BVI property and real estate

Our longstanding history in the BVI gives us an unparalleled understanding of the nuances of BVI real estate law and practice, and a deep appreciation for the local real estate market.

Our team has an impressive track record in advising investors - local and foreign - on the acquisition, ownership, structuring, and development of every conceivable type of real estate interest in BVI. This includes private islands, hotels and resorts, villas, marinas, restaurants and bars, and office buildings.

We have particular strength in advising foreign investors on the acquisition of BVI real estate, including devising ownership structures to satisfy the tax, regulatory, succession planning and other needs of each client. The emphasis is always the client relationship and to this end, service offerings converge around achieving the client’s goals.

We invest time in developing relationships with clients so that we have a deep understanding of their business, allowing us to anticipate their needs and offer the best solutions. Our focus is on building trust so that our clients know they can rely on us, whatever their needs. The team works alongside our corporate and private wealth services business, Harneys Fiduciary, to advise clients on establishing the best structures to acquire, consolidate and protect their assets to ensure they are successfully transitioned to the next generation.


  • Acquisition, financing and disposal
  • Ownership structuring
  • Property development and management agreements
  • Estate covenants and constitutional documents