Mr. Raymond is a Chartered Surveyor and Managing Director of Raymond & Pierre Limited. He holds a B.Sc. in Land Administration and is also a Professional Member of the RICS with specializations in Valuation, Planning & Development and Property Finance. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in January 2011.
With qualifications in Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mr. Raymond’s experience spans the fields of property valuation, project appraisal and management, programme management and advanced planning for the long-term and large-scale redevelopment of housing estates and commercial complexes.
He has served on a number of Boards in various positions including Executive Member of the Federation of Black Housing Organizations (FBHO) in London, Board member of the Trinidad Building & Loan Association (TBLA), Director of EPL Properties Limited (EPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastern Credit Union (ECU) and Immediate Past-President of the Institute of Surveyors of Trinidad & Tobago (ISTT).
Mr. Raymond is also a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute. Mr. Raymond is a well-known commentator, with occasional columns in the Express, and he has also contributed to the T&T Review. He has written the ‘Property Matters’ column in The Business Guardian from January 2004 to January 2012.
In addition to professional commentary, Mr. Raymond has written extensively on white collar crime, good governance, national development and financial matters, in particular, the CL Financial fiasco. Indeed, he has participated in several discussions on these matters on both television and radio. His commentaries can be accessed and comments made at www.afraraymond.com.