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Orlando, FL

JLL Brokers New Lease for Orlando’s First Taco Bell Cantina

Orlando, FL February 22, 2018: JLL announces today that the firm has closed on a new 2,846-square- foot lease with Taco Bell. The franchise will be introducing its new "Cantina" concept at the Plaza on University, the leading student housing development located at one of Orlando's busiest intersections and across the street from The University of Central Florida.  The Taco Bell Cantina will be the first of its kind to open in Central Florida. 

JLL Associate of Retail Brokerage Brandon Delanois represented the landlord in the lease negotiations.

Taco Bell Cantina is a new fast casual concept that features an updated design and unique artwork. The Cantinas offer shareable menu items, digital screens and a more modern design aesthetic of neon, polished wood and exposed brick.

"Taco Bell Cantina is sure to be a hit in the Orlando market and complement the already stellar line up of retailers at the Plaza on University," said JLL's Brandon Delanois.

The Plaza on University is ideally situated across the street from the University of Central Florida, the second largest university in the country with over 66,000 students. The high-quality, mixed-use housing development is setting a new standard in the student housing market with modern architectural design, high-end interior finishes, resort-style amenities and exceptional retail offerings.

"Taco Bell Cantina is a great example of a brand evolving to cater to today's millennial tastes and preferences," added Delanois. "When you factor in all the strengths of The Plaza on University's location - the volume of employees at nearby office parks, the number single family neighborhoods in the vicinity, the exceptional vehicular traffic passing through the intersection of University Blvd and Alafaya Trail each day, and its proximity to the nation's second largest university - there is no better space for this type of concept in the Orlando market."

Across the country, JLL's 3,700 client-centric retail professionals provide comprehensive retail intelligence trusted to enhance the performance of the top retail brands and investors around the globe. JLL partners with hundreds of retailers from emerging e-commerce to multinational brands to shape their investment, site selection and brand strategies.

The firm's dedicated specialists are backed by industry-leading technology and cutting-edge research to help clients through every phase of the retail process, from leasing strategy, foodservice consulting, portfolio optimization, store disposals, cross border expansion, research and consultancy, property management or project management. JLL's retail teams understand the inherent complexities and variability associated with both the retail industry and increasingly complex capital markets. JLL also works with lenders, private equity firms to support and shape investment, financings and lease and debt restructuring services.

With teams' active in 70+ countries, JLL manages 308 million square meters of retail assets and leases over 3,100 shopping centers around the world.


About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2017, JLL had revenue of $7.9 billion and fee revenue of $6.7 billion; managed 4.6 billion square feet, or 423 million square meters; and completed investment sales, acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $170 billion. At the end of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 82,000. As of December 31, 2017, LaSalle had $58.1 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit