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James Sarles speaks to business leaders from 27 countries on 10 great reasons to invest in real estate in The Bahamas
Feb 27, 2013 - 2:03:41 PM

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James Sarles, President of Coldwell Banker James Sarles Realty, speaks to assembled international business and government leaders at The Bahamas International Business and Investment Forum, February 21, 2013, at the Grand Lucayan Resort, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. Photo Mackey Media Ltd for TheBahamasWeekly.com

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - At the recent Bahamas International Business & Investment Forum (BIBIF)—a conference held February 20-21, 2013 at the Grand Lucayan Resort, showcasing The Bahamas as a global investment destination of choice—James Sarles, President of Coldwell Banker James Sarles Realty, presented to the assembled international investors, business leaders, Bahamas Cabinet, Ministers, and key government officials, an overview of Ten Great Reasons to Buy Real Estate in The Bahamas.

Well received, the presentation highlighted:

  • The Bahamas’ welcoming philosophy and no red tape approach toward international investors
  • The many tax-free advantages of no income tax, no personal tax, no sales tax, and in Grand Bahama: no property tax
  • Legal residence opportunities associated with becoming an investor of $500,000 or more in The Bahamas
  • The country’s longtime stable democracy
  • The wide variety of available and affordable real estate right now
  • Financing opportunities and resources available in The Bahamas
  • The key geographical location and close proximity to the United States
  • The warm, welcoming people of The Bahamas
  • Unprecedented opportunities for investing in single family homes, condominiums, and commercial real estate
  • The deep quality of life and natural abundance that the clear Bahamian waters and commitment to sustaining them holds.

Left to right: Frank Comito, Executive VP, Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association, Magnus Alnebeck, CEO Pelican Bay, The Hon. Obediah Wilchcombe, Minister Of Tourism, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, James Sarles, Broker Coldwell Banker James Sarles Realty, Stuart Bowe Senior VP, Kerzner International, at The Bahamas International Business and Investment Forum February 21, 2013, at the Grand Lucayan Resort, Freeport. Grand Bahama Island. Photo: Mackey Media Ltd. for TheBahamasWeekly.com

Other executives at the conference spoke about the potential for development of maritime and logistics industries, opportunities in banking and financial services, tourism, business services, energy, agriculture, manufacturing, and the knowledge economy.

Business leaders from 27 countries were also reminded of what a natural and state-of-the-art gateway The Bahamas offers to the Eastern Seaboard of North, South, and Central America, and to the Caribbean.

James Sarles’ leadership in The Bahamas real estate market, and experience in both global connections and the local community brought a unique personal vision and insight into the potential opportunities for investment in The Bahamas. His presentation on the panel  with Minister of Tourism Obbie Wilchombe underscored The Bahamas’ ideal platform for a wide variety of domestic and international businesses—and an unmatched location for second home ownership.

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