Following the launch of Flyt Property Investment earlier this year, this dynamic property development and investment company has already made great strides in the industry. September saw their newest development, Eaton Square presented to market whose co-living concept has been a big drawcard. MD, Zane de Decker, continues to spread his proverbial wings with the expansion of an already formidable team by taking on additional staff to assist with brand and business development, the unveiling of a second property, Wink Aparthotel, and the launch of an exciting investment vehicle called Flyt Hospitality Fund.
Ever a champion supporter of aspiring entrepreneurs, Zane’s first hire was young David Venter, who comes with a degree in Business and Economics, diplomas in Stock Trading RPEs and Property Management at UCT, who, in his 3rd year of accounting, brings a diverse set of skills to the Flyt deck where he will be assisting in streamlining business operations.
Hot on his heels, all the way from Germany, is Julia Hecht, an administrative guru. Armed with a certificate in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at UNISA, South Africa, a BA International Relations and Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Regensburg, Germany, and an MSc International Business and Management Degree at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK, along with a calm demeanour and phenomenal organisational skills, she will ensure that the office runs smoothly and efficiently.
Two no-brainers were retaining brothers Darryn and Justin van der Poel, whose vast experience in their family’s property business presented an opportunity for Flyt to secure these two successful industry experts. Darryn’s proficiency in real estate, together with his work on carbon credit and renewable energy consulting projects backed by a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and Economics, set the tone for a career in the property space spanning some 15 years. He has been appointed as Investment Consultant at Flyt to build shareholder value for investors through his knowledge, expertise and global business network.
After completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing Management in 2015, Justin assumed the role of portfolio manager, managing the residential portfolio in the family business and went on to found his own company with two partners – a boutique-style property and investment brokerage. His excellent people skills and an innate understanding of the property space have enabled him to build an impressive client base through securing attractive property opportunities for his clients. Justin has been tasked with overseeing sales and investments for Wink Aparthotel, launching Feb 2020.
Jerri Mperdempes, 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, will be key to assisting Flyt with new business development. He will be working closely with Sebastian van Greunen, development manager, whose architectural and design flair, and ‘out of the box’ thinking has established himself as a sought after commodity in the Cape Town property arena.
Last but by no means lease(t) is Ryan Flowers, a former colleague of Zane’s who joined the company earlier this year as asset manager. His near decade of expertise and unique skillset can best realise Flyt’s vision of the creation, delivery and management of their high quality property assets.
What they all have in common is a shared vision for the company inspired by a brilliant portfolio and offering, and a genuine love for the industry.
Watch this space!