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Meet The Team

Our Team

At Dewvest we strive to build a sharing, abundance-driven ethos within our expanding team. The belief that we can make business work profitably for all our stakeholders has allowed us to serve our clients with distinction while maintaining a strong entrepreneurial focus throughout.

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Bertus de Waal

Managing Director

B Comm.LLB

Bertus is a qualified attorney and has a wealth of experience in commercial banking; notably in Structured Property Finance at Investec Bank.

Bertus builds profitable and sustainable projects. He specialises in identifying, facilitating and realising value in the property sector through leveraging his experience, relationships and networks. Bertus is a self-starter and a natural entrepreneur, blessed with high energy and the ability to think laterally. His skill set includes deal making, raising equity and creative investment & property strategy; while he also assists retail and commercial tenants in finding solutions to their diverse needs. Bertus has a proven track record in the implementation and management of large property deals and has been at the helm of Dewvest since inception.

Stephan de Waal

Executive Director

B.Comm Hons (Management Accounting), CSb® (SA), CFP®

Stephan is an accomplished Private Wealth Manager and Stockbroker. Since joining the JSE listed PSG Wealth group in 2006, he founded the successful Firestation, Saxonwold branch in 2017 which he leads. The branch is tasked with the stewardship of funds in excess of R5 billion and more than 2000 clients. Stephan provides valuable strategic input in financial structuring, asset management and risk analysis to the Dewvest group.

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Louis de Waal

Chairman

BA (Law, Literature and Political Science)

Louis has more than four decades’ experience in various service industries including advertising, the car rental industry and politics. Previous positions include MD of PAG Placements which became the PSG Group and involvement with the initial business that evolved to become the successful Capitec Bank.

Louis brings strategic know-how and business perspective to the group and provides insight in risk identification and mitigation; crucial to the entrepreneurial arm of the business.

Vicki Lorenzen

Chief Operating Officer

B Compt Hons (CTA)

Vicki held several positions over a 21 year period with the Investec group; her most recent position prior to joining Dewvest in 2021 was in the Structured Property Finance Team.

Vicki possesses strong networking skills, has a natural ability to build relationships, is passionate about property, an expert dealmaker and seasoned in the financial structuring of real estate projects. Vicki is able to successfully integrate high attention to detail with a holistic approach to strategic management.

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Marelize Meyer

Financial Accountant

B.Comm (Management Accounting), Professional Accountant (SA, SAIPA)

Marelize has more than 15 years’ experience as an accountant and brings a meticulous approach to management accounting and a high work ethic to the Dewvest group.

Heidi Basson

General and Legal Consultant

B Comm.LLB

Heidi is a qualified attorney and expert private banker (Investec Bank). She is an experienced regulatory administrator and provides Dewvest with organisational skills and legal know-how; a highly prized skillset within the rigidly regulated real estate environment in which Dewvest conducts business.

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