BCQS International is a professional property and development consultancy with locations throughout the Caribbean including Barbados, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, St Lucia, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Guyana and more recently Sao aolo in Brazil. Established in 1969, the company has earned a leadership position in its field. BCQS are approved consultants for the […]
By Sanjay Amin
March 20, 2012
BCQS International is a professional property and development consultancy with locations throughout the Caribbean including Barbados, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, St Lucia, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Guyana and more recently Sao aolo in Brazil. Established in 1969, the company has earned a leadership position in its field. BCQS are approved consultants for the British Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development (DFID), the Caribbean Development Bank, all the major local banks in the Caribbean region as well as for European Union-funded projects.
Sanjay Amin, Director for BCQS International says:
Our projects include prestigious residential properties, large-scale commercial buildings and offices, civic and government buildings, hotels and resorts, and exclusive apartments and condominiums. The BCQS International Barbados office became operational from January 2002 and since then we have become one of the largest Chartered Surveying firms in the country. We chose Barbados because it was felt that all the major financial institutions and key agencies were headquartered here and at that time the real estate market was experiencing a boom. Since then the market has “slowed down” but we have some excellent clients, both local and overseas, who continue to keep us busy. We have provided, or are providing, professional services on several large projects including Four Seasons, Marriott Courtyard, Royal Westmoreland, Merricks, Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Portico, IADB Country Offices and several projects at University of West Indies. The office has also worked on a resort project in Liberia in Africa.
We expect that over the next 5 years the office will continue to be busy providing services to clients in Barbados and all the Eastern Caribbean countries. In addition, we recently attended a South American Hotel Investment Conference in Cartagena, Columbia and we hope to be instrumental in securing commissions in that region.
Sanjay Amin FRICS ACIArb - Chartered Surveyor, BCQS International is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a director of BCQS International. He was educated in Kenya and the United Kingdom where he completed his secondary education at Durham School before undertaking a degree in Quantity Surveying at Newcastle Upon Tyne. Following graduation, he worked in London for Gardiner & Theobald, one of the largest firms of Chartered Quantity Surveyors in the world, gaining experience on a variety of commercial, retail and educational projects including offices, business parks, warehouses, industrial developments, shopping centres and leisure centres. After 12 years, he left Gardiner & Theobald in 1997 as an Associate Partner to open BCQS's office in the British Virgin Islands. In 2002, Sanjay and his fellow Directors decided to open an office in Barbados. In 2006, Sanjay moved to Barbados with his family to expand the company's operations. In January 2011 under Sanjay's guidance, BCQS opened an office in Trinidad. Sanjay's experience in the Caribbean includes managing a variety of commercial, residential, resort, airport, hospital and industrial projects in Barbados, Trinidad and the Eastern Caribbean. Further information on these projects can be found on www.bcqs.com. Sanjay Amin's other key qualifications and skills are listed below: Specialist in design and build projects in the United Kingdom. Specialist in whole life costing of materials in the United Kingdom (Life cycle costs). Member of the steering committee on concrete structures in the United Kingdom. Club Service Director of Rotary Club of Tortola (2004 - 2005). Member of the Rotary Club of Barbados (current). Assessor for membership into the RICS. Chairman of the RICS Caribbean Board (2010 - Current). Voluntary mission to Haiti on behalf of the RICS (2009). Current member of the RICS Americas Construction Council. Member of the RICS Global Governing Council (2013-2017).
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