Area Board of Directors

S. Singh

Sally Singh

President, 2015 to Present

Mrs. Sally Singh is a Broker at S² Real Estate Services and has had in excess of twelve (12) years experience in the Real Estate industry. Prior to her current position as President, Mrs. Singh served the Association in the capacity of Vice President in 2014-2015 and has been on the Board of Directors since 2013.

Mrs. Singh is a Graduate of the University of the West Indies, where she holds a Masters in International Relations and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics.  She also holds a Diploma in Real Estate Brokerage from the UWI School of Business & Applied Studies Ltd. (UWI/ROYTEC) and a Diploma in Marketing from the Jamaica Institute of Management.

In addition to her Academic Qualifications, Mrs. Singh has attended and participated in numerous Seminars and Training Programs, as part of her on-going quest for continuous professional development.  This includes Certificates in Principles of Real Estate Sales and Real Estate Valuation.

She also has regional experience, having worked in Jamaica, at Real Estate – Jamaica and The Investor’s Choice, thereby allowing her to gain a regional perspective on Business and Investments.

Professionalism, high standards of ethics and integrity in the real estate industry and its practitioners are at the forefront of the thrust of this President. Legislation for this sector features high on her agenda as Mrs. Singh and her team are working diligently with the authoritative bodies including the Ministry of Legal Affairs towards the passage of the Real Estate Professional Bill.

Mrs. Singh strongly believes in continuous improvement  through education to uplift the level of service provided by Real Estate practitioners in the industry and champions the impetus for increased and vibrant membership.

M. Edghill

Mark Edghill

Vice President
Appointed: 2010

Mark Edghill has been involved in the real estate industry since 2003 with the establishment of Key West Limited, based in West Trinidad, some five years after completing the Principles of Real Estate Sales course at ROYTEC. With extensive training and a strong background in Sales, Marketing and Management, Mark has acquired a wealth of knowledge from his work in the Construction Industry, Local and Regional Sales and Brand Management and Electrical Management Consulting. In addition to his involvement in the Real Estate Industry, Mark currently owns and operates a retail clothing outlet and wholesale distribution company which supplies a diverse range of tools, hardware and accessories.

With a desire for change, problem solving and improvement in how Real Estate is practiced in Trinidad and Tobago, Mark has welcomed the opportunity to join the AREA Board of Directors to assist in the already extensive efforts being pursued by AREA to give structure and control to the industry.

 

Dawn Glaisher

Dawn Glaisher

Hon. Secretary/Treasurer
Appointed: 1997

Dawn Glaisher graduated from the University of Lancaster, UK, with a 2nd Class Honours Degree in English and after working for 20 years in the British Industry, she returned to Trinidad and Tobago, where she has been involved in the Tobago Real Estate Market for the past 19 years.  Initially employed as a Divisional Manager with Nealco Real Estate (part of the Neal and Massy Group, Trinidad), she set up Nealco’s Tobago office, eventually starting her own Agency, Sea Jade Investments in 2000.

Dawn is very involved in drafting legislation to regulate the real estate industry, serving on the Taxation and Legislation Committee of the Association of Real Estate Agents (AREA).  She is a Broker Member, Director and the Honorary Secretary of the Association.

Sarah Jane Carter

Sarah Jane Carter

Director
Appointed: 2016

Sarah Jane Carter is a Real Estate Agent at 1 On 1 Realty, Westmoorings, Trinidad. Mrs. Carter attended the U.W.I. School of Business and Applied Studies/ROYTEC Realtor’s Certification Programme in 2013 and acquired professional knowledge about the Standards and Practices of the Real Estate Industry.

Prior to assuming the exciting, yet challenging, role of a Real Estate Sales Agent, Mrs. Carter was attached to Trinidad & Tobago’s National Airline, B.W.I.A., now Caribbean Airlines, for twenty-eight (28) years as a Flight Attendant/Purser. Being the multi-talented individual that she is, Mrs. Carter is also a Professional Photographer who has been able to use her skills in this area to enhance her role with 1 On 1 Realty by using creative visuals to market her listings.

Mrs. Carter’s wealth of experience as Purser, Photographer and now Real Estate Sales Agent, positions she views as her “dream jobs”, have collectively equipped her to handle her new role with Professionalism, Empathy, Creativity and Poise in her day to day interaction with her Clients and Business Colleagues.

Sarah Jane’s vision is to ensure her Clients’ dreams are met through the merging of their requirements with the right property and makes every effort to help them find the right investment that can bring many rewards.

In her spare time, Sarah Jane enjoys swimming, interior design and cooking. She is an individual with “Joie de Vivre” who adds value to every environment she is in.

M. Cipriani-Ortiz

Marisa Cipriani-Ortiz

Director
Appointed: 2015

Marisa Cipriani-Ortiz is the Sole Owner/Broker of her Company, Marisa Cipriani-Ortiz Real Estate Services, in operation for the past seven (7) years, specializing in the sales and rentals of both residential and commercial properties in Trinidad and Tobago. Prior to this, she spent three (3) years as a Sales Agent with Key West Limited. Marisa has over fifteen (15) years combined experience in the Banking and Insurance sectors before taking the plunge into the challenging and exciting field of Real Estate and now has made this her lifelong career. She completed the Principles of Real Estate Sales course at Roytec in 2006 and was in the first batch of students to graduate from Roytec with a Diploma in Real Estate Brokerage in 2014. She is very committed and dedicated to providing the best professional and efficient services to her clients and operates her business with integrity. She considers this her privilege, pleasure and passion. Marisa embraced the opportunity to join AREA’s Board of Directors to become part of the process to help streamline the industry in the area of legislation and professionalism.

 N. Drysdale

Natalie Drysdale

Director
Appointed: 2015

Natalie Drysdale is a Graduate of Baruch College, New York, where she completed her Degree in Business, B.B.A. She also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Henley School of Business in the United Kingdom.

Natalie has been working in the Real Estate Industry for over thirteen (13) years where she gained a wealth of knowledge in many areas including Development Planning, Design, Construction, Community Management and Sales during the four (4) years working with Home Construction Limited and being part of the project team for developments. During her tenure there, she also successfully completed the AREA Principles of Real Estate Course at U.W.I./Roytec and then a Community Management Course in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

In 2007, she moved on to become Part Owner of a newly Incorporated Real Estate Company called Nationwide Real Estate & Property Management Limited. To date, Natalie continues to expand her knowledge in Real Estate Services and gain additional knowledge and experience in the Property Management field.

Natalie’s passion for the industry and desire to ensure Professional Standards are maintained therein, moved her to join AREA with the view of making positive contributions towards these ongoing efforts. She embraces the opportunity to serve as a member of the Board.

J. Lewis

Joseph Lewis

Director
Appointed: 1996

Joseph Lewis, 51, is married and blessed with three (3) daughters. He was educated at St. Mary’s College and upon leaving school, he worked in the oilfield industry for a number of years until he decided to join the family-owned real estate business, Rental, Sales & Services, where he worked for ten years.

In 1993 he and his brother/partner Jeffery opened their own real estate agency Realty Broker Services – “The Home Sellers”. Since their business opened in 1993 they have been members of AREA and Mr. Joseph Lewis has been on the Board of Directors for the past fourteen years.

Sita Mangal

Sita Mangal

Director
Appointed: 2016

Sita Mangal is a Career Banker and has held several Senior Positions at some of the Leading Financial Institutions in Trinidad and Tobago. She is currently employed at the Home Mortgage Bank.

Ms. Mangal holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Heriot Watt University in Scotland and is an Associate of the Institute of Banking and Finance of Trinidad & Tobago.

She is a Member of Toastmasters International and has held several Executive Positions at Club and District Levels. She is a Certified Toastmaster Trainer and is the 2016/2017 Area Director for Area 37 – District 81 (Caribbean).

Ms. Mangal is also a Certified Adult Literacy Tutor and is a Lifetime Member of the Adult Literacy Tutors Association of Trinidad & Tobago (ALTA).

R. Saunders

Richard Saunders

Director
Appointed: 2000

Richard Saunders is an Honours Graduate in Electrical Engineering, University of West Indies and currently a Director of the Association of Real Estate Agents (AREA). He pursued Post Graduate Studies, M.S.c Electronic Instrumentation, at University of Wales, Swansea, United Kingdom and Diploma, Public Enterprises Management, at the Indian Institute of Management Ahemedabad, India.
Mr. Saunders has been a senior executive for over twenty- five (25) years with significant involvement in Real Estate, Property Development, Property Management, Marketing and Engineering.

Over the years, Mr. Saunders has actively participated in several Multidisciplinary teams working on the conceptualization, reengineering and repositioning of commercial assets under management. This experience has for the past decade involved close collaboration with local and foreign experts to realize lifestyle concepts in development of community facilities. Mr. Saunders is currently a President Elect, Association of Professional Engineers, and a fomer Vice President of Trinidad and Tobago Group of Professional Association Limited, (TTGPA).He is presently the Managing Director of Vicar Enterprises Limited, a company providing consultancy services to clients with portfolios in Property Development and Real Estate Services.