Ken Dart and his family first visited Grand Cayman in the late 1980s and fell in love with the island. Recognising the opportunities Cayman could offer as a place to make their home and base their businesses, he opened a small investment office in 1993 with a single employee, Mark VanDevelde, who is today Chief Executive Officer of Dart Enterprises. That investment office grew to become the base of Dart’s global operations and home to the Dart family office.
Renowned for its thoughtful design approach, Dart Real Estate creates places and communities where people want to live, work, play, learn and invest. With more than a million square feet of built assets within a diverse portfolio, Dart Real Estate strives to enhance the quality of life in the Cayman Islands through meaningful connections and experiences that transcend bricks and mortar.
Dart Real Estate’s flagship development is the 650-acre mixed-use, master-planned town of Camana Bay, the Caribbean’s first community founded on the principles of New Urbanism. Dart Real Estate also manages Regatta Office Park, the Cayman Islands Yacht Club, the residential neighbourhood of Salt Creek, the Waterways apartment complex and five commercial and retail properties in central George Town. In addition, the 26-acre Dart Nursery propagates and supplies native plants and trees for all of its developments and properties.
Drawing upon their success as one of the world’s oldest art auction houses, Christie’s implemented an innovative real estate venture in 1995. Integrating centuries of experience with a hand-selected network of talented brokers, Christie’s International Real Estate was formed to satisfy the lifestyle requirements of discerning clientele. The marketing of fine art and high-end properties proved to be a natural combination, resulting in a real estate marketing powerhouse driven by the passion and success of the Christie’s name and the local connections and expertise of seasoned brokers.