FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 6, 2015) – Kelly Byas has joined the Norstar Accolade Property Management team as community director for Colonial Commons.

Situated at the corner of Winkler Avenue and Colonial Boulevard, Colonial Commons is Fort Myers’ newest luxury apartment community offering modern, Mediterranean influenced architecture with active, resort-style amenities in an unparalleled location.

Byas has an extensive customer service background encompassing the travel, residential and publishing industries. She most recently served as account executive with For Rent Media Solutions in Southwest Florida. Locally, her career also includes serving as a sales associate with Diamond Tours and publisher of Haas Publishing Company, which produces the Apartment Shoppers Guide. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Columbia College in Chicago. She is a sitting member of the Southwest Florida Apartment Association, serving her sixth year, and has attended numerous legislative conferences in Tallahassee with SWFAA. In 2009, she received the Wave of Distinction Award and Associate Sales Representative of the Year from the Southwest Florida Apartment Association and was named Associate Volunteer of the Year in 2011.

“Kelly comes to us with a tremendous amount of tenure in the real estate industry,” said Stephanie Baker, president of Norstar Accolade Property Management. “Her regional marketing and sales experience throughout the coast of Southwest Florida will be invaluable in servicing our resident’s needs.”

Colonial Commons includes five floor plans including one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that range from 718 to 1,282 square feet and are available from $995 to $1,400 per month.

Interior amenities include nine-foot ceilings, granite counter tops, cherry wood cabinets, custom paint colors, wood-plank flooring, washer and dryer connections, black on black appliances with a built-in microwave, lanais and water views.

Community amenities feature three lakes, a state-of-the-art clubhouse with a Cyber Café, yoga studio, club room, resort-style pool, sand volleyball court, bark park, 24-hour fitness center, children’s play center and park, game room, outside kitchen with lounge area and controlled access gates.

Upon completion, 14 three-story buildings with a total of 332 units will be included in the neighborhood.

Colonial Commons is being developed by Norstar Development USA and managed by Norstar Accolade Property Management. The development team includes Brooks and Freund, PDS Architecture, Inc. and HPA Design Group.

Norstar is a recognized, award-winning leader in the real estate and construction industry with 50 years of experience. Its diverse portfolio includes successful residential projects in Toronto, New York, Michigan, Texas and Florida.

Colonial Commons onsite leasing professionals are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 239-561-8001 or visit