Home Owners Association
The Pearl Valley Home Owners Association plays an active role and forms an integral part towards ensuring the growth and success of the Estate. The current Board of Trustees are: Martin Venter, Morné Bosch (Chairman), Sarel Rossouw, Ryk Neethling, Renier Swart, Chris McCann, Wouter de Vos, Colin Laity and Marcel Swanepoel.
He has sufficient experience and knowledge to lead the development and professional team for the conceptualization and the implementation of any size of property development. Martin Venter is the Executive Chairman and Founder of the Elements Group of Companies which developed, amongst others, the Val de Vie Estate. His qualifications include BLC (Law), LLB (UP), Hons., MBA (US) and R.E.E.S, Private Equity and Venture Capital (Harvard Business School). He is also an Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Martin initially built his career as a commercial attorney in litigation and garnered extensive experience in property development and property investment as one of the early / founding directors in Atterbury Property Cape (Pty) Ltd. As developer he has completed many successful residential and commercial property developments in excess of R3bn. He was awarded the ABSA entrepreneur of the year in 1994. He is also an annual guest lecturer at UCT for their MSc Property Studies programme.
Chairman of the Pearl Valley HOA and Managing Director of Elements Management, a private company contracted to manage and administer the HOA. He also serves as Chairman of the Val de Vie Board of Trustees of the HOA and follows a hands-on approach in managing the HOA to ensure that the Board of Trustees fulfil its responsibilities with the help of the managing agent. His field of expertise lies in business restructuring, business development and operations management. He completed his articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, obtained a CA (SA), and an MBA (USA).
Group Financial Director of the Val de Vie entities. He has a background in auditing and worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers until December 2007 where after he joined Val de Vie. Sarel is a qualified CA (SA). He has a wide range of business expertise, both in the capacity as auditor, director and shareholder in various entities in different market segments. He is Chief Financial Officer in developments with an aggregate value in excess of R 1 billion and is skilled in development feasibility, financing, sales and investment in property and related aspects.
Olympic Gold Medallist, three time World Champion and founder of the Learn to Swim Academies across South Africa. Ryk spent four years in the real estate industry having assisted in the development and management of various commercial properties after obtaining a degree in BA Psychology and Business at the University of Arizona, USA. He also obtained his Arizona Real Estate License in 2001. In 2009 he was appointed Marketing Director of Val de Vie Estate and Elements Management being actively involved with real estate sales and new developments, promoting the Estate’s wines and restaurant and successfully steering the Val de Vie Magazine.
Chairman of Val de Vie Security and Infrastructure sub-committees. He is the Managing Director and a shareholder of the Star Motor Group. His qualifications include BCom Accounting Honours and CTA (University of Pretoria), BProc (UNISA) and CA (SA). Renier joined Nissan SA in 1996 after completing his articles with PwC. He successfully started a number of Nissan, Ford, Mazda, UD, Fiat and Alfa Romeo dealerships and is a multiple franchise dealer of the year award winner. He also served and chaired a number of vehicle franchise dealer councils. His entrepreneurial skills were acknowledged in 2001 with the Pretoria Business Chamber Business of the Year award. Renier is also an experienced property developer and has successfully completed several large commercial property developments.