut by 2025, and as many as 120 million EVs could be on the road by 2030. These new vehicles will require a dramatic increase in the number of charging stations. 

Cloud-based OS

At the heart of the Noodoe EV commercial charging station is a cloud-based OS that serves as its brain. It manages the charging experience for customers (all EV cars), allowing them to use any form of at-the-pump payment, including credit cards, Apple or Google Pay. 

The OS also provides management functions that empower kiosk owners to configure pricing, modify peak houses, monitor charging while supervising the entire charging infrastructure. 

“Noodoe is the only EV charging solution that offers a complete cloud-based solution,” states Chang. “The OS is designed as a future-proof system, able to integrate additional features as new industry priorities or requirements arise.” 

Current industry-leading features of Noodoe’s EV OS include Universal Charging Service, Comprehensive Payment Processing, Central Management, Service Personal Access, Automated Diagnostics and Operational Analytics. 

Powered by Noodoe

In late April, Noodoe debuted “Powered By Noodoe,” a global technology partnership program giving businesses everything needed to enter the EV charging market. 

“Many businesses want to enter the market and become a supplier, but face engineering/time to market challenges,” says Noodoe Chairman John Wang.

“We did all the heavy lifting by providing business partners with three key advanced technologies: EV charging stations, EV software, and now EV OS cloud technology. This program puts businesses on the fast track to expansion.”

About Noodoe

Noodoe is on a mission to make the world greener by accelerating the world’s transition to electric transportation. 

In this quest, we produce well-designed EV charging infrastructure solutions that help construction, retail, hospitality industries and public sectors be part of the global zero-emission revolution.

Through innovation Noodoe empowers businesses to turn their parking lots into profitable charging stations. We enable hotels to become recharging sanctuaries that attract high-value patrons. 

The company also provides charging infrastructure, enabling governments and energy companies to build eco-friendly “smart cities.” 

Beyond automobiles, Noodoe's endeavors extend to motorcycles; through innovation we partner with global brands to bring the electric riding experience to consumers worldwide. Noodoe provides products and services used in 110 nations. 


Crystal Han

South Florida Startup ONR Transforms The Condo and HOA Living Experience for Thousands of Homeowners

Carlos Guzman
Miami, FL— In a state with over 50,000 condo and homeowner associations, a new start-up, ONR app (pronounced ”owner”),  is leveraging technology to simplify the day-to-day challenges they face.

With many homeowners living out of state, and others feeling hostage to their association boards, demand has increased among homeowners to engage with their HOA’s digitally. 

ONR is a Florida-based startup that is using technology to make common events like voting and surveys easy and transparent. The app offers associations tools like e-voting, surveys, alerts, and notifications on a secure platform that can be accessed from a smartphone or laptop. 

It boasts that it is not only secure but also specifically designed to be compliant with Florida HOA law.

Alan Gucovschi
"Helping communities engage has proven to improve the association-living experience for many,” explains Carlos Guzman,  ONR co-founder with Alan Gucovschi. 

“The ability to survey owners and residents helps boards and management have clarity on where issues lay and despite the stigma, going online makes condos and HOAs more engaged and communication more secure.”

ONR was founded by a group of friends working for Florida’s largest cloud computing company. The app combines both their years of experience in software development with their personal experience as homeowners to create a platform that solves some of the most common issues that associations face. 

With many homeowners feeling voiceless, or overpowered by an active minority, ONR is a secure platform that allows everyone’s voice to be heard. This, the founders hope, will help owners and residents engage with one another, and allow associations to make data-driven decisions based on the majority’s wishes.

Erin Fabian
ONR's proprietary software is encrypted with the privacy of its users in mind. ONR also allows for HOA's to send surveys to condo owners on everything from decisions on upgrades and assessments to what sports equipment should be bought. 

Owners can also find documents, changes to bylaws, notices of repairs happening on the property, and other important events.

“ONR has been very helpful with the set up and helping out owners individually,” says Erin Fabian, property manager at Continuum South Tower.

The advantages of using a third-party company like ONR include:
• Maximizing participation in any voting and opinion polls – terrific for buildings where many owners do not reside full-time. Owners can vote online at their convenience.

• Saves money on postage and mailings – no ballots, no postage, no printing
• User-friendly experience
• Automatic vote tallying and instantaneous real-time results
• Secure, private and authenticated so all votes and communications are honest and safe

Jonathan Mofsky
Even though some property management companies and law firms offer condo websites and e-voting as a value-added service, it is recommended that associations use a provider that is independent from them to ensure that the integrity of the association's voting process is best protected and transparency is guaranteed. 

“The ONR team is knowledgeable and provide great member support,” says Johnathan Mofsky, a community association attorney from the law offices of Siegfried & Rivera.

Working with the HOA's legal department and property manager, ONR can demonstrate its capabilities to the board of directors, ensuring that the software complies with Florida law while associations make data-driven decisions.

ONR provides customer on-site support services for its South Florida clients to support customers with a smooth digital transformation.

Condominiums that have joined the ONR app bandwagon include:

Continuum South Beach South Tower Condominiums,
Miami Beach, FL

  • Continuum
  • Carillon
  • The Terraces at Turnberry
  • 1000 Venetian
  • Portofino
  • Ten Museum Park
  • South Pointe Tower
  • Beachwalk Resort       
  • Ocean Two
  • Marenas
  • Sea Air Tower
  • NuRiver Landing
  • Palm Beach Hotel Condominium
  • Marina Grande
  • City Place South Tower
  • South Pointe Tower condominiums
     Miami Beach, FL

ONR app, founded in 2016 in Miami, is designed to simplify the community engagement process  of HOAs in South Florida, including Miami, Broward and Palm Beach counties. 

The app complies with Florida Legislature regulations to promote online voting for board members and to improve internal communications for condo owners on decisions that ultimately impact their property values and the over-all experience of living in the community.


Charlotte Tomic

To learn more about ONR app, please call 1-888-352-9711 to schedule a demo, or visit

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Graycor Delivers Final Phase of 10 West Logistics Center in Phoenix, AZ

10 West Logistics Center, Phoenix, AZ

PHOENIX, AZ– Graycor Construction Company has completed the final phase of 10 West Logistics Center, a Class A master planned bulk distribution park developed by New York Life Real Estate Investors to meet record-high logistics and e-commerce demand in southwest Phoenix. 

Wentworth Property Company serves as the owner’s representative on the project.

Totaling 569,301 square feet, 10 West Logistics Center Phase II is the final building in the 1.3 million-square-foot, two-building 10 West Logistics Center. It will be fully occupied by Amazon, who has committed to the entire building for use as a fulfillment center.

Todd Ostransky
Graycor is managing all tenant improvement construction for Amazon, marking its final contribution to a project that the company began in 2014 with the construction of 10 West Logistics Center Phase I. 

Totaling 660,000 square feet, Phase I is a Class A building that, at completion, earned the Best of NAIOP 2016 Spec Industrial Project of the Year award.

“The first building at 10 West was recognized for its modern amenities and location, and Phase II offers these same advantages – in a market where demand for strategically developed, premier distribution space remains in incredibly high demand,” said Todd Ostransky, Graycor Construction Company Vice President of the Southwest Division. “We are honored to bring the balance of this key development to fruition.”

Located on the northwest corner of Van Buren Street and 59th Avenue (a future site of the Loop 202 freeway), 10 West building amenities include a 36-foot clear height, dock-high and grade-level loading, 200-foot minimum truck courts, ESFR fire sprinklers, energy efficient motion sensor lighting, a fenced and secured yard, and ample car and trailer parking. 

10 West Logistics Center, Phoenix, AZ

The building is divisible down to 100,000 square feet, offering A-1 equivalent zoning and is Foreign Trade Zone approved, creating the potential for significant tax savings.

The 10 West Phase I building is currently 43 percent occupied to Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OHL), one of the world’s largest logistics firms. Phase II is 100 percent leased to Amazon.

The architect for 10 West Logistics Center is Butler Design Group. Andy Markham, Mike Haenel, Will Strong and Phil Haenel at Cushman & Wakefield serve as the exclusive leasing brokers.

Graycor represents 98 years of building experience and employs more than 1,500 construction experts. 

Totaling 569,301 square feet, 10 West Logistics Center Phase II is the final building in the 1.3 million-square-foot, two-building 10 West Logistics Center. It will be fully occupied by Amazon, who has committed to the entire building for use as a fulfillment center.

Tenant improvement and interior deliveries include Davis at Hayden Ferry Lakeside,, InEight Hard Dollar and Southland Engineering at Papago Buttes, which was named among the Top 10 Offices in Arizona by AZRE Magazine.


Stacey Hershauer
P 480.600.0195