'Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle' Mike Belmont and Bill Bullock of Minto Communities

Major development news and elections highlight this week’s “Naples Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle,’’ which airs Sunday morning at 10 on ABC7.

Guests are: Mike Belmont and Bill Bullock of Minto Communities, which has acquired Sabal Bay in East Naples and projects in TwinEagles and Bonita Isles; Don Paight, downtown Fort Myers redevelopment chief who says restaurants and a hotel are lining up; and Jennifer Edwards, Collier Supervisor of Elections, who starts early voting Monday for the Aug. 14 primary.

Mike Belmont and Bill Bullock of Minto Communities.

Here are excerpts:

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NewsMakers: Mike Belmont and Bill Bullock

Minto Communities has acquired Sabal Bay.

Mike Belmont

Lytle: You guys really burst on to the scene in Southwest Florida. Now Minto Communities is a major force, almost just like that.

Belmont: It’s that we’re fortunate to have very strong financial credentials. Obviously we had the staying power to get through one of the most horrific housing crashes that we’ve seen.

And you know, we take a deliberate approach to our acquisitions and expansions throughout the state.

Lytle: At Sabal Bay we’re talking about 2,400 acres. This is going to be a big, big impact on East Naples.

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