Entries by WeKnowNona

Tavistock proposes upscale Isleworth-area mixed-use project

          #Tavistock Group is lining up plans for a new Windermere mixed-use development it wants to build on vacant land on the shores of Lake Down. The developer of the upscale Isleworth Golf and Country Club is seeking Orange County approval for the yet-to-be-named project on 43 acres zoned for agriculture at […]

    The forecast from Kansas City Fed President Esther George: Despite blustery market, expect rate hikes. George told a Kansas #business group that the stock market may have had a wild ride of late, but the #economy’s outlook remains strong, the Wichita Business Journal reports. She pointed to preliminary estimates of the gross domestic product growing at slightly […]

City, county favor UCF to take over Sanford Burnham’s Lake Nona

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and #Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer both favor proceeding with negotiations between the University of Central Florida to take over Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute at #Lake Nona, according to recent correspondence between the two government officials. After a contentious Jan. 23 county commission meeting,Florida Hospital sent a Jan. 30 letter to each local funding partner officially withdrawing its […]

$1B ‘Vertical Medical City’ downtown Orlando

#Orlando-based developer Ponte Health Properties LLC wants to create what it calls “Vertical #Medical City” in #downtown Orlando — a $1 billion three-tower complex. The proposed, privately-funded development would deliver medical services for people age 60 and older, ranging from preventive to critical care and assisted living. Conceptual renderings show three connected towers with a total of […]

top 5 favorite Valentine’s Day gifts

Good morning, #Orlando! With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, many of us are making reservations and hitting the stores to find the perfect gift. But did you know that the “perfect” gift varies drastically by state, as do many Valentine’s Day trends and traditions. For example, while roses and chocolates may be considered […]

Lake Nona parent launches Tavistock Hotel Collection

  Billionaire Joe Lewis’ Tavistock Group on Jan. 30 announced the launch of the new #Tavistock Hotel Collection that will oversee two new hotels planned to break ground in #Lake Nona this year. The new entity will oversee a “growing” hospitality portfolio, including the Tavistock Lake Nona Resort and the Tavistock Town Center Hotel in the southeast #Orlando […]

US Economic Observations: January 2018

It is well known that there are #affordability issues in the home purchase market, but there is less information on the single-family rental market, which makes up one-half of residential rentals. The CoreLogic Single Family Rental Index reflects rents paid on single-family houses and condos, and using this index we can dissect rent growth by […]


Foxtail Coffee and Island Fin Poke are the first commercial tenants announced within #Tavistock’s newest multifamily development, Pixon Apartments. Foxtail Coffee and Island Fin Poke will occupy 1,300 and 1,700 square feet, respectively, within the 32,500 square feet of mixed-use commercial space on the ground floor of Pixon.  While Pixon is scheduled to complete at the […]


    Rubio’s Coastal Grill, known for their amazing fish tacos that have taken California by storm. They’re now opening a location at the Lake Nona Landing Shopping Center due to open at the end of 2017.  This will be the 2nd location in Central Florida. Rubio’s Coastal Grill currently has a popular Winter Park location. The San Diego-born chain, founded by a college-aged surfer […]

Tavistock snags nearly 200 vacant acres near Lake Nona

      An affiliate of Lake Nona’s developer spent cash to buy nearly 200 acres of cow pastures on the border of Orange and Osceola counties. Springhead North LLC, an entity related to #Tavistock Development Co. LLC, on Jan. 31 spent $15 million — or nearly $77,000 per acre — to buy three parcels of land […]