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Residential | CAMERATTA COMPANIES
Corkscrew Shores is one of
Cameratta Companies' newest
CAMERATTA PRIDES ITSELF ON GOING ABOVE AD BEYOND TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS. BY BIANCA HERRON
ameratta Companies is a
leading full-service real estate
development company with
four decades of experience. Since
Joe Cameratta built his first home in 1978,
the company has developed thousands
of acres of raw land, from the Midwest to
south Florida, into beautifully designed
homes. These have included single- and
Camera a Companies
* HQ: Ft. Myers, Fla.
* Employees: 10
* Specia y: Real estate development
"We put for a team effort
day in and day out."
- Nick Camera a, CEO
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multifamily, high-rise condominiums and
The company credits its employees as the
key to its success, noting they play a part in
every facet of the development process. This
includes acquiring land, creating a vision
and land plan, acquiring financing, securing county and government approvals, and
overseeing infrastructure installation and
Cameratta Companies is building two
master-planned communities, Corkscrew
Shores and The Place at Corkscrew, in
Estero, Fla. CEO Nick Cameratta says that
both residential communities are "turning
"Corkscrew Shores is nearly complete,
and about 75 percent of its homes are sold,"
he says. "Its amenities are 100 percent
complete, which include a 6,200-squarefoot pool, fire pit, tennis courts, bocce ball
and pickle ball courts, kayaks and canoes, a
fishing dock and walking trails."
In addition, Corkscrew Shores boasts a
coastal-themed grand clubhouse, which
features a private dining/activities room,
oversized fitness center, aerobics studio,
catering kitchen and conference center.
"The soothing color palette of the clubhouse
immediately invites and connects you with
the negative-edge pool and the breathtaking brilliant blue lake," Cameratta explains.
"It is all beautifully decorated and will
The 722-acre gated development isn't a
traditional community, Cameratta notes. He
adds that the "traditional community concept" has been enhanced to make Corkscrew
Shores' residents feel as if their homes are
a vacation destination with a fresh coastal
theme. This was designed to complement
the community's 240-acre lake.
Cameratta Companies is also building The Place At Corkscrew, which has a