US real estate students tour airport expansion project

Roosevelt University students and representatives with senior Cayman Islands Airports Authority officials during the students' visit to the Owen Roberts International Airport earlier this month.

A group of real estate graduate students from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois, visited the Owen Roberts International Airport’s terminal expansion and renovation project this month.

The Cayman Islands Airports Authority invited the students to tour the project after receiving a request from a representative of Roosevelt University.

Airport Authority CEO Albert Anderson and Senior Project Manager for Airport Development Roy Williams gave the students a detailed presentation on March 8, when they shared the latest airport expansion details along with video of the expansion and a tour of the construction.

“Our students, all master’s degree level, were impressed by the reuse of the existing forms of the terminal in a way that increased efficiencies but also respected the history of the airport and its important role in the development of Grand Cayman. The tour was an exclusive plus that impressed on the group the significant scope and size of the expansion,” said director of the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University, Jon DeVries.

Mr. DeVries added, “Our thanks to all involved for the presentation and tour it was certainly one of the highlights of our week in the Cayman Islands.”

The airport expansion and renovation project is expected to be completed at the end of 2018 and will include a new Immigration Arrivals Hall, Customs Hall, Baggage Claim, VIP lounge and extended Departure Hall.

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