Leopardo Hosts Commercial Real Estate Development Firm at Upshot Medical Center Project in Florida
Leopardo recently hosted NAIOP Developing Leaders of Central Florida Chapter at its Upshot Medical Center at Mills Park (UMC) project in Orlando, Florida. Event attendees, led by Leopardo project engineer Damon DuPraw, senior superintendent Kevin Kerr, and vice president of business development Leo Everson, toured the site of one of the largest Class A, LEED-designed medical office projects in the country. Visitors were given an exclusive, behind the scenes look at the out of the ground construction of a pivotal healthcare facility and a key project for Leopardo’s geographic expansion into Florida.
“Leopardo is incredibility excited to be a part of Central Florida’s thriving marketplace,” said Everson. “Our depth of expertise and versatility across markets make us a great partner for the Orlando area, and we are looking forward to breaking ground on our next project later this year.”
The Upshot Medical Center project, currently the sixth largest medical office building being built in the country, includes two buildings: a five-story, 72,000-SF north tower and a future six-story, 90,000-SF south tower. Additionally, the project features a six-story parking garage with over 850 spaces, an outdoor courtyard, and a top-floor terrace. The buildings are designed to prioritize social responsibility and health, with pre-glazed curtain walling that provides an elegant aesthetic and ultra-thermal performance. The project comes as part of a joint venture partnership between Leopardo Companies and Upshot Construction Services, the construction division of Upshot Capital Advisors’ vertically integrated private equity real estate platform.
NAIOP is the leading organization for developers, owners, and related professionals in office, industrial, and mixed-use real estate, comprising more than 20,000 members in North America and advancing responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. The NAIOP Developing Leaders (NDL) of Central Florida Chapter is a sub-chapter of NAIOP that represents the 35-year-old and younger members. NDL Central Florida exists to prepare today’s commercial real estate young professionals to positively impact the Central Florida community by forming lasting relationships with peers and industry professionals through relevant educational opportunities and first-class networking events such as this.