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Meet our Board
The board of Barbados Estate Agents and Valuers Association (BEAVA) was elected unopposed at the annual general meeting which was held at Hilton Barbados on November 18th, 2011.
Mrs. Suzanne Davis (Realtors Limited) will enjoy her second turn as President, having served in that capacity before. Out-going President is Mr. George Ramsay (George A. Ramsay and Company Limited); Vice President is Ms. Sonia Field (AM Realty Services Limited). Mr. Alkins Kirton (A.N Kirton Inc.) is the Secretary and Mr. Arthur Ramsay (George A. Ramsay & Company Limited) is the Treasurer. The other members are: Ms. Andrea Chase, Ms. Toni Jones, (both from Terra Caribbean), Mr. David Coombes (Caribbean Island Properties), Mrs. Cherita O'Dell (Million Dollar Homes) and Ms.Tania Wardle (Port Ferdinand, The Jada Group).
Davis, Realtors Limited's Manager of Real Estate and Business Development has been a member of the BEAVA board for six years and also previously held posts of Honorary Secretary and Vice President.
For most of the first year, at least, President Davis and her board will be focusing primarily but not exclusively on promoting Multiple Listing Service (MLS). She extended a special invitation to all practicing real estate agents and valuers who are not BEAVA members, to join the association as only BEAVA-registered members will have access to the system.
A seminar, part-sponsored by RBC Royal Bank/RBTT Bank (Barbados) Limited, was held last November at Hilton Barbados, to inform agents across the island on how the MLS system will work. Canadian system developer Wayne Berthin of Realty Server Systems Inc. and his colleague Sarah Reynolds flew in to deliver a presentation on the functions of the system to a packed room of agents and valuers. Jamaica Realtors Association President Howard Johnson and Administrative Manager Irene Ming-Hughes flew in as guests of BEAVA and passionately informed us of the tremendous benefits their country's real estate industry had reaped as a result of the introduction of MLS there last year.
Davis and the entire team were extremely motivated by the high turnout for the seminar and the interest shown there. She confirmed that she and the team were keen to continue hosting a number of educational/professional development seminars for agents during the year. She is optimistic that over the next several months BEAVA's membership will increase even more, which would put the association in a more strategic position thereby allowing Government to officially recognise it as the governing body for the industry. Once that is achieved, the road would be paved for the smooth passage of legislation of the industry.