Seminole County Developments

  • Developer preps new light industrial bldgs in Rand Yard Commerce Center

    Developer preps new light industrial bldgs in Rand Yard Commerce Center

    Ocala-based DL Fox Properties LP has a 24,500-square-foot building under construction in Sanford’s Rand Yard Commerce Center, and two more on the way later this year. A spokesman for president Dan Fox said the company started erecting steel this week for the building in Rand Yard West, the western...

  • Developer has assisted living facility site ready in Casselberry, seeks end-user

    Developer has assisted living facility site ready in Casselberry, seeks end-user

    Developer Bill Parramore has been working since 2014 on getting Casselberry government approvals for his Breezeway at Lake Marie assisted living home project. Now the site is ready to go, and all he needs is an owner-operator. “I’ve had a lot of interest but nobody’s come forward with money to...

  • Action Church pays $1.17M for former private school property in Sanford

    Action Church pays $1.17M for former private school property in Sanford

    Action Church paid for $1.17 million earlier this month for its third church site in Seminole County, buying the former City Church Academy in Sanford.  The former private church school at 650 E. Airport Blvd. will give Action Church will be the first property owned by the church, which until now...

  • Meritage ready to move on 2nd phase of Oakmont Reserve in Longwood

    Meritage ready to move on 2nd phase of Oakmont Reserve in Longwood

    Meritage Homes recently paid $2.54 million for 11-plus acres in Longwood, and will start site work in the next few months on the second phase of upscale Oakmont Reserve. The national homebuilder bought the land June 8 from HRD Longwood LLC, a company affiliated with Harney Land & Cattle Co. of...

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Seminole State College seeks construction manager for Gould Bldg renovation

    Seminole State College seeks construction manager for Gould Bldg renovation

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

  • Wekiva Capital Partners plans retail for busy Longwood intersection

    Wekiva Capital Partners plans retail for busy Longwood intersection

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

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

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

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

  • Cheesecake supplier plans expansion after striking deal with Sanford

    Cheesecake supplier plans expansion after striking deal with Sanford

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

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

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

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

  • Family-owned printing company to leave Longwood, build new HQ in Sanford

    Family-owned printing company to leave Longwood, build new HQ in Sanford

    Magnolia Press, a homegrown print shop doing business in Seminole County since 1973, has outgrown its Longwood operation and plans to build a new main office in Sanford. At 21,000 square feet, the new building will be more than twice as large as the company's current 8,000-square-foot print shop...

  • Hotel investors under contract for historic Downtown Sanford building

    Hotel investors under contract for historic Downtown Sanford building

    Private investors have a contract to buy one of Downtown Sanford's most historic buildings and want to convert it into a 120-room boutique hotel, returning it to the original use from its opening in 1925 as the Forrest Lake Hotel. Located at 1095 E. 1st St. overlooking Lake Monroe, the building...

  • Plan for Downtown Sanford hotel faces triad of challenges

    Plan for Downtown Sanford hotel faces triad of challenges

    John Revelle's plans to open a boutique hotel in an historic building in Downtown Sanford is a goal that has long been championed by city supporters. But if he is to deliver, he'll need to overcome several obstacles. Revelle, who lives in Maitland and formed Sanford Hotel Group LLC in February,...

  • Winter Park senior care firm buys Fern Park office park, plans conversion to ALF

    Winter Park senior care firm buys Fern Park office park, plans conversion to ALF

    The new owner of a Seminole County office park plans to renovate and repurpose its six buildings into a senior living facility, with a opening targeted for late 2018 or early 2019. Premier Senior Consultants of Winter Park paid $2.7 million for the office park at 7255 Estapona Circle, according...

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  • Three new QSRs & more planned for site on Oviedo’s Mitchell Hammock Road

    Three new QSRs & more planned for site on Oviedo’s Mitchell Hammock Road

    A development planned for busy Mitchell Hammock Road could offer Oviedo commuters to Orlando new choices for low-cost dining. Hank Porcher, president of real estate development company T.L. Pittman and Associates Inc., said he has commitments from three quick-service restaurant companies for 11...

  • Lake Mary seeks contractor bids to build new Heritage Park

    Lake Mary seeks contractor bids to build new Heritage Park

    The City of Lake Mary is seeking a landscape contractor to build the first phase of its new Heritage Park, to be located on the city's east end nears its SunRail station. The land that is being used was donated to the city for public use and currently contains trees and open space. It is at Greenleaf...

  • Developer buys Altamonte Springs site for 7th local store of auto body repair chain

    Developer buys Altamonte Springs site for 7th local store of auto body repair chain

    Dallas-based Cross Development paid $790,000 on April 6 for a build-to-suit site in Altamonte Springs, planned as the seventh local store of auto body repair chain Caliber Collision.  Located at the intersection of Rainer Drive and Pearl Lake Causeway with frontage on Bunnell Road, the 2.21-acre...

  • 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...

  • Newly-acquired land fronting I-4 near Longwood listed for sale at $1.8M

    Newly-acquired land fronting I-4 near Longwood listed for sale at $1.8M

    A 5-acre strip near Longwood fronting an Interstate 4 welcome station is going up for sale, after its former owner retook control from a church that couldn't follow through on construction plans.  Located just north of Exit 94 and bounded on the east by I-4 and the west by Markham Woods Road, the...

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  • Walmart Neighborhood Market & fuel station expected for site near Apopka

    Walmart Neighborhood Market & fuel station expected for site near Apopka

    Retail giant Walmart may be planning a stand-alone grocery store and fuel station on the Seminole/Orange County border near Apopka, according to a recent filing with the St. Johns River Water Management District. An application submitted March 24 by property owner Taurus Investment Holdings asks...

  • 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...

  • Small-bay industrial sells in Sanford near new warehouse developments

    Small-bay industrial sells in Sanford near new warehouse developments

    A Boston-based private equity firm paid $10.4 million in mid-March for two industrial buildings in one of Central Florida's fast growing submarkets for new warehouses. A fund created by Cabot Properties Inc. bought the two buildings that comprise Sanford's North Park Commerce Center on Enterprise...

  • Sanford's brewing reputation attracts investors to historic train depot property

    Sanford's brewing reputation attracts investors to historic train depot property

    A group of Orlando investors plan to open a brewery and artisan market in a train depot in downtown Sanford. Wekiva Basin Brewing LLC has submitted plans to the city of Sanford to construct a 3,500-square-foot brewery and tap room at 212 W. 1st St. Plans also call for a 2,300-square-foot market...

  • 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...

  • Hospital Corporation of America develops plan for new hospital in North Seminole

    Hospital Corporation of America develops plan for new hospital in North Seminole

    Hospital Corporation of America, which operates the Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford, is planning to build a new medical campus in Heathrow that would include a 180-bed hospital, and may ultimately replace the Sanford location entirely. Seminole County planners are scheduled for a pre-application...

  • Sanford & Coral Gables developer close to deal on $50M downtown project

    Sanford & Coral Gables developer close to deal on $50M downtown project

    A deal between the City of Sanford and a Coral Gables-based developer to redevelop three downtown city blocks appears imminent after six months of negotiations. The development, dubbed Heritage Park, would be a $50 million mixed-use project that partially overlooks Lake Monroe, made up of 37,750...

  • Sanford begins early negotiations to build downtown parking garages

    Sanford begins early negotiations to build downtown parking garages

    When Theo Hollerbach opened his German restaurant in downtown Sanford in 2001, finding a place to park was never an issue. In fact, the owner of the popular Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café would play soccer with employees during afternoons on 1st Street in front of his restaurant, with little chance...

  • Longwood seeks construction bidders for city park, building demo & new pond

    Longwood seeks construction bidders for city park, building demo & new pond

    The City of Longwood is seeking bidders on two major projects: redevelopment of Reiter Park, and the demolition of a wastewater plant and construction of an irrigation supply pond at the plant’s former site. Leaders of the Seminole County city have been talking for years about major improvements...

  • Sanford seeks land & planning consultants to evaluate Comp Plan

    Sanford seeks land & planning consultants to evaluate Comp Plan

    The City of Sanford is seeking land management and planning consultants to help it review and update its Comprehensive Plan, according to a Request for Proposals (RFP) published on Wednesday.  The RFP invites qualified firms or individuals to work on the city's preparation of a Comprehensive Plan...

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  • Miami-based firm uses 1031 exchange to buy strip mall in busy Altamonte corridor

    Miami-based firm uses 1031 exchange to buy strip mall in busy Altamonte corridor

    Miami-based TCII Capital Group added to its Greater Orlando portfolio last week with a $2.325 million acquisition of a strip mall in Altamonte Springs’ busy S.R. 434 corridor. The full-service real estate firm bought two multi-tenant buildings just north of Sand Lake Road and next to Lake Brantley...

  • Oviedo Mall sells for $15.3M, new owner promises renovations & new retailers

    Oviedo Mall sells for $15.3M, new owner promises renovations & new retailers

    The new owner of Oviedo Mall will be hiring hundreds of local workers this year as it looks to renovate and revitalize the aging property built in 1998, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter.  Los Angeles-based International Growth Properties, via affiliate Oviedo Mall Holding LLC,...

  • Sun Terra in talks with Meritage Homes for San Pedro land

    Sun Terra in talks with Meritage Homes for San Pedro land

    Eco-friendly builder Meritage Homes has been named as possible developer or exclusive homebuilder for a new 700-home community planned on the 200-acre San Pedro Center land previously owned by the Catholic Diocese of Orlando. Sun Terra Communities, backed by New York private equity firm JEN Partners...

  • Arizona REIT buys multiple WingHouse restaurants

    Arizona REIT buys multiple WingHouse restaurants

    Arizona-based STORE Capital is buying up multiple locations of The WingHouse Bar & Grill throughout Florida, and may in fact have bought the entire chain. The REIT paid $1.9 million on Jan. 27 to buy Ker's Winghouse restaurant at 3401 W. Vine St. in Kissimmee. The same day, STORE paid $2 million...

  • Insula spends $18.5M on Altamonte Springs apts, plans $2.5M more in reno

    Insula spends $18.5M on Altamonte Springs apts, plans $2.5M more in reno

    Multifamily owner/operator Insula Companies plans to spend another $2.5 million on renovations at a 168-unit apartment complex in Altamonte Springs that it bought last week for $18.55 million. Insula principal Jeff Talbot said the Sarasota-based company plans major renovations to the 29-year-old...

  • Central Parc to develop retail outparcels at Lake Mary's Savannah Park

    Central Parc to develop retail outparcels at Lake Mary's Savannah Park

    Looking to cash in on the recent growth spurt along International Parkway near Lake Mary, Winter Park-based Central Parc Development plans to spend $3.8 million developing three outparcels at the Exchange at Savannah Park. Central Parc, under affiliate Savannah Park Retail LLC, purchased four remaining...

  • Developer seeks land use change to build grocer-anchored retail near Heathrow

    Developer seeks land use change to build grocer-anchored retail near Heathrow

    Publix's status as king of the Florida grocery market is being challenged yet again with a proposed development in Seminole County. Representatives with Orlando-based Elevation Development will meet with Seminole County planners Wednesday to discuss a proposal to build a retail center at the southwest...

  • Pulte to launch new residential developments near Longwood, Lake Mary

    Pulte to launch new residential developments near Longwood, Lake Mary

    Pulte Homes will continue to expand its presence in strategic pockets of Seminole County this year with groundbreakings coming on two residential developments. Lake Emma Sound, a 78-home development at the southwest corner of Anderson Lane and Rinehart Road, received Planned Unit Development approval...

  • Longwood posts RFP for real estate consultants

    Longwood posts RFP for real estate consultants

    The City of Longwood is seeking a real estate consulting firm to guide it in accomplishing twin goals this year of enhancing the city’s historic district, and uniting municipal services at a new City Hall. Longwood issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on Monday for interested commercial real estate...

  • 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...

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  • CalAtlantic finalizing master plan for Winter Springs' Tuskawilla Crossings

    CalAtlantic finalizing master plan for Winter Springs' Tuskawilla Crossings

    CalAtlantic Homes is in the final planning stages for Tuskawilla Crossings, a 379-home subdivision straddling the Cross Seminole Trail in Winter Springs. The developer, formerly known as Standard Pacific, bought the 133-acre site in 2015 for $17.1 million. It's located just west of the S.R. 417...

  • Oviedo posts RFQ for up to 3 architectural service contractors

    Oviedo posts RFQ for up to 3 architectural service contractors

    The City of Oviedo is seeking firms to provide professional architectural services for the next year or more, it announced in a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) published last week.  The architectural services under this contract could include facility and space planning, schematic design, needs...

  • 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...

  • Park Square Homes locks down land for pair of Sawgrass Plantation communities

    Park Square Homes locks down land for pair of Sawgrass Plantation communities

    Park Square Homes will break ground in early January on a pair of residential projects in south Orange County's Sawgrass Plantation. The fast-growing homebuilder paid $5.9 million for the last two undeveloped parcels in the master-planned community. The builder closed earlier this week on a 54-acre...

  • MMI buys two Casselberry retail centers from ex-homebuilders, plans reposition

    MMI buys two Casselberry retail centers from ex-homebuilders, plans reposition

    MMI Development paid $5.2 million on Dec. 22 for two value-add retail centers on S.R. 436 in Casselberry, marking the last two commercial divestitures by principals of one of Orlando's most impactful homebuilders of the past 50 years.  The properties acquired were the Greater Mall (400-480 S.R....

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  • Avex Homes starts new townhome development on Seminole’s Lake Wildmere

    Avex Homes starts new townhome development on Seminole’s Lake Wildmere

    Developer Avex Homes has started construction on a $5 million first phase of townhomes fronting Seminole County's Lake Wildmere, and has a closing set for early January on more than 100 lots in south Osceola County.  Located at 640 E. State Road 434 in Longwood, the Reserve at Lake Wildmere will...

  • Nashville investor pays $49M for newly-built apts in Altamonte Springs

    Nashville investor pays $49M for newly-built apts in Altamonte Springs

    Nicol Investment Co., an active investor in large, mixed-use developments around the country, paid $49.1 million last week for the newly-built Crescent Gateway apartment community in Altamonte Springs. Rebranded as Nine 12 Gateway, the 249-unit complex at Inspiration Avenue and Gateway Drive was...

  • Oviedo seeks lender for $5M loan to finance golf course purchase

    Oviedo seeks lender for $5M loan to finance golf course purchase

    The City of Oviedo is seeking proposals from lenders for a loan to help finance part of its acquisition costs with the Twin Rivers Golf Course property in January. City Council members agreed in late September to buy the struggling 310-acre golf course for $5 million, pay the owner an extra $465,000...

  • New warehouse to be built on spec at South Seminole Commerce Park near Maitland

    New warehouse to be built on spec at South Seminole Commerce Park near Maitland

    Hickman Enterprises a long-time builder of commercial warehouses in Seminole County, is planning a new building in the company’s South Seminole Commerce Park near Maitland. The 14,500-square-foot building will be the fifth structure in the 10-acre commerce park, and will include 2,000 square feet...

  • Atlanta developer to add office building & clubhouse to Lake Mary’s Primera park

    Atlanta developer to add office building & clubhouse to Lake Mary’s Primera park

    TPA Group, known for award-winning office complexes in Atlanta and elsewhere, has new plans for land it purchased in September in Lake Mary’s Primera office park. Dubbed Edison at Primera, the developer plans to build a two-story, 111,380-square-foot office building on Primera Boulevard between...

  • Land owner preps for retail in Seminole-Volusia growth corridor

    Land owner preps for retail in Seminole-Volusia growth corridor

    A Seminole County property owner is laying the groundwork for a large retail development in an area of the county expected to see a surge in new residential construction during the next five years. Representatives for Takvorian Properties LLC met this week with Seminole County planners to discuss...

  • Sanford offers developers $100K for new construction in downtown

    Sanford offers developers $100K for new construction in downtown

    With nearly 100 acres of developable property in and around downtown Sanford, the city has a new grant program to incentivize construction in the area. The Sanford Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) launched its New Construction Grant program in October, which will reimburse developers...

  • Sanford unveils concepts for waterfront events center, revives talk of hotel

    Sanford unveils concepts for waterfront events center, revives talk of hotel

    A new events center overlooking Sanford's Lake Monroe is in the early planning stages, and the development could revive city efforts to draw a hotel to its downtown district. Sanford's Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) – created to spur redevelopment along and near the downtown's waterfront...

  • Oviedo publishes RFQ for construction engineering and inspection services

    Oviedo publishes RFQ for construction engineering and inspection services

    The City of Oviedo is seeking firms to provide Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services for the next year or more, it announced in a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) published last week. It's anticipated that at least three individuals or firms may be selected for a contract of one...

  • Clonts Farms seeks rezoning on Oviedo land for commercial developer

    Clonts Farms seeks rezoning on Oviedo land for commercial developer

    A long-time Central Florida farming family plans on selling land near the bustling Alafaya Trail-West Mitchell Hammock Road intersection in Oviedo to a commercial developer. Clonts Farms Inc., headed by W. Rex Clonts Jr., is working with Oviedo city planners on rezoning 2.76 acres from residential...

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  • Hyundai dealership looks to relocate in Sanford, build showroom near I-4

    Hyundai dealership looks to relocate in Sanford, build showroom near I-4

    A Seminole County auto dealer wants to leave its location on US Highway 17-92 to build a new facility in a high-traffic area near Interstate 4 in Sanford. Headquarter Hyundai is currently located at 3775 N U.S. Highway 17-92 between Longwood and Sanford. Long-time residents will remember the location...

  • Winter Springs seeks developers on 277 acres at Greeneway Interchange District

    Winter Springs seeks developers on 277 acres at Greeneway Interchange District

    The City of Winter Springs wants to grow. And it’s got close to 300 acres on which to do it. The Greeneway Interchange District, at the northwest corner of SR 417 and SR 434, is largely undeveloped – there are some cleared areas, some agriculture, a bit of citrus – but Winter Springs is ready to...

  • 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...

  • Sanford airport seeks real estate consultants to help develop property

    Sanford airport seeks real estate consultants to help develop property

    Frank Ioppolo sees the Orlando Sanford International Airport as "an economic development engine with a runway." The only thing missing says Ioppolo, chairman of the Sanford Airport Authority, is a flight plan. The Sanford Airport Authority controls nearly 500 acres of developable property, including...

  • Sanford & Coral Gables developer kick off negotiations for downtown land

    Sanford & Coral Gables developer kick off negotiations for downtown land

    A South Florida developer wants the City of Sanford to give the company 5.5 acres of city-owned land in its historic downtown, in exchange for building a mixed-use development that would add an estimated $50 million to the tax rolls and hundreds of new jobs. Sanford commissioners and Torre Companies...

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  • Plans set for new traffic light, road extension on busy stretch in Oviedo

    Plans set for new traffic light, road extension on busy stretch in Oviedo

    Plans are in place for a new traffic light in Oviedo, one that will create a new intersection at the junction of Mitchell Hammock Road and S. Lake Jessup Avenue. City planners project that the new light will not only help alleviate some of the rush-hour traffic in that stretch, but give business...

  • Adventist buys up vacant acreage around Altamonte Springs campus for $15M

    Adventist buys up vacant acreage around Altamonte Springs campus for $15M

    Adventist Health System, parent company of Florida Hospitals, moved in the last week to dramatically expand its land holdings around its 27-acre corporate campus in Altamonte Springs, according to deeds filed in Seminole County. The company purchased nearly 47 acres on Gateway Drive east of Inspiration...

  • Unicorp buys land for Griffin Farms, sells part to investor partnering on homes

    Unicorp buys land for Griffin Farms, sells part to investor partnering on homes

    Developers of the Griffin Farms Town Center in Lake Mary's emerging Midtown district purchased 33.4 acres of grazing land this week that will soon be prepped for the $200 million commercial and residential development. Chuck Whittall’s Unicorp National Developments bought the land through an affiliate...

  • Developer plans 96 apts and live/work space for Downtown Sanford

    Developer plans 96 apts and live/work space for Downtown Sanford

    A hot rental market and lack of inventory have prompted developer Ron Semans to pursue new apartments and live-work space in Downtown Sanford. The Wilson Center LLC and Suncor Properties principal showed GrowthSpotter plans on Wednesday for 96 apartment units and 14,000 square feet of live/work...

  • Atlanta’s Cortland Partners buys apts in Altamonte Springs, plans $12 M reno

    Atlanta’s Cortland Partners buys apts in Altamonte Springs, plans $12 M reno

    Atlanta-based Cortland Partners continues to expand its presence in Florida’s multifamily market with an Aug. 25 purchase of the 578-unit former Camden Renaissance in Altamonte Springs. Cortland paid $78.9 million to Camden Operating LP of Houston, a subsidiary of Camden Property Trust (NYSE-CPT),...

  • Longwood seeks real estate expert to guide downtown redevelopments

    Longwood seeks real estate expert to guide downtown redevelopments

    The City Hall complex in Longwood – three buildings on about an acre of land – sits amid quaint architecture, much of it of the late 1800s, in a district that became part of the National Register of Historic Places back in 1990. But it’s not long for this world. City officials are in the early...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Oviedo Publix shopping center sale brings $22.26M; part of Hines REIT liquidation

    Oviedo Publix shopping center sale brings $22.26M; part of Hines REIT liquidation

    The University Palms Shopping Center near Oviedo was one of seven grocery-anchored shopping centers sold this month in the liquidation of the $1.25 billion Hines Real Estate Investment Trust.  Hines sold the 99,1272-square-foot, Publix-anchored shopping center to Preferred Apartment Communities...

  • Sanford seeks bids to build second phase of signature Fort Mellon Park

    Sanford seeks bids to build second phase of signature Fort Mellon Park

    Sanford has issued a invitation for bids to build Phase 2 of the city's signature Fort Mellon Park. The park is located on the south shore of Lake Monroe, just east of downtown Sanford. The signature piece of the $1.4 million Phase 2 project will be a permanent, covered stage that city planners...

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  • Antiques dealer to sell or build on one parcel, buy another for development

    Antiques dealer to sell or build on one parcel, buy another for development

    Chad Busby has his respective eyes on two different real estate prizes. One rests on an R2 residential parcel in Oviedo that’s zoned for duplexes and priced to sell. The other is an active hunt for an Oviedo or Winter Springs property where he can build and expand his business. The former, located...

  • 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...

  • Apartment builder connected to NFL team owner charges into Sanford

    Apartment builder connected to NFL team owner charges into Sanford

    A national multifamily developer plans to build a 280-unit apartment complex in Sanford overlooking Lake Monroe. The Spanos Corp., an affiliate of AG Spanos Companies of Stockton, California, which has ties to the NFL's San Diego Chargers, wants to build five four-story apartment buildings with...

  • Developer to downsize plan for building upgrade at Lake Mary SunRail station

    Developer to downsize plan for building upgrade at Lake Mary SunRail station

    Two years ago, Chris and Dana Mahnken had bold plans for their Station Pointe at Lake Mary mixed-use development at the city’s SunRail station platform.  Mahnken wanted to expand the existing building at 187 E. Crystal Lake Ave. to 32,000 square feet with two or three floors, mixing office space...

  • Reformation Bible College plans to expand Seminole County campus

    Reformation Bible College plans to expand Seminole County campus

    A local ministry plans to add 120,000 square feet of new academic and student buildings to its campus in northwest Seminole County, potentially offering opportunities for builders and contractors. Ligonier Ministries operates Saint Andrews Chapel and the Reformation Bible College on its property...

  • Scooter's Coffee enters Florida with opportunities for builders, property owners

    Scooter's Coffee enters Florida with opportunities for builders, property owners

    A Midwestern coffee chain is entering the Central Florida market as part of its national expansion plans, and there are opportunities for landowners, contractors and professional service providers. Omaha, Neb.-based Scooter's Coffee has signed an Area Development Agreement with Atomic Management...

  • St. Peter's Episcopal in Lake Mary to build new sanctuary

    St. Peter's Episcopal in Lake Mary to build new sanctuary

    St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lake Mary will double its seating capacity with a new sanctuary the church hopes to have completed by Easter, 2018. The new 10,000-square-foot building will rise at its current address on 700 Rinehart Road, but closer to the busy street, giving the church more exposure,...

  • 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...

  • Sanford electrical contractor plans new industrial space, seeks GC & lender

    Sanford electrical contractor plans new industrial space, seeks GC & lender

    A Sanford electrical contractor is investing in new warehouse and office space that could lead to opportunities in the development community, as well as new industrial space for other companies. Del-Air Electrical Services, Inc. plans to build two 40,000-square-foot warehouse/office buildings at...

  • 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...

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