An investment firm based in San Diego, California, paid $208.1 million for three office buildings that define much of the downtown skyline in Orlando. San Diego-based Southwest Value Partners bought the 27-story Bank of America Center, 19-story One Orlando Centre and 18-story Citrus Center, which have a combined total of one million square feet. The seller was Atlanta-based Cousins Properties, which recently sold its 20 percent interest in Courvoisier Center, a 343,000-square-foot office building in Miami’s Brickell Key area, for $33.9 million.
The three-building deal in downtown Orlando follows other high-priced property investments there in the last year, including the Blackstone Group’s $105 million purchase of the 55 West apartment tower in April. Church Street Plaza, a mixed-use development in downtown Orlando with 200,000 square feet of office space and a 180-room hotel, has drawn a $74.8 million construction loan. [Orlando Sentinel] — Mike Seemuth