New hires

Club Names Two New Golf Pros

The Founders Club, a private Sarasota golf club and residential community, recently hired two new golf professionals: Anne McClure and Joel Rasho.

05/25/2017 By Staff

Data

Home Sales Up, Condo Sales Down

The number of single family home sales in Sarasota County increased by 8.3 percent between April 2016 and last month, while Manatee County experienced a 1.5 percent increase.

05/24/2017 By Staff

Design

Sarasota Architecture Firm Recognized for Library Restoration

Sarasota's Seibert Architects recently won an American Institute of Architects award for its work on Boca Grande's Johann Fust Community Library.

05/24/2017 By Staff

Real estate

Downtown Office Building Renovated

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Cecil Lee Upshaw, III and business partner Gabor Sztuska recently renovated the First Professional Building.

05/23/2017 By Staff

Deals

Concrete Plant Property Sold

The Fort Myers company Seminole Gulf Railway L.P. recently purchased a 1.3-acre property that houses a concrete batching plant for just over $260,000.

05/19/2017 By Staff

Appointments

College Foundation Adds Three to Board

Three new people recently joined the board of the State College of Florida Foundation: Dianne Anderson, Robert Klingbeil and Barbara Najmy.

05/19/2017 By Staff

Deals

Retail Strip Sold for Just Over $1.6 Million

Sarasota's Classic Ocean Investments, Inc. last month purchased the retail strip center known as Phillippi Plaza from Sarasota's Sarasota Outdoor Properties.

05/18/2017 By Staff

Deals

Real Estate Firm Picked to Manage New Insurance Headquarters

Ian Black Real Estate was recently named the exclusive property manager for the Centauri Insurance headquarters, currently under construction in Lakewood Ranch.

05/18/2017 By Staff

Appointments

Historical Society Adds New Board Member

Reid Gerletti, a sales associate with Sotheby’s International Realty, was recently elected to the 12-member board of directors at The Historical Society of Sarasota County.

05/17/2017 By Staff

Construction

Construction Begins on New Venice Retail, Office Building

Venice's J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. recently broke ground on Pinkerton Wealth Management Group's new retail and office building in downtown Venice.

05/17/2017 By Staff

Food

Palmetto Company Completes New Commercial Kitchen Space

The food producer Slow Foods Kitchen recently completed construction of its new commercial kitchen space in Palmetto.

05/16/2017 By Staff

Giving

University Graduate Makes Record Donation

Bill Mariotti recently announced that he will donate $3.5 million to the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee after he dies.

05/16/2017 By Staff

Construction

Builder Breaks Ground on Jail Facility

The commercial construction company Halfacre Construction Company broke ground this week on a new warehouse and freezer building for the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

05/16/2017 By Staff

Real estate

Commercial Real Estate Team Ranked Among Top Performers

Greg Sheller and Team recently earned the RE/MAX Platinum Club Award, which recognizes the highest producing RE/MAX associates.

05/12/2017 By Staff

Construction

Design and Build Team Picked for New Boys & Girls Club in Bradenton

NDC Construction Company, Ugarte & Associates and ZNS Engineering were recently picked to lead the design and build team for the new DeSoto location of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County.

05/12/2017 By Staff

Politics

State Legislative Wrap-Up Set for Tuesday

The Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association, the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County and the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange have invited the entire local delegation to participate.

05/11/2017 By Staff

Appointments

Kiwanis Foundation Adds to Board of Directors

Jason Bartz of NDC Construction Company was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation to complete the term of his father, Robert Bartz.

05/09/2017 By Staff

Real estate

Real Estate Firm's Sales Up in Quarter One

RoseBay International, Inc. recently reported a 40 percent sales increase between the first quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.

05/05/2017 By Staff

Deals

Restaurant Partners Buy Additional Space for Osprey Eatery

John Connaughton, Giovanni Migliorini of Café Epicure and Carlo Piras, the former owner of Café Americano, recently purchased suite 102 of 3976 Destination Drive, Osprey, for $125,000.

05/02/2017 By Staff

Real estate

Realtor Records $17 Million in Sales in April

Roger Pettingell, the No. 1 producing sales associate in the state of Florida with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, recorded a record $17 million in closed sales during the month of April.

05/01/2017 By Staff