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Business Briefs 06.04.15
West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015 6 years ago

Business Briefs 06.04.15

by: Michael Eng Editor and Publisher

+ Pre-leasing for new DP apartments underway

The Altman Companies has begun pre-leasing its latest Altís-branded community called Altís Sand Lake.

Located in Dr. Phillips, Altís Sand Lake will feature 315 exceptional private-entry apartment homes with attached private garages, in close proximity to downtown and the greater Sand Lake area.

The vision of Altís Sand Lake is to create an oasis of modern living surrounding residents with amenities such as a poolside chef-inspired outdoor demonstration kitchen; a heated, saltwater, beach-entry pool; a private, lush community garden and more. The clubhouse is equipped with a cyber café and Starbucks lounge, Wi-Fi, and a 24/7 fitness center with spinning, boxing, yoga and virtual fitness on-demand. One of the most unique features of the clubhouse is the private, ultra-luxurious movie theater with lounge-style seating, surround sound and 80-inch high-definition screen.

According to Joel Altman, chairman of The Altman Companies, Altís Sand Lake will provide residents with an elevated level of service and an exceptional living experience. 

Located at 7118 Altís Way, the development is near some of Orlando’s most popular shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as major employers.

“There’s a lot of buzz about new multifamily construction in the highly desirable Dr. Phillips area, and we’re excited to establish ourselves in the neighborhood,” Altman said. “The community offers residents a world of possibilities right outside their front doors.”

Residents will start to move in at the beginning of June. For leasing information at Altís Sand Lake, call (407) 363-5211. The pre-leasing center is located at 8956 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 900.

+ Firm opens new Windermere office

Olde Town Brokers, a boutique real-estate firm, recently opened a new Windermere office next door to Tim’s Wine Market. The new office is located at 422 N. Main St.

The new office houses 12 agents focusing on listings throughout West Orange, including Windermere, Isleworth, Lake Butler Sound, Dr. Phillips, Winter Garden and more.

“Olde Town Brokers has partnered with the new community developments including Horizon West’s new residential villages, Keene’s Pointe and the Reserve at Belmere,” said NicoleMickle, Olde Town’s New Construction specialist.

Olde Town Brokers also has offices in downtown Orlando and Winter Park.

For more information, visit

+ 84 Lumber names new sales rep

Roberto Colondres has joined 84 Lumber Company as a contractor sales rep at the company’s Winter Garden store. 

Colondres is a native of Puerto Rico and a graduate of Inter America University in San Juan. 

The Winter Garden store is located at 1101 Pineloch Industrial Drive.

+ Pulte Homes to unveil new pool

Royal Estates, the luxury community of single-family homes located in the Windermere area off Reams Road, will host a grand opening of its new resort-style swimming pool and cabana from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the community, at 9412 Royal Estates Blvd., Orlando.

The event will feature live entertainment and refreshments.

Royal Estates features four home designs with three-car garages, Pulte planning center, and optional features such as loft spaces, multi-generational suites and tile roofs. Royal Estates homes are priced from $369,990 and range in size from 2,489 square feet of living space to 4,200 square feet.

+ Stirling Sotheby’s names specialist

Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty has named Bruno S.  Machado a global marketing specialist based at the firm’s Dr. Phillips/Windermere marketing center.

Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner of the firm, said Machado — a native of Brazil — will be marketing Stirling Sotheby’s luxury Orlando properties and investments throughout the American, Brazilian and European markets. He is fluent in English and Portuguese and proficient at advanced levels of French, Italian and Spanish.

Machado has more than 10 years of experience in company management, international business, market analysis, finance and law.  He formerly worked for one of the largest pension funds in Latin America.

+ Taylor Morrison opens new community

Taylor Morrison hosted a grand-opening event May 23 for its new Winter Garden community, Cypress Reserve, at 14193 Jomatt Loop.

Located on Avalon Road, just one mile south of State Road 50, Cypress Reserve will feature 155 one- and two-story single-family homes, with floor plans ranging from 2,200 to nearly 4,300 square feet. Homes will include four bedrooms, up to 3.5 baths and three-car garages. Prices start in the low $300s.

“We’ve received an overwhelmingly positive response from buyers about our residential activity in West Orange County,” said TheresaTilton, vice president of sales and marketing for Taylor Morrison (North Florida Division). 

Planned amenities for Cypress Reserve include a pool, cabana and tot lots (small playgrounds). 

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+ Anti-aging company signs lease in Dr. Phillips

Florida Center for Hormones & Wellness has a new office in Dr. Phillips.

Hold-Thyssen, a real-estate services firm headquartered in Winter Park, recently negotiated the five-year lease agreement for 1,022 rentable square feet of professional office space at Phillips Place, 7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd. 

Florida Center for Hormones & Wellness leased the space because of its prime location for their service of administering anti-aging and pain-management treatments for several decades. The company has two other Central Florida locations. The tenant was represented by Bob Atkins with Atkins Commercial Real Estate.

 Darby Hold, transaction specialist for Hold-Thyssen, Inc. negotiated the agreement representing the Cincinnati, Ohio-based landlord, Financial Way Realty Inc.  

Hold-Thyssen, Inc. is the leasing and management representative for the 56,000 square foot Phillips Place Office Building, which is currently 86% leased.

+ M/I Homes names new-home consultant

M/I Homes has named Amy Redditt as a new-home consultants in the Winter Garden area.

David Byrnes, area president in the Orlando region, said Amy Redditt is a UCF graduate and has been selling upscale residential properties over the past 10 years. She recently received a “Million Dollar Circle Award” for sales totaling $18 million in 2014. 

Redditt will be working out of M/I Homes’ Hickory Hammock community in Winter Garden.

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