Industrial Real Estate Developments

  • McCraney Property plans new industrial bldg in Lake Mary’s SunTech Park

    McCraney Property plans new industrial bldg in Lake Mary’s SunTech Park

    McCraney Property Co. is looking to expand its substantial Orlando-area industrial portfolio with a new 45,509-square-foot building in Lake Mary’s SunTech Commerce Park. Company president and CEO Steven McCraney said he plans to use all local contractors and labor once the project gets through...

  • Bio-med machinery service co. to build new HQ in Winter Garden commerce park

    Bio-med machinery service co. to build new HQ in Winter Garden commerce park

    Orlando-based Injector Support & Service plans to build a new headquarters in Winter Garden that will also house its budding commercial real estate development business. The company plans to build a 10,000-square-foot building with 20 parking spaces on 1.37 acres in the Britt Business Center North...

  • ProLogis sells flex-industrial Chancellor Square buildings to Miami group

    ProLogis sells flex-industrial Chancellor Square buildings to Miami group

    Coconut Grove-based B&L Management Group paid more than $11.97 million on Friday for a three-building industrial portfolio west of the Florida Mall, offering synergies with a flex-industrial property they own across the street.  Located at 2400 Sand Lake Road and 8100-8150 Chancellor Square, the...

  • UCF seeks warehouse space for lease near campus to store housing assets

    UCF seeks warehouse space for lease near campus to store housing assets

    The University of Central Florida is seeking up to 10,000 square feet of warehouse space near its main campus to store Housing and Residence Life assets.  UCF's Housing Department warehouse operation handles the receiving, delivering and storage of all housing documents and assets, including furniture...

  • National tile & stone manufacturer plans first Orlando-area store, warehouse

    National tile & stone manufacturer plans first Orlando-area store, warehouse

    Bedrosians Tile and Stone, one of the nation's leading manufacturers, importers and distributors of such product for the construction industry, should break ground by May on its first showroom and warehouse in Greater Orlando, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter.  Bedrosians principals...

  • Becknell Industrial buys land for Phase 2 spec warehouses west of airport

    Becknell Industrial buys land for Phase 2 spec warehouses west of airport

    Indianapolis-based developer Becknell Industrial paid $8.5 million last Thursday for another 50 acres at the Mulvaney brothers' Air Commerce Park assemblage west of Orlando International Airport, where it should break ground this summer on a second phase of speculative warehouses totaling 533,000...

  • CRE investors buy industrial building near Creative Village, plan repositioning

    CRE investors buy industrial building near Creative Village, plan repositioning

    Local real estate broker and developer Nick Jones and his family's commercial real estate business Red Bell Partners paid $2.3 million on Tuesday for their second investment property in Downtown Orlando, aiming to capitalize on the population influx at Creative Village in the coming years.  Located...

  • Local developer starts self-storage focus with land buy in East Orange

    Local developer starts self-storage focus with land buy in East Orange

    Orlando-based Structure Development paid $772,650 on Friday for a tight 1.59 acres northeast of Waterford Lakes Town Center, with plans to go vertical on a new CubeSmart self-storage facility and retain water underneath.  Spanning 12701 and 12711 E. Colonial Dr., east of the S.R. 408 intersection,...

  • OUC seeks on-call general contractors for various construction projects

    OUC seeks on-call general contractors for various construction projects

    The Orlando Utilities Commission, which provides electricity and water for Orlando and parts of surrounding Orange County, is seeking multiple general contractors for projects big and small in the coming year.  In a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued Wednesday, OUC said it needs contractors to...

  • Johnson Development scoops up retail site at W192 and Westside Blvd

    Johnson Development scoops up retail site at W192 and Westside Blvd

    South Carolina-based Johnson Development Associates has launched construction on its sixth Orlando-area self-storage facility, after paying $1.2 million Feb. 10 for a 3-acre parcel in the Four Corners area. Robert Sucher, JDA's senior real estate manager, told GrowthSpotter the company chose the...

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  • Atlantic Aviation plans third hangar for private jets at MCO airport

    Atlantic Aviation plans third hangar for private jets at MCO airport

    Atlantic Aviation is pursuing construction permits to build its third private aircraft hangar west of Orlando International Airport, a projected $5 million investment driven by growing airport traffic and larger jets entering the market, the company's area general manager told GrowthSpotter.  Atlantic...

  • Duke Realty plans warehouse on land owned by Brazilian real estate family

    Duke Realty plans warehouse on land owned by Brazilian real estate family

    National publicly-traded REIT Duke Realty Corporation has nearly 15 acres under contract in the tourism corridor neighboring the Tangelo Park community, with plans for a build-to-suit warehouse and storage facility. Located at 7133 Municipal Dr., the 14.6-acre parcel lies two blocks off of International...

  • Powertools manufacturer plans new distribution center near Orlando airport

    Powertools manufacturer plans new distribution center near Orlando airport

    Virginia Beach-based powertools manufacturer STIHL, Inc., is preparing to double its footprint in Orlando, working with Liberty Property Trust to develop land west of Orlando International Airport for a new 155,000-square-foot distribution center.  Planned for 2904 Tradeport Dr., the 12.98-acre...

  • DCT Industrial buys land for expansion of Conway Road warehouse park

    DCT Industrial buys land for expansion of Conway Road warehouse park

    An affiliate of Denver-based DCT Industrial Trust paid $2.038 million on Wednesday for roughly 11.5 acres northeast of its Airport Distribution Center North warehouse park on Conway Road, paving the way for new access and a seventh building, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter. ...

  • Panattoni Development proposes 94k SF warehouse on Shader Road

    Panattoni Development proposes 94k SF warehouse on Shader Road

    California-based Panattoni Development Company is preparing for its second Build-to-Suit industrial warehouse development on Shader Road in the past three years.  Working through Maitland-based civil engineers IBI Group, the company filed a request for determination on Jan. 24 to build a 93,600-square-foot...

  • Investors buy Jetport Industrial land near OIA as option for bakery expansion

    Investors buy Jetport Industrial land near OIA as option for bakery expansion

    A group of investors with ties to the baking industry paid $3.72 million on Friday for land on the southern edge of Jetport Industrial Park, west of Orlando International Airport, with plans to potentially develop in the future for a local bakery business.  Located on the northwest corner of Landstar...

  • Local developer Liberty Investment pushes growth in self-storage & hotels

    Local developer Liberty Investment pushes growth in self-storage & hotels

    Orlando-based Liberty Investment Properties recently broke ground on its newest Central Florida self-storage facility near the Mall at Millenia, and may shift its focus for up to $40 million in new development in the coming years to more hospitality, the company's president told GrowthSpotter. ...

  • MDH Partners buys six Orlando warehouse bldgs, seller to reinvest locally

    MDH Partners buys six Orlando warehouse bldgs, seller to reinvest locally

    Atlanta-based industrial real estate investor MDH Partners closed last week on a warehouse portfolio buy spanning three regions of Florida, which included more than $71.3 million spent on nearly 1.14 million square feet of conditioned area in Orlando. The portfolio encompassed 27 buildings in Jacksonville,...

  • Seminole Commissioners to consider Land Use change for 42-acre project near Oviedo

    Seminole Commissioners to consider Land Use change for 42-acre project near Oviedo

    An Orlando developer plans to build a mixed-use project on 42 acres near Oviedo, but needs approval from Seminole County for future land use changes, in part because the property sits in an area county leaders had hoped would become a high-tech corridor.JEL Land Development LLC wants to develop...

  • Denholtz pays $18.5M for Orlando warehouses, wants more industrial

    Denholtz pays $18.5M for Orlando warehouses, wants more industrial

    An affiliate of New Jersey-based real estate investor Denholtz Associates paid $18.5 million on Wednesday to enter Orlando's small-bay industrial market, buying five buildings west of the airport with an eye for more like it in 2017, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter.  Located...

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  • Business owner & GC friend plan warehouse on spec in NW Orlando

    Business owner & GC friend plan warehouse on spec in NW Orlando

    A local business owner and his general contractor friend are partnering to develop an industrial warehouse in Northwest Orlando on spec, and are undecided on whether to lease the space or move the business there.  The developer affiliate, Princeton RJR LLC, includes Richard Kowalski, president...

  • Miami CRE investor pays $5.8M to enter Orlando industrial market

    Miami CRE investor pays $5.8M to enter Orlando industrial market

    A Coral Gables-based real estate investment group paid $5.85 million on Wednesday for three warehouse buildings in Orlando, its first in the local market, and is eyeing more in Greater Orlando to diversify.  COFE Properties bought the buildings in the Lake Holden Industrial Park, and the park’s...

  • Daryl Carter and John Reich team up for major St. Cloud land buy

    Daryl Carter and John Reich team up for major St. Cloud land buy

    An investment group led by Daryl M. Carter and John Reich paid $1.9 million on Thursday for 28 acres in the Osceola Industrial Park, near the intersection of U.S. 192 and Narcoossee Road.   As CEO of Maury L. Carter & Associates, Carter led an investment group that bought 236 acres last year on...

  • City to approve Tavistock for purchase & development of Poitras land near OIA

    City to approve Tavistock for purchase & development of Poitras land near OIA

    Orlando's City Council is expected to approve this Wednesday land purchase, development and management agreements with Tavistock Development Company for more than 1,800 acres south of Orlando International Airport.  **Update** City Council approved the GOAA land sale on Wednesday, pending agreement...

  • InterAmerica Stage pays $2.2M for new Sanford headquarters

    InterAmerica Stage pays $2.2M for new Sanford headquarters

    Sanford-based entertainment staging and design company InterAmerica Stage, Inc., paid $2.2 million on Friday for a new local headquarters, closing the deal in less than a month after the seller vacated earlier this year for its own local expansion.  Located at 5401 Benchmark Lane in the Midway...

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  • Dubai investors buy industrial park near Sanford airport, leased at 40 percent

    Dubai investors buy industrial park near Sanford airport, leased at 40 percent

    An investment group with ties to the Middle Eastern emirate of Dubai has purchased a 10-building industrial park near Orlando Sanford International Airport. AIM 786 LLC, a company headed by Sanford investor Abbas L. Datoo, purchased the Delphini Industrial Park for $1.6 million, according to a...

  • Lake County entrepreneur plans industrial development in Tavares

    Lake County entrepreneur plans industrial development in Tavares

    Lake County entrepreneurs interested in starter space for new industrial businesses should have a new option in Tavares soon. Audie Newman, owner of Vision Conveyor in Tavares, is looking to annex 3.14 acres across the street from his business on Southridge Industrial Drive into the city of Tavares...

  • Architectural precast & foam manufacturer doubles space with Orlando factory buy

    Architectural precast & foam manufacturer doubles space with Orlando factory buy

    Magic Design, an Orlando manufacturer of architectural precast and foam used in construction, is primed for growth after paying $2.175 million on Sept. 29 for a new manufacturing property double the size of space its leased for the past decade.  Located at 1330 Central Florida Parkway in the Regency Industrial...

  • Republic Services proposes new recycling facility southeast of Apopka

    Republic Services proposes new recycling facility southeast of Apopka

    Republic Services of Florida filed plans this week to build a new tipping facility for affiliate All-Rite Recycling in west Orange County southeast of Apopka, preparing for a bigger presence in the market with multiple service contracts in waiting with local cities. To be located at 3401 Overland...

  • Eisenberg Group boosts local warehouse assets to 10, focuses growth in Orlando

    Eisenberg Group boosts local warehouse assets to 10, focuses growth in Orlando

    Coral Springs-based The Eisenberg Group, an investor and manager of industrial real estate, is in acquisition mode for Orlando with an eye on small, mid-sized and large bay multi-tenant, after paying $9.925 million for four buildings totaling nearly 186,000 square feet in mid-September, the company's...

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  • MDH Partners buys 7th local warehouse asset, leases up Davenport spec-build

    MDH Partners buys 7th local warehouse asset, leases up Davenport spec-build

    Atlanta-based industrial real estate investor MDH Partners paid $16.25 million earlier this month for its seventh warehouse property in Greater Orlando, after entering the market in September of last year. It's now busy leasing up its first new-construction industrial park in Davenport, and is...

  • Plans for new self storage near Oviedo mirror national trend

    Plans for new self storage near Oviedo mirror national trend

    A South Carolina firm wants to convert land between Oveido and Winter Park into a three-story, 100,000-square-foot self storage facility. Johnson Development Associates of Spartanburg, S.C., held a pre-application meeting with Seminole County planners to amend a Planned Development agreement on...

  • Boca Raton-based CRE buyer flush with $300M to buy 2nd-gen retail & industrial

    Boca Raton-based CRE buyer flush with $300M to buy 2nd-gen retail & industrial

    Boca Raton-based Kin Properties has more than $300 million in capital available to buy second-generation retail and industrial properties, is drawn to Greater Orlando's stable growth, and can escrow an entire purchase price if necessary, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter. Despite...

  • Next industrial buyer lined up for land in Mulvaneys' Air Commerce Park

    Next industrial buyer lined up for land in Mulvaneys' Air Commerce Park

    Indianapolis-based developer Scannell Properties has at least 42 acres under contract with the Mulvaney brothers at their Air Commerce Park west of Orlando International Airport, and is expected to file plans this month for a new 352,000-square-foot warehouse. "We're working with a highly confidential...

  • Dewberry: Judge Farms construction to start within a month

    Dewberry: Judge Farms construction to start within a month

    Dewberry is about 30 days out from getting a permit to start building the 130-acre lake that will be the centerpiece of a new high-tech research park at Judge Farms. "Once we get the permit, we will immediately start construction," Vice President Kevin Knudsen told GrowthSpotter. The man-made lake...

  • $5.1M expansion of Nar-Vista Commerce Center planned w/large vehicle storage

    $5.1M expansion of Nar-Vista Commerce Center planned w/large vehicle storage

    Industrial flex-space developer Bob Meeks has his 12th building in line for permitting at Nar-Vista Commerce Center, 5 miles northeast of Orlando International Airport, with plans for a 13th now in design and the space for at least four more, based on growing small business demand.  "I started...

  • Local CRE principals pitch 650K SF of industrial in Ocoee along S.R. 429

    Local CRE principals pitch 650K SF of industrial in Ocoee along S.R. 429

    Principals with Orlando-based commercial real estate firm Cite Partners have 45.63 acres under contract on the western edge of Ocoee, with plans to develop a 650,000-square-foot light industrial park bordering the 429 Western Beltway.  Located on the northeast corner of E. Crown Point Road and...

  • Airline parts warehouse and retail planned for 10 acres near airport

    Airline parts warehouse and retail planned for 10 acres near airport

    Plans for an airplane parts repair warehouse paired with a suite of upscale shops have been submitted for Orlando’s development review process, set for 10 acres along Narcoossee Road, five miles north of Orlando International Airport. Real Estate agent Dana Stanley of Premium Properties Real Estate...

  • New high-speed color printers are winning converts in building professions

    New high-speed color printers are winning converts in building professions

    Larry Coughlin, account manager at the Longwood-based AXSA Imaging Solutions, remembers a time when construction plans were what many today would consider arty – more suitable for framing to set a vibe in the room than something actionable. “Blue paper with white lines,” he said in a recent interview....

  • Canadian developer files Regulating Plan for 1,000+ acres in SE Orange County

    Canadian developer files Regulating Plan for 1,000+ acres in SE Orange County

    Ontario-based developer DG Group has revived dormant plans for 1,033 acres in Southeast Orange County known as Camino Reale, filing a detailed rezoning proposal on Monday that proposes another mixed-use community directly west of what will be Tavistock's Sunbridge development.  The key challenge...

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  • Belgium's imec to lead Osceola sensor research center, drive Tech Farm growth

    Belgium's imec to lead Osceola sensor research center, drive Tech Farm growth

    Osceola County officials have confirmed that Belgian tech firm imec has signed on to lead the county's nanoelectronics design center - an announcement that could vault the county's new Florida Tech Farm into an economic development engine for Central Florida. "Because imec has international credibility established...

  • Boston's High Street Realty buys 2nd Orlando-area warehouse since May

    Boston's High Street Realty buys 2nd Orlando-area warehouse since May

    Boston-Based High Street Realty continued its energetic move into Greater Orlando’s industrial real estate market with the recent purchase of a 57,600-square-foot warehouse in Lake Mary.  High Street, a major investor in warehouse and distribution property in the eastern United States, paid $2.78...

  • Groveland industrial building sale price jumps 40 percent in five years

    Groveland industrial building sale price jumps 40 percent in five years

    Adam Sumner, Lake County’s manager of economic development and tourism, was not surprised that the industrial building leased to Metals USA in Groveland's Christopher C. Ford Commerce Park sold in the past week for $14.5 million, more than a 40 percent jump from its last sale price of $10.1 million...

  • Toy manufacturer buys Apopka warehouse for nearly $1.5M

    Toy manufacturer buys Apopka warehouse for nearly $1.5M

    A local company that developed and patented shipping pallets made of corrugated cardboard has sold its Apopka warehouse for $1.48 million. Design Pallets Inc. had owned the 36,000-square-foot warehouse at 2585 Clark St. since 2010. The company manufactured the lightweight pallets, which are recyclable...

  • Advanced Disposal plans new garbage truck maintenance facility SE of Apopka

    Advanced Disposal plans new garbage truck maintenance facility SE of Apopka

    Ponte Vedra-based solid waste company Advanced Disposal Services is pushing forward with regional expansion via 8.88 acres southeast of Apopka, filing plans for a new truck maintenance and fueling facility.  To be located at 5720 N. Pine Hills Road, south of Beggs Road, the facility would be roughly...

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  • McKee Construction preps 15 acres of industrial flex-space in Sanford

    McKee Construction preps 15 acres of industrial flex-space in Sanford

    A Sanford firm believes the industrial market is on the upswing in Seminole County, and plans to break ground on 256,000 square feet of distribution and flex space by mid-Fall. McKee Construction Inc. will build the five-building project on 15.8 acres at the northeast corner of Monroe Road and...

  • High Street Realty spends $6.3M on second Orlando industrial property

    High Street Realty spends $6.3M on second Orlando industrial property

    Boston-based High Street Realty Company paid $6.3 million last month for its second warehouse property in Greater Orlando, and helped put the finishing touch on a hat trick of industrial sales for Orlando's Cite Partners in April and May along Shader Road. A private equity real estate investment...

  • Sanford tax abatement program was key to new Allegiant Air simulation center

    Sanford tax abatement program was key to new Allegiant Air simulation center

    A tax abatement program approved by Sanford voters in March is already producing the intended results. Sanford City Commissioners on Monday night approved the first of three public hearings which would reduce property taxes by 50 percent over the next 10 years for Allegiant Airlines' new $24.7...

  • Preferred Realty plans first self storage location in Sanford

    Preferred Realty plans first self storage location in Sanford

    A south Florida company plans to build a 91,000-square-foot storage facility on a well-positioned property near S.R. 417 in Sanford. A subsidiary of Margate-based Preferred Realty & Development Inc. purchased 6.5 acres of land at the northwest corner of 25th Street and S.R. 417 for $1.115 million....

  • Hill Dermaceuticals to lease land, build new facility at Sanford Airport

    Hill Dermaceuticals to lease land, build new facility at Sanford Airport

    A Sanford-based pharmaceutical company is expanding its operations on land owned by the Sanford Airport Authority. Hill Dermaceuticals Inc. plans to build a 19,167-square-foot warehouse/office building on two acres of airport land located on the east side of Mellonville Avenue, north of the Seminole...

  • Hammond Electronics sells Orlando HQ to distributor of nail supplies

    Hammond Electronics sells Orlando HQ to distributor of nail supplies

    Forty-plus years ago, when Hammond Electronics moved into its headquarters at 1230 W. Central Blvd. in Orlando, the office space in the building was thrumming with employees for the small electronic components supplier, which boasts locations across the Southeast.  “Back in the 70’s (when the building...

  • Ground breaks on new bakery distribution center & retail store in Tavares

    Ground breaks on new bakery distribution center & retail store in Tavares

    Site work has begun on a Flowers Foods distribution center and small bakery outlet in Tavares, set on 4.32 acres at the intersection of U.S. 441 and Nelson Street. The parcel, originally planned as a site for a church, sat vacant for sale through the recession. City officials learned last August...

  • Tag Aero delays new headquarter construction in Winter Garden to January

    Tag Aero delays new headquarter construction in Winter Garden to January

    Winter Garden-based Tag Aero, a parts distributor for commercial aircraft, is progressing on plans to build a new headquarters that's double the size of its current footprint, and should break ground on the $1.4 million project next January, the company's founder told GrowthSpotter.  That's a delay...

  • Local broker buys Downtown Orlando Post Office property, seeks more assets

    Local broker buys Downtown Orlando Post Office property, seeks more assets

    A retired local real estate broker paid $3.2 million on Monday for a Downtown Orlando industrial property, fulfilling a 1031 exchange from a recent sale in Queens, New York. He has another Queens property set to move soon, and will be looking to place a few million more in Greater Orlando this...

  • Duke Energy, feeling the heat, needs to expand in area

    Duke Energy, feeling the heat, needs to expand in area

    Duke Energy, feeling the strain of the area’s increased population, is vastly expanding its transmission facility in Altamonte Springs and will be needing subcontractors to help with the job. The energy company, which has operated the 14-acre Spring Lake substation at 391 S. S.R. 434 since 1973,...

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  • Longwood throwing open welcome mat to developers by lowering fees

    Longwood throwing open welcome mat to developers by lowering fees

    Longwood, a Central Florida city that has largely missed the area’s building boom, is planning to offer developers steep concessions in effort to kickstart growth. The city, after bringing in a national economic consulting firm, has identified 14 areas it feels are primed for development, and nothing...

  • Sanford bronze foundry land goes for $1.3M to loyal customer

    Sanford bronze foundry land goes for $1.3M to loyal customer

    The Sanford land containing a bronze foundry that has done work for the likes of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and the University of Central Florida has been sold for $1.3 million to one of its customers. The three-acre American Bronze Foundry property on E. Lake Mary Boulevard was purchased...

  • Country may see growth slowing, but Central Florida not participating

    Country may see growth slowing, but Central Florida not participating

    While economic data show signs the rest of the country is slowing, it also clearly indicates that Greater Orlando continues to thrive. Local developers agree with the assessment, but also feel they have to plan and build smarter to keep the area robust. That was a key takeaway from the University...

  • Duke Energy to market Kissimmee industrial park

    Duke Energy to market Kissimmee industrial park

    Duke Energy has accepted a Kissimmee industrial park into its highly competitive site readiness program. The 193-acre Central Florida Business Park on Ham Brown Road has been approved for 2,095,500 square feet of office and industrial development. Located just south of the Lowe's Home Improvement...

  • Longwood takes initiative to list available local real estate on city website

    Longwood takes initiative to list available local real estate on city website

    The City of Longwood is on a development bent and has devised a relatively novel way of bringing business into its community: by posting extensive descriptions of available properties on its website. The city pulls properties in Longwood from real estate sales and leasing sites like LoopNet, as...

  • Mulvaney brothers add to industrial land pool near OIA, seek developers

    Mulvaney brothers add to industrial land pool near OIA, seek developers

    Brothers and local real estate investors Kenneth and Brian Mulvaney are looking for more developers to buy portions of what is now 231 acres of ex-Navy training property they own, west of Orlando International Airport.  Their affiliate Bogey Boggy Creek O8 LLC paid $4.32 million on April 12 to...

  • Industrial complex in northwest Orlando sells for $10.7M to local investors

    Industrial complex in northwest Orlando sells for $10.7M to local investors

    The four-building, 300,000-square-foot Shader Industrial Park in northwest Orlando has sold for $10.7 million, one of the biggest deals of its type this year. The complex was purchased by Hanover Platinum LLC, a group of local investors that includes Stephen, John and William Orosz, real estate...

  • Colony Capital affiliate pays $55.65M for warehouse buildings near tourism corridor

    Colony Capital affiliate pays $55.65M for warehouse buildings near tourism corridor

    An affiliate of Los Angeles-based Colony Capital paid $55.65 million on Tuesday for a four-building portfolio in Crownpointe Commerce Park near the tourism corridor. Located on Kingspointe Parkway off W. Sand Lake Road, the buildings dubbed Crownpointe I-IV were marketed for sale as a portfolio...

  • Building supply company buys Apopka warehouse & land parcel to expand

    Building supply company buys Apopka warehouse & land parcel to expand

    A Jacksonville-based building supply company paid $2.09 million on April 15 for an Apopka-area warehouse and 3.75-acre undeveloped tract, with plans to develop and relocate their local distribution center. Located at 2459 Clark St., the 43,596-square-foot warehouse lies a quarter mile west of the...

  • Local group to lease land to UPS near airport for truck parking, future facility

    Local group to lease land to UPS near airport for truck parking, future facility

    Principals of local brokerage firm Tree Realty Orlando should close a land lease deal in the coming weeks with UPS for 5.84 acres near Orlando International Airport, with the site to be developed as a parking hub for trucks, and potentially redeveloped in the future as a seasonal sorting facility. ...

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  • Electrical contractor or GC sought for LED install project at Amway Center

    Electrical contractor or GC sought for LED install project at Amway Center

    The City of Orlando is about to supply greater oversight to its professional basketball team by placing LED lighting everywhere they play in the Amway Center. The project, expected to cost as much as $800,000, has the city seeking a general contractor or electrical contractor, with bids due April...

  • Winter Garden's Dillard Street revamp to prompt millions in redevelopment

    Winter Garden's Dillard Street revamp to prompt millions in redevelopment

    Winter Garden is redoing one of its main arteries and entryways into the city, Dillard Street, a project that will cost the city close to $10 million and lead to hundreds of millions of dollars in estimated private development over the next two decades. The one-mile stretch of Dillard will be completely...

  • Amazon new distribution space in South Orlando used for 1-2 hour shipping

    Amazon new distribution space in South Orlando used for 1-2 hour shipping

    Amazon's new distribution center in South Orlando will support the new "Prime Now" one- and two-hour delivery service, with 100,000 square feet in Crownpointe Commerce Park near the tourism corridor leased in February, industrial real estate sources tell GrowthSpotter. 

  • Lake Technical College preps to build own Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    Lake Technical College preps to build own Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    C.A Voss of Electron Machine Corp. credits his employees for helping the Lake County manufacturer survive the recession. The company’s workforce remained stable and flexible when hours had to be cut during those dark years after 2008. Now those long-time employees are getting closer to retirement,...

  • Indoor RV storage planned for Ocoee near City Center West Orange

    Indoor RV storage planned for Ocoee near City Center West Orange

    A self-storage developer is planning to enlarge his Ocoee CubeSmart by building a 25,000-square-foot addition to store large recreational vehicles. “There is a real high demand right now for RV storage,” said Richard Beavers, whose Cubebuilders II LLC has submitted plans for the expansion to Ocoee....

  • Differing opinions on CNA's full leasing potential of new Lake Mary office building

    Differing opinions on CNA's full leasing potential of new Lake Mary office building

    While its brokers say insurance giant Continental Casualty Co., or CNA, could still take all four floors of the 137,000-square-foot office building being constructed for it in Lake Mary/Heathrow, the company insists it will go with three floors as initially planned. CNA executives and companies...

  • Brazilian meat processor picks Tavares to enter U.S. market, will renovate ice plant

    Brazilian meat processor picks Tavares to enter U.S. market, will renovate ice plant

    A Brazilian meat company is on the verge of expanding internationally by way of Tavares, with plans to re-purpose a former ice plant near the city for meat processing, for sale domestically and to new export markets, a principal with the company told GrowthSpotter.  Last September, The Gold Meat...

  • 300-unit boat & RV storage site proposed for Oviedo

    300-unit boat & RV storage site proposed for Oviedo

    A longtime fan of big boats and snazzy motor vehicles is looking to expand his interest by purchasing a 16-acre tract of land in Oviedo to set up an RV and boat storage facility. Hank Wilken wants to add to the two auto mechanic shops he has in Oviedo by putting in a storage area for up to 300...

  • Orlando could open millions in PACE Financing capital to local property owners

    Orlando could open millions in PACE Financing capital to local property owners

    The City of Orlando will soon join more than 65 cities in Florida that are giving building owners access to the most attractive form of financing today for energy efficiency upgrades, which spreads repayment over enough years for an owner/operator to profit off the investment in Year One.  Orlando's...

  • Local importer wants to build 100,000 SF warehouse in Sanford

    Local importer wants to build 100,000 SF warehouse in Sanford

    An area importer will be moving his children’s furniture business and its 40 employees to the Port of Jacksonville, unless he can obtain Seminole County's approval to build a 100,000-square-foot warehouse on a vacant parcel near his Sanford headquarters. Anthony Lupo, CEO of Discovery World Furniture...

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