The success of the Devmark Property Group rests on the shared philosophy of its people at all levels, namely that of providing an exceptional and comprehensive service to clients within the property industry. By drawing upon the Group’s collective knowledge and expertise, Devmark continues to grow and prosper. The commitment of all employees, associates, partners and stakeholders is highly valued. Below are some of the key personnel driving success within Devmark.



Hein Ehlers


Hein Ehlers is the founder and CEO of Devmark Property Group. He holds numerous degrees – a B.Soc.Sc, Bus.Admin.Hon and an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch. In 1998, Hein was recognized for his contributions to property development in the Western Cape by the Institute of Marketing Management. In 2013 he was selected as Outstanding Professional of the Year by Worldwide Who’s Who for his brilliance and talent in property development. In 2016 he was selected by Bristol Who’s Who as Outstanding Professional of the Year and inducted into Worldwide Branding for his contributions to his industry. He has just recently been selected as Top CEO of the Year for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the property development and financial management industry. For 2019 he is being considered for a feature in T.I.P (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and for the Business Innovator of the Year Award by the International Association of Top Professionals.

Jean-Pierre Nortier

Developments Director

Jean–Pierre holds a B.Sc (CM) Hons. from the University of Cape Town, which he completed in 1995. He is an experienced Development Manager specialising in developing investment grade commercial properties both domestically and in Asia.

Francois Le Roux

Financial Director

Francois completed a B.Comm Accounting degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2001. Thereafter he completed three years of articles at an auditing firm. He joined the Group during 2005 as Financial Manager and during 2007, he was appointed as Financial Director. He completed his MBA in 2009.

Jean Ehlers

Director – Residential Development Division

Jean completed a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stellenbosch University and UNISA. He joined Devmark in 2003 when he started out assisting with Devmark’s property marketing. He joined the commercial division in 2004 where he was responsible for the facilitation of commercial and retail development opportunities, leasing and sales. His experience gained over the years in deal facilitation has also lead him into residential development and he is currently full time involved in securing and execution of residential development opportunities across a wide range of products and price classes.

Erik Steyl

Managing Director: Devmark Construction

Erik qualified as a Charted Accountant with Shoprite & Checkers after which he went into business focusing on systems and procedures within the manufacturing and later construction industry. Erik was originally appointed as general manager of Devmark Construction and has subsequently been promoted to the position of director for Devmark Construction.

Heinrich Ehlers

Operations Manager: Devmark Construction

Heinrich studied Socio-Informatics at the University of Stellenbosch and subsequently Business Management and Financial Management at the University of South Africa. Upon completion of his studies he entered the construction industry and was appointed Operations Manager of Devmark Construction in 2012.

Dejane Steyl

Marketing Manager

Dejane completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Unisa in 2004. She founded Devmark Design in 2008 and was appointed as Marketing Manager beginning 2016.

Stephanie Gallowitz

Human Resources Manager

Stephanie joined the Devmark team in 2011, she was responsible for Office Management and Project administration. She completed her Industrial and organisational psychology UNISA degree in 2014 and has completed her Honours. Stephanie was appointed as Human Resources Manager for the Devmark Group in March 2016.

Chanet Muller

Property Administration Manager

In 2007 Chanet completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Management Sciences from the University of Stellenbosch. She joined Devmark Design in 2008 and in 2009 joined the marketing team. She was promoted  to Marketing Manager in 2010 and in 2011 was given the additional responsibility of overseeing the group’s property administration division. She recently handed the marketing reins over to Dejane Steyl and shifted her focus solely on the management of  group’s property portfolio.

Juvan Olivier

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Juvan completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Land and Property Development Management in 2010 and B.Sc (QS) Hons from the University of the Free State in 2012. Thereafter he joined a PQS firm and subsequently a large construction company involved with large state projects. He joined Devmark Construction in 2018 as the Senior Quantity Surveyor taking responsibility of the Quantity Surveying and Estimating departments.