Jim Bernard

Jim Bernard has over 15 years of experience working in The Bahamas’ luxury real estate markets. He grew up on the west side of New Providence Island. His grandparents moved the family from Toronto to the Bahamas in the 1950’s to develop the Nassau Beach Hotel.

Over the past 70-years, they have established a deep-rooted connection to the island nation and its residents. Jim attended boarding school in Ontario, Canada and university in Virginia, U.S. before returning home to the Bahamas.

He holds a degree in Economics and a minor is Real Estate Management from Virginia Tech University. His primary brokerage focus has always been in the Bahamas luxury communities, and he has a proven track record for production.

Jim was Top Producer at Bahamas Realty Ltd. in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018 before he left to start his own brokerage. In November 2018 he founded LX Bahamas Luxury Realty Group which quickly established itself as a formidable player in the Bahamas real estate market. The firm grew rapidly and expanded from New Providence to Exuma, Eleuthera and Harbour Island.

In September 2021, LX Bahamas became Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bahamas Real Estate, being the first Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices location in the Caribbean.

Jim is also a licensed appraiser with significant experience in the industry. He is the former three-term Chairman of the Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA) Appraisal Committee and sat on the Bahamas Real Estate Association Board of Directors for six-years.