Giving Back to the Community

We are proud of our clients! A number of clients and community partners have been recognized by the Orlando Business Journal for their work in the Central Florida community. We pride ourselves on making giving back to our community a top priority and working with others who do the same. To read more about the OBJ’s 2016 Corporate Philanthropy Awards, click here. We celebrate our clients and community partners who give back!
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William T. Dymond, Eddy Moratin and Sandy Hostetter Honored With Economic and Community Involvement Award By CREW Orlando For Their Work With LIFT Orlando

This past week William T. Dymond, Eddy Moratin & Sandy Hostetter were honored with the Economic and Community Involvement Award for their work on behalf of LIFT Orlando, Inc. at this year’s CREW Orlando Celebration of Champions Gala. This award honors CREW Network members who played a pivotal role in a real estate project that had a significant and measurable positive impact on the community.

LIFT Orlando formed in 2012 in order to leverage the reconstruction of the Citrus Bowl, to bring new life to the surrounding communities, and to ensure the current residents are able to benefit from the positive change. The nonprofit organization brings together business leaders and residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the Citrus Bowl, in a unique collaboration, to help accelerate the community’s transformation. The approach is a holistic one, addressing education, mixed-income housing, community health and wellness, and long-term economic viability – all necessary for a neighborhood to thrive.

For more information on LIFT Orlando, visit: http://liftorlando.org. We celebrate our community partner LIFT Orlando!

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Mill Creek Residential Adds New Development in Downtown Orlando

Orlando’s skyline is growing! We are proud of our client Todd Bleakley with Mill Creek Residential‘s North Florida Development who broke ground on Modera Central in downtown Orlando last week. This new addition adds more housing options for people who want the live/work/play atmosphere in the downtown area. This project will feature 350 apartments, 35,000 square feet of commercial space — including a new four-story clubhouse for the University Club and a six-level parking structure. We celebrate our client, Mill Creek Residential! http://www.millcreekplaces.com todd-bleakley

Don’t Miss Rifle’s Autumn Sidewalk Sale

Our client Rifle Paper Co. is at it again! They are holding a fall sidewalk sale you won’t want to miss on October 21-22 in their local Hannibal Square shop in Winter Park. Enjoy 70% off samples, 15% off Rifle products, and purchase a special edition tee screen printed by Real Thread. For more information, please see the event poster below. We celebrate our client, Rifle Paper Co.! https://riflepaperco.com

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Eola Eyes Named “Best Optical” In Orlando Sentinel’s Best Bets in Orlando

The people have spoken once again— our client, Eola Eyes, has been named “Best Optical” in the Orlando Sentinel’s list of Best Bets in Orlando! The thirteen-year-old optical boutique has faithfully served the Orlando community through hurricanes and economic downturns, and has in turn earned the love of the entire community. Locals can count on Eola Eyes to provide the most current optical technology and fashions, as well as the best customer service and award-winning doctors.

This is not the first award Eola Eyes has won this year. In May, the team was named one of the nation’s best practices by CooperVision for their attention to the patient experience and business culture as well as their forward-thinking approach to eye care. As a result, they attended the Best Practices Summit in California to learn about the industry’s innovations as well as present their best practices with their peers. In addition, their very own Dr. Kerry Giedd was recognized as one of 2016’s Most Influential Women in Optical by Vision Monday, a prominent national industry news publication. In January, they also won Mills 50 District’s “Business of the Month.”

For more information, please visit: http://eolaeyes.com

We congratulate our client, Eola Eyes for winning “Best Optical” from the Orlando Sentinel Best Bets and the many other awards this year!

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Park Square Homes Brings Charming, Single Family Home Community to Davenport

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Park Square Homes continues to add more homes to Central Florida – this time, the company brings its award-winning 3-5 bedroom home designs to their newest community, Carlisle Grand, where the dream of owning a home becomes reality! Located just minutes from I-4 in Davenport, Carlisle Grand’s proximity to Central Florida’s celebrated attractions and shopping centers is a convenience that can’t be matched. The 164 delightful, single-family home community will feature a community pool and green space to be enjoyed by the whole family, making even a quiet weekend feel like an adventure. Park Square is devoted to making Central Florida’s homes more than just a place to live, but also a community in which its residents can feel at home.

Family owned and operated since 1984, Park Square Homes’ innovative designs, superior construction and commitment to homeowner satisfaction helped their small business become one of the largest and most respected independent residential development and homebuilding companies in Central Florida. For more information, visit http://www.parksquarehomes.com.

We celebrate our client, Park Square Homes!

Foundry Commercial Named One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America by Inc. Magazine

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We are proud to announce that our client Foundry Commercial LLC., a multi-city commercial real estate firm headquartered in Orlando, has been named one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. by Inc. magazine! Foundry Commercial boasted a 75% three-year growth and $30.6 million in revenue, earning a coveted spot on the list. Since 1982, the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies has compiled the nation’s most successful private companies based on their growth over a three-year period. The list has included companies like Microsoft, Timberland, Chobani and Zappos.com in the past. The honorees will be recognized at the Inc. 5000 Conference and Gala in San Antonio this October.

About Foundry Commercial
Foundry Commercial is a full-service real estate services and investment company with 240 employees and nearly 30 million square feet of space under management across the Southeast and Texas. Foundry provides corporate services, brokerage, leasing, building management and project management services, and is the largest real estate service provider to religious and not-for-profit organizations in the Country. Foundry also includes a development and investment platform that is fully integrated into its services business, leveraging its local market expertise to control more than $500 million in advantaged investment opportunities in partnership with its clients. Foundry Commercial was founded as CNL Commercial Real Estate in 2007 and launched as Foundry in 2015 through a management led buyout. For more information, visit foundrycommercial.com.

We celebrate our client Foundry Commercial LLC.!

Phil Kean Design Group Wins “Best of Show” at AURORA Awards Gala

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Glass walls, clean lines, and large spaces dedicated to indoor and outdoor living are just some of the recognizable features you will find in a Phil Kean home. Having designed residences for over 30 years, the company has been turning dreams into houses all over the world and is dedicated to making Central Florida more unique and breathtaking – home by home.

In its star-studded portfolio such as Phil Kean’s, it must be difficult to achieve the crown gem that tops them all. However, this year, the Sloane house in Orlando does just that. Earlier this month, the Sloane house won multiple awards at the Southeast Building Conference including “Best of Show” and “Best of State.” Not only is it spectacular in design, but it has also won a gold level certification from the National Green Building Standard certification program. This commitment to using green practices and materials is not a recent focus—Phil Kean has been dedicated to sustainably-designed homes since inception. The owner firmly believes that building green doesn’t mean spending more, and he hopes to someday build a house with net zero energy consumption.

Established in 1979, AURORA Awards are presented annually to outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, interior merchandisers and other housing-related professionals from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and the Eastern Caribbean.

Phil Kean Designs, Inc. is an internationally recognized, award-winning, Architecture, Residential Construction, and Interior Design firm located in Winter Park, Florida. For more information, go to: http://philkeandesigns.com.

We celebrate our client Phil Kean Designs for its accolades and dedication to making Central Florida a comfortable, artistic and timeless place to live!

Immigration Client Paitoon Ratanasirintrawoot Went from Thailand to Working with Disney, Warner Brothers, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Nickelodeon

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We love to hear about client success stories, and when we read about Paitoon Ratanasirintrawoot in this NBC feature article, we grew excited about his many contributions and advancements in the world of animation. Paitoon, who is currently the concept design director and project producer for ITEC Entertainment, has worked on more than 300 products for clients such as Warner Brothers Consumer Products, Marvel, and Hasbro. He also has worked for theme park and gaming industry clients such as Universal Creative Studios, Walt Disney Entertainment, and Electronic Arts. The youngest of five boys, Paitoon grew up in Bangkok. His family worked in the medical, finance and business field. Paitoon loved to draw, paint, and build models, and chose a different path in life – the arts.

Paitoon’s eldest brother was a doctor working in Hawaii. Paitoon’s first step into the world abroad was moving to Honolulu and enrolling in English and design courses. He then attended the Columbus College of Art and Design, graduating in 1993 as the school’s Outstanding Senior in Industrial Design. From there, Walt Disney Feature Animation tracked him down and offered him an animation role in the Lion King—and the rest is history. Since that initial film, he has worked on 8 other feature Disney films including Tarzan, Mulan, and Beauty and the Beast. He left Disney in 2002 to open his own design consulting company, where he has worked with clients such as Warner Brothers, Marvel, and Hasbro to design toys and other consumer products.

Immigration attorneys Teresa Finer and Natalia Gove could not be more proud of Paitoon, and are honored to have assisted him with his US citizenship. We celebrate our client Paitoon Ratanasirintrawoot!

Inaugural Lowndes Lagooner

We had a great time with our long-time friends and clients at the Inaugural Lowndes Lagooner. Thank you for coming and joining in the fun Blake Peeper, Tom Sittema, Gene Curcio, Paul Bayer, Sam Miles, Paul Reynolds, TJ Bettis, and Steven Greathouse. More photos can be found here: http://www.lowndes-law.com/news-center/photos-54. We look forward to heading back to the Mosquito Lagoon in 2017.

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