JLL to Market Parcels at $1B Creative Village Development in Downtown Orlando

by John Nelson

ORLANDO, FLA. — Creative Village Development LLC (CVD) has selected JLL to oversee the marketing of select sites available for sale at Creative Village, a $1 billion, 68-acre master-planned development in downtown Orlando. The Creative Village project is a public-private partnership between the city of Orlando and CVD, the project’s master developer. CVD is a joint venture between a local entity led by Ustler Development Inc. and Bank of America Community Development Corp. (BACDC). JLL will market select parcels of Creative Village in multiple phases, with Phase I comprising three parcels. The three parcels are programmed for at least 250 multifamily residences, an office building of at least 120,000 square feet and commercial, multifamily or hotel space spanning at least several hundred thousand square feet. Aaron Gray and Bret Felberg of JLL are leading the marketing efforts. Creative Village will transform the former Amway Arena into a mixed-use, transit-oriented development comprising University of Central Florida’s downtown campus, which is set to open in August 2019; office space; a $90 million, 600-bed student housing community developed by Ustler and KUD International LLC; a $62.5 million, 250-unit multifamily community developed by Ustler and a joint venture partner; and a 116-unit, $29 million mixed-income housing project by BACDC and Atlantic Housing Partners. Creative Village includes approximately $23 million of infrastructure and related work to facilitate development of the first phase. The initial phase of infrastructure development for Creative Village is expected to wrap up this quarter. Vertical construction is scheduled to begin in 2017.

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