Born and raised on the island of Barbados, my journey towards success began when my parents gave me the opportunity to attend St. Andrew’s College in Canada. At seventeen years old, just graduating from Presentation College, like most other boys I didn’t know what I wanted to do. My two years at St. Andrews allowed me to learn the importance of a good education, playing sports, being part of a team, as well as how to be focused and have goals. This prepared me for my transition into the University of Guelph in 1991, where I graduated with honors achieving a Business degree with a major in Hotel & Food management.
In 1995 I returned to Barbados and immediately started working at a hotel where I held the post of Food & Beverage Manager for one year.
I was then offered the position of Production Manager at one of the leading furniture & interior decorating factories on the island, where I remained for two years until going in to business with my father.
Together we managed the construction of a Bds $40 Million dollar project – A gated community comprising of 15 acres with 78 condos and townhouses. And when the construction was completed in 2001, I started my company Seaside Realty Inc. which has been managing the entire development for the past sixteen years.
When Seaside Realty first started, it was just myself and one employee, solely managing Millennium Heights and handling a few property sales and rentals. It was around this time that I took the opportunity to further my studies in property management by taking a course at the University of the West Indies.
To date, I am proud to say that our company has grown immensely boasting a great team of ten employees. We manage approximately ninety properties across the island including gated developments, individual apartments and luxury villas. Our inventory of properties includes residential and commercial sales & rentals, and in the past three years our short term rentals & Concierge service have exceeded all of our expectations.
Together with my wife, we enjoy owning and managing one of the leading names in Real Estate and property management in Barbados. Our office is located on the South Coast main road and the benefits of that location are already paying off. My success has not come only from hard work, but also from making my decisions based on respect, honesty and loyalty. They prove to be the greatest asset, especially when you live on a small island where your reputation precedes you.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy family time with my wife of seventeen years and my two teenage children, as well as surfing, paddle boarding and playing soccer.
Chantelle was born in 1979 in the little island of Barbados. She was a student of The Ursuline Convent from the age of three, where she remained until she graduated in 1995.
Because of her keen interest in the travel industry, Chantelle's first job was with Value Vacations Travel & Tours, first training and later working as an agent for over two years. From there she went to work with with Elegant Resorts, a prestigious tour operator based in Chester in the U.K. Chantelle's first role was a Hotel /Airport Barbados representative, but was soon promoted to Office Manager. It was during this time that Chantelle & Lee were married and now have two children. She remained with Elegant Resorts until age twenty-six, at which point she started out on her brand new adventure of owning her own business in the retail market.
By April 2007, Seaside Realty had grown immensely and Chantelle's assistance was required, hence began her career in real estate. Her main role is to run and manage the administrative side of the business, but she also enjoys assisting the agents with their property searches and property management.
So, together with her husband Lee and all the staff of Seaside Realty, Chantelle looks forward to a long lasting and bright future for them all.
Sales / Rentals Agent
Jason McFarlane was born in Jamaica, and emigrated to Canada at the age of 7. He first arrived in Barbados when he was 13, before returning to Canada some years later to attend private school at the prestigious St. Andrews College. This was followed with both a double major in Management Economics, and a certificate in Communications at The University of Guelph.
He returned to Barbados in 1996 where he held a number of Sales and Management positions in both the retail and service sectors.
Jason joined Seaside Realty in March 2004, making him the longest serving employee of the company. He has successfully fostered relationships with both local and overseas clients, while focusing predominantly on sales and long term rentals.
His hobbies are largely sports-related, as he is an active member of Wanderers Sports Club in both football and hockey, while diligently assisting the club in a number of fund raising events each year. Away from the sporting field, he enjoys quiet time with his lovely wife Lisa, and their two sons.
Long Term Rentals/Sales
Lyn-marie McCarthy is a Barbadian who lived away for twenty-seven years. She started her schooling at St. Winifred's School, but was only there for two years as her father took a job in Cairo, Egypt. After five years in Egypt, her family moved to Paris, France where they lived a five minute walk from the famous Chateau De Versailles. After France they moved to Montreal, Quebec, Canada where Lyn-marie stayed for the better part of ten years. After graduating with a B.A. in English from McGill University, she moved to Toronto, Ontario to take up a post with Air Canada in their reservations department.
Yet, the pull of her native land proved to be too strong so at the first chance of being able to "separate" from Air Canada, she jumped at the chance and returned to Barbados. Whilst having worked in Customer Service for most of her career, Lyn-marie thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to briefly work at Grantley Adams International Airport thus walking in the footsteps of her parents. She has enjoyed such varied jobs since returning home, such as English teacher, pizza deliverer, and restaurant host. In her spare time, Lyn-marie loves reading and spending time at the beach with her husband and son.
Short Term Rentals & Concierge Agent / Office Administrator
Adriana looks after the positions of Office Administrator, Short Term Rentals & Concierge Agent.
Barbadian born and bred, Adriana has lived almost her entire life in Barbados. Educated at private primary and secondary schools she was then accepted into the Barbados Community College in the Languages Department. Six months after enrolling at BCC, Adriana moved to Belgium at the age of 17 to pursue her passion, Show Jumping.
Upon returning home, she began working full time and hasn’t stopped since, gaining valuable experience in Sales, Administration and Management in fields such as Travel, Lumber & Construction.
When not at the office, she is diligent in her lifelong passion with the training of her young horse as a future show jumper. Also finding plenty time for her husband, family and friends and of course, two over excitable dogs.
Freelance Accounts & Administrator
Tasha was born in the beautiful island of Barbados in 1975. She attended The Ursuline Convent from age 3 until 16. Her immediate calling was with one of her family businesses where she worked in the retail business for a period of 14 years . She then started out on a new adventure of owning her own confectionery business.
Tasha joined Seaside Realty part time in the administration department in 2010 and has now expanded into the accounts department .
She enjoys dancing and meeting people, and her favourite past time is spending weekends at the beach with her two beautiful daughters and husband.
Relocations & Administration
Susan Freer is the newest addition to our team and will be in charge of Relocations, as well as assisting with Administration and Real Estate.
Susan was born in Jamaica to a British father and a Barbadian mother and brought up in Barbados. She has lived both in Canada where she obtained her commercial pilots license and has also lived in the UK. But then decided that she was really an island girl at heart, and returned to Barbados to live.
She has experience in the aviation industry working as both a pilot and flight crew ground support, and in the travel industry as a travel agent, however she has spent the majority of her working life as a relocation agent. In this capacity she assisted expatriates moving to Barbados to work to settle as smoothly as possible into island living.
She enjoys working with children, swimming, reading and willingly tries her hand at things that catches her interest from making crochet dolls to jam making.
Susan is one of five children and enjoys interacting with her 11 nieces and nephews.
Property Maintenance Technician