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Brief History of CENTURY 21 Heave-Ho Properties

Brief History of CENTURY 21 Heave-Ho Properties


Heave-Ho Properties was founded in 1990 by entrepreneur, Deborah Cumming, who, whilst working in Ocho Rios, on Jamaica’s North Coast, saw the need for a professional real estate company to service clients who wanted to buy, sell or rent quality properties in Jamaica.
In 1990 Deborah moved to Jamaica’s capital, Kingston and began focusing on the domestic market. Since then, the Company has grown and succeeded on its strengths of providing high quality customer service, and the ability to consistently deliver results for its clients. This proven track record has earned the Company frequent referrals and has built a solid base of local and international clientele.
In March 1998, Heave-Ho Properties became part of the CENTURY 21 system. As CENTURY 21 Heave-Ho Properties (an independently owned and operated company), it benefits from the association with the largest real estate organization in the world. CENTURY 21 Heave-Ho Properties, with its proven reputation for excellence, is well-respected in the local market for providing its agents with superior training, providing up-to-date technology in the industry and extensive advertising programs.
Deborah Cumming, as the Broker, has won CENTURY 21's prestigious individual Centurion Award on seven occasions (in 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2014 Double Centurion Award, 2015 and 2016), and in 2007 the Company and its Sales Associates celebrated winning the Centurion Company Award. In 2014, 2015 & 2016 the Company won the Centurion Award, ranking number one in the Caribbean. In 2015 Deborah Cumming won the first and only award for most MLS listings sold. In 2016 Deborah completed a certification making her a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), REALTORS® who have earned this designation are consumers' best and most trusted resource for navigating the global market.  The Company is on track to be number 1 in the Caribbean again for 2017, as part of CENTURY 21 Global.
The Company is passionate about raising the standards in the real estate industry and emphasizes on-going training for its sales team of over 50 agents. CENTURY 21 Heave-Ho Properties offers the most comprehensive sales agent training programme in Real Estate in Jamaica. The CENTURY 21 Heave-Ho Properties sales team is intent on moving the real estate sector in Jamaica to unprecedented levels by offering a comprehensive range of real-estate services coupled with an unparalleled level of customer service.
In addition to providing residential sales and rental services, the Company is active in the commercial, diplomatic and villa sectors. We work closely with a number of overseas investors, the public sector and private sector.
Notable Properties Sold/Leased

  •  SOLD: Paddington Terrace – At the time this was the most expensive residence ever sold in Kingston to the Japanese Embassy.
  •  SOLD: The Claro Building, New Kingston
  •  SOLD: The Oceana Building, Kingston
  •  SOLD: Moon Dance Villas, Westmoreland
  •  SOLD: Moon Dance Cliffs, Westmoreland
  •  SOLD: Providence Drive, St. James – 27,000 Sq. Ft. Commercial Space
  •  SOLD: Newport East – Over 40,000 Sq. Ft. Commercial Space
  •  SALE PENDING: Ferry Industrial Land – Over US$2m of Land to Overseas Entity
  •  LEASED: Newport East
  •  LEASED: Caribbean Place (formally The Oceana)
  •  LEASE PENDING: 110,000 Sq. Ft. Commercial Office Space – Downtown Kingston