REAL ESTATE HEADLINES
  • Ellenton office center fetches $4.73 million
    MANATEE COUNTY - A two-story office building in Ellenton has sold for $4.73 million.The Harris Professional Center, 7915 U.S. 301, leases to a mix of medical and professional tenants and nearly half the space is empty, said Tony Veldkamp, a senior adviser with SVN Commercial Advisory Group.The Class A complex, ... read more
    By John Hielscher
  • Ian Black is still passionate about real estate and his partners
    Ian Black began working in all facets of the real estate industry back in his native Northern Ireland in 1964 when he was 19. After failing the entrance exam for dental school, he found his lifelong career by chance - on his father's advice that he go talk to a ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • REAL ESTATE DEALS
    SALES Abundance Land Trust purchased the property at 2500 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, from A & A Shareholders for $425,000. Adam Seidel, of American Property Group of Sarasota Inc., handled the transaction.Quintal Landholdings LLC purchased the property at 9050 58th Drive E., Bradenton, from Pinzon LLC for $750,000. Brian Seidel, ... read more
  • REAL ESTATE PEOPLE
    Rose Jennifer Rose has been hired for the sales team at West Coast Realty of Venice. She has been involved in local real estate for over 17 years. Rose is also an investor and a well-known renovation specialist and over the years has rehabbed many local properties. Rose was ... read more
  • Harold Bubil: Form vs. function in the built environment
    My recent report on the design awards presented by the Florida Gulf Coast chapter of the American Institute of Architects inspired this letter from a reader who requests that not even her first name be used.I normally don't print letters from people who don't identify themselves, but this one was ... read more
  • Plenty of 'there' there
    A friend moved to Colorado last year after a half-century in Florida, and he is gloating about it.He regularly posts photographs on Facebook of the latest dramatic landscape he and his wife have visited. The vistas include soaring peaks, yawning canyons and mountainside lakes ringed by magnificent trees. The weather ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • Market Snapshot: Woodbrige Estates
    Some Sarasota neighborhoods are well hidden. Even though they are located in busy areas, only a few people besides the residents know about them. One such subdivision is Woodbridge Estates.Two signs on either side of the quiet, wooded entrance on Swift Road, less than a third of a mile south ... read more
    By By Chris Angermann Correspondent
  • FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: No. 83: IST Building at Florida Poly, 2014, Polk County
    Santiago Calatrava is a controversial architect, somewhat in the mold of Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright.A Ph.D. engineer as well as an architect, he is a designer of the first order, creating neo-modernist sculptures that also serve as buildings.A Calatrava bridge, museum or train station, quite often inspired by ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • Market Snapshot: Woodbridge Estates
    Some Sarasota neighborhoods are well hidden. Even though they are located in busy areas, only a few people besides the residents know about them. One such subdivision is Woodbridge Estates.Two signs on either side of the quiet, wooded entrance on Swift Road, less than a third of a mile south ... read more
    By By Chris Angermann Correspondent
  • A scenic sanctuary
    Is acreage a blessing or a curse if the lawn looks like a golf course? Depends on who's doing the mowing, right?This cool waterfront sanctuary on a shade under three acres on Lemon Bay in Englewood shows a neatly mowed expanse. If you can afford $4.3 million, my bet is ... read more
    By Chris Wille