Real estate board elects president

The Cayman Islands Real Estate Brokers Association has elected Kel Thompson, a Just Condos consultant, its president. He replaces RE/MAX Cayman broker James Bovell.

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CIREBA board from left: Jeremy Hurst, Vice President, Kel Thompson, President, JC Calhoun, Director, Jeanette Totten, Director, Dale Crighton, Director, Michael Day, Secretary, Tony Catalanotto, Director, Curtis Eldemire, Treasurer. Missing from photo: James Bovell, Past President. (Photo: submitted)

Jeremy Hurst, the president of International Realty Group, remains vice president while Curtis Eldemire, the owner of Tropical Real Estate, becomes treasurer. Michael Day, a lending banker with Regal Realty, is returning secretary.

The other elected members of the board are outgoing president Mr. Bovell; Jeanette Totten, who runs Cayman Luxury Property Group; Dale Crighton, owner of Crighton Properties; Tony Catalanotto, a sales and leasing associate with Rainbow Realty; and JC Calhoun, a senior broker with Cayman Islands Realty.

Meanwhile, CIREBA has honoured surveyor Roland Bodden for transforming the profession here in the 1980s.

Mr. Bodden is credited with taking surveying in the Cayman Islands into the electronic age.

The Government department Lands & Survey did everything by hand until 1985 when Mr. Bodden purchased and imported the first Auto Cad system.

In 1986, he helped Lands & Survey with the acceptance and implementation of the first fully computerised legal submission system for processing.

He then also assisted in the introduction of the Electronic Distance Measuring device and the Robotic Total Station, making most of the surveying process electronic.

Mr. Bodden also worked on many major subdivisions including Crystal Harbour, Beach Bay Heights and Little Cayman’s first residential subdivision.

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