St Maarten Real Estate Market Experiences Strong Growth, Attracting Buyers and Investment Momentum

Led by Century 21 St Maarten, Numerous Projects are Launching, with Real Estate for All Price Points

PHILIPSBURG, ST MAARTEN, March 2, 2021 / — The real estate market on the Caribbean island of St Maarten is growing at a rapid clip, according to Century 21 St Maarten, which is at the forefront of this renaissance. The company is bringing much needed international investment to St Maarten in the form of real estate and development. The Oryx Residences, for example, a new townhouse development, has 55 homes under contract in its first four months. Other investments, such as the Indigo Bay Hotel and Marriott Baie Nettle, reveal that confidence is high in St Maarten's real estate future.

“We are very encouraged by the strength of interest in St Maarten’s real estate market,” said Ritika Nanwani, owner of Century 21 St Maarten. “People easily get the appeal of the island, and are willing to invest in building residences, as well as their futures, on this enchanted spot. The market for current St Maarten residents is also showing remarkable traction.” Nanwani is renowned as one of the most experienced real estate professionals on St Maarten. The island has a European flair, but with all the American conveniences. North America accounts for 62% of all stay-over arrivals in St Maarten.

Oryx Residences
Oryx Residences is townhouse development located in Cay Hill. It was developed by Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten (APS), a pension fund management firm. The project offers Sint Maarteners the opportunity to purchase or rent a modern, robust family home at a mid-range price ($145,000 – $245,000). There is a total of 62 1-,2- and 3-bedroom units in the project. They are all protected by 24-hour security. The homes were designed to withstand category 5 hurricanes, while offering present-day, high-quality comfort for a moderate price. Private parking is available for every unit. Owners can also add an additional floor to their home, subject to approval by the Ministry of VROMI.

APS pension fund participants are prioritized for financing via APS, but non-participants are able to rent a home on the property as well. Potential buyers can make use of a lease-to-own option if they choose. This enables tenants to finance 90% of the purchase price at the end of the lease term. APS awarded the contract to sell and lease Oryx Residences properties to Century21. The results have been strikingly positive. They have been able to reserve 80% of the properties within four months. Only 16 of the 62 homes are still available.

Indigo Bay New Five Star Hotel
The launch of the Indigo Bay hotel and condos project is another sign that the real estate market on St Maarten is starting to boom. The $220 million hotel venture, led by Tau Capital, Altree Developments and Cay Bay Development (CBD) NV, is envisioned as a combined luxury hotel resort and condo complex. It is expected to feature five-star amenities in its 94 hotel rooms and suites and 55 lanai suites. Condos will comprise 60 2-bedroom units and 15 3-bedroom units. The hotel will also boast a 10,000 square foot luxury spa, a conference facility, an all-day dining restaurant and a fine-dining restaurant. It plans to offer multiple pools, a beach bar, pool bar, fitness center, and a kids and teen club.

Century 21 St Maarten
Century 21 St Maarten is one of the premier real estate firms on the island. It has been awarded Best Real Estate Agency in St Maarten for eleven years in a row. Their highly skilled agents are known for high-touch customer service. This includes providing services in English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Hindi. Overall, the firm has 15 years of experience, serving all districts within Dutch Sint Maarten.

Century 21 St Maarten is a specialist in beachfront condos and villas, with Indigo Bay, Cupecoy and Simpson Bay being the most popular locations within the portfolio. The firm operates from a large office suite in the heart of Simpson Bay. The team consists of over 15 Sales Agents, Investment Specialist, Rental Specialist and Head Broker. They cover every aspect of the real estate market.

Nanwani, who serves as Head Broker, has 12 years of experience in residential real estate as well as in new property marketing and sales. She is closely involved with every new development project—engaged throughout the entire process from pre-development to sales. She manages the firm’s three offices, which are located in St Maarten, Saba and St Eustatius. She also handles a portfolio of properties that span exclusive villas, vacation rentals, commercial building and land, a very scarce commodity. With her intelligent channels and loyal client network, she managed, nearly single-handedly to resurrect the St Maarten real estate economy. She has been featured on HGTV as well.

About St Maarten
Popular among celebrities, St Maarten is a Caribbean island that has a reputation much bigger than its size. Known as the jewel of the Caribbean, St Maarten is the smallest dual-nation (Dutch and French) island in the world. St Maarten/St. Martin is famous for its physical beauty, white sand beaches, verdant mountains and turquoise seas. The island also offers the experience of a unique mix of native Caribbean and cosmopolitan culture. St Maarten is also often described as the “culinary capital” of the Caribbean.

Overall, St Maarten functions as a major Caribbean hub, with tourism traffic increasing annually by 3.7%. Visits were as high as 528,000 in 2017. Indeed, the island is listed as one of the busiest destinations for private yachts and jets in the Caribbean. St Maarten has earned its reputation for continued economic growth and a stable real estate economy.

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First Colony Community Services Association Awarded

FCCSA services 80 different neighborhoods and over 300 businesses.

Top honors for First Colony Community Services Association (FCCSA) as Great Place to Work.

Earns Great Place to Work Honor

It is what we do; we are here for our residents, businesses, and the community as a whole. I could not be prouder of our team,”

— Jack Molho, Executive Director of FCCSA

SUGAR LAND , TEXAS , UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 / — Sugar Land, Texas – First Colony Community Services Association manages a true master-planned community, located in Fort Bend County just southwest of Houston; today announced its designation as a 2020-2021 Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM company. The top honor is a first for First Colony Community Services Association (FCCSA) and Executive Director, I.S. “Jack” Molho. FCCSA provides personalized services for 80 different neighborhoods and over 300 businesses with unsurpassed amenities and conveniences with a sense of family and community. This recognition comes in a year where the coronavirus pandemic affected our way of life, professionally and personally.

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation. The certification further substantiates FCCSA’s commitment to fostering quality leisure opportunities and amenities, to preserve the First Colony character, and to advocate for a unified First Colony while acting in a financially responsible manner. “It is what we do; we are here for our residents, businesses, and the community as a whole. I could not be prouder of our team,” says Molho, Executive Director of First Colony Community Services Association. “Every day, our staff brings their expertise and commitment to providing the best for over 14,000 members; their dedication is incomparable.”

First Colony Community Services Association (FCCSA) is an on-site management team that affirms members to receive a prompt response to questions and have closer interaction with employees. Members of FCCSA can be reached through the on-site office, telephone, e-mail and social media. FCCSA maintains a culture of supporting our employees while delivering and maintaining to members’ needs.

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace. First Colony is recognized for a vibrant mixed-use community to live, work, shop, and play; and is known for its natural beauty, architectural design integrity, amenities, recreational opportunities, cultural diversity and consistent deed restriction enforcement. For more information on FCCSA, visit

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Clearwin UV-C Escalator Handrail Sanitizer eliminates 99% of COVID-19 bacteria

Picture of efficacy test results of Clearwin Korea's Escalator UV-C Escalator Handrail Sanitizer

Covid-19 efficacy test result, South Korea

A picture of Clearwin UV-C Escalator Handrail units installed at Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Syracuse Hancock International Airport one of the first to install Clearwin units in America

Boca Raton, FL company ClearwinUS, Inc. named authorized distributor for the United States

Clearwin escalator handrail sanitizer users set the standard for cleaner handrails during this unprecedented demand in hygiene. This shows passengers that their health and safety is being considered.”

— Mr. Kim Kyeong Yeon

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, U.S.A., March 2, 2021 / — NEWS For Immediate Release

Clearwin UV-C Escalator Handrail Sanitizer proven to eliminate 99.99% of COVID-19;
ClearwinUS, Inc. named United States distributor

Clearwin Korea Company’s innovative escalator handrail sanitizer– which is being used to combat COVID-19 in hotels, airports, stadiums, office buildings, shopping malls, cruise ships, metro centers and other facilities that use escalators and moving walkways — has been proven to eliminate 99.99%* of the COVID-19 virus. The tests were conducted by Jeonbuk National University in South Korea*.

The Clearwin device incorporates the germicidal power of short wavelength UV-C light to kill bacteria and viruses by breaking apart their DNA. It sanitizes by using the handrail passing through the unit to drive an internal generator which powers the low voltage UV-C sanitizing lights to disinfect the top and sides of the handrail. It does not require any external power. Installation takes about 20 minutes after the initial learning curve.

The Clearwin sanitizer, which incorporates seven proprietary UV-C lamps, is an innovative South Korea and US-patented device that costs pennies a day to run and is eco-friendly, avoiding the need for harmful cleaning chemicals that damage the handrail from outdated ways of sanitization and providing significant savings over the cost of manually sanitizing and requires very little maintenance.

“The Clearwin escalator handrail sanitizer has set a new standard towards a cleaner and greener environment, particularly important at this time of unprecedented demand for optimum cleanliness. Passengers using escalators can see for themselves that operators are thinking of their safety.” the Company said. BBC interview with inventor Mr. Kim Kyeong Yeon:

ClearwinUS, Inc. has been named national distributor for the United States by Seoul-based Clearwin Korea Co,. Ltd. The agreement covers the entire United States.

More than 50,000 units have sold worldwide across the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East since the pandemic began.

Interested sales agents in the USA can contact Clearwin at:

For additional information on the Clearwin UV-C Escalator Handrail Sanitizer, please visit our website at and

* Kwangsu, Y (2020) efficacy test for antiseptic device against Covid, Jeonju. Clearwin

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New Smart Smoke Alarm Offers Improved Safety and Convenience



XS01-WT WiFi Smoke Detector

XS01-WT WiFi Smoke Detector

Real-time notification on smartphone whenever an alarm sounds

Real-time notification on smartphone whenever an alarm sounds

X-Sense Smart Smoke Detector

X-Sense Smart Smoke Detector

Smart Smoke Detector

Smart Smoke Detector

Home Safety Product Company X-Sense Utilizes the Most Advanced Technology to
Protect Lives, Homes and Belongings

NEW YORK, USA, March 2, 2021 / — Safety never takes the day off with the new X-Sense Smart Smoke Detector, powered by the company’s proprietary technology and technological innovation. The XS01-WT Smoke Detector is the best smart home tech device that every home should possess to get safer life, according to a X-Sense spokesperson. It’s urgently needed, too. Eighty percent of fire deaths are due to inhalation of toxic smoke. Fire security devices sense smoke early to warn occupants with a loud siren so they can get out before being intoxicated by smoke.

“X-Sense is continuously innovating, delivering smarter ways to contribute to a safer home, safer family, and a safer world,” said a company spokesperson. “In addition, quality is an intense focus for us, as people’s safety is on the line with our smoke detectors.”

Smart home tech products are finding their places in every house. Smart smoke detectors function the same as traditional smoke alarms do, alerting homeowners to fire and smoke. The XS01-WT WiFi Smoke Detector’s improved and upgraded sensor is more sensitive to smoke and fire and quickly notifies homeowners of fire, allowing families to escape from their homes quickly and safely.

Smart products have the added benefit of their usage and management being easier than ever. Smart smoke detectors provide homeowners with the ability to send alerts to mobile phones and the option to turn off the false alarms even if homeowners are miles away from home. In addition, with the connection to the Wi-Fi network, homeowners are free from the risk associated with wired connections. It also comes with a photoelectric sensor that reduces false alarms. All X-Sense products undergo extensive testing by both X-Sense’s quality control team and third-party certification authorities.

Features of the XS01-WT WiFi Smoke Detector include:

• Real-time notification on smartphone whenever an alarm sounds
• Continuous checks of battery status and Wi-Fi connection
• Capability to silence any annoying alarms via the app
• Upgraded photoelectric sensor that significantly increases the alarm’s sensitivity
• Easy installation of the smoke alarm—connects to Wi-Fi in a few minutes

The XS01-WT WiFi Smoke Detector is available for $39.99 and includes worldwide free shipping. It comes with a 5-year warranty. Customers can get 10 percent off with the coupon code XSENSE10.

About X-Sense
X-Sense is a global leader in home safety products, including smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and combination smoke and CO alarms. Since the company’s founding, it has been committed to building the most reliable home safety products for people all around the world. X-Sense’s mission is to help protect lives, homes and belongings—helping everyone live a safe and comfortable life. The company currently has customers in more than 48 countries and a wide range of home safety products, services and solutions, with an ever-expanding global footprint throughout Europe, the United States, South-East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South America.

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Digging Deep with Liquid Expat Mortgages (Part 2)

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If you’re looking to expand your property portfolio, maintaining a UK bank account and presence whilst you’re away is a great idea. The easier it is for banks to have some record of you, the easier it is to secure your mortgage.

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Investing in UK Property is a financial goal for many UK expats and foreign nationals.

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There’s now indication that the mortgage market is stabilising with Zoopla reporting that mortgage choice is now at an 11-month high.

In part 2 of our Q&A with Stuart Marshall, we answer more of our customers' most asked questions about expat mortgages and investing in UK property.

Historically, the UK has a real issue with an undersupply of good quality property, especially in major cities throughout the UK. This contributes to the continued growth of the rental market.”

— Stuart Marshall

MANCHESTER, GREATER MANCHESTER, UK, March 2, 2021 / — Q: 'I’m moving from the UK to Australia for work. I own a property in the UK but, in the future, I am looking to remortgage and I’d like to invest in another property or two. I have heard that maintaining a UK bank account, some credit cards and a UK address is a good idea if I'm looking to invest more in the future.'

A: 'If you're looking to expand your property portfolio, maintaining a UK bank account and presence whilst you’re away is a great idea. The easier it is for banks to have some record of you, the easier it is to secure your mortgage. However, you needn’t be too despondent if you have no track record back in the UK or you’re a foreign national buying in the UK for the first time. As specialist brokers we receive daily mortgage enquiries and we can resolve many of them favourably as the lenders we work with are starting to apply different criteria to the underwriting process for foreign nationals.

Here are a few tips to help you. It can be tempting to completely close all accounts when you’re embarking on a new life abroad. However, even if you think you’re never going to return home, it’s worthwhile keeping some form of financial footprint here in the UK. The more accounts you close, the more damage it does to your credit score. You’ll have to start all over again with building your credit if you do end up coming back to the UK if things don’t work out as planned. Simple things like keeping some of your credit card accounts open and using them occasionally, as well as when you visit home, can really help. Lastly, retain an address in the UK to maintain your UK credit card account so you can re-establish a credit rating if you do come home. You can set one up via the Post Office or ask a trusted friend or relative if you can have your mail sent to their address in your name.'

Q: Ian F from Abu Dhabi wants to know what effect the stamp duty holiday has had on property sales and whether high rental demand will continue after the closure of the holiday.

A: ‘The stamp duty holiday has been a major success story in these times of doom and gloom. It’s proved so popular with investors that demand for UK mortgages have surged in the last twelve months and there is currently a “bottleneck” as people try to complete deals before the closure of the stamp duty holiday. According to Rightmove, the most recent data says that it is taking 126 days from an offer being accepted to the legal completion of the purchase. However, we can’t advise that you should head into your investment venture with the thought that you can capitalise on the savings from the stamp duty holiday. At current, it’s estimated that around 100,000 sales will fail to complete before the closure of the stamp duty holiday.

With regards the second part of your question, high rental demand is going nowhere. The stamp duty holiday has stimulated demand and reduced the supply of homes on the market. Historically, the UK has a real issue with an undersupply of good quality property, especially in major cities and towns throughout the UK. When you dig beneath the surface, it’s clear to see that this is an accumulation of issues such as a lack of consistent housing construction programmes coupled with a lack of urban planning policies over the last twenty years. Mortgage availability and the range of products has also substantially increased over the years as foreign investors have poured into the UK market. All of these things will be factors keeping the supply of property low and thus continuing to drive high rental demand within major hotspot growth areas.’

Q: D. Keenaghan, who lives in Spain and runs a large holiday park, asked: 'I love living in Spain but I would love to have my own bolt hole when I come home to England instead of staying with relatives or friends. How straight forward is getting a mortgage as an expat? I’ve heard horror stories of lenders withdrawing mortgage products and investors missing out on preferential deals because of this. With the inevitable fallout of the pandemic coming soon, is it just too turbulent a time for me to think about investing?’

A: ‘This is a great question. 2020 certainly was a turbulent year in the mortgage market and, especially towards the end of the year, lenders were removing a wide range of mortgage products to try and stem the demand that was being generated by the stamp duty holiday. So, your concerns are well founded. However, there’s actually indication that the mortgage market is stabilising with Zoopla reporting that mortgage choice is now at an 11-month high. The average length of time that individual products were available before they were withdrawn has also risen (from 28 days in January 2020 to 40 days in January 2021). All in all, I wouldn't worry and Q2 of 2021 is a great time to start looking. Make sure to get in touch and we'll see what we can do to help'.

Liquid Expat Mortgages is a specialist Expat and Overseas Mortgage Broker with over 13 years’ experience in providing UK mortgages.

Disclaimer: Please note that Liquid Expat Mortgages has no direct control over the timescales relating to either the processing of mortgage applications or mortgage offers being issued by lenders. Liquid Expat Mortgages has no control of the legal process and CANNOT accept any responsibility nor liability should your application not be processed prior to current Stamp Duty Land Tax rules expiring on 31st March 2021 or any extension of that date.

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A Year of New Opportunities – Global Associate Program by the MECS+R

Photo taken in one of the MECS+R’s networking event

The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres & Retailers launches the Global Associate Program to enhance its member’s benefits.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, March 2, 2021 / — The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres & Retailers (MECS+R) is launching a new program to enhance the benefits to existing members and decision-makers and provide a new opportunity for all levels of stakeholders to get involved with the Council.

David Macadam – CEO of MECS+R says, “We are so excited to launch a revolutionary program, unlike our industry has done before. We are stripping away the barriers; the filters and bringing you a platform that is authentic and complete with all the educations and connections you need. We welcome feedback from our supporters and partners to make the Global Associate Program more member-friendly!”

The Global Associate Program (GAP), through MECS+R’s vast network, will be available to all businesses and individuals worldwide. In lieu of these opportunities, the MECS+R is expanding its footprint from the Middle East and North Africa region to better serve its members and support their businesses across the globe. The program features unlimited number of membership per registration and an entirely new set of benefits designed to support each member’s journey to professional development.

What kind of value does Global Associate Program provide to you, personally and professionally?

The MECS+R is pleased to offer companies and businesses the opportunity to join the council as an Associate Members. The GAP is a special category of membership in line with our 2021 theme ‘Year of New Opportunities’. As part of this initiative, the MECS+R GAP would like to provide a platform with unlimited benefits to all retail professionals and businesses to network, collaborate, learn, engage and exchange ideas with other fellow members.

Membership is on a company basis and will automatically include all individuals belonging to the same group nominated by their respective companies to become associate members.

How does becoming a GAP Member benefit my business?

Unlimited Training Access: Stay up to date with the latest strategies, techniques and tools to grow your business by taking a variety of workshops and classes. GAP provides you with unlimited access to training modules about shopping centre management, operations, leasing, marketing, F&B, customer service, retail planning and security.

Unlimited Online Resources: Loaded with more information, GAP provides unlimited access to events, news updates and research references. MECS+R GAP also maintains a presence on social media sites including LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Unlimited Individual Registration: Sign-up with no additional fee for your team members within the same retail group/company to join the GAP.

Unlimited Networking Opportunities: Connect, engage and collaborate with various networking forums available within the GAP platform.

Automatic Subscription to MECS+R’s Retail Publications: GAP entitles you to complimentary sign-ups to Retail People Magazine and MECS+R Directory including access to various MECS+R platforms such as webinars, podcasts, virtual conferences and many more.

Special Member Discounts: Get exclusive discounts and promotions from GAP strategic partners & supporters.

Retail Congress MENA Conferences and Exhibition: 50% Discount for all-inclusive Passes (Kick-off Cocktail Reception, Pre-Conference Workshop, Conferences, Exhibition, Gala and Awards Dinner).
MECS+R Bridging the GAP! Expanding opportunities for everyone in the Shopping Centre & Retail Industry
Join Now and become a member of the Global Associate Program by the MECS+R!

Our 27 years of experience in the retail industry has allowed us to create our unique proposition, offering a member benefits program exclusive to the retail professional network. In line with this, the MECS+R would like to provide you with the opportunities to grow your business, expand your networks and market your brand through our member benefits program.


About The MECS+R:

Established in 1994, The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres, with its newly branded name The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres & Retailers (MECS+R), has grown over the years and has a strong and closely connected member base of over 1,100 industry professional from all over the Middle East & North Africa representing Retailers, Shopping Mall Owners, Developers, Marketing Managers, Leasing Managers & Specialists, Consultants, Property Managers, Financiers, Accountants, Government Officials and Industry Suppliers. MECS+R provides its members with unparalleled local and international business contacts and support through its network of international affiliates.

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Top professionals join Leisure Management Plus Europe S.L. (LMP)

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Leisure Management Plus & CW Applied Technology Muv-X UV-C Room and Space Sanitising Machines

Leisure Management Plus & CW Applied Technology Muv-X UV-C Room and Space Sanitising Machines

Stuart Humphreys - Founder, Chairman & CEO  Leisure Management Plus

Stuart Humphreys – Founder, Chairman & CEO Leisure Management Plus

The exceptional Team LMP one•team now in place for the 2021 re-launch of the “new” company first established in 1983.

the travelling & vacationing public deserve above-average experiences and superior quality when using any kind of hospitality establishment because average won’t do”

— Stuart Humphreys

JACOBS WELL GUILDFORD, SURREY, ENGLAND – UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND, March 2, 2021 / — Top professionals join Leisure Management Plus Europe S.L. (LMP)

LMP has announced six key engagements to its Network Team. Adding Christopher Gardner, Ghislaine Oliver, Asael Sandoval, Erica Walpole, John Shonnard and Jacqueline Guas, completes phase one of assembling the exceptional one•team now in place for the 2021 re-launch of the “new” company first established in 1983.

These strategic engagements will help propel the “new” LMP firmly into the forefront of the global hospitality industry just as it is poised to emerge from the devastating effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Leisure Management Plus is a customer centric company with global reach and an integrated suite of consulting, management, quality assurance and travel service•products serving the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industries.

TEAM LMP has the collective aim of ensuring that customers – the travelling & vacationing public – enjoy “above-average” experiences and superior quality when using any kind of hospitality or leisure related retail operation. At the same time helping business owners to stand out from the crowd, improve the profitability and the value of their businesses.

Christopher Gardner based in the UK joins LMP as Senior Consultant Europe, Africa, Middle East & Asia and Leader, Business Development, UK. With 40 years of worldwide hospitality experience as a Hotel General Manager in UK, Greece, France and New York, Chris led Hotel and Resort Management companies with contracts in Spain, India, Kenya, Malaysia, France, Italy, Czech Republic and UAE. His expertise is in quality control, innovation, sharp analysis of problems and solutions. A guest lecturer at Cornell University Hotel School on Revenue & Yield Management and Sales & Marketing Innovation, Chris serves LMP’s clients enabling them to deliver sustainable improved bottom line, increased and optimised ROI in order to generate strong Asset Appreciation

Ghislaine Oliver known in the industry for her knowledge, enthusiasm, passion, determination, commitment and her "we're here to help you succeed" mentality, lives in Brighton, England and has 30 years’ experience in hospitality. Completely in tune with the ethos of Team LMP, Ghislaine generates business through communication, capitalising on positive guest experiences, customer engagement and retention, supported by technology, creativity, personal service and delivery well above-average. Working within budgetary constraints, her goal is to revitalise businesses with new thinking and novel strategies to optimise the all important mix of occupancy, volume and ADR. Experienced in the UK, Europe and North America, a guest speaker both sides of the Atlantic, she understands both continents and has "hands-on" experience from the operational side of the business, which she skilfully combines with creativity and sales & marketing “know-how”.

Asael Sandoval CMCA, AMS joins LMP as Leader, Business Development Mexico, Central & South America and Service•Product Leader Leisure Management Plus Resort Management – The Americas. Asael leads efforts to serve hotels and resorts throughout the continent with helpful advice, our extensive and growing range of Service•Products which includes operational management under custom designed management agreements for legacy resorts and varied hospitality operations. Results-driven, with an ARDA recognised record for inspirational oversight and strategic innovation involving multiple homeowner associations and capital expense projects, Asael’s 20-year history of propelling growth for the world's largest brands speaks for itself. He collaborates with other leaders and members of LMP’s multiple Network Teams to deliver LMP’s unique range of services. Asael holds a Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Management from Mexican School of Tourism, Mexico City. His deep experience and skills will be of great value to LMP’s clients at all levels of their operations from basic operational reviews through full overall management. He lives with his family in Southern California.

Erica Walpole joins as Leader LMP QA, the Quality Assurance division, which will be the subject of a separate press release soon and will launch later this year.

John Shonnard joins the LMP Network Team as Leader Business Development, Western United States, Hawaiian & Pacific Islands. John has enjoyed a successful career in sales management and branding. He successfully establishes deep relationships with his clients by providing exceptional customer service and in-depth understanding of their needs. Adept at using collaborative experiences with internal and external customers to accomplish their goals, John will be particularly effective helping LMP’s clients find the best ways to recover post-covid. John lives in Reno and graduated from the University of Nevada with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration & Management.

Jacqueline Guas join’s the LMP Network Team as Leader Business Development, Eastern United States, Caribbean & Bermuda. A creative, bilingual leader (English and Spanish), with an exceptional pedigree in marketing and business development in a progressive career, including solutions delivery to C-level executives. Jacqueline is particularly well placed to help LMP clients with their business development, sales and partnership needs as well as deliver LMPs full range of Service•Products in collaboration with others. Jacqueline has a BA in marketing from Rutgers University. She lives with her family in New Jersey.

Founder and Chairman of Leisure Management Plus Stuart Humphreys, said, “I am delighted to have now completed the assembly of what I believe is a “world class” team, as good as any top consulting firm, management company and quality assurance company anywhere in the world. We have also engaged eight more young territory leaders with diverse talents in Social Media Marketing and various aspects of travel, tourism & hospitality.

We have launched sales and marketing this month with our first Service•Product, the innovative and timely Muv-X UV-C Room and Space Sanitising Machine. The next generation LMP “Make•it•Safer" Plus” only available from Leisure Management Plus is going into production as we go to press.”

We believe that no hotel, hospitality or retail establishment, where guest and customer confidence is a key factor in recapturing business post covid, will want to be without the Muv-X UV-C Machine. Are you ready to re-open?

Team LMP is ready to introduce this exceptional•product to the world of hospitality, leisure travel, tourism and retail.”

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At 730ac, One of the Largest Privately-Held Bahamian Islands Heads to Auction via Concierge Auctions and Bahamas Realty

St. Andrew’s, Little Ragged Island, Bahamas

Stunning private island in southern Bahamas

One of the largest private islands in the Bahamas at 730ac

Development opportunity of a lifetime

Miles of pristine sandy beaches and warm, quiet waters

As our largest private island sale since Innocence Island, this immaculate 730-acre island is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it opportunity.”

— Chad Roffers, Chairman of Concierge Auctions

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 / — Measuring 730± acres, St. Andrew’s, also known as Little Ragged Island, is both the southernmost and the largest private island in the Bahamas currently on market. This stunning mass of land, featuring miles of pristine sandy beaches and warm, quiet waters, will auction online next month via Concierge Auctions in cooperation with Stuart Halbert of Bahamas Realty. Currently listed for $19.5 million, the property will sell No Reserve to the highest bidder. Bidding will be held March 26–31st via the firm’s digital marketplace,, allowing buyers to bid remotely from anywhere in the world.

“As our largest private island sale since Innocence Island, this immaculate 730-acre island is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it opportunity,” stated Chad Roffers, Chairman of Concierge Auctions. “Matching sellers of one-of-a-kind properties with the most capable buyers on the planet has been core to what we do every day, and this private paradise is a perfectly poised property that allows bidders to name their own price. There’s no other opportunity quite like this one.”

St. Andrew’s offers a blank canvas of rolling hills and calm warm waters awaiting boundless opportunities for development. Be it a picturesque residential settlement, an expansive tropical estate with miles of private beaches to wander, or a boutique resort with more than enough acreage left to add an entire 18-hole golf course. Surrounded by azure ocean waters and fringed with pristine white sand beaches, elevations vary from sea level to a hilly 40 feet. The eastern side of the island features deep water access, perfect for large ships to pull up, which creates a prime construction opportunity.

Additional features include 730± acres of undeveloped land; miles of pristine white sand beaches; crystal waters for first-class sailing, snorkeling, and other water activities; world-class bone-fishing; a plethora of grouper, snapper, barracuda, tuna, and kingfish in the waters surrounding the island; and lignum vitae trees and fresh spring drinking water on the island—all just a ten-minute boat ride from Duncan Town, a small settlement with a robust solar farm and airport, and easily accessible by plane from Nassau, Cuba, and Miami or by private jet.

“Partnering with Concierge Auctions seems like an obvious choice given the nature of this property,” stated Halbert. “When you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity such as St. Andrew’s, it deserves the global exposure and world-class marketing efforts the firm excels at producing. The auction process also affords my client an efficient sale that happens on their terms and on their time— from determining the date of sale, to ultimately closing within 60 days. We’re looking forward to an exciting auction and a successful sale.”

Little Ragged Island accurately represents nature at its most undisturbed. It sits at the southernmost end of the Ragged Island chain, a 100-mile string of islets that beg to be explored. Quiet and serene, Little Ragged Island presents a haven for avid fishermen with unparalleled flats. Vivid reefs and warm waters dot the island’s sandy beachfront. Sailing and snorkeling are favored local activities, or watch for wild pink flamingos in the shallow water off the beaches along the chain. Access from Long Island in the Bahamas is quick and easy via boat ride or charter flight to Duncan Town Airport.
Little Ragged Island is available for showings by appointment and for private virtual showings.

As part of Concierge Auctions' Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing will result in a new home built for a family in need.

Concierge Auctions offers a commission to the buyers' representing real estate agents. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, including property details, exclusive virtual tour, diligence documents, and more, visit or call +

About Concierge Auctions
Concierge Auctions is the largest luxury real estate marketplace in the world, powered by state-of-the-art technology. Since its inception in 2008, the firm has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest-priced homes ever achieved at auction, and is active in 44 U.S. states/territories and 29 countries. Concierge curates the most prestigious properties globally, matches them with qualified buyers, and facilitates transparent, market-driven transactions in an expedited time frame. The firm owns the most comprehensive and intelligent database of high-net-worth real estate buyers and sellers in the industry. As a six-time honoree to the annual Inc. Magazine list of America's fastest-growing companies, it now joins the Inc 5000 Hall of Fame; was named No. 38 on the 2018 Entrepreneur 360™ List recognizing 360 small businesses every year that are mastering the art of and science of growing a business in the areas of impact, innovation, growth, leadership, and business valuation; and has contributed more than 200 homes to-date as part of its Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which guarantees that for every property the company sells, a new home will be built for a family in need. For more information visit

Emily Roberts
Concierge Auctions
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North Texas Property Management Announces New Page Update for Single Family Home Property Management in Garland Texas

North Texas Property Management

North Texas Property Management, a locally-owned business in the single-family home property management sector, is proud to announce a new post.

There are several great places around the Dallas suburbs to raise kids, but Garland is one of the best.”

— Jason Marascio

PLANO, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 / — North Texas Property Management, a best-in-class property management service operating in the North Dallas suburbs at, is proud to announce an update to its Garland, Texas page. The post explains that single-family home property management might be experiencing a spike in popularity, and that the family-friendly environment of Garland, Texas could be one reason.

"There are several great places around the Dallas suburbs to raise kids, but Garland is one of the best," explained Jason Marascio, CEO of North Texas Property Management. "Good schools, low crime, and an abundance of recreation centers make it appealing to young families! Our property managers are happy to help new parents out and find their perfect home rental in Garland."

Interested persons can review the page update to North Texas Property Management's s Garland Texas page at NTXPM is a single-family home property management company located in Plano, Texas. The local expert team helps manage homes for property investors and retirees for all communities in the North Dallas suburbs. Services include the following: interviewing and processing renters, collecting rent checks, and caring for home maintenance issues. The company focuses on single-family homes around North Texas areas, including McKinney, Plano, Frisco, and Garland. Property investors can also review the NTXPM property management page at


Here is the background for this release. The foundation for a long-term healthy family could include choosing the right community. A home with plenty of natural outdoor spaces and good schools can create the best environment for children to thrive. Individuals ready to speak to a single-family home property management team might hear about the benefits of living in a top North Dallas suburb. Clean, safe neighborhoods, high-rated public schools, and great parks could make Garland, Texas, the right fit for a young family. Located in the Collin County area, the community is a short commute to the city of Dallas.
Parents searching for a great single-family home rental can find a local property management team near Garland, Texas, to help. For these reasons, North Texas Property Management has announced a new post about the community of Garland.


North Texas Property Management Company ( is a top-rated property management company servicing rental property owners' needs in the North Dallas area of North Texas. The company's property managers manage residential rental properties in Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Richardson & Allen, and other communities in the North Dallas area. Real estate investors and rental property owners may want a property management company that will take the burden off of physically and financially caring for, maintaining, and managing their rental homes.

Lee McDonald
JM Internet Group
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International Survey Suggests Dramatic Shift in post-COVID Work Behavior.

Based on the survey, 65% of workers pre-COVID worked more than 80% of the time in an office, however in the post-COVID world only 16% of respondents expect to work more than 80% in an office.”

— NWW Survey Findings

BEAVERTON, OR, USA, March 2, 2021 / — iBridge, Business Brio, and the Data Science Foundation (DSF) introduced a “New Work World” survey during the DSF’s 8th International Summit. The survey is designed to gather both observations and expectations as the world begins to consider returning to a “new normal” of the office.

The survey, administered on the Metolius® platform, found that the majority of workers have real concerns about safety in the workplace and plan to work more from home than in the office. Employees want the comfort in knowing that when they enter an office environment, they expect their organizations to have taken the necessary precautions to keep them safe. These precautions include sanitizing work areas, appropriate distancing, room occupancy limitations, and common area restrictions.

Based on the survey’s findings, 65% of workers pre-COVID worked more than 80% of the time in an office, however in the post-COVID world only 16% of respondents expect to work more than 80% in an office.

With 78% of the survey respondents saying they expect to have complete flexibility and choice regarding their work location options, they also acknowledged a significant concern (89%) that innovation and new ideas will be harder to hatch. Most share the concern that based on an expanding hybrid workforce that collaborative meetings will be hard to assemble. This is followed by the concern that if there is lack of human interaction that it could impact staff turnover negatively. As well the respondents share a concern for managers not knowing how to coach and motivate a both in-office and remote workforce.

The number of days anticipated to be “in-office” certainly supports that assertion. When comparing how common it was to work remotely pre-COVID, 21% of the respondents said they worked more than three days per week outside of the office; post-COVID, 64% of the respondents expect to work more than three days outside of an office. The early results of the New Work World survey suggest the post-COVID work environment will be evolutional and fraught with changes in business process and cultural norms.

This ongoing survey is designed to explore and understand how well organizations are prepared to manage and support the workforce post-COVID. Please visit to take this free survey. There are two versions of the survey, each designed to take less than 15 minutes to complete. One survey is designed to ask senior leaders and leaders and managers about their organization’s preparation for the post-COVID workforce, the other is designed to capture observations, experience, anticipation and expectations from the workforce. Both intelligent questionnaires provide an immediate report, including benchmarks, based on six primary outcomes: collaboration, communication, work-life balance, leadership competence, client/customer interaction, experience, and office protocols.

About iBridge

With 1,000 team members world-wide, iBridge help clients collect, manage, and analyze their data to create meaningful operational control and improved profitability. A Microsoft Gold Cloud Service Provider, iBridge supports the Legal, Retail, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Energy, Government, and other information-intense markets sectors. For more almost two decades, iBridge has successfully helped clients distill complex information into actionable results.

To learn more about iBridge's analytic survey platform visit

About DSF

DSF International is a non-profit platform, formed in 2013 dedicated to the fraternity of data science. It is governed by an Executive Council consisting of senior leaders from coveted organizations such as JP Morgan Chase, Accenture, NASSCOM, Zee 5, Grant Thornton, Northern Trust, IIM A, World Economic Forum, United Nations committee and others.
To learn more about DSF International, visit

About Business Brio

Business Brio is an analytics and data science consulting and projects company focused on manufacturing, retail, and banking sectors. Business Brio is the recipient of NASSCOM Analytics Innovation award for the year 2015 and has been short-listed by Red Herring as the finalist in top 100 Asia Companies in 2017. It has an esteemed client portfolio from Asia, EMEA, Europe and North America.
To learn more about Business Brio, visit

Courtney Isaacs
iBridge LLC.
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