Entries by WeKnowNona

Stressed about work? You must live in Florida

   7 things to know today Good morning, #Orlando! Lately, it seems like everywhere you turn, someone is talking about — or offering advice on — how to deal with stress. Stress levels nationwide have been rising for many demographics since their low point in 2016. Common stressors include the future of America and money, along with uncertainty […]

OIA tackles potential development of 1,300 acres

Orlando International Airport is looking at the potential of its east airfield for future expansion and overall growth.   The Greater #Orlando Aviation Authority, the entity that oversees the airport, has teamed up with real estate firm Jones LangLaSalle Inc. to look at how 1,342 acres of airport-owned vacant land can be developed in the […]

New owner grabs stake in Orlando City Soccer Club

  Orlando’s Major League Soccer franchise will have a new face in its ownership meetings. The team announced via its website on March 28 that Canadian investor Albert Friedberg, who is associated with investment firm FCMI Parent Co., would join the leadership spearheaded by Flavio Augusto da Silva, majority owner of Orlando City Soccer Club. The team, which is entering its […]

Margaritaville Resort Orlando has paradise under construction

  Paradise isn’t built in a day, but Margaritaville Resort Orlando is trying to get it done by this summer. The $750 million, a 300-acre resort in Osceola County has under #construction a 180-room Margaritaville hotel, 1,000 resort vacation cottages, 300 timeshare units and a 12-acre, multimillion-dollar water park. As such, the resort held a behind-the-scenes […]

Millennial homebuyers are not actively seeking

  Good morning, Orlando! Millennial homebuyers are not actively seeking to buy a house in Orlando, according to a new study by LendingTree. In fact, out of the 100 cities ranked, Orlando came in at No. 80. See the data here. Mortgage requests for buyers under 35 were analyzed between Feb. 1, 2017, and Feb. […]

Airport exec shares more on Brightline’s timeline, plans

    All Aboard Florida’s #Orlando-to-Miami Brightline passenger train is making progress with the Orlando International Airport portion of its route. The $3.5 billion Brightline train will soon be moving into the airport’s Intermodal Terminal Facility where it, along with SunRail and an undetermined light rail, will be housed. Stan Thornton, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority […]

Hospital CEO shares why Lake Nona foothold is big part of its long-term plan

    #Florida Hospital has been trying to grow its Lake Nona presence for quite some time — and now, its top executive revealed a little more about that strategy. Florida Hospital President CEO Daryl Tol, who also serves as senior executive vice president of parent Adventist Health System, talked to #Orlando #Business Journal about plans for 80-plus […]

Drive Shack’s planning at its Lake Nona location

7 things to know today! Good morning, Orlando! Since New York-based global golf entertainment company Drive Shack Inc. (NYSE: DS) will debut its $20 million-$25 million golf-themed driving range and entertainment complex in Lake Nona later this spring, you might be wondering if there will be any unique features at the new location. Wonder no […]

KPMG’s revamped plans for Lake Nona center

          Good morning, Orlando! New York-based audit giant KPMG LLP is revamping the plans for its 55-acre #Lake Nona training center. If you recall, KPMG received $3.8 million in economic development incentives for the training center project, including $3.5 million in tax rebates from Florida and the city of Orlando for a seven-year period […]