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Leading Property Developer receives multiple awards at African Property Award

16 October 2018

Devmark Property Group wins in three categories

Leading property developer, Devmark Property Group, won three prestigious African Property Awards including Best Residential Development and Best Development Marketing for The Plettenberg Manor, as well as Best Single Unit Residential Development for Klein D’Aria Private Estate.

The African Property Awards, the most acclaimed industry awards throughout the region, are recognised as a mark of excellence for property professionals. Judged by an independent panel of 80
industry experts, judging was focused on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability.

Says Hein Ehlers, CEO of Devmark Property Group:

“We’re absolutely thrilled with our three African Property Awards. The awards acknowledge leaders in all sectors of the property and real-estate industry and is the largest, most esteemed, and widely recognised programme throughout the region. It confirms our maxim of always striving for excellence in every aspect of our developments.”

Ehlers continues that, based on these achievements, Devmark Property Group will be attending the Global Awards in Dubai in October. The highest-scoring winners from each region including Africa, Arabia, Europe, Canada, Central and South America, the Caribbean, USA, UK and Asia Pacific are automatically entered into the overall International Awards to be announced in December, which ultimately determine the world’s finest property companies.

Winner in two categories, The Plettenberg Manor is the group’s latest retirement development. Ehlers comments:

“I’m extremely proud of this development. Plettenberg Bay has been my second home for the past 37 years and I adore the area’s natural beauty. With its coastal location and excellent security, The Plettenberg Manor will offer residents direct access to a private beach, beautiful hiking trails, bird hides for birdwatchers, and bowling greens – all on the estate. A shuttle service will make getting around easy and convenient. Not only does it offer excellent return on investment, but also an incomparable and secure lifestyle.”

He continues that the former Keurbooms River Hotel will be restored and refurbished to function as the estate’s clubhouse, offering residents and guests the best dining and leisure experience.

“The clubhouse will include a restaurant, coffee shop, ladies bar, beauty salon, a convenience store, assisted living suites as well as a healthcare centre including a 24 bed frail care centre. For the young at heart, the vitality wing of the clubhouse will offer numerous exciting options to stay fit and healthy,” he explains.

Accommodation types include the Grey Heron and Egret Luxury Homes, the Kingfisher and Sandpiper Cottages as well as apartments, selling between R1 550 million to R4 350 million
Winner of the Best Single Unit Residential Development, Klein D’Aria Private Residential Estate was launched by Devmark Property Group in a joint venture with D’Aria Vineyards in the Durbanville Wine Valley. Ehlers continues:

“This exclusive development offers 22 luxury homes in a prime location on completion. The estate is situated on the renowned D’Aria wine farm, adjacent to the equally wellknown Majik Forest. It offers 24-hour security, easy access to cycling and jogging trails on the wine farm, as well as close proximity to shopping centres and top schools. It’s absolutely ideal for families seeking a luxurious, wholesome, secure and convenient lifestyle. With only two exclusive homes still available on the estate, prospective buyers should make haste.”

These designer homes come with high quality brands such as Smeg, Hansgrohe, Gerberit, Easy Life Kitchens and Aspen Flooring, to name but a few. Ehlers adds:

“Buyers can rest assured that they’ll invest in a superior security estate, unique in its offering. The price range is competitive compared to other new developments and will offer excellent capital growth in the long run.”

Accolades have been streaming in for Devmark Property Group this year. Global Brands Magazine Awards selected Devmark as the Best Premium Property Investment and Development Brand in South Africa. Ehlers has also 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 industry.

He concludes:

“It’s an honour to know that our efforts are recognised globally. I’d like to congratulate each and every member of our experienced team. Our success rests on the shared philosophy of providing an exceptional and comprehensive service to all our clients. By drawing upon the group’s collective knowledge and expertise, we hope that Devmark will continue to grow and prosper. The commitment of all our employees, associates, partners and stakeholders is highly valued.”

  • The official Awards website is www.propertyawards.net
  • The official announcements will be made on Thursday, 11 October 2018 at the Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.
  • The IPAX Dubai, Africa & Arabia Global exhibition and networking event will be taking place on 11 October 2018 at Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah Hotel, offering an exclusive networking arena for industry professionals. For more information, please visit: https://www.ipaxglobal.com/dubaiafrica-arabia/
  • Salice, the world leader in the field of opening systems and fittings, is the 2018 Associate Sponsor of the African Property Awards and the International Property Awards as a whole