WHAT I’M CRUSHING ON

Five Cool Finds from Interior Designer Christine Brown

A nifty horizontal shower, outside-in fabrics and more.

07/15/2016 By Ilene Denton

Taking Home the Gold

Architect Guy Peterson Wins Major Award

He receives the Gold Medal from the AIA Florida/Caribbean Chapter for his acclaimed body of work.

07/14/2016 By Ilene Denton

Deals

BMO Harris Plaza Sells for $23 Million

Ian Black Real Estate recently completed the sale of the BMO Harris plaza, the 128,000-square-foot office tower located at 240 S. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota.

07/14/2016 Research by staff

Construction

Construction Begins on New Siesta Key Daiquiri Deck

Venice's J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. began construction on the new three-story Daiquiri Deck on south Siesta Key this week.

07/14/2016 Research by staff

Construction

Median American Lot Size Drops

In 2015, the median lot size of a new, sold single-family detached home dropped under 8,600 square feet, according to a blog post published by the National Association of Home Builders.

07/14/2016 Research by staff

New hires

Realtor Joins Anna Maria Island Firm

Duncan Real Estate, a locally owned real estate firm that specializes in Anna Maria Island properties, recently added realtor Terry Hayes to its team.

07/13/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Neal Reports June Sales Increase

The Lakewood Ranch-based homebuilder Neal Communities saw an increase in sales in June, with 99 total home sales.

07/13/2016 Research by staff

Construction

Local Builder Working on Upgrades at Punta Gorda Airport

Halfacre Construction Company, which has offices in both Sarasota and Punta Gorda, is enhancing operations at the Punta Gorda Airport.

07/13/2016 Research by staff

Construction

Oaks Club Breaks Ground on Fitness Center

Osprey's Oaks Club recently broke ground to begin construction of the club’s new 7,500-square-foot fitness and wellness center.

07/12/2016 Research by staff

Construction

Builder Breaks Ground on Downtown Office Building

Gilbane Building Company broke ground on a new Sarasota office building on Monday.

07/12/2016 Research by staff

Deals

Massachusetts Company Buys Two Office Properties

Highland Manor Realty Trust recently purchased two office parcels for almost $2.2 million total.

07/11/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Half of Curry Creek Homes Sold

Tivoli Homes of Sarasota recently reached 50 percent sell-out at its Cottages of Curry Creek enclave in southern Sarasota County.

07/07/2016 Research by staff

Design

Patriot Plaza Picked for People's Choice Architecture Competition

The 2,800-seat ceremonial amphitheater at Sarasota National Cemetery was recently nominated for The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects People’s Choice Award.

07/06/2016 Research by staff

Honors

Landscaping Employees Earn Certifications

ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design's Amy Crutcher and Patrick Riordan have each earned certification from the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association.

07/06/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Home Prices Rise in May

The median sale price of homes rose in both Sarasota and Manatee counties in May, according to data released by the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee.

07/05/2016 Research by staff

Construction

Sarasota Company Breaks Ground on Two Walmart Projects

Sarasota's Satterfield & Pontikes Construction was recently awarded two contracts to construct Walmart stores in Sarasota.

07/05/2016 Research by staff

Deals

Insurance Agency Buys Fruitville Road Office

Ryan Frenz of HealthMarkets Insurance Agency recently purchased 2553 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, from Karen S. Blondin of Blondin Mortgage Company for $355,000.

07/01/2016 Research by staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: $3.2 Million Condo at 888 Boulevard of the Arts

This huge downtown penthouse is the perfect place to catch the fireworks this Fourth.

07/01/2016 By Bob Plunket

Education

Real Estate Firm Launches Scholarship Program

Wagner Realty owner David Eckel recently created a program in which two USF Sarasota-Manatee graduates are earning scholarship funds while they learn about real estate.

06/30/2016 Research by staff

Construction

Lee Wetherington Homes Breaks Ground on New Model

The Southwest Florida luxury homebuilder Lee Wetherington Homes recently broke ground on the Saviano model in Lakewood Ranch.

06/30/2016 Research by staff