Mike Kitchens named President of Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors!

by Jala Harris 8. January 2013 13:16

Coldwell Banker M. M. Parrish, Realtors today announced the promotion of Michael Kitchens to President of the company, expanding his current responsibilities of providing support and guidance to the most productive real estate sales team in the region. The promotion will take effect immediately, and he will continue to report to CEO, J. Parrish. Kitchens was hired as Executive Vice President in May of 2012. “Mike Kitchens is one of the most universally respected people in local real estate. He offers extraordinary value to our sales team and our customers. We are fortunate to benefit from his tremendous experience, and we look forward to many years of success under his outstanding leadership”, says J. Parrish. When asked about his new role, Kitchens says, “I am extremely honored and humbled. My greatest reward is the opportunity I have every day to work with the most talented group of real estate professionals in the business. Our recent growth over the past year is an indication of the overwhelming success I anticipate for our company. I am extremely excited about our future… for our sales team, and the customers we serve.”

Michael B. Kitchens, CRB, GRI brings 19 years of real estate brokerage experience to his new role as President. He has overseen close to a billion dollars in sales transactions during his career. His enthusiasm and experience energize the sales team to the highest levels of service for our customers. He is married to Sherry Kitchens, the President and CEO of the Child Advocacy Center. Mike and Sherry have two children, Avery and Tori.

Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors is a full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage company based in Gainesville and serving North Florida since 1911. Susan Parrish, J. Parrish, Beau Beery and Todd Rainsberger are the owners of the company, and are very excited about Kitchens’ new role.


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Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors is now on Pinterest!

by Jala Harris 7. January 2013 09:17

We are very excited to announce that we are now on Pinterest. Pinterest is an online pinboard where you can collect and organize things that inspire you. We will feature new listings, property videos and Realtors, along with other useful items for your home or future home.

Looking to buy a home? Create Pin boards to share with your Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish real estate agent to help you be clear about exactly what you’re looking for in a home. Click here to view our pinterest page.

2012 Coldwell Banker Marketing Year in Review

by Jala Harris 3. January 2013 14:12

Earlier this week we highlighted our company’s big stories of 2012. Watch the video below for the 2012 Coldwell Banker Marketing Year in Review. 2012 was an incredible year. Take a look at how Coldwell Banker continues to lead the real estate industry and make our mark. 2013 will be no different. It will be another exciting year of helping home buyers and sellers everyday achieve the dream of home ownership. Contact us today to help you find your way home!

To watch video, click here.

Top Headlines of 2012

by Jala Harris 31. December 2012 09:24

As we look towards 2013, join us as we reflect on our top stories from 2012. Wow, what a year it has been for us at Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors. We welcomed Mike Kitchens as the new Executive Vice President, added 14 new Realtors to our team (Laura Boudreaux, Jeff Dautel, Joanne Lawlor, Bill Warinner, Norma Adams, Brent Riley, Gail Riley, Georgette Evans, Jeff Quigley & Sandra Lehrer, Doug Baril, Jim Doxey, Bob Wallace and Steve McKninney) and moved our main office to a convenient Tower Road location. Join us as we reflect with these other top stories from 2012 below. Happy New Year!

From Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors to you...

by Jala Harris 21. December 2012 15:01

We would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday!

Over the past 100+ years, Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish has been dedicated to being the number one real estate firm in Alachua and surrounding counties. Thank you all for your support and continuing to trust in us for all your real estate needs. Happy Holidays from the whole team at Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors!


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County's Landscape Changing Dramatically in 2013

by Jala Harris 19. December 2012 13:28

Article Published by:
The Business Report of North Central Florida
By Chris Eversole
December 18, 2012

If you thought that 2012 was a busy year for Alachua County economy, brace yourself for 2013.

Business and government leaders see even more economic activity ahead in the next year than occurred in the past year.

“There’s lots on the table that’s falling into place,” says Mitch Glaeser, the incoming chairman of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. “We’re seeing results of many people with different interests working together for huge successes.”

The Business Report is summarizing the forecast for the coming year regarding the following topics:

  • Major business expansion. New projects are expected across the county, no matter where you turn. For example, Alachua-based Nanotherapeutics is awaiting to hear if it wins a $400 million, 10-year federal contract to develop and manufacture pharmaceuticals. In addition, new industry is considering coming as far east as Plum Creek’s land near Hawthorne and as far west as a 150-acre parcel in Archer.
  • New real estate development. Construction is planned to begin on the 10-story University Corners project scheduled to University Avenue and 13th Street. Meanwhile, plans are being completed for the 100-acre expansion of Butler Plaza. Final designs will be unveiled for the adjacent projects of Springhills and Santa Fe Village, located north of Santa Fe College, which eventually could add 4,000 residential units and 1.7 million square feet of commercial and office space.
  • Expansion of economic opportunities. East of South Main Street, the City of Gainesville expects to continue work on Depot Park and to add more companies to the “Power District,” the 16-acre site that previously housed GRU’s equipment and warehouses. In East Gainesville, officials are working on attracting new business, including ones housed in the Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center on Hawthorne and areas around the Gainesville Regional Airport.
  • Biomass plant. As work on the new biomass power plant is being completed, GRU officials are working on ways to keep the impact on rates as low as possible and to sell excess generating capacity to another power company.
  • Addressing transportation needs. High on the priorities of city, county and community leaders is developing a shared vision for improving transportation—one that voters will agree to fund by taxing themselves.
  • Leadership changes. The University of Florida will welcome a new president. Voters will have the chance to elect the Gainesville mayor. The county commission will select a new manager, due to the upcoming retirement of County Manager Rick Drummond. The city will hire a new director for the Community Redevelopment Agency, due to resignation of Director Kelly Fisher, who is leaving because of her husband’s relocation.

Click here to read the full article by The Business Report of North Central Florida.


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Register for the 4th Annual Gainesville Real Estate Forum

by Jala Harris 18. December 2012 09:44

2013 UF Bergstrom Center Gainesville Real Estate Forum
January 24 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm at Gainesville Woman's Club

Advanced Registration for $10 entry is now open for the 2013 UF Bergstrom Center Real Estate Forum. Seating is capped at 250 so register early.

This year will be the best yet. We have a smaller panel, two moderators working the crowd, planted audience questions, and a new venue! We'll be fully covering residential and commercial real estate.

CLICK HERE to open the two page flyer and to register

CLICK HERE for Facebook page and more info on the event.

Todd Rainsberger awarded National Association of Realtors National Commercial Award

by Jala Harris 13. December 2012 14:45

Please join us in congratulating our very own Todd Rainsberger for being awarded the National Association of Realtors National Commercial Award, which is bestowed upon the top 40 commercial Realtors in the U.S. for excellence in the commercial real estate industry.

You can view the complete list of awardees by visiting this link at NAR Commercial Award.

Todd can be reached at toddr@mmparrish.com.


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Jim Doughton, Publisher of the Gainesville Sun on "Leader Insight"

by Jala Harris 10. December 2012 09:17

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Click on the following link for the "Leader Insight" interview with Jim Doughton. This month’s Coldwell Banker Commercial “Leader Insight” interview is with Jim Doughton, Publisher of the Gainesville Sun.

Find out...

-His history in the newspaper business and how he got started in media.
-How he became publisher for 8 different newspapers all over the southeast when usually a person only handles one.
-When he has a minute to breathe, what does he do for fun?
-At a time when most newspapers are getting smaller, the parent company, Halifax, is buying more newspapers. What does Halifax know that other companies don't?
-How Jim sees the print newspaper industry evolving over the next 10 years?
-Whether Jim fears that the world is becoming less literate because of the proliferation of technology?
-What he thinks North Florida's biggest challenges in the next few years are?
-What he thinks makes Gainesville and Alachua County such a great place to live and work?

Jim can be reached at jim.doughton@gvillesun.com

2012 Mustache Monday Champion!

by Jala Harris 7. December 2012 16:19

Thank you to all that participated in the 2nd Annual Mustache Monday!

We grew mustaches and raised money for the American Cancer Society, ya can’t beat that! A special thanks to The Hope Lodge residents who voted this year for the Mustache Monday Champion!

2012 Mustache Monday Champion
Justin Simmons

Most $$$ raised!
Matt Umanos

Way to go guys!!! To see the all the entries click here.