Nitin Motwani leads drive for gigantic Miami Worldcenter to transform downtown, including convention center hotel
Growing up in the hotel business, Nitin Motwani didn't want to follow his dad's footsteps and chose investment banking. But soon, he says, he found his passion for real estate after seeing how his parents' vision helped transformed Fort Lauderdale Beach.
He returned to Florida and met investors with a big idea for a complex comprised of hotels, retail and entertainment venues in downtown Miami that is to become Miami Worldcenter.
The group seeks to revitalize long-neglected Park West with this nine-block mixed-use project envisioned as a global destination with hotels, retail, entertainment and pedestrian-friendly promenades that developers hope to build over 20 years.
"We think that Miami Worldcenter will provide that core to downtown that ties it all together," he said.
But real estate isn't the only job keeping Mr. Motwani busy. He's involved in the community, including as a board member of the Downtown Development Authority, an agency with the mission to help shape the future of downtown.
So far, Mr. Motwani is focusing on a first phase of his project that could, depending on market conditions, include a hotel to cater to business travelers with an adjoining state-of-the-art convention center.
He shared his vision with Miami Today reporter Yudislaidy Fernandez at his downtown offices.
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