THE STORY OF WATERFORD BRIDGE

OUR ROOTS ARE IN PROPERTY, BUT WE HAVE GROWN AND DEVELOPED INTO A DIVERSIFIED COMPANY OVER THE LAST 3 DECADES…

We are rooted in property

Property has inspired us to create spaces for all purposes. We want to see the value of all property unlocked, very much the way we see the Value in People unlocked, every Person has a purpose and so has Property.

We pay attention to the finest details and put great effort into crafting practical and functional living spaces for real people. We do this in a way that creates harmony between the beauty of nature and the needs of human beings.

We understand the responsibility that we as Developers have towards the greater society and therefore aim to make sure that our developments carry mutual benefit and serves the communities for whom they are designed and built for.

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COMBINING EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE, WE ARE PROUD OF THE TEAM WE HAVE ASSEMBLED TO LEAD OUR EFFORTS AT WATERFORD BRIDGE.

Louis van der Vyver

DIRECTOR

Louis started off his career in Law. He completed his B. Proc Law Degree (4 years) at the University of Pretoria in 1982 and was admitted as an attorney at the age of 22. He practiced law as a partner at a small boutique property firm before joining a large corporate law firm as an associate. After practicing law for a total of 4 years, his ambition was always to join the business world.

Before taking this next step, Louis enrolled for his MBA degree in 1987 at the Business School at the University of Pretoria, today known as GIBS. Upon completion all subjects and his thesis, he joined Central Merchant Bank (Senbank) as a consultant in the Project Finance (Structured Finance) Department. During his tenure at Senbank he was involved in many local and international transactions.

In 1990 Louis started an Integrated Property Consulting Company with Partners which lead to the formation of Invest Group Projects in 1991. The Group specialised in various property developments, from hospitals, Retail & Offices, Residential and Leisure. In 2017 Invest Group Projects was rebranded as Waterford Bridge Property Group. The Group continued in the same focus areas of property development.

During the many years a number Businesses Ventures were created or acquired over the years. Many had an underlying property as the backbone which required a fully functional and profitable business to add value to the property. Examples of these businesses are Hospitals, Clinics, Medical Centres, Logistics, Country Clubs, Hospitality Businesses and Leisure venues.

During the last 30 years he had exposure to a wide variety of transactions and businesses, ranging from structuring & funding arrangements to the actual creation of new businesses. Such would be the development of hospitals, the formation of a group of hospitals, ultimately the listing of the hospital group.

Over the last couple of years his interest has been diversiified to Consulting in the Human Capital Investments. As the focus on People broaden, it started a focus on entrepreneurship and business ventures.

Nico le Roux

DIRECTOR & PROJECT MANAGER

Nico started working in the Engineering Consulting industry in 2011 after finishing this BTech in Structural Engineering. His expertise is in the design of buildings and structures in most of the field in the industry ranging from Petroleum, Heavy and light industrial, Commercial & Residential buildings.
He was appointed as a Project Manager in 2016 at Waterford Bridge with his duties ranging frOm, management of the rental portfolio, management, and completion of all the existing and new projects, which including the management of the professional teams, municipalities approval, the construction and completion phases of the projects

Jaco van Deventer

PROJECT MANAGER

Jaco’s first position after leaving school was as manager of a car wash on the East Rand. One of their clients recruited him into the Security Industry in Egypt where he was responsible for the personal security of certain VIP’s. Upon returning to South Africa, together with his sister they owned and managed a Bar / Lounge at a Hotel in Underberg, Natal. From here he leased the Golf Club in Kokstad and operated the golf course and all other facilities. Familiar with the catering and food environment, he joined the Papachinos Restaurant Group in 2012. In 2014 Jaco joined The Venue at Midrand as General Manger.

Beverley Prentice

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Beverley Prentice completed her Bachelor of Accounting Sciences degree in 1992 and having completed 5 years of Articles with Coetzee Johnson Auditors and in 1989 joined Infotech as the assistant accountant.
Beverley has worked with Waterford Bridge on a part time basis from 2011 to 2016 when she became a permanent employee .
Her main focus is all financial aspects of the business and administration.