BTI Partners is constantly looking for the next hot real estate market so we can get in the game early


MIAMI—As South Florida runs short of developable land, some real estate developers, brokers and investors are increasingly finding new niche markets in fast-growing Central Florida. Fort Lauderdale-based BTI Partners, which focuses on opportunistic and value-added real estate investments, is among them.

BTI is developing a 52-acre mixed-use community in the Tampa Bay area, a 2-million-square-foot condo hotel resort west of Walt Disney World in Orlando and a 103-acre planned community in Davenport, between Tampa and Orlando. GlobeSt.com caught up with Kevin Mays, BTI Partners‘ director of development and construction, to discuss the need to find new horizons for development in part one of this exclusive interview.