Tuesday, August 7, 2012

First Green Bank to issue stock offerings in January with shares valued at $13 each, minimum 20,000 shares required

 MOUNT DORA, FL --- First Green Bank, lauded as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible financial institutions with locations in Mount Dora, Clermont and Ormond Beach, will issue a public stock offering in the first quarter of 2013 with shares valued at $13 each.

Kenneth LaRoe (lower right photo), chairman and chief executive officer of First Green Bank, said the offering will include a $20,000 minimum individual purchase requirement.

First Green Bank posted an annual profit of $543,000 for 2011, the culmination of 22 consecutive months of profitability.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Kenneth E. LaRoe, CEO and Chairman, First GREEN Bank, 352-483-9100, ken@firstgreenbank.com
Paul Rountree, President, First GREEN Bank, 352-483-9100, paul@firstgreenbank.com
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications 407-644-4142 or 407-461-3780, lvershelco@aol.com  

Berger Commercial Realty Announces New Deal from Broker Steve Hyatt

 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (Aug.  7, 2012) – Berger Commercial Realty, a full service commercial real estate firm based in Fort Lauderdale and serving clients around the state, announced a new deal from Senior Vice President Steve Hyatt.

 Hyatt represented KeyCorp Real Estate Capital Markets in the sale of a two-story,12-unit, garden style apartment building known as Holiday Park Apartments, located at 745 NE 15th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, for $850,000 to 745 NE Avenue, LLC, doing business as Maven Real Estate.

 Berger Special Assets first served as receiver, then provided management services and has now sold the property located near Holiday Park in central Fort Lauderdale.


Marielle Sologuren
Pierson Grant Public Relations
(954) 776-1999, ext. 226

Emerson International Completes New Long Term and Expansion Leases at Altamonte Lakeside Office Park in Altamonte Springs, FL

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. --- Emerson International recently negotiated a new long term lease and an expansion lease agreement with an existing tenant at Altamonte Lakeside Park (lower left photo) on Cranes Roost Blvd. in Altamonte Springs totaling more than 4,800 square feet.

 Kenneth R. Koch (top right photo), commercial portfolio director at Emerson International, said Sodexo is the tenant at 283 Cranes Roost Blvd who expanded  by 3,214 square feet bringing its total occupancy to 21,426 square feet.  Sara Wardrup of Mohr Partners represented Sodexo.

 Uptown Realty Group signed a new five-year lease for 1,647 square feet at 307 Cranes Roost Blvd. for a new Real Estate office. 

 Koch negotiated both transactions representing the landlord, Emerson International, Inc.

 For more information, contact

 Kenneth R. Koch, Commercial Portfolio Director, Emerson International, Inc. 407-834-9560 x238; kkoch@emerson-us.com;
Beth Payan or Larry Vershel, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 Lvershelco@aol.com

Cranes Move, Construction Begins at Buckhead Atlanta

 ATLANTA, GA (Aug. 7, 2012) – The cranes over Atlanta’s Buckhead community swung into action today as developer OliverMcMillan starts construction on Buckhead Atlanta, what will become the Southeast’s newest luxury destination. A team of construction workers mobilized at 7 a.m. this morning.

 “For years, we have anticipated the start of construction on the transformative Buckhead Atlanta, which, when completed, will be a sign of Atlanta’s resilience and innovation,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (top right photo).

 “A rejuvenated Buckhead will not only attract the nation’s top developers and retailers but thousands of new consumers and residents. I congratulate OliverMcMillan and everyone involved and wish them well on this project.”

 For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:
Patrick Hill                                        
Jackson Spalding                                

 Rachel Tobin                         
Jackson Spalding                                

Tandem Construction, Union League Boys & Girls Club Celebrate Completion of Phase One Addition and Renovation of 19th Century Pilsen Community Clubhouse


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Michael Chioros, chair of the Union League Boys & Girls Club renovation project, cut the ribbon on a 17,000-square-foot addition to Union League Boys & Girls Club One in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, as other project team members including Tony Andrews from Tandem Construction look on. 

Team members from Tandem Construction, Union League Club of Chicago and Antunovich Associates participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony today with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, celebrating the completion of a four-story, 17,000-square-foot addition to the original Union League Boys & Girls Club in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Pictured (left to right): Ira Leibold (Tandem), Sean Staunton (Tandem), Brian Curtin (Tandem), Craig Labus (ULC), Michael Chioros (ULC), Tony Andrews (Tandem), Mary Ann Mahon-Huels (ULC), Dimitri Nassis (Tandem), Michael Sullivan (ULC), Charles Jahn (ULC), Joe Antunovich (Antunovich Associates), Chris Walsh (Tandem), Megan Tighe (Tandem)

CHICAGO, IL (Aug. 7, 2012) - A late 19th century Chicago building that has been “a beacon of light and a refuge” for thousands of members of the Union League Boys and Girls Club in the city’s near southwest side Pilsen neighborhood for 92 years, has a bright new future.

 Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel led a tour last week for scores of community and civic leaders, educators, donors, Club alumni, members of the Union League Club of Chicago, contractor Tandem Construction and architect Antunovich Associates, of the new four-story, 17,000-square-foot addition to the original Union League Boys & Girls Club at 2157 West 19th Street.

Tandem Construction was the contractor for a four-story, 17,000-square-foot addition (lower right photo) to the original Union League Boys & Girls Club in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.

 “Boys and Girls Clubs are key to the direction of our children's lives and our city’s future – making our streets safe and our schools strong,“ said Mayor Emanuel.

"Nearly 100 years since it first opened, Club One has served over 100,000 young people. This new addition will ensure that the Union League Boys and Girls Club will be a pillar of progress here in Pilsen for the next 100 years.”

 For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

 Sarah Lyons
Senior Account Executive
Taylor Johnson
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