Ten On The Weekend

CBI Nationality Bans “Forced Us to Explore More Avenues of Business”: 10 On The Weekend With Colin Bishop

10 On The Weekend is a weekly (-ish) feature in IMI, the concept of which is simple: Each time, we ask the same ten questions of a different IMI Pro, letting readers get to know the interviewee on a more personal and informal level than they might during the ordinary course of business.

Our guest this week is Colin Bishop, Managing Partner of Reef View Enterprises

How do you spend your weekends?

Weekends are for family and laid-back work activities. Spending the day at Grande Anse Beach with my children is a common ritual, usually followed by playing around the pool at home. 

What are your top three business goals this year?

I can summarize our top three goals in points:

  1. To expand and upscale the business to be able to provide our services to a broader market in and out of the Caribbean. 
  2. To improve our pre and post-migration services and continue to operate on an international level 
  3. To grow our investment portfolio while strengthening our ability to manage as such seamlessly. 

What’s your biggest business concern right now?

The bans on certain jurisdictions and nationalities that have traditionally provided us with the majority of our clientele. 

With every challenge, though, come new opportunities. These bans have forced us to explore more avenues of business, which are turning out to be quite lucrative. 

What book is on your nightstand right now? 

I usually start my day with The Daily Laws by Robert Greene. 

Otherwise, I am currently reading Your Next Five Moves by Patrick Bet-David. 

How and when did you first get into the investment migration industry?

I was an entrepreneur for a few years prior to 2018, and that is when I started to pay attention to the RCBI industry. 

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I really enjoyed the fast-paced work environment and making connections that would greatly benefit both the clients and the island’s economy. 

My entrance into the investment migration industry started out with the belief that CBI inflows could play a big role in transforming and diversifying Grenada’s economy – and they indeed have done so. 

What was your proudest moment as a service provider?

I’d say my proudest moment was when RVE became Grenada’s premier licensed CBI local agent. 

The realization that my team was able to effectively process more applications than any other company was a big moment for all of us.

Which investment migration development has surprised you most in the last year?

The decision to increase the entry cost of CIPs of the islands this year was a surprise for me.

If you could go back ten years in time, what business decision would you change?

I would have trained as a lawyer before setting up my own business. Legal training would have been a great investment that would assist in making more informed decisions in my field along the way. 

What investment migration industry personality do you most admire?

Mohammed Asaria, the Managing Director of Range Developments. He has been a great inspiration in my personal and business growth.

If all goes according to plan, what will you be doing five years from now?

Reef View Enterprises Ltd. would be the region’s largest service provider of pre and post-immigration services with expansion into the real estate sector. 

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Director of Content Services , Investment Migration Insider

Ahmad Abbas is Director of Content Services at Investment Migration Insider and an 8-year veteran of the investment migration industry.

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