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Tavistock Development Company Breaks Ground on GuideWell Innovation Center at Lake Nona Medical City

State-of-the-Art Facility Brings First Incubation Wet Lab Space to Lake Nona

Tavistock Development Company (TDC), a diversified real estate firm owned by Tavistock Group, celebrates the groundbreaking of the GuideWell Innovation Center today at Lake Nona Medical City.

GuideWell Innovation Center

The 92,000-square-foot, three-story facility is the first multi-tenant building in Central Florida designed specifically for life sciences, health innovation, and technology companies. Located in the heart of the 650-acre Lake Nona Medical City, near the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and the University of Florida (UF) Research & Academic Center, the GuideWell Innovation Center will offer a robust mix of lab, clean room and office space within an efficient, high tech facility in close proximity to multiple exceptional research and clinical institutions. The facility is scheduled to open in late 2015.

“We have understood from the beginning of Lake Nona Medical City that building a globally recognized innovation cluster depends on attracting top-tier ideas, talent and capital to launch companies that create high wage jobs and meaningful economic value,” said Thad Seymour, senior vice president of Tavistock Development Co. “The innovative work of our partners in this effort will build and grow hundreds of companies that will ultimately impact the lives of millions of individuals worldwide.”

Anchored by GuideWell, a health solutions company focused on transforming health care, the new facility will occupy the first floor of the building, with more than 30,000 square feet of space, and will feature six core Centers of Excellence such as Advanced Integrated Delivery of Care, Consumer Engagement, Digital Health and Next Generation Analytics – where healthcare industry thought leaders from around the globe will converge to address current state issues, evaluate emerging trends, and find the new solutions that will radically transform and reshape the healthcare industry. The new center will provide the supporting infrastructure, business expertise and business development pathway to get these solutions to market.

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Tavistock Development Co. Welcomes New Executives

Tavistock Development Co. (TDC), a diversified real estate firm that specializes in planning, design, finance, construction and development, is pleased to announce the arrival of Taj Adhav, director of business development for sports innovation and performance at Lake Nona, and Melanie Sylvan, who will serve as director of marketing and communications for both TDC and Lake Nona.

With nearly 20 years of international business development and management consulting experience, Taj Adhav will oversee the development of Lake Nona’s burgeoning sports innovation and performance cluster featuring the United States Tennis Association’s 63-acre New Home of American Tennis. Throughout his career, Adhav has served in various executive roles from mid-sized companies to large corporations in both for-profit and non-profit business environments, spanning Asia, Europe/European Union (EU), and the United States.  Most recently, he was CEO for global consulting company, Sixth Fuel, LLC, where his expertise was concentrated on emerging opportunities in technology and sustainability for his clients.

Longtime marketing strategist and recent New York City export, Melanie Sylvan joins TDC as director of marketing and communications. She will manage integrated marketing efforts, branding and strategy for the company’s development as well as the 7,000-acre Lake Nona region. Sylvan most recently served as an account director with Siegel + Gale, a strategic branding and consulting firm, where she managed branding identity for the global American Express enterprise. Prior to her position with Siegel + Gale, Sylvan worked as a professional theater producer in New York City for nearly a decade and also worked with preeminent brand consulting firm Landor Associates.

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Lake Nona Nights – Live + Local

date: 11/13/2014 - 11/13/2014

time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

place: Crescent Park at Laureate Park

Join us for our next live music and food truck night – FREE and open to the public – Lake Nona Nights: Live + Local featuring Chris Glover and The Sunday Riders: http://www.thesundayriders.com

Food Trucks TBD, stay tuned!

Bring your family, friends, a couple of blankets, and your appetite!

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