The Principal of the Tranquility Beach Resort – Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Ian A. W. Edwards of Sunset Homes leverages professional expertise and a wealth of networks and resources, to provide sound direction for the property development. Edwards a stellar track record of a successful partnership in the Caribbean, provide project development strategy and project execution.
Ian “Sugar George” Edwards
Founder, Co-owner, Managing Director of Sunset Homes
Self-taught Architectural Designer-Developer, Ian “Sugar George” Edwards, Founder and CEO of Sunset Homes, one of the region’s premier Architectural Designer-Developers, designed The Beach House and won the coveted global accolade of Best Single Residence Design worldwide with the International Property Awards in 2012. Holder of five prestigious International Awards for Architecture and Property Development, Edwards is one of the premier Designers and Developers in the region and continues to blaze a trail of excellence in the field of property development. His developments bear a mark of distinction and reflect a blend of world class design, solid construction and unparalleled attention to detail…. in short, architectural excellence. Recent projects include trip advisor award-winning Tranquility Beach Anguilla Resort in Anguilla and 99-room Tranquility Beach Resort Curioby Hilton in Dominica.
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.