BCQS International and Construction Cost Engineering Ltd announced they are partnering to do business in the Bahamas and its sister islands.
Both companies are active in project management, quantity surveying and property development consultancy. BCQS also offers development management services and real estate investment analysis.
‘BCQS have worked in over 20 countries in the Caribbean/Atlantic region and are the largest practice of its type in the region,’ said David Lavin, director of CCE.
‘Together with our local knowledge of the Bahamian market, we feel going forward that the combined property and development advice we can offer to our clients will be second to none.’
CCE, based in the Bahamas, and BCQS, which is present throughout the Caribbean, have been working towards collaboration for some time. The aim is to pool resources and manpower to be able to take on large projects in the Bahamas and neighbouring region.
John Stewart, founding director of CCE said: ‘The association gives us the muscle to compete for larger projects and also gives us some diversification in the services we can now offer clients.’
The alliance also hopes to broaden its appeal to financial and institutional clients.
Sanjay Amin, BCQS director in Barbados, commented that ‘it is our hope that our financial and institutional clients from our other office locations such as First Caribbean International Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotia bank etc will now enlist our services in the Bahamas to a greater degree.’
In related news BCQS announced it plans to release quarterly indices revealing cost trends in the construction industry.
BCQS is the largest property consultancy in the Caribbean and currently undertakes projects in 20 jurisdictions.