Hein Ehlers of Devmark Property Group selected as Top CEO by International Association

14 August 2018

The CEO of Devmark Property Group, Hein Ehlers, has 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 industry.

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honour in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honourees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.

Ehlers earned his MBA from Stellenbosch University after completing his BSoc Sc Degree. According to the President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami,

“Choosing Ehlers for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. He is a brilliant and talented leader in property development and financial management. He was exactly what we were looking for and we know we will be seeing more outstanding things from this man. We also hope to spend time with him at our gala this year at the Plaza Hotel in NYC.”

With over two decades of professional experience in property development and investments, Ehlers has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field. As a dynamic results-driven leader, Ehlers has led the Devmark Property Group to be recognised as one of the top property development and investment companies in the Western Cape.

Says Ehlers:

“I’m humbled, honoured and thrilled to have been selected for this prestigious award and to join past recipients whom I’ve long admired and respected. I’d like to thank the IAOTP for choosing me and also salute all my fellow nominees. They have all made incredible contributions in their respective fields. And of course my family, especially my wife and kids, for always supporting me.”

Ehlers’s key responsibilities at Devmark Property Group include business strategy and implementation, marketing, project development, financial management, legal matters, property management and overseeing financial execution.

Looking back, Ehlers attributes his success to his perseverance, mentors along the way, attention to detail and understanding of the property market in South Africa and internationally.

“I’ve been blessed in that I love what I do and feel that this is just the beginning. I hope to be involved in many world-class developments in the future and to continue working as an entrepreneur for many years to come. Furthermore, I’d like to make a difference in people’s lives anyway that I can.”

When he is not working, Ehlers enjoys reading, golfing, traveling and spending time with his family.

Throughout his illustrious career, Ehlers has been recognised worldwide and has received many awards, accolades and was featured in several publications. 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. He was selected by Bristol Who’s Who as Outstanding Professional of the Year in 2016 and inducted into Worldwide Branding for his contributions to his industry. In 2013, he was recognised by Worldwide Who’s Who for his outstanding leadership and commitment to property development. Ehlers was recognised for his contributions to property in the Western Cape by the Institute of Marketing Management in 1998.

For more information on Ehlers, please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hein-ehlers-2b43696a/


The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organisation who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. It is not a membership that anyone can join. You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honourary member after a brief interview.

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires. IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organisation that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

All honourees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honour their achievements.