Business View Caribbean - August/September 2018

68 69 CAYMAN ENTERPRISE CITY the three Special Economic Zones. “I imagine at that point we will be entering Phase Two in the development of our main campus,which would be needed to accommodate that number of businesses. Andwe’ll be beginningworkon the residential com- ponent of our main campus development; it will be amixed-use development–mostlycommercial,but some residential and retail.Andwe anticipate that wewill be a globally significant technologyhub,or emerging into one,with continued growth from there.” Kirkconnell is convinced that the Cayman Enterprise Citymodel presents a business and social environ- ment that is unique in theworld.“Certainly,there are competitors-verymany special economic and free zones around the world,”he avers.“But we feel that the total package of what the Cayman Islands offers –the tax neutrality coupled with the fast tracking and fees concessions–we feel that that sets us apart and would be difficult for a competing juris- diction to match.” “The Cayman Islands, as a business jurisdiction, is on par, or superior to, any of our competitors,”Kirk- connell offers, in summation.“We’re a first world ju- risdiction with first world services and amenities; a stable British Overseas Territory,with a pro-business regulatory environment; and Cayman features a cosmopolitan lifestyle–all the things that go with this being a great place to live and work.And on top of that, for businesses that qualify, Cayman’s Special Economic Zones makes it very accessible.When you add those benefits to the jurisdictional advantages that a business can have by operating from the Cay- man Islands, we feel that we offer one of the best, if not the best, solutions for companies wishing to establish a physical presence in an offshore jurisdiction.” PREFERRED VENDORS n Trident Properties Trident Properties Cayman Islands Ltd. is a full-service real estate company located in George Town, Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands, and the only real estate company dedicated to servicing the clients of Cayman Enterprise City. Trident Properties is locally owned and operated offering its cus- tomers intimate local knowledge of the Cayman Islands real estate market. Broker/Owner Kerri Kanuga has been a leading sales agent in the Cayman Islands market for over 15 years. Kerri’s numerous sales awards are a compelling demonstra- tion of her knowledge and expertise in Cayman Islands real estate. Kerri is the Cayman Islands’ only Certified Luxury Home specialist, an accomplishment requiring exceptional knowledge, experience, and expertise in the luxury home market. Trident Properties is a proud member of the Cayman Islands Real Estate Brokers Association. n Berman Fisher n Appleby (Cayman) Ltd. With technological innovation transforming businesses, markets and our everyday life and with a burgeoning technol- ogy community in the Cayman Islands, Appleby’s Technology and Innovation Group supports clients across a broad range of emerging technologies. Our experts understand the oppor- tunities these technologies can offer and can help navigate the regulatory complexities they bring with them. n International Management Services Ltd. International Management Services Ltd is one of the oldest licensed financial service providers in the Cayman Islands (first licensed in 1974), has long been a pioneer in the world of off- shore financial services and is now one of the leading fund gov- ernance and corporate service providers in the Cayman Islands. n Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries | 345.928.4751 HLB Berman Fisher is a local company providing professional accounting and financial services. 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