Comprised of a skilled team of strategists, engineers, project managers, quantity surveyors, chartered accountants, economists, change management and communication experts, property, facilities operations and real estate technology specialists, our multi-disciplinary team brings the full weight of their knowledge and experience to every project.
Adam Sargent +
Adam graduated from Rhodes University (South Africa) where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree.
Prior to establishing Betapoint in 2003, Adam worked for Citibank in the UK before returning to South Africa in 1999 to enjoy a successful career at Arthur Andersen as a member of the Energy and Utilities practice.
Given his entrepreneurial drive and strategic vision, Adam founded Betapoint and has built a high caliber and multi-skilled team which is able to provide clients with thought leadership, while maintaining the ability to roll up their sleeves and drive pragmatic solutions for critical initiatives.
Minette Eiselen +
Minette has 8 years in industry and is a registered professional architect. She is both a creative and a scientific scholar with a Master’s Degree in Architecture and an MBA from GIBS.
Her ability to approach challenges from a creative and an analytical perspective means that she is always challenging herself to think differently and solve problems in innovative ways, adding value and a unique viewpoint to corporate real estate portfolio solutions.
She has extensive experience in running all the aspects of numerous development projects and is inspired by the numerous possibilities that exist for unlocking value for clients, both financially and through creating effective workplace solutions. She further believes that the fast-paced development of the information revolution and tech innovations that have already begun to transform the shape of real estate, offer exciting new opportunities for corporate clients at Betapoint.
Leroushka Coopen +
Leroushka loves change and believes that growth comes from a conscious decision to continuously do things differently and push boundaries. As an expert in change management, she enjoys inspiring strategic change within organisations and taking it from concept to implementation to adoption.
She has 12 years’ experience in change management as well as Implementation of Organisational Design and Development and Project Management, among other things. With a B.A. Degree in Human Resource Management and a BComm. Honors in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, she is a people-centric person and believes that, when organisations adopt an agile approach to people, work, technology and environment, growth develops naturally from there.
Susan Snaddon +
Sue has over 21 years in the industry and specialises in Project and Design Team Integration and Management on a variety of projects from building and urban design, to construction, to research. She has an MSt in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment from the University of Cambridge, UKand a BSc (Building Science) from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
With a background that is strongly interdisciplinary, she enjoys a wide range of experience and interests, which allow her to view projects from a holistic perspective. Empathetic and collaborative in nature, she is able to put herself in the user’s shoes and see things from their perspective in order to find truly integrated solutions.
Georgia Stylianou +
Georgia has a Masters Degree in Industrial Psychology, WITS, Honours Degree in Industrial Psychology, RAU and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Industrial Psychology and Business Management, UNISA. She is also a member of the Association of Change Management Practitioners.
In her 17 years of working in the areas of change management, HR performance improvement, individual, team and organisational development and assessments, she has developed a sound understanding of how to improve organisational behavior performance and employee productivity, and embed successful change initiatives.
What she finds most inspiring about her job is how the workplace is continually evolving, where the whole flow is about agile work, ergonomics and addressing challenges from a behavioural perspective.
Phil Bradley +
Phil is a seasoned project management professional and strives to provide real impact and value for clients. Phil joined Betapoint for its flat, collaborative and entrepreneurial structure, as well as its strong and unique reputation, great culture, people and growth potential in the global market.
Phil has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Cum Laude) and an MBA.
Thoriso Rampedi +
Thoriso is passionate about the impact that a workplace has on its employees. She is good with people which allows her to not only understand client requirements, but to understand this from an individual’s personal points of view.
This has allowed her to blend her real estate studies with her natural affinity with people to deliver impactful solutions for our clients. Thoriso has a BSc Honours in Property Studies from the University of Pretoria.
Donovan Kingsburgh +
Donovan been in the industry for over 7 years. He has a BSc Engineering (Civil) from the University of Witwatersrand and specializes in Project Management in the Built environment.
A firm believer in doing it right the first time, he spends a great deal of time researching, analysing and picking other people’s brains. This continual pursuit of knowledge, together with his work ethic, allows him to manage projects within their budget and timeframe. A task orientated individual, he has a talent for breaking larger pieces of work into smaller manageable components.
He is also a pragmatist and believes in working in teams saying that, “when people work together, helping each other achieve their best, it is the easiest way to get things done.”
Kate McLaren +
Kate is an associate partner to Betapoint, with over 25 years’ experience in the workplace industry, specialising in briefing and design concepts that support organisations undergoing change. She believes that governance and communication are both key to the success of projects involving change and has developed tools and methods for engaging end users in a process that is typically unfamiliar to them.
Kate works together with our team to deliver workplace strategy services and design concepts. Prior to this she was Director of Interior Design UK for DEGW, a leading global workplace consultancy. Kate contributed the ‘model fit out brief’ for the second edition of ‘Managing the Brief for Better Design’ co-written by Alastair Blyth and John Worthington.
Mike Packham +
Mike is an associate partner to Betapoint, with over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. During this period he has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from landscaping, through new build and refurbishment to civil/heavy engineering works.
Having trained initially as a Quantity Surveyor, he subsequently obtained a Master’s degree in Property Development / Project Management and later became recognized as an expert facilities management consultant. He is therefore uniquely qualified to advise clients at every stage of the building life cycle and this is reflected by the wide variety of projects with which he has been involved.
Alison Goldstuck +
Alison is a seasoned strategy consultant with two master’s degrees (cum laude) and 15 years’ blue-chip experience delivering complex projects.
Her areas of expertise include strategy, research, functional solutions, governance and project management. Key projects in the risk analysis and governance space include:
- Creating a business case for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risk integration into decision making processes for the United Nations;
- Commenting and analysing the impact of King Code IV on firm’s behaviour for IoDSA and the UNPRI; and
- Identifying risks and mitigants affecting project finance deals for Citibank and the IDC.
Michele Langman +
In an industry as heavily legislated as ours is, you need someone like Michele on your side. She is our legal brain with a BCom Law, LLB and LLM. A lover of rules, she sees the law as a useful tool that assists all parties involved in coming to the best possible conclusion that benefits everyone involved.
She believes that, similar to humans, every piece of real estate is different - each one comes with its own personality, back story and characteristic. And she uses the law to find a structured and beneficial outcome for every “personality” type.
Rynhardt Schuld +
Rynhardt has a passion for Capital Expenditure Projects, particularly design and builds, and brings this passion and expertise to his role in Construction Project Management. Rynhardt’s strength is in understanding the client's needs and interpreting and relaying those to the project and development team in order to deliver on the client's needs and requirements in full.
Armed with a can-do attitude, he prides himself on identifying obstacles and assisting with a resolution to overcome these challenges.
Ian Druce +
Ian’s focus is in real estate consulting and advisory. Having completed a certificate in ‘green’ building through the GBCSA and having concluded an honours research report in well-located affordable housing, he is particularly interested in both sustainability as well as the dynamics of the social housing market.
Ian is a critical thinker and combines this with his experience and knowledge to provide strategic advice and guidance with a property focus to the clients.
Medeine Trubinevicius +
Medeine has over six years of experience in public institutions and over seven years of experience as a researcher, project manager, and educator, working extensively with academic institutions, museums, archives and publishers.
Her experience spans both the international and local market as she has worked with the National Museum of Lithuania in Vilnius, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, and the South African History Archive in Johannesburg specialising in exhibition development and collections research.
Furthermore, Mediene continues to be an instructor at the University of Toronto, School for Continuing Studies where she facilitates two courses as part of the Freelance Writing Certificate.
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Julie Taylor +
Julie has consulted to numerous businesses, large and small, as well as non-profits.
In the field of communications, Julie advises on strategy and project management, including internal and external communications, and public relations. Her areas of expertise include assessment of stakeholder and media relationships, reputation management, strategic communications planning, creating appropriate structures and processes for managing the media, advisory on language, tone and positioning, media training, and reactive and crisis communications.
In the field of art, and drawing on her strong network of artists, curators, gallerists and academics, Julie advises on the African contemporary art landscape, including sourcing and acquiring new art and commissions. She also advises on how to position current and new art projects to the public and media to build external engagement.
Julie is the founder and director of Guns & Rain; one of Africa’s first online art galleries.
Previously, Julie was Head of Google's Communications where she made a significant impact on internet access and internet education for Africans.
Julie holds degrees in Development Studies and Social Anthropology. Her research has been published in multiple academic journals in the fields of Anthropology, History and Political Ecology. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Art History.
Thinus Coetzee +
Thinus has 37 years’ experience in the security environment. For the last ten years of his official career in the state sector he was involved in analysing security threats to the state and parastatal sectors through using and managing the relevant databases. Since he became involved with the private sector, he has advised and completed risk analyses for a variety of sectors in the industrial, business and corporate environments. He also conducted investigations into security-related matters.
Thinus has post-graduate qualifications in Criminology and National Strategy (Masters level).
Komani Mfuni +
Komani has over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of sectors. He has honed his problem solving skills working in industries from real estate to financial services and retail to higher education. Komani is solution orientated and enjoys taking on big and complex challenges with a view to turning them around and capturing economic value.
He is a collaborative team player takes full ownership and accountability for projects and is committed to delivering quality work in time, at all times. His passion for Development aspects – including design and planning, funding structuring and development management as well as property deal structuring – means that he is always pushing himself to find the best solution for the clients’ needs.
Stacy Nikolayenko +
Stacy has more than 12 years’ experience in building-up and managing diverse teams throughout Sub-Saharan Africa including resource management, project office, operational excellence and business processes & tools. Her key competencies include project, programme and change management, as well as driving large scale improvement projects. Her natural curiosity and passion for solving problems means that she is always looking at challenges from an unexpected angle.
Stacy is highly organised with excellent analytical and communication skills, she has a deep understanding of how organisations undergo change and what ensures successful organisational changes. Stacy is a certified PRINCE 2 Practitioner, has a yellow belt in Six Sigma and completed NMP through WITS Business School where she received Top Student Award. She is a firm believer in continuous learning and personal development.
Grant Steppe +
Grant has experience in the industry, specializing in the Financial and strategic analysis of large corporates on the African continent, across a variety of industries. He was drawn to the real estate industry because of its dynamic nature as an asset class, and loves the challenge of taking a complex set of problems and breaking them down into their core issues. This would surprise no one who knows his curious nature and has encountered his persistent drive to understand how the world works.
This curiosity has served him well in understanding the issues clients face, from the start to finish of a project. In an industry that is always evolving, Grant thinks that the real estate industry is at a point where it has to reimagine the role of buildings and structures in society. Brick and mortar buildings are no longer just structures to protect us from the elements but spaces that need to inspire us whilst also working in synergy with the natural world around us.