Planning

Panel Discussion Focused on Bayfront Design Possibilities

The event is timed to coincide with an exhibit showcasing different visions of the bayfront created by University of Florida CityLab Sarasota graduate architecture students.

11/03/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Homeownership Rate Ticks Up

The nationwide rate of home ownership ticked up slightly, from 62.9 percent to 63.5 percent, between the second and third quarters of 2016.

11/02/2016 Research by staff

Construction

Builder Completes Model Home in New Neighborhood

The private homebuilder Ashton Woods recently completed a new model home available for viewing in Palmer Park.

11/02/2016 Research by staff

Hosts with the Most

Tour this Opulent New Guest House in The Concession

It boasts 3,800 square feet of luxury, plus terraces and a four-car garage.

11/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: Two Cute Cottages

Bob Plunket takes us inside two homes this week, spotlighting a pair of cute cottages that are currently for sale.

11/01/2016 By Robert Plunket

Construction

Homebuilder Wins 18 Awards

The local homebuilder Neal Communities and its luxury brand, Neal Signature Homes, recently won 18 awards at the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association’s Celebration of Excellence – Sales & Marketing Awards.

11/01/2016 Research by staff

Honors

Sarasota Engineering Firm Named a Florida Company to Watch

Sarasota's Karins Engineering Group, Inc. was recently picked as one of 50 Florida Companies to Watch.

10/31/2016 Research by staff

New hires

New Realtor Joins Sarasota Office

Karen Pressley recently joined the Sarasota office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.

10/31/2016 Research by staff

Deals

Lakewood Ranch Office Condo Sells

Bradenton's Thomas Nauman recently purchased a 936-square-foot office condo for $127,000.

10/28/2016 Research by staff

New hires

Construction Firm Picks New Project Manager

The commercial construction firm Jon F. Swift Construction recently hired Matt Heule as a project manager.

10/27/2016 Research by staff

Construction

Theater Breaks Ground on Rosemary District Townhouse Project

Florida Studio Theatre officially broke ground on its Kretzmer Artist Housing Project this Wednesday.

10/27/2016 Research by staff

Deals

Bradenton Shopping Center Sells for $728,000

A New York company recently purchased Bradenton's DeSoto Plaza.

10/27/2016 Research by staff

Promotions

Law Firm Announces New Closing Manager

The Sarasota law firm Gibson, Kohl, Wolff & Hric, P.L. recently promoted Cathy Bruce to closing manager.

10/26/2016 Research by staff

New hires

Homebuilder Picks New Sarasota Division President

Mattamy Homes, the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America, recently hired Jim Birkholz as the president of the company's Tampa-Sarasota Division.

10/25/2016 Research by staff

New hires

Premier Sotheby's Names New President

Premier Sotheby's International Realty, headquartered in Naples, recently appointed Budge Huskey as president.

10/25/2016 Research by staff

Deals

17-Unit Apartment Complex Sold for $1.5 Million

Sarasota's Perry Maxwell Development LLC recently purchased Bradenton's Forest West Apartments from another Sarasota company for $1.5 million.

10/24/2016 Research by staff

Construction

Construction Begins on New Lakewood Ranch Dental Building

Halfacre Construction Company began construction on the latest corporate building for Dental Care Alliance in Lakewood Ranch in mid-October.

10/24/2016 Research by staff

On the Homefront

Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes Starts Friday; Center for Architecture Lecture and Walking Tour

News and notes from the real estate, architecture and interior design industries.

10/20/2016 By Ilene Denton

Top Sales

Sarasota’s High-End Real Estate Market Keeps Moving

A Bird Key home and a vacant lot in Phillippi Creek recently sold recently sold for $3.5 million and $2.2 million, respectively.

10/20/2016 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: Contemporary Southern Mansion in Myakka River Trails

This week, Bob Plunket takes us inside a 8,000-square-foot home in Myakka River Trails.

10/20/2016 By Robert Plunket