KOVA Partners appoints John Zizzo as property and association manager for KOVA Property Management

John ZizzoKOVA Partners, LLC is pleased to announce the hiring of John Zizzo, CAM, as a property and association manager for KOVA Property Management. In his position at KOVA Property Management, Zizzo will be responsible for managing a variety of areas within the division, including properties, vendors, tenants and associations.

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Zizzo holds a bachelor’s degree from National Louis University. Prior to joining KOVA Property Management, Zizzo obtained 15 years of experience as a real estate broker and property manager for Coldwell Banker Real Estate. Zizzo currently holds Florida Community Association Manager (CAM) and Florida Real Estate Sales Associate licenses and holds certifications in Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR) and Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) from the National Association of Realtors. His wide range of expertise includes sales, property management, construction and real estate.

About KOVA Partners, LLC

KOVA Partners, LLC is a privately owned, full-service real estate firm and real estate investment fund manager engaged in the development, financing, investment, managing, insurance and leasing of a wide array of real estate investment products and services. With offices in Naples and Bonita Springs, as well as numerous strategic partnerships with third party affiliates, KOVA Partners is comprised of KOVA Commercial, KOVA Property Management and KOVA Insurance Group, and prides itself on its ability to enhance profitability for all of its clients through strategic partnerships and effective solutions. For additional information about KOVA Partners, LLC, please visit www.KOVAPartners.com or call 239-261-2627.

KOVA Partners welcomes William Davis as property manager for KOVA Property Management

Bill DavisKOVA Partners, LLC is pleased to announce the hiring of William Davis, CAM, as a property manager for KOVA Property Management. In his new role at KOVA Property Management, Davis is responsible for the daily operations of 11 properties throughout Lee and Collier counties, serving as a liaison to facilitate the needs of owners, tenants and the company to ensure an efficient and profitable relationship for all parties.

Before joining KOVA Property Management, Davis studied hospitality at the University of Madrid and gained experience as an asset manager for IMC Equity Group out of Miami, Florida. He continues to lead his own consulting company, Davis Consulting Associates, Inc. and is a licensed insurance agent. Davis holds both Florida Real Estate Salesperson and Florida Community Association Manager (CAM) licenses and participates in continuing education courses to fulfill post-licensing education requirements. He has previously served as president of the board of directors for The Greens at Fountain Lakes and as a committee member for Chesapeake Cove. His expertise encompasses customer service and finance, and he prides himself in demonstrating company loyalty and ensuring strong client relations.

About KOVA Partners, LLC

KOVA Partners, LLC is a privately owned, full-service real estate firm and real estate investment fund manager engaged in the development, financing, investment, managing, insurance and leasing of a wide array of real estate investment products and services. With offices in Naples and Bonita Springs, as well as numerous strategic partnerships with third party affiliates, KOVA Partners is comprised of KOVA Commercial, KOVA Property Management and KOVA Insurance Group, and prides itself on its ability to enhance profitability for all of its clients through strategic partnerships and effective solutions. For additional information about KOVA Partners, LLC, please visit www.KOVAPartners.com or call 239-261-2627.

Pavese Law Firm’s Christina Harris Schwinn to present on human resources topics at complimentary seminar for Community Association Managers

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Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will be presenting a continuing education seminar on human resources topics: “Employee vs. Independent Contractors” and “Managing Workplace Conflict Effectively” for Community Association Managers. The complimentary seminar will take place on April 20 from 8 to 10 a.m. and will include a continental breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers, 12600 University Drive in Fort Myers. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Schwinn’s primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Schwinn is an accomplished public speaker and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications. Schwinn is available to speak to local businesses and organizations on a variety of employment law topics and she can be reached at 239-336-6228 or christinaschwinn@paveselaw.com.

This seminar qualifies for two hours of continuing education credits for Community Association Managers only. Space is limited and registration in advance is required to attend. To register, please contact Sheila Rash at 239-336-6248.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects. For more information, visit www.paveselaw.com.

KOVA Partners expands portfolio, launches KOVA Insurance Group

KOVA - Daniel Bolduc David Bolduc Anthony EmmaKOVA Partners, LLC is pleased to announces the launch of its latest division of services, KOVA Insurance Group, LLC (KIG). Led by David P. Bolduc, CFA, ARM, ARe and Daniel G. Bolduc, CPCU, KOVA’s newest offering provides clients a comprehensive approach to the management of real estate assets by combining the expertise of a fully integrated, full-service commercial real estate firm with insurance principals who possess an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of risk management pertaining to commercial properties.

The opportunity to expand KOVA Partners current repertoire of services was led by Anthony Emma, CEO and managing member of KOVA Partners, who invested as a partner with Lely Insurance to form KIG. Currently managing three million square feet of property, KOVA Partners presents a versatile portfolio of services, offering clients a tailored approach to the commercial insurance industry, and this acquisition will allow the company to continue to broaden its span of internal services available to clients. Specializing in the commercial real estate industry, KIG will have the distinctive ability to identify which insurance companies and coverages best fit each client based on their individual location, construction, age and square footage risk profile, and can evaluate clients’ insurance programs for coverage gaps and need for additional coverage to enhance their overall insurance programs.

“Following our motto of investing in people, our goal is to work on behalf of our clients to reduce operating expenses while providing the key services they need to promote growth. Incorporating insurance services into the mix allows KOVA to go above and beyond our call to provide a one-stop shop experience dedicated to the protection and management of our clients’ real estate assets,” Emma said. “Through KIG, we now have the ability to sit down with our clients and reassess risk and current premiums in order to pinpoint the areas within their coverage that need to be improved upon. This new division extends our range of service to prospective clients, and paves the way for current clients to enjoy yet another service available through KOVA Partners that will promote long-term benefits within their businesses.”

David Bolduc began his career as an underwriter with American International Group (AIG) where he was responsible for underwriting commercial insurance programs for several Fortune 500 corporations in New England and eastern Canada. He later joined Strategic Risk Solutions as a risk analyst where he performed a number of captive insurance feasibility studies, and also assisted in the management of a Bermuda-based reinsurance company focused on hurricane and earthquake catastrophe-prone commercial property insurance programs. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from Brown University, and holds the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) designations from the Insurance Institute, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) investment designation from the CFA Institute.

Daniel Bolduc’s past experience includes ownership of a successful insurance firm in Maine, where he successfully transformed a small agency into a flourishing business. He has earned the prestigious Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, a premier designation in the property and casualty insurance industry that is held by just over two percent of all those employed in the insurance industry in the United States. Achieving the designation requires completion of courses covering topics such as insurance law, history, contracts, property insurance, liability insurance, operations, rate making and risk management. Before entering the insurance industry, Daniel Bolduc served as a professional hockey player, represented the United States at two World Championships and is a former member of the 1976 USA Olympic Hockey Team and 1976 USA Canada Cup Team. He played college hockey at Harvard University, reaching two NCAA Frozen Fours, and winning two Beanpot Championships.

About KOVA Partners, LLC

KOVA Partners, LLC is a privately owned, full-service real estate firm and real estate investment fund manager engaged in the development, financing, investment, managing, insurance and leasing of a wide array of real estate investment products and services. With offices in Naples and Bonita Springs, as well as numerous strategic partnerships with third party affiliates, KOVA Partners is comprised of KOVA Commercial, KOVA Property Management and KOVA Insurance Group, and prides itself on its ability to enhance profitability for all of its clients through strategic partnerships and effective solutions. For additional information about KOVA Partners, LLC, please visit www.KOVAPartners.com or call 239-261-2627.

Attorneys Craig R. Hersch and Michael B. Hill host Florida Residency and Estate Planning Workshop in Sanibel and Fort Myers Feb. 4 and Feb. 5

Attorneys Craig R. Hersch and Michael B. Hill, partners with Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A., will host a Florida Residency and Estate Planning Workshop Thursday Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. at Sanibel Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle way in Sanibel, and Friday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth El, located at 16225 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. The workshops will feature discussions on how estate law in Florida differs from other states, considerations and advantages for declaring residency in Florida, benefits to updating wills and trusts to Florida law and other tax law-related matters.

To encourage Florida Craig R Hersch-residents to keep their legal documents up-to-date, Hersch and Hill will offer attendees the opportunity to arrive 30 minutes before the workshop with a current copy of estate planning documents to receive a confidential, complimentary written trust analysis. In addition to this service, all attendees will receive a free Florida Estate Planning Guide. For more information, or to register for the upcoming workshop, call 239-425-9379.

Hersch is a Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates attorney and holds his Florida CPA license. Hersch is a partner at Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A. and has created several trademarked processes tied to his estate planning and administration practice, including The Family Estate & Legacy Program™ and The Estate Settlement Program™. He is the author of two books, Common Cents Estate Planning and Legal Matters When a Loved One Dies, and is working on two additional books that are anticipated for publication in 2016. His work has appeared in several professional journals, including The Practical Tax Lawyer, Trusts & Estates Magazine, and The Florida Bar Journal. Hersch also writes a weekly estate planning column that is published in Sanibel’s Island Sun newspaper and on his firm’s blog at www.sbshlaw.com/blog. Hersch is a multiple graduate of the University of Florida with accounting and law degrees and has provided his expertise as a continuing education lecturer for The Florida Bar and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Hersch holds an AV Martindale Hubbell rating, the highest attainable by the independent national attorney rating service, has been selected as a Worth 100 Top Attorney and has been named to the 2015 Super Lawyers list, a highly-esteemed recognition given to no more than five percent of attorneys in Florida.

Hill concentrates his practice in estate and wealth preservation and business succession planning. He has extensive tax, legal and technology skills, enabling hthumbnaim to create unique plans to meet his clients’ individual and family needs. Hill is a double graduate of the University of Florida, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1998, and his Juris Doctor, with honors, in 2001. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Lee County Bar Association. Hill has also received recognition on the 2015 Super Lawyers list, an honor awarded to Florida’s top five percent of attorneys.

Originall y founded in 1924, Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A. provides personalized advice and legal services on matters ranging from estate planning, probate and trust administration, asset protection strategies, real estate law and transactions, and business, corporation and banking law.

The firm partners approach client needs from a unique perspective, actively listening, to assist its clients in accomplishing their goals. The firm utilizes the most advanced research, analysis and technology available. Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A. is recognized with the Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating, the highest attainable from the independent national attorney and law firm rating service.

The attorneys at Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A. have and will continue to take an active role in the Southwest Florida community, serving on various business boards and charitable foundations. For more information, visit www.sbshlaw.com or call 239-334-1141.

Matthew Petra joins Pavese Law Firm

Posted December 22nd, 2015 by Priority Marketing and filed in Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations

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Attorney Matthew Petra has joined the Pavese Law Firm. He primarily focuses his practice in the areas of Real Estate Law and Community Association Law. Prior to joining Pavese, Petra worked as an associate for a large, international law firm based out of Florida. He also worked as a law clerk for a large, statewide law firm based out of Orlando.

Petra earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance (Real Estate) and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University, Kelley School Matthew Petraof Business. Petra obtained his law degree from Indiana University, Maurer School of Law. He passed the Indiana Bar in 2011 (inactive) and the Florida Bar in 2012. Petra was a member of the Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic and Entrepreneurial Management Academy. He was also an intern with Student Legal Services, Indiana University.

Petra is a member of the Lee County Executive Regulatory Oversight Committee. He was a member of the City of Fort Myers, Planning Board. He was also the Recruitment Chair of the Lee County Bar, Young Lawyers section. He is an adjunct, business law professor with Florida Gulf Coast University, an alumnus of the Culver Military Academy, and a certified, Better Business Bureau (BBB) arbitrator.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects. For more information, visit www.paveselaw.com.

Tickets, sponsorships available for The News-Press Market Watch 2016: The Truth About The Market

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Three local real estate experts will provide insight into the local residential, land and commercial real estate industries at The News-Press Market Watch 2Denny Grimes016: The Truth About The Market on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Throughout the presentation, the speakers will address a range of topics, including home values, building permits andpopulation growth, and will explain how these aspects coalesce to impact the big picture for Southwest Florida and individual homeowners and real estate professionals.

Tickets to The News-Press Market Watch: The Truth About The Market event are now on sale, with individual tickets available for $65 per person foStan Stouderr general admission single tickets, $565 for premium placement reserved tables for eight and $695 for reserved tables of 10. Tickets and table prices include admission for all presentations, the networking session and refreshments for attendees. A cash bar will be available. Registration for The News-Press Market Watch 2016 is available online at
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MarketWatch2016.com.

Presenters for The News-Press Market Watch: The Truth About The Market include Denny Grimes, residential real estate expert and president of Denny Grimes & Company; Randy Thibaut, land sales and development expert and owner and founder of Land Solutions, Inc.; and Stan Stouder, CCIM, commercial real estate expert and founding partner with CRE Consultants. In addition to receiving valuable local market data and forecasts from well-known Southwest Florida real estate experts on commercial and residential real estate, all attendees will receive a comprehensive market data booklet with detailed market statistical information. Randy Thibaut

Sponsorships are available for Market Watch 2016 and detailed sponsorship opportunities are available at www.MarketWatch2016.com. Event sponsors for The News-Press Market Watch 2016 include The News-Press as title sponsor; platinum sponsors Greater Fort Myers Board of Realtors and Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.; gold sponsors Barraco and Associates, Gates Construction, Palm Printing, Priority Marketing and Roetzel & Andress; and silver sponsors Chapman Insurance, CRE Consultants, Land Solutions, Inc. and Law Offices of Kevin F. Jursinski & Associates. For additional inquiries, please email marketwatch@prioritymarketing.com or call 239-267-2638.

Steelbridge Capital launches new website for the Offices at Pelican Bay to showcase Class A office space now available in North Naples

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Steelbridge Capital has launched a new website at  http://theofficesatpelicanbay.com/ to introduce The Offices at Pelican Bay. The mobile-friendly website is designed to give prospective tenants, commercial realtors and other interested parties a comprehensive overview of the property features and highlights, links to floor plans and background on the property owners and leasing contacts. The website’s photo gallery includes exterior aerial shots as well as interior images of available office spaces and amenities.

Located at 5801-5811 Pelican Bay Blvd., The Offices at Pelican Bay features two, six-story Class-A office buildings totaling 171,926 square feet of rentable office space and a three-level covered parking garage. Currently 12 office spaces are available for lease ranging from 1,200 square feet to 12,637 square feet. The Offices at Pelican Bay are managed and leased by CRE Consultants. For more information on The Offices at Pelican Bay, visit http://theofficesatpelicanbay.com or contact CRE Consultants at 239-659-1447.

Property highlights include spectacular Gulf of Mexico views, prominent visibility and signage opportunities, Pelican Bay’s only parking garage, an on-site café, on-site conference center and on-site property management. The area features upscale amenities, retail conveniences, high-end executive housing and numerous dining options within walking distance.

Steelbridge Capital, LLC is a privately held, value-focused real estate investor and real estate services provider based in Florida and Chicago. The company is dedicated to acquiring real estate – either through debt or equity or private or public markets – whose values have been temporarily discounted due to supply/demand imbalances in real estate capital, space or information markets and whose values can be significantly enhanced through redevelopment and repositioning. For more information, visit www.steelbridgecapital.com.

Morgan Grimes Joins the Denny Grimes Team at Royal Shell Real Estate

Posted August 12th, 2014 by Priority Marketing and filed in News

Morgan Grimes - only meMorgan Grimes has joined the Denny Grimes Team at Royal Shell Real Estate in Fort Myers. She is responsible for helping buyers locate the right residential property, and working with sellers to market and sell their homes. She specializes in the Gateway community.

A Fort Myers native, Morgan Grimes holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Florida Gulf Coast University and has had a Florida real estate license since 2009. She brings five years of experience to the team and is also a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE).

Royal Shell Real Estate is a full-service real estate company with offices throughout Southwest Florida. The Denny Grimes Team at Royal Shell Real Estate is a professional team serving customers in Lee and Collier counties. The team’s leader, Denny Grimes, has been a licensed real estate agent in Lee County for more than 30 years. He is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified New Homes Sales Professional (CSP), Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), and a respected real estate seminar speaker and trainer. For more information about The Denny Grimes Team at Royal Shell Real Estate, call (239) 689-7600 or visit www.swfloridahomes.com.

Vernon Guirguis, Esq. joins Kagan Law Firm

Vernon Guirguis Kagan Law - PhotoAttorney Vernon Guirguis has joined Kagan Law Firm where he focuses on Marital and Family Law, as well as Personal Injury Law. Prior to joining Kagan Law, Guirguis handled a wide array of civil matters, including Dissolution of Marriage, Paternity Cases, Modifications of Child Support and Parental Rights, Dependency Actions, Foreclosure Defense, Landlord/Tenant Disputes, and General Civil Litigation matters. Before becoming an attorney, Guirguis gained nearly a decade of experience dealing with real estate and landlord/tenant matters.

Born and raised in Southwest Florida, Guirguis attended Fort Myers High School, where he received the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship to use towards his undergraduate studies. He then studied at Edison State College as well as Hodges University and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. While attending Hodges, Guirguis was placed on the Dean’s List and it was there that he set his mind on becoming an attorney.

Guirgus earned his juris doctor degree at Florida A&M College of Law in Orlando, where he was vice-president of one of the largest and most active organizations on campus, a member of his law school mock trial team, a representative for the Student Bar Association, the research assistant to the Death Penalty Seminar, and an intern at the Seminole County Public Defenders’ Office, as well as the Umansky Law Firm. In addition to his extracurricular activities, Guirguis managed to “book” his torts course in law school, receiving the highest grade in the class. He was also on the dean’s list, graduated cum laude, and passed the Florida Bar Exam.

Guirguis is a member of the Florida Bar, the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, and the Lee County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

Based in Southwest Florida, Kagan Law Firm is a full-service law firm dedicated to serving individuals, businesses and organizations in a wide variety of practice areas including medical device product liability (metal on metal hips), Business Law, Corporate Transactions, Estate Planning, Family Law, Health Law, Litigation, Personal Injury Law, and Sports and Entertainment Law. For more information, visit www.kagan-law.com or call 239-466-1161.