Facebook is Changing the Game…Again.

January 12, 2015
Facebook marketing for real estate

We’ve been implementing successful social media marketing programs for our clients in the luxury real estate industry for over four years. We use our own proprietary content formula and targeting experience to hone in on the real estate buyer, make them aware of our projects and the lifestyle each affords. We network with affiliates and drive cross-promotion through social channels, gaining third party credibility. We’ve figured out how to make it work for us, for our industry. And now, Facebook has slightly changed the rules on us. It’s now, more important than ever, to have an experienced social marketer develop and help you implement a strategic plan for your business. It’s still necessary to cultivate qualified databases of “likes” on… Read more »

Vertical construction begins at Naples Square

October 12, 2014

As site work continues to progress, the Ronto Group announced that Phase I vertical construction has begun at Naples Square, a new community at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples. Completion of 73 Phase I residences is anticipated by fall 2015. Naples Square’s seven, one- and two-story, two- and three-bedroom plus den floor plans range from 1,200 to 3,000 square feet under air and offer open-concept living areas and open-air terraces. A surge in summer sales has generated strong momentum. Ronto reported 17 binding sales contracts worth $14,057,600 were processed between July 1 and the end of September. Naples Square will bring a sense of cohesion to downtown by connecting Fifth Avenue to Bayfront… Read more »

Sarasota skyline changing with luxury condos

September 29, 2014

Realtors say there are great deals for the location and views. City officials say Sarasota’s skyline is changing. Sarasota, Florida – The real estate market in Downtown Sarasota is rising… literally, with 18-story high rises of luxury condos, affordable for the wealthy. With shovels in hand, Sarasota city and county commissioners — along with developers — break ground on what many call downtown Sarasota’s Crown Jewel: The Vue, 141 units of waterfront luxury living. “Through these glass walls, you’ll see this view of Sarasota Bay, the skyline, barrier islands and the gulf,” describes Lisa Morris, Sales Executive for The Vue. Michael Saunders and Company’s sales gallery shows what less than a million dollars can buy. The gallery showcases a full… Read more »

Siemens Group Announces Plans to Build a Nine-Story Luxury Condominium Project in Boca Raton, Florida

March 25, 2014

BOCA RATON, FL – Siemens Group, renowned real estate developer, announces plans to break ground on a new luxury condominium this fall that will change the residential landscape of Boca West Country Club. Akoya, set to be a sanctuary of modern architecture, will boast every conceivable amenity and white-glove services within the gates of the #1 Private Residential Country Club in the Country. Slated to open fall 2015, Akoya has been thoughtfully designed by GarciaStromberg, famed architects of One Thousand Ocean, and award-winning Interiors by Steven G., known worldwide for fashionable metropolitan style. Akoya will be the first new residential development in Boca West Country Club in more than two decades. Pricing ranges from $1.2 million to more than $2… Read more »

Waterfront units up for sale after $22M acquisition

January 6, 2014

Brian Bandell – Senior Reporter- South Florida Business Journal Seventy residential units in Boynton Beach’s Peninsula on the Intracoastal will be up for sale after the property was acquired for $21.5 million. Boynton Real Esate LLLP, managed by Paulo Melo in Miami, sold the property to Peninsula Boynton Property, a partnership that includes Pordes Residential Sales and Marketing CEO Mark Pordes and Rene Brillembourg in Coral Gables. The multi-family building along the water at 2649 N. Federal Highway was built in 2010 without use of a mortgage. The building was operated as a rental by the developer, although it was originally intended to be for sale – until the Great Recession hit. Pordes said he would market the 40 condos… Read more »

Kolter closes $128M land purchase near Scripps

December 27, 2013

Brian Bandell – Senior Reporter – South Florida Business Journal Kolter Group closed a big deal it’s had brewing all year, the purchase of the 602.9-acre Briger parcel in Palm Beach Gardens. The property is of key importance to the future of the region’s biotech industry because it’s near the Scripps Research Institute and the Max Planck Society. Kolter paid $127.5 million for the land in five transactions with the families of Richard Thall, Robert Thall, Paul L. Briger, Patricia B. Lester, Howard Lester and David Minkin. YEAR IN REVIEW: Test your know-how on the top business stories of 2013 The seller provided $102.5 million in financing to Kolter. The West Palm Beach-based developer also got a $39.2 million mortgage… Read more »


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