Saturday, November 30, 2019

Ware Malcomb Announces Construction is Complete on Sam Clar Office Furniture Corporate Office and Showroom in Concord, CA

Gary Drew

PLEASANTON, CA – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced construction is complete on the newly re-built Sam Clar Office Furniture corporate office and showroom located at 1221 Diamond Way in Concord, Calif.

Ware Malcomb provided architecture, interior design and civil engineering services for the project.

Founded in 1939, Sam Clar Office Furniture is one of the leading providers of commercial office environments in the Bay Area and is now owned and managed by the 4th generation of the Clar family.

Construction began last year on the renovation of the company’s 18,922 square foot facility, which was severely damaged in a warehouse fire on Thanksgiving Day in 2015. 

Rendering of rebuilt Sam Clar Office Furniture showroom, Concord, CA

“Although Sam Clar hasn’t missed a beat since the fire forced them to operate out of a different facility over the past couple years, it’s exciting for the company to return to this space that has been completely rebuilt to meet the needs of their customers and employees,” said Gary Drew, Regional Vice President of Ware Malcomb’s Pleasanton office. 

“This family-owned company can look forward to many more generations working out of their new, state-of-the-art corporate office and showroom.”

The General Contractor for the project is Vallee Construction.


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 KCOMM for Ware Malcomb
Maria Rodgers, Public Relations Manager 949.660.9128,

Maureen Bissonnette, Associate Principal, Marketing, 949.660.9128,

Ware Malcomb Pleasanton

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Marshall Hotels & Resorts Assumes Management of 148-Room Best Western Plus University Inn & Conference Center in Clemson, SC

Best Western Plus University Inn & Conference Center
1310 Tiger Boulevard, Clemson, S.C.

CLEMSON, SC — Marshall Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management and services company that operates properties nationwide, announced that it has taken over management of the 148-room Best Western Plus University Inn & Conference Center in Clemson, S.C. 

The hotel recently was purchased by Medalist Diversified REIT, a real estate investment trust specializing in value-add commercial real estate. 

To celebrate the occasion, Marshall hosted a grand re-opening event where the hotel’s new dining concept, Tiger Blvd. Bistro, was unveiled. 

Mike Marshall

“The Best Western Plus University Inn & Conference Center, with its proximity to Clemson University and its ability to better weather economic ‘hiccups,’ is an ideal addition to our growing, nationwide portfolio of third-party managed hotels,” said Mike Marshall, president and CEO, Marshall Hotels & Resorts.

“This marks our 15th university-hotel, a specialty of ours, as well as our 14th conference center hotel.  This type of hotel requires a unique touch, and we look forward to helping the property improve both its guest satisfaction scores and bottom line for the new owners.”

Located at 1310 Tiger Blvd., less than one mile from Clemson University, the four-story hotel also provides 6,200 square feet of conference meeting space. 

“General Manager Kathryn Campbell,native of the Upstate with strong ties to the local community, is returning to the Clemson marketplace after a six year absence operating numerous, award-winning hotels across the country,” Marshall added.

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Top Producing Orlando Realtor Team Joins Regal | Christie’s International Real Estate

Harif Hazera

ORLANDO -- Regal | Christie’s International Real Estate announced that Harif Hazera and Chad Isenhart – known as the “Hazera Team” – joined the firm’s Winter Park office.

Team Leader Hazera who is fluent in Spanish has been in Central Florida since 1989 and has four years of experience in luxury residential sales. Negotiating a $50 Million deal during his former career in the gas and oil industry prompted Hazera to transfer his talent to high-end properties. 

His sales volume soon skyrocketed and while most recently with Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty he achieved $20 Million in sales for 2019, and has “some significant sales in the pipeline,” he says.

Chad Isenhart
Isenhart grew up in Florida and prior to entering real estate worked in Lockheed Martin’s defense department where he gained a strong background in finance, accounting and contract negotiations. 

Isenhart was also with Berkshire Hathaway when he teamed up with Hazera as he was inspired by his business acumen and creativity, and “We both have the same drive and entrepreneurial spirit.” 

Patrick Gould

The Hazera Team agrees that by joining Regal | Christie’s they will gain the benefit of international reach and worldwide recognition of the prestigious brand.

Patrick Gould, Regional Sales Manager at Regal | Christie’s, said the Hazera Team will assist buyers and sellers throughout Regal | Christie’s five Central Florida offices including Winter Park, Orlando, Lake Mary, Celebration and Clermont.

Regal | Christie’s hires the industry’s top-performing agents to provide buyers and sellers of luxury real estate an unparalleled level of customer service.


Harif Hazera, The Hazera Team, Regal | Christie’s International Real Estate, 407-953-9176 or

Patrick Gould, Regional Sales Manager, Regal | Christie’s International Real Estate, 407-770-8470 (call/text) or
Chris Christensen, Broker/Owner, Regal | Christie’s International Real Estate, 407-312-8003 or

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

Henin Group Makes Entry into Lake County with Plans to Develop Stokes Groves Community in Tavares, FL

Jerome Henin

Tavares, FL - Henin Group, developer of the award-winning Riviera Bella luxury riverfront community in DeBary, has secured 34+/- acres located off David Walker Drive in Tavares to develop Stokes Groves, a single-family home community with 115 homes.
Jerome Henin, president said the land under contract with Stokes Groves of Eustis, Inc. has undergone traffic studies this year, has been rezoned and received PSP (Preliminary Subdivision Plan) approvals before now proceeding with final engineering construction permits.

Riviera Bella community, DeBary, FL
Henin engaged engineers Booth Ern Straughan & Hiott (BESH) of Tavares for the preliminary work, and he anticipates infrastructure and site development could begin by Q2 of 2020. 
Up to 115 homesites in 60-foot widths are proposed for the subdivision including 10 waterfront lots on Lake Elsie .
Three and four-bedroom single-family homes in Stokes Groves ranging from approximately 1,800 to 2,200 square feet of living area will be built by Henin Homes and/or another preferred builder to be selected.
“We’ve been waiting for the right opportunity in Lake County ,” Henin said.  “The demographic of homebuyers moving into this growing area is well suited for the product we will be offering.” 

Lake Elsie, Tavares, FL
Homes at Stokes Groves will be designed for first-time homebuyers, move-up buyers who need more space and empty nesters.   Among amenities featured at the community will be access to Lake Elsie .
Tavares is home to seven recreational and nature lover parks and the largest one - Wooten Park , which features regular events - is just minutes from Stokes Groves.
Easy access to the 429 Expressway, US 441, and SR 46, gives Stokes Groves residents proximity to everything Orlando and Central Florida have to offer.  “The access and capacity of the roads in and out of Tavares is great and homeowners will be 30-40 minutes from Orlando ,” Henin explained.

Jerome Henin, Founder / President, Henin Group, 

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