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M/I Homes Begins Site Work for Phase 2 of the Vistas at Waters Edge Community in Apopka

APOPKA, Fla. -- With two model homes recently completed, M/I Homes is busy laying the groundwork for Phase 2 at the Vistas at Waters Edge, a gated, single-family home community on South Binion Road in Apopka. Homes in the distinctive community – which is less than a mile from Florida Hospital/Advent Health Apopka – are priced from the low $300,000s to nearly $600,000, according to David Byrnes, area president of M/I Homes. The one- and two-story plans range from 2,000 to almost 5,000 square feet of living space. The 75-acre community, on prime real estate overlooking Lake Apopka, will have 147 homes on 120-foot-deep homesites ranging in width from 60 to 75 feet. When Phase 2 is completed lat

NAI Realvest Closes $16.7 Million Land Sale to Lennar

180 Acres Will Expand Homebuilder’s Successful ChampionsGate Community ORLANDO, Fla. – NAI Realvest closed on the sale of 180 acres located on Bella Citta Blvd. at Westside Blvd. adjacent to the ChampionsGate master planned community south of Orlando in the Four Corners area. Lennar Homes, LLC purchased the land for $16.7 Million Jason G. Toll, MiCP, Director at NAI Realvest, brokered the transaction on behalf of the buyer, and the seller Kendrick Grove managed by the Davidow and Fox families of Orlando. “This acquisition by Lennar will serve as a continuation of its highly successful ChampionsGate project,” said Toll. Site development will get underway this summer. Public records note the

Hold-Thyssen Negotiates $9.65 Million Sale of 50-Year Old Apartment Complex in Winter Park

WINTER PARK, Fla. --- Robert P. Hold, principal at Hold-Thyssen, Inc., negotiated a sale of the 97-unit Evergreen Apartments in Winter Park. The value-add multi-family property built in 1972 that operated more than four decades at or over 95 percent occupancy recently sold for $9,650,000 or $99,484 per unit. Hold purchased the property with partners for $725,200 in 1977 when the one-bedroom apartments were known as the place where the Minnesota Twins stayed during spring training. The most recent asking rents have been in the $800 per month range, Hold said. The buyer, an affiliate of Massachusetts-based Aspen Square Management who invests in value-add multi-family opportunities, plans to co

NAI Realvest Closes on Sale of Prime Retail Property in Ocoee for a 15,000 Square Foot Retail Center

OCOEE / ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando-based NAI Realvest Principals Matt Cichocki and Kevin O’Connor recently negotiated the $800,000 sale of a prime piece of retail property at 2222 Ocoee Apopka Rd. in Ocoee. Cichocki and O’Connor represented the buyer JeBaile Realty, LLC of Windermere who intends to construct a 15,000 square foot retail center on the 1.9-acre site with delivery expected in the first quarter of 2020. The seller, Charlotte-based Ocoee Partners, LLC, was represented in the transaction by Bobby Palta of CBRE. * * * About NAI Realvest: NAI Realvest, serving all of Central Florida, is a fully integrated commercial real estate operating company specializing in brokerage, development, i

Software Systems Manufacturer Selects New Long-Term Lease At SunTech Commerce Park

LAKE MARY, Fla. – Lincoln Property Company, a full service commercial real estate firm, completed a new long-term lease agreement with Lo-Q, Inc. for 3,250 square feet of office space at SunTech Commerce Park, 59 Skyline Drive in Lake Mary. Sean DuPree, CCIM brokered the transaction on behalf owner/landlord RCS-Suntech, LLC of Louisville, CO. Lo-Q, Inc., based in Lake Mary leased the space and was represented in the transaction by Paul Kelly with Coughlin Commercial. DuPree heads the Lincoln Property Company team who handles the leasing at SunTech Commerce Park, a 224,359 square foot, six-building office/flex campus in Lake Mary’s high tech corridor. # # # About Lincoln Property Southeast Li

Hold Thyssen Closes on 5-Year Lease at Rosemont Village Shoppes - New Restaurant Owners Opening Soon

ORLANDO --- Hold Thyssen, Inc., a full service commercial property firm based in Winter Park, recently negotiated a new five-year lease agreement for 4,800 rentable square feet at Rosemont Village Shoppes, 4429 N. Pine Hills Rd. in Orlando. Hold Thyssen leasing associates Alex Rowlinson and Troy Stevens, represented the landlord in the transaction. Tenant A&T Buffalo leased the site for an established restaurant business they acquired and renamed. They will reopen the restaurant with a sports bar concept as soon as permitting is complete. The Rosemont Village Shoppes is a 42,516 square foot retail center anchored by Family Dollar. Hold Thyssen, Inc. provides commercial property brokerage and

NAI Realvest Lands Electrical Contractor Selected for OIA’s New Terminal – National Firm Leases War

ORLANDO, Fla. – NAI Realvest closed on a long-term lease for 8,534 square feet of warehouse space in a new complex opened earlier this year at 8123 S. Orange Ave. off SR 528 and McCoy Rd. The new tenant is Carlsbad, CA.-based BergElectric Corp. who plans to open at the new location by June 30. BergElectric, a national electrical contractor with multiple U.S. locations, was awarded a contract for construction of Orlando International Airport’s new terminal complex. They will use the new space for equipment warehousing and general office operations. BergElectric currently has 40 employees working on the OIA terminal project and expects a total workforce of approximately 150 as the job progress

NAI Realvest Closes $1 Million Sale of Commercial Land for Wetlands Mitigation and Retail Developmen

ORLANDO – NAI Realvest recently closed on the sale of 72.52 acres at 12329 Winter Garden Rd. in southwest Orlando’s tourism corridor. Buyer WMG Development of Effingham, IL paid $1,000,000.00 for the property. Jason G. Toll, MiCP, Director at NAI Realvest negotiated the transaction representing the seller Hojosaki, LLC of Newton, MA. Toll said the buyer is a nationally recognized retail developer who will use the property for onsite wetlands mitigation to restore, preserve and enhance the acreage while developing the adjacent 12 acres fronting on Winter Garden Vineland Road that also includes environmentally sensitive land a/k/a/wetlands. Jared Ettinger and John Park of Berkshire Realty, LLC

M/I Homes Started Site Development at the Horizon West Community Encore at Ovation New Product Line

WEST ORLANDO, Fla. -- M/I Homes has site development underway for Phase I of Encore at Ovation, a new single-family home neighborhood that spans 71 acres near the intersection of Avalon Road (545) and Western Way/Flemming Road in Horizon West. The 139 homesites will comprise 92 with 50-foot widths for single-family homes ranging from 1,900 to 3,700 square feet, and 47 with 32-foot widths for single-family detached homes ranging from 1,800 to 2,800 square feet. David Byrnes, area president in the Orlando region, said a new product line with four different floor plans was specially designed for the 32-foot lots Encore at Ovation. Top features of the new home designs include rear load garages,

NAI Realvest Brokers $1.8 Million Maitland Building Sale to American Fundraising Foundation

ORLANDO, Fla. --- NAI Realvest recently closed on the sale of a 10,360 square foot office building at 2603 Maitland Center Parkway in Maitland Center. The American Fundraising Foundation, Inc., providing financial support to non-profits, purchased the property for $1,800,000.00 to relocate from College Park by Sept. 1. Jeff Bloom, CCIM, vice president at NAI Realvest, brokered the sale on behalf of JPS Maitland Holdings, LLC the local landlord of the building that was built in 1983. *** About NAI Realvest NAI Realvest, serving all of Central Florida, is a fully integrated commercial real estate operating company specializing in brokerage, development, investment, leasing and management, cons

Blackton Awarded Multi Million Dollar Contract by Homebuilder Taylor Morrison in Osceola County

ORLANDO -- Blackton, Inc., a leading supplier of materials to the home building industry, was recently awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to supply flooring for new home construction at three Taylor Morrison communities in Osceola County. Michael “Micky” Blackton, chairman and CEO of Blackton Inc., said his firm will provide flooring for 478 new homes Taylor Morrison plans to build in three of its newest communities. The contract is worth some $4 Million. Work will begin on model homes when all permits are received by the third quarter of this year, Blackton said. The new Taylor Morrison communities include Hickory Grove with 149 homes on Parkfield Road. in St. Cloud; Reedy


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