I needed a drink (or four) after work today, and since we’d received invitations to TWO broker events tonight, I thoughtÂ we should make a good faith effort to attend both -Â and drink as much asÂ we could at each one. RunningÂ a real estate companyÂ isÂ thirsty business after all.
The evening’sÂ two bars, I mean “hosts” were the International Plaza Resort & Spa (condo hotel conversion)Â on International Drive,Â and Solaris (pre-construction townhomes) in MetroWest. And both turned out to be great events.
I’m pretty sureÂ I actually won something in the RaffleÂ at the International Plaza, butÂ I’mÂ also pretty sureÂ I lost about $500 on the Roulette table at Solaris. ButÂ that was just Monopoly money.Â (I think.) I think I drank more atÂ Solaris – butÂ only because allÂ the alcohol fromÂ the International PlazaÂ was making me dehydrated.Â Â
Okay, the real reasonÂ we went is because IÂ actually really like both of these communities. I like the International Plaza because I think it’s one of the few condo-hotel projects that has a real chance of success.Â This is becauseÂ it has all of the necessary ingredients to succeed, even in this difficult market: First of all, it’s already built, so you know you’re not going to get your deposit back in the mail. Secondly, it’s decently priced and thirdly, its location on International DriveÂ is impossible to beat. I’m very comfortable recommending this condo hotel toÂ our clients.
Solaris is another project I’m fond of. It’s one of the only pre-construction opportunities in the MetroWest neighborhood, and the pricing is comparable, if not better than some of the wood frame condo conversions that are within a mile of it. With both town houses and condo flats to choose from,Â it’s something of a local no brainer and should prove a great sucess.
For more info on both of these projects feel free to call me in the morning – but not till after 10am. Good night!