NAPLES, FL., – February 5, 2021 – The master-planned community of Ave Maria, Florida sets an all-time monthly high of 77 new home sales in January. This resulted in the strongest sales performance since the inception of the development in 2007. Home sales were reported from the four residential builders in Ave Maria— CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar, and Pulte Homes. “We are very pleased with this record-breaking milestone and expect our sales growth to continue into 2021”, comments Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. “Buyers see the value of owning a home in our master-planned community. People are drawn to the recreation and amenities, education options, lifestyle, and ideal location between both coasts of Florida. Home buyers want options and Ave Maria has four award-winning builders offering homes in a variety of price ranges from the low $200s to $500s. We are seeing families, young professionals and retirees moving to town. With over 75 floor plans to choose from including condominiums, attached villas and single-family homes, Ave Maria offers something for everyone.” Ave Maria was recently recognized as one of Top Selling Master-Planned Communities in the United States by RCLCO Real Estate Advisors and John Burns Real Estate Consulting . With a record-breaking 506 new home sales in 2020, the development was the only community in Collier County ranked. The active lifestyle and amenities in Ave Maria provide all residents with a source of socialization and recreation. Amenities include ample outdoor recreation such as a water park, soccer and baseball fields, fitness center, amphitheater, dog…

NAPLES, FL., — January 13, 2021 – Barron Collier Companies is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Sonalia to Chief Financial Officer. Sonalia joined Barron Collier Companies in 2006 and most recently held the position of Director of Finance. As CFO, he will be responsible for managing and running all of the finance activities of the companies. Prior to joining Barron Collier Companies, he spent more than 8 years in public accounting. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and is a graduate of Leadership Collier. Sonalia holds CPA, title agent and general lines insurance licenses. Barron Collier Companies also announces Nick Casalanguida has joined the company in the role of Senior Vice President of Development. Casalanguida will be responsible for local, regional, and national level strategic planning, identification and launching of business development initiatives and implement acquisition strategies. His underlying principle is to assist the CEO, Blake Gable, with developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining strategic initiatives. Casalanguida most recently served as Collier County’s Deputy County Manager and has over 30 years of land development experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Hodges University.  In addition, he is a Certified Public Manager through Florida State University’s Center for Public Management.   ABOUT BARRON COLLIER COMPANIES Barron Collier Companies is one of the largest diversified companies in Florida dedicated to the responsible development, management, and stewardship of numerous land holdings.  Led by the Collier family, with roots tracing back one hundred years to Collier county founder Barron G. Collier, Barron…

AVE MARIA, FLORIDA, — January 11, 2021—   Two prominent national real estate consulting agencies, RCLCO Real Estate Advisors and John Burns Real Estate Consulting, have named Ave Maria, Florida as one of the Top Selling Master-Planned Communities in the country. Ave Maria had a record-breaking 506 new home sales in 2020, placing the development on both lists as the highest ranking community in all of Collier County. RCLCO ranks Ave Maria 39th in its annual list of Top 50 Selling Master-Planned Communities. “Collier County’s Ave Maria experienced one of the highest year-over-year growth rates in new home sales of all Top Master-Planned Communities. With a 95% increase over its sales pace in 2019, Ave Maria’s strong performance in 2020 reflects the careful planning and investment in community place-making done by Barron Collier Companies,” states the report’s author Karl Pischke of RCLCO. Also, Ave Maria ranks 38th on John Burns Real Estate Consulting annual list of Top 50 Master Planned Communities in the United States. “The master-planned community benefits from a great quality of life and a small town feel that offers residents everything from schools, shopping, and activities – most within walking, biking or golf-cart riding distance from their home.  We expect continued growth for Ave Maria in 2021 as future residents escape crowded cities and towns to find walking trails, bike trails, wide open spaces and a family-friendly town, ” reports John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Eighteen model homes are open daily for viewing with over 75 floor plans to choose from and prices range from the high $100s…

AVE MARIA, FLORIDA, — January 5, 2021—   Ave Maria Development is excited to announce that Lennar Homes will be unveiling its new golf course, The National Golf and Country Club at Ave Maria. The course is scheduled to open with a private VIP ribbon cutting and shotgun event on Thursday, January 7 with the opening to the public on Friday, January 15.   Gordon Lewis, award-winning golf course architect based in Naples, designed the centerpiece of the neighborhood- the 18-hole championship golf course, complemented with a chipping area, aqua driving range, putting green and a Pro Shop. The National provides a unique golf experience unrivaled in Southwest Florida with one of the longest par 5s in the area, along with one of the shortest par 3s. With wide, inviting fairways and distinct slopes on the lush greens, the par 72 course was designed to be enjoyed by all golfers from beginners to low handicappers. “Having Lennar build the first bundled golf community in Ave Maria was an easy decision. Lennar does an excellent job in creating an enjoyable experience for players of all ages which fits seamlessly in our multi-generational community,” states Blake Gable, CEO of Barron Collier Companies, developer of the town of Ave Maria. “The National’s grand opening is a fantastic time to play the new golf course while it is open to the public.” Lennar’s brand-new neighborhood, The National Golf & Country Club at Ave Maria, includes its signature residential home designs: Terraces, Verandas, Executive Homes, and Estate Homes featuring golf course, water, or preserve views. Model…

NAPLES, FL., — Nov 10, 2020— Barron Collier Companies announces the opening of Simple Beauty Medical Spa in its North Naples retail plaza, Creekside Corners. Simple Beauty Medical Spa is an expansion of the already existing hair salon that opened its doors in the Fall of 2016.  Simple Beauty has added a wide array of medical services including injectables, laser hair removal, IPL and sublative face treatments and body sculpting to their already extensive menu of salon services including hair cutting, coloring and styling, blowouts, make-up application, and waxing. Clients may choose to pay per service or join as a monthly member. Medical Spa Memberships range in price from $54.99 to $199 and hair salon monthly memberships range in price from $24.99 to $129.99 and are an excellent way to receive regular beauty and hair maintenance but at a savings. Simple Beauty Medical Spa was recently named to the list of Best of Naples Awards from Naples Daily News after their first year of servicing southwest Florida.  Their team of professionals include a master certified injector and a local surgeon serving as their PRP specialist.  The public is invited to attend a Holiday Open House on November 20 from 5pm to 8pm and enjoy the opportunity to purchase services at the best prices of the year and meet the talented staff. Please call 239-431-5339 to rsvp. Kiley Burd, owner of Simple Beauty Studio, and her husband Evan Burd, a 14-year deputy of the Collier County Sheriff’s office, and their seven children are long-time Naples residents and very active in their…

NAPLES, FL., – November 4, 2020 – Ave Maria, Florida is the recipient of the prestigious Community of the Year award presented annually by the Collier Building Industry Association. This is the sixth consecutive year that Ave Maria and its developer, Barron Collier Companies, have won the award for the under $500,000 category. The independent panel of judges ranked Collier County communities on various criteria including quality of the design for the overall amenity package, recreation provided (including clubhouse, golf and tennis facilities and pool areas) and outdoor use amenities (such as paths, gazebos, sculptures, etc. that add to the quality of the community). “Receiving this Sand Dollar Award six years in a row is a testament to the lifestyle, amenities, and home value that buyers are attracted to in today’s real estate market,” states Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. “Since the pandemic, we’ve seen an increased interest in home buyers focused on healthy and sustainable living.” The Community of the Year award recognizes the robust recreation and amenities in Ave Maria which provides residents with an instant source of leisure activities and socialization. Amenities include open spaces for its homeowners such as parks, trails, fields, and more. The North Park features baseball and soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, playground, and concession stand. The South Park includes bocce ball courts, softball field, dog park, picnic pavilions, and an amphitheater. The Ave Maria Water Park is unrivaled by any other Southwest Florida community with two water slides, interactive water playground, shoreline-edge pool, resort and lap pools,…

NAPLES, FL., – October 15, 2020– Barron Collier Companies and Metro Commercial Development Group announce an exciting collection of restaurants and services for The Pointe at Founders Square, a brand-new 40,000 square foot dining, retail, and services plaza located on the southeast corner of Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard in Naples, Florida. Initial tenants include Fuji Sushi, Luxury Nails & Spa, Palumbo’s Pizzeria, Skillets, and South Street Grill. “The Pointe at Founder’s Square will be the area’s premier destination for outdoor dining, shopping and entertainment, with its pedestrian-friendly design and artfully landscaped promenade and walkways,” states David Genson, Senior Vice President of Land Development for Barron Collier Companies, co-developer of the project. “The Pointe’s highly visible location on the corner of Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard, is the ideal backdrop for this vibrant social venue and will create maximum exposure for businesses within the enclave.” “This unveiling of signed restaurants at The Pointe at Founders Square illustrates our commitment to bringing the best dining experiences to The Pointe,” adds Eric Mallory, Executive Vice President of Metro Commercial. “These restaurants are locally owned and operated, giving our patrons authentic culinary experiences befitting Southwest Florida.” The Pointe at Founders Square is currently over 50% leased, with several additional leases in advanced negotiations.  There are still a few opportunities available ranging from 1,400 square feet to 6,000 square feet. Additional complementary businesses being sought by the developer include fitness, fashion, beauty, health, dessert and restaurants. Construction on The Pointe began in mid-September with anticipated completion in summer 2021. For leasing information, please contact…

NAPLES, FL., – October 2, 2020-   Announcing 350 new home sales year-to-date, Ave Maria, Florida continues to reach historic levels and shows no signs of cooling off. In comparison to the same time last year, new home sales are up 74%, and this year-over-year increase is the largest since the master-planned community opened in 2007. Demand for new housing remains high for the development with 66 sales for the month of September, up from 60 in August and 52 in July. Home sales were reported from the four residential builders in Ave Maria — CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar, and Pulte Homes. “This is the first time Ave Maria has surpassed 350 new home sales in a year since the opening of the development” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, Director of Development for Ave Maria. “It’s thrilling to be part of a record-setting year. With 178 new home sales in the last 3 months, strong demand from prospective buyers is showing no signs of slowing down.” Home buyers seeking an improved quality of life, exceptional educational options for their children, and vast open space are just a few of the many factors driving new home sales. The market is seeing a significant lifestyle shift and trend of moving from congested cities to find homes with flexible space that is suitable for home offices or gyms. The ample recreational activities and amenities in which to enjoy a place to exercise, escape, and unwind make Ave Maria a desirable destination. The master-planned community was designed for healthy and active lifestyles, and the…

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…