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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 GalleriaLoftsFL.com.

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 www.sobelco.com.

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. http://www.elliman.com/new-developments

Behind the Headlines: Duree & Company’s Year in Review


At Durée & Company, we’ve been fortunate to work with incredible and talented clients. Looking back on 2017, we feel proud of what the D&CO Dynamos have accomplished in only 365 days. Here’s a look back at some of our standout moments of 2017 –

 Making Magic Happen

Working with clients who are positively impacting our community is one of the most rewarding parts of our job.

  • Rising Tide Car Wash, a groundbreaking social enterprise with a primary mission to employ adults with autism, shined on national TV on “The Hero Effect” docu-series, an uplifting series television on The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Following the success of the Parkland location, Rising Tide opened its second location in Margate, Florida and our team secured features in outlets like The Huffington Post, CBS, FOX, and NBC, among others.
  • Throughout the year, iFLY Indoor Skydiving’s monthly “All Abilities” events encouraged all individuals, despite physical and cognitive barriers, to push past limitations and take flight and we were able to secure numerous editorial placements.
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) hosted its Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K and raised over $300,000 towards drunk driving awareness with a grand total of $1.25 million raised over seven years.
  • FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) hosted the Seventh Annual “Chefs Up Front” fundraising dinners at The Biltmore in Coral Gables and the W Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale. The events raised more than $100,000 in support of FLIPANY’s efforts to continue to teach youth and families healthy eating habits through Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Program.
  • Gulfstream Park, a multi-faceted dining, shopping and entertainment destination located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, held its Taste of Equality event raising almost $9,000 for Equality Florida and brought awareness to the LGBTQ community.
  • P&O Global Technologies, Inc., an international leader in surveillance camera systems and technology, received unanimous site plan approval for 7918 West Drive, a uniquely designed, technologically advanced waterfront condominium development planned in Miami’s North Bay Village.
  • Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter hosted another successful Moving Day® Walk, an annual event that raises funds and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease. More than 500 people attended the event which raised more than $100,000. Proceeds will support programs to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s Disease, their caregivers and all others affected by this disease.

The Celebrity Effect

Attaching a celebrity to a brand can have a tremendous effect on business when you have the right angle. These experiences indeed put our clients on the map with features not only in the local media, but also in many outlets nationwide.

  • Home run for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Kendall Club! The Miami Marlins held their All-Star Legacy week festivities at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Kendall Club, where Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) and Giancarlo Stanton made a special appearance at an event commemorating MLB’s 88th Annual All-Star Game in Miami.
  • Only the best milk bottle service at The Hideaway. The acclaimed DJ Khaled, his fiancé Nicole Tuck and their son Asahd Tuck Khaled made a special appearance at the grand opening of The Hideaway, a speakeasy bar located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. After the event, our team secured national and international press for The Hideaway.
  • Chef Michael Schwartz and Wellness in the Schools (WITS) partnered with Broward County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services to bring Harry’s Kale Pizza to the cafeteria as a part of an initiative to introduce healthy food recipes created by celebrity chefs onto the menu. The event was featured on the cover of the Sun Sentinel and on TV.
  • In celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach 2017, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) showcased “How to Unlock a Portal”, the U.S. debut of Swedish photographer Jacob Felländer. Felländer is internationally recognized for his collections of large-scale manipulated photographs of cityscapes and landscapes and received critical acclaim in the art community.
  • Michael Elkins, labor and employment law attorney, and shareholder at Bryant Miller Olive, was the featured legal expert in the New York Daily News’ piece on Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance against the NFL.
  • Kijafa Vick and Stacey Chambers of VH1’s Baller Wives sat down at Brio Tuscan Grille at Gulfstream Park for the very emotional end of their season-long feud.
  • The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District is a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations located along the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale with the express mission of promoting cultural tourism in South Florida. This year, The CW’s Inside South Florida featured all the packages that allow visitors and locals alike to make the most of the district.

From the Ground Up

Nothing is more gratifying than seeing our clients’ visions come to life.

  • Sabbia Beach, the first ultra-luxury oceanfront residential development in Pompano Beach in almost a decade, hosted a successful topping-off celebration and will be ready for residents to move in by Spring 2018.
  • The Atlantic Hotel & Spa held the grand opening for its new flagship restaurant, Coastal, this November. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, the Chamber of Commerce, and numerous VIPs attended the ribbon-cutting cocktail event. Our team coordinated press and managed the guest list for the restaurant’s grand opening.
  • We had a blast planning the grand opening cocktail party for The Ivory, a luxury boutique waterfront project. The event exhibited the property’s unique and stunning views of Bay Harbor Island and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • BRAVO Coastal Bar & Kitchen, an exciting new concept in coastal casual dining, was unveiled at Westfield Siesta Key in Sarasota. This location is the first and only Coastal Bar & Kitchen in Florida and there are just five of these dining concepts in nationwide.

Big Wins

When our clients win, we win.

  • The D&Co Dynamos brainstormed and secured an exceptional editorial piece with Lifestyle Media Group. Sabbia Beach was the site of a fashion photo shoot for Lifestyle Magazine’s June 2017 issue. Sabbia Beach is the only real estate project in Broward County to have a feature like this.
  • The Jills were named “Best Billionaire Realty Brokers” by Modern Luxury Miami Magazine in its Best of The City feature. In 2017, our team secured national editorial coverage for The Jills in outlets such as LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Robb Report. The Jills’ properties were also featured on CBS, E! News, Univision, and CNBC, among others.
  • This year, Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill was named “Best Sports Bar” in Sun Sentinel’s 2017 “Best of South Florida.”
  • Special Needs Group was named the silver winner of the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Hospitality, in the Hospitality – Special Needs category.
  • BRAVO Cucina Italiana at the Mercato in Naples was recently named one of “The Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America” for 2017 by OpenTable
  • Gary Feldman, a real estate agent based in Aspen, CO and founder of the Gary Feldman Group, celebrated 2017 with the highest sale – at $30 million – in the Aspen Area. Feldman also held the top sale title in 2016 with a $24 million sale.
  • Rachel Sapoznik, founder, CEO & president of Sapoznik Insurance, celebrated the company’s 30th Anniversary and was named the 2017 Silver Stevie® Award winner for Women in Business, in the category Female Entrepreneur of the Year — Business Services.
  • Jacob Steiger of Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery was named a Castle Connolly 2017 Top Doctor awarded to doctors who are among the best in their specialties and communities by The Boca Raton Observer. This year, Dr. Steiger was also featured in Yahoo Beauty and The Palm Beach Post, among others.
  • Real Estate developer, SobelCo, tapped Douglas Elliman Development Marketing to lead sales for its 321 at Water’s Edge and Galleria Lofts SobelCo was also named one of the top condominium developers in South Florida by The South Florida Business Journal.
  • The D&Co dynamos celebrated the holidays with Jalea, the smart five-year-old girl we adopted via Neighbors 4 Neighbors and The Pantry of Broward. We were honored to play Santa for her at our holiday party and excited to support #AdoptAFamily for the second year in a row!

These are only a few of the many extraordinary client successes that occurred in 2017. Every year we strive to exceed our previous year’s results, so here’s to the next 365 days!

 About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estatepublic relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public RelationsSocial MediaMarketingAdvertisingSpecial Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

SobelCo Taps Douglas Elliman Development Marketing as Exclusive Sales & Marketing Firm for 321 at Water’s Edge, a Unique Collection of Luxury Waterfront Estate Residences in Fort Lauderdale


Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Dec. 7, 2017 Jeffrey Sobel, president of 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 its project 321 at Water’s Edge, a sophisticated collection of waterfront condominium estates in Fort Lauderdale. Laura San Jose and Sasha Ezquerra will serve as developer sales executives for the property, an 11-story shimmering tower which offers only 23 exquisitely finished residences, featuring from 2,600 to over 3,800 square feet of living space.

“We are very happy to work with Douglas Elliman Development Marketing on this extraordinary project, a boutique building which provides the highest level of luxury, comfort, and service and unparalleled 5-star amenities,” said Sobel. “321 at Water’s Edge offers distinctive single family homes in the sky, boasting exceptional, unique floor plans.”

Prices at 321 at Water’s Edge start at $1.95 million. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Jan. 17, 2018 and construction is expected to be completed by early 2019. The down payment for new buyers is 20 percent, and 10 percent 120 days after. Ownership includes an exclusive 5-year membership for the private dining club at the exquisite Secret Garden fine dining restaurant, located at the nearby Pillars Hotel, ideally situated directly on the Intracoastal Waterway near Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Featuring expansive balconies and stunning views of the Ft. Lauderdale skyline, ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, 321 at Water’s Edge is only 770 feet from Fort Lauderdale Beach, and offers two-and-three bedroom flow-through estate residences with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Residence features include:

  • Fully finished, appointed with designer touches and elegant details
  • Oversized floor plans with open living room layouts and spacious bedrooms
  • Designer kitchens with chef-inspired features such as custom cabinetry, Hansgrohe fixtures, quartz countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances
  • En suite or his and her bathrooms including floating vanities, soaking tub, floor-to-ceiling windows, quartz countertops, floor-to-ceiling porcelain tile in shower areas, and large glass enclosed shower with flush mount remote-controlled rain showerhead, displaying the seven healing colors of chromo therapy
  • Large his and her walk-in closets
  • Large laundry rooms with full-size front load Electrolux washer/dryer
  • Pre-wired to utilize the most sophisticated state-of-the-art technology

Unparalleled 5-star amenities at 321 at Water’s Edge include:

  • Four private elevators
  • Over 7,000 square feet of chic lobby spaces, fashioned by award-winning design firm Interiors by Steven G., a Miami high-end interior design firm specializing in luxury home design
  • Welcoming reception area with lobby seating and lounge
  • Private wine club and lounge with a personal wine locker for each residence
  • Catering kitchen
  • Community sky view terrace with lounge areas and a summer kitchen
  • Indoor and outdoor poolside lounge, with a cocktail bar and dining areas
  • Pool/Jacuzzi, overlooking the Intracoastal waterway
  • Private poolside cabanas with Intracoastal views
  • BBQ and picnic area for al fresco entertaining
  • 2,400-square-foot oceanview fitness center boasting awe-inspiring views
  • His and her saunas
  • 24-hour valet attendant and two assigned parking spaces per residence
  • Electric charging stations available for electric vehicles
  • Private marina with yacht-sized boat slips
  • Onsite dog park exclusively for residents

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 www.sobelco.com.

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. http://www.elliman.com/new-developments