Our Team

Stan Hartling

Stan Hartling

Chief Executive Officer
The Hartling Group

As CEO and lead partner, Stan Hartling (B.Comm, CA) plays a vital role in all aspects of The Hartling Group's development projects - from initial design, feasibility studies, financing and promotion, to grand openings and the ongoing operations of each project. Stan also owns and operates Oceanside Realty, a licensed real estate brokerage firm in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

Stan prides himself on building strong relationships with his partners, individual investors and his staff, as demonstrated during 16 years as a successful property developer. To ensure continued success, he has recruited a senior management team who bring a wealth of international experience in luxury hotel operation, property development and property management. The Hartling Group employs nearly 400 staff throughout its resorts and other operations.

In 2009, Stan was the recipient "Developer of the Year" Award presented by the prestigious Caribbean World Home and Living Magazine.

A Strong Development Record in the
Turk & Caicos Islands

The Sands at Grace Bay

In 1996 Stan Hartling purchased an initial beachfront parcel of land on Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, on which he planned to develop a 90-unit condominium resort. Stan acted as general contractor on The Sands at Grace Bay, using reputable construction firms and ensuring internal control over the project's timing and expenditures. The Sands opened in December 1998 and today it is one of the most successful resorts in the region with solid year-over-year revenue growth. One of two pioneering projects in the mid-1990s, many developers strive to emulate The Sands' model.

The Palms Turks & Caicos

In partnership with Coxco Construction, Stan began development on The Palms Turks & Caicos, in 2002. The project, situated on a prime 12-acre site, exceeded $100,000,000 in today's dollars. The Palms Turks & Caicos comprises 72 oceanfront luxury two- and three-bedroom suites, complete with two restaurants, a ballroom, boutiques, lobby and reception, as well as a full-service spa. Coxco Construction, a local firm, has a renowned reputation for high quality construction of grand-scale projects.

The Shore Club on Long Bay

The Shore Club, Turks and Caicos luxury real estate development on Long Bay is Stan's third project in Turks & Caicos. It is a breathtaking new Caribbean condominium development, nestled in a private setting along 820 feet of prime oceanfront on the picturesque Long Bay Beach of Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands.

Architecturally designed in the traditional Barbadian-style, this project features 36 condo units and six magnificent villas within a village-like cluster of low-density buildings, all perfectly designed to offer unsurpassed views, tranquility, and the ultimate in privacy. The amenities include a guest reception, tennis courts, spa and wellness centre, retail boutique, main restaurant, and three swimming pools.

A Focus On The Community

Since moving to Providenciales full-time more than twelve years ago, Stan has nurtured relationships with local government and other entrepreneurs, and he is a committed supporter of his community.

Stan is an honorary member of the Turks & Caicos Aids Awareness Foundation (TCAAF), and was honored, along with Governor of the Turks & Caicos, for his continued generous support and contributions.

The Hartling Group provided financial support to the TCI Kidney Foundation, which helped them purchase equipment for a new dialysis clinic on Providenciales. The firm also donated a much-needed multi-passenger van to The Nissi House, a local orphanage, and is a key founding sponsor of the Provo Hockey League, now enjoyed by more than 100 children between the ages of six and 16.

In recognition of his efforts and support for the local community, the Turks & Caicos Chamber of Commerce nominated Stan for Business Person of the Year in 2004 and 2005, as well as the Life Time Achievement Award at the 2009 Star Awards.


Stan graduated Honours Cum Laude from St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1986. He also earned his Chartered Accountant designation while articling with Deloitte & Touche, one of Canada's leading professional services firms.

In 1989, Stan became a Partner in The Barrian Group, a Nova Scotian property development company. In his roles as Partner and Director of Operations, he led the company through significant growth as it developed retail shopping malls, residential sub-divisions, large-scale storage facilities and multi-unit residential projects.

By 1995, The Barrian Group had liquidated most of its completed projects, which led Stan Hartling to explore development opportunities in international markets and led him to the Turks & Caicos Islands.

You can contact Stan by emailing him at .