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Cypress Trace Mall in Fort Myers, Florida

Cypress Trace Mall pic
Cypress Trace Mall
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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.


The Shoppes at Alafaya – Revitalized Orange County, Florida, Project

Shoppes at Alafaya pic
Shoppes at Alafaya
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With a career as a developer of more than two decades, Scott Fish leads UP Development and pursues retail projects spanning the southeastern United States. Scott Fish’s accomplishments as a developer have included designing and building major retail centers with anchor stores such as Target, Walmart, and Home Depot.

One UP Development project involved revitalizing a stalled $38.4 million retail center called The Shoppes at Alafaya in Florida. The Orange County project never moved forward due to poor planning and extensive litigation. In particular, the title to the property had 50 exceptions and the ground lay vacant while title claimants battled in court.

UP Development hired specialized professionals who succeeded in resolving the title issue, and the company restarted the development. The completed retail mall encompasses a total of more than 200,000 square feet and includes a Dick’s Sporting Goods, a Toys “R” Us, and a Babies “R” Us Super Store. At present, new shops are being integrated into 14,000 square feet of retail space and the Dick’s Sporting Goods is being expanded by 50,000 square feet. Taken together, these coordinated efforts provide an enhanced shopping experience for families throughout Orange County.