Zane De Decker
After graduating Cum Laude and completing his Post Graduate Degree in Property Studies at the University of Cape Town, Zane began his career at several high-worth property portfolios, including Old Mutual and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) where he oversaw a portfolio of large projects and acquisitions, including the V&A Waterfront.
Following the PIC, Zane started his first company, Proventus Property, which initiated, designed and managed several residential and commercial developments, including modern-living and luxury residential estates. With the successful merger of Proventus Property with a larger partner in 2017, Zane founded Flyt Property Investments. Under his leadership, Flyt’s mandate is to seek and execute investment opportunities that not only create value for shareholders, but contribute positively to the built environment landscape of the Cape.
Zane has nearly two decades of technical and practical experience in the field, spanning property, asset and development management.
Our focus is the public domain. For nearly a decade, we’ve selected projects across residential, hospitality, industrial and commercial property sectors, remaining committed to our partners and to solving in real, meaningful ways.
Ryan completed his Post Graduate Degree (with Distinction) in Property Studies at the University of Cape Town and began his career at Proventus Property as an Asset Manager in 2013, managing residential and commercial developments, finance and various portfolios.
In 2015, Ryan was appointed Asset Manager and then General Manger of the Wiehahn Properties Portfolio, a national multi-sector portfolio and development company. Here he also served as a board member at several large residential developments and headed up the management of the property management division.
Ryan then co-founded NestEgg Real Estate, a digital real estate start-up, gaining invaluable insights into systems development, data analysis and call-centre management. In 2019, the opportunity arose to team once again with former colleague, Zane De Decker, on his exciting new venture, Flyt Property Investments.
Ryan’s near decade of expertise and unique skillset can best realise Flyt’s vision of the creation, delivery and management of high quality property assets.
Sebastian van Greunen
Sebastian is earning a reputation in the South African architectural design industry as somewhat of a specialist ‘out-of-the-box’, thinker. Kicking off his architectural career with the likes of Stefan Antoni Architects and DHK Architects has served him well and allowed him many an opportunity to explore his creative side.
His affinity for commercial and multi-storey developments has taken him as far afield as Australia and Malta, where he worked as a design partner on various international projects.
The boomerang effect returned him to South Africa, where he has established himself as a sought-after commodity in the Cape Town property arena. Recognising opportunities and adding his design flair is one of his strengths and he has fittingly partnered with the Flyt team to continue his work in the field that he loves.
Jerri is an experienced commercial property broker and business owner whose positive, tenacious and innovative approach and knowledge of the local property market have resulted in a successful career path.
Hailing from Kommetjie in Cape Town, where he helped his parents in their supermarket after school, Jerri went on to achieve a postgraduate degree in Ichthyology and Fisheries Science – the analytical side of which was to be the making of his pursuing a career in the commercial property space.
Jerri is excited to be working with Flyt Property Investment, whose portfolio will provide additional opportunities for him to expand his knowledge, share his expertise and assist with new business development.
Darryn van der Poel
Darryn is an experienced built environment professional. He sources, assembles and closes out real estate transactions for listed capital, private equity and ultra-high net wealth clients across all property sub-sectors – from retail shopping centres to industrial, commercial, residential and student accommodation assets, including new project developments.
After completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and Economics, for the past 15 years, Darryn has been privileged to be involved in unique commercial projects in the financial advisory, property and corporate consulting sectors, focusing on asset management and long-term client value protection. His most memorable periods include serving as Director at the family boutique property firm, structuring alternative investment deals for FirstRand clients, and working on Carbon Credit and Renewable Energy consulting projects.
Having engaged with certain members of the Flyt Property team in the past, Darryn is extremely excited to be a part of the organisation as an Investment Consultant, building shareholder value for investors through his knowledge, expertise and global business network.
Justin van der Poel
Justin found his passion for property from a young age. While growing up, he watched his family’s involved in developments and management of a substantial residential portfolio in the Cape Region.
After completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing Management in 2015, Justin assumed the role of portfolio manager, managing the company’s residential portfolio. In 2016, along with two partners, Justin founded SVDP property group, a boutique style property and investment brokerage. The company completed a comprehensive needs analysis for each of its clients and sourced tailor-made property asset opportunities to match their requirements and maximise their returns across all property types, including residential, retail, commercial and industrial.
Having worked with Zane in the past, when the opportunity presented itself to join the Flyt Property team, Justin couldn’t resist; he will assume the role of Sales and Investment Consultant.
Julia is an administrative guru. Her calm demeanour coupled with phenomenal organisational skills ensures that our Flyt deck runs smoothly and efficiently.
After completing a certificate in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at UNISA, South Africa, Julia went on to achieve a BA International Relations and Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Regensburg, Germany, and an MSc International Business and Management Degree from Liverpool John Moores University in the UK.
Not one to shy away from hard work, she relishes a challenge and is not afraid to step out of her comfort zone – she believes that every person you meet has the ability to inspire you if you choose to let them. It is this optimistic approach to life, people and her work that is so infectious and inspiring, to say the least.
Julia is excited at the new opportunities and experience she stands to gain from Flyt’s diverse portfolio and offering in the property investment space.
David’s quiet, calm demeanour masks an analytical, creative mind up for any task or assignment thrown his way. Armed with a degree in Business and Economics, diplomas in Stock Trading RPEs and Property Management at UCT, and in his 3rd year of accounting, David brings a diverse set of skills to the Flyt deck where he will be assisting us in streamlining business operations.
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