By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor
Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), a member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies, has signed a 12-year lease for over 230,000 square feet at Sea Harbor Office Center. The move will allow WVO to redesign its Orlando campus environment and increase efficiency and productivity by consolidating all its associates into one single location.
The 356,000-square-foot Class A office facility, owned by Lexington Realty Trust, is located at 6277 Sea Harbor Drive and is serviced by a five-story parking garage with 1,200 parking spaces. Built in 1984, with the parking structure added in 1989, the Sea Harbor Office Center will provide six of its eight floors for WVO. “We are pleased to welcome such a high quality tenant such as Wyndham Vacation Ownership to Sea Harbor Office Center. In conjunction with this lease execution, we will be commencing a comprehensive renovation of Sea Harbor Office Center consisting of a new, energy efficient HVAC system, new entry canopy and lobby, new bathrooms/core areas for every floor, enhanced access from Sea Harbor Drive, new monument signs and enhanced landscaping,” said T. Wilson Eglin, chief executive officer and president of Lexington. “This lease represents another significant achievement for Lexington in repositioning a building that was previously 100 percent leased to a single tenant.”
The Sea Harbor Office Center had previously achieved LEED Silver Certification; and following the extensive renovation work, it will seek LEED Gold Certification. Sustainability and responsible environmental practices are of utmost importance to WVO, as an integrated part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies that works to explore and adopt innovative earth-friendly solutions through its Wyndham Green program.
Lexington Realty Trust was represented in the transaction by David Chapin of Jones Lang LaSalle; Wyndham Vacation Ownership was represented by John Wanamaker of Coldwell Banker Commercial AI Group.