KETTLER breaks ground in Celebration with first development in Florida

KETTLER, one of greater Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development and property management companies, takes foothold in Central Florida with the groundbreaking of 18.44 acres of land purchased from The Celebration Company, marking its first development in the state.

Leadership from KETTLER and community partners gathered on Nov. 19 to celebrate this milestone development for Celebration and Osceola County.

KETTLER, known for its experience in master-planned communities, mixed-use and luxury multifamily developments, plans to construct a 379-unit, midrise apartment community – Delamarre – in the heart of Celebration. Construction has commenced with a target opening date of year-end 2020.

A building design inspired by Art Deco, Delamarre will be a walkable apartment community comprised of four, elevator-served four-story buildings offering a variety of modern floorplans and upscale finishes. The two-story clubhouse, resort-style pool and landscaped promenade will be the focal point of the community. Delamarre is designed for today’s active lifestyle complete with a state-of-the art fitness center with studio, resident lounge and cafe.

KETTLER will provide an extensive amenity package consistent with best-in-class community design and guest service experiences. Features include a pet spa, indoor bike storage, car wash station, electric vehicle charge stations, 24-hour package delivery lockers, an all season terrace overlooking the pool and an exclusive fireworks observation deck.

With the future in mind, KETTLER seeks to build communities in areas with convenient transportation access and proximity to community amenities and employment centers. Delamarre’s location is just minutes away from the vibrant Celebration Town Center, providing residents with ample dining and entertainment options, bicycle and pedestrian-friendly pathways and convenient highway connections allowing easy access to many of Osceola County’s largest employers.

“As a multifamily developer, real estate investment, and property management company, KETTLER has been operating in the D.C. Metro region and along the east coast for over 40 years. We have been gearing up for some exciting growth and expansion, and Florida is a big part of our strategic plan for our company’s future,” said Cindy Fisher, president of KETTLER.

“Ten years ago we made the strategic choice to maintain our position in D.C. but also to expand into other markets with high growth potential in the southeast. Then three years ago, we made the choice to start acquiring land and begin developing in even more highly targeted growth markets, especially Orlando. In particular, we honed in on Celebration as an incredible community with access to a wide range of employment opportunities, transportation options, entertainment, excellent schools, and great quality of life,” added Chairman and Founder Bob Kettler.

“On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners and all of Osceola County, I want to welcome Delamarre, and future residents to Celebration in Osceola County,” commented Osceola County Commissioner Peggy Choudhry, District 1.