Michael Fess
Office: 407-660-4949
Fax: 407-660-4995
mikefess@equitypartners.net

Faith Pamplin
Office: 407-660-4949
Cell: 407-808-2656
Fax: 407-660-4995
faithpamplin@equitypartners.net




Press Releases

  • ORLANDO - Equity Partners Inc., a full service brokerage and development company, announces the sale of University Science Center (USC), a 55,074 SF Class A single story multitenant office building in the Research Park/University submarket of Orlando. The property was the first of eight office buildings developed in Central Florida by Equity Partners ad was 70% leased at the time of the sale. 
Michael Fess, president of Equity Partners, said his company still owns 4 office buildings (150,000 SF) in the submarket and will continue to lease USC for the new owner. USC was developed in 1999. Michael Fess and Faith Thompson of Equity Partners represented the seller and George Livingston, Christie Alexander, and Drew Saphos of NAI Realvest represented the buyer, Real Estate Inverlad, LLC. Rick Asta, Richard Hostetter of CommerCenters, LLC also played an important role in the sale by initially contracting for the building.

Orlando Sentinel Press Release
Florida Real Estate Journal Article
Done Deals Press Release
 
  • 60,000 SF Spec Office Development Now 100% Leased
          January 5, 2017
          
Mike Fess and Faith Pamplin of Equity Partners (Equity) signed a long-term office lease with ServiceNow for 60,000 sf in ?Science One?, a speculative office building under construction in the Central Florida Research Park.  Todd Davis and Jim Abarta of Colliers International represented ServiceNow, an enterprise cloud company providing a service model that defines, structures and automates the flow of work, removing email and spreadsheets from the process to streamline the delivery of services. 
 
Equity started construction less than 2 months ago on ?Science One?, an office building designed for high occupancy/high amenity tenants.  The project is now 100% leased and is slated for completion in July, 2017.
 
Fess and Pamplin have been actively building and/or purchasing approximately 175,000 square feet of office buildings in East Orlando within the last 12 months, including Baldwin East, Challenger One, Science One and Research One.  Per Fess, ?Equity Partners provides office space, whether for unique tenants with special requirements or traditional tenants desiring a better value for their lease dollar.?
 
Fess and Pamplin, together with strategic partners, currently own and control 355,000 sf of office space in Central Florida
  • New 30,000 SF Office Building in Central Florida Research Park: Science One Construction Commenced November 17, 2016
November 17, 2016
 
Orlando based Equity Partners hired A.D. Owens Construction to build the 1st of two Class ?A? Single-Story office buildings on Science Drive in the Central Florida Research Park.  Construction commenced November 17, 2016.   Science One is a ?spec? office building offering wide open floor plates, high ceilings, high parking (6/1000) and water features located on a 6.5 acre site at 12900 Science Drive. 
 
Equity Partners recently completed a similar 22,000 sf spec office building in the CFRP, Challenger One, the first spec office building constructed in East Orlando since 2007.  Challenger One is now 100% leased to Cole Engineering Services.  Mike Fess, founder and owner of Equity Partners said, ?Construction and development costs have increased significantly since 2007.  Financing is much more restrictive as well.  The only way to succeed is to deliver the right product?.
 
Andy Owens, President of A.D. Owens Construction is pleased to be working once again with the design team of Baker Barrios and SK Consortium on this project, ?They both excel at what they do and are a pleasure to work with.  We are grateful Mike and Equity Partners selected us to be their General Contractor for this notable tilt wall building on a highly visible site.  We have a group of valued subcontractors who understand the needs of our clients and share our unwavering goal of exceeding their expectations.?
 
The building is slated to be completed in the 2nd Quarter of 2017.
 
Equity Partners, a commercial real estate development and leasing company, has developed ten office buildings and over 400,000 SF.  Equity and its affiliates currently owns eight buildings comprising 260,000 sf of office in Orlando.  Science One and another pending acquisition will increase Equity?s holdings to 370,000 sf.
 
AD Owens Construction is a commercial general construction company with over 20 years of experience in commercial construction in the areas of office, medical, and healthcare. 
  • Retail lender takes former Sprint offices--Central Florida Business|Orlando Sentinel
April 13, 2015
Retail lending giant Synchrony FInancial, a subsidiary of GE, leased more than 100,00 SF of Maitland office space that had been built by Equity Partners in 2001 for Sprint.
Also known as Retail Finance International Holdings, the group took 102,000 SF at 965 Keller Road in a long-term lease. Jeff Sweeney, of Cushman and Wakefield, represented Synchrony. Michael Fess and Faith Pamplin, of Equity Partners, represented the California-based landlord, Darleane 2 LLC.
The space suits Synchrony's call center needs and also could allow the lender to establish a small branch bank there, Pamplin said.
 
  • Synchrony Financial leases 102,000 SF of Office Space in Maitland Center
April 1, 2015
 
Synchrony Financial, also known as Retail Finance International Holdings, executed a 102,000 square foot long term lease at 965 Keller Road, a state of the art call center originally developed by Equity Partners in 2001. Jeff Sweeney of Cushman and Wakefield represented Synchrony while Michael Fess and Faith Pamplin of Equity Partners represented the landlord, Darleane 2, LLC.
  • Equity Partners Announces 33756 RSF of New Leases and 98% Occupancy at Alafaya Corporate Center in East Orlando
July 24, 2014
Alafaya Corporate Center is now 98% leased thanks to five leases by Mike Fess and Faith Pamplin with Equity Partners:
- Strayer University, 11,796 SF, represented by Chris Sproles of CBRE
- Seal Shield, 3,133 SF, represented by John Gay of Cresa Orlando
- Embry Riddle Aeronautical Univ., 6,936 SF, represented by Andy McCaw of Mohr Partners
- Sea Tel, 4,789 SF, represented by Joe Hills of Jones Lang Lasalle
- Victor 12 expanded into 8,571 SF
 
In addition, Fess and Pamplin represented Security 101 in leasing 5,467 square feet at University Science Center in East Orlando.
 
?We are excited to add to and renew our high profile tenant mix at Alafaya Corporate Center, located at the intersection of Alafaya Trail and Challenger Parkway.? ? Michael Fess, Owner

  • Equity Partners Announces 20,098 RSF of New Leases and 97% Occupancy at Alafaya Corporate Center in East Orlando
October 9, 2013
Equity Partners (Equity) has brokered two long-term office leases totaling more than 20,000 square feet in East Orlando in the Research Park/University Submarket.
The details on the leases are as follows:
 
? Orion Technologies, LLC (recently featured in the OBJ) leased 5,956 rentable square feet, relocating from Merritt Island to the University/Research Park market in order to be closer to the type of specialties they want to bring on board.
? Community Based Care of Central Florida, Inc. represented by Chris Sproles of CBRE, leased 14,542 rentable square feet.

With these executed leases, Alafaya Corporate Center has reached 97% Occupancy. Alafaya Corporate Center is a 148,807 rentable square foot business park on Alafaya Trail and Challenger Parkway in East Orlando. Michael Fess and Faith Thompson of Equity Partners represented the landlord in both transactions.

"We are excited to add Orion Technologies and CBC of Central Florida to our high profile tenant mix at Alafaya Corporate Center and are happy to announce we are now 97% occupied. Located at a major traffic light with over 1,200 feet of Alafaya Trail frontage, the ownership of Alafaya Corporate Center takes pride in professional property management and tenant satisfaction." - Michael Fess, Owner
  • PulteGroup, General Dynamics ink 56,671 SF in Orlando office deals
July 17, 2013
 
Orlando landed a few nice, big office deals this month.

General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) signed a four-year lease renewal for 33,671 square feet of office space in Research Commons, 12249 Science Dr., in east Orlando. Tiffany Zullo of Tower Realty Partners Inc. represented the landlord and Ann Barrett of CBRE New England represented the tenant.

Meanwhile, homebuilder PulteGroup Inc.?s North Florida division signed a lease for 23,000 square feet of office space at Millenia Park, 4901 Vineland Rd. in Orlando. This is one of the biggest office leases signed in the Millenia submarket in the last five years, said a news release.

PulteGroup is relocating from its existing office in Maitland next month and expects to have about 100 employees in the new space.

Chris Sproles and Jamie Dingeman of CBRE Inc.?s Global Corporate Services represented the tenant in the lease deal, while Morrison Commercial Real Estate represented Orlandobased landlord Parkway Properties Inc. (NYSE: PKY).

Those deals added to Seaside National Bank & Trust signing a 25,600-square-foot lease renewal and expansion at the Seaside Plaza office tower in downtown Orlando. The lease includes the company?s corporate office, a first-floor bank branch and building signage.

Catherine Reeves represented landlord Highwoods Properties Inc. (NYSE: HIW) in the lease deal, while Mike Fess and Faith Thompson with Equity Partners Inc. represented the tenant.

     
 
  • Equity Partners negotiates Long-term Seaside Bank Lease in Downtown Orlando    

Wednesday, June 19, 2013  

ORLANDO ? Mike Fess and Faith Thompson of Equity Partners, Inc. represented Seaside National Bank and Trust in the long-term Renewal and Expansion of Seaside?s 25,600 square foot headquarters, at Seaside Plaza, 201 S Orange Avenue. Catherine Reeves of Highwoods Properties represented the Landlord.
  • October 10, 2011
 
ORLANDO ? Equity Partners Inc., a full service brokerage and development company, announces the successful refinance of Alafaya Corporate Center (ACC) for five years with Wells Fargo. ACC is a 150,000 SF Class A single story, multi-tenant office building with 1,200 feet of frontage on Alafaya Trail, situated across the Research Park/University submarket of Orlando.

Michael D Fess, an owner of ACC and President of Equity Partners Inc., said the property was 90% leased with long-term credit tenants at the time of refinance. The most recent lease deals to note were the expansion and renewal of two long-term tenants: University of Phoenix and Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC). Michael Fess and Faith Thompson, Leasing Manager, represented the landlord, Alafaya Corporate Center, LC in both transactions, which totaled 33,000 square feet of office space.

  • Equity Partners negotiates University Science Center Lease

    Thursday, June 9th, 2011

    ORLANDO  Equity Partners negotiated a lease with Thales  USA, Inc., for 2,714 square feet of office space at 12001 Science Drive in the University Science Center in East Orlando.

    Michael Fess, president of Equity Partners Inc., and Faith Thompson, Leasing Manager, negotiated the transaction representing the Landlord, University Science Center, Inc.  Mark Stratman and Harry Klaff of Jones Lang LaSalle represented the Tenant.

  • Equity Partners negotiates over 6,000 square feet of Leases at University Science Center

    Monday, March 28th, 2011

    ORLANDO  Equity Partners negotiated a lease expansion with Katmai Government Services, LLC for 3,343 square feet of office space and negotiated a lease renewal expansion with Hostdime.com, Inc. for 2,858 square feet of office space at 12001 Science Drive in the University Science Center in East Orlando.

    Michael Fess, president of Equity Partners Inc., and Faith Thompson, Leasing Manager, negotiated the transaction representing the landlord, University Science Center, Inc. 

  • Equity Partners negotiates 14,500 SF in Alafaya Corporate Center Leases

    Monday, March 28th, 2011

    ORLANDO  Equity Partners negotiates over 14,500 square feet of Leases at Alafaya Corporate Center

    Michael Fess, president of Equity Partners Inc., and Faith Thompson, Leasing Manager, represented the landlord, Alafaya Corporate Center, LC in a lease renewal and expansion with Environmental Tectonics Corporation for 8,831 square feet of office space and signed a long term lease for TRB Groves for 952 square feet of office space.

    Equity Partners also negotiated a lease agreement with Wegmann, USA, Inc.  for 4,789 square feet of office space at Alafaya Corporate Center. Michael Fess, President of Equity Partners Inc., and Faith Thompson, Leasing Manager, represented the Landlord, Alafaya Corporate Center, LC and Mary Frances West of NAI Realvest represented the Tenant.

  • Equity Partners negotiates University Science Center Lease
Monday, December 20, 2010

ORLANDO - Equity Partners negotiated a lease agreement with Applied Visual Technology, Inc. d.b.a AVT Simulation for 10,247 square feet of office space at 12001 Science Drive in University Science Center in East Orlando.

Michael Fess, president of Equity Partners Inc., and Faith Thompson, Leasing Associate, represented the landlord, University Science Center, Inc. and Steve Coughlin of Coughlin Commercial represented the tenant.

  • Equity Partners negotiates Alafaya Corporate Center Lease
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

ORLANDO - Equity Partners negotiated a lease agreement with Computerized Training Systems for 2,099 square feet of office space at 2100 North Alafaya Trail in Alafaya Corporate Center in East Orlando.

Michael Fess, president of Equity Partners Inc., and Faith Thompson, Leasing Associate, represented the landlord, Alafaya Corporate Center, LC.

  • Equity Partners negotiates Alafaya Corporate Center Lease

Wednesday, November 12, 2010

ORLANDO - Equity Partners negotiated a lease agreement with Allen Sportswear for 1,539 square feet of office space at 2100 North Alafaya Trail in Alafaya Corporate Center in East Orlando.

Michael Fess, president of Equity Partners Inc., and Faith Thompson, Leasing Associate, represented the landlord, Alafaya Corporate Center, LC.


  • Equity Partners negotiates Alafaya Corporate Center Lease
    Monday, October 4th, 2010

    ORLANDO - Equity Partners negotiated a lease agreement with Fidelity Technologies Corporation for 3,600 square feet of office space at 2000 North Alafaya Trail in Alafaya Corporate Center in East Orlando.

    Michael Fess, president of Equity Partners Inc., and Faith Thompson, Leasing Associate, represented the landlord, Alafaya Corporate Center, LC and Nick Poole of CNL Commercial Real Estate, represented the tenant. 


  • Equity Partners negotiates University Science Center Lease
    Monday, October 4th, 2010

    ORLANDO -Equity Partners negotiated a lease agreement with Katmai Government Services, LLC for 4,853 square feet of office space at 12001 Science Drive in the University Science Center in East Orlando.

    Michael Fess, president of Equity Partners Inc., and Jennifer Sharabba, Vice President, negotiated the transaction representing the landlord, University Science Center, Inc. 
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