Finding solutions for Central Florida’s affordable housing crisis | Commentary

A family is pictured outside its Habitat for Humanity home in Mount Dora in 2015. The need for affordable housing in Central Florida remains significant. (Orlando Sentinel) Orlando usually ranks high when it comes to surveys. However, a recent ranking puts Orlando in last place — undeniably illustrating the affordable housing crisis in Central Florida.… Read more Finding solutions for Central Florida’s affordable housing crisis | Commentary

Women architects brought big-city style to ’20s Orlando

Built in 1921-22, the Amherst Apartments at 325 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, were designed by pioneering women architects Ida Annah Ryan and Isabel Roberts. The building was torn down in 1986. (Collection of Joy Wallace Dickinson) When I was a child in Orlando, my mom knew someone who lived in the now-gone Amherst Apartments. I… Read more Women architects brought big-city style to ’20s Orlando

TruAmerica Multifamily buys Orlando apartment community for $64 mln

TruAmerica Multifamily has acquired Orlando-based Island Club, an apartment community. The price of the acquisition was $64 million. PRESS RELEASE Los Angeles, CA (February 6, 2019) — TruAmerica Multifamily has acquired Island Club, a 472-unit Class B apartment community in Orlando, FL in a $64 million transaction. TruAmerica identified the Orlando MSA as its top… Read more TruAmerica Multifamily buys Orlando apartment community for $64 mln

Retail Value sells Orlando, FL, property for $56.4M

Retail Value (NYSE:RVI) closes on the sale of Millenia Plaza in Orlando, FL, for $56.4M. Proceeds were used to repay mortgage debt associated with RVI. After the sale, RVI owns interests in 25 properties in the continental U.S. and 12 properties in Puerto Rico. Previously: Retail Value Inc. sells Kyle Crossing for $27.6M (Dec. 14,… Read more Retail Value sells Orlando, FL, property for $56.4M

Orlando Job Fair Wednesday Features Dozens of Employers

ORLANDO, Fla. — Are you looking for a job? The 18th annual Mayor’s Job Fair is Wednesday afternoon at the Central Florida Fair Exposition Park on West Colonial Drive. The Central Florida Employment Council is hosting the job fair. All job seekers are welcome, but you can pre-register ahead of time on the CFEC website.… Read more Orlando Job Fair Wednesday Features Dozens of Employers

New Junk-Bond Sale Planned After 40-Day Drought

Targa Resources Partners LP, a midstream energy company with ratings at the upper end of the speculative-grade spectrum, was preparing on Thursday to sell $750 million of bonds due 2027, in part to refinance debt coming due soon. December was the first month since 2008 without a junk-bond sale, according to Dealogic. The Targa deal… Read more New Junk-Bond Sale Planned After 40-Day Drought