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Business Observer Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 2 years ago

Developer plots project with $3.5M purchase

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The 104 acres in Cape Coral is one of the last remaining un-platted large tracts in the Cape.

CAPE CORAL — A Pennsylvania developer acquired 104 acres in Cape Coral, one of the last remaining un-platted large tracts in the Cape, for $3.5 million.

Fischler Property Company represented the seller, RA Lakes LLC, according to a statement. Henry Albrecht of Gulf Gateway Realty Inc. represented the buyer, Allentown, Pa.-based Forge Development Group. The land Forge bought, Embers Lake Estates, features more than 40 acres of lakes and is entitled for a mix of both single- and multi-family residential use, the release adds.

The property is just north of Pine Island Road in Cape Coral, at the northwest corner of Nelson Road and Embers Parkway in what's considered one of the nation's hottest apartment markets with occupancy rates above 95%, the release states. A 2017 City of Cape Coral backed study recommended a need for approximately 3,700 new apartment units to come online over the next three years to meet market demand.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for Forge and we congratulate them on this acquisition,” Phil Fischler, principal of Fischler Property Co, says in the statement. “This site offers a unique combination of exceptional waterfront amenities, solid entitlements and a convenient location surrounded by established schools, a public library and highly-desirable commercial centers anchored by national retailers and restaurants. At build-out, this property it will offer first-class residential options to Cape Coral's growing residential community.”

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