The Principals of the Tranquility Beach Resort – Curio – A Collection by Hilton, comprise a cohesive strategic partnership between Ian A. W. Edwards of Sunset Homes and Neil Freeman of Aries Capital who combine their expertise and wealth of networks and resources, to provide sound direction for the property development. Edwards and Freeman, the Principals who have a stellar track record of a successful partnership in the Caribbean, provide project development strategy and project execution.
Ian “Sugar George” Edwards of Sunset Homes, internationally awarded Property Developer and Architectural Designer is the Designer /Property Developer of the project. He founded and operates Sunset Homes, a highly regarded Property Development firm based in Anguilla and active in the region, that specializes in Architecture and Design, Property Development and Project Management. With a proven 25+ - year track record of success in the Caribbean, Edwards is credited and associated with some of the most acclaimed and prestigious villa, residential and commercial property developments in the islands. Sunset Homes is highly respected in their field for designing innovative cutting edge designs that incorporate sustainable best practices that are tailor-made for tropical and coastal environments.
Neil Freeman is Chairman and CEO of Aries Capital, LLC, a full-service real estate lender and mortgage banking firm offering long-term, interim and mezzanine loans. Mr. Freeman is also President of Urban Development Fund, LLC, a New Markets Tax Credit CDE. Throughout his 30-year career in the finance and real estate ownership industries, he has funded more than $4 billion in commercial and multifamily properties. Mr. Freeman’s entities have also held equity interests in real estate worth more than $250 million, including apartments, hotels, shopping centers and land developments. UDF has funded multiple property types, including hotels, mixed use properties, retail developments, theaters, hospitals, and medical facilities. Neil, formerly a licensed CPA, received his BSBA degree in Accounting from the University of Florida, and his MBA degree from Stanford University. Highly active within his field, he is a member of and/or holds leadership positions in various local and national real estate organizations including MBA, ICSC, and REIA. Neil also is an adjunct Real Estate professor at DePaul University in Chicago and serves on The Executive Board of DePaul’s Real Estate Center. He is frequently in demand to serve as an expert speaker or panel moderator at industry events and conferences around the world.