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 Banc of America Community Development Corporation (BACDC) and a local team led by Craig Ustler with development partners Tim Baker and Brooke Myers.
Kathy C. Krickhahn, Senior Vice President/Operations, Quality Control and Strategic Planning Manager, 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.
Craig Ustler, MAI, CCIM is President of Ustler Development, Inc. For more than 20 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 and 800 North Orange. Ustler has developed more than $200 million in Downtown Orlando projects.
Tim Baker, AIA, is a founding principal of Baker Barrios Architects. Established in 1993, Baker Barrios is a minority-owned, award-winning planning and design firm with a core focus in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. With a flair for mixed-use and urban projects, Baker Barrios leverages its deep resources and diverse expertise to develop design solutions for industries including Commercial, Corporate, Education, Entertainment, Healthcare, Hospitality, Industrial, and Residential properties. Baker Barrios collaborates with clients to create environments that enhance organizational performance, achieve measurable business goals, and enrich people and communities.
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. VelocityRED was formerly Emerge Real Estate Ventures, LLC.
The City of Orlando is implementing the Community Venues Master Plan (Amway Center, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and Florida Citrus Bowl), and has coupled that plan with the vision of Creative Village. This public/private partnership supports 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.