One Liners Sarasota/Manatee: GulfStar Homes, Feldman Equities and more

News from around Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Halfacre Construction Co., a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, was awarded the contract to construct a new 11,000-square-foot building for Harvest House, one of the few nonprofit organizations in Sarasota to work toward the development, preservation and management of affordable, service-enriched housing.

Architecture and design firm Clifford M. Scholz Architects, Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer broke ground on a new 5,000-square-foot office building at 2724 Fruitville Road in Sarasota.

►Bruce Napier joined consulting and engineering firm Atwell as director of operations of oil and gas in the Sarasota office.

GulfStar Homes celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters.

GulfStar Homes, a home builder in North Port, celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters at 2584 Commerce Parkway.

►The International Trade Hub at Port Manatee has opened an office in Santiago, the capital and largest city of Chile.

►Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill has opened its location on the Manatee River in Ellenton.

►Fergeson Skipper, in Sarasota, named Michelle Hermey president of the law firm.

►Sigma Alpha Lambda announced Taylor Joseph Zabell, of Bradenton, has recently been selected to serve as the vice president of membership of the University of South Florida Chapter.

►Heather McLain joined AtLarge, a marketing agency in Sarasota, as director of communications.

Sarasota City Center

►Feldman Equities and its joint venture partners, Tower Realty Partners and Equity Street, announced the acquisition of Sarasota City Center, two Class-A office buildings located at 1819 Main St. in downtown Sarasota.

►The Kress Building, at 1440 Main St., Sarasota, has been sold for $5.8 million to real estate investor and entrepreneur Eric Baird.

►Barbara Harvey received the 25th Kent C. Schulz Distinguished Leadership Award from the Leadership Manatee Alumni Association.

►Sarasota Green Group has named Scott Allshouse as the company’s first CEO.

►Doctor’s Choice Home Care in Sarasota acquired Timeless Home Care Inc. in Broward County.

►Ocean Properties Hotels & Resorts bought out its financial partner, Los Angeles-based Rockwood Capital, in the Zota Beach Resort, at 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.

Children First volunteer Tom Cook was presented with the Be More Involved Mason Dixon Award.

►Children First volunteer Tom Cook was presented with the Be More Involved Mason Dixon Award for Volunteerism at the 15th annual WEDU Public Media Be More Awards.

The Kolter Group is planning a new condominium tower called Bayso Sarasota, which will rise 18 stories on the waterfront Sarasota Quay property and be adjacent to another Kolter Urban project, the 73-unit Ritz-Carlton Residences now under construction.

Aviva: a Campus for Senior Life, a not-for-profit senior living community in Sarasota, recently added Ann Logan to its team as its chief development officer.

► George Brusco, a former leasing executive with retail development specialist Casto Southeast Realty Services, joined Sarasota commercial real estate brokerage firm Ian Black Real Estate.

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