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  • Co-living developer Ollie eyes Greater Orlando area for new projects

    Co-living developer Ollie eyes Greater Orlando area for new projects

    Executives at Ollie, the New York-based developer that is a leader in the emerging “co-living” apartment market, say there’s a good chance they will build a project in the Greater Orlando area. Andrew Levin, Ollie’s director of real estate partnerships, said Orlando presses all the right buttons...

  • D.R. Horton pays $3M for 33-acre parcel in Ocoee slated for new subdivision

    D.R. Horton pays $3M for 33-acre parcel in Ocoee slated for new subdivision

    Homebuilder D.R. Horton paid $3 million on June 20 for 33 acres in Ocoee, and plans to start construction next month on a 140-lot subdivision. Horton bought the land from an affiliate of IBI Group, which led the project through the city's permitting process. The subdivision, called Oak Trail Reserve,...

  • Orlando plans new office-warehouse for permitting staff, records archive

    Orlando plans new office-warehouse for permitting staff, records archive

    The city of Orlando is planning a new $4.5 million industrial-office building to support its growing code enforcement and permitting staff, and an ever-expanding records history.  To be located at 202 Andes Ave., off of George Desalvia Way and east of Orlando Executive Airport, the new building...

  • Casselberry construction firm plans HQ office for new mixed-use bldg

    Casselberry construction firm plans HQ office for new mixed-use bldg

    Local general contractor Axios Construction Services plans to demolish its current headquarters in Casselberry and build a new home for the company in a new multi-level, mixed-use development. Currently located at 2905 Lakeview Dr., company founders Rami and Rida Sadrack have laid the groundwork...

  • CFX seeks engineering consultant for S.R. 528 widening & interchange work at OIA

    CFX seeks engineering consultant for S.R. 528 widening & interchange work at OIA

    The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) wants to hire a civil engineering firm to help design new bridges for the S.R. 528 and S.R. 436 interchange north of Orlando International Airport, and widening of S.R. 528 east of the airport, according to a Request for Letters of Interest (RFLI)...

  • Nuvo Development building Art Deco-inspired self storage in Celebration

    Nuvo Development building Art Deco-inspired self storage in Celebration

    Winter Park's Nuvo Development is about to pull permits on what may be the loveliest self-storage facility in all of Central Florida. The company paid nearly $2.6 million last week for a 1.7-acre commercial lot on Celebration Boulevard, near the World Drive interchange. The company is partnering...

  • Winter Park ranks top 3 for CMAR of new library & civic center

    Winter Park ranks top 3 for CMAR of new library & civic center

    The city of Winter Park has three finalists in hand for the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) position on its new public library and civic center project at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, with presentations and a final ranking expected next week.  A selection committee met on Wednesday to shortlist...

  • Minn.-based developer planning more retail & restaurants in Calypso Cay

    Minn.-based developer planning more retail & restaurants in Calypso Cay

    Minnesota-based Ryan Companies is under contract to buy a 7.4-acre vacant lot in the Calypso Cay resort area and plans a mix of retail and restaurants there. Two executives with Ryan's Southeast regional office in Tampa met Wednesday with Osceola County's planning staff to discuss potential site...

  • Winter Park starts Orange Ave corridor planning, to consider mixed-use overlay

    Winter Park starts Orange Ave corridor planning, to consider mixed-use overlay

    The city of Winter Park is embarking this week on a year of extensive planning for future development standards of its Orange Avenue corridor, including the use of a mixed-use overlay district that could drive redevelopment.  Staff have enlisted Logan Simpson Design, Inc., to help lead a public...

  • Winter Garden seeks CRE developer for downtown district land sale

    Winter Garden seeks CRE developer for downtown district land sale

    The city of Winter Garden is seeking a real estate developer to buy and redevelop 0.19 acres in its downtown business district as multi-story commercial or mixed use, according to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued on Tuesday. Located at 270 W. Plant St. in the historic downtown area directly...

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  • Veteran CRE exec plans 54k SF spec warehouse, seeks lender & more land

    Veteran CRE exec plans 54k SF spec warehouse, seeks lender & more land

    Veteran industrial real estate executive Stephen Whitley is readying plans for his first Orlando warehouse development after starting a private investment firm last year, has yet to choose a lender for the project and is scouting for more land in the area.  A former senior vice president for Liberty...

  • Osceola ranks architecture & construction firms for NeoCity office bldg

    Osceola ranks architecture & construction firms for NeoCity office bldg

    SchenkelShultz and Skanska USA lead the shortlist for architect and construction manager at risk in the bidding to determine who will build the first office building in Osceola County's NeoCity research park.   The same two firms were part of the winning team last December when the county was seeking...

  • Local CRE investor has contract on 2nd Mama B's Giant Subs site in SoDo Orlando

    Local CRE investor has contract on 2nd Mama B's Giant Subs site in SoDo Orlando

    An Orlando real estate investment group has the second Mama B's Giant Subs property in Downtown Orlando's SoDo District under contract, with a month of due diligence ahead before an earnest money deposit goes hard.   Located at 1101 S. Orange Ave. on the southeast corner with Annie Street, the...

  • Second brew pub planned in historic Downtown Eustis

    Second brew pub planned in historic Downtown Eustis

    Eustis has a second brew pub coming on tap in downtown, planned for the former Magnolia Café and bike shop on the prominent corner of N. Bay Street and Magnolia Avenue. Dubbed the Bay Street Brewery & Bistro, the new business is led by Eustis couple Lea and Bill Beckett, who own a craft liquor...

  • Calypso Cay developer to add $10M self-storage facility in tourism corridor

    Calypso Cay developer to add $10M self-storage facility in tourism corridor

    Calypso Cay developer Steve Bradley has reacquired a vacant 2.2-acre parcel fronting on Vineland Road and plans to develop a $10 million self-storage facility there. Bradley is partnering with South Florida developer Stephen Hurowitz on the venture. The duo formed a limited liability company in...

  • Kettler projects $115M investment in Celebration, rapid FL expansion

    Kettler projects $115M investment in Celebration, rapid FL expansion

    Multifamily and mixed-use developer Kettler expects its planned luxury apartment community in Celebration to be the first of several deals in Central Florida as the company looks to gain a foothold in the Greater Orlando market, CEO Robert C. Kettler told GrowthSpotter.  "This development transaction...

  • Exeter pays $8.8M in off-market deal for 7th Orlando industrial prop, seeks more

    Exeter pays $8.8M in off-market deal for 7th Orlando industrial prop, seeks more

    Pennsylvania-based real estate investment management firm Exeter Property Group paid $8.85 million on Monday in an off-market deal for its seventh Orlando industrial property, and wants more in a market they see as Florida's future distribution hub, a principal with the company told GrowthSpotter. ...

  • Westgate to add mini-water park to pool area on south end of Lakes Resort

    Westgate to add mini-water park to pool area on south end of Lakes Resort

    Orlando-based Westgate Resorts is planning to expand a swimming pool on the southern end of its Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa in Orlando as a new mini-water park, right next to two new 80-unit timeshare towers that remain under construction.  Located at 10000 Turkey Lake Road, Westgate Lakes currently...

  • Brazilian investors pay $31.2M+ for Maitland Sheraton, bifurcate land & bldg

    Brazilian investors pay $31.2M+ for Maitland Sheraton, bifurcate land & bldg

    A Brazilian hotel-focused private equity group paid an estimated $31.2 million on Friday for the 389-key Sheraton Orlando North Hotel in Maitland, based within the 45-building Maitland Center office park, and recovered almost half of that value by bifurcating the land and building.  Located at...

  • PDQ buys old bank branch site in Winter Park for 7th area restaurant

    PDQ buys old bank branch site in Winter Park for 7th area restaurant

    An affiliate of Tampa-based fast-casual restaurant chain PDQ paid $3.3 million on Friday to enter Winter Park, buying a long-time bank branch site that will be redeveloped as its seventh location in Greater Orlando.  Located at 925 S. Orlando Ave., the 0.82-acre property lies on the southwest corner...

  • Aldi seeking to expand Haines City distribution warehouse by 4.6 acres

    Aldi seeking to expand Haines City distribution warehouse by 4.6 acres

    Aldi Food Market is planning a major expansion of its Haines City distribution facility to serve its growing footprint in Central Florida. Matt Thon, Aldi Haines City Division vice president, told GrowthSpotter the expansion "will allow us to continue delivering the highest quality groceries that...

  • Apopka seeks design-build contractor for Kit Land Nelson Park splash pad

    Apopka seeks design-build contractor for Kit Land Nelson Park splash pad

    The city of Apopka is seeking a design-build construction services team for the new splash pad at Kit Land Nelson Park, a project estimated at $600,000, according to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued on Sunday. Apopka initially put out a design/build RFP for the splash pad project in late February...

  • Lake County land owners eye Clermont annexation as Wellness Way remains stuck

    Lake County land owners eye Clermont annexation as Wellness Way remains stuck

    Lake County land owners seeking to develop Wellness Way are getting restless waiting for the county’s plan to create a development corridor emphasizing health and wellness, even as Cemex is fighting to build a sand mine in the middle that some stakeholders say would be anathema to development’s...

  • Food halls latest trend in mixed-use developments, experts say

    Food halls latest trend in mixed-use developments, experts say

    As developers of high-end mixed-use buildings look for ways to offer unique dining options to their residents, many are now turning to food halls as a key element in their retail mix. "As we right-size retail now, chef-driven food halls work because people want to live locally," Bayer Properties...

  • Intram banks 28 acres for future options north of Sunrise City Plaza project

    Intram banks 28 acres for future options north of Sunrise City Plaza project

    Orlando-based developer Intram Investments paid $2.2 million in late May for 28 acres currently landlocked on the southern edge of Orange County, which it deems worthy of banking in anticipation of a future road extension, and 238 acres it's developing directly south of the county line.  Located...

  • Construction near for Wyndham Garden on American Way, lender unsettled

    Construction near for Wyndham Garden on American Way, lender unsettled

    Californian real estate investor Chih "John" Yuan Yu could break ground in the third quarter on a 137-key Wyndham Garden hotel set off the northern end of International Drive, and is still negotiating with lenders for much of the estimated $20 million development cost, his broker and project manager...

  • GrowthSpotter wins 2nd place for 'Best Website' in country at NAREE awards

    GrowthSpotter wins 2nd place for 'Best Website' in country at NAREE awards

    Orlando Sentinel Media Group's GrowthSpotter was honored on Friday with the Silver Award (2nd place) for "Best Website" in the country amongst real estate-focused news outlets from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) at its annual summer conference, held June 14-17 in Denver. ...

  • Eustis seeks design-build contractor for new skate park

    Eustis seeks design-build contractor for new skate park

    The city of Eustis is planning a new skate park at Sunset Island Park and is seeking a design-build contractor to lead the project, according to a Request for Proposals (RFP) published within the past week.  The RFP requires bidders to describe how the company can help the city achieve its goals...

  • Hotel developer has 3.5 acres off I-Drive under contract, new BW GLo flag planned

    Hotel developer has 3.5 acres off I-Drive under contract, new BW GLo flag planned

    A Brazilian real estate development group with one asset near International Drive has 3.5 acres under contract for its second, and plans to introduce Best Western's new boutique midscale flag GLō to the market.  Located north of the Publix-anchored Regency Village shopping center directly east...

  • Harbor Group re-enters Greater Orlando w/Maitland apts at $44.3M, seeks more

    Harbor Group re-enters Greater Orlando w/Maitland apts at $44.3M, seeks more

    Virginia-based commercial real estate investors Harbor Group International paid $44.35 million on Tuesday to re-enter the Greater Orlando market, buying the recently completed 244-unit The Courtney at Lake Shadow apartments in Maitland. The company has shifted its investment focus in the past year...

  • Newport Group lead exec pays $1.6M for home in Reserve at Lake Butler Sound

    Newport Group lead exec pays $1.6M for home in Reserve at Lake Butler Sound

    The co-founder of a national asset management firm founded in Greater Orlando paid $1.6 million on Monday for an expansive home in gated Reserve at Lake Butler Sound. Located in the 11000 block of Bridge House Road, northwest of Keene's Pointe Golf Course, the 0.9-acre lot features a two-story...

  • Developer sells new self storage facility near Florida Mall, preps land search

    Developer sells new self storage facility near Florida Mall, preps land search

    Charlotte-based Morningstar Properties, operator of Morningstar MiniStorage, paid $8.5 million on Monday for a newly-opened 95,000-square-foot self storage facility at the Florida Mall developed by Lake Mary-based developer Flagship Companies Group. Flagship has 10 more Florida sites planned for...

  • Developer assembles land on Westwood Blvd for Tru hotel partner & more

    Developer assembles land on Westwood Blvd for Tru hotel partner & more

    Orlando-based Skorman Development and Construction has 11 acres under contract on Westwood Boulevard in Orlando's tourism corridor, and will flip 4.46 acres to a hotel developer that earned initial approval Wednesday on plans for a 259-key Tru by Hilton.  Proposed for 6461 Westwood Blvd., south...

  • GrowthSpotter June 13 subscriber party at Majors Motors (photos)

    GrowthSpotter June 13 subscriber party at Majors Motors (photos)

    GrowthSpotter hosted nearly 200 subscribers and VIP guests at a private networking event on Tuesday night to commemorate our second anniversary. Majors Motors, a new private event space in Orlando's Ivanhoe Village neighborhood, hosted the cocktail party.

  • GrowthSpotter celebrates 2nd anniversary with VIP party for subscribers

    GrowthSpotter celebrates 2nd anniversary with VIP party for subscribers

    GrowthSpotter hosted nearly 200 subscribers and VIP guests at a private networking event on Tuesday night to commemorate our second anniversary. Majors Motors, a new private event space in Orlando's Ivanhoe Village neighborhood, hosted the cocktail party. More than 60 classic cars were on display...

  • Schulte Hospitality pays $23.6M+ for Castle Hotel on I-Drive

    Schulte Hospitality pays $23.6M+ for Castle Hotel on I-Drive

    Louisville-based hotel owner-operator Schulte Hospitality Group paid more than $23.6 million on Tuesday to enter the Orlando market, buying the 214-key Castle Hotel in the heart of International Drive.  Located at 8629 International Dr. just south of I-Drive 360, the property lies across Universal...

  • Lake County seeks PD&E bids for widening Round Lake Road

    Lake County seeks PD&E bids for widening Round Lake Road

    As the extension of the S.R. 429 spur into Mount Dora moves ever closer, Lake County is preparing to upgrade rural roads that will get a lot more traffic dumped into the area at S.R. 44 and Round Lake in Mount Dora. The county has put out a Request for Statements of Qualifications (RSQ) from companies...

  • Narcoossee land assemblage slated for live-work development

    Narcoossee land assemblage slated for live-work development

    The city of St. Cloud will consider an annexation request for 11.5 acres assembled on Narcoossee Road for a proposed live-work development. The case goes to the city's Planning Commission on June 20. The four parcels lie on the west side of Narcoossee, just across Rummell Road from Turtle Creek....

  • Orange County seeks transportation planner for long-range needs study of east side

    Orange County seeks transportation planner for long-range needs study of east side

    Orange County is seeking a consultant planning firm to lead a long-range transportation needs study for growth occurring on the county's eastern side, according to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued last week.  East Orange County is already home to the second largest university in the country...

  • TriGate Capital & Tower Realty Partners pay $31.2M for 4th Maitland office bldg

    TriGate Capital & Tower Realty Partners pay $31.2M for 4th Maitland office bldg

    Orlando-based Tower Realty Partners, Inc., and Dallas-based TriGate Capital paid $31.25 million on Friday for their fourth office building in Maitland Center.  Located at 2301 Lucien Way, the Maitland Colonnades building features more than 260,000 square feet of leasable area over four stories....

  • Equinox pays $2.8M for retail site north of Margaritaville Resort entrance

    Equinox pays $2.8M for retail site north of Margaritaville Resort entrance

    Affiliates of Maitland-based Equinox Development Properties paid $2.8 million last week to try and capitalize on proximity to the 300-acre Margaritaville Resort, buying land directly north of the themed resort to expand its own restaurant row.  Located directly north of where Black Lake Road meets...

  • Local developer group seeks rezone for luxury senior condos in Kissimmee

    Local developer group seeks rezone for luxury senior condos in Kissimmee

    Orlando developer Tom Ginther is seeking a land use change and rezoning for 40 acres near Shingle Creek Regional Park for a luxury retirement development. "We're excited about it," Ginther told GrowthSpotter on Friday. "We think it's one of the most beautiful pieces of property in the city of Kissimmee."...

  • Internal demo starts on ex-police HQ in Downtown Orlando, full tear-down in July

    Internal demo starts on ex-police HQ in Downtown Orlando, full tear-down in July

    Internal demolition is underway on the former Orlando Police Department headquarters in Downtown Orlando, with full tear-down of the building to start around July 5 to make way for the 8.4-acre Orlando Magic Entertainment Complex, an official with the Orlando Magic told GrowthSpotter.  That building,...

  • Atlanta investor pays $50.4M for Orlando apts, NJ-based seller seeks value-add

    Atlanta investor pays $50.4M for Orlando apts, NJ-based seller seeks value-add

    An affiliate of Atlanta-based multifamily investor M. Banks Realty Partners paid $50.4 million on Wednesday for the 288-unit Savannah at Park Central apartments, and the seller now seeks new investment opportunities in Greater Orlando. Located at 2691 Charleston Town Place, northeast of the intersection...

  • Two separate developers planning live-work spaces in Osceola County

    Two separate developers planning live-work spaces in Osceola County

    Two separate developers are in early-stage planning for combined live-work spaces on opposite ends of Osceola County. Broker Mark Allen with Commercial Real Estate Professionals met with county planning staff on Wednesday to discuss site plan issues for a three-parcel assemblage at the northeast...

  • Contractor pays $6.5M for Lake Ivanhoe site planned for 9-story apt tower

    Contractor pays $6.5M for Lake Ivanhoe site planned for 9-story apt tower

    An affiliate of design/build contractor FINFROCK paid $6.5 million on Thursday for the majority of a 2.41-acre site in Ivanhoe Village now home to the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, which is planned for a nine-story, 260-unit apartment complex by Winter Park-based Alliance Residential Company....

  • Orlando-based senior living firm preps memory care facility site in Longwood

    Orlando-based senior living firm preps memory care facility site in Longwood

    CERTUS Senior Living plans to begin construction in late summer on a 64-unit memory care community near Longwood. The 43,326-square-foot facility will be built on 4.4 acres at the southwest corner of EE Williamson Road and Interstate 4 in unincorporated Seminole County. It will be one of four memory...

  • Seminole State College seeks construction manager for Gould Bldg renovation

    Seminole State College seeks construction manager for Gould Bldg renovation

    Seminole State College of Florida is seeking a construction manager to help renovate an office building that came with 10 acres in Longwood it received as a donation in February 2016, according to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) published Monday.  Located at 1333 N. U.S. 17-92, the Gould Building...

  • Kissimmee land owner & broker courting hotel next to Osceola Heritage Park

    Kissimmee land owner & broker courting hotel next to Osceola Heritage Park

    A local real estate broker has been meeting with county officials to improve access issues for a 10-acre parcel on E192 in hopes of luring a hotel to the property. Watson Commercial Realty broker Rob Keeler represents the owners, Harry and Jeanette Hinkle, who purchased the vacant land through...

  • Intram buys rare undeveloped site along Sand Lake Road in Dr. Phillips

    Intram buys rare undeveloped site along Sand Lake Road in Dr. Phillips

    Orlando-based developer Intram Investments paid $2.3 million on June 3 for the last piece of undeveloped commercial land in Dr. Phillips fronting W. Sand Lake Road, an asset it plans to sit on for the foreseeable future. Located at 7212 W. Sand Lake Road, the 4.68-acre site (3.94 acres upland)...

  • Wekiva Capital Partners plans retail for busy Longwood intersection

    Wekiva Capital Partners plans retail for busy Longwood intersection

    A Winter Park-based commercial real estate firm plans to buy a 2-acre parcel at a busy Longwood intersection, and is looking for retail tenants to occupy one or more pads to be developed. Wekiva Capital Partners, formed in 2014, is under contract to buy property at the southwest corner of N. Ronald...

  • AV Homes wants to build townhomes by new Valencia College Poinciana campus

    AV Homes wants to build townhomes by new Valencia College Poinciana campus

    Developer AV Homes is planning to build 102 townhomes within walking distance of the new Valencia College Poinciana Campus, but the plan would require converting approved residential lots in its luxury, gated Bellalago neighborhood for multifamily use. The 10-acre site is just south of the college...

  • Kimley-Horn planners to help Winter Park gameplan future of downtown parking

    Kimley-Horn planners to help Winter Park gameplan future of downtown parking

    Some of Kimley-Horn and Associates' top national minds in urban and transportation planning will spend the next two months pursuing future parking solutions for Downtown Winter Park, and start this Thursday morning with input from the public.  Winter Park's downtown district, an area of 0.25 square...

  • Developer looking for partners on Rollins College student housing venture

    Developer looking for partners on Rollins College student housing venture

    Winter Park developer Chris Hughes believes he's found the right location and design for a student housing venture near Rollins College that will blend in with the downtown neighborhood. Hughes, a principal of Wekiva Capital Partners, is modeling his "cottage style" student housing development...

  • Charter school leaves Parramore & UCF Downtown footprint, seeks expansion aid

    Charter school leaves Parramore & UCF Downtown footprint, seeks expansion aid

    Parramore's only public school since 1972 will be demolished in the coming weeks to make way for the footprint of UCF's new downtown campus, and contractors are needed to help the school consolidate with a sister site.  Demolition of the Nap Ford Community School, which opened in Parramore in 2001...

  • Magic’s Terrence Ross buys $1.76M home in Windermere’s Casa Del Lago

    Magic’s Terrence Ross buys $1.76M home in Windermere’s Casa Del Lago

    Newly-acquired Orlando Magic shooting guard Terrence Ross paid $1.765 million last week to put down roots with a lakefront home in Windermere.  The 26-year-old player, who the Magic acquired via trade last season from the Toronto Raptors, bought a home in the 12000 block of Montalcino Circle in...

  • Hyatt plans new $2M+ amenity investment for Regency hotel on I-Drive

    Hyatt plans new $2M+ amenity investment for Regency hotel on I-Drive

    Hyatt Hotels Corp. is planning to invest $2 million or more later this year at the Hyatt Regency Orlando-International Drive to build a new 24-hour market, making it one of the first hotels for a new amenity being rolled out over the next few years across 160-plus Regency properties worldwide. ...

  • Law firm partner sells 22-acre St. Cloud lakefront estate for $4.25M

    Law firm partner sells 22-acre St. Cloud lakefront estate for $4.25M

    The founding partner of Bogin, Munns & Munns sold his St. Cloud estate on the Alligator Chain of Lakes for $4.25 million last week, making it one of the most valuable estate sales in Osceola County history, second only to a $6.3 million sale four years ago in Celebration.  Rainier and April Munns...

  • RCS pays $22M for two Maitland office bldgs, buyer & seller want more locally

    RCS pays $22M for two Maitland office bldgs, buyer & seller want more locally

    Colorado-based investment management company Real Capital Solutions paid $22.29 million on Friday through an affiliate for two Class B office buildings in Maitland Center totaling 371,458 square feet, and wants to buy up to 1 million more square feet locally this year, the company's vice president...

  • Lennar prepping for more condos in next phase of Storey Lake Resort

    Lennar prepping for more condos in next phase of Storey Lake Resort

    Lennar Homes has begun prepping its fourth phase at Kissimmee's Storey Lake resort community, which is now one of Osceola County's fastest-growing developments. Osceola County planning staff have already recommended approval for a Phase 4 Preliminary Subdivision Plan that calls for 297 condos to...

  • First Industrial Realty Trust pays $8M in off-market deal for 3rd Orlando warehouse

    First Industrial Realty Trust pays $8M in off-market deal for 3rd Orlando warehouse

    Chicago-based First Industrial Realty Trust spent $8.025 million on Friday in an off-market transaction for its third warehouse property in Orlando. Located at 550 Gills Dr. in the Crossroads Business Park, southeast of The Florida Mall and near the W. Landstreet Road intersection with the Beachline...

  • Local event supplier pays $2.5M for warehouse in OCP, seller to turn 1031

    Local event supplier pays $2.5M for warehouse in OCP, seller to turn 1031

    Orlando-based event supplier Florida Event Decor paid $2.5 million on May 31 to pave a path for its growing business, buying a warehouse in Orlando Central Park with enough undeveloped land on the lot to expand the building by 50 percent.  Set on 2 acres at 2301 Premier Row, the 39-year-old warehouse...

  • Uniform retailer buys property fronting Florida Mall, seeks more in Kissimmee

    Uniform retailer buys property fronting Florida Mall, seeks more in Kissimmee

    Hialeah-based All Uniform Wear paid $1.42 million on May 26 for a stand-alone retail store fronting The Florida Mall, and is interested in finding similar property to buy in Kissimmee near its current leased space, a principal with the company told GrowthSpotter.  Located at 1563 Florida Mall Ave.,...

  • Therese Taylor, Hold Thyssen

    Therese Taylor, Hold Thyssen

    Therese Taylor bakes one hell of a monster cookie. She actually bakes many things, but these peanut butter-oatmeal-chocolate chip-M&M candy concoctions may be the most legendary in her ample roster. So much so, that she made six dozen – by request – for her brother’s wedding celebration. Yes, Taylor...

  • Pulte to build next phase of townhomes in Lakeshore at Narcoossee

    Pulte to build next phase of townhomes in Lakeshore at Narcoossee

    Pulte Homes is moving forward with the second phase of its townhouse section at the popular Lakeshore at Narcoossee community in St. Cloud. The builder paid $5 million last week to buy the 9-acre parcel on Narcoossee Road, next to Narcoossee Elementary School.  The plat hasn't been recorded yet,...

  • Tavistock & GOAA seek more time to appraise Poitras land near OIA for sale

    Tavistock & GOAA seek more time to appraise Poitras land near OIA for sale

    Tavistock Development Company, the city of Orlando and Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) need up to four more months to appraise 1,162 acres south of Orlando International Airport for prospective sale to the developer.  Orlando's City Council approved the deal with Tavistock back in January...

  • Pulte buys 43 lakefront acres near Longwood for 94 luxury-home lots

    Pulte buys 43 lakefront acres near Longwood for 94 luxury-home lots

    Pulte Homes recently closed on 43.6 acres near Lake Brantley and Longwood in Seminole County and plans to have luxury homes ready for sale there by the fall of this year. The Atlanta-based homebuilder paid $10.5 million for the property at 1931 W. Brantley Road, according to a deed signed May 17...

  • Four Corners resorts drive Osceola's $882M+ in new construction last year

    Four Corners resorts drive Osceola's $882M+ in new construction last year

    New home construction along the Narcoossee corridor and in West Osceola helped fuel a projected 7.2 percent growth in property values countywide in 2016. "Sales are going up. Prices are going up. We have every indication that things are going to continue to increase in value," Osceola Property...

  • Intram & Blurock sign specialty grocer to anchor SoDo Orlando project

    Intram & Blurock sign specialty grocer to anchor SoDo Orlando project

    Specialty grocery chain Lucky's Market will be the anchor tenant in Blurock Commercial and Intram Investments' mixed-use Southside Shoppes project in south Downtown Orlando, marking its second store in the city. The development's retail portion was recently renamed "Lucky's Corner."  Lucky's will...

  • Tavistock files PSP for first 4 residential neighborhoods of Sunbridge in Orange

    Tavistock files PSP for first 4 residential neighborhoods of Sunbridge in Orange

    Tavistock Development Company filed a Preliminary Subdivision Plan (PSP) on Wednesday for the first four residential neighborhoods to be developed in the 4,787-acre Orange County portion of its proposed Sunbridge community. This initial phase of Sunbridge, comprised of neighborhoods A through D,...

  • Cheesecake supplier plans expansion after striking deal with Sanford

    Cheesecake supplier plans expansion after striking deal with Sanford

    A national dessert manufacturer based in Sanford is moving forward with expansion plans after city leaders agreed to sell about an acre of land near a retention pond. The agreement will keep the company, The Father's Table LLC, in the city. Sanford City Commissioners on May 22 declared a 55-foot-by-771...

  • AV Homes close to sales launch for final phase of Solivita

    AV Homes close to sales launch for final phase of Solivita

    AV Homes opens sales this month for the fifth and final phase of its highly successful Solivita active adult community, and the homebuilder is prepping new home sites at an accelerated pace to keep up with demand. Bob Kanjian, director of sales for the Arizona-based developer, told GrowthSpotter...

  • Fishing rod supplier plans expansion in Seminole, to seek engineer & GC

    Fishing rod supplier plans expansion in Seminole, to seek engineer & GC

    An Oviedo-based firm that sells custom fishing rod kits and parts is netting more business, and exploring the possibility of building a new facility in a rural part of Seminole County to accommodate the company's growth. Kevin Brontz of Get Bit Outdoors met with Seminole County planners Wednesday...

  • Picerne plans for 108-acre project near Lake Nona, new apts in East Orlando

    Picerne plans for 108-acre project near Lake Nona, new apts in East Orlando

    Altamonte Springs-based Picerne Development Corp. will seek a construction lender in the fourth quarter for its next multifamily project in East Orlando, and is lining up mixed-use plans for 108 acres under contract near Lake Nona, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter.  Picerne...

  • Elevation Development sells hotel pad near W192 & Disney for $1.8M

    Elevation Development sells hotel pad near W192 & Disney for $1.8M

    Rosemont Hotels Inc. paid $1.78 million on May 25 for a 2-acre hotel pad minutes from Walt Disney World property. The parcel on Sherberth Road in Kissimmee's W192 tourism corridor was part of an 8-acre commercial project by Elevation Development dubbed Parkview Retail Center.  GrowthSpotter reported...

  • AD1 Global has land under contract for two hotels near SeaWorld & I-Drive

    AD1 Global has land under contract for two hotels near SeaWorld & I-Drive

    Hollywood-based hotel owner-operator AD1 Global has more than 5 acres under contract southeast of SeaWorld, with early plans for a dual-brand property of 300-plus rooms, lead executives with the company told GrowthSpotter.  Based just off the southeast corner of Central Florida Parkway and International...

  • Boyland Auto buys land near Millenia to move & expand Mercedes-Benz dealership

    Boyland Auto buys land near Millenia to move & expand Mercedes-Benz dealership

    Orlando-based Boyland Auto Group paid nearly $13.15 million on Friday for 23 acres southwest of the Mall at Millenia, with plans to relocate its Mercedes-Benz of South Orlando auto dealership and later sell that company's prime mall frontage, the company's CEO told GrowthSpotter.  Located east...

  • Estein USA founder pays $2.85M for 2nd home near Isleworth Country Club

    Estein USA founder pays $2.85M for 2nd home near Isleworth Country Club

    The founder and president of Orlando-based commercial real estate investment group Estein USA paid $2.85 million on Friday through an affiliate for a second home on the Isleworth Country Club golf course.  Set in the 5000 block of Isleworth Country Club Dr. on a 0.81-acre lot, the 20-year-old home...

  • Second round of bids pour in for Osceola's NeoCity office building

    Second round of bids pour in for Osceola's NeoCity office building

    Osceola County will have its choice of nine local and national architecture firms to design the first office building at the NeoCity office park. SchenkelShultz architects were a part of the winning bid last December when the county was pursing a design-build contract with Skanska USA. The county...

  • Xenia spends $205M for Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort, plans reno & expansion

    Xenia spends $205M for Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort, plans reno & expansion

    Orlando-based Xenia Hotels & Resorts paid $205.5 million on Friday for the 815-key Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Lake Buena Vista, and plans a wave of renovations and long-term expansion at the property.  The deal can be interpreted as a bargain that shows the high-end hotel resale market in Greater...

  • Annexation considered for SoDo land next to Intram & Blurock's Southside Shoppes

    Annexation considered for SoDo land next to Intram & Blurock's Southside Shoppes

    A veteran real estate developer and builder is considering annexing his property into the city next to Blurock Commercial and Intram Investments' mixed-use Southside Shoppes project in south Downtown Orlando, drawn by collateral growth potential and the benefit of city utilities.  Frank Anderson...

  • Phoenicia Development preps new inline retail space for South I-Drive

    Phoenicia Development preps new inline retail space for South I-Drive

    Citing high demand for small tenant space at its Orchid Bay Plaza shopping center on S. International Drive, Orlando-based Phoenicia Development is pushing forward with plans for a new inline retail building directly south and could sell nearby hotel pads by July, the company's CEO told GrowthSpotter. ...

  • New owner plans major renovation and rebranding of Motel 6 near Disney

    New owner plans major renovation and rebranding of Motel 6 near Disney

    The Motel 6 Kissimmee Maingate West will undergo a major renovation and be rebranded as a Rodeway Inn, a Choice Hotels economy brand, the buyer told GrowthSpotter on Friday. Delaware Hotel Group (DHG) bought the 147-room corporate-owned motel on Kissimmee's W192 tourism corridor on April 26 for...

  • Nicole Carolan, of Winderweedle, Haines Ward & Woodman, P.A.

    Nicole Carolan, of Winderweedle, Haines Ward & Woodman, P.A.

    Work is a family affair for Nicole "Nikki" Carolan. Both she and her husband, Mike, are shareholders in the real estate department of Winter Park’s Winderweedle, Haines Ward & Woodman, P.A. Her father-in-law has been there for roughly 40 years, as well, and her uncle Peter Latham is a partner at...

  • Pet store owner buys Mama B's Giant Subs in Downtown Orlando, plans reno

    Pet store owner buys Mama B's Giant Subs in Downtown Orlando, plans reno

    Premium pet food, supply and grooming business Magic Pet paid $750,000 on May 8 to enter the Downtown Orlando market, buying the former Mama B's Giant Subs property with significant renovation plans ahead, the company's owner told GrowthSpotter.  Located at 692 N. Orange Ave. on the southwest corner...

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