CARIB - Christie's International Real Estate Panel Talks Benefits of Investing in the Caribbean Market
Haute Residence hosted a real estate webinar with a panel of Christie's International Real Estate top Caribbean Affiliates to talk about the latest on the real estate industry in their respective markets and the benefits of investing in the Caribbean market.
The panelists were hosted by Haute Living's Erik Haase in the engaging dialogue. They were:
- Robert Greenwood, Partner, Regency International Estates, Turks and Caicos
- John Christie, Partner, HG Christie, Bahamas
- Justin White, Director of Sales, Anchor Antigua Realty, Antigua
- Craig Ryan, Principal, Anchor Antigua Realty, Antigua
Robert Greenwood: "In Turks and Caicos, we just had a look at the second quarter numbers and we've held well over the preceding couple of years. In some sectors, especially our villa sector, we actually increased sales last year, so I think that's a real indicator that people are looking for COVID safe haven properties throughout the entire region... We see the growth because people are looking for a safe haven. And if you're going to quarantine, you might just as well quarantine in paradise... [Buyers] feel comfortable because they know the Christie's brand, the trust and the integrity that comes with it, and they're happy to say, 'Okay, let's do the deal.'"
John Christie: "There are different kinds of buyers and visitors in the Bahamas. If you're someone from New York and you're used to action being around, Nassau is the place for you, with large hotels, casinos, nightclubs, and all the main luxury communities. With COVID, we have seen a spike in interest in private islands, because there's no better place to have than your own private island if you want to control your destiny and a place to lock down. That's been one of our strengths. If you're a beginner buyer or someone that has a couple of extra dollars, you can get lots as low as $20,000."