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Private Island life awaits
PORT SAINT JOE, Fla., January 23, 2023 (Newswire.com) - Corcoran Reverie, a high-end real estate brokerage and an affiliate of Corcoran Group LLC, is pleased to announce the marketing launch of the Bungalows on Black's Island. Sheltered by Florida's Cape San Blas and surrounded by the tranquil waters of St. Joseph Bay, Black's Island will be home to 26 individual bungalow owners, with the initial release of four units now available for sale to second homeowners and savvy investors alike.
Black's Island, reigning on over seven acres, features a robust infrastructure system providing residents with mainland comforts while remaining secluded and private. Island amenities include an outdoor spa-style pool, a private sandy shore, and ample green space. With over 3,700 feet of shoreline, the island is bordered with lush vegetation and tropical palms. Black's Island is more than just a destination; it's a way of life - from fishing and water sports to sunbathing and swimming, never-ending adventure awaits. Located a short boat ride away, the historic town of Port St. Joe boasts boutiques, dining, and entertainment venues for those seeking downtown adventures.
"We are honored to be exclusively representing Black's Island and the newly developed bungalows, which will offer future owners a truly unique and private retreat. We cannot wait for residents to be immersed in the island lifestyle," says Owner & Broker Hilary Farnum-Fasth.
The bungalows offer an undisturbed sanctuary for vacation residence seekers, all while remaining a short boat or helicopter ride away from the Florida coast. Each exceptional residence features a fully equipped kitchen with high-end finishes, spacious living and dining rooms, plush king-sized beds, immaculate ensuite bathrooms, and secluded balconies offering stunning views of the idyllic waters. The bungalows consist of two main floor plans: the Cay plan and the Atoll plan. The Cay Plan offers a two-bedroom, two-bathroom floor plan with 1,225 square feet of living space on one single level surrounded by 360-degree breathtaking views. The Atoll plan features three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms with 1,425 square feet of living space situated on two distinct levels.
With a dedicated management company already in place to handle the logistics and day-to-day operations of the short-term rentals on the island, future owners will be able to take full advantage of the passive income generation by placing their units on the vacation rental program if desired. To ensure all time spent on the island is centered around relaxation and making everlasting family memories, all exterior elements are maintained by the Master Association, alleviating the common maintenance and upkeep pain points often found with traditional vacation home ownership opportunities. Future amenities will also include on-island dining and access to the Mainland Black's Hotel, scheduled to be completed in late 2023. For additional information or to inquire about ownership opportunities, please visit: www.blacksislandsales.com.
About Corcoran Reverie
Corcoran Reverie, an affiliate of Corcoran Group LLC - a leading residential real estate brokerage firm headquartered in New York City - is a locally owned high-end brokerage specializing in the luxury home market in the greater Nashville area and across Northwest Florida from Destin to Panama City and the coastal communities along 30A. With a 220+ agent team led by broker and owner Hilary Farnum-Fasth and partner Jacob Watkins with offices in 30A, Destin, Panama City, and Nashville; Corcoran Reverie was ranked the #1 office in Northwest Florida based on closed office sales volume with over $750 million in its first year as a Corcoran affiliate, and $1.12 billion in 2021. Throughout the entire network, Corcoran is home to more than 160 offices and more than 5,700 agents in key urban, suburban, and resort markets nationwide, as well as the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, and Puerto Rico. For more information on Corcoran Reverie, visit corcoranreverie.com.Contact Information:
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Private Island life awaits
Arrive in style to Florida's Black's Island
Whether arriving by boat, sea-plane or helicopter, owners and guests will enjoy the seclucsion of the private island while only being a short ride away from the mainland or exploring the open waters surrounding Black's Island.
Original Source: Corcoran Reverie Announces Exclusive Release of Private Island Bungalow Sales in Florida Panhandle
New Partnership Provides Expert Contractor Education
Pearl Certification is bringing its residential energy-efficiency expertise to EGIA's education prowess to create a truly cutting-edge contractor training program.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., January 23, 2023 (Newswire.com) - The Electric and Gas Industries Association (EGIA), a leader in training, education and financing for home services contractors and rebate program management for utilities, is proud to announce a new ongoing partnership with Pearl Certification, the industry's foremost third-party certification program for high-performing homes and qualifier of contractors, builders, real estate professionals and raters to the elite Pearl Network.
The cornerstones of the EGIA-Pearl partnership represent the biggest areas of shared expertise for the groups: rebate program design, development processing, customer service and overall management; and development and delivery of training content for the contracting industry.
"Pearl Certification is among the most established, respected brands when it comes to energy efficiency and helping push the industry toward a better, greener future," said Bruce Matulich, CEO and Executive Director of EGIA. "Their experience in this space is a perfect complement to EGIA's mission to help contractors sustainably grow and improve their businesses while bringing more energy-efficient equipment into homes nationwide."
EGIA's Contractor University division is one of the most acclaimed and fastest-growing educational groups for home services contractors, delivering powerful training systems on every topic crucial to running a successful contracting business — and doing so via in-person and virtual workshops, comprehensive online on-demand classes and training resources, a live conference, and more.
With this partnership, Pearl will collaborate on the creation of a variety of new content and topics in line with their own specialization areas, including the Inflation Reduction Act, building sciences, home certification and quality assurance programs, and more. These will be available in the Contractor University member dashboard, the Pearl Network LMS, or both. Plus, Contractor University and Pearl will offer each other's members reciprocal discounted pricing, ensuring contractors across the nation have access to this powerful, industry-shifting content. And it's not only contractors but utilities and their customers that will benefit from the EGIA-Pearl partnership.
"With over 3,000,000 utility and water rebate applications processed, and countless successful programs designed and deployed and successfully completed, EGIA is an undisputed leader in utility rebate program management," said Robin LeBaron, President of Pearl Certification. "Pairing that experience with Pearl's best-in-class reach when it comes to contractors, businesses and homes pursuing greater energy efficiency creates an incredible synergy. Working together we can inspire profound change in how utilities reward and advance energy efficiency."
Pearl and EGIA will also help spread energy efficiency nationwide through their combined pursuit of work with utilities and other rebate programs. EGIA's myriad program management services include: program design, program development, rebate processing, customer service and call center management, database management, program performance reporting, targeted marketing, fraud detection/prevention, and system security. When combined with Pearl's renowned certification programs, as well as its trusted work with homeowners, contractors, builders, real estate professionals and the public sector at large, the two groups are ideally positioned to create utility programs that have lasting change in terms of the proliferation of green and efficient technologies, and benefiting all of the above groups, as well as utilities and their customers.
The EGIA and Pearl Certification partnership officially launched at the beginning of 2023 and will ramp up over the next several months as research is undertaken, content is created and rebate programs are planned and proposed. To learn more about these organizations and their shared missions, or for contractors who would like to sign up and start using both groups' services to grow their businesses, visit egia.org or pearlcertification.com to learn more.
About Pearl Certification: Pearl Certification is a national firm that qualifies an elite network of professionals and certifies high-performing homes: homes with heating and cooling, solar, smart home devices, resilient features and much more. Pearl's certification reports drive demand for these features by making them visible at time of sale. They enable home sellers to capture the value of their investments and buyers to find the homes they want. pearlcertification.com/
About the Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA): EGIA is a nonprofit organization that empowers home services contractors to get the most out of their businesses through industry-leading training, financing and marketplace solutions. Its Contractor University offers access to the industry's most recognized educators, who deliver innovative keys to success through online training systems, in-person workshops, conferences and webinars. EGIA is also a recognized leader in delivering sponsored demand management and resource efficiency services on behalf of electric, gas and water utilities and municipalities. These services include financing; rebate program administration and rebate processing; contractor network management, training and certification; and sales channel development and support. OPTIMUS Financing, which has facilitated financing for 450,000+ residential and business projects valued at over $8 billion, provides contractors with a best-in-class suite of financing options. Contractor Marketplace brings together some of the most in-demand vendors and products in the industry at exclusive pricing. www.egia.org
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Original Source: EGIA and Pearl Certification Partner for Expert Contractor Education
Former Credit Suisse and Bladex Execs Announce ArtCap Strategies’ First Private Credit Fund for Latin America and Caribbean, With Target AUM of Up to...
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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, January 23, 2023 (Newswire.com) - ArtCap Strategies, a Cayman-based investment group specialized in direct lending throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, announced today the establishment of its inaugural fund (the "Fund"), a closed-ended vehicle, with a target of up to USD600 million in assets under management.
The Fund's strategy is to identify opportunistic situations and themes where its direct lending platform combined with structuring expertise results in attractive solutions for both borrowers and investors.
ArtCap is managed by Antonio Navarro (former Head of Financial Institutions Coverage for Central America, Caribbean, and Colombia at Credit Suisse), Hieu Pham (former Head of Private Credit Structuring for Latin America (ex-Brazil) at Credit Suisse), and Alejandro Jaramillo (former Chief Commercial Officer at Bladex). The management team brings a deep knowledge of the region and strong relationships across a broad base of clients spanning more than 15 countries as well as a strong network of investors and financial partners, which comes from over 50 years of combined experience in Corporate & Investment Banking, Global Markets, Structured Finance, Credit Risk Management and Law.
Antonio Navarro, Managing Partner of ArtCap, commented: "With a focus on Latin America, ArtCap is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the current global economic shift to near shoring as it continues to manifest into financing opportunities throughout the region. The combination of high interest rates, demand for capital, as well as a reduced number of lenders with the capacity to structure complex transactions in Latin America and the Caribbean, is creating the perfect environment for ArtCap to offer a high value-added proposition for both investors and borrowers."
Alejandro Jaramillo, Managing Partner of ArtCap said: "We are very excited about the launch of the fund, and we see a large opportunity across business cycles for private credit, both for investors who desire yield under lower-risk structures, and a need from companies and financial institutions seeking credit solutions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. This is an important, enduring, and growing area, in which ArtCap is uniquely positioned to add value."
Hieu Pham, Managing Partner of ArtCap added: "This fund allows us to offer innovative, timely and customized financial solutions to our clients by combining our deep knowledge and experience with investor capital delivered through a direct lending platform. We expect our strategic approach will create win-win situations for investors and clients throughout the region."
This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements". All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are "forward-looking statements." The forward-looking statements are based on ArtCap's beliefs, assumptions and expectations of future performance, taking into account all information currently available to ArtCap,, and can change as a result of many possible events or factors, not all of which are known to ArtCap or are within its control. ArtCap Strategies and the Fund are not registered with, or regulated by, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority or any other governmental agency in the Cayman Islands.Contact Information:
Original Source: Former Credit Suisse and Bladex Execs Announce ArtCap Strategies' First Private Credit Fund for Latin America and Caribbean, With Target AUM of Up to USD600 Million