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Cortland Begins Construction of 355-Unit Orlando MF Project

Cortland has begun construction of Cortland ChampionsGate, a 355-unit project in the master-planned resort community of ChampionsGate in Orlando.

The community will blend two-, three- and four-story buildings featuring white stucco exteriors, bronze windows and brown barrel tile roofs. In addition, the community layout will prioritize the pedestrian with a primary axis that links the western end of the property through a series of courtyards to the lake on the eastern edge of the site, which will be wrapped by a quarter-mile walking/jogging trail. Featuring more than 11,000 square feet of amenity space, Cortland ChampionsGate will appeal to residents looking for hospitable, resort-style living. In addition to a ground-floor fitness center and a coffee bar/study area, the property will house two sky lounges, one of which will be two stories.

Cortland ChampionsGate is a joint venture with Promus Realty Manager, HL Investments, Declaration Partners, and Cortland. Citizens Bank, provided construction financing. The first apartment homes at the project are slated to be completed by August 2022.


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David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector. Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA. David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

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