CIM Group Provides $72.9M Refinancing Loan for SunTrust Plaza in Downtown Orlando

ORLANDO, FLA. — CIM Group has provided a $72.9 million construction take-out loan for SunTrust Plaza at Church Street Station. The new 28-story, 209,000-square-foot office building is located in downtown Orlando. The borrower, a partnership between Lincoln Property Co. and Mason Capital Partners, delivered the asset earlier this year. Truist Financial Corp., formerly SunTrust Bank, occupies 43 percent of the building through 2030. The asset was 84 percent leased at the time of

Limestone, Orion Purchase Two Retail Properties in Sarasota, Florida for $15.5M

SARASOTA, FLA. — A joint venture between Miami-based Limestone Asset Management and Orion Real Estate Group has purchased two retail properties in Sarasota for $15.5 million. The properties are located at 362 and 371 St. Armands Circle on Lido Key, four miles west of downtown Sarasota. French pastry shop Le Macaron, fashion retailer Breezin’ Up and women’s clothing store Sahara occupy the property at 362 St. Armands. Tommy Bahama occupies the space at 371 St. Armands. Florida-based Ocean …

Boutique National Negotiates $8.3M Sale of Four-Building Office Portfolio in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — Boutique National LLC has negotiated the $8.3 million sale of four office buildings within Woodcrest Office Park in Tallahassee. The buildings total 89,284 square feet and are located at 323-325 John Knox Road, three miles north of downtown Tallahassee. At the time of sale, the assets were leased to 26 tenants. Nick Ganey, Tommy Szarvas and Estevan Lamas of Boutique National represented the buyer, an undisclosed private investor, in the transaction. Jimmy Nystrom of NAI …

Whole Foods Market to Open New 40,000 SF Store in Jacksonville Beach Next Week

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLA. — Whole Foods Market will open a 40,000-square-foot store in Jacksonville Beach on Oct. 7. The new grocery store will anchor Pablo Plaza, a 156,755-square-foot shopping center located at 1822 S. Third St., 22 miles east of downtown Jacksonville. Pablo Plaza’s other tenants include Marshalls, HomeGoods, PetSmart and Office Depot. Jax Daily Record reports that J. Raymond Construction Corp. is the general contractor, CPH Engineering is the civil engineer and ELM | …

CTO Realty Growth Acquires Shopping Center in Metro Miami for $21M

HIALEAH, FLA. — CTO Realty Growth has acquired Westland Gateway, a 108,000-square-foot shopping center in Hialeah, for $21 million. Aldi, dd’s Discount, Ross Dress for Less and Bed Bath & Beyond occupy the property. Westland Gateway is located at 1460 W. 49th St., 15 miles northwest of downtown Miami. Daytona Beach, Fla.-based CTO Realty purchased the asset through a 1031 exchange. The seller was not

Gatsby Enterprises Acquires Newly Built Office Campus in South Florida for $80M

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. — Gatsby Enterprises has acquired DiVosta Towers, a two-building office campus in Palm Beach Gardens, for $80 million. The buildings comprise 220,000 square feet and offer 889 parking spaces. The buildings also feature 10-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, car charging stations and a full-time concierge. The seller, Gardens Corporate Center LLC, which is an affiliate of DiVosta Investments, delivered the campus in 2019. The asset was 70 percent leased at the …

Summit Contracting Breaks Ground on 117-Unit Apartment Development in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Summit Contracting Group has broken ground on Lofts at Murray Hill, a 117-unit apartment complex in Jacksonville’s Murray Hill neighborhood. Communal amenities will include a fitness center, club room, resident lounge and a dog walk area. The four-story community will also offer 11,000 square feet of ground-level retail space. Designed by Group 4 Design Inc., Lofts at Murray Hill is located at 840 Edgewood Ave. S., five miles southwest of downtown Jacksonville. The …

Daniel Corp. to Break Ground on $60M Multifamily Community in Pensacola

PENSACOLA, FLA. — Daniel Corp. plans to break ground on a $60 million, a 336-unit multifamily community in Pensacola. The yet-to-be-named property will be situated within Pathstone, a master-planned community featuring more than 200 single-family homes and 75,000 square feet of retail space. Additionally, the community will be situated across the street from Navy Federal Credit Union’s campus on Nine Mile Road, which houses 8,500 employees. The Birmingham, Ala.-based developer expects to …

Darden Restaurants Reports 28.4 Percent Slide in Fiscal First-Quarter Sales

ORLANDO, FLA. — Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) has reported its sales fell 28.4 percent in its fiscal first quarter, which ended Aug. 30. The Orlando-based company owns restaurant brands including Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze and Eddie V’s.Darden reported that sales in its fine dining restaurants fell 38.9 percent year-over-year. Sales at Olive Garden slid 27.7 percent, while LongHorn saw a …

Seefried, Clarion Partners Deliver 1.1 MSF Industrial Facility in Central Florida

DELTONA, FLA. — Seefried Industrial Properties and Clarion Partners LLC have delivered a 1.1 million-square-foot industrial facility in Deltona. The building features 34,275 square feet of office space, 1,034 auto parking spaces and 350 trailer parking spaces. The property is situated on North Normandy Boulevard along Interstate 4, about 30 miles north of downtown Orlando.  The tenant, an undisclosed e-commerce company, expects to house 500 employees at the facility. The joint venture began …

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