One Liners Sarasota/Manatee: DiVosta Homes, Van Wezel Foundation and more
News from around Sarasota and Manatee Counties
► CheapChard, Bling Bling Properties and Biter Building, the ownership group of PropLogix, purchased a 44,000-square-foot Class-A office building at 5901 N Honore, Sarasota for $10.5 million. (Pictured above)
►Tampa Attorney Ronald Christaldi began his 5-year term as a member of Sarasota’s New College of Florida Board of Trustees.
►Centerstone’s Regional Chief Executive Officer Melissa Larkin-Skinner was named a member of the Direct Support Organization for the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking by Florida House Speaker Jose R. Oliva.
►Crews Bank & Trust opened its new Sarasota office at 15 S. Palm Avenue.
►The Van Wezel Foundation appointed Tracey Long Beeker as its new director of communications and community engagement.
►The Gulf Coast CEO Forum named attorney Pete Skokos, a partner at Norton Hammersley Lopez and Skokos in Sarasota, to its 2020 board of directors.
►Maraba sold two fully leased industrial buildings at 5103 and 5107 Lena Road, Bradenton to Diventi St. Armands for $6.1 million.
►Marrie Neumer joined USF Sarasota-Manatee’s Office of Advancement as senior director of development.
►Matter Brothers Furniture donated over $25,000 worth of furnishings and design services to All Star Children’s Foundation for its Campus of Hope and Healing in Sarasota. ►The Sarasota law firm of Icard Merrill Cullis Timm Furen and Ginsburg PA named attorneys Lindsey A. Meshberger, Anthony J. Manganiello, and Stephen D. Rees Jr. as shareholders and attorneys Natalie G. Coldiron and Jordan J. Riccardi as members of the firm.
►Neal Communities, a private homebuilder in Lakewood Ranch, has made a $90,000 donation to the accessible playground project at G.T. Bray Park, a public-private partnership project spearheaded by the six Rotary Clubs in Manatee County and Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources.
►Real estate veteran Jane Ebury has joined Couture Real Estate, in Sarasota.
►Allegiant Private Advisors, in Sarasota, named Kristina Eastmond and Melissa Walsh principals.
►First Watch, based in University Park, named Greg Barber as its new chief transformation officer.
►Sarasota-based Tableseide Restaurant Group named Joseph Guli III as CEO.
►Bill Robertson, a fifth-generation Sarasota personal injury attorney, established his own law firm, The Robertson Law Firm PA, after a 34-year career at Kirk-Pinkerton PA.
►DiVosta Homes will build BeachWalk by Manasota Key, a new coastal-inspired 765-acre community of 1,675 homes near Sarasota’s West Villages.
►Improvement Network Development Partners, in partnership with global hotel management company Interstate Hotels and Resorts and Aimbridge Hospitality, broke ground on The Palmetto Sheraton at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.
►Realtor David Freed has joined the team at Couture Real Estate, in Sarasota.
►A new Wendy’s store, at 1727 E. State Road 70 in Lakewood Ranch, was sold to a private investor for $2.69 million.
►Honest1 Auto Care opened its second corporate-owned shop at 2603 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton.
►Alex Iliescu has joined RE/MAX Alliance Group, as a Realtor, in the University Park.