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Unicorp sells marquee Winter Park retail centers for $63.5M

Unicorp National Developments has sold one of its marquee retail properties to help finance future construction at its billion-dollar O-Town West mixed-use project.  CEO Chuck Whittal on Wednesday confirmed the company has sold the two Winter Park retail assets -- Lakeside and Lakeside Crossing...

  • JLL to pay $2B for HFF, Inc., greatly expanding debt advisory capabilities

    JLL to pay $2B for HFF, Inc., greatly expanding debt advisory capabilities

    Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. is acquiring HFF Inc. for approximately $2 billion in cash and stocks. The deal is said to boost JLL’s U.S. capital markets presence and expand its debt advisory business in Europe and Asia Pacific. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards...

  • Liberty Property Trust building new spec warehouse in Liberty Park at AIPO

    Liberty Property Trust building new spec warehouse in Liberty Park at AIPO

    Yet another speculative warehouse is underway at the 1,350-acre Liberty Park at AIPO. Liberty Property Trust and development partner Airport International Park of Orlando (AIPO) are seeking to build a 266,055-square-foot distribution center along Florida Crown Drive, according to an application...

  • Timeshare expansion at Wyndham's Worldmark I-Drive resort underway

    Timeshare expansion at Wyndham's Worldmark I-Drive resort underway

    Wydham Destinations breaks ground today on a multi-million dollar expansion and renovation of its Kingstown Reef Resort on Orlando's International Drive scheduled to open in late 2020. The two 4-story buildings will comprise 87 new timeshare units, more than doubling the size of the existing Florida...

  • Hanover files plans for new 500+ home subdivision near Poinciana SunRail station

    Hanover files plans for new 500+ home subdivision near Poinciana SunRail station

    A new homebuilder is under contract to buy 150 acres within a half mile of the Poinciana SunRail station that had been slated for a luxury condo-hotel resort. Hanover Land Co. is instead seeking Osceola County's approval for a 502-home subdivision called "Cypress Hammock." The community would have...

  • ComTerra plans EVEN and Staybridge Suites hotel along Universal Blvd.

    ComTerra plans EVEN and Staybridge Suites hotel along Universal Blvd.

    Estero-based ComTerra Development Group is progressing on its 20-acre Destination Shoppes at Universal mixed-use project with the introduction of a dual-branded EVEN and Staybridge Suites hotel.  According to a Development Plan application filed with Orange County on Tuesday, the developer wants...

  • Beulah Commerce Center in Winter Garden reaches 100% occupancy

    Beulah Commerce Center in Winter Garden reaches 100% occupancy

    The recently completed Beulah Commerce Center in Winter Garden just signed on four new tenants, bringing the 96,000-square-foot development to 100 percent occupancy. Inking the largest lease was the Sherwin-Williams Company, which will take up a 10,800-square-foot space in the development. The...

  • Energy company looking at Osceola citrus grove for 3,000-acre solar farm

    Energy company looking at Osceola citrus grove for 3,000-acre solar farm

    A global leader in sustainable energy production is eyeing more than 3,000 acres of citrus groves south of St. Cloud for a massive new solar farm. Chicago-based Invenergy has requested a pre-application meeting with Osceola County's planning staff to discuss the potential 74.5 megawatt solar facility....

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