Creative Village is a public/private partnership between the City of Orlando and the Master Developer, Creative Village Development, LLC (CVD). The CVD entity is a joint venture between Creative Village Orlando, LLC, which is led by Craig Ustler with development partners Brooke Myers and Banc of America Community Development Corporation (BACDC).
Craig Ustler, MAI, CCIM is President of Ustler Development, Inc. For more than 25 years, Ustler Development, Inc. has focused on a diverse array of transformative urban infill projects in Downtown Orlando neighborhoods. Notable projects include Thornton Park Central, 801 North Orange, the GAI Building, The Ivy – Residences at Health Village, Residence Inn by Marriott – Downtown Orlando, Alta at Health Village Apartments, 800 North Orange, UnionWest, The Julian Apartments and the Electronic Arts Orlando Studio at Creative Village. Ustler has developed more than $500 million in Downtown Orlando projects.
Eileen M. Pope, Senior Vice President/Senior Development Manager, Mary Margaret Licisyn, Vice President/Senior Development Manager, and Brian L. Heide, Community Development Executive, lead the Creative Village development for Banc of America Community Development Corporation (BACDC). BACDC is a for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America, dedicated to the urban revitalization of cities throughout our nation, and is focused on the creation and preservation of affordable housing. BACDC is a leader in public/private partnerships specializing in master development of mixed-use communities and neighborhood reinvestment through the development of sustainable multifamily and senior housing.
Brooke Myers is President of VelocityRED, a commercial real estate development, investment and consulting company with experience in large-scale master-planned projects, multi-family residential and hospitality/hotel developments. VelocityRED is currently working on several high-profile projects in Downtown Orlando, including Creative Village and Florida Hospital Health Village, and has delivered multiple successful projects in partnership with the Ustler Group of Companies.
The City of Orlando implemented the Community Venues Master Plan (Amway Center, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Camping World Stadium), and coupled that plan with the vision and master redevelopment of Creative Village. This public/private partnership effectuates the City’s commitment to providing high quality, sustainable neighborhood development that will support a diverse and dynamic mix of uses, while bringing jobs and high profile companies to Downtown Orlando and exciting opportunities to the Parramore neighborhood.