Office Real Estate Developments

  • Lincoln Property Company pays $11M for site of Tremont Plaza tower, ballroom

    Lincoln Property Company pays $11M for site of Tremont Plaza tower, ballroom

    An affiliate of Lincoln Property Company paid $11 million on Friday for the Downtown Orlando site of its planned 28-story mixed-use Tremont Plaza tower project, acquiring with it the popular Ballroom at Church Street that could be redeveloped in the future.  Located at 225 S. Garland Ave., roughly...

  • FINFROCK set to grow with Apopka office & factory expansion plan

    FINFROCK set to grow with Apopka office & factory expansion plan

    Apopka-based design-build company FINFROCK will be growing its headquarters and staff to keep up with market demand for its pre-fabricated construction product, adding 7,000 square feet of office and expanding its manufacturing plant.  The company’s rapid growth, now at nearly 500 employees, has...

  • Waste Pro USA purchases HQ building in Longwood after leasing 17 years

    Waste Pro USA purchases HQ building in Longwood after leasing 17 years

    Waste Pro USA, one of Central Florida’s largest privately owned companies, recently purchased its headquarters building in Longwood for $4.2 million, according to deeds signed in late March and recorded Thursday in Seminole County. Known as "The Springs," the three-story, 32,934-square-foot building...

  • EspoGroup to add retail and office near Tupperware SunRail station

    EspoGroup to add retail and office near Tupperware SunRail station

    Orlando-based EspoGroup wants to start construction on a three-story mixed-use building just south of the future Tupperware SunRail station as as soon as permits are issued, company executives told GrowthSpotter. President Jose Notaro and General Manager Alessandro Esposito met Wednesday with Osceola...

  • Investor buys undeveloped land northeast of Mall at Millenia, mulls options

    Investor buys undeveloped land northeast of Mall at Millenia, mulls options

    A Boca Raton-based investor paid $5.2 million on Monday to take ownership of a valuable vacant parcel near the Mall at Millenia, after winning a legal dispute last year with a local development partner. The new owner told GrowthSpotter on Tuesday he'll now seek real estate consultants to advise...

  • Mortgage company founder buys former ITT school bldg in bankruptcy bid

    Mortgage company founder buys former ITT school bldg in bankruptcy bid

    Robert W. Palmer, founder and president of RP Funding mortgage and title companies, has purchased the former ITT Education Services building in Lake Mary and plans to make it a headquarters for his new technology marketing products. The building, located between I-4 and International Parkway in...

  • Rich Uncles REIT pays $6.75M for Maitland office building

    Rich Uncles REIT pays $6.75M for Maitland office building

    California-based Rich Uncles real estate investment trust (REIT) has acquired its third Central Florida asset, paying $6.75 million Monday for a two-story, Class A office building in Maitland Center Commons. RU Chief Investment Officer David Perduk told GrowthSpotter he learned about the property...

  • Ex-CEO of Hughes Supply has buyer with office plans for acre in SoDo Orlando

    Ex-CEO of Hughes Supply has buyer with office plans for acre in SoDo Orlando

    A local real estate broker and development consultant has a buyer lined up for an acre within south downtown Orlando's Orlando Health campus, with plans for a new medical office building.  Located at 1116 Lucerne Terrace, the 1.03-acre vacant site lies a block and a half southwest of W. Gore Street...

  • Tavistock plan calls for fewer homes, more jobs on Osceola side of Sunbridge

    Tavistock plan calls for fewer homes, more jobs on Osceola side of Sunbridge

    Tavistock Development Company has filed a concept plan revealing new details about the first development phase of its massive Sunbridge community in Osceola County. The first major takeaway from the revised Master Plan is a significant reduction in the number of homes proposed in the early phases....

  • Owner of vacant Downtown Orlando office building hires broker, finalizes reno plans

    Owner of vacant Downtown Orlando office building hires broker, finalizes reno plans

    Flint, Mich.-based developer West Second Street Associates is finalizing designs for a complete renovation of the former AT&T office building in Downtown Orlando, has hired a local real estate broker to market the space and could start construction as soon as this Fall, the company's founder told...

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  • Developer & VHB pitch shared parking for new building in Downtown Winter Park

    Developer & VHB pitch shared parking for new building in Downtown Winter Park

    Local property developer and manager Battaglia Group is exploring lenders for a planned three-story Class A office and retail building in Downtown Winter Park, with initial city approvals expected this month and the first dining tenant signed, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter. ...

  • Aventura developer plans mixed-use for 18 acres by SunRail, CRE leasing agent sought

    Aventura developer plans mixed-use for 18 acres by SunRail, CRE leasing agent sought

    An affiliate of Aventura-based Master Real Estate filed plans this week for a mixed-use development on 18 acres within walking distance of the Sand Lake Road SunRail station, and will seek a commercial leasing agent and lender in the coming months, a partner with the group told GrowthSpotter.  ...

  • Wieland moving Celebration office to Lake Nona, expanding footprint & staff

    Wieland moving Celebration office to Lake Nona, expanding footprint & staff

    National general contractor Wieland Corporation is moving its Orlando-area office to Lake Nona, more than doubling its square footage with plans to add staff this year.  Located at 6900 Tavistock Lakes Blvd., the four-story, 85,000-square-foot office building in Lake Nona's Town Center Phase 1...

  • Developer building new medical offices near Winter Haven Hospital

    Developer building new medical offices near Winter Haven Hospital

    Lakeland homebuilder Olivera Construction is venturing into commercial real estate with a new medical office building a few blocks south of Winter Haven Hospital. Consulting engineers with JSK Consulting filed new plans last week with the Southwest Florida Water Management District for a 4,000-square-foot...

  • National tour operator seeks tax incentives to make Orlando its co-headquarters

    National tour operator seeks tax incentives to make Orlando its co-headquarters

    Los Angeles-based American Tours International is considering Orlando for a new co-headquarters, and is seeking $47,000 in tax incentives from the City of Orlando over the next six years.  ATI offers Visit USA programs that include group bus and air tours, and has offices in New York, Beijing,...

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  • Taurus buys Eatonville land to expand office complex footprint

    Taurus buys Eatonville land to expand office complex footprint

    The Maitland office of global real estate firm Taurus Investment Holdings paid $950,000 on Monday for land to expand its parking for the Reserve at Maitland office complex on W. Kennedy Boulevard, in Eatonville.  Attorney Ken Clayton, president of Kennedy Commercial LLC, confirmed that his family...

  • Developer considers medical complex near new Valencia College campus

    Developer considers medical complex near new Valencia College campus

    A South Florida investor wants to develop up to 60,000 square feet of Class A medical offices across from the Bellalago community on Pleasant Hill Road, but zoning and environmental constraints could make the project unfeasible at that location. Guillermo Pulgarin and his broker, Tim Weisheyer,...

  • Kissimmee physician planning medical complex on S.R. 535 tourism corridor

    Kissimmee physician planning medical complex on S.R. 535 tourism corridor

    Kissimmee allergist Imtiaz Ahmed wants to renew a permit for a planned medical office complex in the tourism corridor that stalled during the recession. Ahmed met this week with Osceola County planning staff to discuss how to resume work on the project, located at the intersection of S.R. 535 (Vineland...

  • Highwoods seeks to pave the way for next office bldg at MetroCenter in MetroWest

    Highwoods seeks to pave the way for next office bldg at MetroCenter in MetroWest

    Raleigh-based Highwoods Properties wants to build out a parking lot to support the next office building at its MetroCenter development in MetroWest.  Highwoods filed a determination request with the City of Orlando in mid-January for approval to build a remaining 218 parking spaces to support the...

  • Developer plans new Class-A office building at Sand Lake West Business Park

    Developer plans new Class-A office building at Sand Lake West Business Park

    New York-based investor and developer Sentinel Real Estate Corp. is planning a new Class-A office building east of Orlando's tourism corridor, with one global company considering the space for relocation of its local office.  A master plan was filed with the City of Orlando on Jan. 20 for what...

  • Developer plans 10-story mixed-use tower along Downtown Orlando's Lake Ivanhoe

    Developer plans 10-story mixed-use tower along Downtown Orlando's Lake Ivanhoe

    Winter Park-based Alliance Residential Company has property fronting Lake Ivanhoe in Downtown Orlando lined up for purchase, with plans to redevelop as a 10-story mixed-use project that will bring more residents and office space to burgeoning Ivanhoe Village, a lead executive with the company told...

  • Digital marketing firm pays $15.5M for Downtown Orlando office building

    Digital marketing firm pays $15.5M for Downtown Orlando office building

    An affiliate of Orlando-based digital marketing firm Launch That paid $15.5 million last week to fast-track its growth, buying a five-story office building in Downtown Orlando where it can expand, while repositioning the property as a hub for small tech companies.  Located at 1 S. Orange Ave.,...

  • Central Florida Recovery Centers plans second location in Apopka

    Central Florida Recovery Centers plans second location in Apopka

    The local owner of Central Florida Recovery Centers, Inc., is in Apopka's planning approval process and just a few months away from opening its second location in Greater Orlando, a projected $2.5 million investment.  The business offers a range of services, including mental health assessments,...

  • 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...

  • Congressman Soto leases historic downtown Kissimmee building for district office

    Congressman Soto leases historic downtown Kissimmee building for district office

    Newly sworn-in Rep. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, will be opening his flaship district office in the historic Carson Bryan House in downtown Kissimmee, next to the Osceola County Courthouse. Soto won the open seat vacated by Alan Grayson by defeating Republican Wayne Liebnitzky to become the first...

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  • SESCO Lighting buys former Maitland office property of architects HHCP

    SESCO Lighting buys former Maitland office property of architects HHCP

    Winter Park-based SESCO Lighting, one of the nation's largest lighting manufacturer representatives, paid $3.5 million on Dec. 9 for the former Maitland office of one of Orlando's leading architecture firms, with plans to relocate next year in an expansion move, the company's chairman told GrowthSpotter. ...

  • Osceola selects Skanska & Tennessee firm to build Tech Farm's first office building

    Osceola selects Skanska & Tennessee firm to build Tech Farm's first office building

    Tennessee-based Century HealthRealty and  Skanska USA will be recommended on Monday as the development team to build the first office building in Osceola County's Tech Farm research park. The firm beat out three other proposals for the county contract, which includes 2 acres of free land adjacent...

  • KPMG prospective user for 54-acre Lake Nona training center, seeks tax rebates

    KPMG prospective user for 54-acre Lake Nona training center, seeks tax rebates

    New York-based KPMG LLP and the City of Orlando have a tentative agreement in place for more than $3.5 million in tax rebates over seven years, in exchange for the company's plan to invest an estimated $430 million to build an 800,000-square-foot corporate training and conference center in Lake...

  • Electronics manufacturer seeks tax incentives for plant expansion in Apopka

    Electronics manufacturer seeks tax incentives for plant expansion in Apopka

    The City of Apopka is set to approve tax incentives on Wednesday worth up to $60,000 for electronics manufacturer Qorvo US, Inc., which is leveraging rebates from the city, county and state in exchange for a $43 million expansion of its local plant.  Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, the company...

  • Eyesore property at entrance to Eustis sells for redevelopment

    Eyesore property at entrance to Eustis sells for redevelopment

    A former Lowe’s site that has sat empty for years on a prominent corner at the entrance of Eustis sold on Thursday for $1.6 million. The 9.29-acre property was bought by an LLC controlled by a local physician, who has plans to build a medical office development on the nearly nine acres along U.S....

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  • Local CRE fund has vacant Downtown Orlando office building under contract

    Local CRE fund has vacant Downtown Orlando office building under contract

    A local commercial real estate fund has a 34-year-old vacant office building in Downtown Orlando under contract, with plans to close in December, fill it with tenants and explore vertical redevelopment over the next decade, its CEO told GrowthSpotter.  Located at 320 E. South St., the 1.82-acre...

  • Majors Investments buys MetroWest office bldg, nears finish in Ivanhoe Village

    Majors Investments buys MetroWest office bldg, nears finish in Ivanhoe Village

    Orlando-based Majors Investments paid $2.3 million on Oct. 26 through an affiliate to buy a local media group's office building in MetroWest, where it plans to house the staff of its Medical Villages division and find tenants for the half-empty building.   Located at 1500 Park Center Dr., between...

  • ChampionsGate office building sells for $7.3M to Tampa family turning a 1031

    ChampionsGate office building sells for $7.3M to Tampa family turning a 1031

    A Tampa family investment group paid $7.275 million on Oct. 31 to buy a three-story, Class A office building in ChampionsGate. John Navratil told GrowthSpotter his family began investing in real estate in 2000 when they bought the first of several mobile home parks. Earlier this year, an investor...

  • Modular construction developer proves concept in NYC, eyes Florida for growth

    Modular construction developer proves concept in NYC, eyes Florida for growth

    A 33-story prefabricated steel building recently completed in Brooklyn, N.Y., could become the model for future high-rise construction around the world, and in the Greater Orlando area. The tower at 461 Dean St. in Brooklyn is made almost entirely of rectangular modules, produced in a factory and...

  • St. Cloud OKs land sale for downtown parking garage and mixed-use tower

    St. Cloud OKs land sale for downtown parking garage and mixed-use tower

    The St. Cloud City Council voted Thursday night to sell a vacant lot near City Hall to ADMC Design, in exchange for the firm's promise to build a 10-15 story mixed-use tower with an attached parking garage.  The international construction company, founded by Albanian-born Albert Leka, has invested...

  • Owner of vacant Downtown Orlando office building preps renovation plan

    Owner of vacant Downtown Orlando office building preps renovation plan

    Flint, Mich.-based developer West Second Street Associates is preparing designs for a complete renovation of the former AT&T office building in Downtown Orlando, and will seek retail and office tenants for pre-lease in the coming months, the company's director of acquisitions told GrowthSpotter. ...

  • Osceola County to seek bids for class A office building next to sensor center

    Osceola County to seek bids for class A office building next to sensor center

    Osceola County is putting the final touches on a request for letters of interest (RFLOI) for developers to build a four-story, Class A office building next door to the $250 million  Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, which opens in early 2017. County Manager Don Fisher told GrowthSpotter on...

  • Orlando-area Shriners buy ex-restaurant in Apopka to renovate as new HQ

    Orlando-area Shriners buy ex-restaurant in Apopka to renovate as new HQ

    The Bahia Shriners will soon begin renovating a former restaurant in Apopka that will serve as the organization's new temple for members from six Central Florida counties. The Shriners paid $1.625 million for 1.49 acres at 3101 E. SR 436, according to a deed recorded Oct. 3 in Seminole County....

  • Boyd Development & partner plan proton therapy center for Hamlin medical campus

    Boyd Development & partner plan proton therapy center for Hamlin medical campus

    Boyd Development has partnered with Knoxville-based Provision Healthcare to develop a protein therapy center that will kick off a 25-acre medical campus in Hamlin Town Center West, the companies announced on Monday. Construction on the advanced cancer treatment facility will start "sometime in...

  • Atlanta developer buys land next to Lake Mary's proposed New Century Town Center

    Atlanta developer buys land next to Lake Mary's proposed New Century Town Center

    An Atlanta developer of high-end, award-winning office and industrial parks has purchased land in a busy and growing corridor of Lake Mary. TPA Group, which has developed $5 billion worth of real estate holdings, recently purchased 22.28 acres on Primera Boulevard, between I-4 and Rinehart Road...

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  • Osceola hoping free land will bring public & private dollars to new research park

    Osceola hoping free land will bring public & private dollars to new research park

    Osceola County Manager Don Fisher unveiled a key economic incentive proposal to draw jobs and investors to the Florida Tech Farm on Thursday. Speaking to the Central Florida chapter of NAIOP, Fisher said the county has offered 50 acres of prime real estate in the new research park for free, as...

  • Majors Investments sells Maitland medical facility to Milwaukee REIT for $23.2M

    Majors Investments sells Maitland medical facility to Milwaukee REIT for $23.2M

    Orlando-based Majors Investments has sold three medical office complexes to a Milwaukee real estate investment trust, in a relationship that will likely result in more sales. Most recently, Majors sold six Class-A buildings in Medical Village Maitland (a condominium) for $23.2 million, according...

  • CompuTech City seeks solar contractor for new Longwood HQ

    CompuTech City seeks solar contractor for new Longwood HQ

    CompuTech City is about to expand its empire, but it wants to reduce its footprint. The Lake Mary-based company will be breaking ground on a new Longwood office building in October, as Growthspotter reported on July 28 – and in its plans for both function and form, says founding partner Darshan...

  • Equity Partners plans construction of 6th office building in UCF research park area

    Equity Partners plans construction of 6th office building in UCF research park area

    With the completion in September of its Challenger One building, Orlando-based Equity Partners Inc. will have five office buildings either in or adjacent to the Central Florida Research Park.  But the firm isn’t through. Construction of a 29,320-square-foot, one-story building in the research park’s...

  • Chilean investors buy Altamonte office towers w/10% occupancy, plan turnaround

    Chilean investors buy Altamonte office towers w/10% occupancy, plan turnaround

    A Chilean hotel company has signaled plans to diversify by purchasing the Executive Point Towers in Altamonte Springs for $3.16 million, with an extensive rebranding plan for the office properties now at 10 percent occupancy. RIST Properties LLC, which owns four motels in Florida, recently purchased...

  • 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...

  • Smaller version of Avalon Park development planned for Tavares

    Smaller version of Avalon Park development planned for Tavares

    Avalon Park Group has filed plans in Tavares to build a smaller version of its Avalon Park community on the shores of Lake Hermosa, bringing a potential 1,000-plus homes and mixed-use community just outside Eustis.  “We believe that we can repeat our success we had in Avalon Park in Orlando in...

  • Orlando physician invests in Kissimmee's E192 tech corridor

    Orlando physician invests in Kissimmee's E192 tech corridor

    An Orlando gastroenterologist has purchased a prime commercial lot on E192 right in front of the new Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center. Muhammed Mohiuddin, who has a practice in St. Cloud, paid $1.2 million through an LLC affiliate in late July for the 3-acre lot. His practice is Gastro...

  • 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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  • My Florida Regional MLS to seek reno contractors for recently bought HQ

    My Florida Regional MLS to seek reno contractors for recently bought HQ

    My Florida Regional MLS, Florida’s largest multiple listing service organization, will seek contractors in the coming months to help plan renovations to its recently purchased new building in Altamonte Springs.  The organization paid $4.5 million on July 5 for the former headquarters of the Institute...

  • CompuTech City to break ground on new Longwood HQ in October

    CompuTech City to break ground on new Longwood HQ in October

    Following its $250,000 purchase of two wooded acres on Rangeline Road on May 24, CompuTech City, currently headquartered in Lake Mary, is looking to break ground on a brand-new Longwood home for its growing company by October, founding partner Darshan Patel told GrowthSpotter. “We are constantly...

  • Ohio developer may get green light on Lake Mary 'Allure' project

    Ohio developer may get green light on Lake Mary 'Allure' project

    Plans to build a large mixed-use development in Lake Mary appear to be back on track, after Seminole County planners have concluded the project would fit the character of the surrounding development. First reported by GrowthSpotter on Feb. 21, Cincinnati-based Capital Investment Group met that...

  • Tabernaculo de Vida Church buys new home in Orlando, seeks help w/reno work

    Tabernaculo de Vida Church buys new home in Orlando, seeks help w/reno work

    The Tabernaculo de Vida Orlando Church paid $660,000 on July 15 for a home it can call its own, a 48-year-old former office and industrial building in Southeast Orlando. The help of a civil engineer and contractors would be welcomed to aid interior renovation work, the church's pastor told GrowthSpotter. ...

  • Developer plans apts, office & hotel on 25 acres near Oviedo Medical Center

    Developer plans apts, office & hotel on 25 acres near Oviedo Medical Center

    A Philadelphia developer with a track record in Maitland and Lake Nona plans to transform 25 acres near Oviedo's soon-to-open hospital into a bustling mixed-use development of apartments, offices and a hotel. The Klein Co. wants to build 296 apartments, 100,000 square feet of Class A office space...

  • Adventist Health planning major expansion at Altamonte Springs corporate campus

    Adventist Health planning major expansion at Altamonte Springs corporate campus

    Adventist Health System (AHS), parent company of Florida Hospitals, is prepping for a major expansion of its corporate campus in Altamonte Springs. The nonprofit company filed plans last week with the city and the St. Johns River Water Management District for a new office building and parking deck...

  • Four Corners developer looking for investors in shovel-ready project

    Four Corners developer looking for investors in shovel-ready project

    A Polk County developer is looking to sell her shares in a shovel-ready vacation home project as she preps the adjacent property for office and retail development. Longtime Davenport realtor Lucia Camara has an approved site plan for Villa Domani, a 62-unit boutique vacation home community at the...

  • 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...

  • Global warming, coastline concerns push Boca investor to spend $17M in Celebration

    Global warming, coastline concerns push Boca investor to spend $17M in Celebration

    South Florida developer and real estate investor Jeffrey Weiss is the new owner of a 106,200-square-foot office building in Celebration that is home to Disney Vacation Club offices. Weiss' affiliate company Celebration Advance paid $17.2 million for the 9-acre parcel on Celebration Boulevard just...

  • Winter Garden hospital & new homes prompt two flex-office properties to grow

    Winter Garden hospital & new homes prompt two flex-office properties to grow

    Responding to rapid residential growth and the newly-opened Florida Hospital Winter Garden, developers of two neighboring flex-office properties are pushing expansion plans on the southeast corner of Winter Garden Vineland Road and the Florida Turnpike.  David Colburn, manager of Winter Garden...

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  • Tupperware sells two parcels, close to inking deal for hotel site

    Tupperware sells two parcels, close to inking deal for hotel site

    Tupperware Brands has closed on two property sales in recent weeks and is about a month away from closing a deal to bring a 120-room Hampton Inn to the Crosslands in Kissimmee. Tom Roelk, vice president of Tupperware Brands, told GrowthSpotter the company sold an outparcel at the Orange Blossom...

  • DeLand-based doctor seeks to redevelop SoDo Orlando property as mixed use

    DeLand-based doctor seeks to redevelop SoDo Orlando property as mixed use

    A DeLand-based medical doctor who wants to relocate his practice to Downtown Orlando hopes to rezone 1.06 acres on S. Orange Avenue and build a new mixed-use office/retail building, with design and construction estimates to be sought in the latter half of this year.  "I want to be where the action...

  • Developer sells Kissimmee Medical Village for quick profit

    Developer sells Kissimmee Medical Village for quick profit

    In less than a year, Majors Investments has turned a nearly $1.4 million profit in the sale of its Kissimmee Medical Village at 1975 S. John Young Parkway. The Orlando-based developer specializes in converting distressed properties into Class A medical office space. Founder Tim Majors bought the...

  • Crescent's New Century mixed-use pitches 'live-play' for Lake Mary office segment

    Crescent's New Century mixed-use pitches 'live-play' for Lake Mary office segment

    Crescent Communities' mixed-use plans for 153 acres in Lake Mary could be the city's first live-work-play development fronting the east side of Interstate 4, coupling a Millenial housing option with Class A office in a way Lake Mary's commercial wave has missed up until now.   The New Century Town...

  • Women's Care Florida building office in Lake Nona

    Women's Care Florida building office in Lake Nona

    Women’s Care Florida will be breaking ground this month in Lake Nona, becoming the latest medical services provider to located in the burgeoning area. The female medical care company will build a 6,200-square-foot women’s care center with associated parking along the south side of Lake Nona Village...

  • Diocese of Orlando plans another land sale along Sanford's S.R. 46

    Diocese of Orlando plans another land sale along Sanford's S.R. 46

    The Diocese of Orlando plans to sell half of its 60-acre parcel in Sanford along S.R. 46 for residential and commercial development, and keep the other half to continue operating the All Souls Catholic Church there and add an elementary school. The diocese, which has owned the land since 2001,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Battaglia Group plans new retail-office building in Downtown Winter Park

    Battaglia Group plans new retail-office building in Downtown Winter Park

    Local property developer and manager Battaglia Group is planning a new three-story Class A office and retail building less than a block off S. Park Avenue, on one of the last undeveloped parcels in Downtown Winter Park. Located at 158 E. New England Ave., the 0.61-acre parcel is currently a city-managed...

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  • I-4 rebuilding shaking up Greater Orlando's office market

    I-4 rebuilding shaking up Greater Orlando's office market

    The rebuilding of Interstate 4 for the next six years threatens to create a sea change in Orlando's office market, one that could alter future development, expansion and communities. Driving on I-4, onerous before construction began in February 2015, has become impossible at times for daily commuters....

  • 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...

  • 'Escape Artists' attraction planned for Downtown Sanford

    'Escape Artists' attraction planned for Downtown Sanford

    A couple of Longwood entrepreneurs plan to take an attraction that has been popping up in the last couple of years in Orlando’s tourist corridor, and introducing it to more sedate Sanford. Brian Bechtel and Nancy Philips plan Escape Artists for the city’s historic commercial district, which they...

  • Middle East PE group buys Universal Blvd office bldg, plans more in tourism corridor

    Middle East PE group buys Universal Blvd office bldg, plans more in tourism corridor

    A private equity firm with roots in the Middle East paid $15.38 million on March 30 for an office building on Universal Boulevard, and will continue fulfilling a PE portfolio focused on Central Florida this year while preparing statewide investment plans for 2017, a principal with the group told...

  • Atlanta investor buys first Orlando medical office building, looking for more

    Atlanta investor buys first Orlando medical office building, looking for more

    Atlanta-based commercial property investor and manager Bauman & Company paid $10.68 million on Wednesday to enter the Orlando market, buying a three-story medical office building in South Orlando that's home to Nemours Children's Clinic.  Located at 1717 S. Orange Ave., the 32-year-old medical...

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  • National Airlines scouting office, warehouse space in Orlando and Sanford

    National Airlines scouting office, warehouse space in Orlando and Sanford

    As National Airlines deepens its ties to the Orlando area, the air carrier will be looking at space for new headquarters and a maintenance facility. National wants Class A office space for its new home base, which it wants to maintain near Orlando International Airport. The company will also seek...

  • Thorough redesign pitched for 61-year-old retail/office building on N. Magnolia

    Thorough redesign pitched for 61-year-old retail/office building on N. Magnolia

    The owner of one of Downtown Orlando's oldest retail/office buildings on N. Magnolia Avenue is seeking city permission to thoroughly renovate the property's frontage, proposing second-floor balconies and new floor-to-ceiling windows to feature ground-floor tenants.  Built in 1954, the two-story...

  • 28 acres in Lake Mary owned by famed group may be close to development, or sale

    28 acres in Lake Mary owned by famed group may be close to development, or sale

    The Rockefeller property, roughly 28 acres on International Parkway near the Lake Mary-Sanford border, may soon be built on by its owner or a buyer, bringing an end to a nearly 10-year construction impasse. "We would develop the site if a big build-to-suit tenant came in," Tyler Jones, development...

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    An affiliate of Maitland-based ViaAir LLC paid $1 million on Feb. 9 to buy the two-story, 12,237-square-foot office building at 111 S. Maitland Ave., which neighbors the Asbury United Methodist Church of Maitland.  The 42-year-old property will now be the focus of extensive renovations and serve...

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    Developer in 'Heaven' over retail project, but muck a major issue

    A longtime developer is betting that his planned “Heaven Plaza 4” retail center will replicate the success he has seen at three other flex-office developments that carry the Heaven name. But the parcel, based at the intersection of Sand Lake Road and Presidents Drive, will take considerable work...

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