NAPLES, FL., – September 9, 2020-   Ave Maria, Florida continues to set sales records with its best month ever reporting 60 new home sales in August 2020.  Announcing 309 new home sales year-to-date, the master-planned community has already surpassed its total sales for the entirety of 2019. Home sales were reported from the four residential builders in Ave Maria —CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar, and Pulte Homes. Since the opening of the master planned community in 2007, Ave Maria continues its strategic approach of using smart growth principles in residential and commercial land development. As the first town developed under the ground-breaking Rural Land Stewardship Area program, Ave Maria is committed to the conservation of the area’s natural resources and wildlife and preservation of 17,000 acres in and around the community. Ave Maria has a walkable town center, parks, recreational spaces, various housing types from condominiums to attached villas to single-family homes, shops, restaurants and more than 100 miles of walking/running trails and sidewalks. “The sales surge in Ave Maria continues to prove unstoppable with 24 new homes reported in the first week of September. We continue to see an unprecedented demand as interest continues to rise,” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, Director of Development for Ave Maria. “Home sales have more than doubled month over month for August. With more people spending time at home, people are evaluating where and how they live, and Ave Maria is an attractive choice. With an array of floor plans and amenities, home shoppers are flocking in droves to our Southwest Florida development.” The active lifestyle…

NAPLES, FL., – August 6, 2020-   New home sales in the master-planned community of Ave Maria, Florida have reached a record-breaking high. Ave Maria Development reports 52 new homes sales during the month of July, the third straight month of unmatched sales for the hometown in Southwest Florida. Year-to-date the community reports over 225 new home sales. Home sales were reported from the four residential builders in Ave Maria— CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar and Pulte Homes. “Coming off unparalleled high sales in both June and May, we were thrilled to report that July continued to exceed our projections” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. “We are seeing exponential growth right now. Families, retirees, young professionals…they are all finding their perfect new home in Ave Maria.” Ave Maria, Florida now includes more than 2,500 new homes in this fastest-selling community in Collier County, with a current estimated population of 10,000 people including university students. With entitlements for up to 11,000 residences, Ave Maria Development has the unique opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind sustainable hometown for the area including a university, private and public schools, one million square feet of commercial space, and a wide array of recreational amenities. “We always envisioned Ave Maria as a fully sustainable town,” remarks Blake Gable, CEO of Barron Collier Companies, developer of the town of Ave Maria, Florida. “When we first began planning the town back in the mid-2000s, we intended for seamless integration of quality education, local business, and well-built homes. Everything is falling into place as we…

NAPLES, FL., — July 22, 2020–   The master-planned community of Ave Maria, Florida reports another milestone in new home sales this year with the community surpassing 200 home sales in 2020 so far. This represents a 40% increase over the same period in 2019. Following a robust May and June, with record setting sales for the new home community in both months, Ave Maria is on track this July to outperform last year as well. Home sales were reported from the four residential builders in Ave Maria— CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar and Pulte Homes. “We’ve never seen anything like this,” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. “Our foot traffic and website traffic are at record levels with interested buyers coming from all over Florida, especially the east coast, as well as northern and midwestern states. We are quickly surpassing our projections for 2020.” Builders in Ave Maria quickly responded to the evolving home buying process during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering online virtual tours and presentations, video walk-throughs, and remote access model tours. Sales centers remain open with strict capacity limits and social distancing precautions. The Ave Maria New Home and Welcome Center, often a first stop for many home buyers wanting to learn more about the town and community lifestyle, remains open with similar safety measures in place. Community ambassadors are also available via video chat and are taking appointments to give prospective home buyers a truly personal, one-on-one presentation. “With so much interest from outside our area, we (Ave Maria ambassadors) are…

NAPLES, FL., — July 2, 2020 –   Ave Maria Development announces its best month ever for new home sales contracts since the opening of the community in 2007. The master-planned community reports 40 new home sales in June 2020, a 45% increase over June 2019. Home sales were reported from the four residential builders in Ave Maria— CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar and Pulte Homes. As of June 30th, Ave Maria reports a 174 new home contracts year-to-date. “We are thrilled with the positive buyer reaction to Ave Maria during this first half of 2020,” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. “During the past few months, we’ve seen an increased momentum in both foot traffic and website traffic resulting in more sales. The desire to live in a self-sustaining hometown with a full spectrum of amenities and conveniences has never been more appealing, and Ave Maria is the top choice for many home shoppers of all ages.” Currently, builders in Ave Maria are offering both quick move-in and build-to-suit homes in a variety of price ranges from the high $100s to over $500s. With over 75 floor plans to choose from including terrace homes, condominium, coach homes, attached villas and single-family homes, Ave Maria showcases a wide array of floor plans for buyers. Popular home design trends can be customized when shopping directly with each builder whether adding a bonus or flex room for a new home office or upgrading to new smart technologies for the home. Each builder offers unique design options to customize…

NAPLES, FL., — June 3, 2020–   Ave Maria Development announces 38 new home sales in May 2020, a record-setting month for the master-planned community since it opened in 2007. Home sales were reported from the four residential builders in Ave Maria— CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar and Pulte Homes. As of May 31st, Ave Maria reports a 35% increase in new home sales over the same period in 2019. “Ave Maria continues its trajectory of strong new home sales for 2020,” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. “We continue to see buyers from several areas including Collier County, South Florida and the Northeast. The desire to live in a self-sustaining hometown with a full spectrum of amenities and conveniences has never been more appealing, and Ave Maria is the top choice for many home shoppers of all ages.” Currently, builders in Ave Maria are offering both quick move-in and build-to-suit homes in a variety of price ranges from the high $100s to over $500s. With over 75 floor plans to choose from including terrace homes, condominium, coach homes, attached villas and single-family homes, Ave Maria showcases a wide array of floor plans for buyers. Popular home design trends can be customized when shopping directly with each builder whether adding a bonus or flex room for a new home office or upgrading to new smart technologies for the home. Each builder offers unique design options to customize new homes including the latest in floor plan trends, color palettes, fixtures and finishes. The active lifestyle and robust…

NAPLES, FL., — June 15, 2020 – Barron Collier Companies in partnership with CC Homes, a Codina-Carr Company, reports their residential single-family home community of Fronterra is over 75% sold out. Located in Naples, Florida, at the intersection of David Boulevard and Collier Boulevard, Fronterra is a residential new home community of 154 total homes with prices from the low $200s. “During the past month we’ve seen an increase in buyer interest and new home contracts,” states Diana Ibarria, Senior Vice President for CC Homes.  “Fronterra’s appeal is resonating with families, empty nesters, and single professionals looking to own a home in Naples at an affordable price.” New home buyers purchasing a residence in the gated community can also enjoy a spa-like pool and sundeck. Just minutes to the beaches, restaurants and entertainment of 5th Avenue South, convenient shopping at Berkshire Commons Publix Supermarket, and nearby healthcare including Physicians Regional, Fronterra is part of the “new” Naples offering affordability and style in new homes close-in to the city of Naples. Fronterra offers seven one- and two-story floor plans that range in size from 1,148 to 2,251 square feet under air, with two to five bedrooms, two to three-and-one-half bathrooms. Three models are open daily including both single-story and two-story floor plans. Fronterra homes include CC Homes’ signature “5-Star Package” of upscale, modern features included standard. Kohler faucets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, 9-to-10-foot ceilings and wood cabinetry are among the many details that buyers of CC Homes love.  Other features included in all home designs are full sized washer and…

NAPLES, FL., – February 20, 2020–   Ave Maria Development and Immokalee Fire Control District announce the groundbreaking of the new Immokalee Fire Control District Ave Maria Public Safety Complex on March 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. on the site located in the Ave Maria Park of Commerce. The new 22,000 square foot station is planned to serve Ave Maria proper and the southern areas of the Immokalee Fire Control District. With the capability to house a minimum of five personnel 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Ave Maria Public Safety Complex could accommodate up to 13 personnel, or more, including Sheriff deputies, EMS supervisors, Fire Chief Michael Choate and administrative personnel in offices. The station is the first new facility in the Immokalee Fire Control District since 1953 and will be designed by GMA Architects and constructed by Envirostruct. Anticipated opening is early 2021. The Ave Maria lifestyle includes amenities for its homeowners such as water park, soccer and baseball fields, fitness center, amphitheater, dog park, bocce and tennis courts, Town Center with Publix Supermarket, commercial center with Mobil gas station, private schools from preschool through university, and on-site free events throughout the year. Single-family homes are available for purchase from four well-respected builders—CC Homes, Del Webb, Lennar and Pulte Homes—and are priced from the high $100s. ABOUT & DIRECTIONS Ave Maria has been named 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 35 Master Planned Community in the United States and its active…

NAPLES, FL., — January 17, 2020– Barron Collier Companies and Metro Commercial Development Group announce the groundbreaking of Founders Square, a 55-acre mixed-use development located on the southeast corner of Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard in Naples, Florida. The development is slated for completion in summer 2021. Founders Square will be anchored by The Pointe, which is a collection of restaurants and other service and retail tenants. The restaurants will vary in type and sizes, providing an option to suit everyone’s tastes. The Pointe’s upscale architecture and pedestrian-friendly design will create a dynamic meeting place for this rapidly growing trade area. Founders Square will be home to The Haldeman, which is a 400-unit Class A apartment community built around the extensive lake system of Founders Square. In addition, Founders Square will include a 35,000 square foot medical office building adjacent to The Pointe. The Davis Group, based in Atlanta, GA, is developing a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled, 110,000-square-foot self-storage facility. The facility will feature convenient drive-up units in an architecturally cohesive three-story building. Founders Square combines luxury living, shopping, dining, entertainment, medical and other services as Naples’ newest mixed-use development. Three entrances, including one signalized entrance on Collier Boulevard and two additional entrances on Immokalee Road, create ease of access to the center. A limited number of parcels are available for purchase and lease with locations fronting Immokalee Road and interior sections. Metro Commercial and Trinity Commercial Group are marketing the property.  ABOUT BARRON COLLIER COMPANIES Barron Collier Companies is one of the largest diversified companies in Florida dedicated to the responsible…

AVE MARIA, FLORIDA, — August 12, 2019—The master-planned community of Ave Maria, Florida reports 32 new home sales for the month of July, more than any month so far in 2019. The strong sales came from all builders within Ave Maria— CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, and Pulte Homes. In addition, Ave Maria was named the top-selling community in Collier County in the most recent second quarter report by MetroStudy, with 239 annual closings in the past year.  Ave Maria has been the number-selling new home community in Collier County for the past five years, according to MetroStudy reports. The town of Ave Maria has been designed as self-sustaining, with all daily conveniences located in-town and within a short distance of residential neighborhoods, ideal for biking and golf carting between stops. A fully package of amenities awaits new home buyers featuring a central Town Center with shops, restaurants, medical offices, services, fitness center, and Publix Supermarket. Outdoor recreation in-town includes private waterpark with resort and lap pools, interactive playground and slides, concession and beach volleyball, Panther Run Golf Club at Del Webb Naples, tennis and bocce courts, and basketball, baseball and soccer fields. A full-time lifestyle director assists in programming free town events including outdoor concerts, arts festivals, weekly farmer markets, holiday events, and monthly first Friday themed social events. “Summer is traditionally viewed as a slow season in Collier County but Ave Maria’s high volume of home sales contracts for July indicate otherwise for our community,” states CeeCee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria Development. “Home buyers looking…

AVE MARIA, FLORIDA, — July 10, 2019—The master-planned community of Ave Maria, Florida reports 120 new home sales as of June 30, 2019 from its three home builders— CC Homes, Del Webb, and Pulte Homes. Ave Maria is the leader in residential new home sales in Collier County according to a recent MetroStudy report. “Our home sales represent a strong first half of the year demonstrating Ave Maria’s appeal to the home buyer who is considering Collier County,” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. “Ave Maria is all about lifestyle and affordability, which resonates with buyers of all ages including young professionals, growing families, and active adults.” The town of Ave Maria has been designed self-sustaining, with all daily conveniences located in-town and within a short distance of residential neighborhoods. A fully amenitized lifestyle awaits new home buyers featuring a central Town Center with shops, restaurants, medical offices, fitness center, and Publix Supermarket. Outdoor recreation in-town includes private waterpark with resort and lap pools, interactive playground and slides, concession and beach volleyball, Panther Run Golf Club at Del Webb, tennis and bocce courts, and basketball, baseball and soccer fields. A full-time lifestyle director assists in programming free town events including outdoor concerts, arts festivals, weekly farmer markets, holiday events, and monthly first Friday themed social events. Residents living in Ave Maria can choose to send their children to on-site private schools including the K-12 Donahue Academy and Ave Maria University. Ave Maria children attending public schools are zoned for the highly accredited Collier County Public School…