Naples Reserve Names Maribel Ortiz Lifestyle Director
Naples Reserve's Lifestyle Director Maribel Ortiz

Maribel Ortiz named lifestyle director at Naples Reserve

Posted on November 7, 2016

Maribel Ortiz has joined Naples Reserve as lifestyle director. Ortiz will plan and oversee the community’s social events, help launch resident clubs and oversee the community’s fitness programs.

With a background in lifestyle and social activity management, Ortiz has vast experience in overseeing community lifestyle programs, concierge services and special events. Her first priority at Naples Reserve is rolling out a robust program to engage residents in the abundant activities available at Naples Reserve. As a certified Zumba instructor, Ortiz will immediately focus on creating a full schedule of wellness and fitness classes at the new Island Club. Ortiz says she is thrilled to be a part of such a unique community in the South Naples area.

Naples Reserve’s community centerpiece, the Island Club, is scheduled to open in late November, along with the club’s outdoor amenities. Residents will enjoy indoor and alfresco gathering areas, including the fireside grand hall and Latitudes Café, an open-air tiki hut, beach volleyball and bocce ball courts, in addition to the resort-style pool and beach. The connected 3,500-square-foot fitness center will offer state-of-the-art equipment, a weight room and a cardio/stretching/spinning studio, with sweeping lakefront views.

Naples Reserve offers attached villas by D.R. Horton; single-family homes by Ashton Woods, D.R. Horton and Stock Signature Homes; and custom homes offered by Florida Lifestyle Homes, KTS Homes, Lundstrom Development, Marvin Development, McGarvey Custom Homes and Stock Signature Homes.

Homes are priced from the high-$200s to more than $1.5 million.

Naples Reserve was created by iStar, which was named 2015 Developer of the Year by Builder and Developer magazine for its commitment to creating exceptional communities and lifestyles with an emphasis on energy efficiency.

Created amongst 22 lakes and sweeping open water views, the 688-acre community emphasizes lakefront living with Southern Coastal-inspired homes and amenities along the water’s edge. Lakes provide prime opportunities for kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding and scenic vistas. The community’s centerpiece Eagle Lake features a large tiki hut on Kontiki Island and also offers a mile-long stretch of lakefront nestled against the Picayune Strand State Forest, a 76,000-acre state park with protected pinelands, cypress swamps, marshes and abundant wildlife.

Homebuyers along the 125-acre Eagle Lake have the option to build personal floating docks and can enjoy using their own electric boats, as well boats with motors up to 2.5-horsepower.

The linear park navigates a loop road circling Naples Reserve and is designed to engage residents with their natural environment and provide an alternative mode of transportation throughout the community.

Naples Reserve residents receive complimentary one-year social memberships at Walker’s Hideaway Marina of Naples, a yacht club along the Gordon River offering a marina, indoor storage for 600 boats, two waterside restaurants, outdoor pool and sauna, and access to Naples Bay.

Additional completed amenities include the community’s gatehouse, an elevated cobblestone entry bridge and the Outrigger Center evocative of Key West with its palette of turquoise, beige and white, and a wraparound porch overlooking the lake and floating docks.

Naples Reserve is located off U.S. 41, 2 miles southeast of the Collier Boulevard/CR 951 intersection and 10 minutes from I-75, Exit 101. Visit the Outrigger Welcome Center at 14891 Naples Reserve Circle or online

About iStar Land & Development:

iStar Land & Development creates unique communities, considering the best use of the land with a focus on future residents. iStar has financed and invested in over $10 billion of residential projects since 1993, making it one of the largest investors in luxury condominium, multifamily and master-planned residential developments in the U.S. Its portfolio has included interests in over 18,000 condominium units in the nation’s top markets, and 65,000 acres in master-planned communities with the potential for an estimated 50,000 single-family and multifamily units. Offering a fully integrated platform, the team includes best-in-class developers, architects, builders, marketers and community liaisons.

About iStar:

iStar (NYSE: STAR) finances, invests in and develops real estate and real estate related projects as part of its fully-integrated investment platform. Building on over two decades of experience and more than $35 billion of transactions, iStar brings uncommon capabilities and new ways of thinking to commercial real estate and adapts its investment strategy to changing market conditions. The company is structured as a real estate investment trust, with a diversified portfolio focused on larger assets located in major metropolitan markets. Additional information on iStar is available on its website at

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