Forbes Global Properties Expands to The Bahamas

Left: 878 West Bay Street is a contemporary 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath jewel perched atop a mile-long white sand beach in Nassau, Bahamas. Asking $7,950,000. Right: Perched near the end of a picturesque white sand beach, 46 Ocean Club Estates is a triumph of elegant and opulent living on world famous Paradise Island in The Bahamas. Asking $15,250,000. Represented by MAISON Bahamas/Forbes Global Properties.

Forbes Global Properties, a curated consumer marketplace of luxury homes and an invitation-only membership network of top real estate firms, is proud to welcome MAISON Bahamas to its prestigious ranks. MAISON Bahamas is the first firm to be awarded membership in The Bahamas, where it will exclusively represent the brand.

Founded and led by foremost local real estate agents Ryan Knowles and Rhonda Waton, the team combines more than three decades of experience with an earned reputation of success to deliver the highest level of personalized service. MAISON’s hallmark ‘Local Touch’ provides buyers and sellers with unmatched insight on the islands’ vast real estate offerings, which range from expansive waterfront estates to the finest new condominium developments.

Ryan made history as the youngest Bahamian ever to qualify as a licensed real estate agent, and quickly ascended to the very top tier of the market, breaking numerous sales records and revolutionizing the way real estate is marketed on the island. Demonstrating his commitment to professionalism, Ryan is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), a coveted designation that places him in the top 1% of all licensed agents in the U.S. and the Caribbean.

Rhonda is an industry veteran and perennial top producer in the Bahamas real estate market. For 17 years, she has affectionately been known as the “Queen of Eleuthera”, having listed and sold more important properties there than any other realtor in history. Her specialties include consulting with developers, working with private island buyers and appraising waterfront properties throughout the islands of The Bahamas.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to join the ranks of Forbes Global Properties as their exclusive partner in The Bahamas,” said Ryan Knowles, Founder & CEO of MAISON Bahamas. “Forbes is a name synonymous with success, wealth and influence – a brand that is instantly recognizable by a global audience.”

Rhonda Waton, Co-Founder & COO of MAISON Bahamas added, “The reach and prominence our clients will receive for their luxury listings through this partnership is simply incredible. It’s an honor and a privilege to be affiliated with such a prestigious brand.”

Within the sun-kissed world of Ocean Club Estates, 112 Harbour’s Way takes center stage as one of the most unique and architecturally significant homes in the community. Asking $14,750,000. Represented by MAISON Bahamas/Forbes Global Properties.

“It is a pleasure to welcome MAISON Bahamas to the Forbes Global Properties network,” said Alex Lange, CEO of Forbes Global Properties. “The firm exemplifies the finest virtues of home, in both name and through an aligned dedication to client-centered service.”

The exclusive worldwide residential real estate partner of Forbes, Forbes Global Properties provides branding and marketing services to the world’s premier real estate firms and is now represented by more than 2,400 real estate agents across 11 countries in approximately 140 locations. MAISON Bahamas joins this network of top brokerages with proven records of success in luxury property sales and exceptional client service.

As a member of this exclusive network, MAISON Bahamas will benefit from Forbes’ engaged audience of more than 100 million monthly global visitors to connect, inspire, and inform affluent potential homebuyers and sellers about the finest properties for sale around the world. Homes will be presented across Forbes and Forbes Global Properties print, digital, and social media channels with expert commentary, timely market data, and top-tier editorial. MAISON Bahamas luxury listings will be showcased on, a curated collection of high-value homes for sale worldwide.

About MAISON Bahamas

MAISON Bahamas is the culmination of more than 30 years of real estate experience and local insights of The Bahamas’s nuanced architecturally significant properties and development opportunities. The firm remains true to their founding mission of trusted and lifelong partnerships through the delivery of unparalleled, personalized luxury service. For more information, please visit

About Forbes Global Properties

A natural extension of the time-honored Forbes brand, Forbes Global Properties is a curated consumer marketplace that connects discerning buyers directly to the world’s finest homes and the elite agents that represent them. Established in 2020, the invitation-only network spans 140 locations and comprises approximately 2,400 luxury property experts across the U.S., Asia, Australia, Canada, Mexico, the Middle East, and Europe. More than 100 million monthly visitors to enjoy unrivaled access to an elite collection of properties presented within the hallmark context of trusted editorial content and timely market data. For more information, visit