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. 

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Stacey Hershauer
Phone: +1 480 600 0195