Laurie Botts is the Real Estate Division Manager for the City of Orlando. She is a state-certified real estate appraiser and licensed real estate broker with over 35 years experience in real estate acquisitions/dispositions, development, leasing, property management, marketing and analysis. As the City’s Real Estate Manager for over 20 years, she and her staff represent the City in real estate matters, negotiate real estate transactions and lease agreements, evaluate the City’s current and future real estate needs and maintain City real property records and fixed assets.
Major projects include site selection and acquisition of the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts, the Orlando City Soccer stadium, Amway Center and Geico Garage, Creative Village infill redevelopment, Orlando Police Department headquarters, Orlando Fire Department stations, numerous Housing projects, roadways, and easements. She oversees management and operations of Dubsdread Golf Club and Orlando City Hall along with acquisition, disposition and redevelopment of former military base properties.
Laurie is a graduate of University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Public Administration and Speech Communications. She also earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from UCF and was inducted in the Pi Alpha Alpha scholastic honor society. Laurie is an adjunct instructor in the College of Business where she has teaches the Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation Class (REE 4103).
- Mayor Dyer’s appointment to the Central Florida Expressway Authority Right-of-Way Committee, past chair
- Mayor Dyer’s appointment to the Orlando Police Department Pension Board
- Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), past Programs Committee chair
- Orlando Regional Realtor Association member
- Appraisal Institute, associate member
- Graduate of Leadership Orlando
Laurie will be speaking at CREW Orlando's September 18, 2019 program.
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