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August 25, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Lee County Housing Authority receives high scores by HUD

Marcus D. Goodson, executive director of the Lee County Housing Authority, recently announces that the agency has received a high performance status in the Public Housing Assessment System report for 2017.

HUD's Real Estate Assessment Center effectively and fairly measures the performance of a public housing agency using the PHAS. As the centralized system of REAC, the Integrated Assessment Subsystem electronically collects individual subsystem scores, produces a composite PHAS score and communicates the results that represent a PHAS' management performance.

The PHAS scored LCHA 91 points out of a possible 100. PHAS indicators used for the scoring included physical, financial, management and resident reviews as well as financial sub-indicators including current ratio, months expendable funds balance, tenant receivable outstanding, occupancy loss, net income and expense management.

The LCHA oversees142 low-income rental units at three sites in North Fort Myers and administers 271 vouchers in Lee County.

The mission of the LCHA is to assist low-income families with safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve their lives. The LCHA is committed to operating in an efficient, ethical and professional manner, and will create and maintain partnerships with its clients and appropriate community agencies in order to accomplish this mission.

Programs offered through LCHA include public housing, Section 8 Housing Vouchers, Family Self-Sufficiency and Resident Opportunity Self Sufficiency.

For more information, call 239-997-6688.

TurnKey Vacation Rentals opens Fort Myers office

TurnKey Vacation Rentals, the third-largest vacation rental management company in the United States, has opened 11 new offices over the past several months to provide professional management services in the fast-growing vacation rental industry.

TurnKey's expansion includes these new markets: Florida Keys, Fort Myers and Naples, Fla.; Asheville, N.C.; Hilton Head, S.C.; Winter Park, Colo.; Central Oregon Coast; Maui and Oahu, Hawaii; and Central Coast and Monterey Bay, Calif.

The following hospitality and property management experts have joined the TurnKey team: Julie Pond, General Manager, Florida Keys; Andrea Locke, General Manager, Fort Myers and Naples; Nate Thompson, Asheville; Cindee Schirmer, General Manager, Hilton Head; Alicia Lesmann, General Manager, Winter Park; Brian Butler, General Manager, Central Oregon Coast; Michael Van Liew, General Manager, Maui and Oahu; Kathy Kelly, General Manager, Central Coast of California; and Wes Walker, General Manager, Monterey Bay.

TurnKey currently manages more than 2,300 vacation rental homes in 43 markets. Established in 2013 by vacation rental, travel and online company veterans, TurnKey employs more than 350 people.

Smith, Erb joins GATES Construction

GATES Construction has announced the addition of Lloyd Smith as senior project manager. He is responsible for the overall project coordination from the pre-construction and permitting stage through to owner occupancy. He has 25 years of construction experience, including 4 years in the Sarasota area. With a wide variety of project types, Smith has particular expertise in retail, commercial, religious, office, and multi-family construction. He completed the project management program at Community College of Baltimore County.

Smith will be based out of GATES Construction's Sarasota office.

GATES Construction also announce the addition of David Erb as senior superintendent. He will be responsible for daily onsite supervision of GATES' projects, including quality control, safety, security, project close out, and transition planning. HJe has over 20 years of construction experience with a wide variety of project types and particular expertise in religious, commercial, office, and multi-family construction.

Erb is currently based out of GATES Construction's Headquarters in Bonita Springs, but later will be working out of both the Bonita Springs and Sarasota offices.

GATES Construction, with offices in Florida, North Carolina and the Republic of Panama, is a full-service general contracting firm providing construction management and design-build services with a diversified project portfolio in all types of commercial, institutional, industrial and residential construction projects. For more information on GATES, call 239-593-3777 or visit the website at



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