111: Stan Hartling, CEO of The Hartling Group

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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 700 staff throughout its resorts and other operations.

  • The Sands at Grace Bay
  • The Palms Turks & Caicos
  • The Shore Club on Long Bay

Stan is an honorary member of the Turks & Caicos Aids Awareness Foundation (TCAAF), and was honoured, along with the 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.

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