Saturday, February 22, 2014

M/I Homes closes on new town home site in East Orlando, FL

David Byrnes

 ORLANDO, FL --- M/I Homes has closed on Econ Landing, a new town home community in located near S. Econlockhatchee Trail in East Orlando.

David Byrnes, area president for M/I Homes in the Central Florida region, said 200 town homes will be built.

The town homes, according to Byrnes, will range from 1,600 square feet of living area to 1,900 square feet and will be priced from $220,000 to $250,000.

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

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

NAI Realvest Negotiates Sale of 19,800+ Square Foot Office Building for $1.95 Million on U.S. 1 in Bunnell, FL

Chris Butera
Bunnell, FL-- NAI Realvest, based in Orlando, recently negotiated the sale of the 19,873 square foot office building located at 3235 N. State St. (U.S. 1) in Bunnell for $1,950,000.00.     

Chris Butera, investment associate at NAI Realvest, brokered the transaction representing the local seller, Austin RE Holdco LLC.       

 Orefield, Pa.-based GCG Properties was the buyer of the building which is 100 percent triple net leased by a single tenant for its corporate office headquarters.

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

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

HFF arranges joint venture equity and construction financing for the Center at Pearland Parkway in Pearland, TX

Rendering of the planned Center at Pearland Parkway, Pearland, TX

HOUSTON, TX – HFF announced it has arranged joint venture equity and construction financing for the Center at Pearland Parkway, a 165,000-square-foot, Class A, power center development in Pearland, Texas.

               HFF worked exclusively on behalf of the developer, Stream Realty Partners, to arrange a joint venture with Dallas-based Thackeray Partners.  In addition, HFF secured a construction loan through Bank of the Ozarks. 

               The Center at Pearland Parkway is situated on a 27-acre site at the northwest quadrant of FM 518 and Pearland Parkway, southeast of Houston’s central business district.

  Due for completion in fourth quarter 2014, the property is positioned adjacent to a 146,000-square-foot Lowe’s and will be shadow-anchored by a new HEB grocery store scheduled to open this spring.  The property is pre-leased to national tenants including TJ Maxx and Ross Dress for Less.

Colby Muek
The HFF team was led by managing director Matt Kafka, director Colby Mueck and real estate analyst Will Crawley.

Stream Realty Partners (Stream Realty) is one of the fastest growing leasing and management companies in the nation, with more than 100 million square feet of office, industrial and retail assignments, resulting in more than $1 billion in real estate transactions annually.

 Founded in 1996, Stream Realty has grown from its two original partners to a staff of more than 450 real estate professionals that share one common goal: to provide an unequaled level of service to our clients.

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

Kristen M. Murphy
Associate Director
HFF | One Post Office Square, Suite 3500 | Boston, MA 02109
Main: 617-338-0990 | Direct: 617-848-1572 | Cell: 617-543-4873 |

Cushman & Wakefield Names Bayne Porter Executive Director in Industrial Services Group; Porter to Help Lead Firm’s Build-to-Suit Practice

Bayne Porter
ORLANDO, FL – Cushman & Wakefield announced Bayne Porter, an industry leader with more than 20 years of commercial real estate expertise who has completed transactions in markets across North America, has joined the firm as Executive Director in the Industrial Services Group.

Porter, who was previously part of a top-producing industrial real estate services team at CBRE, will represent corporate occupiers throughout the Southeast and North America.

 From his base in Cushman & Wakefield’s Atlanta and Orlando, Fla., offices, Porter will help the Industrial Services group grow a specialized national Build-to-Suit practice group focused on account management, build-to-suit services and occupier building acquisitions. He will be part of the C&W BTS group’s leadership team.

 “Bayne’s expertise in the analysis, planning and execution of build-to-suit transactions is among the most impressive in our industry,” said John Morris, Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Industrial Services Group.

John Morris
“He brings an outstanding track record of high-profile transactions and acquisitions in many of the top markets in North America. We look forward to the important role he’ll play in developing Cushman & Wakefield’s national build-to-suit practice group and enhancing our corporate occupier services platform.”

Added Larry Richey, Senior Managing Director, Market Leader Central and North Florida, “As a recognized commercial real estate leader and a top producer, Bayne provides a breadth of experience that will be crucial as we continue to strengthen our industrial occupier services platform. 

"We’re particularly excited to have him on board to grow our build-to-suit capabilities in the Southeast and nationally.”

 As part of CBRE’s top industrial team, Porter completed more than 100 million square feet in transactions valued at $5 billion.

“Cushman & Wakefield has an excellent culture of collaboration and is recognized for its strong brand in North America and internationally,” Porter said. “I’m very pleased to join Cushman & Wakefield and I look forward to helping lead the firm’s specialized build-to-suit practice group and contributing to the growth of its occupier representation and account management business.”

Larry Richey
In the past 18 months, Porter has completed seven transactions totaling approximately 2.4 million square feet and valued at more than $144 million, representing BMW, Kuehne + Nagel and Mercedes in the acquisition of facilities in Atlanta; Dallas; Houston; Redlands, Calif.; Greer, S.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Tuscaloosa, Ala.

His previous commercial real estate experience included a marketing and development role for a major Southeast U.S. real estate developer and a marketing and operational role for a regional industrial and office general contractor.

   For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:
Steve Webb – The Gove Network
(404) 933-8685 –

Corecon Technologies Announces Android App for Corecon’s Cloud-Based Estimating and Project Management Construction Software

Norman Wendl

 Huntington Beach, CA– Corecon Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of web-based construction software, announces the release of Corecon Mobile for Android.  The new app was developed for use with Corecon V7, an online estimating, project management and job cost suite of construction software.

“The construction industry has a very mobile workforce, and although Corecon V7 online software is accessible anytime, anywhere from a netbook or laptop computer, it’s not always convenient to use those devices on a construction site,” explains Corecon President Norman Wendl.

“With the release of Corecon Mobile for Android, project team members can now use the full capabilities of their more portable smartphone and tablet devices, taking Corecon V7 users to a new level of real-time project management.”

The Corecon Mobile App for Android is free to subscribers of Corecon V7 and can be downloaded on the Google Play Store.  More information about Corecon Mobile App for Android is available at

   For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:
Laura Mickelson, LM Communications


The Fund Signs Long-Term Lease at Crown Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Crown Center, 1201 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sal Bonsignore

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Colliers International South Florida is pleased to announce approximately 14,000 square feet has been leased at Crown Center, located at 1201 W. Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale.

The property's newest tenant, The Fund, a registered trademarked company of Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, is headquartered in Orlando and will be opening a branch in this space.

"The tenant was attracted to the property based on its proximity to I-95, signage opportunity, ample parking and lobby exposure," says Sal Bonsignore, Senior Vice President with Colliers International South Florida, who exclusively represents landlord Midgard Group at the +/- 475,000-square-foot office campus.

Crown Center is a LEED certified office campus with tenant amenities which include, on-site banking & café, electric vehicle charging stations and on-site management.

Jill Arias
"We are seeing increased activity at Crown Center, and are optimistic this trend will continue as the overall  leasing market continues to improve", Bonsignore adds.

 The Fund was represented by Vincent Mele of Vincent Mele & Associates, Inc. and Jill Arias, Senior Vice President with DTZ Americas, Inc.

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

Crystal Proenza
Vice President of Marketing and Culture
Colliers International South Florida
Commercial Real Estate Services
Tel: 305 476 7138

Celebration Golf Management promotes four to General Manager

Kenny Nairn
CELEBRATION, FL --- Celebration Golf Management recently promoted Jay Scruggs to general manager at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Southeast Orlando.

Scruggs has been with Celebration Golf Management since 2005 and formerly served as general manager at two other Celebration Golf Management courses – Legends Golf & Country Club and Kings Ridge in Clermont. 

Kenny Nairn chief operating officer of Celebration Golf Management also promoted Scott Schmidtberger to general manager at The Legends golf club.  He formerly served as assistant general manager and at Stoneybrook West Golf Club.

Lee Williamson, formerly head golf professional at Kings Ridge Golf Club, was promoted to general manager at Stoneybrook West and Nick Hall is now the general manager at Kings Ridge Golf Club.  Hall was formerly the Golf Operations Manager at Legends.

Celebration Golf Club now provides Golfers with Visage GPS Units in every golf cart

ORLANDO, FL --- Golfers at Celebration Golf Club now have a new toy to play with between shots.  And this toy---a Visage GPS unit attached to every golf cart---can help improve every golfer’s game, especially during tournament play.

John Bixler, general manager at Celebration Golf Club, said the new Visage GPS system install has been completed and is in use for golfers' enjoyment.  

“Visage GPS provides golfers all they need to know about the course, course conditions, their location, even their schedule and timeline,” Bixler said.
For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

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