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United Medical Corporation building in Windermere for sale

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The office space at the southeast corner of the roundabout at Main Street and East Sixth Avenue is on the market.
by: Eric Gutierrez Staff Writer

One of the most prominent office spaces in the heart of the Town of Windermere is for sale.

The commercial office building at 603 Main Street was placed on the market on March 16. Constructed in 1992, the two-story building sits on 0.9-acres and has an interior square footage of about 12,810 square feet. The building once served as the headquarters of the United Medical Corporation. The asking price of the property is $5.6 million.

Dan Wilson is a sales and capital advisory associate with First Capital Property Group, which is the broker that received the listing for the building. He said the building’s history goes back to 1991.

“In 1991, United Medical Corporation, or UMC, chose to locate their corporate office there in the heart of Windermere,” Wilson said. “Basically, several executives were already (Windermere) residents, and they wanted a headquarters that reflected the character and charm of the community, as well as the clients they serve.”

Wilson said the building is zoned commercial with a land-use designation of office low-rise. He added that the craftsmanship and architectural style of the building are just some of the aspects that make it unique. The building includes six executive office suites, some equipped with outdoor balconies; multiple private offices; large, open spaces on each floor that can be converted into cubicles or other uses; three conference areas; indoor and outdoor break areas; The property also includes 40 dedicated parking spaces with four of them covered.

“It has a very prominent entry area — a foyer area — and an intimate fireplace off to the side to give it kind of a cozy feel as well,” Wilson said. “It has a very classic, architectural feel on the exterior and also from the interior, so it’s essentially kind of a timeless design.

“One of the really prominent architectural features is there are multiple light towers that kind of go up through the roof where natural light (hits it),” Wilson later added. “As you walk up the stairs to the second floor, you’re kind of showered with Natural light.”

With very little room for new commercial development in downtown Windermere, the former UMC headquarters is a unique piece of real estate due to its size and prime location as well as the features and amenities offered onsite, within the town and nearby, Wilson said.

“It’s essentially irreplaceable,” Wilson said. “It’s on 0.9 acres of commercial land in the heart of Windermere. You just cannot find (something like this). It just doesn’t exist any longer. And then, to be able to get the density to build a 12,000-plus square-foot office building, even at current costs, would be very challenging to match the level fit and finish and craftsmanship (of this building). ...The finishes and craftsmanship are just unbelievable and kind of rare. And the location and zoning for something like that in the heart of Windermere is simply irreplaceable and there’s really nothing comparable.”

Eric Gutierrez is a staff writer with the West Orange Times & Observer and the West Orange Observer. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2015 with a double major in Journalism and Political Science. Contact Eric at...

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