After graduating in business and law at the University of Stellenbosch I spent 25 years in the local and international wine industry. At first in the corporate world as Marketing... Director at Kersaf and from 1990 managing my own wine interests. These included the Diners Club Wine Society, Cape Vintners International and various wine interests. In 2004 I sold most of these businesses and made a career of my then second business interest-property. This was to large extent also influenced by my wife who launched Engel & Völkers in SA in 2000. This is my ninth year in the property industry as a property professional and I enjoyed my best year ever in 2009 resulting in sales of over R50m and achieving the coveted Platinum status within RE/MAX. I have lived in Hout Bay for 30 years now. I am blessed with 5 children. The eldest is an actuary at PWC, the eldest daughter is at Growthpoint, SA's largest property company and the 3 youngest girls are at schools in Berlin and cape Town.