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BCQS International joins forces with Edward McGrath & Associates in Panama and looks to Expand Through Central America

14th October 2014 - It is with great pleasure that Edward McGrath & Associates join BCQS International to announce their Corporate Association to do business together primarily in Panama, and in Central America.

The Association's core business focus is in the area of Project Management, Construction Management, Cost Management/ Quantity Surveying, but will also be able to offer Architecture, Interior Design, Appraisals and Property Development Advisory Services.

BCQS and their partners also undertake Development Management and Real Estate Investment Analysis and Construction Risk Analysis work, with strong links to the major lending institutions and corporations throughout the region.

Edward McGrath Associates directed by its founder, Edward McGrath is based in Panama City, Panama, and is the result of the efforts of more than 20 years of professional work, in the field of architectural design and construction management, and has accumulated a long list of successful projects in the institutional, commercial and residential business sectors, with a diverse list of clients, always working under the premise of optimizing resources to achieve the best results.

BCQS is a company with a history stretching back over 45 years and are based throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. To date they have successfully completed projects in over 30 countries and have offices in the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, Turks & Caicos, and Trinidad.

The joint venture is one that both sets of companies have pursued for some time, and the alliance gives the Association the manpower and resources to undertake large scale projects in Panama and the immediate region, providing a broader appeal to a number of financial and institutional clients.

Edward McGrath, stated, "the Association gives us the muscle to compete for larger projects and also gives us increased diversification in the services we are now able to offer clients. Over the next several months we will strategize with BCQS and promote our new alliance so as to fully inform our mutual clientele of the opportunities that will arise because of our new Association". He further noted that "both practices brought together a combined history of 65 years of operation in their respective regions, and the Association reinforces BCQS's corporate tag line "Local Knowledge – Global Experience" to the fullest extent".

James Slattery, BCQS director in Brazil, noted that "Edward shares the same vision as my fellow BCQS directors, so the Association was a serious albeit an easy business decision to make. It is our hope that our multi-national and institutional clients from our other office locations will now enlist our services in Panama and Central America to a greater degree. Also we hope to expand Edward McGrath's business and financial client base as well".

Liam Day, Managing Director of BCQS noted "this forms a strategic part of BCQS's plans to expand further into the Latin American market. We feel going forward with our combined property, construction and development advice, we are in a unique position to offer professional support to our clients in this part of the world, that will be second to none".

BCQS in conjunction with their new associates were gold sponsors of the South American Hotel Conference held in Quito, Ecuador on September 15th. & 16th. 2014 –

"We introduced our new association to many new and existing hotel related clients there, and hope very soon to see the fruits of our labour" said James Slattery.