Friday, March 8, 2019

Illustrated Properties Launches Sales for Luxury Residential Development at Bonnette Hunt Club Site in Palm Beach Gardens with Construction Set to Begin in April

Lynn B. Telling

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. | March 8, 2019 – Illustrated Properties, a member of The Keyes Family of Companies, has announced the launch of sales and imminent start of construction of 24 luxury single-family homes at the former site of the famed Bonnette Hunt Club in Palm Beach Gardens.

Peter Trematerra
 Lynn B. Telling, a Platinum Top Producer and Luxury Specialist with Illustrated, is the project’s exclusive listing agent on behalf of developer Parkwood Distinctive Homes.

William A. Bonnette Jr.
A leading statewide homebuilder, Parkwood has approval from the City of Palm Beach Gardens to develop the seven-acre site at 5307 and 5309 Hood Road. Parkwood is expected to start construction in April 2019.

F.F. Bud Adams Sr. (right) and Bud Adams Jr.
“We are thrilled to move forward with our first project in Palm Beach Gardens,” said Parkwood Principal Peter Trematerra. “We plan to deliver one-of-a-kind luxury homes while preserving the beauty, identity and character of the Bonnette Hunt Club, which is such an important piece of the city’s history.”

F.F. Chappy Adams lll
Plans call for the three and four-bedroom homes to range in size from 1,361 to 2,632 square feet under air. The homes are priced in the low $500,000s to the high $600,000s.

Bing Crosby
 Buyers can choose from five different models with a mix of Spanish style, island and island contemporary designs. The site plan calls for 24 single and two-story homes with two-car garages. Six sites are lake lots.

Jack Nicklaus
Parkwood clients will select only the finest of high-end products to complete their new home.

Burt Reynolds
Several of the homes have already been reserved, according to Telling, who represented Bonnette and Parkwood in the 2017 sale of the site to the developer.

King Hussein
“There is such a strong demand for this product, which fills a need for new single-family homes in this price range,” said Telling. 

“What is particularly interesting is that in addition to the interest from local residents who have familiarity and fondness for the club, we are also getting inquiries from potential buyers looking to relocate to South Florida from tax-heavy states. 

Gov. Claude Kirk Jr.
"The site’s proximity to Scripps Research Institute, the United
Technologies campus and other major employment hubs certainly helps drive interest in the project.”

Telling noted that the gated residential community will maintain the Bonnette Hunt Club name, along with the character of the old club. Street names within the community will reference different aspects of the club’s history. 

Gov. Lawton Chiles
The gated community will offer a walking trail among the lake, tot lot and quaint park settings. One of the oldest Banyan trees in Palm Beach Gardens will remain with a monument signifying its history.

The landscape of the community will include lovely oak trees to portray the feeling of nostalgia amongst the Florida palms and existing Florida native trees, which are being preserved.

Started by retired Navy warrant officer William Bonnette in 1961, the Bonnette Hunt Club was a popular hangout for celebrities, millionaires, foreign dignitaries and the Palm Beach elite. 

Regulars included Burt Reynolds, Bing Crosby, Jack Nicklaus, Jordan’s King Hussein and former Florida governors Lawton Chiles and Claude Kirk, Jr.

A member of the Bonnette Hunt Club since 2005, Telling has deep personal ties to the club and surrounding community. Her son received his final merit badge at the site on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout.

For more information about the project, Lynn Telling can be reached at (561) 310-2247 or

In July 2016, Keyes and Illustrated Properties announced the completion of a merger between the two companies, which continue to operate under their existing brands. Overall, Keyes and Illustrated generate more than $6 billion in annual revenue from their real estate service lines.

Scripps Research Institute, Palm Beach County, FL
Keyes and Illustrated control more than 20 percent of the $1 million-plus market in northern Palm Beach County.

: The story of Illustrated Properties began in the 1930s, when F.F. “Bud” Adams, Sr. started selling land in Hobe Sound and on Jupiter Island. His son, Bud Jr., took the family business to Palm Beach in 1975 and founded Illustrated Properties.

 He also became the exclusive broker for Lost Tree Village and John’s Island. Under the leadership of Bud Jr.’s son, F.F. “Chappy” Adams III in the 1980s, Illustrated grew significantly while implementing new and innovative real estate technologies. 

The company endured a great loss with the passing of Chappy Adams in January 2013 but continued to grow as the #1 real estate brand in Palm Beach County while maintaining the culture of a family-owned business. 

Today, Illustrated Properties has more than 500 agents in 21 offices throughout Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Volusia and Collier counties. Illustrated is a Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate and a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® network.


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Western Specialty Contractors Roofing Branch Managers Provide Answers to Facility Manager’s Top Roofing Questions

Keegan Tune

St. Louis, MO, March 8, 2019 -- Maintaining the roof on any building or facility can be an arduous task for any building owner or property manager.

The roof, often the first line of defense against the elements, is an important structure that must be carefully monitored and maintained to protect the overall integrity of the building.

Leaks in roofs are often difficult to track down and can lead to damage to interior finishes, unhappy tenants and costly repairs.

Western Specialty Contractors’ three roofing branch managers recently sat down to discuss the roofing issues that facility managers are most concerned about and the questions they are asking and should be asking when it comes to maintaining their roofs. 

What Roofing Questions Do People Ask You the Most Often?
Keegan Tune (KT), Kansas City Roofing Branch Manager - How much is it going to cost to fix my roof? How much life do I have left in my roof? What’s the best kind of roof?

Jack Schneider (JS), St. Louis Roofing Branch Manager - What is the most economical option to stop my roof from leaking? What roofing system do you recommend? How much life does my roof still have?

Michael Boyle (MB), Peoria Roofing Branch Manager - How cheap can I fix the problem?

Jack Schneider
What Roofing Question Should People Ask You, But Don’t? 
KT - What roof has the best life-cycle cost? What is the best roof for my building?
JS - What type of roof can be installed within my budget? Can we set up a maintenance service contract? Can you provide budget pricing on other roofs in our facility?

MB – Should I replace the roof now or do I have any life left in it? What are the “BEST” roofing options you would recommend for my facility?

What is Your Best Roofing Advice for a Property Manager/Owner?
KT - Know the condition of your roofs. Inspect and maintain them often — budget for repairs and replacements.

JS - To have a reputable contractor install a roofing system that they are certified to install, in turn providing a manufacturer's warranty and a contractor workmanship warranty.

To make sure they receive the manufacturer's warranty and operations and maintenance manual from the roofing contractor.

Make sure they receive the roofing contractor's workmanship warranty at the end of a project (when it's offered). Let a roofing contractor educate maintenance techs on proper roofing maintenance after a new roof is installed to maintain its warranty after the contractor workmanship warranty has expired. This can be done as a lunch and learn.

MB - We should talk about what the intended use is for the building and is it a long-term investment for them or is it being repaired for sale?

Michael Boyle
What are the Most Important Things That Your Prospects Should Know Before Buying?

KT - Contractor and manufacturer credentials and a defined scope of work.

JS - The contractor’s reputation. If they are bonded. If they are insured. The contractor is installing what is being asked for (i.e. detailed proposals, pictures, etc.). They do not need payment up front. (i.e. before purchasing material or even starting the roof). Financially stable.

MB – Who/what type of company they are contracting with. What kind of warranty will they be receiving - a contractor or manufacturer NDL warranty? Is there a detailed scope of work? Are all conditions covered for a complete roofing system?

What are the Three Most Critical Elements of an Effective Roof Maintenance Program?
KT - Qualified inspectors/contractors, consistency and cost.

JS - A certified contractor of the roofing system is making the repairs. A timely schedule for roof cleaning is decided on (cleaning moss, branches, leaves, etc. off the roof, out of drains).

Reports are made each time the contractor is on the roof for scheduled cleaning/repairs. Documentation benefits the owner and the contractor.

MB –   A quality local company. Only certified applicators on warranted roofs.  Maintenance inspections regularly.

Have There Been Any “Critical Developments” in the Roofing Industry That Your Customers Should be Aware of?

KT - Roof coatings have increased significantly but are not suitable for every roof and certainly not in every situation. Coatings have also made it possible for some less qualified contractors to tackle projects that they don't have the expertise to perform. R-value requirements are continually increasing so being aware of local codes, and compliance needs are key.

JS - Recent changes in the energy code laws, some states have adopted, others haven’t (i.e., R-30 insulation code above roof deck). Carlisle Syntec Systems has introduced the "Velcro" roofing system. No adhesives to bond membrane to insulation. Carlisle Syntec Systems has approved the material Cav Grip III to install EPDM membrane in the field and flash onto walls.

MB – Roof coatings over existing roofing with long-term NDL warranties are becoming more prevalent. New products are out that minimize or stop any odors from entering the building through air intakes and openings. In some cases, “R” values can be increased without raising units and mechanical equipment by using a new insulation material.


Jennifer Beidle

Orlando Architects Rhodes+Brito Wins Major USAF Contract; Opens New Office and Doubles Staff

Ruffin Rhodes

ORLANDO, FL and CAPE CANAVERAL, FL --- Rhodes+Brito Architects, based in downtown Orlando , opened a branch office in Brevard County staffed with 25 employees to facilitate a major USAF contract the firm was awarded last year. 

Charles Johnson

The five-year contract, entitled Tactical Range Architectural and Engineering Services (TRACES) is specifically for Cape Canaveral Air Force Station 45th Space Wing in conjunction with Patrick Air Force Base.

Other members of the Rhodes + Brito team are co-founder Max Brito,  Byron Lastrapes and Adel Shalaby.

Max Brito
 The work that takes place on the two permanent armed forces training facilities at Cape Canaveral includes anything from renovations and remodeling of existing facilities, additions to existing building, new construction, engineering, and design-build services.  

Ruffin Rhodes, principal, said his staff is already more than seven months into the contract and has received $5.5 million for task orders currently in design and construction since last summer.

Byron Lastrapes

TRACES has strengthened Rhodes+Brito’s presence as one of Central Florida ’s top 25 architectural practices. The firm has posted an average revenue in excess of $5 million the last three years.

The Air Force provided the firm an office facility on Cape Canaveral Air Station.

“In order to ensure the highest capabilities to execute the TRACES tasks while continuing to provide excellent service to our current clients, our staff increased from 22 to 47 very quickly” said Rhodes.

Adel Shalaby
 Navy Veteran, Charles Johnson, P.E., leads the Cape Office . “We have over 10 employees who are Military Veterans. This is a stat we are very proud of, as my late father was an Air Force Veteran,” said Rhodes .

“TRACES is a major growth event for our firm. The principals and I are very appreciative of the fact that this contract provides a foundation for continued work during the next five years regardless of any downturn in the economy,” said Rhodes .

Award-winning Rhodes+Brito Architects, Inc., has completed hundreds of projects over the last two decades in a range of types and sizes for federal, state, municipal, education, aviation, and private clients. 


Ruffin Rhodes, AIA Co-founder Rhodes+Brito Architects,

Maximiano Brito, AIA, Co-founder Rhodes+Brito Architects,

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