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Lang Realty names new business development director

Lang Realty recently named Elizabeth Lewis, Business Development Director, to further build and develop the strongest and most successful agents in the market.

“Lang Realty is the No. 1  listings brokerage in the area, and I will be working with the agents to integrate their marketing and technology to help them aggregate their own leads from that inventory while continually building it,” Lewis said.

Lewis specializes in digital marketing including social media, demographically targeted advertising and geo-located mobile ads to help drive traffic to agent lead capture systems.

“I empower agents to use the tools they have to help them build a stronger, more profitable business,” she said.“I hope to inspire both current industry leaders, as well as the next generation, to break through barriers and be the disruptors that take our industry to a whole new level.”

For more information, contact Elizabeth Lewis at 561-512-4682 or E.Lewis@LangRealty.com.

Mizner Country Club hires new kitchen staff

Mizner Country Club in Delray Beach has some new cooks in the kitchen.

Chef Sean McDonald has been hired as executive chef and chef Orlin McLendon as chef de cuisine.

McDonald brings more than 15 years of experience in premier restaurants and hotels.

Born and raised in London, he began his culinary journey on the cooking line at the Hampshire Hotel’s Celebrities restaurant.He earned his culinary degree from Waltham Forest College in London, England and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including Michelin and Mobile stars.

He has served as the executive chef of Hilton Hotels and the Ritz Carlton. He enhanced his skills while working for Chef Fabio Trabocchi at the Ritz-Carlton in Virginia at the Restaurant “Maestro” which achieved the Five Star Five Diamond status. Most recently, he spent the last year in Tulsa, OK working at The Summit Club, which is a premier dining club.

McLendon is a graduate of the Florida Culinary Institute. McLendon started his culinary career at the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach, a Five Star Five Diamond property as Assistant Garde Manager Chef, soon rising to the position of Restaurant Chef of Ritz-Carlton’s Four-Star Restaurant.  Chef Orlin spent nearly 10 years developing his craft with the Ritz at some of their other premier properties including Naples and the opening of the beautiful Jupiter Hotel.

In late 2004, McLendon joined Café L’Europe Restaurant Palm Beach as their Executive Chef earning a “Fine Dining Hall of Fame” recipient and a 2005 inductee to the prestigious “Ivy Award” society.

In 2007, McLendon created a company called “In Home Dining” where people could enjoy phenomenal food and wine in the comforts of their own home with friends and family. While building his clientele, he was honored to serve many high-profile celebrities and government officials, as well as golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, Jackie Jackson of The Jackson Five and Boy George of Culture Club.

For another five years, he worked exclusively for Céline Dion and her family as their private executive chef traveling the world creating intimate parties for her family and many friends. His passion for community and family brought him back to West Palm in 2016, where he enjoys time with his daughter and serving his community through his church and youth activities.

Cushman & Wakefield brings 850 Boca to market

Cushman & Wakefield has been named the exclusive advisor for 850 Boca, a 370-unit community.

The South Florida Multifamily team of Robert Given, Zachary Sackley, Troy Ballard and Neal Victor were selected to market the property by the partnership of CC Residential and The Praedium Group. The property will go to market unpriced.

850 Boca was completed earlier this year and features a mix of five-story elevator mid-rise buildings and two-story garage townhome units. The community offers 23 distinct floor plans ranging from one-bedroom residences to spacious three-bedroom townhomes with direct-access garages.

850 Boca comprises 336 homes that average 1,093-square-feet with average market rents of $2,171 ($1.99 per square foot) and 34 three-bedroom townhomes with two-car garages that average 1,736-square-feet with average market rents of $3,857 ($2.22 per square foot). 850 Boca is currently 69 percent leased and 62 percent occupied and is expected to stabilize by January 2018.

850 Boca finishes include quartz countertops, soft-closing 42-inch cabinets, stainless steel appliances, under-mount lighting, backsplashes, wood plank flooring, keyless entry and nine-foot ceilings. Community amenities include an 11,000-square-foot, two-story clubhouse; 24-hour fitness center; beach-entry pool; outdoor cabanas; a lounge; grill stations; and a pet spa and dog park.

It is located within The Park at Broken Sound.

“It is extremely rare for a large core multifamily asset to become available in Boca Raton,” said Given. “There hasn’t been a property like 850 Boca on the market in this city for 10 years and it may be another decade before we see a comparable listing.”

Added Sackley, “850 Boca’s ideal infill location within Boca Raton’s Park at Broken Sound will ensure strong future performance. The property boasts iconic, contemporary architecture, excellent accessibility and strong schools. This, coupled with expansive apartment homes and gorgeous interior design, makes 850 Boca a landmark investment opportunity.”