Hillel at University of Central Florida

Real-Estate Investing, Hillel Style

With new luxury dorm, Orlando philanthropists offer local Jewish campus group a permanent funding stream.

05/14/2013
JTA

Orlando, Fla.  — Real estate developer Hank Katzen has a conviction: If you build it, they will come.

Except this is no baseball field in an Iowa cornfield. It’s a $60 million, 600,000-square-foot luxury dormitory at the nation’s second-largest college campus, the University of Central Florida in this city.

When it opens in August, the new dorm will push the bounds of cushiness. Every room has en-suite bathrooms and flat-screen TVs.

Orlando real estate developer Hank Katzen. Uriel Heilman
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