The Cayman Islands Real Estate Brokers Association honoured Patrick C. Broderick in recognition of his contributions to the real estate industry as a surveyor and for his ongoing commitment to developing projects.
The award was presented at an evening celebration attended by CIREBA members at Grand Old House.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Mr. Broderick has made great contributions to the infrastructure of the Cayman Islands during the past 55 years, the realtors’ association said.
In the 1950s, Mr. Broderick was part of a team invited to Grand Cayman to survey the road systems and design a modern road corridor throughout the island. Mr. Broderick supervised the construction of the project, which was completed in 1960, and effectively opened communications between all of the districts.
During the same time, Mr. Broderick was asked to engineer a roadway on the Bluff in Cayman Brac. He surveyed a line from the “Bight” through the centre of the island to the lighthouse in the east. This was modified in later years and now exists as a network of roads and major developments on the bluff.
In 1977, Mr. Broderick returned to the Cayman Islands permanently and immediately started engineering services for architects and the Public Works Department. Some of the major projects included the resurfacing of the airport in Grand Cayman, the extension of the airport in Cayman Brac and the highway from North Side to East End.
In 1985, having taken the land surveyors exam, he opened Patrick C. Broderick & Co Ltd. After hiring several local and overseas surveyors, Mr. Broderick developed a wide and comprehensive clientele in all three of the Cayman Islands.
At the age of 76, he is now retired, but has promised to be of assistance to his past clients and provide consultancy to the surveyors who will step in to take his place.