Succession Planning considerations for the Jamaican Family owned business

From pre to post colonialism, micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have been important drivers of equity, economic growth and sustained development in Jamaica. These enterprises create and retain wealth, generate employment, and provide the support for private sector growth and expansion. MSME and several of our larger privately owned companies in Jamaica are family…

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Jamaican Housing Stock – Expensive and Scarce?

A recent Article in the Americas Quarterly contributed by Michael G. Donovan and Theresa Turner-Jones, titled, “Caribbean Housing Is Expensive and Scarce. How to Change That”, brings to our attention the endemic problem of housing in the Caribbean region. Closer home in Jamaica we see this dilemma being played out. Despite lethargic economic growth over…

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Interview on how to get real and profit with real estate

Get real and profit with real estate Robert J Taylor is an Attorney-at-Law and founding partner of Taylorlaw with offices at Unit # 16, 80 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica. Robert has a passion for real estate development and real estate investment and has aligned his practice with a focus primarily on real estate…

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How Trespassers Can Become Property Owners

Adverse Possession commonly referred to as Squatting is merely occupying land without permission of the owners. This practice is common in Jamaica and many people leave their properties behind without being aware of the risks. There have been countless instances where unoccupied plots are taken over by persons who build homes on them, live for…

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Guidelines for Real Estate Investment in Jamaica in 2017

An increase in foreign direct investment as well as government policy has seen a steady upturn in the Jamaican economy with increased prospects for incremental growth in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).As consumer confidence continues to improve, there has been an increased interest for both residential and commercial developments with demand being pivoted by both…

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Home Buyers

In our previous article we shared some of the options open to home buyers with a budget over GBP850,000.00/USD1M. As this represents a small segment of the market we will share with our readers today some of those communities in the Kingston and St. Andrew area with property values between GBP200,000 and GBP300,000.00 which are…

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