2017-08-10 / Real Estate News

REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS


GUTKNECHT GUTKNECHT Susan Gutknecht has been promoted to senior escrow officer to handle residential and commercial accounts at Access Title Agency. Ms. Gutknecht’s career encompasses 25 years in the banking and mortgage fields as a loan officer, compliance officer, branch manager and loan servicer. She has been in the title industry since 2000 and joined Access Title Agency in 2012. The company provides title, escrow and closing services in Michigan and Florida.

Jeff Kelley has joined Harwick Homes as a project manager. Mr. Kelley began his career in the building industry in 1983 in Indianapolis, Ind., and relocated to Naples in 2002. For the past 10 years he owned and operated a pool cleaning business. In his new position, he is responsible for client walkthroughs, scope of work development, proposals, bids and budgets. A U.S. Navy veteran originally from Ohio, he worked on the flight deck on the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy as an aviation boatswain’s mate.


KELLEY KELLEY Eric Repphun has joined Harwick Homes as a project manager. Mr. Repphun’s 19 years of professional construction experience includes 12 years in Kansas City, Kan., as a custom homebuilder. He earned a bachelor’s degree in science with a major in construction management from Bowling Green State University. In his new position, he will be responsible for preconstruction project set-up, contract documents, scope review, bidding, design review and permitting as well as supervising sub-contractors and vendors. His construction management services also include client communications, project reviews and project closeout.

Mark Smith, president of Harwick Homes, has announced the company’s plans for a 12,750-squarefoot estate home to be built on the last remaining lot in the Il Cosini neighborhood of Mediterra in North Naples. Architectural design will be by Visionary Residential Design, interior design will be by Sherri DuPont of Collins & DuPont Interior Design and landscape design will be by Scott Wyndham. Completion is anticipated in the fall of 2018.


REPPHUN REPPHUN Frey & Son Homes is on target to complete a spec house in Bonita Springs this coming fall. The Serrano model is underway at 27144 Serrano Way, just off West Terry Street in the gated community of Serrano. The three-bedroom, three-bath home will have 2,271 square feet of living space as well as a three-car garage, a pool and boat access. The house is priced at $549,900.

Michael Mahan has joined Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida, LLC, as director of retail. Mr. Mahan relocated to Southwest Florida from Atlanta, where he worked as a senior transaction specialist for Georgia State Properties Commission, overseeing commercial real estate activities for the state as well as negotiating and renegotiating more than 1,500 statewide real estate contracts and 300-plus individual contracts per year. His 15 years of real estate experience goes back to Charlotte, N.C., where he founded and managed Red Oak Commercial. A graduate of Ball State University, he served in the 3/505th 82nd Airborne Infantry of the U.S. Army.


SMITH SMITH Alliant Property Management, LLC, has opened an office at The Strand Executive Park in North Naples. The new office, which includes managers and administrators, is the company’s second location. The announcement was made by Millie Strohm, president and CEO of the company that represents more than 150 community associations and more than 28,000 residential units and employs more than 90 people in Southwest Florida.


Above: The Watlington, front. Below: The Watlington, rear. Above: The Watlington, front. Below: The Watlington, rear. Lane Boy has joined Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida, LLC, as director of real estate. Mr. Boy recently returned to Southwest Florida after several decades in Australia, where he was the CEO of two real estate-related businesses for 20 years, a direct investor in Southwest Florida real estate and the founder of a company that published one of Australia’s highest selling real estate magazines. He is a graduate of University of Queensland in Australia and Duke University.

Mercedes Sifontes has been named leasing agent for Milano Lakes, an FL Star Development apartment community under construction off Collier Boulevard at The Lords Way in south Naples. The community will have 296 apartment homes in eight buildings. Ms. Sifontes previously worked as a leasing consultant for Pinnacle Property Management, as a sales associate with Trustar Salon Services and as a concierge with the Lee County Port Authority. She studied nursing at Southern Technical College and emergency medical services at Florida Southwest University.

London Bay Homes has introduced a new custom floor plan in its Naples Collection of luxury homes. The Watlington is under construction 41 Fifth St. S. in Old Naples.

With 4,182 air-conditioned square feet of living space, the two-story design has a spacious great room and open-concept kitchen with a butler’s pantry. A formal dining room, the master suite and a den are also on the main level. The second floor boasts a bonus room and balcony and three en suite bedrooms.

The covered outdoor living area has expansive sitting and dining space along with a kitchen, fireplace and nearby pool half-bath. The custom pool is steps away.

Scheduled for completion at the end of 2017, the custom Watlington estate will be fully furnished by Romanza Interior Design and is priced at $4,685,000.

London Bay’s Chelston model, another design in the Naples Collection, is open for viewing at 631 Broad Court in Old Naples. Three additional Naples Collection models will open for viewing later this year: two in Port Royal on Gordon Drive and one in The Moorings. ¦

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