Tavistock Group Press & Updates

USTA’s bustling Lake Nona facility a beacon for all things tennis

Posted on: August 26, 2019

The $63 million campus transformed the space into a facility unlike any other. There are 100 courts, a 50,000-square-foot Welcome Center that is LEED certified with a Pro Shop, Racquet Bar and Innovation Lab to help visitors understand everything from racket customization to how to incorporate new technology into improving their game.

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Tavistock Executive Among Orlando’s 50 Most Powerful

Posted on: July 1, 2019

Rasesh Thakkar has led successful efforts to bring Amazon’s high-tech fulfillment center, KPMG’s National Training Campus, Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute and the BBA Aviation-Signature Flight Center Support headquarters to Orlando’s Lake Nona community.

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Tottenham make world-record £113m profit despite costs of new stadium

Posted on: April 4, 2019

The figure tops the £106m profit posted by Premier League rivals Liverpool earlier this year. Yearly financial results for 2017-18 reveal Spurs’ income climbed from £310m to £380m thanks to player sales, bigger crowds at Wembley Stadium and reaching the Champions League knockout stages. The figures were released as the club opened a new £1bn […]

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Lakewood Ranch: The Burgeoning Business Center of Southwest Florida

Posted on: March 28, 2019

The fastest-growing multi-generational master-planned community in the nation, Lakewood Ranch (LWR) has grown into an unincorporated town of more than 1,500 businesses and 35,000 residents in just 25 years. The 31,000-acre development is the metropolitan area’s largest job center and as the population center shifts to it, so have county offices, institutions of higher learning […]

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New Superyacht Village and marina to debut at FLIBS 2019

Posted on: March 22, 2019

This year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will see the unveiling of a brand new Superyacht Village at Pier 66 South. Already the largest in-water boat show in the world, this new dedicated marina and on-land exhibition space will expand FLIBS 2019 to over three million square feet and is the seventh site to be […]

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People-First: A Place To Flourish

Posted on: March 21, 2019

Cathy Engelbert isn’t a hospital administrator. She isn’t a physician. She doesn’t work in healthcare at all. So what was she doing on the program at a major conference about health? As CEO of Deloitte US, one of the Big Four accounting firms, she’s probably the most powerful woman in the accounting and professional services […]

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Behind The Scenes at Pier 66 Renovation Project

Posted on: March 8, 2019

Jessi Blakley grew up on the waters of Fort Lauderdale, boating and water skiing and learning to sail not far from where she grew up in the neighborhood of Rio Vista. But things really got serious for her and the water when she was 10. It was then that she tried competing for the first […]

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New Global Headquarters for Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute Reimagines Workplace Wellbeing

Posted on: March 6, 2019

Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute® today announced the opening of its new global headquarters in Lake Nona Medical City in Orlando, Florida. The state-of-the-art campus blends Design Thinking with the science of human performance in a holistic, multi-sensory approach to enhance the end-to-end Human Performance Institute® experience. In the immersive course, participants learn how […]

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Why Albany In The Bahamas Is One Of The Most Exclusive Resorts In The World

Posted on: October 15, 2018

Standing in a half-built concrete building, with the Bahamian sun blazing down, is a revelation. This is Albany – one of the world’s most exclusive resort communities located on New Providence Island in the Bahamas – and, it’s likely that you may not have heard of it. Owned by British billionaire Joe Lewis and his […]

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BBA Aviation/Signature Flight Systems to Relocate HQ to Lake Nona

Posted on: October 19, 2017

When Maria Sastre first set foot in Lake Nona’s GuideWell Innovation Center for a board meeting a year-and-a-half ago, she was blown away. In fact, the president and CEO of Signature Flight Support Corp. – who was on-site for a board meeting of Florida Blue parent GuideWell Holdings Inc. – was so impressed that she bent the ear […]

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Lake Nona Enlists Google Partner to Help Design Shopping Center

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Lake Nona’s developers are pairing with a sister company of Google to help design the shopping center of the future. Tavistock Development is partnering with Intersection, an arm of Google-parent Alphabet Inc. that helps integrate technology into urban projects, for the expansion of its planned 100-acre Lake Nona Town Center project.

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16-Story, Arquitectonica-Designed Hotel Slated for Lake Nona Town Center

Posted on: August 9, 2017

Lake Nona developers announced plans for the community’s newest hotel, a 16-story tower designed by Arquitectonica. With construction slated to start early next year, the 215-room hotel would feature a ballroom, rooftop pool and lounge, 80-seat restaurant board room and two meeting rooms. It will be situated next to a recreational lawn that is part of […]

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Micro Units, Rooftop Bar and Car Share Program with Teslas Coming to Lake Nona’s Newest Apartments

Posted on: July 11, 2017

Work is about to start on what may be the Orlando area’s first apartments with “micro” units with Tesla ride shares. Tavistock Development on Thursday unveiled plans for the fourth apartment community at its Lake Nona development in southeast Orlando. The Pixon, as the 201-unit property is being called, is expected to include half a dozen units […]

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Amazon Selects Lake Nona for High-Tech Fulfillment Center

Posted on: July 10, 2017, Inc. announced plans Monday to open a new fulfillment center in the Orlando area, bringing 1,500 full-time jobs to the region. The online retail giant said the Lake Nona center is expected to open in 2018. Amazon employees at the more than 850,000-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship small items, including books and electronics, […]

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In Orlando, Building A New Kind Of Sports District

Posted on: June 14, 2017

Since 2014, developer Tavistock Group has been building a sports and performance district unlike any in the country, one untethered to a stadium or a team. Tennis, golf and soccer already have professional and amateur presences at the development, called Lake Nona, on 17 square miles near Orlando International Airport. Tavistock, which has already helped […]

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Lake Nona Called the Most Sophisticated Example in the World of a Master-Planned Wellness Community

Posted on: May 3, 2017

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the premier conference for the $3.7 trillion global wellness industry, released five trends shaping the future of Florida’s wellness market at a press conference held at The Breakers, Palm Beach, the site of the 11th annual Global Wellness Summit…. Florida has had shining examples of wellness communities for years, like […]

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Forbes Travel Guide Star Award Winners

Posted on: February 22, 2017

Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 2017 Star Awards today, posting the largest group of winners in the company’s history. The 59th annual list includes 62 Five-Star restaurants, 176 Four-Star restaurants and 73 Recommended restaurants.

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Zagat: The Hottest Restaurants in 15 American Cities

Posted on: February 21, 2017

An offshoot of Atlas, the upscale New American inside the St. Regis, this more casual space still retains that restaurant’s elegance, but livens things up with regular live music, smart cocktails and elevated pub fare with an emphasis on shareable plates (Wagyu beef sliders, lobster pot pie, etc.).

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution The Tavern at Atlas First Look

Posted on: February 8, 2017

Two years later, Atlas can already be counted among Atlanta’s top fine dining destinations, thanks to an elegant dining room, with a rare collection of 20th-century artwork, and the creative talents of executive chef Christopher Grossman and his team. Now, though, the new Tavern at Atlas offers another way to enjoy Grossman’s cuisine, in a […]

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USTA Unveils New National Campus in Lake Nona

Posted on: January 5, 2017

The $63 million USTA National Campus features an indoor facility and 100 outdoor tennis courts with a variety of playing surfaces. The Lake Nona campus, just southeast of Orlando, will be home to every level of tennis from youth to collegiate players to elite international players.

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USA Today 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in Las Vegas

Posted on: November 15, 2016

Canonita is one of the restaurants at The Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes, and it has a great location right on the Grand Canal–a wonderful place to enjoy a unique view. The dishes include traditional Mexican favorites like enchiladas, burritos and tacos.

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OpenTable 100 Best Steakhouses in America

Posted on: November 2, 2016

Our classic, upscale steak house presents fine dining in an atmosphere of timeless elegance, offering guests the finest cuts of prime meats, fresh seafood, and much more. The Abe & Louie’s experience focuses on providing undeniably superior service and classically prepared cuisine in a truly impressive setting.

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Orlando Magazine Canvas Restaurant & Market is Worth The Drive

Posted on: November 1, 2016

It surprises me sometimes how far you can travel and still be in Orlando. It’s even more surprising when you can travel a seemingly endless distance from downtown to the burgeoning Lake Nona area and still find a good meal. But such is the case with Canvas Restaurant & Market, where interesting dishes can be […]

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The Food Network Best Ocean-View Restaurants in Los Angeles

Posted on: October 15, 2016

Marina del Rey is home to thousands of boats and lots of great restaurants. While Cafe del Rey may not offer views of sandy shores, this dockside restaurant has a different ocean view worth noting: the marina. Cafe del Rey matches its surroundings with a nautical feel that pairs well with the California fare available […]

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Lake Nona Opening Doors to Healthy Smart Home

Posted on: September 2, 2016

Lake Nona is unveiling a smart home highlighting innovations designed to improve health and well-being. It is one of the few smart model homes in the nation to solely focus on displaying and testing health-related technology.

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Freebirds serves up burrito-bearing food truck

Posted on: May 4, 2016

The typical path for restaurants is to open a food truck as proof of concept and then parlay that into a brick-and-mortar location. Freebirds has reversed the formula, as the Austin-based chain with about 100 stores in seven states plans to unveil its first food truck this weekend.

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