Central Florida Strategies provides government consulting services to various industries, including real estate, construction and transportation. We are a one-stop firm with the capability to assist with projects from inception to conclusion.

As a company, we invest in building relationships, acquiring knowledge and strategizing to take a proactive approach to business development.  Our main focus is helping our clients advance projects in a timely manner.  We are always a step ahead, ready to tackle potential problems before they arise.

Angel de la Portilla

President of Central Florida Strategies

Mr. de la Portilla has more than three decades of experience as a business owner and consultant with a unique understanding of government, politics, and business.  In his role as government consultant, Mr. de la Portilla works very closely with local and state elected officials, as well as, members of staff among various municipalities, school districts, and county governments in Central Florida.

Mr. de la Portilla’ s wide array of experience includes representing real estate developers on local government matters involving land use and zoning changes, impact fee deferrals and reductions, assistance with permitting issues, and representation on real estate transactions with the public sector. He has also been involved as a government consultant on large-scale construction and transportation projects representing firms involved in design, engineering, program management, and construction.

He has developed an impressive portfolio of clients that include industry-leading Fortune 500 companies, as well as, key regional and local companies. Committed with the community, he has served on local government advisory boards, he has been active in Central Florida’s business community and also, he has helped in numerous local charitable organizations.

Mr. de la Portilla serves on the Board of Directors of two prominent local business organizations, NAIOP Central Florida, where he also serves on the Government Affairs Committee, and Business Force.

In 2018, Mr. de la Portilla was appointed to serve on Orange County’s Mayor-elect Jerry Demings Transition Team, specifically worked on the Customer Service and Business Development Task Force and worked in work in collaboration with Orange County staff on improving the County’s Development Approval and Permitting process.

In 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Mr. de la Portilla to the Valencia College District Board of Trustees.

Professional Affiliations:

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP)
  • Greater Orland Builder’s Association (GOBA)
  • Apartment Association of Greater Orlando (AAGO)

Government Boards:

  • 2021 Valencia College District Board of Trustees
  • 2018   Mayor-elect Jerry Demings Transition Team
  • 2015-2016 City of Ocoee Commission
  • 2010-2015 City of Ocoee Planning and Zoning Commission
  • 2011-2012 Orange County Charter Review Commission
  • 2007-2008 Orange County Charter Review Commission
  • 2006-2010 Orange County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

Juan Jimenez

Senior Analyst

Juan Jimenez is a senior analyst at Central Florida Strategies. He is responsible for research and data collection as well as for  analytical modeling and reporting. Juan leads many of our special projects, particularly those requiring in depth real estate analysis.  He is also involved in many other consulting support activities.

Prior to joining Equity Investment Services, Mr. Jimenez worked for over five years at NAI Realvest where he gained significant knowledge and experience early in his career. He was involved in 68 commercial real estate transactions totaling $57 million, quickly establishing his proficiency in the commercial real estate industry.

Previously, Mr. Jimenez worked for over three years with Orange County Government. In that role, he performed a variety of tasks that acquainted him with governmental procedures. Eventually he joined a consulting firm based in Orlando that provides governmental relations and business development services for large companies and small businesses. Mr. Jimenez co-founded a real estate investment company while in college and sold his first property when he was 20 years old. He is an active real estate investor.

Mr. Jimenez’s ability to find creative solutions to difficult challenges is what contributes to the success of his clients. Mr. Jimenez is fluent in English and Spanish.

A graduate of the University of Central Florida, Mr. Jimenez has a B.S. in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Real Estate.

Professional Affiliations:

  • CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member)
  • ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) CFRI (Central Florida Realty Investors
  • HCCOM (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Orlando Metro Area)
  • CFRI (Central Florida Realty Investors)

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