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Blue Anchor for sale
A Delray anchor restaurant, the Blue Anchor is for sale.
The local, authentic English pub has been listed by Prakas & Co. for $8,000 per month for rent. The listing states there is eight years left on the lease with one 10 year option. The sale price is listed for $695,000.
The restaurant is 2,700-square-feet and has a corner patio. The pub was transported from its England location that was erected in 1864 to Delray in the 90s. The whole outside of the pub including its dark oak doors, paneling and stained glass windows were dismantled in sections and shipped to Delray.
Realtors Association honors members
RAPB President Judy Ramella honors Matt Halperin of the Keyes Company as Realtor® of the Year
Matt Halperin of the Keyes Company was recently recognized as the 20`6 Realtor® of the Year by the Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB.)
The group acknowledges Realtor® and Affiliate members in Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties for volunteerism and excellence in leadership, community and education.
About 200 people attended the annual awards brunch that honored 16 award winners.
To see a list of all winners, visit www.rapb.com/news
CRE Florida Partners hires new commercial real estate specialist
CRE Florida Partners has added Jaime Godoy to its teams of commercial real estate specialists.
Prior to joining CRE, Jaime served as an independent agent specializing in commercial multifamily investments in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. He became a top-3 producer in 2015. He attained this achievement by working with local and foreign investors in obtaining residential properties and commercial properties from Auctions, Wholesaler, Off Market, FSBO, MLS, foreclosures and short-sales.
In 2013, after working in residential leasing in Hollywood, he became the top producer in leasing for ten consecutive months. He also specialized in leases in the industrial, office, multifamily and retail sectors. He later became a part of the management team in order to assist restaurant owners with their expansion plans.
He was also responsible for assessing the condition of properties and recommending repairs and assisting current tenants with their needs. As a valuations manager, he was in charge of providing BPO (brokers price opinion) for REO inventory, which consisted of 175 properties. Additionally, he was tasked with managing office personal, training new field agents, responsible in assessing the condition of the property, order bid repairs and follow up through completion.
“Jaime will be critical to expanding our firm’s Commercial Investment team throughout the tri-county areas in South Florida,” said President of Rauch, Robertson & Co. and CRE Florida Partners Michael Rauch. “We are excited to have him as a member of our real estate family.”
CRE Rauch, Robertson & Co. is also seeking leasing and investment sales professionals for its growing commercial real estate expansion in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Multiple positions are available within these and other Florida markets. Commission and benefits are commensurate with experience. A Florida Real Estate License and Commercial Real Estate experience are required. Only qualified candidates should apply by forwarding resumes to mail@crefloridapartners.com.
Delray Beach Initiative raises Almost $28,000 for Family Promise SPBC
The Delray Beach Initiative (DBI) recently received an award from Family Promise SPBC for their continued dedication and support of that organization.  The DBI raised almost $28,000 for Family Promise in the last 18 months.
DBI is a volunteer-based community organization geared to enhancing the lives of local children. The group creates events that encourage community engagement and raise awareness about the needs of local children.
“We want to thank Family Promise for this recognition for our team because it means a lot,” said Allison Turner, Chair of the Delray Beach Initiative. “We love the vision and the mission of Family Promise in helping homeless families.”
Family Promise of South Palm Beach County believes that every child deserves a home. The organization empowers families in making their transition from homelessness to sustainable independence. They are an organization that depends on approximately 1,200 active volunteers representing 20 interfaith congregations to accomplish their objectives of providing temporary shelter, food, life skills education and other individual assessments so that they receive the appropriate services.
Dedication photo from left to right: Randy Nobles, Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County’s CEO, Mariella Gonzalez, Marketing Director for Florida Peninsula InsurancePaul Adkins, Chairman of Florida Peninsula Insurance, Jesse Jean-Baptiste, Shanaya Jean-Baptiste, Luckner Jean-Baptiste. Submitted photo.
Habitat for Humanity partners with Boca company to give family new home
A Delray family has a new home thanks to Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County and Boca Raton’s Florida Peninsula Insurance.
Jessie Jean-Baptiste is a single mom to Shanaya and takes care of her father, Luckner, who is dealing with deteriorating health. Her mother recently died, which has been difficult for the family. She works as a supervisor with a cleaning company and often has to work the day shift night shift to make ends meet for her family.
Now, the family has a new home.
“Our firm and dedicated employees have a long history of supporting Habitat projects and this one was especially satisfying.  The Jean-Baptiste family worked hard to earn this home and Florida Peninsula Insurance was proud to play a pivotal role in it,” said Paul Adkins, Chairman of Florida Peninsula Insurance.