Will Disney’s relocation delay dampen Lake Nona’s corporate momentum?

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When Walt Disney Co.’s (NYSE: DIS) relocation of 2,000 jobs from California to Orlando’s Lake Nona first was announced, it functioned as gasoline poured on an area whose commercial real estate landscape already was on fire.

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Now, some wonder if the news that the timeline for the relocation has been elongated by a few years to 2026 will function as cold water on that momentum — particularly in regard to the Lake Nona region’s emergence as a major player in the world of corporate relocations.

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That’s not likely, according to Lisa McNatt, CoStar Group’s director of market analytics for the Orlando market.

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