Category Archives: Real Estate

Lauren O. Schwenk: Polk Emerging Leader

When Lauren went off to the University of Florida and then the University of Central Florida, she had no intentions of returning to Winter Haven. But after receiving a job in Winter Haven and commuting from Orlando each day, she … Continue reading

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Cypress Station is For Sale …

Cypress Station, the 2-story office / retail complex located at a major stoplight intersection on Cypress Gardens Boulevard in front of LEGOLAND® Florida in Winter Haven is for sale. The property for sale is a 3.8 acre site that houses … Continue reading

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The Landings: Potential for $48.7 Million Economic Impact

An Economic Impact Analysis Model on the proposed “Landings” project on Chain of Lakes Complex property indicates significant positive economic impacts would result from such a project. The study, completed by Gordon Kettle, Instructor of Economics at Polk State College … Continue reading

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Economic Summit: Forecast is Cautious Optimism

More than 140 business leaders and Polk State students joined together today to hear both a national and local speaker discuss the economic outlook for 2011.  Both James Kochan and Dr. Carl Brown agree that the housing construction nosedive and … Continue reading

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6/10 Leases 9,000 sq. ft. in Inland Fiber and Data Park …

Winter Haven, FL October 22, 2010 – The 6/10 Corporation ( has leased approximately 9,400 square feet of office space to Nurse On Call, a Florida-based home health provider. The leased space is located in a 3-story office building in … Continue reading

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Herbert Joins 6/10 Investment Banking Firm

Winter Haven, FL October 12, 2010 – The 6/10 Corporation, a Winter Haven based investment company, has announced that John W. Herbert, Jr. has joined the company as the Managing Director of 6/10 Capital Advisors, LLC, a wholly-owned commercial real … Continue reading

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Maddux Notes Polk’s Momentum …

Other than reporting that Cypress Gardens is in Winter Park (!?) the March/April Issue of Tampa’s Maddux Report contains a Polk County Corporate Report that touts projects far and wide. In the Winter Haven area, mention was made of the … Continue reading

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City Takes Serious Look at Downtown Parking Garage

Artist concept looking SE from interection of Ave. A and Third St. NW Winter Haven City Commissioners met today (Friday, March 12) in a Quarterly Planning Workshop designed to discuss potential new projects and review the status of previous priorities. … Continue reading

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It’s Official! Haven to be Home to “Legoland Florida”

It’s official. Representatives from Merlin Entertainments confirmed this morning that their company will construct their second U.S. Legoland Park on the historic Cypress Gardens property. (The park will be the largest Legoland so far.) In a page torn directly from … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Gardens Reported Sold

Orlando Theme Park News is reporting that Screamscape (a theme park industry blog) suspects Cypress Gardens may have been sold: “(1/15/10) The big shocking news of the day is that Merlin Entertainment may actually have purchased Cypress Gardens. Check out the … Continue reading

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