Saturday, December 11, 2010

Melrose-Sovereign Companies launches new web site, relocates Daytona Beach Office

 ORLANDO, FL - Melrose-Sovereign Companies which ranks as one of the largest providers of homeowner and condominium association management firms in the southeast has relocated its Daytona Beach office to new facilities at 433 Silver Beach Ave. in Daytona Beach.

 Jack Hanson (top right photo), LCAM, co-founder and partner at Melrose-Sovereign Companies, said the firm will re-launch its web site the week of Dec. 13 at

 Co-founder and partner Ellen Lumpkin, LCAM (lower left photo), said the redesigned web site will offer a wide range of helpful community management services and details for home owners associations and condominium boards.

Headquartered in Orlando, Melrose-Sovereign Companies has eight offices throughout the state.

For more information contact: 

Jack B. Hanson, LCAM, Partner/co-founder, Melrose-Sovereign Companies, 407-228-4181,;
Ellen G. Lumpkin, LCAM, Partner/Co-founder, Melrose-Sovereign Companies, 407-228-4181,;
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142,

ICSC Foundation Announces 2011 Under-Graduate Real Estate Award Recipients

New York  – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Foundation announced today that 24 schools, including Florida State, University of Florida and University of Central Florida have been awarded the 2011 Undergraduate Real Estate Award. 

These undergraduate schools were selected based on an overall rating that included its number of ICSC student members, academic ranking, strength of real estate program, industry involvement, faculty investment, real estate clubs and ICSC conference participation.
Established in 2009, the Undergraduate Real Estate Award Program annually provides up to 25 $1,000 awards to a college or university to be given to a junior or senior enrolled in their undergraduate real estate program. 

Students are chosen by the dean of their respective programs based on their dedication to a career in retail real estate as demonstrated by their overall academic and extracurricular involvement.  In addition to the $1,000 for tuition and other related expenses, each award recipient will also receive a free ICSC student membership for one year.

“The two primary objectives of this awards program are first, to help familiarize universities and colleges that offer real estate as an undergraduate major with ICSC and second, to help build and strengthen relationships between those undergraduate real estate programs and ICSC,” said Valerie J. Cammiso, (middle right photo) executive director of the ICSC Foundation.

  “We are very pleased with the success of the program so far and, on behalf of ICSC and the ICSC Foundation, I would like to congratulate the 2011 award recipients,” added Cammiso. 

The following schools were selected by the ICSC Foundation for the 2011 Undergraduate Real Estate Award:

  • Baruch College
  • California State University - Northridge
  • DePaul University - Chicago, Illinois
  • Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Indiana University
  • Marquette University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Denver
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of San Diego
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Villanova University
Media contact:  Larry Vershel or Beth Payan,

NAI Realvest Negotiates Long Term Lease of Former Bennigan’s Restaurant Facility on S.R. 46 in Sanford, FL

Maitland, FL - NAI Realvest recently negotiated a 10-year lease of the 6,313 square foot former Bennigan’s Restaurant facility at 4520 West S.R. 46 in Sanford near Heathrow.

 Matt Cichocki (top right photo) and Kevin O’Connor (lower left photo), principals at NAI Realvest brokered the transaction representing both the tenant and the landlord, GE Capital Franchise Finance Corporation, operating as GE CPAC Investment II, Inc.

The new tenant, Sun Valley Buffet, plans to open an Asian fusion-style buffet in January, Cichocki said. 

 This is the seventh buffet style restaurant transaction the NAI Realvest team has completed in the last 18 months.

For more information, contact:  

Matt Cichocki or Kevin O’Connor, Principals, NAI Realvest, 407-875-9989;;
Patrick Mahoney, President, NAI Realvest, 407-875-9989;
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142         

CEO Nexus to Co-Host Conference at Rollins College Dec. 14 with Robert Finfrock

ORLANDO, Fla. --- CEO Nexus will co-host a seminar at Rollins College Dec. 14 featuring speaker Robert D. Finfrock (top right photo).

Steve Quello (middle left photo), president of CEO Nexus, said Finfrock is the owner/president of Finfrock Design-Manufacture-Construct, a design-builder of commercial buildings utilizing precast and prestressed concrete structures.
Finfrock created a company that is totally unique in the construction industry by integrating architecture, engineering, general contracting, precast concrete manufacturing and industry specific software development within one firm. The principles he used in his own business are the basis for a competitive strategy business book that he co-authored, titled "Beyond Price."
Finfrock has served as the Chairman of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute and is a fellow of both the American Concrete Institute and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, which named him as a "Titan" of their industry and one of their 50 most influential people of the past 50 years.
Quello said the 6 p.m. invitation-only presentation will be for CEO’s of second-stage businesses at the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park.
For more information contact:  
Steve Quello, President, CEO Nexus 407-590-6101,;
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications 407-644-4142,  

Emerson International Reports Sales of 67 New Luxury Homes Worth $20 Million This Year at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando

ORLANDO - Emerson International reports it has sold 67 new luxury homes for revenues of more than $20 million this year at Eagle Creek Golf Club located off Narcoossee Rd.near Medical City in south Orlando.

Eric Emerson, vice president and general manager of Emerson International, which developed the Eagle Creek Golf Club community (top left photo) said 13 luxury homes sold in three weeks ending Dec. 9.

The average sale price of a new home at Eagle Creek is $300,000, Emerson said.

Eagle Creek Golf Club features a championship 18-hole golf course, a New England Manor Clubhouse, and distinct neighborhoods that offer golf, lake or forest views with luxury single-family homes, golf villas, and town homes.

Eagle Creek Golf Club is owned by Emerson International, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Emerson Group, the global corporation that is one of the largest privately-owned property development companies in the U.K. 

For more information, contact:

Eric J. Emerson, Vice President and General Manager Emerson International, Inc. 407-834-9560;;
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142