Colin Lightbourn - Broker/Appraiser

Colin has 17+ years experience in the Bahamas real estate industry. As a private pilot and PADI dive Instructor, he began selling real estate throughout the family islands and developed a true "bird's eye view" of growth trends and opportunities in Bahamas real estate. Over the years he has started a number of real estate businesses and brands and worked for some of the top developers in the country. In 1999, he began a niche of selling community developments through an integrated sales and marketing approach. He worked as a sales executive for Sun International (Kerzner) and was pivotal in closing 120 homestites in the Ocean Club Estates community on Paradise Island.

In 2006 Bahamas Waterfront Properties was launched and added a property management division to an impressive sales portfolio. Colin was immediately awarded with his first management contract for the British Colonial Development company, who's portfolio BWP still overseas along with other commercial properties and community associations. Colin offers clients and customers the best attitude, relentless work ethic and unmatched knowledge of the real estate environment in the Bahamas. He is focused on developing new products, services and real estate technology while continuing to improve the service and results offered to existing clientele. He is always enthusiastic to think of new strategies and ways to make things work despite any obstacles or market challenges. He specializes in luxury real estate, commercial real estate and identifying growth opportunities for investor clients including the resort/hotel and mixed use development sectors.

E: colin.lightbourn@engelvoelkers.com
D: 1-242-557-1891
O: 1-242-328-7777


Natasha Vythoulkas - Senior Real Estate Advisor

Natasha has been in the real estate industry for 14 years and has extensive experience selling luxury real estate projects on Paradise Island. She previously represented Kerzner International, a leading international developer of destination resorts and luxury hotels, as a sales associate for Ocean Club Residences & Marina condominium development located within the exclusive Ocean Club Estates. She has a unique and intimate knowledge of all aspects of the community as well as an impressive client list.

She also previously worked as a luxury specialist at one of the Coldwell Banker franchises in The Bahamas where she was the company top producer in 2012 and a consistent recipient of the International President's Circle, awarded to the top 5% of agents worldwide. In 2013 she launched the luxury real estate service for Bahamas Waterfront Properties specializing in exclusive waterfront real estate.

Natasha is the premier expert in Ocean Club Residences & Marina where she has closed more real estate transactions in the past 5 years than all other companies combined. She offers buyers and sellers the highest level of knowledge, experience and professional service while selecting, negotiating and closing real estate within the Ocean Club Estates community.

E: natasha.vythoulkas@engelvoelkers.com
D: 1-242-427-1298
O: 1-242-328-7777


 

Alex Jupp - Real Estate Advisor & Leasing Executive

Alex began his real estate career with Bahamas Waterfront Properties (BWP) in the property management sector in 2009. He was soon assigned to the management of commercial buildings and luxury waterfront communities on Paradise Island. He became a licensed BREA real estate agent in 2010.

Alex was assigned to manage the British Colonial Centre of Commerce & Fort Nassau (BCDC) in 2012 and is currently the property manager for Downtown Nassau's landmark commercial property. Alex has fused his interpersonal skills along with efficient and regular follow up to become a leading commercial leasing agent. Despite some lingering affects of the global recession, Alex's leasing skills have contributed to the highest occupancy rates in the buildings since BWP began managing the property in 2007. Alex always has prospective tenants looking for office and business space in downtown Nassau.

E: alex.jupp@engelvoelkers.com
D: 1-242-376-4878
O: 1-242-328-7777


Jenny Kettel - Exuma Real Estate Advisor

Jenny has 15 years experience in the real estate industry and originally joined Bahamas Waterfront Properties in 2007 as sales executive for Great Exuma. She is a graduate of Harvard University, a Justice of The Peace and has served on the local government board in Exuma for many years. Jenny is deeply involved with the wider community and along with her husband Chris founded the Exuma Foundation which has successfully supported a diverse list of educational initiatives.

Over the years, Jenny has developed a large following of very loyal clientele who buy and sell some of the finest waterfront properties in the Exumas. She is always generous with her time and information and values assisting the needs of real estate enthusiasts who are keen on making Exuma their permanent or part-time home.

E: jenny.kettel@engelvoelkers.com
D: 1-242-357-0712


Celeste Morrison - Real Estate Advisor

Celeste joined Bahamas Waterfront Properties in 2015. She is a dedicated Real Estate Professional, assisting clients with the research and marketing of properties throughout the Bahamas. Previously, she represented Kerzner International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Both are leading developers of luxury hotels and destination resorts around the world. Celeste was one of their top producing sales executives.

She then moved into the property and hospitality management sector; managing boutique hotels, restaurants and residential estate homes throughout the Exuma Island chain. Born to a Bahamian father and British mother, Celeste has traveled extensively. She received the majority of her education abroad, studying international business and trade. She then sought the opportunity to parlay her heritage, experience and people skills into a natural fit for the Bahamian real estate market. With strong sales skills and a marketing background, her intimate knowledge of the Bahamas, as well as her extensive contacts throughout the archipelago, affords her the ability to offer all local and international clients excellent service and advice.

Celeste has proven herself as an accomplished negotiator.  Her dedication and proficiency, combined with her confident attitude and attention to detail, make it easy for her to cultivate effective business relationships. She makes the seemingly daunting process of buying and selling properties, successful, pleasant and stress free. 

E: celeste.morrison@engelvoelkers.com
D: 1-242-424-2122
O: 1-242-328-7777


Chris Plummer - Abaco Real Estate Advisor

Chris was a Founder, Principal and Broker at Abaco Cays Realty Ltd, before joining Engel & Völkers as a Luxury Real Estate Advisor. Chris comes from a family who've worked in the real estate industry for generations. Chris is the grandson of Frank Holmes Christie, CBE, who, along with this brother, Sir Harold George Christie, founded HG Christie Ltd in 1922. Chris strives to offer superior professional real estate service using the most advance technology in the industry both for buyers and sellers ensuring maximized sales and market share.

Chris became an airline pilot and earned the US Airline Transport Pilot rating (ATP) - the highest license a pilot can carry. He is also a Certified Flight Instructor (CFII), one of the few licensed in The Bahamas. The large majority of Chris' flying career covered routes in the Bahamas giving him an opportunity to visit and experience many of the islands. Despite all his visits elsewhere Chris is happily situated in Green Turtle Cay where he spends his time fishing and diving.

Having served clients in the Abacos both with an International brand and his own firm for the last 10 years Chris has developed the knowledge and experience to specialize in this region. His knowledge extends though Great and Little Abaco and all of the outlying cays. His main focus remains the cays: Green Turtle, Great Guana Cay, Scotland Cay and Man O War Cay. Chris' extensive understanding of the Abaco chain ensures his ability to exceed client expectations. Chris' strengths lie in listing, marketing and sale of residential vacation homes or second homes for an international clientele. This includes private islands and large tracts of land for development sites.

E: chris.plummer@engelvoelkers.com
D: 1 242 577 8511


Paul Thompson - Abaco Real Estate Advisor

Paul D Thompson has 11 years of combined experience in Luxury Real Estate Sales. He is a full time Luxury Real Estate Advisor providing in-depth knowledge of all the properties he represents. He is dedicated to excellence in every facet of business and his personal life. Paul is a Canadian by birth and moved to the Bahamas in 1981. Prior to entering into the field of Real Estate he was an Hotelier in Canada and the Bahamas for 37 years always in luxury hotels and resorts. He was the Managing Director of the exclusive ultra luxury Lyford Cay Club, N.P. Bahamas where he served for a quarter century. The 212 acre Lyford Cay Club; championship golf course is situated in the heart of an 1100 acre private enclave with 500 Estate homes & lots. The home owners enjoyed the services of the very international; diverse Club. In 2005 Paul was awarded the Cacique Award of Hotelier of the Year by the Hotel Association and the Ministry of Tourism.

He married Sharyn Russell, an eighth generation descendant of Wyannie Malone, the founder of Hope Town, her family have continuously maintaining residences and properties in Hope Town and greater Abaco since 1785. They reside in Aunt Pat's Bay on Elbow Cay, he assists in many of the Hope Town community organizations. Paul's in-depth knowledge of Hope Town, Abaco has been enhanced by the historic lineage and knowledge of his wife's family. He is dedicated to excellence and customer-service due to his extensive experience in providing hospitality from the heart for 37 years.

E: paul.thompson@engelvoelkers.com
D: 1 242 577 3627


Lou Jupp - Support Staff


Ashley Knowles - Support Staff


Ivor Herrington FCA

Ivor is originally from the UK and has been a chartered accountant for over 45 years. He began his career in the accounting profession for what is now Ernst & Young. He then moved on to the offshore banking industry where he worked for a very reputable Swiss firm for 15 years.

He joined the Bahamas Waterfront Properties team in 2007 overseeing the accounts of our corporate, commercial and residential communities under management. Ivor is proficient in producing audit ready financials and regular detailed financial reports depending on each clients' needs. He specializes in commercial real estate, hotels, property associations and residential communities.

O: 1-242-328-7777


Nigel Strachan - Maintenance Supervisor

Nigel began his career working for Resorts International (now Atlantis) on Paradise Island as a chef torant for top restaurants including the original Cafe Martinique, Villa d' Este, Coyaba and The Cabaret. He was also a constable in The Royal Bahamas Police Force.

Nigel started working with Bahamas Waterfront Properties as a maintenance sub-contractor in 2007 before becoming an official part of the team in 2013. While Nigel is skilled in all aspects of maintenance his specialities include HVAC maintenance and servicing, all-purpose cleaning and painting, outdoor lighting and electrical repairs, roofing repairs, general renovations and building upgrades. His strength is supervising sub-contractors and ensuring their work is completed in a timely and professional manner and the client has a hassle-free experience. Nigel approaches each job with a gentle touch and keen eye for finished details.

O: 1-242-328-7777