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Steve Brookes

Steve holds a National Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering and is the founder and current Chief Executive of Balwin Properties, with over 22 years’ experience in the position at the company. Balwin is the JSE’s only national large-scale developer of turnkey sectional-title apartments and surrounding infrastructure aimed at the mid- to upper market segment.

Prior to founding Balwin in 1996, Steve spent four years as a civil engineer at Eskom and three years as a project manager at Matrix projects.

He is also the chairman of the Balwin Foundation,  a non-profit company established in 2016 by Balwin Properties and aimed at making a social difference in the education, training and funding landscape. The foundation provides scholarships, bursaries, awards and loans for study, research and teaching in areas relevant to the Balwin’s business model to ensure the development of a future generation of skilled practitioners.

Steve is passionate about environmentally responsible building practices and is the driving force behind Balwin’s approach to minimising its environmental impact by achieving green building ratings at its developments, including 6-Star Green Star ratings from the GBCSA for its lifestyle centres and net zero certification.

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