Friday, May 9, 2008

Pineloch Management Corp. Completes New 11,600-SF Southgate Office/Restaurant/Retail Mixed-Use Center near Downtown Orlando

ORLANDO, FL – Orlando-based Pineloch Management Corporation completed its new 11,000-square-foot Southgate Office/Restaurant/Retail mixed-use center (above photo) near downtown Orlando according to Mary Hurley, (top right photo) CCIM, RPA, real estate and leasing manager for Pineloch.

Located on South Orange Avenue at Southgate Commerce Boulevard just two miles south of Orlando’s central business district, the project consists of a one-story, 2,400-square-foot Tijuana Flats restaurant and a two-story, multi-tenant building to contain 4,300 square feet of ground-floor retail space plus 4,300 square feet of second-floor office space.

Hurley added that immediate occupancy is available for the prime location offering traffic counts totaling 83,700 average daily trips and $65,062 median household income within a one-mile radius. Designed by Cuhaci & Peterson, Orlando, the project was constructed by McCree, Inc., Orlando.

Pineloch’s storied history began more than 80 years ago when a young Italian immigrant, Philip Caruso, moved to Florida to fulfill the American Dream. With a single purchase of land located in the heart of Winter Garden, Caruso, spanning from 1926 to 1986, created one of the largest private corporations in Central Florida called Southern Fruit Distributors.

Its core business was citrus groves and it processed and marketed world-renowned products including Bluebird Orange Juice and Bluebird Grapefruit Juice.

Philip Caruso’s three sons and son-in-law worked alongside him from the mid 1940’s, and following his passing in 1963, they continued to operate the company until 1986.

The third generation of the Caruso family owns and operates Southern Fruit Distributor’s successor company Pineloch Management Corporation. Today, nationally recognized Pineloch Management is a diversified leader involved in real estate development, leasing, management, warehousing and agriculture. It also manages a number of prestigious land holdings statewide and continually seeks new opportunities for growth.

Pineloch Management Corporation is located at 102 W. Pineloch Street, Suite 10, Orlando, FL 32806, phone number 407-859-3550. Visit the company’s website at


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Davidson Hotel Company/Square Mile Capital Management JV Acquires Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore

Davidson to Manage Hotel, Oversee $14 Million Renovation

MEMPHIS, TN—Square Mile Capital Management LLC and Davidson Hotel Company, one of the nation’s largest hotel management companies, has announced their joint venture acquisition of the 259-room Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore (photo above) in Florida, from Host Realty Partnership LP for an unspecified amount.

The hotel will undergo a nearly $14 million renovation, scheduled to begin in 2009. In addition to managing the property operations, Davidson will also coordinate the renovation.

“This is our first joint venture acquisition with Square Mile Capital Management, and we’re very pleased to launch our relationship with such a strong asset,” said John A. Belden, (top right photo) Davidson’s president and chief executive officer. “The Tampa property is our second acquisition in 2008, and we will continue to seek out new acquisition opportunities to complement our core management contract business. We look forward to exploring other opportunities with Square Mile that fit our respective investment approaches.”

Located at 4400 West Cypress St., the all-suite property is located in the upscale Westshore submarket, close to Tampa International Airport and surrounded by more than 11 million square feet of office space.
The hotel also is convenient to shopping and such major attractions as Busch Gardens, (photo at right below) Adventure Island, Channelside, Florida Aquarium, (photo at left below) Steinbrenner Field (the NY Yankees Spring Training complex) and Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the 2009 Super Bowl. (Tampa International Airport photo is at right)

The hotel’s 259 suites overlook a lushly landscaped, tropical atrium, where guests may relax over a meal at the hotel’s full-service restaurant, St. James Grill, and adjacent sports bar. Among the hotel’s other amenities are an indoor pool, fitness center, business center, whirlpool/hot tub and 8,100 square feet of flexible meeting space.

“The Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore is an attractive investment with significant growth potential,” said Steve Margol, (top left photo) Davidson’s executive vice president, business development. “The planned renovation will touch virtually every area of the hotel, including the lobby, restaurant and lounge, pool, meeting space, fitness center and guestrooms, and will put the property in top physical condition. Those improvements, coupled with its prime Westshore/airport location, should enable the Sheraton Suites to assume a leadership position in this market.”

Square Mile Capital Management LLC is a privately managed institutional investment fund founded in mid-2006, which currently manages approximately $1 billion on behalf of institutional and high net worth investors. Since inception, the firm has successfully completed more than 53 distinct debt and equity investments involving office, retail, hospitality, multifamily and other property types located throughout the United States.
Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Davidson Hotel Company is an award-winning, full-service hotel owner and third-party management company that provides management, development/renovation, acquisition, consulting and accounting expertise for the hospitality industry.

The company currently owns and/or manages 32 upscale, independent and branded hotels with nearly 9,100 rooms across the United States, including such affiliations as Westin, Sheraton, Hyatt, Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Marriott, Renaissance, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn. Additional information on Davidson may be found at the company’s Web site,


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