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Hotel project kicks off Phase 1 of long-awaited Apopka City Center

The long-anticipated Apopka City Center springs to life Thanksgiving week with groundbreaking on the Hilton Garden Inn hotel, the cornerstone of the 35-acre mixed-use development spanning the north and south sides of the interchange of State Road 436 and U.S. Highway 441. Taurus Southern Investments...

  • New York multifamily firm pays $44 million to expand Orlando-area portfolio

    New York multifamily firm pays $44 million to expand Orlando-area portfolio

    Affiliates of New York-based White Eagle Property Group paid $44 million this week for the 300-unit City West apartments on Kirkman Road near Universal Studios. The acquisition adds to White Eagle's already-substantial portfolio in greater Orlando. The firm, which targets Class A and B assets with...

  • Apartments on Casselberry’s Lake Howell to meet city’s need for ‘more rooftops’

    Apartments on Casselberry’s Lake Howell to meet city’s need for ‘more rooftops’

    Casselberry leaders are hailing a proposed luxury apartment complex as a first step toward boosting the local tax base and attracting residents with more disposable income to the small Seminole County city. The complex, Azul at Lake Howell, will consist of 384 units on 29.6 acres south of Red Bug...

  • City staff, board wowed by new design for Zoi House skyscraper in downtown Orlando

    City staff, board wowed by new design for Zoi House skyscraper in downtown Orlando

    Exciting. Gracious. Magnetic.  Those were just a few of the words members of Orlando's Appearance Review Board (ARB) and staff used to describe the latest design for the 41-story Zoi House, proposed to be the city's tallest skyscraper. Miami-based MEC Development Associates  and their team from ...

  • National hotelier acquires Hilton flag near Sea World

    National hotelier acquires Hilton flag near Sea World

    MCR, the nation's sixth-largest hotel operator, made its Orlando market entry this week with the purchase of the Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld. The 224-room hotel at is located at 6850 Westwood Boulevard, within walking distance to the theme park. The hotel offers free shuttle service to...

  • Wolf Branch district changes recommended as Mount Dora, county weigh plan

    Wolf Branch district changes recommended as Mount Dora, county weigh plan

    In the first four months since Lake County and the city of Mount Dora knuckled down on their intent to bring high-paying tech jobs and new housing to the region with the 1,300-acre Wolf Branch Innovation District some tweaks have been made to the plan's mixed-use employment center. “We are still...

  • Charlotte firm enters Orlando market via $26M I-Drive purchase

    Charlotte firm enters Orlando market via $26M I-Drive purchase

    A Charlotte-based CRE firm with commercial properties throughout Florida entered the Orlando market with the purchase of the International Drive Value Center. Collett paid $26 million for the shopping center, which abuts the Fun Spot amusement park on one side and Artegon Mall on the other. The...

  • New SunTrust Bank to anchor U.S. 17-92 project in near Casselberry’s Lake Concord

    New SunTrust Bank to anchor U.S. 17-92 project in near Casselberry’s Lake Concord

    A new SunTrust Bank is coming to Casselberry’s Lake Concord Park and two restaurants may be part of the package later, according to documents submitted to the city. The bank, with a drive-through teller, will be built on a vacant 2.8-acre parcel on the southeast corner of U.S. 17-92 and Triplet...

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