JV Launches Luxury M-F Project

The Kislak Organization, Courtelis Company and HMG/Courtland Properties broke ground on Murano at Grande Lakes on Tuesday, May 26. The $33.6 million 240-unit luxury apartment home community is being built on a 9.53‑acre metro Orlando site at the southeast quadrant of John Young Parkway’s intersection with Taft‑Vineland Road. Forum Architecture and Interior Design set out the plans and Roger B. Kennedy, Inc. has been hired as the general contractor for the project. Wells Fargo provided the construction financing.

The Kislak Organization, Courtelis Co. and HMG/Courtland Properties broke ground May 26 on a $33.6 million, 240-unit multi-family project in Orlando. Dubbed Murano at Grande Lakes, the garden-style community will rise on a 9.5‑acre site at the southeast quadrant of John Young Parkway’s intersection with Taft‑Vineland Road.

Forum Architecture and Interior Design served as the project’s design firm, and Roger B. Kennedy Inc. is the general contractor. Wells Fargo supplied construction financing. Completion is scheduled for the summer of 2016.

The Murano at Grande Lakes will comprise three four-story buildings with one-, two- and three‑bedroom floor plans, and will offer numerous amenities.

Its location near major traffic arteries will provide convenient access to some of the area’s largest employers, retailers and attractions. Among them are Darden Corporate Headquarters (5,800 employees); South Park Center, the 2.9 million‑square-foot office park (6,000 employees); SeaWorld (7,000 employees) and the 4.5 million square-foot World Design Center.

Principals leading the project are Thomas Bartelmo, Kislak’s president and CEO; Elias Vassilaros, president, development and asset management services for Courtelis; and Maurice Wiener, HMG/Courtland’s chairman, president & CEO.

Photo credit: The Kislak Organization