Port hires temporary chief of staff
PORT MANATEE -- The port has hired David B. Sanford II, 68, of Bradenton, as its interim chief of staff and director of special projects, officials said.
"I'm stepping in temporarily," he said, noting that the port is in the midst of a nationwide search for a new senior director of finance and special projects.
Sanford has most recently been a consultant for Manchester Maritime Associates, LLC; from 2005-12, he was director of navigation policy and legislation for the American Association of Port Authorities, in Alexandria, Va., according to his resume.
The position is open after Robert J. Armstrong, former chief financial officer and deputy executive director, was fired in June. Armstrong was fired after questions arose about his ethical conduct and resolution of criminal charges lodged against his son, Robert Benton Armstrong. The elder Armstrong was charged last month with a second-degree felony accessory after the fact to his son's alleged thefts.
New models under construction at Rosedale
BRADENTON -- Rosedale Construction has broken ground on a new model home in Rosedale Links, a recently opened phase located within Rosedale Golf & Country Club.
Known as The Pristine VI, this elegant model will include 2,395 square feet of air-conditioned living space with two bedrooms, a great room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, den, covered lanai, laundry room, and two-car garage with golf cart parking.
Construction crews have also begun work on two new spec homes in The Links -- another Pristine VI and a slightly smaller design called the Rosa. The Rosa makes efficient use of its 1,993 square feet with a flowing space plan that includes a kitchen and breakfast nook overlooking a spacious great room and nearby dining room.
Company officials expect all three homes to be complete this fall. Rosedale Links opened in 2013 and includes 445 single-family homesites on 237 acres.
New leases of commercialreal estate reported
Integrity Funding Group, LLC has leased 5,309-square-feet of office space located at 6003 Honore Avenue, Suite 101 in Sarasota from PC Boardwalk, LLC.
Linda Emery and Bruce Dilges with the Sperry Van Ness Commercial Advisory Group handled the transaction.
The Incompass Group, LLC has leased 2,239-square-feet of office space located at 3277 Fruitville Road, Building B, in Sarasota, from 3277 Fruitville Holdings, LLC.
Mike Migone, CCIM with the Sperry Van Ness Commercial Advisory Group handled the transaction.
Information Visualization and Innovative Research, Inc. has leased 3,000-square-feet of office and warehouse space located at 1626 Barber Road in Sarasota.
Jeff Button with Richardson, Kleiber & Walter represented the Landlord while Brad Lindberg with Sperry Van Ness Commercial Advisory Group represented the tenant.
-- Herald staff reports