The News-Press reports that a developer is targeting a 57-acre parcel at the Forum in Fort Myers for a $1B gaming resort. The project would include 1,500 hotel rooms, 300,000 SF of convention space and 400,000 SF of retail stores and restaurants.
Three things that truly define Fort Myers are its grand beach, its tropical weather and its vast array of gated communities. Our gated communities come in more flavors than Baskin-Robbins…..have more choices than Forest Gump’s box of chocolates….and have names that would even twist the tongue of a Starbucks Barista.
With literally hundreds of communities to choose from, it can be very confusing for an out-of-towner or newcomer to search for a gated community home in the Fort Myers area. Two key decisions that can help to narrow your search are: (1) What type of amenities do you require and (2) What part of Fort Myers do you want to live in?
The Miami Herald reports that Miami Heat coach Pat Riley is being sued by a real estate broker over commissions associated with the Fort Myers land where Riley has developed the mixed-use Forum project. The broker claims Riley owes him millions as a result of a handshake deal they made 12 years ago. With no written documentation and a couple of deceased witnesses, on the surface this case appears to be a shakedown rather than a handshake deal.
Southwest Florida is attracting more Gen Y residents today than ever before. One of the key factors contributing to this growth in younger residents include the annual double-digit enrollment increases of Florida Gulf Coast University. Last year FGCU enrolled over 9,500 students, with an ever-increasing number electing to stay in[…]