Phillip Wood and Maria Procacci, principals of John R. Wood Properties and Vineyards Naples Properties respectively, today announced the merger of the two firms. The official combination took place on October 2.

The Vineyards is one of the largest residential communities in Collier County, second only to Pelican Bay in the number of residents, with 2719 residential units. Vineyards Naples Properties, established in 1993 by Owner, President and Broker Maria Procacci, specializes in the resale of residences in the Vineyards community, which was developed by Vineyards Development Corporation.

According to Wood, the arrangement will expand the presence of John R. Wood Properties in Naples and further strengthen its position as southwest Florida’s oldest and leading real estate brokerage.

The parcel that contains the Vineyards community is huge by Collier County standards, comprising more than two sections of land, with 1,375 acres. The Procacci family purchased the land in 1961. At that time, the land was well “outside of town,” but their amazing foresight let them see that the Vineyards would one day be clearly the center of the Naples area.

Originally, the land was used for tomato farming, but the Procacci family envisioned a great development that would provide a variety of upper end lifestyles for many people. They began developing the community in 1986.

It includes 38 separate villa, condominium, and single-family neighborhoods, offering a variety of price points and residential building styles. The focal point of the development is the Vineyards Country Club, featuring two 18-hole golf courses, one designed by Mark McCumber in a Scottish links style, and the other designed by Bill Amick.

It also features a 70,000 square foot clubhouse with excellent dining and banquet facilities, tennis and golf pro shops, three lite regulation bocce courts, 15,000 square foot wellness center, salt water pool, and outdoor dining. The racquet center has 12 Har-Tru® lite courts and three lite pickle ball courts. The debt-free club was completely remodeled in 2019.

The community has approximately $100 million a year in residential transactions, although that number is rising as the number of sales and the average sales prices increase. There is also a commercial section of the community that includes a shopping center, a four-story office building, and the expansive Physicians Regional Medical Center, offering surrounding residents hospital facilities and an array of doctors.

According to Maria Procacci, the sale is a positive step for her company. The development has reached the buildout point, so the new home sales division of Vineyards Realty, Inc. operation was closed. Vineyards Naples Properties was established 30 years ago to address the needs of the residents, as she found many of them loved living in the community but wanted to upgrade their lifestyle.

“John R. Wood Properties was already doing a substantial business in the community and their culture was very much in line with ours,” said Procacci. “So it became obvious that they were the logical partner.” Together, the firms have a dominant market share in the Vineyards.

Phil Wood said that the Wood firm will take over the existing Vineyards Naples Properties space at 75 Vineyards Blvd. and that the merged entities will operate as a John R. Wood Properties office. All Vineyards Properties agents will be invited to join the Wood firm, plus additional agents will be brought aboard over time at that location.

Procacci will retain ownership of her other companies including Vineyards Rental Properties, Vineyards Services, Inc., a concierge services for Vineyards residents, and Property Management Professionals of SW Fl, Inc., an association management company. The community is a popular rental destination for winter visitors; many of the owners who only use their residence for a few weeks at a time during the winter months use the rental service to help generate income during periods when they are not in residence.

John R. Wood Properties is located at 9130 Corsea Del Fontana Way, Naples. For more information, visit http://johnrwood.com or call 239-592-1101.

About Vineyards Naples Properties
Established in 1993 by Owner, President and Broker Maria Procacci, Vineyards Naples Properties is a general real estate company. Vineyards Naples Properties specializes in the resale and rental of homes in Vineyards Country Club Community, which was built and developed by Chairman and Founder, Michael J. Procacci, Sr. and Director and Founder, Joseph Procacci, Sr.  

Vineyards Country Club, founded in 1988, is located just east of Interstate 75 between Pine Ridge and Vanderbilt Beach roads and includes 2,719 homes in 38 individual gated neighborhoods, a 70,000-square-foot clubhouse, and 450,000 square feet of commercial space. The award-winning club has been enhanced through three renovations since its original construction, with no member assessments. The Club offers Blue Zones Project ApprovedTM dining facilities, 36 holes of members-only championship golf; a new, 15,000 square-foot, Blue Zones Project Recognized Wellness Center & Spa with technologically advanced fitness equipment, five-star spa, salt water lap pool, smoothie café, and salt room; Racquet Center with 12 Har-Tru® lite tennis courts, three lite gel cushioned pickleball courts, three regulation lite bocce courts, and year-round scheduled play; formal and casual indoor and al fresco dining; banquet, reception, meeting and event facilities; and one of Naples’ most active club social calendars. For membership or residential information, call 239-353-1500, visit vineyardscountryclubnaples.com, or visit the community’s Administration Office, located at 400 Vineyards Blvd.

About John R. Wood Properties
John R. Wood Properties is the oldest major real estate brokerage in southwest Florida, having been founded in 1958. For five years in a row, it has held the #1 market share in the two-county SWFL area that includes Collier and Lee counties. More than a local brand, it is a highly revered organization with over 60 years of industry and market experience offering best-in-class training and data resources for agents, broad international exposure to buyers, and highly-focused luxury marketing resources that drive results for sellers. 
 
The new Vineyards office brings its total number of offices to 19, including Marco Island, Isle of Capri, 10 locations in the Naples area, Ave Maria, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Ft. Myers Beach, Ft. Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva. John R. Wood Properties has 650 agents and staff, offering luxury real estate services throughout the area.
 
John R. Wood Properties is located at 9130 Corsea Del Fontana Way, Naples. For more information, visit http://johnrwood.com or call 239-592-1101.