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Ginger Bistro is coming to Shops at Surfside

Shops at Surfside, Cape Coral 3/24/2017

Courtelis Company is pleased to announce a soon-to-be opened Ginger Bistro an authentic Cantonese restaurant featuring

Dim Sum, Hong Kong Style BBQ and family style cuisine.  Ginger Bistro prides itself in only the best quality ingredients,

a top-notch service and family-friendly environment.  The restaurant will include a full bar and two private dining rooms. 

Ginger Bistro will bring modern and fresh tastes of Asian Cuisine to Cape Coral.

This will be their second location in Lee County.

Ginger Bistro is projected to be opened in January 2018 at Shop at Surfside.

This unique restaurant will complete a dining experience at the shopping center.

Ginger Bistro signed a 10 year lease for 4,600 SF endcap.

Juan Martinez and Rod Castan represented the Landlord in this lease transaction.

Top Factors in Successful Retail Leasing

“Top Factors in Successful Retail Leasing” presented to University of Florida MS Real Estate program in the Ring Speaker series at the Bergstrom Center on February 2, 2017 by Advisory Board Chairman Rod Castan who is a President of Leasing and Management Services at Courtelis Company.

Courtelis Company assists Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate with new leases and acquisition of the Park Street Building on Fifth Avenue South

Courtelis Company was pleased to act as real estate broker for Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate with the acquisition of the Park Street Building on 630 Fifth Avenue South on December 13, 2016. Park Street includes such tenants as Kristoff Jewelers and Vogue Petite Shoppes. The property is 5,060 sq.ft . The Seller was the John A. Pulling Jr. Trust. The Buyer is an affiliate of Hoffman Commercial Real Estate, a privately owned real estate investment company with offices in Naples and St. Louis that has been actively acquiring and renovating buildings on 5th Ave South.


Leasing activity on Fifth Avenue has also been brisk to close 2016. Juan Martinez and Rod Castan of Courtelis Company have completed several new leases on the 300 block of Naples’ exclusive 5th Avenue South in downtown. The addition of these new tenants will bring the ground retail floor of Hoffman Commercial Real Estate’s 5th Avenue South Portfolio to 100% occupancy. “Downtown Naples is a great place to be! Naples is one of the fastest growing markets in the country and retailers and restaurants want to capture the growth and buying power of Naples residents”, says Juan Martinez, Leasing Manager for Courtelis Company.  Those joining the tenant roster will include:

Sails Restaurant is the newest addition to the Abbott Downing Building on 305 5th Avenue and is slated to open in late 2017.  Sails will feature a menu with northern Mediterranean flair, including a raw bar and a full brunch on Sundays.

“We are very excited about Sails because it will bring a unique seafood dining menu to 5th Avenue. It will be transformative to the west side of the avenue and the area’s overall culinary experience”, says Juan Martinez of Courtelis Company.  Sails restaurant is 3,590 sq.ft., and will include an indoor/outdoor setting, raw bar and private dining rooms.  Juan Martinez of Courtelis Company represented the Landlord and Bradley Means of Waterfront Realty Group represented the tenant during the lease negotiations.

 The French Brasserie Rustique is planning to open in January at 365 5th Avenue South.  “The French and the Tulia Restaurant Group epitomize the excellence and professionalism that we look for in our tenants on Fifth Avenue”, says Rod Castan, President of the Leasing and Management Division of Courtelis Company.  Originally from Italy, Chef Vincenzo Betulia is one of South Florida’s most award winning chefs, including Best Chefs of America, Reader’s Choice Award, USA Today’s 10 Best, and an Open Table Winner’s Choice Award.  The French will be the third restaurant opened by the Tulia Restaurant Group on 5th Avenue, and promises to bring another level of dining experience featuring fine French Cuisine in a comfortable, rustic setting.  The French will be 4,100 sq.ft. plus approximately 1,000 sq.ft. of oak shaded outdoor dining.  Also, joining The French at 365 Fifth Avenue is Fritz Martin Fine Cabinetry and Furniture and Persian Galleries.

Fritz Martin Fine Cabinetry and Furniture, will be opening at 365 5th Avenue South in early 2017 and is a 2,423 sq.ft. luxury custom cabinetry and home design store. In addition to importing fine exotic woods, Fritz Martin will have an experienced interior designer on site and hand craft its woodwork locally in Naples.  This will be the first location operating in the Naples area for the Michigan based company.  Juan Martinez of Courtelis Company represented the landlord and Jim Doane of The Welsh Companies represented the tenant.

Persian Galleries is a specialty retailer that sells authentic Persian rugs and antiques. With multiple locations in Kentucky and Atlanta, they have established their Florida location in Downtown Naples. Persian Galleries is leasing 1,209 sq.ft. at 365 Fifth Avenue.  Juan Martinez of Courtelis Company negotiated the lease.

Courtelis Company is a commercial real estate development, management and leasing company based in Miami with offices in Naples, FL.  For More Information contact Rod Castan at 305.264.4330.


5th Avenue Welcomes M Room- More Than A Barber


(Naples, Florida) – We are very excited to announce the opening of one of our tenant, the unique M Room Barbershop.

M Barber Shop has over 90 locations including countries like Germany, Finland, Estonia, Spain and, of course, United States. The concept was originally started in Finland, by two great barbers who formed a business together and created the special M Room technique, so all the barbers can follow the unique pattern to create the perfect haircut and unique style for every client.

The new location is 932 SF and has been opened at 321 Fifth Avenue South in Naples. Totally innovative to the Florida market, M Barber shop is a very well-known concept all around the Europe, because M room is “more than a Barber”!

You will notice the M Room Barbershop is different from the moment you walk in the door – from the unique design of the salon to the professionalism of the barbers.

Juan Martinez of Courtelis Company represented the Landlord and Attorney Matthew L. DeVicchio represented the tenant in the lease negotiation.

Courtelis Company announces Publix Supermarket as an Anchor Tenant at City Center Pembroke Pines – the town’s newest mixed-use development.


Pembroke Pines, FL. 11/29/2016

Publix Supermarket, one of the largest and fastest growing supermarket chains in the United States, will anchor the newest shopping center in Pembroke Pines – City Center with a 45,600 SF store. The exciting new lifestyle shopping center will be located at SWC of Pines Boulevard and Palm Avenue and will have 200,000-square-foot of retail, restaurant and entertainment. The project is being developed by Terra City Center Investments LLC.

Having a Publix as an anchor tenant will further position City Center Pembroke Pines as one of the prime shopping destinations in the area.

“We’re finding that once retailers learn about the activity that will be generated at the site, the household and daytime demographics in-place, and the strength of the developer, their interest in locating at the project and Pembroke Pines only intensifies,” said Rod Castan, of Courtelis Company, the leasing broker for Pembroke Pines City Center.

Rod Castan and Jim Zaydon of Courtelis Company represented Terra Group in the lease negotiation with Publix and continue to represent Terra Group in the leasing of the remaining available space in City Center Pembroke Pines.

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 has leased and managed high quality shopping centers throughout South Florida since 1963, including marquee shopping centers such as The Falls in South Miami and most recently Vicenza Plaza in Hialeah Gardens. 


McAlister’s Deli to open their first location in South Florida


One of the best fast-casual deli chains has finally signed the lease at the newly developed Gateway Plaza in Doral, FL.

Rod Castan and Bruce Pasternack of Courtelis Company represented McAlister’s Deli and Sharon Dresser of High Street Retail represented the Landlord in this deal.



Courtelis Company is pleased to announce an opening of the newest tenant at 5th Avenue South in Naples, Florida. Thai Udon Café is 2,835 SF restaurant and is located at 405 Fifth Avenue South. This location will be the third restaurant for these highly acclaimed restaurateurs.

Thai Udon Café was established in 2013 and with its first location at Magnolia Square Shopping Center (owned and managed by Courtelis Company). Since then Thai Udon Café became a favorite spot for the local crowd. Thai Udon is a family business owned by Khwan and Adam Satinsky who are very passionate about Thai food, fine art and music. This couple promises to create a special dining experience for each customer.

Juan Martinez of Courtelis Company represented a Landlord in the lease negotiation of this new addition to 5th Avenue South.



Courtelis Company is pleased to announce an opening of the newest HomeGoods store at Bay Landing Shopping Center. The 24,970-square-foot store opened on May 22nd and is located at 27241 Bay Landing Drive at Bonita Springs.

This store features furniture, bedding, dining, outdoor merchandise and many more. From famous brands and designers, HomeGoods offers amazing deals on high-quality merchandise with prices less than department and specialty stores.

HomeGoods is a great addition to the Bay Landing Shopping Center and joins Fresh Market at the property. The property is managed by Barron Collier Company.

Rod Castan of Courtelis Company represented the Landlord and Michael Daly of LandQuest Commercial represented the tenant in the lease negotiation.

About Courtelis Company:

Courtelis Company has leased and managed high quality open air shopping centers throughout Florida since 1963, including the major shopping centers such as Granada Shops in Naples and Magnolia Square.

Harbor Freight Tools

Quality Tools at Ridiculously low prices comes to North Ft. Myers

(Ft. Myers, FL)- on April 26, 2016, Harbor Freight Tools, one of the largest discount tool retailers, opened its newest store at Northshore Shopping Center located at 13860 N Cleveland Ave in the city of North Ft. Myers.
The official Grand Opening of the 14,900 SF superstore was on Thursday, May 12th.
Harbor Freight tools is the newest anchor tenants at the Northshore Shopping center along with Big Lots Department store and Pet Supermarket.

Rod Castan of Courtelis Company represented the Landlord and Brian Gelley of Centre-Line Real Estate represented the Tenant in the lease negotiation.

About Harbor Freight:

Harbor Freight Tools has been well known since 1968 as the national leader in selling high quality tools at “ridiculously low prices”. Harbor Freight Tools has all the necessarily equipment for the do it yourself, from automotive to woodworking tools. Harbor Freight Tools is based in Calabasas, California and has 350 stores in 45 states.

Northshore Shopping Center has been owned and managed by Courtelis Company, a Miami based shopping center developer, since 1974.



Courtelis Develops Miami’s Newest L.A. Fitness



Courtelis Company is pleased to announce the development opening of Miami’s Newest LA Fitness which is located at 8310 Bird Road in Miami, FL.

Built on 4.08 acres site this two story, 45,000 SF fitness club has a full selection of amenities including a basketball court, cycling and fitness classes, racquetball, kids club and spa.  LA Fitness is part of Fitness International, established in 1984 and is one of the largest fitness companies in the world.

James Petrarca of the Shopping Center Group represented LA Fitness in the transaction.

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