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Central Florida division office moving to new downtown Orlando location
February 14, 2014
Relocation Positions Business Closer to Clients and The Heart of the Orlando Community
Site, Access to SunRail Commuter Line Aligns with Firm’s Focus on Sustainability
– Balfour Beatty Construction, one of Florida’s largest construction managers, announced today it is moving its Central Florida office to The Citrus Tower at 255 South Orange Avenue in the heart of Downtown Orlando.
“This is an important milestone for our business that will enable us to be closer to our clients, partners, and the community,” said Sean DeMartino, president of Balfour Beatty Construction’s Florida Division. “We are excited about our move downtown, which has been important to the city of Orlando’s developing economy and has an even more promising future.”
“We’ve seen impressive momentum in Downtown and this year will bring the opening of the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts, the new Florida Citrus Bowl, an expanded LYMMO line and Central Florida’s first commuter rail line, SunRail,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “These quality of life amenities are what drive people to Downtown Orlando and I’d like to welcome our newest member, the Balfour Beatty Construction team, and thank them for their investment in our Downtown.”
Balfour Beatty will occupy the 11th floor in The Citrus Tower, also home to one of Orlando’s most well-known social and business establishments, the Citrus Club. Balfour Beatty chose the downtown location for several reasons, including the convenience to many clients and business partners, easy access to Orlando’s new SunRail Commuter Line, as well as the wide range of nearby amenities. In addition, the firm’s new office overlooks one of the city’s most important development projects, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Balfour Beatty is the construction manager for the landmark project.
“Being located in Orlando’s center city fulfills Balfour Beatty’s priority to provide additional services and convenience for our corporate, professional services and public sector clients and enhances our ongoing community engagement focus,” DeMartino said.
Out of the division’s 240 total employees, approximately half live and work in central Florida. The firm’s former Orlando office was located in the South Park Business Center south of downtown.
Established in Miami in 1933 by Frank J. Rooney, the Florida Division of Balfour Beatty Construction is part of our company’s East Region. The company has grown through the years to build some of Florida’s largest and most recognizable landmarks, with particular strength in Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale. In 2013 alone, the company executed more than $500 million in work in the state of Florida.