As principal of UP Development, property developer Scott Fish has overseen the renovation of many retail shopping centers across Central Florida and other parts of the Southeast. Developer Scott Fish played a pivotal role in the redevelopment and sale of Paulding Pavilion in Hiram, Georgia.
UP Development assumed ownership of Paulding Pavilion at a time when a closed Publix was its anchor store. UP purchased the pavilion for $7.5 million and bought out the remainder of Publix’s lease, which allowed the company to redevelop its space and add Staples and Sports Authority as new anchors while ensuring the operation of the property’s other retail tenants. The center now features Bargain Hunt, Ben’s Mattress and Furniture, and Ciggys.
Located at the primary intersection of US Highways 92 and 278, Paulding Pavilion offers easy access to visitors. Daily traffic is steady and comprises 21,260 vehicles on Highway 92 and 34,520 vehicles on Highway 278. Other nearby amenities that draw shoppers to the area include big-box stores such as Sam’s Club and Target, and a variety of retailers, restaurants, banks, and gas stations.
Developer Scott Fish runs UP Development in Franklin, Tennessee. Apart from his professional duties as a developer, Scott Fish contributes to a number of charitable organizations, including his local Boys and Girls Club.
In 2015, the teen center at the Boys and Girls Club in Franklin, Tennessee, underwent a complete makeover. The center was refurbished as part of a nationwide partnership between the lease-to-own furniture retailer Aaron’s and Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Originally a sparse, utilitarian space, the upgraded center now serves as a lounge and gaming area, complete with a television, an Internet café, and a storage shed. Aaron’s donated $23,000 worth of electronics and furniture to accomplish the transformation.
Addressing the impetus for the partnership, Garet Hayes, a spokesperson for Aaron’s, said, “The Nashville area is a really strong market for us, and we look for ways to give back.”
Real estate developer Scott Fish is responsible for the successful design and development of retail centers anchored by a wide range of national retail giants, such as Walmart, Target, Lowes, and Dicks Sporting Goods. The principal of UP Development in Franklin, Tennessee, Scott Fish led the company as the developer for The Shoppes at Alafaya in Orange County, California.
A $38.4 million retail center, The Shoppes at Alafaya project consists of nearly 200,000 square feet of retail construction and development. Tenants include Bahama Breeze, Jason’s Deli, Toy’s R’Us, and Dicks Sporting Goods. An additional 14,000 square feet is dedicated to new shops and the center also features a 40,000 square foot full-service fitness center. Furthermore, the resident Dicks Sporting Goods received an expansion of 50,000 square feet.
The project faced several setups prior to UP Development’s involvement that included poor planning and more than 50 pending litigations. After securing the project, UP Development hired some of Orange County’s leading contractors and set to work revitalizing the retail center. Bancorp Bank provided financing and prevented the property from foreclosing.
A commercial real estate developer, Scott Fish has a long history of building or rebuilding shopping centers that feature big-box anchor stores such as Home Depot and Dick’s Sporting Goods. As principal of UP Development in Franklin, Tennessee, Scott Fish has completed multiple large projects in Central Florida. One of these projects is Winter Park Square in the Orlando suburb of Winter Park.
Sitting on over 11 acres on North Orlando Avenue, Winter Park Square features both Whole Foods and Nordstrom Rack as anchor tenants. Nordstrom Rack cut the ribbon on this 25,000-square-foot location on March 9, 2017. Other present and future tenants of Winter Park Square include PNC Bank and Duck Donuts.
Winter Park Square is located adjacent to the urban lifestyle center of Winter Park Village and near the boutiques, fine dining, and entertainment venues of Park Avenue. The shopping center served as the final catalyst for an extension of Lee Road, a project that had been a priority for the City of Winter Park for a decade.
A real estate developer with more than 17 years of experience, Scott Fish serves as principal of UP Development in Franklin, Tennessee. Scott Fish has considerable experience as a developer in Florida as well, having redeveloped numerous properties in Orlando, including Fashion Square Mall.
Built more than 40 years ago, Fashion Square Mall is a 1.3 million square-foot shopping center anchored by such major retailers as Macy’s and Dillard’s, as well as a 42,000-square-foot cinema with 14 screens. The shopping center also features Kay Jewelers, PacSun, Charlotte Russe, Champs, Foot Locker, and Vans.
In 2013 UP Development acquired the property for redevelopment, which entailed a number of changes to the mall and adjacent parcels, including StrikeOuts Bowling & Entertainment, an 18,000-square-foot bowling alley with a sports bar and arcade. Parcels additions (buildings outside the mall) include DICK’S Sporting Goods and BB&T Bank.
The redevelopment also improved Fashion Square Mall’s accessibility by extending the bike and pedestrian path on Cady Way Trail. The extension completed the connection between Baldwin Park and the Orlando Fashion Square corridor.
A developer based out of Franklin, Tennessee, Scott Fish is the principal of UP Development, a firm that operates in the commercial real estate industry. Among the projects that Scott Fish has overseen in his career as a developer is the revitalization of retail centers anchored by major businesses like Walmart, Target, Publix, and Kroger.
Walmart and Target are two of America’s most popular stores. According to an article published by USA Today in 2016, Walmart earned the top spot as the most popular store in this country, with 4,574 stores in the US alone and a total revenue of $482.1 billion in the last fiscal year. Every week, around 260 million people visit its stores around the globe. Target was the next most popular variety store to make USA Today’s list, with 1,792 stores in America and 2016 earnings amounting to $73.79 billion in 2016.
Experts in the industry suggest that Walmart and Target are preferred by customers because of their convenient and accessible locations, low product prices, and the clarity of choices presented to them on the stores’ shelves.
An experienced commercial real estate developer, Scott Fish currently serves as principal of UP Development. Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, UP has designed and developed retail centers throughout the American Southeast. Developer Scott Fish’s responsibilities with the company include a range of planning, permitting, and administrative functions.
One of UP’s successful repositioning projects is the Cypress Trace Mall in Fort Myers, Florida. Spanning 276,288 square feet, Cypress Trace is located at the intersection of US Route 41 and Daniels Parkway, two of the most prominent highways in the city. The Daniels Parkway averages 37,100 vehicles per day and US Route 41 averages 49,400 vehicles per day.
Formerly anchored by a Home Depot, the Cypress Trace Mall recently underwent a renovation that totaled $3.5 million dollars. Part of this renovation entailed adding 14,000 square feet of space to the old Home Depot and subsequently leasing the space to Bealls. Other retailers in Cypress Trace include Jiffy Lube, CVS, Burger King, and Ross Dress for Less.