Born and raised in Mexico City, Pietro Alberti studied in Barcelona and Oslo, earning a degree in Interior and Furniture Design. For the past five years, he has worked on commercial and residential spaces as well as designing one-off furniture pieces and millwork development. Pietro joined Design Studio in 2019 as a multidisciplinary designer.
Pietro favours a modern, minimalist design style but likes to make use of bold colours, graphic pattern and texture. His designs borrow from European and Nordic aesthetics while remaining true to his roots.
Before moving to Cayman, Poppy Webber lived, worked, and studied between Meribel in the French Alps and Sulawesi in Indonesia. Her travels initially brought her to Cayman for three weeks. That has now turned into eight years. She currently manages design services and operations at LIVING.KY and loves working with clients to create a home that reflects them and the lives they live.
To understand the achievements of Brian Butler and the part he has played in making Grand Cayman the sophisticated, luxury tourism destination it is today, you need only cast your eye along Seven Mile Beach.
Shankari Reebye, Senior Interior Designer at Design Studio, believes beautiful design can transform daily life. Shankari provides comprehensive design services that are tailored to each client’s interests, travels and lifestyle. With over 12 years’ experience in architecture and interior design she is best known for creating polished spaces that are luxurious, but made for living.
Building and Supporting Communities
Two partners, Ken Thompson and Paul Pearson. Fifteen years in business. Six residential developments. $600,000 in donations annually. This is Davenport Development.
We spoke to the dynamic duo behind 1503 Property Group Ltd, an international affiliate of Savills, about their journey into owning the fastest-growing brokerage in CIREBA and the current real estate market.
Frank Reed founded Reed Consulting Engineers (RCE) in 2015, after eight years in Cayman and with more than 30 years of experience in the engineering industry. Now in its sixth year, RCE has grown into a boutique, full-suite engineering firm with 11 full-time staff members. It is the only firm in the Cayman Islands to offer structural, civil, MEP-F (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection) and geotechnical engineering consulting under one roof. The focus of RCE is quality results balanced with cost-effectively bringing the design vision to life. Frank shares with us his insider’s advice when it comes to your building project.
Caymanian film-maker Frank E. Flowers is home on Cayman soil, working on his latest movie whilst helping to promote the islands’ budding film industry.
A place where people and produce grow.
As one of America’s most acclaimed decorators, Tom Scheerer is no stranger to luxury and extravagance. But if he had it his way, he’d be barefoot 24/7.
Encompass Ltd. is well versed in the art of designing and building large-scale luxury homes. It’s an undertaking that spans several years from concept to completion. Key to making the process a smooth one, according to marketing manager Tracey Kline, is a solid and enjoyable working relationship between owner and builder.
Founded by Penny Cumber, what began as a one-woman property management business run out of a home office has grown into Cayman’s leading vacation rental firm. Now managed by Penny’s daughter Juliet, Cayman Villas has over 100 properties on all three islands, a staff of 13 and high hopes for the future.
Dr. Carrie Manfrino cuts a diminutive figure, but in the world of coral reef conservation she is a giant. Founder, President and Senior Scientist at Little Cayman’s Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), she is leading the charge to unlock the secrets of coral reef resilience before time runs out for this most vulnerable and threatened ecosystem.
A tourism pioneer, a pillar of the community and something of a local legend, Suzy Soto’s life has been filled with adventure, achievement and accolades.
Forty-five years after his inaugural exhibition at The Royal Palms Hotel, Grand Cayman, a career-defining retrospective of outsider-artist, Bendel Hydes’ life’s work at The National Gallery for the Cayman Islands, sees the native son embraced as the founding father of contemporary Caymanian art.
Howard McLaughlin, Kuavo Cayman Broker/Owner, discusses how the current global economic climate might affect the Cayman real estate market in 2020.
Azure Realty is a real estate firm with a difference: it’s a boutique firm focused on offering quality listings, exceptional service and true southern hospitality.
Paul Blount moved to the Islands with his Caymanian wife and opened Noah’s Ark, The Store for Children, in 2002. A few years later, the family moved to the US, where he spent nine years developing a home goods distribution business. Having amassed valuable experience and contacts in the business, he returned to Cayman and launched LIVING.KY in 2018.
Howard McLaughlin, KUAVO Cayman - Howard has worked in the Cayman Islands real estate industry since 2008, he opened the CIREBA affiliated KUAVO® Cayman in March 2018. A sixth-generation Caymanian, Howard was raised and educated in the UK, where he received his BA in Planning and Regeneration before embarking on a career as a successful real estate professional both in the UK and Cayman.
Adam Stewart may be the son of Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, founder of the hotel empire Sandals Resorts International, but he is a pioneering entrepreneur in his own right. He has grown and evolved the Sandals empire through constant innovation and a determination to exceed expectations, earning multiple awards both personally and for the Sandals and Beaches Resorts brands. But he is also a committed philanthropist.