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Downtown throwdown: Developer, city spar over urban core at OBJ event
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Downtown throwdown: Developer, city spar over urban core at OBJ event

Things got a little heated at an Orlando Business Journal's Doing Business in Downtown panel event on Dec. 13 at the Citrus Club. Some panelists...

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Florida developer waited tables at Red Lobster before breaking into real estate
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Florida developer waited tables at Red Lobster before breaking into real estate

Chris Miller was a 22-year-old server at Red Lobster in Lake Buena Vista when he asked a question that would change his career. Some of his...

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Why new apartments are in demand for this Florida beachside community
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Why new apartments are in demand for this Florida beachside community

An Orlando developer's recent land purchase to build apartments in Daytona Beach shows the beachside community's demand for new product, according...

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Check out these 5 eateries, more headed to Disney’s Flamingo Crossings
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Check out these 5 eateries, more headed to Disney’s Flamingo Crossings

On the west side of Walt Disney World lies Flamingo Crossings, the theme park giant's master-planned mixed-use center - and now Disney is sharing...

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Luxury Hilton hotel in the works for Grand Cypress Resort in Florida, sources say
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Luxury Hilton hotel in the works for Grand Cypress Resort in Florida, sources say

There may be a new hotel property coming soon to Central Florida that will add to its luxury-level accommodations near Walt Disney World. Grand...

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Washington-based Heritage Distilling plans to expand to this Central Florida city
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Washington-based Heritage Distilling plans to expand to this Central Florida city

Tom and Keith Kovatch's latest business venture - bringing a first-of-its-kind development to Clermont - started in May with a flight to Eugene,...

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See the home, office and apartment deals in Florida's Orange County in November
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See the home, office and apartment deals in Florida's Orange County in November

A November property sale near Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom accelerated a mixed-use development near the theme park. Maitland-based developer...

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Central Florida hotel to fill 180 jobs as it prepares to open
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Central Florida hotel to fill 180 jobs as it prepares to open

A new Central Florida hotel is set to ramp up hiring for 180-plus jobs as it prepares to open in the fastest-growing retirement community in the U....

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Exclusive: Orlando developer under contract for 150+ acres for commercial project
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Exclusive: Orlando developer under contract for 150+ acres for commercial project

More commercial development may rise in Daytona Beach following a land sale. Developer Chris Miller - CEO of C. Miller Capital, which has offices...

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Florida city property near football stadium may be redeveloped
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Florida city property near football stadium may be redeveloped

A developer wants to bring new life to a now vacant city-owned site outside the urban core. Plans call for the downtown Orlando-area property,...

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This Winter Park woman-owned business advises big names in Florida commercial real estate
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This Winter Park woman-owned business advises big names in Florida commercial real estate

Some of Central Florida's most well-known developers start with a call to Lisa Dilts. Dilts - the principal of Winter Park-based real estate...

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Gap Inc. to close one of its Central Florida stores
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Gap Inc. to close one of its Central Florida stores

Winter Park will lose a major retail tenant at the start of next year. Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) is set to close its location at 400 South Park Ave. in...

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Central Florida property may be redeveloped after organization buys it
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Central Florida property may be redeveloped after organization buys it

Orlando Regional Realtor Association Inc. - which represents more than 15,000 people in Central Florida real estate - will move its headquarters...

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New Disney Springs-area property to be Drury Hotels' largest resort
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New Disney Springs-area property to be Drury Hotels' largest resort

A new Disney Springs hotel property will be ready in time for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary. St. Louis-based Drury Hotels announced it will...

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Murals, pianos & more: New art projects aimed at luring businesses to urban core
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Murals, pianos & more: New art projects aimed at luring businesses to urban core

A downtown group hopes to attract additional retail interest in the urban core through murals and more. The Avrio Foundation - started by chamber...

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Luxury apartment complex proposed in Central Florida
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Luxury apartment complex proposed in Central Florida

A new apartment project may rise near Orlando International Airport. Orlando-based developer Urbanscape Development Inc.'s 7022 Conway Road LLC...

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Let 2020 be the year of engagement in Central Florida
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Let 2020 be the year of engagement in Central Florida

Orlando Business Journal wants your help as a member of the business community in better understanding how we are addressing and making progress in...

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Crane Watch: Distillery, apartments, massive home part of $263M+ in Central Florida projects
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Crane Watch: Distillery, apartments, massive home part of $263M+ in Central Florida projects

A Washington company is saying cheers to Central Florida. And it's not the only new development to be uncorked in the region. To keep up with the...

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Bitcoin bust: Orlando HQ relocation on hold after cryptocurrency tank
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Bitcoin bust: Orlando HQ relocation on hold after cryptocurrency tank

A Miami-based real estate fintech company - which would have created more than a 100 new jobs in downtown Orlando - has put plans to relocate its...

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Downtown project wants to offer dozens of 'hotel apartments' in Central Florida
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Downtown project wants to offer dozens of 'hotel apartments' in Central Florida

A $100 million, 364-unit luxury apartment tower now under construction in downtown Orlando initially may have a dual purpose, with about a third of...

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Atlas Senior Living acquires 7 properties in Central Florida and Georgia
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Atlas Senior Living acquires 7 properties in Central Florida and Georgia

Atlas Senior Living, which has made a number of recent deals, is acquiring seven properties in Central Florida and Georgia this month. The...

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Exclusive: $100M+ mixed-use development planned near Mall at Millenia
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Exclusive: $100M+ mixed-use development planned near Mall at Millenia

A new mixed-use project may soon transform undeveloped land in south Orange County. Developer Chris Miller - CEO of C. Miller Capital, which has...

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Amazon's 4th big deal in this county happened without any incentives. Here's why that matters.
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Amazon's 4th big deal in this county happened without any incentives. Here's why that matters.

When Amazon confirmed a million-square-foot fulfillment center in Polk County on Nov. 20, the news wasn't all that surprising. Polk County is a...

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2019 Corporate Philanthropy Awards: Florida hospital system AdventHealth among winners
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2019 Corporate Philanthropy Awards: Florida hospital system AdventHealth among winners

AdventHealth considers giving back a calling that extends its work outside the walls of its hospitals into the communities it serves. The Altamonte...

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This city has the least expensive rent in Florida (Slideshow)
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This city has the least expensive rent in Florida (Slideshow)

Titusville has the cheapest average apartment rental rate in the entire state of Florida, at $876, while Coral Gables had the highest, at $2,628,...

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Amazon developer plans smaller Florida construction project near Lake Nona
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Amazon developer plans smaller Florida construction project near Lake Nona

A high-profile commercial real estate developer wants to build a new project that's set to bring jobs to a fast-growing Orlando community. Atlanta...

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California medical marijuana dispensary MedMen expands into Florida
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California medical marijuana dispensary MedMen expands into Florida

A California medical marijuana company whose dispensaries have been compared to the Apple Store appears to be leading a trend of companies eyeing...

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Pinnacle Bank funds Florida company Ram Realty's first Nashville apartment project
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Pinnacle Bank funds Florida company Ram Realty's first Nashville apartment project

A Sunshine State apartment developer has corralled all the money needed to create the first of what it hopes to be many Nashville, Tennessee...

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This guy is one of the youngest office leaders in his insurance brokerage's history
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This guy is one of the youngest office leaders in his insurance brokerage's history

Brian Boone has a pretty impressive title at such a young age but he takes pride in more than his business success. The Orlando office president of...

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Check out these restaurants — and a credit union — that are set to open in UCF Downtown
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Check out these restaurants — and a credit union — that are set to open in UCF Downtown

By the end of this year and start of 2020, UCF Downtown will add a bigger retail presence to its campus. The University of Central Florida and...

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