Floor-length gowns and tuxedos glide through the B Hotel and Spa as guests make their way to the first annual Orlando Real Estate BrazilUSA & Creative Design Gala. It was like a time warp to the Oscars, and Nonahood News was there to be a part of it. Once you checked in, you had your photos taken on a red carpet and backdrop, really tying in the whole Hollywood glamour feel to the night.
Champagne flutes were filled with some bubbly, and the night began with some mingling, hors d’oeuvres and live classical music produced by an electric violin, keyboard, a saxophone and a flute before entering the grand ballroom for the main event.
As we entered the ballroom, cascading in under the glittering chandeliers, we were served a delicious three-course meal and danced the night away.
In the glitz and the glamour of the diamonds, sequins and camera flashes, the true star emerged. The star of the night was the half-Portuguese and half-English Orlando Real Estate magazine, featuring many Lake Nona locations. Local landmarks including the VA, the USTA, Nemours and the glass house at Canvas were displayed throughout. While mingling, I had the pleasure of meeting the star on the cover of the magazine and a Lake Nona broker and resident, Christopher Regis.
Regis said the Orlando Real Estate magazine has helped him create new opportunities as a businessman.
“They have given me the opportunity to reach the right clients that are looking to invest and move here. Besides, I am a writer for [the magazine], which has given me more credibility.”
One thing he’s noticed about the Brazilian community is that the developing Lake Nona community is a perfect fit for their wants and needs.
“They are seeking quality of life, safety, quality education, healthy lifestyle, and Lake Nona has all of this. Plus, all the infrastructure that is being built here in Medical City, the Sports District, etc., it fits the profile of the Brazilians that have and continue to move to the USA.”
What separates the Orlando Real Estate BrazilUSA magazine from others in the surrounding area?
“It is the only magazine in Portuguese that talks about the real estate market of Orlando, focusing on the different communities and areas. This means that every reader is a potential client,” said Regis.