Downtown Orlando hotel earns LEED gold certification

The Aloft Orlando Downtown Hotel on South Orange Avenue has received its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The eight-story building — originally the headquarters of the Orlando Utilities Commission from 1968-2008 — was purchased by GDC Properties in 2011 and underwent a multi million-dollar renovation before re-opening in October 2013 as the...

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Apartment trend is accelerating in downtown Orlando

Standing inside the lobby of the Nora apartment complex, Mayor Buddy Dyer noted that this was his fourth ribbon cutting ceremony of the week – a sign of the increased building in Orlando.

“I’m the happiest mayor in America,” he said.

Dyer was attending the dedication and ribbon cutting at Nora, the complex at 899 N. Orange Ave. The mayor joined Adam...

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GDC Properties Plans Townhouses for LIC Industrial Sites

Hawthorne, N.Y.-based GDC Properties is planning a townhouse development for its recent acquisition of two contiguous industrial sites at 11-24 45th Road and 45-35 11th Street in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, Commercial Observer has learned.

“We’re happy to have found a site in New York City where it is very competitive,” William Ingraham, the company’s president, said. “It...

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GDC Properties' NORA Now Leasing in Orlando

Orlando, Fla.—New York-based residential and hospitality developer GDC Properties has announced that leasing has started at the company’s new six-story, 246-unit luxury community in downtown Orlando’s North Quarter neighborhood.

The mixed-use community will be one of the first in the North Quarter neighborhood to seek LEED certification and includes a 200kW rooftop photovoltaic system and other innovated construction solutions and materials.


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