Jean-Paul joined Terra Caribbean in 2003. With years of strong strategic market knowledge and experience in sales management since 1996 in both Trinidad and the UK, he became a Director in 2009. Professionally, Jean-Paul was also elected a director on the AREA board in 2019. He is best known for his analytical approach when understanding customers’ needs, particularly in the commercial property segment. His objective is to present to the customer an unparalleled level of service through product knowledge and attention to detail. Jean-Paul has established an impressive clientele which includes the Kimberly Clarke-Corporation, Shell Lubricants Caribbean Limited, the Unilever Corporation, Microsoft, Alcoa and the Massy Group of Companies.
Aside from sales, Jean-Paul enjoys fitness and fitness events, real estate development and is a member of The Queen’s Park Cricket Club.
"We had the pleasure of working with Jean-Paul de Meillac on the disposition of an industrial/office property in San Juan, Trinidad for one of our US clients. Jean-Paul demonstrated a strong knowledge of the market, the property, and was responsive to all questions and demands raised by the client and potential buyers. The transaction was a challenging one with multiple offers and a partial leaseback by the owner, however Jean-Paul’s persistence, commitment and professionalism resulted in a successful sale for all parties involved." - Tamar Arslanian & Eric Dienstbach, Binswanger International, US
"It is my pleasure to recommend Mr. Jean-Paul de Meillac with Terra Caribbean for commercial real estate brokerage services in Trinidad. Mid 2016 one of our largest and most important clients had a requirement to evaluate and sell a closed down facility in Point Lisas, Trinidad. To make the sales process more complicated, the property assets were constructed on a ground lease. The natural gas industry in Trinidad was off and the demand for industrial property was following the same trend.
Upon arrival, Jean-Paul walked the site and was able to give us an estimate of the market value of the property and recommendation to sell it quickly. Much effort went into negotiating with the prospective buyer as well as the landlord. He handled all negotiations in a professional manner, keeping the seller informed and navigated through the process in Trinidad.
These efforts culminated into a closed sale in Q-1 of 2017 which made our client very happy considering how quickly the property sold." - Bill Romane, Senior Account Manager, Cushman & Wakefield