Ken Dart is involved in recreational and commercial real estate development and retail operations in the Cayman Islands. Ken owns, and is on the Board of Directors of, Dart Enterprises Ltd., Dart Realty (Cayman) Ltd. and Cayman Shores Development Ltd.
Cayman Shores Development is the developer of Camana Bay. Camana Bay, an example of New Urbanism architecture, was developed by Dart Realty in collaboration with an exceptional team of visionaries. They have created a unique community where the vibrancy of island living is enhanced with the conveniences of an urban environment. Camana Bay is the home of the Cayman International School (generously built and donated by the Dart family), which has a K-12 student enrollment of approximated 450. Camana Bay currently has retail shops, numerous commercial office tenants, and restaurants. With luxury apartments above restaurants and retail shops, Camana Bay will soon be embarking on a major residential phase consisting of approximately 200 houses, townhomes, and condominiums.
Ken Dart’s companies in the Cayman Islands employ in excess of 500 employees and, like Dart Container Corporation, are committed to mentoring, employee development, and professional growth. Dart Cayman Islands launched a Scholarship programme, called Minds Inspired, targeted at students entering grade 9 to foster academic excellence in math and science through mentoring, financial support, and job experience.
The Dart Foundation has provided funding in Cayman for the development of public parks in each of Grand Cayman’s five districts, Junior Achievement, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, the Cayman Islands Little League, Young Caymanian Leadership Awards, the Cayman Maritime Heritage and Cayman National Cultural Foundation. After Hurricane Ivan devastated Grand Cayman in September 2004, the Dart Foundation donated $1 million to the National Recovery Fund, which helped rebuild or repair numerous homes.