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Central Florida Real Estate Developer Wastes No Time When Making Deals

APOPKA – As the owner of numerous real estate development and sales companies, Jerome Henin, who heads Winter Park-based Henin Group, is accustomed to making things happen quickly, but one particular transaction last month surprised even him. After viewing a 28-acre parcel on Votaw Road near the Wekiva Reserve in Apopka, Henin made an offer on a Friday, signed a contract on Tuesday and closed the deal the following Friday. The one-week purchase was possible, he says, because he is an independent developer. “The advantage of landowners selling to independent developers versus selling to the nationals can be huge,” Henin said. “The large national homebuilders just can’t do this without going t

Dream Finders Homes to Start Development in October at Newly Acquired Hartwood Marsh Rd Subdivision

CLERMONT – Dream Finders Homes will start land development the end of October on its newly acquired Hartwood Marsh Road Subdivision located on the southwest corner of Hartwood Marsh Road and the future Hancock Road Extension.   The 116-acre subdivision with 321 single-family homesites is the homebuilder’s first community in Clermont. Dream Finders Homes will offer three product lines at the Hartwood Marsh – a PUD approved for 86 lots with 40-foot widths, 135 lots with 50-foot widths and 100 lots measuring 60-feet wide.   New homes will likely range from the high $200s to the low $500s, according to Gerry Boeneman, President of Dream Finders Homes’ Central Florida division. “We’re very excite

Hold-Thyssen Negotiates Multi-Year Lease Agreement with a Global Luxury Brand Real Estate Firm

Orlando / Winter Park, Fla. -- Hold-Thyssen, Inc. – a full service commercial real estate services firm headquartered in Winter Park – negotiated a multi-year lease agreement with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.      The global luxury real estate firm that recently expanded its presence in the area leased a 1,000 square foot suite at 7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd.   Darby Hold, Senior Director for Hold-Thyssen, Inc. brokered the transactions on behalf of the landlord Financial Way Realty, Inc. Hold-Thyssen, Inc. is the leasing and management representative for the 56,000 square foot Phillips Place office building.

Crossman Career Builders Establishes Endowed Scholarship Fund at Florida State

Scholarship Fund to Honor Life of the Late High School Teacher and Mentor Dr. Les Kozlow ORLANDO/ TALLAHASSEE -- Influential business leader John Crossman CCIM, CRX, founder of the Orlando-based career development organization Crossman Career Builders, along with Barb Kozlow, wife of the late Dr. Les Kozlow, has established a leadership scholarship at Florida State University. The Dr. Les Kozlow Leadership Scholarship at FSU will honor the renowned educator’s impact as a teacher and mentor throughout his career. Dr. Kozlow of Palm Beach Gardens died tragically last summer in a traffic accident. He taught and inspired Crossman as a student in Forest Hills High School’s class of 1989, a turnin

Dream Finders Homes Offers New Phase with 70-Foot Lots at St. Augustine’s Shearwater Community

ST. AUGUSTINE – Dream Finders Homes recently started building on 70-foot wide lots at Shearwater, a premiere master-planned community off State Road 210 in St. Johns County. Dream Finders’ homebuyers may choose from 40 lots in a brand new phase of Shearwater and select from seven different floor plans to create their dream home according to the company's division president. “We’re excited to be building seven of our most popular plans at this beautiful resort-like community,” he said, adding that two professionally decorated models – Boca II and Montauk II – should be ready by early 2021. Dream Finders Homes’ one- and two-story floor plans at Shearwater are priced from the $400,000s and r

Orlando Real Estate Entrepreneur Establishes Scholarship at Valencia College

Preference Given to Hispanic Students ORLANDO – Central Florida real estate entrepreneur and career coach John Crossman has donated $25,000 to the Valencia Foundation to establish an endowed scholarship at Valencia College. Crossman, a former trustee at Valencia College, has requested that preference be given to a Hispanic student preparing for a career related to real estate. The first scholarship will be awarded to a student in fall 2021. Crossman, former president of Orlando-based Crossman & Co., one of the Southeast’s leading commercial real estate firms, is now CEO of Crossman Career Builders. “My family has a deep love and appreciation for Valencia College and we are honored to be in t

Dream Finders Homes Opens Seaside Vista, Its New Oceanside Community in St. Johns County

Vilano Beach, FL  –Dream Finders Homes started sales of homesites at its newest luxury residential community for new single-family home construction along the ocean, south of Guana State Park, and just north of Vilano Beach in St. Johns County. Division President Brad Muston says the homebuilder has only 26 available 70-foot homesites for two-story homes in the intimate community.  New homes ranging from 2,013 to 3,338 square feet of living area with three to six bedrooms and three to four bathrooms plus two-car garages, are priced from the low $500,000s. “We are excited to offer single-family homes with luxurious upgrades and personalized features at this highly desirable St. Johns County o


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