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  • Veteran Orange County transportation engineer retires after 31+ yrs

    Veteran Orange County transportation engineer retires after 31+ yrs

    When Joe Kunkel takes the occasional drive down S. John Young Parkway today, his mind may happily wander into 40 feet of muck.  Design for the massive extension of that thoroughfare between Interstate 4 and Sand Lake Road, a five-year project rife with environmental challenges, was Kunkel's first...

  • Park Square Homes launching three new communities on U.S. 27 corridor

    Park Square Homes launching three new communities on U.S. 27 corridor

    Park Square Homes will launch a trio of new subdivisions on Polk County's U.S. 27 corridor this year, all designed to appeal to first-time homebuyers. CEO Suresh Gupta told GrowthSpotter the builder is almost sold out at Carlisle Grand, a 158-home community on Holly Hill Fruit Road that launched...

  • CEO of national aerospace supplier pays $5.1M for Isleworth lakefront home

    CEO of national aerospace supplier pays $5.1M for Isleworth lakefront home

    The president and CEO of a leading national aerospace supply company paid $5.1 million this week for a lakefront home near the Isleworth Golf & Country Club. Located on Lake Louise Drive on a half-acre lot with extensive lake frontage, the 7,543-square-foot home has five bedrooms, six-and-a-half...

  • Westgate plans new open-water obstacle course for Orlando resort

    Westgate plans new open-water obstacle course for Orlando resort

    Westgate Resorts is pursuing a new amenity for one of its resort hotels near International Drive, with plans to expand the hotel's footprint onto an adjacent lake.  Located at 6145 Carrier Dr., the 18-story, 403-unit Westgate Palace Resort borders Sandy Lake and lies directly south and across the...

  • Former Kmart anchor space to be redeveloped at Winter Springs center

    Former Kmart anchor space to be redeveloped at Winter Springs center

    Construction slated to start this month should breathe new life into the Promenade at Tuskawilla shopping center at Red Bug Lake and Tuskcawilla roads near Winter Springs. Tuskawilla Park SC, Ltd., a private partnership which owns the 217,000-square-foot center, plans to spend $5 million redeveloping...

  • BRIDG and Siemens to announce new partnership at NeoCity

    BRIDG and Siemens to announce new partnership at NeoCity

    Osceola-based tech consortium BRIDG and software giant Siemens have scheduled a joint announcement next week of a new partnership and research collaboration at the NeoCity technology district.  BRIDG CEO Chester Kennedy and Rob Rudder, executive vice president of Siemens PLM Software, will release...

  • Xenia files plans to expand ballroom at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

    Xenia files plans to expand ballroom at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

    Orlando-based Xenia Hotels & Resorts filed plans on Thursday to expand its ballroom space at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Lake Buena Vista by more than one third, fulfilling a promise last year to make the property more competitive for group travel.  Xenia's Development Plan filed with Orange...

  • Local investor takes down 10 acres near Vineland Outlets, eyes hotel developers

    Local investor takes down 10 acres near Vineland Outlets, eyes hotel developers

    Affiliates of local real estate investor Wayne J. Hilmer Sr. paid more than $5 million on Thursday for nearly 10 acres east of Vineland Premium Outlets, with one hotel buyer under contract and two more hotel pads being pushed. Located north of the Publix-anchored Regency Village shopping center,...

  • Vacation home bill and insurance reform top Florida Realtors' goals for 2018

    Vacation home bill and insurance reform top Florida Realtors' goals for 2018

    Florida Realtors is adding the weight of its 180,000 members behind a legislative push to end local government restrictions on vacation home rentals. "Our position at Florida Realtors is that's an infringement of private property rights," said Tim Weisheyer, vice chair of the Public Policy Committee...

  • Transportation planning consultant sought for I-Drive transit feasibility study

    Transportation planning consultant sought for I-Drive transit feasibility study

    Orange County wants a transportation planning consultant to study the feasibility of bringing new public transit options to International Drive, including a modern streetcar or other premium vehicle for an urban circulator system, according to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued on Wednesday. ...

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  • Partner in Artegon mall ownership talks redevelopment vision, success of outlets

    Partner in Artegon mall ownership talks redevelopment vision, success of outlets

    Redeveloping the 104-acre Artegon Marketplace property that sold on Tuesday should start late this year by filling the mall with unique new entertainment anchors, and may try to replicate the retail success of nearby outlet malls, a partner in the buyer group told GrowthSpotter.  David Goldfarb,...

  • NY developer files revived plan for Le Meridien hotel near OCCC

    NY developer files revived plan for Le Meridien hotel near OCCC

    New York-based developer and property manager Empire Equities has revived a dormant deal to bring Starwood's Le Meridien flag to Orlando's tourism corridor, filing plans Thursday for a 300-room hotel on a site it bought five months ago. The company filed its new Development Plan with Orange County...

  • Schoolfield Properties sells Kissimmee mobile home lots for $1.7M

    Schoolfield Properties sells Kissimmee mobile home lots for $1.7M

    Kissimmee-based Schoolfield Properties is disposing of residential assets to focus on its core retail and office properties, and is starting with mobile home communities the company developed in the 1980s, a lead executive told GrowthSpotter. Cheryl Schoolfield said the company sold 30 lots in...

  • Caribe Royale Orlando hotel owner pursues plans to double convention center space

    Caribe Royale Orlando hotel owner pursues plans to double convention center space

    California-based owners of the Caribe Royale Orlando hotel want to double the property's convention center meeting space, filing plans to expand the resort's footprint onto adjacent land.  Located at 8101 World Center Dr., 1.5 miles east of Walt Disney World, the 11-story hotel built in 1996 features...

  • Plaza Construction to enter Orlando market with new Central Florida office

    Plaza Construction to enter Orlando market with new Central Florida office

    New York-based Plaza Construction is throwing its hat into the ring of local commercial real estate by opening a new Central Florida office, seeking high-profile Orlando work to help expand its profile in the state outside of Miami. The company opened its new regional office in Tampa in late December,...

  • Adventist Health buys nearly 60 acres in Apopka near S.R. 429 interchange

    Adventist Health buys nearly 60 acres in Apopka near S.R. 429 interchange

    Adventist Health System, parent company of Florida Hospital, paid $2.35 million on Monday for more than 53 acres in western Apopka, land it appears ready to bank for future development -- potentially for storage warehouses. The company also bought part of an adjacent 6.39 acres on Jan. 5 for $450,000,...

  • Osceola County sets permit deadlines to avoid spike in mobility fees

    Osceola County sets permit deadlines to avoid spike in mobility fees

    Developers and builders have two months to submit their plans to Osceola County if they want to avoid paying higher mobility fees after May 1.  Community Development Administrator Dave Tomek released a policy determination on Tuesday that guarantees the county would honor the current fee rate for...

  • City Center West Orange developer buys key infill site for Phase 2 of Ocoee project

    City Center West Orange developer buys key infill site for Phase 2 of Ocoee project

    More land was added last week for the second residential phase of City Center West Orange in Ocoee, with an affiliate of developer Park Development Corp. paying more than $5.489 million to fill a large gap in the project's footprint.  More than 32 acres across five parcels (22 acres developable)...

  • Walmart shadow center in Kissimmee sells for $3M+

    Walmart shadow center in Kissimmee sells for $3M+

    A Walmart Neighborhood Market-anchored shadow center at a key Kissimmee intersection sparked a bidding war when it hit the market in October, eventually closing Jan. 8 above list price.  Parkway Retail, a 10,000-square-foot multi-tenant retail space was built in 2016 and was fully leased. It's...

  • Lockheed Martin plans new office building at Sand Lake Road campus

    Lockheed Martin plans new office building at Sand Lake Road campus

    Lockheed Martin is planning a new six-story office building at its Missile and Fire Control plant near Orlando's tourism corridor, driven by employment growth and buoyed by up to $3.5 million in public incentives that were approved last year. To be located at 5600 W. Sand Lake Road, the new office...

  • Banner lines up name & builder for 13-story apts in Downtown Orlando, eyes Q2 start

    Banner lines up name & builder for 13-story apts in Downtown Orlando, eyes Q2 start

    Illinois-based multifamily developer Banner Real Estate Group has a name and general contractor chosen for its planned 13-story apartment building in Downtown Orlando, and is on pace to break ground by June.  This would be Banner's entry to the Central Florida market, with a six-parcel assemblage...

  • Local homebuilder makes Horizon West market entry w/townhome-heavy plans

    Local homebuilder makes Horizon West market entry w/townhome-heavy plans

    Orlando-based homebuilder Park Square Homes is preparing its entry to the Horizon West submarket, paying $3.5 million in December for 165 acres where it plans a new townhome-heavy subdivision. Located at 8498 Seidel Road, east of the 13th green at the Orange County National Golf Course, the property...

  • Richmond American Homes adds more lots in St. Cloud for entry-level product

    Richmond American Homes adds more lots in St. Cloud for entry-level product

    Richmond American Homes spent more than $8 million in late December to expand its lot inventory in St. Cloud. The homebuilder closed two acquisitions before year's end, Orlando Division President Ben Shoemaker told GrowthSpotter, paying $5 million for Phase 2 of the 198-lot Pinewood Gardens subdivision...

  • Ocoee settles on look for new City Hall, preps design-build bid criteria

    Ocoee settles on look for new City Hall, preps design-build bid criteria

    The city of Ocoee has settled on the design for a new City Hall building in its downtown, and is preparing criteria for the two-part application process for design-build contractors. City commissioners chose one of six design options in December to move forward with for the new City Hall planning...

  • Owner of theme park ride manufacturers buys Orlando warehouse to expand

    Owner of theme park ride manufacturers buys Orlando warehouse to expand

    A manufacturer with affiliates supplying the amusement park industry paid more than $1.8 million last week for an Orlando warehouse, where the companies plan to invest and expand their operations. Located at 3923 Forrestal Ave. south of Downtown Orlando, the 1.8-acre site features a 26,513-square-foot...

  • New housing phases, key road extension on tap for Lake Nona's Laureate Park in 2018

    New housing phases, key road extension on tap for Lake Nona's Laureate Park in 2018

    Tavistock Development Company is preparing key steps in new infrastructure and residential development for its Laureate Park neighborhood in Lake Nona, following a record year for home sales there in 2017. Laureate Park is Lake Nona's largest and fastest growing neighborhood, and should have close...

  • Multifamily developer targets Darden Corp. land for new apts on John Young Pkwy

    Multifamily developer targets Darden Corp. land for new apts on John Young Pkwy

    National multifamily developer Wood Partners has Darden Corporation property under contract directly south of the company's headquarters on John Young Parkway, and is pursuing a Land Use Plan amendment to allow apartments on site.  "Darden has a sale agreement in place" for part of its property...

  • Orlando Health lines up near- & long-term development plans for SoDo infill site

    Orlando Health lines up near- & long-term development plans for SoDo infill site

    Orlando Health is preparing plans for a new staff parking garage on an infill site near its Orlando Regional Medical Center campus, and setting the stage for a future office building next door.  Located at 55 W. Gore St., south of Downtown Orlando and directly west of the 4.6-acre Crescent Lucerne...

  • Veronica Malolos, NAI Realvest

    Veronica Malolos, NAI Realvest

    With her three-year anniversary as a broker for NAI Realvest approaching mid-month, Veronica Malolos has much to reflect upon. As 2018 begins, she’s headed into a new role as Chair of the Osceola County Planning Board – the first minority woman ever elected to the post. Malolos will guide the commission...

  • Seminole County seeks P3 proposals to redevelop, expand Five Points Complex

    Seminole County seeks P3 proposals to redevelop, expand Five Points Complex

    Seminole County is seeking proposals for design and construction of a redeveloped Five Points Operations Complex to consolidate county offices, according to a Public-Private Partnership (P3) bid opportunity issued this week.  The public solicitation effort follows an unsolicited bid and proposal...

  • NY-based CRE investor pays $14.5M for Orlando market entry near Florida Mall

    NY-based CRE investor pays $14.5M for Orlando market entry near Florida Mall

    An affiliate of New York-based commercial real estate investor United Properties Corp. paid $14.5 million last week to enter the Orlando market, buying part of a retail center that neighbors Simon Property Group's The Florida Mall.  Located at 700 and 730 W. Sand Lake Road, the 29-year-old "Terrace...

  • Sun Terra sells Harmony town center retail and golf course for $7M

    Sun Terra sells Harmony town center retail and golf course for $7M

    Sun Terra Communities has divested of another swath of property in the Harmony master-planned community east of St. Cloud, selling the community's golf course, town center and undeveloped retail land for a combined $7 million. "It benefits us because we really want to focus on Harmony West and...

  • Cawthon to prep 67 acres in Apopka near 429 interchange for homebuilders

    Cawthon to prep 67 acres in Apopka near 429 interchange for homebuilders

    An affiliate of Windermere-based FHC Development paid $1.75 million on Thursday for 67 acres in Apopka, where the developer plans to market the site to homebuilders drawn to a burgeoning highway interchange.  Located on the east side of Orange Blossom Trail (U.S. 441), the property lies 1.5 miles...

  • Illinois developer planning mixed-use project on Westside corridor

    Illinois developer planning mixed-use project on Westside corridor

    Illinois developer Eli Steinhardt is planning a live-work community near ChampionsGate on Osceola County's Westside Boulevard corridor. The owner of Steinhardt Builders has applied to rezone 44 acres of Wheeler Farms' orange grove on the county line to Commercial Tourist zoning for the first phase...

  • Local builder plans new warehouse in shadow of growing Ocoee industrial park

    Local builder plans new warehouse in shadow of growing Ocoee industrial park

    Orlando-based Regional Construction Inc. is planning to build a 31,000-square-foot warehouse near the Franklin Street-S.R. 429 intersection in Ocoee, adding to the building boom in that section of west Orange County. The prospective warehouse and office are slated for a 2.94-acre tract located...

  • L.A. investment firm buys Kissimmee apartment complex for $25.75M

    L.A. investment firm buys Kissimmee apartment complex for $25.75M

    Los Angeles-based CGI Strategies paid $25.75 million right before Christmas to buy its second apartment community in Kissimmee's W192 tourism corridor. CGI acquired the Cane Island Apartments, which comprises 166 units of the 260-unit community. CGI spokesman Bruce Beck told GrowthSpotter the complex...

  • South FL investor buys retail center at key Kissimmee intersection

    South FL investor buys retail center at key Kissimmee intersection

    South Florida investor Claudio Maggi paid $5.5 million last week for a pair of inline retail strip centers at the northwest corner of Kissimmee's John Young Parkway and Pleasant Hill Road. Shoppes at Pleasant Hill was built in 2003 and 2004 and contains 34,200 square feet divided among 21 tenant...

  • Winter Park Housing Authority seeks architecture and engineering contractors

    Winter Park Housing Authority seeks architecture and engineering contractors

    The Winter Park Housing Authority wants to hire one or more architecture and engineering firms to help it with potential renovation projects and property acquisitions in 2018 and beyond, according to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued on Thursday. Created in 1970, the Housing Authority owns...

  • Winter Garden church buys land in Hamlin for new building, seeks design team

    Winter Garden church buys land in Hamlin for new building, seeks design team

    An affiliate of Harvest Bible Chapel Winter Garden paid $7 million on Friday for a site in west Orange County near Boyd Development's Hamlin Town Center, with plans to design and break ground on a new Christian church in 2018.  Located at 5300 Hamlin Groves Trail, the church bought 8.5 acres of...

  • Mattamy Homes buys Lake Apopka land from City of Ocoee for $3.75M

    Mattamy Homes buys Lake Apopka land from City of Ocoee for $3.75M

    Mattamy Homes paid the City of Ocoee $3.75 million last week for 146 acres on Lake Apopka that will comprise the second phase of its new Preserve at Crown Point gated community. Mattamy was the winning bidder for the city-owned property and closed on the first 146 acres in July 2016 for the same...

  • NBA’s Austin Rivers turns quick profit on sale of Winter Park home to local CEO

    NBA’s Austin Rivers turns quick profit on sale of Winter Park home to local CEO

    Less than one year after he bought it, NBA player Austin J. Rivers sold his Phil Kean Design Group home in Winter Park last week for $2.9 million, representing a 6.8 percent profit over 11 months.  The sale price breaks down to more than $661 per square foot, which ranks 10th in value per square...

  • Houston-based family firm pays $17M for part of new Millenia-area retail center

    Houston-based family firm pays $17M for part of new Millenia-area retail center

    An affiliate of Houston-based family real estate firm Silvestri Investments paid $17 million on Friday for the secondary retail anchor site at BBX Capital's Gardens on Millenia development.  Located at 3525 Gardens Ridge Way in the 3700 block of Millenia Boulevard, the 8.62-acre parcel lies within...

  • Crystal Homes launching new townhome resort, apartments near Reunion

    Crystal Homes launching new townhome resort, apartments near Reunion

    Orlando-based Crystal Homes is bringing more luxury vacation townhomes and apartments to the booming ChampionsGate-Reunion submarket.  President Constantinos Zavos told GrowthSpotter that horizontal construction is now underway for Crystal Ridge, a 126-unit townhouse resort community on C.R. 532...

  • Orange Lake Resorts buys part of Infinity Park land planned for own future HQ

    Orange Lake Resorts buys part of Infinity Park land planned for own future HQ

    Affiliates of Orlando-based Orange Lake Resorts paid $36.55 million on Friday for more than 21 acres at Tavistock Development Company's Infinity Park property, buying an existing office building and adjacent land that is planned for its new corporate campus. Located in the 9300 block of S. John...

  • Providence One Partners to build new HQ office in Colonial TownPark

    Providence One Partners to build new HQ office in Colonial TownPark

    One of the original developers of Colonial TownPark in Lake Mary has acquired the last vacant parcel and plans to start construction in March on a new 10,000-square-foot office building. Providence One Partners purchased the 0.9-acre lot in August and is awaiting final permit approvals from Seminole...

  • Boca Raton-based family firm pays $15M for Del Frisco's property on I-Drive

    Boca Raton-based family firm pays $15M for Del Frisco's property on I-Drive

    An affiliate of Boca Raton-based family investment firm Amzak Capital Management paid $15.1 million on Friday for the triple net-leased Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House on International Drive, marking its first retail asset in the Greater Orlando market.  Located at 9142 International Dr.,...

  • Local CRE investment family buys office bldg fronting I-4 at Winter Park doorstep

    Local CRE investment family buys office bldg fronting I-4 at Winter Park doorstep

    A local family steeped in commercial real estate investment paid $8.9 million last Thursday in an off-market deal for a fully leased Orlando office building with highway frontage, and wants to diversify with more retail in the coming year.  Located at 604 Courtland St., the 4.72-acre parcel borders...

  • Hilton Orlando preps renovations & new addition to pool-area amenities

    Hilton Orlando preps renovations & new addition to pool-area amenities

    Owners of the Hilton Orlando near International Drive are planning a multi-million dollar renovation of the hotel's pool-area amenities, meant to reinvigorate dormant space and capitalize on the corporate travel market.  The 1,418-room hotel on the corner of Destination Parkway and International...

  • Shingle Creek Resort expansion's next phase prepped for two new staff bldgs

    Shingle Creek Resort expansion's next phase prepped for two new staff bldgs

    Rosen Hotels & Resorts is pursuing permits to break ground in 2018 on the second phase of a multi-phase expansion at its Shingle Creek Resort, with plans for two new staff support buildings.  The company filed construction permit requests on Dec. 21 with Orange County for a four-story, 133,680-square-foot...

  • NJ hotelier buys Crosslands outparcel for new hotel, restaurant in Kissimmee

    NJ hotelier buys Crosslands outparcel for new hotel, restaurant in Kissimmee

    After marketing the hotel site at Kissimmee's Crosslands shopping center for more than two years, Tupperware found a buyer right before Christmas. New Jersey-based Pinnacle Hospitality Group paid $2.65 million last week for the 3.5-acre outparcel at the shopping center's Orange Blossom Trail entrance,...

  • Seminole Schools seeks CMAR for $2.65M renovation job on 9th Grade Center

    Seminole Schools seeks CMAR for $2.65M renovation job on 9th Grade Center

    Seminole County Public Schools is seeking a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for the renovation and remodeling of Seminole High School's 9th Grade Center, with a budget of $2.65 million, according to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued this week.  Formerly known as Millennium Middle School...

  • South Florida developer planning 451-home subdivision in St. Cloud

    South Florida developer planning 451-home subdivision in St. Cloud

    South Florida-based BBX Capital is in discussions with several local homebuilders for a 451-home subdivision next to Gramercy Farms in St. Cloud. BBX won approval this month from the St. Cloud City Council for its Preliminary Subdivision Plan for the "Old Hickory" Planned Unit Development (PUD)....

  • Construction plans filed for full renovation of Downtown Orlando office bldg

    Construction plans filed for full renovation of Downtown Orlando office bldg

    Construction drawings and a building permit application were filed this week for total renovation of the former AT&T office building in Downtown Orlando. A general contractor and anchor tenant are now top of mind, and could prove one in the same in the coming months.    Located at 500 N. Orange...

  • Extreme recreation park signs big-box lease for Orlando market entry, seeks GC

    Extreme recreation park signs big-box lease for Orlando market entry, seeks GC

    A Utah-based chain of indoor "extreme recreation" parks with trampolines, ninja obstacle courses, parkour zones and more is preparing its Orlando market entry, set to lease a vacant big box retail space and invest $2.6 million between now and May. Recently signed for the 30,000-square-foot anchor...

  • RIDA adding more retail space at downtown ChampionsGate

    RIDA adding more retail space at downtown ChampionsGate

    Downtown ChampionsGate could be getting an artisan bakery among its new retail offerings in 2018. RIDA Development Corp. plans to break ground in January on a 9,400-square-foot multi-tenant retail building, bringing the total amount of retail space in front of The Gate apartments to 24,000 square...

  • San Diego-based buyer talks $208M value for Downtown Orlando office tower trio

    San Diego-based buyer talks $208M value for Downtown Orlando office tower trio

    San Diego-based commercial real estate investment group Southwest Value Partners (SVP) closed Thursday on Cousins Properties' trio of Downtown Orlando office towers for $208.1 million, and may seek more in the market, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter.  Deeds for the sale had...

  • Winter Park's The Mayflower files expansion plan request for 16 acres

    Winter Park's The Mayflower files expansion plan request for 16 acres

    The Mayflower Retirement Community in Winter Park has readied plans for seven new buildings as part of a revived expansion plan for its 29-acre campus, and will seek city approval next month for the concept and a crucial rezoning.  GrowthSpotter first reported in September that The Mayflower management...

  • Tavistock files new plans for dense, urban mixed-use district in Lake Nona

    Tavistock files new plans for dense, urban mixed-use district in Lake Nona

    Tavistock Development Company filed plans Thursday for a new mixed-use district covering more than 158 acres in Lake Nona, with a web of interconnected streets to guide urban-style development east of the Lake Nona Town Center, and a new medical office building to kick it off.  GrowthSpotter first...

  • Kissimmee broker buys 22 acres near Poinciana SunRail station

    Kissimmee broker buys 22 acres near Poinciana SunRail station

    Kissimmee real estate broker Thomas Chalifoux acquired 22 acres of vacant land this week at a major intersection a quarter mile from the new Poinciana SunRail station.  Chalifoux, founding broker of Sunray Management Group, paid $1.85 million for the land at the southwest corner of Orange Blossom...

  • Clarion Partners pays $58M for majority of Lake Nona Landing retail center

    Clarion Partners pays $58M for majority of Lake Nona Landing retail center

    An affiliate of New York-based real estate investment group Clarion Partners paid $58 million on Wednesday for more than half of the 53-acre Lake Nona Landing retail center. Located in the 11900 block of Narcoossee Road, just south of S.R. 417, the property has been developed by Tavistock Development...

  • AV Homes finalizing TOD project next to Poinciana SunRail station

    AV Homes finalizing TOD project next to Poinciana SunRail station

    AV Homes is reworking its plan for a new Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) just north of the Poinciana SunRail station.  Division President Ken Thirtyacre told GrowthSpotter the homebuilder has eliminated up to 400 apartment units that were entitled in the original 82-acre Planned Development...

  • New Leesburg-area mall owners update city on new tenants, investment efforts

    New Leesburg-area mall owners update city on new tenants, investment efforts

    The new owners of Lake County’s only mall unveiled ambitious plans for its improvement to the Leesburg City Commission Tuesday evening, promising to bring new life to an underdeveloped property. Meir Benzaken and Laurent Abitbol, real estate investors and brokers with Exclusive Management and Properties,...

  • Australian chocolate bar & restaurant to make U.S. market entry via I-Drive

    Australian chocolate bar & restaurant to make U.S. market entry via I-Drive

    An Australian chocolate bar and café with more than 230 stores worldwide is planning its U.S. market entry via Orlando's International Drive, taking vacant restaurant space next to a long-anticipated future attraction. To be located at 7653 International Dr., the dual-tenant retail building lies...

  • Excelsior preps for grading, infrastructure work on 38 acres along Palm Pkwy & I-4

    Excelsior preps for grading, infrastructure work on 38 acres along Palm Pkwy & I-4

    Colorado-based Excelsior Capital Partners is pursuing mass grading and infrastructure work for 38.8 acres it owns along Interstate 4 in Orlando's tourism corridor, with sale and subdivision in sight for 2018.  An investor in distressed debt and real estate, Excelsior bought the land in September...

  • Polk Commissioners reject plan to build warehouses on Four Corners mall site

    Polk Commissioners reject plan to build warehouses on Four Corners mall site

    Polk County Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday to defend a "line in the sand" along U.S. 27 in Davenport that prohibits distribution warehouses on the east side of the highway. Seefried Industrial Properties was seeking to add 1.4 million square feet of distribution warehouse space on a Four Corners...

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