StarPort Resorts Inc. brings a wealth of talent, experience and contacts to the delivery and marketing of Port St. George. From final designs to final finishes, and at every step in-between, we will ensure that the reality of the Port St. George development is as spectacular as the vision.
As we approach the third decade of the 21st Century we all need to be aware that a genuine commitment to sustainable development is now essential. Any other choice is no longer an option. That is why our emphasis is on creating an eco-engineered development, with sustainability built in from the design-stage onwards.
CARL G. BERRY RRP
We regret the passing of our dear friend and esteemed colleague, Carl Berry. Carl was an astute observer of emerging trends in the realm of resort real estate. He was also a consummate gentleman. His influence is clearly imbued in the concept planning for Port St. George and his distinguished legacy will be further enhanced by completion of the Port St. George project. We will miss him.
With over 35 years experience in resort development and shared ownership Carl, Founder and former CEO of Star Resort Group LLC, was credited with the very first, fee paying ownership timeshare project and the first urban timeshare project in San Francisco. Over the years he was the driving force behind the highly successful and world renowned Manhattan Club in New York City the largest urban shared ownership project in the world. His projects span the length and breadth of the Americas and include home sites, condos and shared ownership; fractional interests and timeshare. He was a full member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and a member of its Silver Flight of the Recreational Development Council. He was also a former Chairman of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). The resort developments shown below are just some of those Carl has worked on during his impressive career.
DUANE E. GERENSER
After over a decade working closely with the founder of Star Resort Group, Carl Berry, in the position of Vice President of Development, the progression to the role of President of StarPort Resorts Inc is a natural one for Duane. His wide experience is matched by boundless dynamism and energy, creating an ability to see the greater picture that is essential in large-scale projects. After graduating from The College of William & Mary, he did post graduate work in International Marketing at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His interest in resort real estate began early in life as Project Sponsor for a case study on Wilderness Resort in upstate New York at The Graduate School of Real Estate at Cornell University. Prior to entering the world of resort real estate, Duane procured two patents for process technology during a 25-year career in the metals industry.
JAMES MOSS FRICS, FARLA, MCIArb
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
A British Chartered Surveyor and licensed New York Real Estate broker; Founder of Curzon. Educated in both the UK and USA, James is a board director of Curzon Real Estate (US) and Curzon Property Consultants (UK). James has worked in the Central London and international property sector specialising in both residential and commercial property as an asset class for over 25 years. Based in New York since 2015, core property skills include investment, development, agency and asset management.
Career: CBRE, Cluttons, Berkeley House PLC, Curzon.
MELINDA J. PARSONS
Melinda brings to StarPort Resorts extensive experience in international real estate, marketing and communications, journalism and event planning. Prior to entering real estate more than a decade ago, she had a long record of managing public relations campaigns and conferences for travel-related companies and organizations. She also directed marketing and communications for the Hong Kong Government, first in Hong Kong and then in North America during the critical period leading up to Hong Kong’s reversion to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. Other former clients include American Express, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N., Deutsche Bank, and the US-China Business Relations Council. Prior to settling in the U.S., Melinda spent six years as a journalist, during which she served as a deputy editor with the Daily Express in London, and as a magazine editor in Hong Kong.
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