C is for COMMUNITY, and creating communities is our business.
In its 56-year history, Courtelis Company has developed over 2,000 residential units and planned over 10,000 acres of mixed-use communities.
Our most recent projects are the Murano branded communities in Orlando and Fort Myers, Florida.
In 2017 Courtelis developed the Murano Apartments in Orlando which is a 240-multifamily apartment complex on the intersection of John Young Parkway and Taft Vineland Road.
Murano is conveniently located in Central Orlando, minutes from SeaWorld, and is designed for 21st-century living, with modern amenities such as a fitness on demand studio, internet café and game room, package and dry cleaning lockers, poolside entertainment center and fire pit.
Courtelis recently began construction of Murano at Three Oaks, a 318-unit luxury residential project located in Fort Myers. Murano at Three Oaks offers a best-in-class luxury apartment living to a growing market that has seen increased demand with the continued growth of the Florida Gulf Coast University and Southwest Florida International Airport.
Here at Courtelis Company, we create communities that bring people together!
C is for COMMUNITY, and creating communities is our business.
October is officially a Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of this widespread disease.
Courtelis Company joins the cause to help women to fight against breast cancer today by participating in the 5K Run organized by the American Cancer Society Florida next Saturday, October 26th.
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C is for CALIENTE.
Today, we are proud to feature EduVillage Learning Center as a successful Hispanic business and a longtime tenant at Kendall Professional Village located on Kendall Drive and SW 97 Avenue.
The learning center shares the same building with the University of Miami Health Center and CVS drug store and is owned and operated by Carlos and Gretta Martinez.
Carlos is President and CEO of an 800 employee non-profit organization serving disabled and older adults in South Florida, and Gretta is the day-to-day operator and director of the learning center that primarily serves the doctors, nurses, and employees of its neighbor U Health and nearby Baptist Health Hospital Main Campus.
The center serves 98 children and their families. “ Gretta is a teacher and psychologist,” says her husband Carlos. “She is passionate about the care and safety of the children under the care of the professional teaching staff, but you can’t be effective raising resilient children without the input of everyone involved in the child’s life”. The school was inspired and modeled after the book “ It takes a village to raise a child” written by former first lady Hillary Clinton, which emphasis on the need to have multiple influencers such as parents, grandparents, siblings, physicians, coaches and people involved in a child’s life working in tandem to increase the chance of the child’s success.
Education runs in Gretta’s DNA starting with her grandmother, Stella Carty, who owned and operated schools in their native Peru. Gretta started her version of the school in the U.S. in 2005 and has operated various schools since then. The key to the couple’s success goes beyond education. “ You must be in-tune with the needs of each family that you serve in order to be successful in preparing children to be resilient and provide them with the fundamentals to succeed in early learning”.
C is for Caliente!
Courtelis Company is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by showcasing Hispanic businesses that are tenants in our shopping center management portfolio throughout the next 30 days, as well as celebrating the diverse Hispanic heritages of our team members. We embrace the many cultures of Florida and can truly feel the heat of the season.
Fort Myers, FL, 09/12/2019 – It was announced on July 19, 2019, that PNC Bank has approved a $41.59 million loan to Murano At Three Oaks Associates LLC to finance the construction of a 318-unit apartment project in Fort Myers, Florida, according to a recent public record filing.
Courtelis Co., a diversified real estate investment and development firm based in Miami, has begun construction on the new project located on Three Oaks Parkway, just south of Alico Road and near Florida Gulf Coast University and Gulf Coast Town Center.
Plans for the new multifamily project call for the construction of two, four-story buildings, each surrounding a central courtyard, according to design renderings for the project. The project architect is Forum Architecture based in Altamonte Springs, Florida.
Murano At Three Oaks Associates LLC is a Florida limited liability company which is an equal partnership between Courtelis Company, the developer, and The Kislak Organization, Barron Collier Cos. and HMG/Courtland Properties, based in Coconut Grove, Florida.
Total development costs for the project are estimated at $56 million. The loan agreement requires that the new apartments be completed no later than 30 months from loan closing, January 2022 at the latest.
Courtelis Company has broken ground on the development of Murano at Three Oaks, a 318 Unit Class A Luxury Apartment project on Three Oaks Pkwy, just south of Alico Road in Lee County, Florida near the Florida Gulf Coast University and Gulf Coast Town Center.
C is for CHARACTER. “In life, we all must decide whether to lead or follow. If you choose to be a leader, you must be prepared to dedicate yourself to the principles of creativity, hard work, persistence and honesty. And, if you practice these principles, success surely will follow… This philosophy when applied to real estate development, will produce a strong pride of ownership and major appreciation in real estate values. ” – Alec P. Courtelis, the founder of Courtelis Company and a man of great CHARACTER.
C is for CONSERVATION.
We would like to celebrate this year’s Earth Day by introducing you to Audubon – one of the most influential conservation organizations in Florida. Audubon has encouraged people for many years to take care and to protect the Everglades and coastal bird habitats.
Courtelis Company’s very own Doug Pitts Jr. is a long-time board member of the Audubon. Following his father’s footsteps, our CEO Doug Pitts Sr., Doug participates in special development projects of the organization because of his construction background. He recently coordinated completed renovations in the Audubon’s Center for Birds and Prey in Orlando after it was damaged by Hurricane Irma the last year. Mr. Pitts Jr. is also working on the construction of the new building for the employees of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary that is now in for permitting.
Earlier this year, Doug Pitts Jr. was honored to release a Bald Eagle who was rehabbed at Audubon and could finally be back to his natural habitat. Watch the Video