Fort Lauderdale-based BTI Partners is excited to announce that Dominic Pickering has joined the real estate investment and development firm as the Director of Sales for The Grove Resort & Waterpark west of Walt Disney World. In this role, he will oversee sales of the luxury vacation home resort in Orlando. The 106-acre The Grove offers families and real estate buyers the opportunity to own exquisitely designed and furnished, two- and three-bedroom condos that come with an array of indoor and outdoor amenities.
Pickering is an experienced real estate professional who has held leadership positions in numerous highly-respected companies in the real estate industry over the last 15 years. He has led sales teams encompassing all aspects of real estate sales, including vacation homes and investment homes, and primary homes. He has also worked closely with developers, new home builders, mortgage companies and property managers.
“Pickering’s knowledge of the Orlando market and sales expertise will be a tremendous asset to The Grove Resort & Waterpark, as we expand our sales team,” said Noah Breakstone, managing partner of BTI Partners, which owns The Grove. “His impeccable reputation in vacation home sales, innovative ideas and passion for what he does make him a great fit for leading our sales team. He brings to The Grove a vast network of relationships with third-party real estate brokers in the US and abroad to help us expand our domestic and international market share.”
Prior to joining BTI Partners, Pickering served as the President of Realty People, which followed his positions as President VillaDirect’s Real Estate Direct, Director of Sales at ORB International, and Director of International Sales and Marketing at Park Square Homes.
The Grove, which is opening in phases, will consist of 878 condo residences when the third tower is completed next year. The building will consist of 293 condo residences scheduled to start sales in Summer 2019. The Grove is close to selling out the 293 condo residences in the ‘Marquis Tower’, which opened in March 2018. The 292 condo residences in the ‘Premiere Tower’, which opened in early 2017, have already sold out. In over a year, BTI Partners has closed more than $120 million in sales.
The luxury condos range from 1,250 square feet to 1,550 square feet and are priced from the low $300,000’s to the mid $400,000’s. The residences include access to three swimming pools, an onsite spa, fitness center, high-end restaurant, large-scale grab-and-go market with seating, lakefront pier for watersports, three bars and lounges, and a children’s art and game room. The $20 million Surfari Waterpark which opened in March 2018, offers an interactive water structure with multiple slides, a lazy river stretching nearly 700 feet, and a dual-rider surf simulator offering an adrenaline-rush for surfers of all ages and skill levels.
“Unlike other new developments in Orlando, The Grove offers a unique opportunity for buyers,” Pickering said. “The residences can be positioned in a professionally-managed hotel rental program or can be a home away from home when visiting the theme parks. Our state-of-the-art amenities such as the water park, spa, game room and restaurants add tremendous value to the vacation homes.”
The operator managing the hotel program is Benchmark Hospitality, a top-ranked international hospitality management company of resorts, hotels and conference centers. The company’s two distinctive portfolios of hotel and resort properties, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® and Gemstone Collection®, represent the finest in guest-dedicated hospitality.
About The Grove Resort & Waterpark
The Grove Resort and Waterpark is Orlando’s newest vacation home resort offering the finest amenities to create memories to last a lifetime. The resort-style residences offer families and real estate investors an opportunity to own a slice of Orlando, home to some of the world’s most celebrated theme parks. The Grove, developed by Fort Lauderdale-based BTI Partners, consists of three towers totaling 878 residences and lush indoor and outdoor amenities that include three swimming pools, a spa, fitness center, three bars and lounges, a high-end restaurant, a large-scale grab-and-go market with seating, a lakefront pier for watersports and a children’s art and game room. The recently-opened Surfari Water Park offers two water slides, a winding lazy river, a FlowRider® Double surf simulator, and a kids’ activity pool and the park’s on-site bar & grill. Owners can make their residences their home away from home or place them in a short-term/hotel rental program operated by Benchmark Hospitality, a top international hospitality management firm. The fully furnished two- and three-bedroom vacation homes, which come equipped with full kitchen, full-size washer and dryer, multiple bathrooms, and screened balconies, are priced from $310,000 to the mid $400,000’s. Visit: https://groveresidences.com/
About Benchmark Resorts & Hotels
Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® features the finest in preferred accommodations, exceptional food & beverage, recreation, and superior meeting facilities throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Renowned for enchanting destinations, incomparable service, and for creating unforgettable memory-making experiences, they are a signature portfolio of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company®, which has been a leading US-based hospitality management company for nearly 40 years. Many select Benchmark properties are certified by IACC, the association that represents the finest meeting venues and services globally, and many have also been recognized with the coveted Benchmark Conference Centers® certification of meeting excellence. www.benchmarkresortsandhotels.