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CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF BARBADOS BASED ONE CARIBBEAN ESTATES TO ITS GLOBAL NETWORK

Newest Affiliate Expands Footprint of Christie’s International Real Estate in the Caribbean

St. James, Barbados — Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate network and a subsidiary of Christie’s auction house, has awarded Affiliate status toOne Caribbean Estates—a recently debuted, premier real estate agency focused on the island nation of Barbados’ luxury market.

One Caribbean Estates was founded in 2013 by CEO Richard Hudson in response to an evident need in Barbados for a real estate brokerage focused on high end offerings. Independently and family owned, One Caribbean Estates’ select team operates out of an office in St. James, Barbados.

Now exclusively representing Christie’s International Real Estate in Barbados, One Caribbean Estates joins a carefully selected organization of brokerages, in 46 countries, with proven records of success in high end property sales and exemplary client service.

“One Caribbean Estates offers world class, specialized customer service while presenting a genuine understanding and appreciation of the island nation of Barbados and its native culture,” said Rick Moeser, Senior Vice President, Southeast, Caribbean and Latin America Regional Manager of Christie’s International Real Estate. “The firm’s commendable knowledge of the luxury market positions them as an invaluable addition to our global network.”

“The high standards and supreme offerings presented by Christie’s International Real Estate are extraordinary,” added Richard Hudson, CEO of One Caribbean Estates. “We are proud to align ourselves with such a notable entity and look forward to the opportunity to offer our clients global reach in the luxury market.”

The brokerage’s principals offer more than 25 years, collectively, of operational and marketing expertise in luxury sectors throughout the Caribbean, UK and US markets. One Caribbean Estates focuses exclusively on luxury properties throughout the island nation, including within notable areas such as Payne’s Bay. Considered one of the most developed Atlantic islands, Barbados is a thriving tourist destination with luxurious beachfront properties on both the island’s west and south coasts.

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About Christie’s International Real Estate
Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation only Affiliate network composed of the world’s most proven and qualified real estate specialists in the luxury residential sector. The company has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Beverly Hills, Chicago, and Palm Beach, and approximately 126 global Affiliates with 25,000 real estate professionals in 40 countries. For additional information about Christie’s International Real Estate, please visit www.christiesrealestate.com.

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CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE RETURNS AS MARQUEE SPONSOR FOR ART MIAMI 2013

Participation as the “Official Luxury Real Estate Partner” of the contemporary and modern art fair furthers the increasing synergies between consumers of luxury real estate and fine art

NEW YORK, NY – Christie’s International Real Estate continues to strengthen global ties between fine art and high end real estate, returning for its second year as the “Official Luxury Real Estate Partner” of the Art Miami international contemporary and modern art fair.  Now entering its 24th edition, the highly anticipated event will take place December 3rd through 8th during what is known as Art Week in South Florida, when thousands of collectors from around the world converge on the area to visit a multitude of art fairs.

The partnership with Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate network, extends to Art Miami’s sister fair, CONTEXT, which focuses on emerging and cutting edge contemporary art.

Located within Midtown Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, the fairs are adjacent to each other, connected by a courtyard with a lounge and special exhibitions of video and sculptural projects.  Together, they will feature 190 galleries from 22 countries within 250,000 square feet of curated indoor and outdoor exhibition space.

“We are very pleased to once again sponsor this premier event, promoting the natural overlay of fine art and high value residential sales on a global stage,” said Bonnie Stone Sellers, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate. “This partnership has been a strong step in our ongoing effort to further position Christie’s International Real Estate and its affiliates while bolstering key relationships worldwide. With our real estate network being the only one of its kind owned by a fine art auction house, we have a firm grasp of the results driven excellence and quality service that are necessary in cultivating and sustaining connections of this caliber.”

Throughout the duration of the fair, Christie’s International Real Estate will host an interactive booth at the entrance of Art Miami, exhibiting luxury residential real estate offerings from around the globe.  The hands on display will afford Art Miami visitors an up close look at over 14,000 exquisite properties presented by the network’s global affiliates.  The event will also feature the co sponsorship and onsite participation of 13 Christie’s International firms (bulleted below) and an invitation only, VIP champagne reception for top Christie’s International Real Estate clientele.  Cosponsors of the six day event include:

Brown Harris Stevens in New York City

EWM Realty International  in Miami

HG Christie in The Bahamas

Hilton & Hyland Real Estate in Beverly Hills

One Caribbean Estates in Barbados

Pacific Union International in San Francisco

Premier Estate Properties in Boca Raton

Regency International Estates in Turks and Caicos Islands

ReMind Group in Buenos Aires

Rimontgó in Valencia, Spain

Sibarth Real Estate in Saint Barthélemy

Ploumis Sotiropoulos in Greece

Long & Foster Real Estate throughout the Mid Atlantic region

“This partnership has been a natural fit for our two entities, and it is an honor to once again be working in tandem with such an esteemed network as Christie’s International Real Estate,” said Nick Korniloff, Director of Art Miami and Director and Partner of Art Miami, LLC.  “Together, we look forward to another successful season and putting a bigger spotlight on fine art and unique offerings from around the world.”

In its 2012 edition, Art Miami, with its renowned gallery like exhibition space, reported optimal sales and record breaking crowds of more than 60,000 collectors, museum professionals, art world luminaries and enthusiasts.  Boasting a rich history as the longest running contemporary art fair in Miami, the fair will once again provide an intimate look at some of the most important works at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement.

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About Christie’s International Real Estate Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation only affiliate network composed of the world’s most proven and qualified real estate specialists in the luxury residential sector. The company has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Beverly Hills, Chicago, and Palm Beach, and approximately 136 global affiliates with 25,000 real estate professionals in more than 40 countries. For additional information about Christie’s International Real Estate, please visitwww.christiesrealestate.com.

About Art Miami Miami’s longest running contemporary art fair, Art Miami will be held from December 3 through December 8, 2013. As the anchor art fair for the City of Miami, the fair will return with a compelling array of modern and contemporary artwork from more than 120 international galleries. Art Miami will be held in an elegant 125,000 square foot pavilion in Miami’s burgeoning Wynwood Arts District. Art Miami’s highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview, on Tuesday, December 3, 2012, will benefit Pérez Art Museum Miami. (www.art-miami.com).

About CONTEXT CONTEXT is the sister fair to Art Miami now entering its second edition. Trendsetting galleries from around the globe will exhibit in a state of the art 45,000 square foot pavilion directly adjacent to Art Miami. CONTEXT will feature a select group of 65 galleries representing exceptional emerging and mid career artists, including solo artist installations, immersive environments, curated projects and multimedia exhibits. CONTEXT’s must see Opening Night VIP Preview, on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, will benefit Pérez Art Museum Miami. (www.contextartmiami.com).

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ONE CARIBBEAN ESTATES HOSTS LONDON EVENT TO PROMOTE AFFILIATION TO KEY AUDIENCE

London, Dec 12th, 2013 – One Caribbean Estates, exclusive Christie’s Affiliate in Barbados, hosted a private event in London on Tuesday December 10th to promote its recent affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate. A highly targeted audience of London’s leading property professionals and investors were invited. Held at the Ritz Hotel and hosted by One Caribbean’s Principal Richard Hudson and Christie’s International Real Estate representatives Rick Moeser, Joachim Wrang Widen and Giles Hannah, the cocktail dinner event was fully attended and a great success for the affiliate. Also in attendance from Christie’s International Real Estate were Charlotte Delaney and Natasha Perkins, along with Lock Kresler, Head of Private Sales, Post War and Contemporary Art, for Christie’s.


TOP AGENTS CONFERENCE

Jason Applewhite of One Caribbean Estates was awarded designation as a ‘Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist’ at Top Agents Conference 

Specialist designation presented by

Christie’s International Real Estate and Christie’s Education

Barbados Feb 14, 2014 – Leading One Caribbean Estates Sales Coordinator and Operations Manager Jason Applewhite was awarded the distinction of “Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist for 2014.” The Christie’s International Real Estate and Christie’s Education specialist designation was awarded recently at the Top Agents Conference in Scottsdale, AZ.

Jason Applewhite was identified as one of the 140 most successful real estate professionals in the Christie’s International Real Estate network, the world’s leading network of real estate brokerages and the real estate arm of Christie’s auction house. Criteria for participation in the conference included a requirement that each attendee be among the top 10% of sales for his or her Affiliate brokerage.

“We were delighted that Jason participated in our Top Agents Conference,” said Bonnie Stone Sellers, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate. “Together with Christie’s International Real Estate and One Caribbean Estates, Jason is a leader in the luxury real estate market and is positioned to meet the needs of the world’s most discerning buyers and sellers of luxury real estate.  This specialist symposium offered insights into marketing to the upper tiers of the luxury market, and allowed attendees to explore ways in which to increase their level of service to clients through their exclusive connection with Christie’s International Real Estate.”

This two day networking and educational event featured seminars led by top industry experts and senior executives of Christie’s and Christie’s International Real Estate. Topics included how to position a listing to attract buyers worldwide; negotiation strategies in the luxury end of the real estate market; how to take advantage of state of the art global marketing techniques; and Christie’s perspectives on the art market and its connection to the luxury real estate sector.

Conference guest speakers included Milton Pedraza, CEO of The Luxury Institute, a leading voice about high net worth consumers; Michael Kamins, consultant with the Gap Partnership, which delivers negotiation advice to more than 350 corporate clients; Paul Hewitt, Managing Director of Growth Markets for Christie’s in Europe, the Middle East, Russia and India; Julie Reiss, Associate Professor, Christie’s Education; Paul Provost, Deputy Chairman, Christie’s Americas; and Jonathan Stone, Chairman of Asian Art, Christie’s.

“It is an honor to have Jason Applewhite designated as a Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist,” said Rick Moeser. “This is a powerful tool that will not only help these agents distinguish their businesses within the marketplace, but will elevate their global standing in the luxury sector. I applaud their hard work and leadership and look forward to their implementation of new concepts and strategies garnered from the experience.”

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About Christie’s International Real Estate

Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation only Affiliate network composed of the world’s most proven and qualified real estate specialists in the luxury residential sector. The company has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Beverly Hills, Chicago, and Palm Beach, and more than 135 global Affiliates with 27,000 real estate professionals in 45 countries. For additional information about Christie’s International Real Estate, please visit www.christiesrealestate.com.


One Caribbean Estates Expands Professional Team

“Since being founded in 2013 One Caribbean Estates has taken an organic approach to our growth” said Richard Hudson CEO and Principal. As a proud affiliate of Christies International Real Estate our initial focus was our flagship property One Sandy Lane. From there, we have evolved to listing solely the premier properties on the island of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.

In keeping with the firm’s growth, One Caribbean Estates engaged Jason Applewhite as Operations Manager; his diverse experience in luxury Caribbean residential properties includes extensive market research, as well as providing valuations and advisory services for our High Net Worth owners and buyer who are interested in these markets.

In 2015, Dominique Silvera joined the Firm as VP Strategic Planning, Marketing and Sales. With over 20 years of experience in the Caribbean’s leading destinations, she has held executive positions with major global brands, and brings her expertise in marketing strategy, innovation and execution. She is a recognized force in Caribbean Marketing, and the cornerstone of our new brand strategy.

Our team has further expanded with the addition of Shawn Mottley joining us as our Estate Sales Executive. Shawn, a true Caribbean professional and connector throughout the region, brings diverse experience to the table, having started her career in the advertising world, then traversed into Sales and marketing before transitioning into real estate, which was a natural progression, based on her own personal experiences and portfolio of investments regionally.

Our entire team is committed to delivering exceptional service to our clients in keeping with our corporate theme which is, “ Our World revolves around you”, said Hudson

About One Caribbean Estates:

One Caribbean Estates is proud to be the Exclusive Christies International Real Estate Affiliate for Barbados.  This places us at the heart of the worlds’ leading network of luxury real estate specialists.  With our primary focus being the Caribbean luxury residential market, our team of Estate Agents, Valuators and Advisors are dedicated to providing unparalleled client care. This is in keeping with our brand motto “ Our World revolves around you”. We specialize in exceptional service for high net worth clients. Founded in 2013, One Caribbean Estates is part of the invitation only network of 137 estate agents in 45 countries specializing in 1M+ property. For additional information about One Caribbean Estates visit http://onece.wpengine.com


ONE CARIBBEAN ESTATES SHOWCASED TOP REAL ESTATE LISTINGS FROM BARBADOS AT INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ART MIAMI

ST.JAMES, BARBADOS (Dec. 22, 2015) – The natural overlay of fine art and luxury real estate was on prominent display earlier this month when ONE CARIBBEAN ESTATES joined Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading ultra-prime real estate network, to serve as the “Official Luxury Real Estate Partner” of Art Miami. Christie’s International Real Estate hosted an interactive booth at the entrance of the state-of-the-art, gallery-like venue where guests had the opportunity to view a selection of high-end properties in both a video montage or with take-away printed materials. Lasting six days, the fair proved a unique and effective way in which to market high-value real estate.

“The atmosphere was electric and the flow of visitors to our real estate booth, located at the very entrance to the fair, was literally non-stop,” says Richard Hudson.  “The invitation-only VIP Preview, also sponsored by Christie’s International Real Estate, was attended by almost 15,000 guests.  Visitors were genuinely interested in our marketplace and our properties.”

Roughly 79,000 people from around the world, including art luminaries, celebrities and collectors, visited the 26th edition of the critically acclaimed contemporary and modern art fair event, which took place in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District during Miami Art Week.  Art Miami, in conjunction with its sister fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, featured works of art from more than 200 international galleries from 16 countries.  Artists on display included such luminaries as Alexander Calder and Joan Miró.

In addition to ONE CARIBBEAN ESTATES, 13 other brokerages from the Christie’s International Real Estate network also co-sponsored the event.

“While promoting luxury property was primary objective of our participation in this event,” says Rick Moeser, Senior Vice President and Southeast Regional Manager of Christie’s International Real Estate. “The added benefit was the way in which this select group of our exclusive Affiliates came together to network and exchange proven marketing methods and ideas from different markets from across the world. The infusion of ideas was remarkable.”

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About Christie’s International Real Estate

Christie's International Real Estate

Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation-only Affiliate network composed of the world’s most proven and qualified real estate specialists in the luxury residential sector. The company has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Moscow, and Palm Beach, and more than 135 global Affiliates with 32,000 real estate professionals in 47 countries.  For additional information about Christie’s International Real Estate, please visit www.christiesrealestate.com.

About One Caribbean Estates

One Caribbean Estates is proud to be the Exclusive Christies International Real Estate Affiliate for Barbados.   This places us at the heart of the worlds leading network of luxury real estate specialists.  With our primary focus being the Caribbean luxury residential market, our team of Estate agents, Valuators and Advisors are dedicated to providing unparalleled client care, in keeping with our brand motto “ Our World revolves around you”.   We specialize in exceptional service for high net worth clients. Founded in 2013, One Caribbean Estates is part of the invitation only network of 137 estate agents in 45 countries specializing in 1M+ property. For additional information about One Caribbean Estates visit http://onece.wpengine.com


ONE CARIBBEAN DECEMBER

TheOne - December 2015

Happy Holidays

Our Team

One Caribbean Estates Expands Professional Team & Launches New Website

One Caribbean Estates has been incredibly busy in expanding our professional team, developing innovative marketing strategies and launching a new website. These initiatives are designed to grow our market share while continuing to excel in servicing the discerning buyer, seller and global traveler.

The launch of our new website has also proven to be an exciting time for everyone. With a fresh and sophisticated design, we encourage you to explore the interactive and ultra-visual features of OneCaribbeanEstates.com. Our entire team is committed to delivering exceptional service to our clients which is at the heart of our corporate theme, “Our World Revolves Around You.”

Christie's International Real Estate

Lifestyle

Apes Hill Club

Apes Hill Club

Apes Hill Club is a world-class Golf, Polo and Tennis community located 1000 feet above sea level with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Our team at One Caribbean Estates recently had the opportunity to meet with Linda Williams, Director of Sales and Rentals at the exclusive Apes Hill Club to learn more about the Club’s future vision and tour the new Clubhouse. Scheduled to open summer of 2016, this will be the first true Country Club in Barbados as all amenities will be centrally located and accessible to members. Housed within the Clubhouse will be the Sales and Leasing Offices, the Professional Shop, fitness centre, locker rooms and pools. There will also be an à la carte dining restaurant that will serve breakfast and lunch, from the Clubhouse patio. Members will enjoy a majestic panorama of the Caribbean Sea as well as views overlooking the tennis court facilities, golf practice range and polo field. After our visit, it’s no surprise that Apes Hill Club is quickly becoming one of island’s most sought-after communities. We are proud to be real estate representatives for this prestigious community and we invite you to contact Jason Applewhite for further inquiries.

Property of the Month

Ard Na Mara House US 6,500,000 (fully furnished)

Ard Na Mara House

Translated as ‘Seaview’ in Gaelic, ‘Ard Na Mara’ is a magnificent villa located in the exclusive Moonshine Ridge community at the prestigious Apes Hill Club. Ard Na Mara certainly lives up to its name with its private, elevated position that offers stunning, panoramic views of the West Coast of Barbados, the Caribbean Sea and the dramatic Apes Hill Golf Course.
This property is ‘move in ready’ and will provide you with a hassle-free introduction into luxury Caribbean living.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary property! For more information, please contact Jason Applewhite.

Calendar of Events

Things have been heating up this past month for One Caribbean Estates as we have attended numerous exciting events! December 1st-6th, we proudly participated with our affiliate Christie’s International Real Estate in Art Miami. On December 11th, Christie’s International and our flagship listing, One Sandy Lane, hosted the VIP Marquee Event at the Classical Pops Festival. It was a fabulous evening of classical, contemporary and jazz music under the stars!

The Classical/Pops Festival is a premier outdoor music celebration that is quickly becoming the social event of the season in Barbados. Set admidst the magnificent Apes Hill Club grounds, our guests enjoyed a range of musical selections in a luxuriously decorated VIP pavilion. Violinist Tai Murray and piano virtuoso Deborah DeWolf Emery marvelously opened the evening with their repertoire of classical hits –including Waxman’s “Carmen Fantasie” and Ravel’s celebrated fiddle piece, “Tzigane.”

Petra Roach

VP, Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc., Petra Roach, enjoying the VIP Marquee with Richard Hudson and Dominique Silvera of One Sandy Lane.

Place for VIP guests

Back by popular demand, the Maestro Thomas Wilkins, Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, returned to lead an exciting program showcasing the music and glamour of Hollywood. The big screen came to life as the highly acclaimed orchestra performed an iconic selection of film scores that dazzled the entire audience. We were delighted to have had such a fantastic turnout and enjoyed celebrating the night’s enchanting performances with all of our VIP guests!

Watch this space for more to come in our January newsletter as there are many not-to-be-missed events kicking off in the New Year! We’ll also give you a full recap of our time in Aspen at the upcoming World Snow Polo Championship from December 16th-19th. enjoys floor-to-ceiling windows and four terraces ideal for open-air entertaining.

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Barbados

Barbados has long been synonymous with high-end holiday destinations and luxury second-home markets around the globe and as a result, the island has managed to remain buoyant despite the economic challenges faced by global real estate market. For Barbados, the climate, attractive beaches, high-end hospitality and quality construction have been just a few of the reasons high-net-worth Individuals have continued their long love-affair with the island.

This month we look at the top 5 reasons why one should invest in Barbados.

1 – No Entry Restrictions – there are no entry taxes and minimal exit taxes nor landholding license requirements for non-nationals

2 – Great Time to Invest – For the buyer, real estate prices are reduced from their 2007 – 2008 peak and now is a good time as any to invest

3 – Market Supply – the volume on unsold inventory in the luxury sector is suffice match the demand of those looking for properties above US$2M-US$5M

4 – High Quality Construction – Barbados has a large supply of high specifications properties built in sought-after master-planned communities and along the beachfront of the desirable west coast of the island

5 – Privacy – Even the rich and famous can carouse in their anonymity here on island.


ONE CARIBBEAN JANUARY

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One Caribbean Estates News
World Snow Polo Championships
One Caribbean Estates journeyed from our sandy island beaches to snow-covered mountains to proudly sponsor the World Snow Polo Championships from December 16th-December 19th in Aspen. As North America’s only snow polo tournament, we were thrilled to experience the glitz, glamour and excitement of this exclusive event!
Six teams with some of the world’s top polo players including international polo sensation Nacho Figueras took part in this prestigious tournament. Esteemed players Bash Kazi, Martin Estrada and Brandon Philips represented Christie’s International Real Estate’s flagship property, One Sandy Lane.
Matches were held at the renowned Aspen Valley Snow Polo Club, one of the fastest-growing clubs in the United States. Spectators enjoyed breathtaking scenery, a first-class venue with “who’s who” VIPS and fabulous polo action. Our own VP of Marketing and Sales, Dominique Silvera, had the opportunity to take in all of the event’s high-energy atmosphere. “it was an excellent event that truly connected us with the clientele that can appreciate exactly what One Sandy Lane, and Barbados have to offer.”
We were delighted to have sponsored this event and hope you take a moment to check out photos from our fun-filled weekend in Aspen!
Polo Player Polo in Snow
Aspen Valley Snow Polo Club

Clockwise from top left:

 

Snow polo player representing One Sandy Lane.

 

VP of Marketing and Sales, Dominique Silvera, getting a lesson in snow polo from Nacho Figuera.

 

Left to right: Dominique Silvera, VP of Marketing and Sales at One Caribbean Estates; Melissa Ganzi, Co-Founder of Aspen Valley Polo Club and Event Organizer; and Petra Roach, VP of Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

 

Mariah Carey and billionaire fiance James Packer attended a match together.

Property of the Month
Fairways US $6,795,000 (fully furnished)
Fairways Pool View
‘Fairways’ is a stunning 5-bedroom colonial style villa situated on an acre of magnificently landscaped tropical grounds within the prestigious Sandy Lane Estate. Overlooking the Old Nine Golf Course and boasting over 10,000 square feet of living space, it features a comfortable, spacious floor plan while offering plenty of privacy. The villa itself has been meticulously positioned to allow the reinvigorating flow of the island’s the steady tradewinds.
Recently renovated with elegant finishes throughout, ‘Fairways’ is truly a sanctuary of sophistication and tranquillity and a brilliant entrée into luxury Caribbean living.
Contact Jason Applewhite for more information on this gorgeous property and the many amenities associated with living within Barbados’ premier address.
Lifestyle
Un Dimanche à Paris – Café la Suite
Cafe La Suite
Located within the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Café La Suite is a “très chic” dining experience that is enjoyed by visitors and locals “in the know”. Owners Isabelle and Guillaume Meniaud created a boutique bistro inspired by the iconic Parisian cafés within their La Suite Concept Store. At the Café’s inception, they aimed to combine their individual passions of fashion and interior design as well as their common love for “la bonne cuisine.” A feeling of comfort, elegance and exclusivity pervades while sitting amidst the plush vintage sofas, chairs and charming coffee tables.

Whether it’s breakfast with gourmet coffees, a leisurely lunch sipping superb French wines, or afternoon tea in comfortable, yet stylish surroundings, each day offers a new culinary experience prepared by their in-house chef. Expect to find a delectable selection of tartines, salads, quiches and irresistible sweet treats. Be sure to book ahead as seating is limited.

Cafe La Suites
Calendar of Events
Bondi to Barbados
Oi, oi, oi… the Aussies are coming! As Barbados polo season officially begins in January, One Caribbean Estates and our affiliates, Christie’s International Real Estate are proud to be sponsoring The One Sandy Lane Polo Challenge at Apes Hill Club. The Australian polo team will be playing against Barbados’ best from January 23th-30th. This 10-goal tournament promises to be an exhilarating competition. Stay tuned for highlights in our February Newsletter.
Real Estate Tips
Our feature home this month (http://www.christiesrealestate.com/eng/sales/detail/170-l-78516-1512311242482206/fairways-sandy-lane-sj) is located in one of the most exclusive estates in the Caribbean and is definitely one of the most exclusive addresses in Barbados. Sandy Lane Estate is the go-to development on the island and has long remained the most sought-after choice for high net worth individuals looking to invest in the luxury residential real estate market. One of the main reasons for this is that despite the global economic challenges faced by every square foot of real estate between here to The Solomon Islands, Sandy Lane Estate has managed to remain robust throughout these tests and maintain its value and desirability. Owning property within the luxurious estate includes some clear advantages and here are just a few:

  • The estate is owned by the property owners themselves which means there are no ‘third-party’ entities that can dictate the rules or annual fees
  • Owners and guests of owners are granted full access to the Sandy Lane Beach Facility (which includes private showers, toilets, seating areas and staff to make your trip to the beach as comfortable as possible)
  • Access and usage of the exclusive Sandy Lane Property Owners Association Tennis Courts

In some cases, for a select few homes there is also the added benefit of access and ownership of their own private beach cabana which allows owners to enjoy the shaded comforts of being able to relax on one of the best and most exclusive beaches on the island fringed by tall, large, shady trees in the relaxing warmth of the sunshine. Some of the other unspoken benefits are the association and affiliation with a world class, 5-star luxury brand that provides unsurpassed service and excellence synonymous with the estate itself.

Golf

Green Monkey Golf Course

One of the other unique features of our feature home this month is that it sits on the renown ‘Old Nine’, which is a nine hole course and was built along with the famous Sandy Lane Hotel in 1961. There are two other golf courses within the development: The Green Monkey and The Country Club, and these are both 18-hole championship courses that were designed by the well-known golf course designer Tom Fazio. The Green Monkey has been reported as being the one of the most expensive golf courses ever built.


ONE CARIBBEAN ESTATES, EXCLUSIVE AFFILIATE OF CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE, CO-SPONSORS MIAMI’S RECORD-BREAKING ART WYNWOOD FAIR

Record crowds viewed real estate at this vibrant global venue showcasing contemporary murals, sculptures, street art and a vibrant display of works from the 60’s

NEW YORK, NY (February 18, 2016)Christie’s International Real Estate — along with 14 of its select Affiliates from around the world, including One Caribbean Estates — enjoyed a triumphant return as the “Official Luxury Real Estate Partner” of Art Wynwood.  The world’s leading network of luxury real estate brokerages hosted an interactive booth and lounge at the entrance to the fair to showcase homes around the world. Fully staffed, guests also enjoyed one-on-one discussions about individual properties or, more generally, information about global destinations.

“Surrounded by a world-class display of contemporary art, the Art Miami and Art Wynwood venues have become one of the most unique marketing platforms for our high-end homes,” said Rick Moeser, Senior Vice President, Christie’s International Real Estate.  “The number of visitors to our booth further underscores the fact that collectors of contemporary art are equally interested in fine real estate.”

Tens of thousands of art enthusiasts, including VIP collectors, designers, curators, gallery owners and art world luminaries, gathered in Miami for the international event, which has come to be known as the winter season’s premier art fair. One Caribbean Estates was part of a global Christie’s International Real Estate sponsorship coalition, which involved Affiliates from nine countries, including four states in the U.S. and five resort destinations in Florida. Taking place Presidents Day Weekend, Art Wynwood featured an expansive collection of contemporary and modern works of art from 70 international galleries representing established and emerging artists in street art, murals, paintings, sculptures and mixed-media.

Dominique Silvera, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, for One Caribbean Estates , in speaking about Art Wynwood said “Art Wynwood is yet another great opportunity afforded to One Caribbean Estates through our affiliation with Christie’s. It was a great consumer networking opportunity to showcase our Barbados listing.”

Below please find a list of participating Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliates:

“It has been an honor to once again partner with Christie’s International Real Estate and its global affiliates on yet another edition of Art Wynwood,” said Nick Korniloff, Partner of Art Miami, LLC and producer of Art Wynwood.  “With a focus on audience engagement and cutting-edge works of art, Art Wynwood continues to set itself further apart from other fairs, exploring new territories and transcending the norm.”

The 2016 installment of Art Wynwood featured an exhibit, “The 1960’s Will Blow Your Mind,” inclusive of Beatles-inspired works of art and models dressed in 60s-style fashions by Luis Valenzuela. On display, as well, were works by world-famous street artist, Banksy, and “Mr. Brainwash” as well as a spray-painted Ferrari and a photo exhibit titled “Irreconcilable Images” by “Shark Tank” host Kevin O’Leary, benefitting the Perry J. Cohen Foundation (PJCF).

Also drawing crowds of qualified buyers from across the globe Presidents’ Day Weekend in Miami was the city’s International Boat Show — which exhibited more than 1,200 boats, priced upwards of $5 million — as well as the inaugural Superyacht Miami Show, which showcased a collection of 20 multimillion dollar yachts worth a combined total of roughly $800 million.

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About Christie’s International Real Estate

Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation-only Affiliate network composed of the world’s most proven and qualified real estate specialists in the luxury residential sector. The company has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Moscow, and Palm Beach, and more than 135 global Affiliates with 32,000 real estate professionals in 47 countries.  For additional information about Christie’s International Real Estate, please visit www.christiesrealestate.com.

About One Caribbean Estates

One Caribbean Estates is proud to be the Exclusive Christies International Real Estate Affiliate for Barbados.   This places us at the heart of the worlds leading network of luxury real estate specialists.  With our primary focus being the Caribbean luxury residential market, our team of Estate agents, Valuators and Advisors are dedicated to providing unparalleled client care, in keeping with our brand motto “ Our World revolves around you”.   We specialize in exceptional service for high net worth clients. Founded in 2013, One Caribbean Estates is part of the invitation only network of 137 estate agents in 45 countries specializing in 1M+ property. For additional information about One Caribbean Estates visit http://onece.wpengine.com

About Art Miami, LLC

Art Wynwood is operated and produced by a partnership consisting of art and media industry veterans Nick Korniloff, Mike Tansey and Brian Tyler. The ownership team also produces Art Miami, CONTEXT and Aqua all taking place during Miami Art Week, CONTEXT New York and Art New York (May) NY Design + Art (May), Art Southampton (July), and Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco (October).


One Caribbean February

One Caribbean Estates News – The One Sandy Lane Polo Challenge at Apes Hill Polo Club

Christie's horse

One Caribbean Estates and our affiliates at Christie’s International Real Estate proudly hosted the The One Sandy Lane Polo Challenge from January 24th-30th at Apes Hill Polo Club. As the first international polo event of the season in Barbados, there was much excitement from players and spectators alike. Four thrilling matches between teams Australia and Barbados were played before the tournament culminated with a nail-biting final on Saturday, January 30th. Guests enjoyed an elegantly decorated pavilion as they took in all of the action from the match.

Both teams played incredibly well, but the Aussies reigned victorious over Team Barbados! Oi, oi, oi! We look forward to welcoming Team Australia back next year for another exciting tournament. We also want to extend a big thank-you to all of our sponsors who generously donated for our raffle event for the final. Check out the photos below for some of the week’s highlights.

Polo Players

Team Barbados and Team Australia go head to head during the final

Polo Ground

The crowds enjoying the match

Owner of One Sandy Lane

S. James Gardiner, Australian Honorary Consul and Mrs. Doreen Tabor, MBE, Owner of One Sandy Lane with Team Australia

winning trophy

S. James Gardiner, Australian Honorary Consul, Mrs. Doreen Tabor, MBE, Owner of One Sandy Lane, and Dominique Silvera, VP of Marketing for One Caribbean Estates, present Team Australia with their winning trophy

Lifestyle

Royal Westmoreland

Royal Westmoreland Golf

Located on Barbados’ renowned Platinum Coast, Royal Westmoreland is a prestigious development set amidst 750 acres of gorgeous tropical scenery. The One Caribbean Estates team recently had the chance to meet with Director of Sales, Kim Goddard, to learn more about this community’s exclusive lifestyle.

 

Royal Westmoreland certainly has something for everyone with its five-star amenities! For the golf enthusiast, there is a world-renowned 18 hole championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Tennis players can enjoy playing on the estate’s pristine clay courts and then stroll down to the clubhouse for a refreshing beverage or casual lunch. The beautiful fitness centre facility, “The Sanctuary”, boasts a large gym, exercise classes, and a lap pool to help residents maintain an active lifestyle. And let’s not forget to mention Mullins Beach Club access privileges, which include a full bell captain service and private, members-only beachfront dining.

 

After our visit, it’s easy to see why Royal Westmoreland remains a leading development in Barbados. We are proud to be real estate agents for this esteemed community, and we invite you to Contact Jason Applewhite for further inquiries.

 

Royal Westmoreland entrance

Royal Westmoreland entrance

 

Royal Westmoreland Fitness Center

Fitness Centre entrance

Mullins Beach

Mullins Beach

Property of the Month

Royal Villa #15 (USD $1,150,000 – fully furnished)

Royal Villa Patio

This stunning semi-detached three-bedroom villa is situated amidst beautifully landscaped tropical gardens within the exclusive Royal Westmoreland community. Boasting a gorgeous view of Barbados’ West Coast with its own plunge pool, Royal Villa #15 is superbly appointed and features vaulted ceilings and three spacious, fully air-conditioned bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.
For more details on this fabulous property, please contact Jason Applewhite

Calendar of Events

Valentine’s Day at Fusion Rooftop

Fusion Valentine's Day

Love is certainly in the air for Valentine’s Day and many restaurants here in Barbados are getting ready for all of the weekend festivities! We had the chance to visit Fusion Rooftop, a new alfresco dining “hotspot” on the West Coast to check out their weekend dining options. With its state-of-the-art retractable roof, guests were treated to a romantic evening under the stars. The four-course special menu included a fabulous choice of starters, sushi, main courses, and deserts. Couples were also treated to a glass of complimentary Prosecco and a red rose at the end of their meal. What a special way to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Caribbean!

Real Estate Tips

Building the Dream Home: An overview of Building Construction and Design

At some point in our lives we all have an idea of what we would like our dream home to look like and which features we’d like it to include. Unfortunately for far too many persons, this dream can quickly turn into a nightmare if we start off on the wrong foot.

 

In this month’s piece, I’d like to help those persons be better equipped by providing a brief insight and overview of home construction and the elements involved. The construction of your dream home consists of two major elements: The design process and the construction process. Understanding the critical components of each process requires open and honest communication with the individuals who oversee and are involved in each stage.

 

Below are the participants involved in this process are usually as follows:

 

➢ Owner/Purchaser
➢ Architect
➢ Engineer
➢ Government agencies (Responsible for adherence to zoning regulations and building permissions)
➢ Contractor and Suppliers (Responsible for providing valuable information regarding the feasibility of the design)

 

The input of all of the aforementioned individuals helps to move the design towards one that encourages an efficient construction process by implementing and using the correct components, locally available labour and materials and emerging cost saving techniques.

 

See more information on this topic in our blog which features an interesting insight into our laid back, upscale lifestyle and informative snippets of advice for navigating the luxury market.
Click here for The One Caribbean Estates Blog


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