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Adapting creative design and management practices. Finding new creative concepts that highlight how retail and restaurants are evolving. Creating new ways to fill and market our shopping centers. This is how we are creatively viewing March 2019.

Creative environmental design such as best practices we implemented while managing the 5th Ave South portfolio in Naples. Through the Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District and our client Hoffman Commercial Real Estate, Courtelis was involved in the transformation of 5th Avenue South into one of the great pedestrian high streets in Florida. By effectively using landscaping, artwork, events, and lighting, we helped elevate the quality of tenancy and traffic on the street. 5th Ave has evolved into an award-winning destination with a tremendous sense of place.

Courtelis is continually researching creative concepts like b8ta. We met with Vibhu Norby, the founder and CEO of b8ta at the ICSC Open Air Conference last week. B8ta gives us a glimpse of how retail is adapting and embracing e-commerce. They have beautiful stores in strategic locations, but they do not own the inventory. They rather connect the brands with the customers and allow customers to experience the products they see online. Most of their products are electronics such as Google Home, Boosted Skateboards and Root robots. They are in “shop in shop” environments such as Macy’s Herald Square or in 17 flagship locations around the country, growing 15 units per year in approximately 3,000sf spaces. Vibhu is a former software exec behind the brand Nest, who believes that “stores are tools for brands”. We hope to see b8ta in our market soon, and we’ll spend this month examining creative ideas in design, retailing and management such as 5th Avenue and b8ta.

Creatively yours,
Rod L. Castan, CRX, CLS
President, Leasing and Management Services

Courtelis Company enters 2019 with new ideas and resolutions!

Welcome to 2019! We start the year by wishing everyone and their families a happy and healthy New Year. We also start by looking at our goals and plan for the year, and among those is re-defining our Courtelis brand and examining how we can improve performance to our clients and tenants.

The “C” is our logo, and it’s been around over 55 years as the Company has developed, built, leased and managed real estate in many beautiful Communities and real estate developments. It has remained pretty Consistent as a logo, but what does it mean, and what does it stand for? As a Company, we will take a look at the “C” each month, the different ideas that the brand stands for and implement these in our daily work.

January is a month of Change. We implement New Year’s resolutions, work out more, eat healthier, and try out different things. We take a look at the projects we are working on, and Change the approach, tactics, and attitude. One Constant in the real estate market is Change, so we work hard to stay ahead of the Curve, and adapt with the Change that is inevitable.

Thank you for your Consideration and best wishes for success.

Courtelis Company brings an iconic New York’s fast – casual halal restaurant to Pines City Center

Courtelis Company brings an iconic fast – casual franchise restaurant to Pines City Center – The Halal Guys. The franchise began as a food cart on the corner of 53rd Street and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, New York City. The fast-casual halal food became so popular, that people started to line up for a gyro wrap sandwich or the platter of chicken or gyro meet with rice. Simple but, yet very delicious halal food, turned into New York’s most famous open-air dining destination. With over 200 existing locations nowadays, The Halal Guys continue to grow by adding both, food cart and storefront, throughout the United States and around the world. Their newest restaurant is now open in 1,678 SF at Pines City Center that is located at 10430 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, Florida.

The Halal Guys in Pines City Center


The Courtelis Company is moving beyond big-box retail development and into the mixed-use and multifamily residential sectors

“Many of the projects we’ve developed through the years have had a number of interesting water features, inviting common areas and meticulously planned open spaces,” says Rod Castan of Courtelis Company.
Read the full article by Jim Harris, a Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media below:

UHealth Jackson Urgent Care is Now Open in Doral Commons

Courtelis Company is proud to announce the opening of the new  6,500 SF UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center at Doral Commons Shopping Center located at 7400 NW 104TH Avenue in Doral, FL. This location is the sixth urgent care center for Jackson Health Systems in Miami – Dade County.

The newly opened location is staffed with board-certified physicians who provide non-emergency healthcare services and offer treatments for common illnesses and injuries.

Jim Zaydon of Courtelis Company represented the Landlord, and Horizon Properties represented the Tenant in this transaction.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony, in partnership with the Doral Chamber of Commerce, was held on Wednesday, July 25th at 10 AM at Doral Commons Shopping Center.

Coral Town Plaza Welcomes Walmart Neighborhood Market

Naranja, FL, 4/24/2018 – Courtelis Company is pleased to announce the opening of the new 41,952 SF Walmart Neighborhood Market at Coral Town Plaza in Naranja, FL.

The new store located at South Dixie Hwy & SW 264th Street will open its doors on Wednesday, April 25th, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Walmart will fill a long-standing grocery void in this neighborhood and give local residents a new option to purchase fresh produce, dairy products, baked goods and household supplies.  The store also features a full-service pharmacy with a drive-thru for residents to conveniently pick up their prescription medications and online order deliveries.  “We are extremely excited about this new development, and expect it to activate the area by creating additional jobs and traffic while fulfilling a community need,” says Juan Martinez, leasing manager at Courtelis Company.  In addition to Walmart, the project features an additional 16,000 SF of small shop space and outparcels.

About Coral Town Plaza

Coral Town Plaza is a new mixed-use retail/residential development located on U.S. 1 and S.W. 264th Street, just west of the Florida Turnpike, and a 1/2 mile north of the new 48 acres Larkin Community Hospital School of Medicine/Pharmacy. Courtelis Company is developing the commercial component, and the residential development at Coral Town Plaza includes The Landings 162 units, The Heights 180 units, and The Preserve 84 units.

Publix Supermarket Grand Opening at Pines City Center

Pembroke Pines, FL, 4/24/2018 — Courtelis Company is excited to announce the opening of the Publix Supermarket, one of the largest and fastest-growing supermarket chains in the United States, this Thursday, April 26 at Pines City Center in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Shoppers can enter the new 45,600-square-foot supermarket at 8 a.m. following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store is located at 10450 Pines Boulevard and will contain a full-service meat and seafood departments, deli section, the famous Publix Bakery and a full-service pharmacy. A Publix liquor store will open later this summer.

Rod Castan and Jim Zaydon of Courtelis Company represented Terra City Center Investments, LLC in the lease negotiations with Publix.

About Pines City Center Pines City Center is an 80-acre master planned three-phased mixed-use development located on Pines Blvd. and SWC of Palm Avenue. The first phase of the mixed-use project includes tenants like newly opened Publix Supermarket, and soon-to-follow tenants like Carl’s Patio, West Marine, Cooper’s hawk, Outback Steakhouse, BurgerFi, Smoothie King, PizzaRev, Bento Café, the Halal Guys, T-Mobile and Sport Clips. Additionally, Pines City Center will be home to 1,465 apartments and potentially 120,000 sq. ft. of office/hotel space. 

Pines City Center neighbors the new $60 million 175,000 sq. ft. Pembroke Pines City Center and Convention Hall featuring a 3,500 seat auditorium, 10,000 sq. ft. art gallery, fully programmed outdoor plaza, recently completed in 2017.

About Publix Supermarket Publix is privately owned and operated by its 160,500 employees, with 2012 sales of $27.5 billion. Currently, Publix has 1,073 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee and have plans to expand to Virginia in 2017. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 16 consecutive years.

About Courtelis Company Courtelis Company is based in Miami and has leased and managed high-quality shopping centers throughout Florida since 1963.

East Salon is coming down South all the way from Hampton Bays

We are very excited to announce Salon East as the latest addition to Fifth Avenue South in Naples.

Salon East is a full service hair salon that is dedicated to consistently providing an excellent customer service, using high quality products and unparalleled skill.  They are known as one of the top beauty salons in The Hamptons, New York; and will be moving into 524 Park St. Naples, FL at the beginning of 2018.

Juan Martinez of Courtelis Company negotiated the deal.

Fifth Avenue South welcomes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is one of the fastest growing medical institutions for children in Florida and will become a great addition to downtown Naples.

Our new tenant will occupy 1,300 square feet and will be located at 659 Fifth Avenue South.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital provides all kinds of medical care for children with a variety of health issues. With the help of innovative technologies, Nicklaus aims to care for all children with complex medical issues that require specialty services. Also, in June of 2017, Nicklaus was ranked among The Best in The Nation for Pediatric Specialty Services.

Juan Martinez of Courtelis Company represented the Landlord and Jay Crandall of Crandall Commercial Group represented the tenant in this deal negotiation.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is projected to open its doors in early February of 2018.


First Anchor Tenants To Join The New Project In West Pines

Courtelis Company is pleased to announce 24 Hour Fitness and PetSmart among first Anchor tenants at 16000 Pines Market- a new mixed use village center that will include an upscale mix of retail, restaurants, post office and office with connectivity to 122 new urban chic design single family homes. New project is located at Pines Blvd and Dykes Rd (Signalized Intersection) in western Pembroke Pines. Other tenants of the project include Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant,   MOD Pizza, FLOSS Dental and TIPSY Nails.

Burn Boot Camp is now opened at Brooks Town Center

With more people developing a passion for healthy lifestyles and unique fitness classes, Burn Boot Camp continues to expand nationwide. Burn focuses on women’s fitness through interval training in a friendly environment, and offers free child care  on-site. Each class is approximately 45 minutes with different styles and formats that fit every fitness level and schedule.  Conveniently located in the heart of The Brooks and just east of Coconut Point, the new 5,100-square-foot boot camp is opening at the Brooks Town Center on  10020 Coconut Road, Estero, FL.  

Juan Martinez of Courtelis Company and Hamish Williams of Equity Inc. negotiated the deal.

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