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  • British attorney & wife pay $3.99M for mansion on Windermere's Lake Butler

    British attorney & wife pay $3.99M for mansion on Windermere's Lake Butler

    A British attorney and his wife recently paid $3.99 million for a lakefront mansion in the guard-gated community of Reserve at Lake Butler Sound in Windermere. Mark and Gemma Louise Edwards bought the 1.2-acre lot and house on Kirkstone Lane. Mark Edwards is an attorney for Barclays PLC, a worldwide...

  • Unicorp buys land for Ritz-Carlton Residences project, picks listing broker

    Unicorp buys land for Ritz-Carlton Residences project, picks listing broker

    An affiliate of Unicorp National Developments' president Chuck Whittall paid $3 million on Tuesday for land within The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes resort property, where he's been pegged to build 37 Ritz-Carlton Residence luxury homes in 2018 with prices to start at $2 million. GrowthSpotter first...

  • Epoch files plan for 250-unit apts on Palm Parkway near future I-4 interchange

    Epoch files plan for 250-unit apts on Palm Parkway near future I-4 interchange

    Winter Park-based multifamily developer Epoch Residential filed plans Wednesday for its first apartment complex in Orlando's tourism corridor, set for 10 acres under contract that lie adjacent to a future Interstate 4 interchange.   GrowthSpotter first reported in late August that Epoch had a 10-acre...

  • FHC pursues building permits for first phase of Spring Isle Center mixed-use

    FHC pursues building permits for first phase of Spring Isle Center mixed-use

    Windermere-based FHC Development is pursuing infrastructure and construction permits for the first phase of its 40-acre, mixed-use Spring Isle Center project in east Orange County, the company's CEO told GrowthSpotter.  Located at 321 S. Avalon Park Blvd. on the northeast corner with Golden Isle...

  • Local Century 21 Realtor buys Dr. Phillips-area office bldg from peer

    Local Century 21 Realtor buys Dr. Phillips-area office bldg from peer

    The head of a local residential real estate office paid $1.8 million earlier this month for his company's own office property near Dr. Phillips, buying from a colleague who developed it 12 years ago.  Located at 6801 Wallace Road, directly west of Universal Orlando's Volcano Bay water park, the...

  • Memphis-based investors buy, rebrand construction equipment firm in Orlando

    Memphis-based investors buy, rebrand construction equipment firm in Orlando

    Memphis-based family investment firm Dobbs Management Service paid more than $2.73 million last week to enter the Orlando market, buying the property of a competitor in the construction equipment field as part of a seven-site portfolio deal in Florida.  A Dobbs affiliate bought full-service John...

  • UPS pays $1.55M to expand footprint among competitors west of MCO airport

    UPS pays $1.55M to expand footprint among competitors west of MCO airport

    Atlanta-based United Parcel Service (UPS) paid $1.55 million last week for the last few vacant acres up for play along a road dominated by parcel carriers west of Orlando International Airport.  Located at 1610 E. Landstreet Road, the 6.5-acre property is directly east of a 21,093-square-foot UPS...

  • Winter Park seeks planning firm for continuing services contract

    Winter Park seeks planning firm for continuing services contract

    The city of Winter Park is seeking local planning firms to apply for a continuing services contract that could run for the next five years, according to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued Friday. The chosen firm or individual will be asked to provide services on an as-needed basis, and must have...

  • Flagship Companies eyes site west of Meadow Woods for new self storage

    Flagship Companies eyes site west of Meadow Woods for new self storage

    Local developer Flagship Companies Group has a site west of Orlando's Meadow Woods neighborhood under contract with plans a three-story self storage facility, while the property's seller also tries to pave the way for new apartments nearby. Located on the northeast corner of S. Orange Avenue and...

  • Indiana-based developer plans market entry with 'Big House' apts near Reunion

    Indiana-based developer plans market entry with 'Big House' apts near Reunion

    An Indiana-based multifamily developer has filed preliminary plans for a $40 million luxury apartment complex in the heart of the ChampionsGate/Reunion submarket. Representatives with The Garrett Companies met last week with Polk County's Development Review Committee for a Level 1 pre-application...

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  • Attorney Mark Nation preps first phase of downtown Sanford redevelopment

    Attorney Mark Nation preps first phase of downtown Sanford redevelopment

    Mark Nation is best known for his day job as a prominent Central Florida attorney, but it's his side gig that's drawing interest and financial support from the city of Sanford. GrowthSpotter first reported in January that Nation had purchased a mostly vacant 1.5-acre city block in downtown Sanford,...

  • Fast-growing gourmet mini-burger chain to open multiple Orlando-area locations

    Fast-growing gourmet mini-burger chain to open multiple Orlando-area locations

    An Israeli fast-casual concept that focuses on gourmet, customizable mini-burgers is getting ready to make a big entry into the Florida market. "We have over 70 stores coming to Florida in the next year," Burgerim Florida CEO Marc Bass told GrowthSpotter on Friday. Burgerim will open multiple stores...

  • Orlando low-income apts site under contract, $15M in renovations planned

    Orlando low-income apts site under contract, $15M in renovations planned

    A Cleveland-based manager of the 256-unit Windsor Cove apartments in west Orlando has the property under contract, and is planning a $15 million redevelopment of the low-income housing community. Millenia Housing Companies took over management of the property in March as part of a portfolio of...

  • New Mexico dental specialist pays $7.1M for 'piece of art' Winter Park home

    New Mexico dental specialist pays $7.1M for 'piece of art' Winter Park home

    A former New Mexico-based dental specialist could have moved his family anywhere in Central Florida in recent months with the option to manage his company remotely. But it was the lifestyle of downtown Winter Park that drew him to pay $7.1 million on Wednesday for the former lakefront home of local...

  • Celebration couple to open 56-acre 'glamping' resort on U.S. 17-92 in Polk

    Celebration couple to open 56-acre 'glamping' resort on U.S. 17-92 in Polk

    After getting a great deal on 56 acres of woodland property right on U.S. 17-92 in Polk County, Joe and Christina Ganley are banking on the growing demand for ecotourism to open Campfire Resort. The resort is planned to include up to 200 fully amenitized RV lots, cabins, tree houses, "glamping"...

  • Brazilian developer plans flex warehouse on US 17-92 in Polk

    Brazilian developer plans flex warehouse on US 17-92 in Polk

    A Brazilian developer is planning to build 108,000 square feet of flex office/warehouse space on U.S. 17-92 in Polk County.   Haroldo de Barros purchased the 12-acre acre parcel five years ago under his U.S. affiliate Danpol Development. He wants to develop the business park in two phases, with...

  • Single-family homes segment in flux for 126-acre Avian Pointe in Apopka

    Single-family homes segment in flux for 126-acre Avian Pointe in Apopka

    A Tampa-based developer behind the 126-acre, master-planned Avian Pointe community in Apopka is revising plans for its multifamily segment, and may now have a 30-acre parcel once under contract to D.R. Horton back on the market.  The massive land assemblage features frontage to the east along S.R....

  • Bainbridge buys Ravaudage apts site in Winter Park, eyes early December start

    Bainbridge buys Ravaudage apts site in Winter Park, eyes early December start

    Wellington, Fla.-based The Bainbridge Companies paid $6.95 million on Monday for a 3.7-acre site in Winter Park's Ravaudage development, with early December targeted for groundbreaking on a planned five-story, 278-unit apartment complex with some of the multifamily market's newest amenities.  Located...

  • Kissimmee Commissioners weigh options for downtown performing arts center

    Kissimmee Commissioners weigh options for downtown performing arts center

    Repurposing the Kissimmee Civic Center into a performance center that could compete with venues in the Orlando region could cost anywhere from $20 million to $50 million, a consultant told city commissioners on Tuesday. City Commissioners hired Convention, Sports & Leisure International (CSL) in...

  • Plans progress for next phases of retail, multifamily at Maitland West

    Plans progress for next phases of retail, multifamily at Maitland West

    Orlando-based MMI Development is in permitting review with the city of Maitland for the first stages of commercial development on its mixed-use Maitland West project, with retail tenants under contract and more apartments on the way.  Located on the southeast corner of Forest City Road (S.R. 434)...

  • CalAtlantic pays $4.6M for Phase 2 of Sedona subdivision in Kissimmee

    CalAtlantic pays $4.6M for Phase 2 of Sedona subdivision in Kissimmee

    CalAtlantic Group paid $4.6 million last week to buy Phase 2 of Sedona, a 220-acre subdivision between Kissimmee and Poinciana. Developer Max Sabeti told GrowthSpotter the community on Ham Brown Road is approved for 378 lots. He has a deal with Maronda Homes for Phase 1, which includes 191 homesites...

  • Developer preps Dr. Phillips site along W. Sand Lake Road for self storage

    Developer preps Dr. Phillips site along W. Sand Lake Road for self storage

    Orlando-based Structure Development is planning a new CubeSmart self storage facility in Dr. Phillips on land considered the last undeveloped commercial site fronting W. Sand Lake Road in that submarket.  Located at 7212 W. Sand Lake Road, directly east of the 10-story Sand Lake IV office building,...

  • Sun Terra sells off Harmony East land to Deseret Ranch for $9.9M

    Sun Terra sells off Harmony East land to Deseret Ranch for $9.9M

    Less than two months after Sun Terra Communities paid $24 million for the Harmony community in east Osceola County, the developer has parted with 4,236 acres that were entitled for thousands of home sites. Sun Terra bought the 11,000-acre development from Starwood Land Ventures in September and...

  • Architect's 48-hour redesign effort saves Brazilian group's hotel plan near I-Drive

    Architect's 48-hour redesign effort saves Brazilian group's hotel plan near I-Drive

    Brazilian hotel owner-operator Grupo Atlantico has scrapped and redrawn plans within the past week for its first North American hotel in Orlando's tourism corridor, led by an architect's 48-hour design binge to keep the project on schedule.  When Grupo Atlantico bought the 2.35-acre site at 5871...

  • Local multifamily developer exec pays $4.39M+ for Park Avenue home

    Local multifamily developer exec pays $4.39M+ for Park Avenue home

    A principal in one of Orlando's largest multifamily development firms paid more than $4.39 million earlier this month for a home on Winter Park's exclusive Twelve Oaks peninsula, ranking as the sixth highest home sale price in Orange County this year.  Located in the 1200 block of N. Park Avenue,...

  • St. Cloud Council wants to mirror Osceola's development moratorium

    St. Cloud Council wants to mirror Osceola's development moratorium

    St. Cloud's City Council has directed the city attorney to draft a development moratorium mirroring restrictions outlined in an ordinance enacted by Osceola County earlier this week. St. Cloud Mayor Nathan Blackwell spoke in favor of the county's moratorium during the Nov. 6 public hearing. He...

  • Sanford Airport Authority to chart plan for hotel development by December

    Sanford Airport Authority to chart plan for hotel development by December

    The Sanford Airport Authority (SAA) should decide in December how to move forward with bringing a hotel to property near the entrance to Orlando Sanford International Airport, after it terminated a contract earlier this year with a private developer for failure to perform. The primary questions...

  • NY investor pays $7.45M for 'trophy asset' I-Drive Red Lobster site, seeks more

    NY investor pays $7.45M for 'trophy asset' I-Drive Red Lobster site, seeks more

    A New York-based private investor paid more than $7.45 million on Thursday for a Red Lobster location on International Drive he calls his new "trophy property," and is pursuing more triple-net retail assets in Greater Orlando.  Located at 5936 International Dr., the 1.77-acre parcel features a...

  • New REIT focused on U.S. growth markets pays $40.2M for Maitland office bldg

    New REIT focused on U.S. growth markets pays $40.2M for Maitland office bldg

    A new U.S.-focused office REIT paid $40.225 million on Thursday for the Maitland Promenade II building, part of an 11-asset portfolio focused on key office growth markets across the country. Located at 495 N. Keller Road just west of the Maitland Center Office Park, the 9.14-acre parcel features...

  • RIDA to build 'hotel quality' apartment complex in ChampionsGate

    RIDA to build 'hotel quality' apartment complex in ChampionsGate

    RIDA Development Corp. is prepping for construction in early 2018 on a $50 million apartment complex in ChampionsGate.  Senior Vice President Marc Reicher told GrowthSpotter the company is leveraging its experience as a premier hotel developer to deliver a multifamily product with luxurious finishes...

  • Sports bar chain Walk-On's signs land lease on I-Drive to enter Orlando market

    Sports bar chain Walk-On's signs land lease on I-Drive to enter Orlando market

    Baton Rouge-based sports bar chain Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar will enter the Orlando market via International Drive, signing a land lease Wednesday night with Unicorp National Developments for its last vacant pad in the I-Shops retail center. The undeveloped site features I-Drive frontage, based...

  • Local fencing supply company plans new Apopka warehouse & expansion

    Local fencing supply company plans new Apopka warehouse & expansion

    A local supplier of fencing installation for commercial development is planning to build a new, larger Orlando-area headquarters in Apopka, driven primarily by major public contracts won in recent years. KMG Fence has offices in Orlando and Tampa, and serves an eight-county region in Central Florida...

  • Osceola considers pilot study for autonomous shuttles on W192 corridor

    Osceola considers pilot study for autonomous shuttles on W192 corridor

    Osceola County and MetroPlan Orlando are considering introducing autonomous shuttles as a transit solution for the congested W192 tourist corridor. The 17-mile corridor had been targeted for a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) expansion, and MetroPlan has allocated $1.3 million to start the preliminary design...

  • Local developer plans 30k SF of new warehouse space in Sanford

    Local developer plans 30k SF of new warehouse space in Sanford

    Winter Park-based DeMabry Holdings Inc., a land acquisition and development firm headed by Gino Della Cava, is planning two new warehouse buildings in the Aero Lane Industrial Park in east Sanford. Della Cava, also president of local general contractor ACS Construction, told GrowthSpotter on Wednesday...

  • 7-Eleven readies plans for two new store sites in Downtown Orlando

    7-Eleven readies plans for two new store sites in Downtown Orlando

    Convenience store and fuel station chain 7-Eleven has filed plans for two new sites under contract in Downtown Orlando, which are part of six new locations in the city projected to open in 2018. A master plan was filed with the city in late October to occupy the 2,700-square-foot corner anchor...

  • Partnership pays $10M for land west of Hamlin Town Center set for 285 homes

    Partnership pays $10M for land west of Hamlin Town Center set for 285 homes

    A development group led by construction manager DDC paid $10 million on Tuesday for 61 acres directly west of Hamlin Town Center in Horizon West, with plans ready for the first 285 home lots to be built on that side of S.R. 429.  located on the northwest corner of the 429 and New Independence Parkway...

  • Mount Dora-based developer preps new Aloft hotel site in Lake Buena Vista

    Mount Dora-based developer preps new Aloft hotel site in Lake Buena Vista

    Mount Dora-based Southern Hospitality Management & Development has its second Orlando hotel site under contract in the Lake Buena Vista submarket, with plans for a new Aloft next to a Holiday Inn Express it currently has under construction. The developer filed a Development Plan on Tuesday with...

  • Leading produce distributor to double footprint of Orlando warehouse

    Leading produce distributor to double footprint of Orlando warehouse

    North America's largest wholly-owned produce distributor is planning to double the size of its Orlando warehouse, hot in pursuit of the growth of local grocery, restaurant and hospitality sectors. Located at 8801 Exchange Dr. in the Orlando Central Park industrial park and southwest of The Florida...

  • Local design and construction pros team up for Lake Mary live/work townhomes

    Local design and construction pros team up for Lake Mary live/work townhomes

    With an eye toward the growing number of self-employed Americans, three Central Florida firms are preparing to build sustainable, live/work townhomes a stone’s throw from downtown Lake Mary and one block from the city’s SunRail station. Field and Form, a sustainable real estate development firm,...

  • New self storage developer & hotel plans lined up for Ravaudage in Winter Park

    New self storage developer & hotel plans lined up for Ravaudage in Winter Park

    Dan Bellows' Benjamin Partners Ltd. has sold its self storage development pad in the 73-acre Ravaudage property in Winter Park, and signed a new hotel flag for a mixed-use building in the master-planned community.  Site work is underway on a 1.05-acre parcel in Ravaudage at the northwest corner...

  • Osceola Commissioners enact 6-month moratorium on new development

    Osceola Commissioners enact 6-month moratorium on new development

    A divided Osceola Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 on Monday to enact a controversial six-month moratorium on new residential subdivisions. The ordinance stops all approvals for Comprehensive Plan amendments and rezoning applications in huge swaths of the county's urban growth area. Commissioners...

  • Osceola County seeking LOIs for real estate brokerage and leasing services

    Osceola County seeking LOIs for real estate brokerage and leasing services

    Osceola County is seeking Letters of Interest (LOI) for real estate brokerage and property management services on a county-wide continuing contract, according to an RFLOI issued on Sunday. Procurement Director Rebecca Jones said this contract would not entail the marketing or leasing of properties...

  • Universal reveals new images & rate details for hotels on former waterpark site

    Universal reveals new images & rate details for hotels on former waterpark site

    Universal Orlando released new renderings, the promise of low rates and room count details on Monday morning for the two hotels it plans to build on the former Wet 'n Wild property along International Drive.  The company announced via its theme park blog that both hotels will offer Universal Orlando's...

  • Orlando developer plans small retail & apts building in downtown Sanford

    Orlando developer plans small retail & apts building in downtown Sanford

    Sanford's Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency has awarded a $50,000 construction grant to an Orlando developer pitching new mixed-use multifamily in the city's urban core. The three-story development would include 14 one-bedroom apartments on the top two floors and 2,200 square feet of retail...

  • Hotel developer seeks Downtown Orlando office space for new co-working brand

    Hotel developer seeks Downtown Orlando office space for new co-working brand

    A Tennessee-based hotel developer making its Orlando market entry in 2018 also wants office space in Downtown Orlando to bring another national co-working chain to market.  Hiren Desai, CEO with 3H Group which has land under contract within the mixed-use "Grand National" project on the north end...

  • Chevrolet dealership matriarch Holler sells Winter Park lakefront home for $3.8M

    Chevrolet dealership matriarch Holler sells Winter Park lakefront home for $3.8M

    Less than two years after she paid $3.7 million for a lakefront home in Winter Park, local Chevrolet dealership matriarch Juliette “Judi” Holler sold the home this week at a slight profit to a local business executive. Ryan Gabriel Miller and his wife, Tiffani Fernandez Miller, paid $3.8 million...

  • Orange County seeks developers for affordable multifamily housing

    Orange County seeks developers for affordable multifamily housing

    Orange County is looking for developers to build affordable multifamily housing in five neighborhoods of need, and has more than $3 million available to help fund it, according to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued this week.  The county has budgeted $3.2 million of Neighborhood Stabilization...

  • Osceola's proposed school impact fees could spell 'disaster' for new apartments

    Osceola's proposed school impact fees could spell 'disaster' for new apartments

    Osceola County school officials are working on a major rewrite of the district's School Impact Fees that could have widespread effects on development countywide, with some types of projects to pay double their current fee and others to reap huge savings. Sarah Graber, chief financial officer for...

  • Land sells for Lake Eola-area hotel to California & South Florida developers

    Land sells for Lake Eola-area hotel to California & South Florida developers

    An affiliate of California-based Stratus Development Partners paid $3 million Tuesday for the Downtown Orlando site of a planned 155-key Cambria Suites west of Lake Eola, as part of its $30 million-joint venture with a South Florida developer.  Located at 170 E. Washington St. on the southwest...

  • Kissimmee motel fetches $2.15M sale price after landing national brand

    Kissimmee motel fetches $2.15M sale price after landing national brand

    An Orlando-based hotel investor paid $2.15 million last month for the Days Inn Kissimmee West at 4125 W. Vine St. The 50-room motel was built in 1984 and formerly operated as the "Inn at Oak Plantation," until M&W International Investments bought it in 2014 for $1.25 million and renovated the property,...

  • Orlando developer eyes mixed-use on 35 acres south of Reunion Resort

    Orlando developer eyes mixed-use on 35 acres south of Reunion Resort

    Orlando-based K4 Investments is eyeing a 34.6-acre assemblage on C.R. 532 in Osceola County for mixed-use development just southeast of Reunion Resort, which could introduce some much needed office space to the Four Corners market. K4 President Tony Kostantinidis currently owns a 12.5-acre parcel...

  • Miami-based medical office investors buy first Orlando-area asset in Longwood

    Miami-based medical office investors buy first Orlando-area asset in Longwood

    PrimeMed Realty, a Miami-based real estate investment firm that started business this year, recently made its first Central Florida acquisition in Longwood and is pursuing more. The company paid $4.15 million for the former ProMed Center, a medical office building at 225 West S.R. 434, according...

  • BlueRock RE spends $183M+ for apts in Hunter's Creek & MetroWest

    BlueRock RE spends $183M+ for apts in Hunter's Creek & MetroWest

    National real estate investment firm BlueRock Real Estate spent $183.5 million this week for two value-add apartment properties in Orlando totaling 1,042 units, giving it three acquisitions in the region within the past month.  The company paid $97.5 million for the 532-unit Arium Hunter's Creek...

  • Hotel developer has site under contract in 'Grand National' project on N. I-Drive

    Hotel developer has site under contract in 'Grand National' project on N. I-Drive

    A Tennessee-based hotel developer making its Orlando market entry has land under contract within North American Properties' mixed-use "Grand National" project on the north end of International Drive, with plans for a new TownePlace Suites by Marriott.  Developer 3H Group has filed a Specific Parcel...

  • Local developers JV on new plan for Downtown Orlando women's shelter site

    Local developers JV on new plan for Downtown Orlando women's shelter site

    Orlando-based developer Liberty Investment Properties has the former Women's Residential and Counseling Center (WRCC) site in Downtown Orlando under contract, with plans to redevelop as a three-story building with self storage and a pharmacy or other retailer.  Located at 107 Hillcrest St. on the...

  • Osceola to exempt CRE & affordable housing in planned moratorium

    Osceola to exempt CRE & affordable housing in planned moratorium

    Osceola County Manager Don Fisher said new construction in the county wouldn't grind to a halt for the next six months if commissioners pass a controversial six-month moratorium scheduled for a vote Nov. 6.  But it would force local developers and homebuilders to take a much needed pause, he told GrowthSpotter. And...

  • Retail developer to break ground soon on LOOP-area outparcels in Kissimmee

    Retail developer to break ground soon on LOOP-area outparcels in Kissimmee

    Orlando-based retail developer NGI Investments could break ground in late November on a 5.7-acre development in Kissimmee's LOOP submarket. NGI President Haresh Karamchandani (better known as Harry Kay)  told GrowthSpotter he has a ground lease with AutoZone, which plans to file building permits...

  • High-profile engineer pays $2.4M for custom lakefront home in Cypress Isle

    High-profile engineer pays $2.4M for custom lakefront home in Cypress Isle

    The CEO of Osceola County's smart sensor consortium BRIDG paid more than $2.4 million last week for a three-story custom home on the Butler Chain of Lakes near Keene's Pointe, buying from one of China's most wealthy business families.  Located on Trout Road in Cypress Isle with frontage on Lake...

  • Osceola County planning for hotels and parking garages at Heritage Park

    Osceola County planning for hotels and parking garages at Heritage Park

    Osceola County's top planners are drafting a new master plan for Osceola Heritage Park that could include a massive new parking garage and hotel pads on E192 across from NeoCity, and prompt more land acquisition. "We're looking at doing structured parking for 1,800 to 2,000 spaces," Community Development...

  • South Florida CRE investors pay $23M for Leesburg mall, plan lease-up & growth

    South Florida CRE investors pay $23M for Leesburg mall, plan lease-up & growth

    Two South Florida real estate investors and brokers have paid a combined $23 million for the Via Port Florida mall in Leesburg, and say they have the experience to lease up and grow the struggling mall.  Meir Benzaken and Laurent Abitbol, brokers with Pompano Beach-based Exclusive Management and...

  • Universal Orlando pays $27.5M for 101 acres next to Universal Blvd land mass

    Universal Orlando pays $27.5M for 101 acres next to Universal Blvd land mass

    A Universal Orlando affiliate paid $27.5 million on Thursday for 101 acres in the tourism corridor next to existing land assets, bringing its investment to more than $157 million within the past two years in undeveloped land east of Universal Boulevard.  Located in the 5000 block of W. Sand Lake...

  • Rosen Hotels pays $24M+ for two properties next to Rosen Centre

    Rosen Hotels pays $24M+ for two properties next to Rosen Centre

    Affiliates of Rosen Hotels & Resorts paid a combined $24.3 million or more on Thursday for two small aging hotels off International Drive that neighbor its Rosen Centre Hotel, which the seller told GrowthSpotter will likely be demolished for new construction. The properties include the 4.15-acre,...

  • Design consultant sought for door access control upgrades at OCCC

    Design consultant sought for door access control upgrades at OCCC

    Orange County wants to hire a design services consultant for the complete replacement of an access control system at the Orange County Convention Center’s North/South Building, according to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued on Friday. The project’s cost is estimated at $500,000 for design and...

  • Wekiva Capital bid approved for Apopka city land on Park Ave, considers retail

    Wekiva Capital bid approved for Apopka city land on Park Ave, considers retail

    Winter Park developer Wekiva Capital Partners will explore options in the coming weeks for multi-tenant commercial on a city-owned parcel in Apopka, after placing the sole and winning bid of $1.3 million.  City commissioners approved Wekiva's bid on Oct. 18 for the 8.45-acre surplus site located...

  • Local brothers plan new hotel & self storage facility near downtown Apopka

    Local brothers plan new hotel & self storage facility near downtown Apopka

    Two local brothers with a diverse commercial real estate portfolio are diving in to Apopka with a new self storage and hotel development, drawn to the city two years ago on the advice of a Marriott executive.  Amin and Ramzan Gulamali own and have developed fuel stations, retail properties, office...

  • Leading local gift shop supplier plans own new warehouse near I-Drive corridor

    Leading local gift shop supplier plans own new warehouse near I-Drive corridor

    Local gift shop titan Ocean Air Enterprises, Inc. is putting down permanent roots in Orlando's tourism corridor, filing plans to build its own new office and warehouse building that will offer room for expansion.  Located at 7012 Municipal Dr., the 2.83-acre vacant parcel is zoned Industrial, and...

  • Altamonte Springs seeks GC for $15M public park redevelopment project

    Altamonte Springs seeks GC for $15M public park redevelopment project

    The city of Altamonte Springs is looking for a general contractor to lead the demolition and new construction of its Westmonte Park, billed as a $15 million redevelopment project, according to an Invitation to Bid (ITB) issued on Tuesday. The project involves the construction of approximately 27,100...

  • Medical clinic chain owner pays $4M+ for former NFL star's Windermere home

    Medical clinic chain owner pays $4M+ for former NFL star's Windermere home

    The former Windermere home of Tampa Bay Buccaneer star Warren Sapp sold last week for at least $4 million, the eighth highest priced single-family home sale in Orange County this year. It was the second time in the past four years that the 10,112-square-foot house on Bridge House Road along Lake...

  • Reunion developer introduces new condo hotel plan at golf resort

    Reunion developer introduces new condo hotel plan at golf resort

    The master developer of Reunion Resort appears to have scrapped plans for a 300-room conference hotel at the resort in Osceola County in favor of a new pedestrian-friendly condo development. Encore Capital Management filed a new Preliminary Subdivision Plan (PSP) for the 46 acres that span both...

  • GrowthSpotter wins EPPY Award for 'Best Business/Finance' site, 2nd time in 3 yrs

    GrowthSpotter wins EPPY Award for 'Best Business/Finance' site, 2nd time in 3 yrs

    Orlando Sentinel Media Group's GrowthSpotter was honored with the 2017 EPPY Award by Editor & Publisher on Wednesday for "Best Business/Finance Website" in the country in its size category, the second time in three years it has won the award. More than 320 entries were filed in the 22nd annual...

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