The RICS Chapter in the Cayman Islands is gearing up for its flagship event, the 2nd annual Property & Construction Conference under the theme: “Building Sustainable Communities”, to be held on the March 5, 2015 at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.

The RICS Chapter in the Cayman Islands is gearing up for its flagship event, the 2nd annual Property & Construction Conference under the theme: “Building Sustainable Communities”, to be held on the March 5, 2015 at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.

This RICS Conference is a good opportunity for all property professionals, owners, occupiers and developers to get together and discuss and debate very topical and important issues that affect us all, and it is good to see that the RICS is leading the way in bringing all of these parties together. It will be a very interesting day for all attendees, sponsors and speakers, so put the 5th March, 2015 in your diaries now!


Bates noted that the conference theme had been adopted on the basis of the decision of the Cayman Islands Government to set infrastructure projects as its priority. He added that “Building Sustainable Communities” also reflects the Chamber of Commerce’s “Future of Cayman” initiative as two of the drivers are enhancing the quality of life and building smarter infrastructure.

The keynote address will be delivered by RICS President Louise Brooke-Smith. Brooke Smith is the Managing Director of Brooke Smith Planning, a long-established planning and development consultancy based in UK.

The first RICS Property and Construction conference held in February 2013 exceeded my expectation as it attracted over 200 attendees, sponsorship from 25 firms/organizations and the sessions were very lively and stimulated a lot of discussion. I am really looking forward to the second edition due to be held on 5th March 2015. This event seeks to build on this foundation with the focus being on issues affecting our industry including Building Sustainable Communities and valuing properties for forced sales by the lending institutions.


Simon Watson, RICS Fellow and founder of Charterland, a quantity surveying and property consulting firm in the Cayman Islands also expressed enthusiasm about the conference:

Charterland are proud to be Gold sponsors of the Caribbean’s leading regional conference on property and construction matters. We highly recommend the conference for anyone with an interest in the real estate and related industries and from past experience we have found the speakers and conference content to be of an excellent standard.

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