A prominent local real estate developer and a new lead executive for SeaWorld each bought homes in the Orlando area for about $1.5 million within the past week, according to Orange County records.
Alan H. Ginsburg, founder of Winter Park-based AHG Group and The CED Companies that develop, build and manage multi-family residential properties in the Orlando area, paid $1.525 million for a 4,310-square-foot condominium unit at The Residence at Winter Park, located at 300 S. Interlachen Ave.
Built in 2005 and based just a few hundred feet from Park Avenue, The Residence features high-end amenities like personalized concierge service and a rooftop pool and spa. The unit was sold by Wayne P. and Robin R. Roberts, who paid $1.6 million in July 2006.
A Michigan native, Ginsburg moved to Florida in the early 1980s and settled in Winter Park with his family. He has become a prominent philanthropist locally, donating tens of millions of dollars over the past few decades through his Alan Ginsburg Family Foundation to groups like Florida Hospital, University of Central Florida and Rollins College.
Ginsburg did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment on Friday.
Peter J. Crage, who was named chief financial officer in September of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, spent $1.475 million on an 8,186-square-foot home in Windermere, located in the 11000 block of Coniston Way.
Set on an 0.52-acre lot just south of Lake Butler, the five-bedroom, six-bath home built in 2005 was sold by Valerian and Victoria Bentley, who previously paid $1 million in December 2011, per county records.
Crage did not respond to calls for comment on Friday.