If there's one thing that virtually everyone shares, it's the longing for a refuge from the everyday, a place in our lives that offers peace, relaxation, and just the right amount of adventure. A place that is entirely ours to create, and where we can determine our own existence in a way that's not always possible when faced with the pressures of the greater world. And even the most urban among us sometimes feel the need for a simpler life, to reconnect with nature and experience an unspoiled wilderness that's sadly becoming harder to find on the mainland. This is the dream of the private island, and my company was founded to turn this dream into a reality for our clients.
Diverse and constantly changing, the unique qualities of our industry drive Private Islands to continually experiment with new mediums, innovative marketing and the latest technologies, resulting in our ever-growing number of websites, products and services. With the 2008 launch of the Virtual Island Broker, island buyers and sellers can now review or effectively market properties with total anonymity, a revolutionary new tool custom-made for this privacy-conscious industry. And to help promote the uniqueness of the private island brand is Private Islands Magazine, a beautiful online (and shortly, print) magazine designed to showcase the most stunning properties on the market.
The future of the island business is one of even greater unity among its agents, and a spirit of co-operation that will lead to more collaborative efforts and joint projects among our network of island brokers. These will include in-house island development projects, investment trusts, and involvement in the growing industry of man-made private island real estate. At the forefront of current concerns for us all is the increasing need for greater environmental consciousness and stewardship, which led to our partnership with environmental preservation groups such as Seacology, and our continuing efforts with our Articles, Resources and Living sites to educate island lovers on eco-friendly island living and development.
My own first time spent on a private island was a truly life changing experience, one which led to the creation of Private Islands and motivates me to share the dream of private island ownership with the world. I look forward to continuing to help shape the future of this unique industry, and bringing our clients ever closer to their own visions of paradise.
CEO, Private Islands Inc.