San Juan is just over 1,000 miles from the U.S., but when it comes to working in the Caribbean, it might as well be worlds away. Island projects always bring their own set of unique challenges. Whether it’s cost, availability of materials, local labor, tradespeople, language barriers, shipping and freight or working through customs, we’ve seen it before. And if we haven’t, no problem; it’s another opportunity to prove why we’re the best at project management and development.
Working with locals was a priority for the hotel owners. In fact, 90% of the work on this project was done by Puerto Rican companies, including the architect. This offered a distinct advantage when it came to sourcing materials, dealing with local codes and regulations, and for the fact that on the island the architect is the same person who signs off on building inspections. Which saved time and money for our client.