The consultancy has a team of 14 based across the Caribbean and in London who offer a complete range of services under one umbrella. We are thus the largest consultancy operating specifically to services Caribbean projects.
Director, is based in Bermuda and has over 40 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, employed initially in operations management positions by major international companies including Forte Hotels, Holiday Inns, Loews Hotels, and P & O Princess Cruises. His property development experience was gained with Stanhope Properties PLC in London, where he was Managing Director of their leisure, retail and property management division and with Road Chef Motorways PLC, a catering/retail/hotel/fuel distribution company where he was also Managing Director. He directed world‐wide cruise ship operations as Vice President Hotel Services at Ocean Cruise Lines.
Robert has managed hotels and marinas in Bermuda, St. Thomas, Jamaica, UK and Spain and traveled extensively in Europe, the Caribbean, North and South America, South East Asia and the Middle East. His previous consultancy involvement includes working on US and Caribbean assignments during the 1980’s for Eric Bernard Associates, based in Palm Beach Florida, followed by a period as Operations Consultant with the Aspect Group in London working on timeshare, golf and mixed-use resort assignments in UK and Spain.
Robert has a Masters Degree in International Hotel Management from University of Surrey, England where he majored in hotel design and development and wrote his dissertation on international hotel management contracts. Robert is a regular speaker at regional conferences and is regularly quoted in hospitality industry media.
Joel Crocker is based in Saint Lucia and has over 30 years of Caribbean experience in the tourism industry ‐ over ten years of Caribbean resort senior management experience followed by more than 20 years in hotel real estate consultancy in the region. He graduated from University of Waterloo in Canada, specializing in Accounting and Finance, and then trained at Clarkson Gordon (now Ernst & Young ‐ Canada) and a major Canadian trust company. In the Caribbean, Joel’s extensive operational experience includes two years as Resident Manager of a boutique hotel in Antigua, four years as Resident Manager and Assistant General Manager of two large all‐inclusive resorts in Saint Lucia and Antigua, and four years as General Manager of a villa hotel and timeshare resort in Saint Lucia.
His consultancy work has involved projects in Cayman, Dominican Republic, Haiti, the British Virgin Islands, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts & Nevis, Montserrat, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and Trinidad & Tobago and Bermuda. Joel specializes in financial modelling, accounts analysis and valuations. He has completed three certification programs at Cornell University (including Real Estate, Development and Hotel Investment), holds a C.H.A. designation from the American Hotel & Lodging Association, and is a Member of the Institute of Hospitality.
Stuart McKee has over 25 years of experience in a wide variety of capacities within the hospitality sector in the UK & Caribbean. He trained as an accountant in England then undertook a master’s degree in international Hotel Management at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He later worked in a financial capacity for a number of prestigious 5 star hotels in the UK, Saint Lucia, Barbados and the Dominican Republic before being appointed as VP Operations for the Dorchester Collection – comprising five of the world’s most luxurious hotels in London, Paris, Milan and Los Angeles.
Other engagements have included running his own hotel consultancy, development projects in Morocco, asset management assignments in France and advising a leading provider of student accommodation on brand extension. Stuart relocated to Saint Lucia and brings a wide ranging skill set, including operational & financial reviews, development appraisals, asset management, pre‐opening & project management and brand development.
From 1990 to 2007 Simon was involved in real estate development on behalf of major Caribbean public and private sector clients. Resort projects were located in Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Antigua and St Kitts. Resort projects were located in Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Antigua and St Kitts.
In 2007 Simon relocated to Europe and worked as Sales & Marketing Manager on resort projects in Italy, France and Turkey. Since 2011 Simon has specialised in sales and marketing of Citizenship Investment projects in the Caribbean, most notably in St Kitts & Nevis.
Russell Bragg holds an honors degree in Management Studies from the University of Leeds in England, after which he spent several years in international business with BAT Industries. In 1986, he joined the Langdale Group plc. as Sales & Marketing Director, and has worked in the world of leisure real estate since.
Russell founded Bragg & Co in 1989, co‐founded Premier Resorts in 1997, and The World’s Finest Resorts and The Golf Consultants Association in 2002.
He now specializes in resort residential sales and marketing, helping landowners achieve highest and best use from their assets, whilst minimizing risk.
UK projects include Gleneagles, Celtic Manor, Persimmon, Champneys and The Athenaeum. European projects include Sotogrande (Spain), Aphrodite Hills (Cyprus) and The Conrad, Algarve (Portugal). Other projects include Marigot Bay (St Lucia), Kimpton Kawana Bay (Grenada), Hilton’s Tapestry Collection project in Bermuda, Ensaara Metropark (India), and two Four Seasons projects in Mauritius and Egypt.
Since 2014, Russell has been a member of the judging panel for the International Property Awards.
He is a former Senior Vice President in the Global HQ of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), where he led development of the Group strategy, was responsible for driving global improvements in operations and implementing new brand standards across the company. After IHG Rob took up a role as Commercial Director of Kittitian Hill, a new $500M sustainable luxury development on the island of St Kitts, where his role spanned hotel marketing, operations and real estate. Prior to IHG, Rob’s spent 15 years in senior corporate finance and consulting roles, initially with PricewaterhouseCoopers, before becoming a Partner in a boutique consulting firm. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, Europe’s leading business school, and has a built a particular interest and experience in socially responsible development and sustainability.
The holder of an MBA from Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York. He is a former Director of Tourism for the BVI as well as former Chairman of the Hotel Association and former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism for BVI. He currently is President of NorthStar Consulting, a Caribbean management consulting company specialising in strategic planning, business development, organisational development and marketing in the tourism, SME and public service sectors.
Since 1973 he has been a FRICS in the UK. For the last 40 years he has run his own Quantity Surveying, Estimations and Valuations business in St.Lucia. He was intimately involved in the development of Rodney Bay Marina and is regularly called on by government and private sector to provide professional opinions and to appear as an expert witness.
A highly experience Chartered Valuation Surveyor, Fellow of the Property Consultants Society and member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Formerly Managing Director of Raymond & Pierre, well known Chartered Valuation Surveyor in Trinidad, Roy has over 30 years experience in the industry. During his career he has undertaken valuations on a wide range of commercial properties and is regularly called as an expert witness in legal proceedings.
Roddy is a Senior International Representative for (Jack) Nicholas Design, the worlds leading Golf Course design firm. A tour golf professional for 10 years he then managed Seve Ballesteros a three years. He is a Director of the Barbados Golf Club and has undertaken projects in the Caribbean, the Far East, Spain and Ireland.
Colin obtained a degree in Civil Engineer from MIT. He chose to specialise in Marina and coastal engineering related developments. He led the team for the development of the hotel and yacht centre in Port of Spain and was also the General Manager for port handling for the offshore oil and gas sector in Trinidad
Ahmer Naushad is based in Toronto; Has over 18 years of a globally diverse career in real estate/hospitality strategy, investments, and asset management in major developed markets of the Americas and Europe and the emerging markets of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Caribbean & Indian Ocean.
He has worked in the hospitality sector in operations as well as ownerships, through successful tenures with prestigious firms including Gencom Group, Miral Asset Management, Lehman Brothers, Kingdom Hotels Investment, Trimont Real Estate Advisors, Istithmar World, Majid Al Futtaim Properties, InterContinental Hotels & Hilton.
Whilst Ahmer’s core expertise are in real estate/hospitality transactions and asset management, during the last two downturns he earned valuable experience in various transaction structures, debt/equity work-outs, operational and hotel contract restructures and cost containment plans required to preserve and/or revive real estate values.
He is well versed in various real estate asset classes including full-select service hotels/resort, mixed-use development, serviced apartments, branded and unbranded residential developments, golf courses, shopping malls & retail, student hostels, greenfield/brownfield developments, and F&B/Entertainment establishments.
He holds an MBA in Investments from the Washington State University; a BA in Hotel Management from Austria; and a post graduate certificate in Real Estate from Cornell University. Additionally, he is a Certified Hotel Asset Management designee