International Property and Development Company BCQS has opened an Office in Port of Spain, Trinidad
Trinidad, 6 December 2011 – BCQS International, the leading Property and Development Consultancy of its kind with over 40 years of experience in the Caribbean region and Latin America, has opened an office in Port of Spain to service their Clients in Trinidad and Tobago, at the Crossroads of the Americas.
BCQS Managing Director, Liam Day, says the expansion of BCQS International into Trinidad and Tobago is an important strategic move for the firm, "Given our Caribbean wide footprint and the importance of Trinidad and Tobago's economy within the region, we determined some time ago that a physical presence in the country was critical to our overall growth strategy," adding, "however, what was even more important was to identify the right individual with the local experience to combine with our regional knowledge and expertise."
They found the expertise they were looking for in, Ken A. Callender, BSc, MRICS, the newly appointed Associate Director and Manager of BCQS' Trinidad operations. According to Mr. Day, "With Ken we firmly believe we have found that person and it is our anticipation that our growth in Trinidad and Tobago will be rapid and sustained." Ken brings over two decades of experience in the valuation of properties throughout Trinidad and Tobago. "I am looking forward to the challenge" notes Ken, "My joining BCQS International is symbiotic, as part of the transformation process towards a borderless CARICOM territory, where the best, client-focused, quality property and development services are provided with local knowledge and global experience."
According to a budget speech for the fiscal year 2012, the Minister of Finance for Trinidad and Tobago, The Honourable Winston Dookeran, outlined a number of major construction projects aimed at boosting the construction sector and stimulating the local economy. Ken notes, "We are looking forward to introducing our services to developers, banks, lawyers, accountants, government agencies and other entities and individuals who are serious about giving their projects the best chance for success
One of BCQS' core service provisions is loan monitoring and due diligence services for major banks in the region. BCQS are used by a number of Caribbean based funding institutions that employ them to monitor projects where they have lent money to developers. According to Sanjay Amin, the Director who will be responsible for the Trinidad office, "by using BCQS, banks are made aware upfront of the risks involved in funding developments and we mitigate their risk of projects being delayed and running over budget".
BCQS' experienced project managers and quantity surveyors offer independent advice on alternate procurement routes, construction contracts, specifications, payment terms, change orders and much more, ensuring funding institutions projects are completed successfully.
About BCQS International
BCQS international Ltd. is a professional property and development consultancy with locations throughout the Caribbean. Established in 1969, the company has earned a leadership position in its field, and offers a comprehensive range of services, including project management, quantity surveying, cost engineering, construction management, cost management, valuations/appraisals and feasibility studies, claims consulting and loss adjusting.
BCQS projects include prestigious residential properties, large-scale commercial buildings and offices, civic and government buildings, hotels and resorts, airports and hospitals, infrastructure projects and exclusive apartments and condominiums. BCQS are approved consultants for all the major banks in the region as well as the British Government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development (DFID), the Caribbean Development Bank, and for European Union-funded projects.