In the Company of Eco-Visionaries

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Working in close conjunction with the Belizean government, we’ve carefully assembled a world-class team of global planners, architects, designers, branding consultants and lawyers that brings together the most innovative and successful firms in their respective fields. Together, we share a promise: that every element of The Placencia will come to signify Belizean style on a scale that has never been achieved before.

Placencia Land and Development

Italian builder, developer and visionary Marco Caruso had a serendipitous encounter with Belize on a fishing trip about 11 years ago. It made such an impact on him that he chose to become a Belizean citizen and launch a prominent local business on the Peninsula.

During the last ten years, he has been a key figure in the development, constructions and management of The Placencia Hotel and Residences—where he makes his home. As principal of Placencia Land & Development Ltd., Marco has raised the level of building and design in Belize, earning local credibility and establishing his construction business as the country’s second largest employer.

Over the past three years, Marco’s joint venture partnership with Brent Borland, CEO and founder of Canyon Acquisitions, LLC—a boutique investment firm with offices in Florida —has brought in the financial acumen to provide quality real estate assets and impeccable services to The Placencia development. A disciplined and multi-faceted entrepreneur, Brent has successfully transacted close to $2 billion in global real estate acquisitions in North America, Central America and the Caribbean Basin. 


With nearly five decades of experience and hundreds of completed projects on six continents, EDSA has helped shape the global practice of planning, landscape architecture, urban design and graphic design. Creating sustainable places to live, work and play is the EDSA mission, which over 200 staff members work to achieve each day. EDSA is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale and has offices in Orlando, Beijing and Baltimore.

Robert Trent Jones II, LLC

 Award winning golf course designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Co-Owner/Chief Design Officer Bruce Charlton have sculpted the PGA-quality Panther Golf Course with an eye towards playability, sustainability and conservation all the while capturing the breathtaking landscape that is Belize. RTJ seeks to honor the cultural, geographical, and historical aspects of the land while working to reveal and sculpt the best course possible on this unique site. Among the many awards and accolades received, Golfweek recently chose a number of RTJ II courses among it's Top Residential Courses (The Bridges, Rancho Santa Fe, California; and Miramont, Bryan, Texas), Top Municipal Courses (ThunderHawk, Beach Park, Illinois), and Top Resort Courses (Osprey Meadows, Donnelly, Idaho). Robert Trent Jones II is headquartered out of Palo Alto, CA and has offices in Georgia, Texas and the Philippines.

Tui Pranich & Associates

For over 25 years, world-renowned interior designer and architect Tui Pranich has added his impeccable style and luxe touch to an elite client portfolio featured in national and international publications. Based in Miami, the firm’s work spans from residences in New York City, oceanfront estates in Palm Beach, chalets in Vermont and retreats in the Caribbean Island to magnificent apartments in Manhattan, Boston, Miami and Paris.


For the past 25 years, InterCom® has established a niche among a handful of premier branding and marketing communications authorities in the high-end real estate, resort, recreation and retail industries. Based in Newport Beach, California, the company’s award-winning approach to Imaging Places® has driven value for distinctive resort destinations, hospitality projects and mixed-use urban environments on five continents.


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