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.
"Excellence in performance."
Nigel Alleyne is a Project & Construction Manager for BCQS International based in the Cayman Islands. 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.
"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.
A successful, highly motivated professional leader with more than 20 years of experience throughout the oil, gas and Petrochemical industry in addition to construction, facilities and projects services.
"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.
"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.
"I give what is expected, my best."
Marsha Hector 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.
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."
Bryan Lee is a highly accomplished Facilities Manager with a robust management background. With over 15 years of experience in the private sector, Bryan has excelled in diverse roles encompassing accounting and general management.
Since joining BCQS International in August 2019, Bryan has optimised facility operations, leveraging his extensive knowledge and hands-on experience. He consistently demonstrates exceptional leadership, problem-solving, and strategic thinking skills, contributing to the organisation's success.
With a solid commitment to professional growth, Bryan keeps up with the latest advancements in his field and continuously seeks new opportunities to enhance his skill set. His passion for delivering high-quality results and meticulous attention to detail make him a valuable asset to any team or organisation.
"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.
"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 has gained a certificate in property management. Terry is a member of the Barbados Valuers Council.
"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.
Michael Dennis is a Senior Valuation Surveyor for BCQS International based in the British Virgin Islands. He brings over 43 years of experience providing quantity surveying services to both public and private sector clients. Michael has over 20 years of experience working as a Quantity Surveyor/Property Appraiser for BCQS. He has been involved in various commercial and residential appraisals in the British Virgin Islands and other Caribbean islands, including Montserrat, St Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, and Antigua.
"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.
Gary Targett is a Construction Superintendent with BCQS Construction Management and has over 25 years of construction management experience. Gary has been with the company for over 16 years; his experience extends to all areas of construction management and site supervision.
"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.
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."
Patrick Downie is a Senior Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor for BCQS International based in Barbados. He has over 15 years of experience in the industry, providing services to a wide range of public and private sector clients. He brings an understanding of the global construction market, allowing him to advise clients within the Caribbean about cost pressures and how to achieve value. Patrick specialises in Commercial Management, Project Management, Procurement, and Cost Estimation & Planning. He has a BA (Hons) Business Studies degree from Nottingham Trent University and an MSc Construction Cost Management degree from the University of Reading.
Patrick became a chartered member of the RICS in 2011 and achieved Fellowship status in 2019. He is also an active APC Assessor and has mentored over 20 APC candidates to chartership success.
Patrick has worked on notable projects in Barbados, including the New Geriatric Hospital and Indigo Hotel developments. He acted as a Quantity Surveyor, providing cost planning, procurement, and tendering services on both projects.
Before joining BCQS, Patrick provided cost and project management services on various large projects while working with Mott MacDonald in London.
"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.
Tom Muller is a Construction Superintendent with BCQS Construction Management and has been with the company since 2010.
Tom brings with him 50 years’ worth of experience. He was formerly the lead carpenter and supervisor on a number of notable projects in Manhattan; 30 of those years has been spent in the Cayman Islands, building or managing a substantial number of notable projects within the island.
"Working for BCQS gives me exposure to unique projects and interesting clients throughout the Caribbean, allowing me to continuously grow on both a personal and professional level."
Ailie is a Senior Valuation Surveyor for BCQS International based in the Cayman Islands. Since 2013, she has provided valuation, development and strategic real estate consultancy services to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Prior to joining BCQS, she held a position with another Cayman Islands surveying firm.
Ailie has experience valuing various asset types, including prime commercial buildings, hotels and resorts, government properties, condominiums, land, houses, warehouses and airports.
Ailie qualified as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) with Deloitte LLP in London, UK, where they sponsored her to undertake a Masters degree in Real Estate.
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.
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”
Gineille is a Chartered Valuation Surveyor based in the BCQS International Barbados office. Gineille previously worked for the Cayman Islands Government and Trinidad and Tobago’s private and public sectors. She has a BSc in Land Management (Valuation) from the University of the West Indies and an MSc in Real Estate from the Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. Gineille has over 12 years of experience in the valuation of commercial and residential real estate and advising on landlord and tenant matters. She also has experience in negotiating acquisitions and disposals of real estate and compulsory acquisition cases. She qualified as a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2018 and is also an RICS Registered Valuer.
"The future depends on what you do today."
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.
"It always seems impossible until it's done."
Rolfo is a Quantity Surveyor based in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Since 2016, Rolfo has been providing quantity surveying, project monitoring, cost planning and contract administration services. Prior to joining BCQS International, Rolfo held a position with a development company also based in Grand Cayman.
Rolfo has experience over a range of projects in the Cayman Islands, including Residential, Commercial, Civils, and Leisure, with a notable project being the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, Grand Cayman.
Rolfo holds a BSc with Honours in Quantity Surveying, and a MSc in Construction Project Management, both attained from Edinburgh Napier University.
"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.
“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.
Peter Held is a Construction Superintendent with BCQS Construction Management and has over 18 years construction management experience under his belt. Peter’s management experience includes various large prestigious projects such as The Ritz Carlton, High Grove Business Park, CUC Unit additions and The Kimpton Hotel.
"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.
"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 ten 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.
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life".
Michael is a Senior Quantity Surveyor based in the Turks and Caicos Islands. From Trainee to Senior Quantity Surveyor, he brings over five years of experience working in Construction on projects valued up to $196m. Before joining the BCQS team, he worked as a Quantity Surveyor for DeTrafford Construction Ltd, building a high-rise apartment in Manchester, England, Taylor Wimpey PLC, building new homes across the North West of England and RICS Accredited Liverpool based consultancy, TWC. He has experience in Financial Risk Management, Procurement, Construction Law, Project and 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.
Chrisna Mott is a Senior Quantity Surveyor for BCQS Bahamas. She has a decade of experience working within the field, and six years’ experience providing quantity surveying and commercial management services for projects within the public and private sector throughout the Bahamas.
Chrisna has worked as part of a general contractor’s team (in the capacity of commercial manager), as well as worked on behalf of an Owner (in the capacity of Quantity Surveyor). This has allowed her to be well rounded and have a better understanding of the various aspects of a project.
“Living and working in the Caribbean for the last thirty 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.
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.
"From an early stage I was encouraged to push myself to take on a large amount of responsibility which ensured that I made a real contribution to the company."
As a Surveyor at BCQS International in BVI, Denny is a born and bread BV Islander brings Fourteen years of experience in the provision of Construction Cost Analysis, Construction Cost Monitoring, and Valuation services to a wide range of public and private sector clients within the Caribbean Region.
Denny started employment at BCQS International in the BVI in 2004 as a trainee and quickly worked his way up to a Surveyor within just two years after shadowing the experts at BCQS.
His experience covers a wide range of projects from vacant land, resort hotels, to commercial office construction and middle to high-end residential homes.
"Chance favors the prepared mind."
Daniel Afoke is an Associate Director for BCQS International specialising in Quantity Surveying and Project Management within the Bahamas. He has over 13 years of experience as a Quantity Surveyor specialising in Hotel, Resorts and Residential projects. He has worked both for contractor and consultant and gained practicable experience of working on site and being a contributing member of the client’s design team. Over this period Daniel has worked on projects in London, Europe and within the Caribbean, covering both Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands. More recently Daniel has provided professional consultancy services to the Caribbean following Hurricane Irma in 2017 and Hurricane Dorian 2019. Daniel’s focus, motivation and dedication provides the Client peace of mind whether it is assisting them with insurance claims, process of rebuilding or carrying out reinstatement cost assessments for their properties.
"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.
Allan Blissett is a Senior Quantity Surveyor for BCQS Bahamas. He has over five years of experience as a Quantity Surveyor specialising in Commercial and Residential projects.
Allan has gained practical experience working on projects in Trinidad & Tobago providing pre-contract and post-contract services to individual clients and private developers.
Since joining BCQS in October 2021, Allan has provided professional services to clients in form of cost estimates, Bill of Quantities, interim payments, and project cost reporting here in The Bahamas as well as Turks and Caicos. Allan is currently in the process of completing his APC to become a Chartered Quantity Surveyor.
“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.
Joe is an Associate Director for BCQS International based in Anguilla. He is an experienced Commercial Manager/Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager involved in all aspects of cost management and contract administration, covering both pre and post contract activities. He has a broad range of commercial experience covering procurement, cost planning, benchmarking, tendering, construction phase valuation, cost reporting, final account negotiation and claim settlement. This is complemented by a detailed knowledge of various forms of contract including NEC, JCT and FIDIC.
With over 16 years of construction industry experience, Joe has been involved in a wide variety of projects across many different public and private sectors including mixed use retail / residential/commercial, hospitality, specialist teaching, town centre re-generation and commercial offices. He is highly experienced working overseas, including US$ 1Billion+ landmark projects in Kazakhstan (Mixed use High rise) and Saudi Arabia. Joe has recently divided his time between Anguilla, St Martin and St Barts delivering project and commercial management for a number of prestigious hotel re-developments.
Joe is a chartered member of the CIOB, holds a Bsc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying from UCEM Reading University and an HND in Construction Management from London Southbank University.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
Krista is a Quantity Surveyor based in the Turks and Caicos Islands. She has over ten years of experience providing professional quantity surveying, cost management, and valuation services to a wide range of public and private sector clients in St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos and Jamaica. Krista has extensive experience providing quantity surveying services for new build and refurbishment hotel projects and, more recently, has gained experience with hotel insurance claims and contract negotiations. Krista is currently undertaking a Post Graduate Diploma in Quantity Surveying (M&E) with the University of Salford.
"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).
James is a Quantity Surveyor for BCQS International based in the British Virgin Islands. He brings 8 years of experience in the construction industry across all sectors. James began his career working a large main contractor in the UK before moving to the Caribbean and consultancy in early 2022. His experience from working as a main contractor is invaluable for his role in providing project and cost management services to clients. James is experienced in cost estimating, tender document production and construction stage cost management, as well as project management and planning.
"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 nearly 20 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.
Lyle is a Project Manager for BCQS International with over 14 years of experience providing Project Management, Construction Management and Appraisal services to private sector clients. He has worked on projects in the BVI, St. Martin and Miami, Florida. His experience covers a wide range of projects from high rise condominium developments, luxury private residences, resort hotels and hospitals to commercial office refurbishments and fit-outs. Lyle is a highly organised, effective and proficient Project Manager that ensures the successful and timely delivery of his client’s projects. Lyle holds a BSc. in Building Construction Technology.
"He who learns but does not think is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger."
Suraj Ramdass is the Operations & Maintenance Technician/Administrator with BCQS International based in Guyana. In this role, Suraj oversees and supervises facilities maintenance for the Exxon Mobil Guyana Office, property management and maintenance for Exxon staff residences. Previously, Suraj held a position with the US Embassy Guyana within the Facilities Maintenance Department, he possesses a wealth of knowledge and approximately 10 years of experience in the facilities maintenance field. Suraj obtained his qualifications in Plumbing and Electrical Installation from Guyana Technical Institute; additionally, he is very passionate about his work and is driven by the unrelenting pursuit of excellence.
"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.
“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 based in Barbados. He is 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 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 an RICS Registered Valuer.
Further, he is appointed by the Cabinet of Barbados as 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).
“Innovation comes through embracing change, constant learning, challenging convention and by never getting comfortable.”
As a Director of BCQS International in BVI, Chris brings over twenty-five 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, twenty 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 degree Economics & Quantity Surveying, an MBA with Distinction, is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, an Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, is an RICS Registered Valuer and RICS Registered Expert Witness.
"Success is achieved by chipping away at your goals each day and learning from your mistakes."
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.
"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.
“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.