Company official: Philip G. urton, president/CEO Years in business: 5 Brief company description: Burton Property Group (BPG) is a full-service real estate development, investment and management firm. Its focus is the acquisition, leasing, development and management of real estate assets. BPG’s goal is to enhance the value of retail spaces by attracting strong national tenants and building well-balanced portfolios. Local properties include Jubilee Square in Daphne; BB&T Centre, Westwood Plaza Shopping Center and Schillinger Town Center in Mobile; and McKenzie Village and Foley Square in Foley. Why are you located in Mobile? “Family,” said Burton. “The genesis of our company can be traced back to 1900 and five generations.” Why do you support the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s Partners for Growth initiative? “We are bullish on Mobile, and south Alabama as a whole,” said Burton. “Our view is that the Mobile Area Chamber is the best tool available to our community to recruit and retain business in Mobile, which in turn helps our business. As the pie grows, hopefully, our piece grows with it. Our investment in Partners for Growth is our way of supporting that mission.” What do you see as Mobile’s greatest potential? “That’s a tough question, as we are rich in so many different areas but, generally speaking, I view our local economy as being well-balanced with tremendous potential in all sectors,” Burton said.