We are a highly qualified team of people that combine global expertise with extensive local knowledge and on-the-ground experience that will minimise risk and ensure every client receives the best value for money spent. BCQS provides assurance to clients through professional standards.
I have a strong desire for continuous learning and a willingness to adopt new systems of work that bring value to the company.
Jack has over 10 years of experience working within the construction industry, during which he has been exposed to various roles. Working for a large main contractor in the UK, Jack gained a considerable amount of experience within the groundworks sector whilst working on two major school projects as well as a rail and tram infrastructure project. He also worked on high value shopping centres and housing developments and is now working as a project surveyor within the Caribbean on a large hotel resort complex.
Jack holds a BSC 1st Class Degree Honours in Quantity Surveying & Construction Commercial Management.
"Assuming each project as a personal challenge guarantees the best results."
Hernán studied Architecture in Montevideo and he began his career in Uruguay in 1993 as a site based Architect with S.E.R. Construction Company on housing developments. In 1997, he joined Doltasol to become a retail interior designer Architect, and then joined Movicom in 1999 as Project Architect and Project Manager
In 2002 he moved to Madrid to become a Senior Architect with Chapman Taylor Spain, where he gained extensive experience in mixed use complexes, retail and hotels, leading projects in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Panama, Arabian Emirates and Poland.
In 2012 he moved to Brazil and joined BCQS as Project and Design Manager to assist Squarestone Brasil build the Golden Square Shopping Center in São Bernardo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Since 2015 he is based in Bogotá developing Retail, Industrial and mixed uses Projects.
Geoffrey is a Senior Project / Construction Manager for BCQS International based in Trinidad and Tobago. He has 18 years of experience and specializes in Design and Build projects and advice relating to cost and sustainability in construction.
Prior to joining BCQS in 2018, Geoffrey was a Project Manager at ExeQtech Limited.
"Good leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion."
As an Assistant Project Manager for BCQS International, Lyle brings 6 years of experience providing project management, cost management and project monitoring to private sector clients. He has personally worked on project in the BVI and Miami, Florida.
His experience covers a wide range of projects from high rise condominium developments, luxury private residences, resort hotels, hospitals, to commercial office refurbishments and fit-outs.
Lyle hold a Bs. in Building Construction Technology.
"Each time a client presents a requirement that seems difficult to comply with, it is really giving us the opportunity to expand our experience"
As an Architect, Jorge began his professional experience as a designer of projects throughout the territory of Colombia. In addition, experience was gained managing construction work on site as a project coordinator, providing insight and knowledge of the full spectrum of trades.
Jorge has amassed over 25 years of project management experience in Colombia, as well as Brazil, Peru and Venezuela, acting as a senior construction advisor, both in the public and private sector on projects which demanded timeliness, quality and cost control.
“Success is driven by providing a high level of service, excellent client care and maintaining ethical standards in our approach to every instruction."
Lesley has nearly 20 years of experience in the provision of valuation and lease consultancy services to a diverse range of public and private sector clients.
Prior to her employment with BCQS in Barbados, Lesley had in excess of 15 years experience in the UK working for corporate firms, private partnerships and local government bodies. Lesley has a wealth of experience throughout the Caribbean in the valuation of commercial properties including hotels, marinas, retail malls, offices and touristic resorts as well as high-end residential properties.
Lesley holds an honors degree in Estate Management, is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), is an Assessor for RICS and a board member of the Barbados Valuation Council.
"One major thing that I can appreciate with construction, is that no two projects are ever the same, this sort of variety ensures that any new project will certainly pique one's interest due to the fact that one can never predict what lies ahead."
Mark is a Quantity Surveyor with over 18 years of construction industry experience. He has been with BCQS International in the BVI since 2007.
He has provided both public and private sector clients with project monitoring, cost management and construction quantity surveying services. His career began as a Contractor’s Quantity Surveyor in Jamaica, he then went on to working in his private practice, where he provided bespoke construction cost consultancy services.
He has contributed to the production of the BCQS Market Trend Report and participated in construction seminars in the BVI. Mark has also done presentations on varying topics in the yearly RICS/IPTI Construction and Valuation Conference.
Mark is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
"We put our hearts into every project, we make them personal challenges and that ensures success for our clients objectives."
Camila is an Architect with experience in interior design, focused in corporate interior project management and strategies for the workplace. Camila has excellent communication skills that have been applied to the management process that ranges from planning to the closeout phase of the project. She is an organized professional that gives priority to process transparency and documentation.
She has gained experience with multinational companies working within their set standards and achieving great results in scheduling and procurement. Camila counts with a LEED GA certification, and knowledge of the OSHA regulation on site health and safety. She finished her studies last year and became a Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM).
“With over eight (8) years of professional quantity surveying and project management experience in both Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, I have garnered invaluable experience in taking any project from concept through to completion."
As a Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager for BCQS International, Michel brings over 8 years experience in quantity surveying, cost management, project management, both as a professional quantity surveyor and contractor's quantity surveyor.
Michel has work extensively in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, on numerous projects spanning from simple dwelling homes, fire stations, medical facilities, schools, civil construction to large shopping malls.
Michel holds a B.Sc. in Quantity Surveying from the University of Technology, Jamaica and is a member of the Institute of Surveyors of Trinidad and Tobago as well as a APC candidate in pursuit of becoming a chartered member of the RICS in a near future.
"I give what is expected, my best."
Marsha Boynes is a Quantity Surveyor for BCQS International based in the British Virgin Islands. She has over 19 years of experience in the provision of several capacities in the construction industry such as quantity surveying, cost management, construction management and procurement.
Marsha has worked in the public and private sector in both British Virgin Islands and Antigua. Marsha also possesses experience in estimating, cost planning, property reinstatement cost reports, producing tender documents and bills of quantities as well as cost management during construction stage.
"We come to work as individuals, but together we are a lot more than the sum of our parts. It's great to be a part of a high performing team."
Galina is a property and development consultant for BCQS based in the Dominican Republic. She has been living on the island for ten years and brings over five years of experience in property management and development, and over ten years in management positions. This includes real estate management in the Dominican, the United States and other areas of Latin America. Galina is multilingual and has the ability to oversee the execution of multiple projects with a young, fresh perspective.
Galina graduated with a degree in management and tourism from Kyrgyz University in 2005, and moved to the Dominican Republic after three years of tourism management in Kyrgyzstan and Thailand.
Darren is a MEP Coordinator and Construction Manager for BCQS International. He brings over 20 years experience working overseas on major projects in Caribbean, Middle East and Asia as an Electrical/MEP Manager/ Commissioning Manager. Darren has worked in the public and private sector on many projects including hotel/resorts, airports, hospitals and commercial buildings.
"You will never experience growth in your comfort zone. Growth requires stretching to reach that desired goal."
Michele St. Edmondson is a Valuation Surveyor for BCQS International based in the British Virgin Islands. She has 20 years’ experience in the Public Sector providing Land Administration and Property Management services to various departments within the British Virgin Islands Government. Michele has also worked with the Government of Jamaica in the National Land Agency in senior positions with the Commissioner of Lands Unit and has experience in Land Dispute and Mediation Resolution as well as relevant skill training in GIS technology and LIS Management Systems.
Michelle worked as a Land Consultant engaging in matters related to Stamp Duty and Property Tax Reform, and expert witness in legal cases for compensation and claims. She also worked as a Senior Valuer, Estate Agent, and mortgage brokerage with various public and private sector firms in Jamaica.
"Working in the Caribbean is rooted in diversity, beauty, and rich culture. It has allowed me to grow my career with an unparalleled organisation, while helping the beauty of the Caribbean truly shine through."
Chiara is a Project Manager & Quantity Surveyor based in the Turks and Caicos Islands. She has twelve years post graduate experience of providing professional quantity surveying, project management and development services to general contractors and private sector clients. Chiara has diverse construction industry experience gained in the Caribbean, particularly Barbados, The OECS, British Virgin Islands and Turks & Caicos.
Chiara has a wide range of construction experience, specifically within the pre and post contract budgets of clients and contractors, contractual responsibilities, project management and quality assurance. She specializes in remote locations, client reporting, contract administration and Employer’s representative roles. Chiara has varied experiences in Commercial, Boutique Hotels and Resorts, luxury residences and specialized buildings.
"Feed your faith and starve your fears."
Kerry-Ann Barnes is the Head of Valuations/ Senior Valuation Surveyor for BCQS based in the British Virgin Islands. She brings a wealth of experience in the BVI and has over 15 years experience in the profession. Kerry-Ann has a Diploma in Land Economy and Valuation Surveying from the University of Technology, Jamaica, a BSc (Hons) in Estate Management from the University of Reading and a Post Graduate Diploma in Property Development from the Robert Gordon University.
"The knowledge gained through the diverse nature of the construction industry in the Caribbean has been invaluable to my career progression, from clients, to projects, and the workforce itself."
Based in the British Virgin Islands, Sam brings over 10 years of experience working in the construction industry across all sectors.
He spent the early part of his career working for main contractors in the UK but made the move to the Caribbean and consultancy at the start of 2015. The experience Sam gained while working for contractors is invaluable in his role providing quantity surveying services to both public and private sector clients.
Specialising in pre-contract and post-contract quantity surveying services he has extensive experience in estimating, cost planning and production of tender documents as well as cost management during construction stage.
Sam holds a BSc in Mathematics, a postgraduate diploma in Construction and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
"I believe in team work and advocate that all team members strive daily by asking themselves what they can do a bit more and better to add value to the organization. Adapting this method myself, enables a healthy and productive work environment which significantly assists in meeting the needs of our clients."
As a Director of BCQS International in Trinidad and Tobago, Ken brings over two decades of valuation services to a wide range of public and private sector clients, within Trinidad and Tobago.
Having set-up and managed BCQS in Trinidad and Tobago since 2011, Ken has provided strategic direction and prospects for establishing BCQS International as the preferred multi-disciplinary firm of chartered surveyors and property consultants, through local knowledge with global standards. His experience covers a wide range of portfolios and major private sector projects, including advising owners and occupiers in all matters concerning Residential and Commercial property valuation reports, acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant negotiations.
Ken holds a BSc in Estate Management, is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is an RICS Registered Valuer.
“Everything passes, Everything changes, Just do what you think you should do.”
Juan Camilo Palacios is a Project Coordinator for BCQS International based in Bogotá, Colombia. Juan graduated from Javeriana University as a Civil Engineer before going on to complete a Master of Architecture from the University of Calgary.
Juan has worked on structural designs for buildings, houses, and stadiums and has experience doing graphics, diagrams and 3D modeling in both, engineering and architecture software.
Juan has gained valuable teamwork, problem analysis, architectural design, and decision-making skills through his experience coordinating projects onsite for BCQS, where he was part of a team that delivered buildings that account for more than 25000 sqm. Juan is a hard worker who always puts his best effort into all tasks.
"Your greatness is not what you have, it's what you give."
Ailie has over five years of experience in the provision of valuation, development and strategic real estate consultancy services. Prior to joining BCQS International, Ailie held a position with another Cayman Islands surveying firm. She qualified as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with Deloitte LLP in London, where she was sponsored to undertake a Masters degree in Real Estate.
Ailie has experience valuing a range of asset types including prime commercial buildings, government properties, condominiums, land, houses, warehouses and airports. Clients have included HSBC, Barclays Bank, Gatwick Airport, Dubai Airport, The UK and Cayman Islands Governments and the RICS.
Ailie holds a Master of Arts degree with Honours in Economics and Geography from the University of Edinburgh and a Master of Science degree in Real Estate from London South Bank University.
“Living and working in the Caribbean for the last twenty-eight years has given me the opportunity to work on a wide range of project types in a number of very unique and different Caribbean islands. The experience gained enables me to adapt quickly to the challenges of providing services in new environments with diverse cultural differences.”
As the Managing Director of BCQS International, Liam brings over thirty years of experience providing quantity surveying, project management, project monitoring and appraisal services to both public and private sector clients. He has lived and worked in the Caribbean since 1990 and has personally worked on projects in Anguilla, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Providenciales, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Tobago and Tortola.
Liam has a BSc in quantity surveying from Leeds Beckett University and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Additionally, Liam is an RICS Registered Valuer, an RICS APC Assessor and sits on the RICS Americas Fellowship by Nomination Panel and Education and Standards Board.
"Construction is an ever-evolving industry that requires an even greater evolved mind; achieved through understanding client needs and balancing project constraints of scope, schedule, cost, resources, quality, and risk."
As a Quantity Surveyor operating at the BCQS International office in Trinidad and Tobago, Stacey-Ann brings over five years of experience in the provision of Quantity Surveying (QS) services in the Caribbean region.
Her experience covers a range of projects from residential developments, commercial office buildings, infrastructure works to correctional facilities, primary schools, university expansion and medical facilities from both Project QS and Contract QS perspectives.
Stacey-Ann holds a BSc in Quantity Surveying, is a recent applicant to Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the Project Management Institute.
"Excellence in performance."
Nigel Alleyne is a Project & Construction Manager for BCQS International based in Turks and Caicos. He is an innovative, profit orientated Senior Drafting Technician, Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor with over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. Nigel has a long track record of ensuring projects are delivered to the highest quality and within budget by effectively organising, managing and utilising all resources. He can lead teams on commercial, industrial, education and health projects where the highest standards are required.
Nigel is also an efficient senior drafting technician and has experience using cutting-edge 2D to 5D methods of showing the physical and functional aspects to any project, resulting in full collaboration, of the BMI along with 4D. 5D functionality adds the element of costs to the already existing time management & CDE components of information sharing in construction.
"Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday."
As a Quantity Surveyor at BCQS International, Joseph brings over twelve years of Project support experience, specializing in Estimating, Tendering & Contracting, Project Monitoring & Administration etc, from diverse industry backgrounds such as IT/ITeS, Manufacturing and Construction, serving clients from across geos such as ANZ, India, US, and the Cayman Islands.
Joseph holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University in India, and is an Associate Member of the Indian Institute of Materials Management. Additionally, Joseph is an ISO certified Lead Auditor for Quality Management Systems, and is trained in International Building Code and Residential Code Updates (ICC), Lean Six Sigma, Project Management and Finance for Non-Finance Professionals.
"Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people."
As an Office Manager for BCQS International Trinidad and Tobago, Nastassia brings over a decade of office administration and customer service experience, from working within the private sector of Trinidad and Tobago.
Nastassia's extensive knowledge and experience has enabled her to provide support services to our multi-disciplinary practice, in addition to operations management and procedures. Throughout her experience at BCQS, she has developed a keen interest in providing our clients with the professionalism that they have become accustomed to from BCQS, as it relates to Valuations, Project Management and Quantity Surveying.
Nastassia is indeed an integral part of our team and she is currently pursuing her Associate of Science Degree in Management (ADM) at UWI Roytec Trinidad and Tobago.
"Don’t be afraid of failure. You may be surprised what you can achieve when you try and take ownership of the results."
Rodrigo is a Project Manager for BCQS International currently based in Anguilla. With over 25 years of experience, he has worked in several countries providing engineering and project management services on a wide variety of development types to both public and private sector clients.
From project development to planning, Rodrigo specialises in budgeting, financial analysis, execution, completion and post work. He is a dedicated Project Manager who always aims to meet Clients and project objectives.
Rodrigo holds technical qualifications in Electrical Engineering.
"Conducting yourself with integrity and ethics is at the core of what it means to be a professional; it sets us apart from others in the marketplace."
As a Senior Valuation Surveyor and Project Manager, Rick brings ten years of experience in the provision of valuation services, planning consultancy, project management, project monitoring and appraisal services to a wide range of public and private sector clients.
He has worked in the Caribbean region for over five years undertaking Market Valuations and Reinstatement Cost Assessments in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands in addition to construction/project management and monitoring services for banks who provide financing for construction projects. He has worked in the Bahamas, BVI, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad and the Turks and Caicos Islands and has a broad knowledge of regional factors impacting the real estate industry.
Rick has a BSc in Real Estate Management from Nottingham Trent University and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a RICS Registered Valuer having trained and qualified at Sanderson Weatherall Ltd in the UK.
Rosie Nicholls is a Director and the Head of Valuation Services company wide. Based in the Turks and Caicos Islands, she has been actively engaged in valuation and consultancy services for over 20 years. She joined BCQS International from one of the UK’s largest commercial property development companies in 2005.
Rosie values a broad range of property types and businesses, including hotels, resorts, marinas, airports, private islands, retail and office complexes and single and multi-unit residential developments, for local and international clients for a range of uses.
Rosie has been involved in the representation of clients for Compulsory Acquisition, acted as Expert Witness in matters related to valuations for litigation support and performed consultancy services for regional market and feasibility studies to assist developers in their decision making process. Rosie continues to works closely with her established client base.
Some of the countries in which Rosie has experience include Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, St Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Mustique and Turks and Caicos Islands.
"Our technical expertise should be considered a given. Understanding our client's business and the challenges it faces is what really enables us to provide solutions of added value and distinguish ourselves from our competitors."
As a Senior Quantity Surveyor / Project Manager, Jamie brings over 7 years of experience providing quantity surveying, project management and project monitoring services to both public and private sector clients in the UK and the Caribbean. He has lived in the Caribbean since 2016 and has personally worked on projects in Barbados, Trinidad, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, Saint Maarten and Antigua.
Jamie has an MSc in Quantity Surveying from Kingston University in London and is a Chartered member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Jamie also has experience in providing Quantity Surveying services and Client presentations on the use of Building Information Modeling on Construction projects in the UK.
"It always seems impossible until it's done."
Terry has over 20 years experience working in the Construction Industry, providing cost management and valuation services to a diverse range of clients. Terry has a wealth of experience in the preparation of budget estimates, project monitoring and reinstatement valuations for insurance purposes for a range of residential and commercial properties.
Terry also has also transitioned to provide valuations for a wide range of residential properties. Terry has a Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering (OTD) and have gained a certificate in property management. Terry is a member of the Barbados Valuers Council.
"A união faz a força."
Stephen has worked within the industry for over 15 years, and has a broad range of international experience having worked in the UK, New York, Abu Dhabi, Ireland and the Caribbean.
Over the course of his career he has gained international and domestic valuation experience covering all property sub-types including commercial, residential, retail, leisure and industrial. Notable projects include: Bronx School For Law, Government & Justice, New York; Le Royal Meridien, Abu Dhabi; One Victoria Building, London and Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Stephen holds an honors degree in Real Estate Management from Oxford Brooks University. He is also an RICS Registered Valuer and a licensed APC assessor, regularly mentoring APC candidates en route to full RICS qualification.
“The Essential objective of our business goes beyond client satisfaction, we earn their trust to build stable relationships into the future.”
Felipe is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of experience in Interior Architecture, Project Management and Business Development in the local market. He has been involved with over 100,000 M2 of development in Colombia and is an expert in corporate and educational projects under fast track and turn-key methods.
"Don’t be afraid of failure. You may be surprised what you can achieve when you try and take ownership of the results."
Davi is a Project Manager for BCQS. He holds technical qualifications in both Civil Engineering and Project Management and has nearly ten years of experience managing iconic multi-million dollar projects across South and Central America and the Caribbean.
Davi specialises in the area of Planning, Monitoring, Cost Control, and Project and Construction Management and has experience working on a vast range of projects such as Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, Fox Sports, Atacadão Hypermarket (Carrefour Group), Various Shopping Malls, residential estates, private islands, and five stars resorts.
Davi incorporates techniques learned through his training at the Project Management Institute (PMI), with other methods gained as a result of problem-solving difficult situations on projects over the last eight years.
"The Caribbean has shown me the beautiful, yet fragile, areas of the region and their exposure to extreme weather. I use my expertise in the Construction and Development industry every day to ensure the beauty or the islands and its people is complimented whilst ensuring the safety and security of the finished product."
Steven is an Associate Director based in the Cayman Islands. He has over twenty years of experience in the provision of providing quantity surveying, loss adjusting, project monitoring, project management, cost management, procurement services and valuation services to a wide range of public and commercial clients (15 years), and providing project cost management services for general contractors (5 years).
Steven has lived and worked in the Caribbean for more than fifteen years and has personally worked on projects in the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Roatan, Turks & Caicos and Trinidad.
Steven has a BSc, with Honours, in Quantity Surveying from Nottingham Trent University and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Additionally, Steven is an RICS Registered Valuer.
"When you are responsive, reasonable, competent, communicative and good value for money, clients will come back to you next time they have a requirement."
Steven has over eighteen years of general practice surveying experience in both the public and private sector. His good general property knowledge is well respected within the financial and real estate community and he has experience in residential, commercial and land valuations, building surveys, insurance reinstatement valuations and management of commercial property. Steven's early surveying career began in the UK but he has now been located in the Caribbean for the last ten years. Steve is a current RICS Registered Valuer.
“My work experiences are not just remembered; they form a part of my soul. I become a person through work.”
Daria is a Chartered Surveyor and Director for BCQS Bahamas. She has over ten years of experience providing professional quantity surveying, cost management and project management services to a wide range of public and private sector clients.
Daria has extensive experience obtained in the financial management of construction and development projects, using different procurement forms for a varied client base.
She specialises in project co-ordination, contract administration and Employer’s Representative roles for projects in the leisure, retail and commercial sectors, as well as Construction Management experience in the residential sector.
She has also carried varied appraisal experience and is a Member of the Bahamas Real Estate Association.
“Life is a series of moments, if you miss the moments, you miss your life.”
Sanjay Amin is a Director of BCQS International based in Barbados and is responsible for managing their offices in Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana as well as projects in the Eastern Caribbean Islands.
Sanjay has over 30 years of experience providing cost and project management services in the UK and the Caribbean on a variety of hospitality, commercial, retail, industrial and public sector type projects. He specialises in contract procurement, fund monitoring as well as design & build type projects and has acted as an Expert Witness in several cases in the UK, Ireland and Trinidad and Tobago.
Sanjay is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a Registered Valuer. He is a former member of the RICS Global Governing Council (2013-2017) and currently sits on the RICS Caribbean Board having been Chairman for 5 years from 2012–2017.
Sanjay is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the Expert Witness Institute in London. He also sits on the Council of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce.
He is a Rotarian for over 15 years and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Barbados.
Prior to joining BCQS International, Sanjay was an Associate Partner at Gardiner & Theobald, London, UK. During this time, he worked on a variety of large commercial and industrial developments in the UK including offices, shopping centres, warehouses and business park offices.
“Change is inevitable. Due diligence and attention to details keep us ahead of the curve."
Chad Monerville is a Valuation Surveyor for BCQS International based in Barbados and responsible for residential and commercial appraisals as well as fund monitoring of residential construction loans for public and private sector clients, both locally and internationally.
Chad has gained local and regional experience providing valuations and cost assessments for various property sub-types including commercial, residential, retail, industrial and agricultural. His overarching aim is to always provide competent ‘Red Book’ valuations to ultimately reduce the level of risk for investors in the Built Environment.
Chad is a 1st Class Honours graduate from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus and is currently pursuing professional designations with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Further, he is the CARICOM Youth Ambassador for Barbados and the Deputy Chairman of Erdiston Teachers’ Training College.
"The quality of our team continues to impress me; we have never been stronger and more capable of helping our clients."
James Slattery is a Director of BCQS heading up the Group’s interests in Latin America. He has been living and working in the Caribbean and Latin America region for over 3 decades. Currently, he is specifically concentrating on the South America market, specifically Brazil and Colombia, as well as Guyana.
James is a Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor by profession, with over three decades of experience in Property Development, Real Estate, and Construction.
His more recent project experience is within the Hospitality, Health, Contract Workplace & Contact Center sectors, as well as Hi Tech industrial plants.
James is a founding executive board member of RICS Brazil; and a founding Executive Council member of Turks & Caicos Society of Architects, Surveyors and Engineers (TCASE).
"Working in the Caribbean offers many unique challenges which takes me to an ever changing variety of landscapes and cultures. The opportunities that present themselves continue to motivate me to provide the best possible service to our clients, as well as developing and improving myself on a professional level."
Kevin is a Chartered Valuation Surveyor based in the Barbados Office, having relocated from our Cayman Islands office in February 2018. He has over eight years of Caribbean experience in the provision of valuation services and compulsory purchase advice. Prior to joining BCQS International, Kevin held a position with the Valuation Office at the Cayman Islands Government.
Overall, Kevin has more than 19 years’ experience providing high level valuation reporting and advice to a variety of private and public sector clients both locally and throughout the Caribbean including the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, St Lucia, Grenada, Sint Maarten, Anguilla, Curacao, Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados. His expertise also covers compulsory purchase acquisitions, advising, negotiating and settling claims in both the United Kingdom and in the Caribbean.
Kevin has a BSc (Hons) in Business & Accounting from Brunel University, a BSc (Hons) in Estate Management from the University of Reading and has also been a professionally qualified Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 2005.
“Innovation comes through embracing change, constant learning, challenging convention and by never getting comfortable.”
As a Director of BCQS International in BVI, Chris brings twenty years of experience in the provision of Project and Cost Management, Expert Witness, Dispute Resolution, Quantity Surveying, and Valuation services to a wide range of public and private sector clients, fifteen years within the Caribbean Region.
His experience covers a wide range of projects from iconic skyscrapers, private island developments, resort hotels, state of the art schools, to boutique office refurbishments and high-end residential homes.
Chris holds a BSc in Economics & Quantity Surveying, an MBA with Distinction, is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is an RICS Registered Valuer.
Ben Butler is a Director of BCQS International based in the British Virgin Islands office.
Ben has over 20 years of postgraduate experience providing quantity surveying, project management, project monitoring and appraisal services to both public and private sector clients. Ben has lived and worked in the Caribbean for over 15 years and specialises in project management, enhancing schemes utilizing value, and risk management techniques to optimize their feasibility.
Ben is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is a RICS Registered Valuer.
"It is essential to understand the different environments and cultures throughout the Caribbean, and I am a firm believer in people and communication and encourage positive collaboration between Clients, Stakeholders, Consultants, and Contractors. Projects should be based on best practice, and we continue to develop our project strategies and teams around principles of hard work, creativity, and a solution-driven mindset.”
As a Director of BCQS International based in the British Virgin Islands, Jonathan has work experience in both the United Kingdom and the Caribbean. Jonathan specializes in Construction, Project and Cost Management services on a wide variety of projects for both public and private sector Clients including airport rehabilitation, hospital and medical facilities, higher and further education campuses, large scale resort and island developments, custom built luxury residences, commercial and retail projects and fit-outs, marine and infrastructure projects and has a great deal of local and regional knowledge from delivering projects across the Eastern Caribbean ranging in value from $1M-100M+.
Jonathan also has experience in providing expert witness services for a number of local and regional claim disputes including providing forensic claims reports, Alternative Dispute Resolution methods and settlement advice.
Jonathan holds a BSc with Honors from Loughborough University, a Post Graduate Diploma with Distinction in Construction from Birmingham City University and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
"Having worked internationally, the services offered by BCQS are on par with some of the biggest consultancies worldwide. I am proud to be a part of this team."
As an Associate Director in the BVI, Kevi brings over ten years of experience in providing Project Management, Cost Management and Procurement services to a wide range of public and private sector clientele. Over the years Kevi has gathered a wealth of international experience working both throughout the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. These experiences have seen him working on a wide range of projects, from private homes to schools, boutique office fit-outs, large residential complexes and heritage building conversions. Well versed and experienced in several different procurement methods, Kevi plays a vital role in all instances of project delivery.
"Success goes hand in hand with action; we must keep moving. Learn from your mistakes, move on, and never quit."
Lavern Gumbs joined the BCQS team in the British Virgin Islands in 2002 and has over 30 years of experience in business management. She is always eager to take on a new challenge, and it is through this, she has developed in her career with BCQS. Lavern has excellent time management skills and can handle any situation that arises. She utilises several strategies to deal with the many unplanned events that come with working in the Caribbean. Her combination of planning, strategy, delegating and adaptability are what ensure the BCQS team in the BVI are equipped to assist clients. Lavern is often referred to as "a people person" because of her dedication to clients and colleagues and her passion for excelling at her job.
Neil Purton is a Director of the BCQS Group. Neil has over two decades of post graduate experience in project management and quantity surveying. Neil has been based in the Caribbean since 1996, specialising in project and construction management.
"At the core of every [property] valuation provided by our company is integrity, it stems from the foundation of key principles throughout the years. Never would I have imagined working alongside, such a high calibre team who have introduced me to varying professions, clients and projects."
Travis joined BCQS International in Barbados in 2015 and is a vital addition to the valuation team. Specialising in residential valuations, he has provided services to a wide range of public and private sector clients, over the years within Barbados.
His wealth of local knowledge of the residential market has contributed to many "large scale" valuation projects. Additionally, showing a keen interest in the realms of Quantity Surveying, he has broadened his knowledge base in the field and provides more rounded advice to his clients.
Travis holds a BSc in Land Management and Valuation and is currently pursuing his AssocRICS membership.
“The Caribbean is a wonderfully complex and diverse place. Embrace the challenges and never stop learning.”
Following graduation from Nottingham Trent University in UK in 1989, Simon gained valuable experience as a Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager in the UK before starting life with BCQS in Cayman Islands in 1997 and subsequently taking over management of the Turks & Caicos Islands office in 2000. During his time in TCI, the islands have experienced unprecedented growth of the hotel and tourism and infrastructure sectors and Simon and his BCQS team provided management and cost advisory services on many of these development projects.
Simon is also a RICS Registered Valuer, having carried out numerous property valuations and appraisals for all major lenders in the region. With his wealth of experience in construction & development in the Caribbean, Simon provides a valuable resource for any potential Developer or Investor and this knowledge has enabled him provide extensive construction loan monitoring and lender representation services on many types of projects.