SobelCo Selects Douglas Elliman Development Marketing as Exclusive Sales and Marketing firm for Gal-leria Lofts, a Collection of Modern Luxury Residences Offering Urban, Mindful Living in East Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Dec. 19, 2017 Jeffrey Sobel, president of longtime Boca Raton based development company SobelCo, is pleased to announce that the company has tapped Douglas Elliman Development Marketing to spearhead strategic sales and marketing for Galleria Lofts, a collection of 48 contemporary, luxury townhomes offering sophisticated urban living in East Fort Lauderdale. Seasoned real estate professionals Gigi Giusti and Joanna Berg will serve as on-site developer sales executives for the property.

Twenty-two residences are sold. Immediate residences are available, with the rest delivering in February 2018.

Located at 1005 N. Federal Highway, the tranquil Galleria Lofts are located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, just ½ mile away from the modernized Galleria Mall, ¾ mile from the beach, and within walking distance from the Gateway Theater, allowing residents to immerse themselves in the urban lifestyle. Incredible shopping, casual to elegant dining, nightlife and day-to-day conveniences are right at Galleria Lofts’ doorstep.

Blending modern, innovative, urban design and lushly landscaped exteriors, the Galleria Lofts feature the latest innovations in energy efficiency. The development’s East Building features five unique models; the West Building offers six distinctive models.

Offering two-bedroom, two and one half-bath; and three-bedroom, two and one half-bath models, the Galleria Lofts feature two-story homes, measuring from 1,734 to 2,438 square feet. All homes include a private garage.

Prices for the Galleria Lofts start at $499,000.

Residence features include:

  • Gated, private community entry; secure lobby area with central elevator; telephone entry system into the building
  • Pet friendly
  • Elegant covered entries
  • Open, spacious floor plans with high ceilings
  • Impact resistant windows & glass doors
  • 18”x18” porcelain tile in all main living areas
  • Well-appointed kitchens with deluxe stainless-steel appliances; contemporary flat panel cabinets; contemporary solid surface countertops
  • Recessed hi-hat lighting throughout home (per plan)
  • Master bath: luxurious resort-style private wet room featuring ergonomic and comfortable free-standing soaking tub, porcelain tile floors and floating vanity with undermount lavatory

Amenities include:

  • Open pool and leisure area
  • Dog park/private park for community residents
  • Designer landscaping

“We are very happy to have Douglas Elliman Development Marketing on our team to showcase the Galleria Lofts, which are a wonderful investment opportunity,” said Sobel. “Situated in the heart of vibrant East Fort Lauderdale and offering multiple floor plans from which to choose, these residences offer buyers the best of sought-after urban living, fitting perfectly with their on-the-go lifestyle.”

The Galleria Lofts are located at 1005 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. The sales center is located at 1025 NE 18th Ave., #102, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. For more information, call 954-779- 6972. Floor plans and more can be viewed at

About SobelCo
Since 1958, providing superior service has been the cornerstone of SobelCo and its affiliated companies, American Construction and American Realty Corporation. A family-owned and operated business, SobelCo specializes in development, construction, leasing, management and ownership of commercial, retail and residential real estate. The SobelCo commitment to excellence shows in every development, significantly boosting the value of the surrounding community. SobelCo’s objective is to preserve and enhance the value of real property by achieving the maximum return on investment through attention to efficient management, design, value engineering and homeowner/tenant relations. Just like its products, the company was built upon the principals of quality workmanship and top-notch service, all while upholding the highest possible standards of ethics and integrity. For more information, visit

About Douglas Elliman Development Marketing (DEDM)
Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, a division of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, offers unmatched expertise in sales, leasing, and marketing for new developments throughout New York City, Long Island, Westchester, the Hamptons, South Florida and California as well as throughout the United States and internationally. The firm ranks amongst New York City’s most prominent sales and marketing firms. Drawing upon decades of experience and market-specific knowledge, Douglas Elliman Development Marketing offers a multidisciplinary approach that includes comprehensive in-house research, design and product development, marketing, and sales. Through a strategic global alliance with Knight Frank Residential, the world’s largest privately-owned property consultancy, the company markets properties to audiences in 60 countries.

P&O Global Technologies, Inc. Offers Cutting-Edge HEVC Security Camera Systems that Integrate with Echo or Google Home, Allowing Easy Viewing of Entryways

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — (Dec. 19, 2017) — P&O Global Technologies, Inc., an international leader in surveillance camera systems and other sophisticated technology, is unveiling its cutting-edge high efficiency video coding (HEVC) security camera systems, that integrate home or business cameras with Echo, Google Home and more. The systems allow viewing of who is in the entryway simply by asking “OK, Google, show me the entryway.”

“HEVC is a technology that will become mainstream in the coming year,” said Maurizio Pejoves, Director, P&O Global Technologies. “It promises a 50 percent storage reduction, better visual quality, an improved de-blocking filter, and sample adaptive offset. At P&O, we are committed to not only educating our clients about our latest emerging technologies but providing an affordable product to help protect their homes and businesses.”

According to a recent study by Intel Corporation, 71% of consumers are expecting to see at least one smart-home device in every home by 2025. Smart technology incorporates capabilities that can improve lives with practical and time-saving features.

The installation of the security camera system should be done by a professional to ensure it is completed properly. P&O’s installations have a 1-year warranty and customers are trained regarding the proper use of the equipment and retrieval of recorded data. P&O provides customer service all year round.

The outdoor cameras, which are aesthetically pleasing and blend with the environment, can endure inclement weather, especially important in Florida.

For integration with Echo or Google Home, the security system camera installed must be compatible and a Smart TV is needed. All components should be on the same network.

Installation can take from a few hours to several days, depending on how many cameras will be installed and the system to be configured. Prices start at $125.

P&O is now servicing clients in the South Florida area, including Miami, Miami Beach, North Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Doral, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Coconut Creek.

About P&O Global Technologies, Inc.
P&O Global Technologies, Inc. (a member of the Pacific & Orient Group) is an international leader in surveillance camera systems and sophisticated technologies. With locations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; London, England; Tokyo, Japan; and Bangkok, Thailand, its U.S. headquarters are located in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area. The company also provides IT services, network and server administration, and intelligent security systems. P&O Global Technologies’ U.S. headquarters is located at 224 Commercial Blvd., Suite 206, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL 33308. For more information, visit, call 954-616-0600 or email

iFLY Fort Lauderdale Raised $500 on Dec. 3 at the ‘All Abilities’ Event for Best Buddies Broward in Recognition of ‘National Disability Day’

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Dec. 19, 2017 – In recognition of ‘National Disability Day’ on December 3, 2017, iFLY Fort Lauderdale Indoor Skydiving hosted a special ‘All Abilities Night’ and raised $500 to benefit Best Buddies Broward.

The check presentation ceremony took place on December 18, 2017 at iFLY Fort Lauderdale with Michael Hadler, Best Buddies Ambassador, Best Buddies Alumnus Emily Dolce, Deputy Director of Programs Tessie Gonzales, Program Managers Monica Moya and Betty Busot, iFLY General Manager Jim Braun and iFLY Sales Manager Joe Souza.

“‘National Disability Day’ was the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on empowering differently-abled people to fly in an inclusive and supportive environment for flyers of all ages and skill levels,” said Jim Braun, general manager of iFLY Fort Lauderdale. “Best Buddies Broward was a terrific organization to be our partner for the event since it provides one-on-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development programs for individuals throughout Broward County.”

Once a month, iFLY Fort Lauderdale hosts an ‘All Abilities’ Night that provides and encourages those with varying physical and cognitive abilities to realize the dream of flight.  All flyers are assisted by specially trained Flight Instructors with extra attention and accommodations based on participant needs. To see All Abilities flights in action, a video is available here.

The next ‘All Abilities’ event is scheduled for Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit or call 954-280-4359 to make a reservation.


About iFLY Fort Lauderdale

iFLY Ft. Lauderdale is the 27th and newest of the iFLY operations in the USA. Featuring a 14-foot diameter wind tunnel powered by four quiet and clean running electric motors, people of all ages can fly with us with few limitations. All instructors at iFLY Ft. Lauderdale are professionally certified as the best-trained and safest instructors in the sport of indoor skydiving. iFLY Ft. Lauderdale is located at 11690 West State Road 84, Davie, FL 33325 on the south side of I-595, just west of Hiatus Road in Davie, FL. For information, visit

About Best Buddies Broward

Best Buddies Broward offers one-on-one friendship, integrated employment and leadership development programs that positively impact individuals throughout Broward County. Visit, email or call 954.449.6522.