PONTE HEALTH Elects Frank Ricci, Healthcare Realty & Development Services, Expanding Vertical Medical City - Orlando Team 

Apr 11, 2020 at 04:56 pm by pj


ORLANDO — Ponte Health welcomes Frank Ricci in joining the Vertical Medical City real estate team.  


Frank Ricci, a Winter Park veteran with over 30 years of Healthcare Development and Real Estate Brokerage experience, principal of Healthcare Realty & Development Services, LLC, has partnered with Ponte Health Properties, LLC, for the pre-construction commercial leasing strategy development and its implementation for Vertical Medical City - Orlando.  


The 35-story Vertical Medical City - Orlando will have : 

  • Approximately 150,000 SF of Medical and Specialty Services spaces 
  • Approximately 100,000 sf of Medical Lab, Diagnostic and Surgery spaces 
  • Approximately 25,000 of Medical Research Spaces 
  • Approximately 868 units of Senior Living, Memory Care, and Special Care 
  • Approximately 75,000 of Urban Farm and Rooftop Garden for true farm-to-table 


The teams strategy is to create the best geriatric medical environment anywhere in the United States to serve residents and outpatients, ages 60 and over, in their spectrum of need with regards to their health, while creating the best opportunities for research and development on premises to include cross-disciplinary collaborations, development for deployment, and implementation 


Mr. Ricci has deep expertise, and comes with a proven track record working in both medical real estate and senior living development. We value his participation in the team” said Jorge Benavides, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development and Sales for Ponte Health.  


Construction of Vertical Medical City - Orlando is on the horizon. The development is approved to become the citys tallest downtown building structure, and Ponte Health is now mobilizing to start on the property located at 1000 North Orange Avenue. The site has enabled the project, along with its unique and innovative program, to be considered a truly positive addition to the skyline as the new northern gateway to downtown. 


Ponte Health is a leading developer of the most integrative, most innovative, most high-performing environments for health.