Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The 2018 year-end Coldwell Banker Commercial® award recipients have been announced! Congratulations to all of the awards winners in the numerous Coldwell Banker Commercial®company, office and affiliated professional categories. The award winners will be recognized at the 2019 Coldwell Banker Commercial Global Conference taking place in Las Vegas on March 18-20.
Here are the highlights of the 2018 Coldwell Banker Commercial awards.
Commercial Elite: 15 CBC® affiliated companies have been named to this group, the highest honor that any company can achieve. This award is based on Closed Adjusted Gross Commission Income during the calendar year.
Coldwell Banker Commercial Benchmark
Jacksonville, Fla.

Monday, March 11, 2019

10 hot real estate markets

1. Jacksonville, FL: Jobs and a great location
Situated on the banks of the St. Johns River and oft-considered part of southern Georgia given its proximity to its northern neighbor, Jacksonville, FL, has quite a bit going for it. Why is it so appealing? First, there are serious job opportunities. Jacksonville posted a 3.8% job growth rate in 2016, which makes it one of the healthiest markets for employment opportunities in the state. Second, there’s an increasing influx of people — which contributes to the area’s very high ratio of inbound home searches on Trulia by out-of-towners versus outbound searches by locals looking to leave. “There are so many people moving here and very little leaving,” explains Michael Paull, an area real estate agent. “There’s long-term economic stability here plus great schools, fantastic weather, and proximity to the ocean.”

Jacksonville fast growing company

OnPay Solutions, a leader in accounts payable and accounts receivable software for enterprises, recently announced its 2018 growth.
Continuing its fast growth trajectory, the company achieved more than 50 percent growth rate its overall revenue. More importantly, it is proud to boast a 900 percent growth rate in payment volume processed over the platform. Through 2018, the company processed billions in B2B payments through its payment “ecosystem” which offers large companies and enterprises with multiple P&Ls the ability to pay its vendors and suppliers. The OnPay Solutions vendor marketplace now contains more than 150,000 payees in “the ecosystem” and expects that to more than double in this year.

JAXPORT to accommodate larger containers from Asia

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Board of Directors recently approved a long-term agreement with experienced terminal operator SSA Marine for the development and operation of a state-of-the-art, $238.7 million international container terminal at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.The facility, SSA Jacksonville International Gateway Terminal, is an expansion of SSA Marine’s current leasehold at Blount Island and will offer deepwater berthing space to accommodate the larger container ships calling JAXPORT from Asia more fully loaded .   SSA Marine will expand to approximately 80 acres of terminal operating space, with the option to grow up to 120 acres as space becomes available. The facility will offer a vessel turning basin and deepwater access of 47 feet upon completion of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project, which is ahead of schedule and expected to be complete in 2023 based on continued funding from all partners. SSA Marine will contribute $28 million for exclusive use of JAXPORT’s three 100-gauge cranes, with those funds going toward the cost of the deepening project.
The agreement is for 25 years with two five-year renewal options and includes a number of improvements to the Blount Island terminal. SSA Marine will contribute up to $129.7 million for the use of the terminal and facility upgrades, including the addition of three new 100-gauge container cranes. JAXPORT will complete $109 million in berth rehabilitation and upgrades which are already underway and will allow the terminal to simultaneously accommodate two post-Panamax vessels.  SSA Marine has been a JAXPORT partner for more than 40 years and currently leases 50 acres at Blount Island. The terminal is estimated to create or protect more than 3,500 jobs over the first 10 years of the contract.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

10 Big Issues To Watch For 2019 Florida Legislative Session

       Florida lawmaker gathered March 5 in the House Chamber to hear Governor Ron DeSantis give  his first State of the State address, the traditional start of the 60-day legislative session. 
Led by Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, lawmakers this year will deal with a myriad of issues, ranging from passing a state budget to deciding whether to allow patients to smoke medical marijuana. 

       Click the link for the 10 big issues to watch during the session: Important Issues For Florida

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Players Brings Millions in Charity Money to Northeast Florida



It’s time to get out to TPC Sawgrass and root for your favorite golfer.  With the tournament returning to March, there are sure to be more golf balls finding the water at the famous Island 17thMillions of charity dollars are returned to Northeast Florida charities as a result of The Players, so get out, and do your part to support the tournament and the many organizations that benefit.

Tickets are available at Publix and PGA Tour Golf Superstore. Parking passes are is available only on line. They must be purchased in advance.  Here is the link.



Single day ticket -- $25-$70
Tuesday - Sunday admission to the tournament grounds. Does not include parking or access into corporate hospitality and upgraded areas. Free admission for kids 18 and under when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Weekly Stadium pass  -- $240
Weekly Stadium Passes provide access to the tournament grounds Tuesday - Sunday. Free admission for kids 18 and under when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

NEW Captain's Club -- $225-$250
Ticketholders have a premium club space with views of the 16th and 18th holes at TPC Sawgrass. Beer, wine, and soda will be available for purchase. Soft seating, full bar, televisions, and outdoor viewing

Greenside Lounge -- $350
Shared, social hospitality venue located in close proximity to #9 green, the practice range, and #18 green. The climate-controlled interior contains open seating, multiple TV’s, a shaded exterior courtyard with umbrellas and table seating.

The Turn -- $600
Presented by Grey Goose. Located on the 18th Fairway, this hospitality area has outside views of #18 fairway and green and inside view of #9 Fairway.  There is a full bar with a variety of mixed drinks featuring the Grey Goose 19th Hole, food and beverages available for purchase. Multiple HD TV feeds. Open seating inside and outside. Climate controlled interior with private restrooms. Limited availability.

Military Tickets   FREE
The Players provides all career military (active duty, Reserve, military retirees and dependents) with complimentary admission to the tournament all week and discounted admission for veterans.