In May 2014 Delta insourced its property management function. The property services team has collectively over 50 years of experience. The property services team have been instrumental in delivering on Delta’s promise to investors to ensuring that tenants pay and that buildings are maintained and upgraded.
Managing Director – Property Services
Estate Agents Board Exam (AEAB), Diploma in Business Management (Dip.BM), Certificate Labour Law, Diploma course in Marketing Management from Wits Technikon (AIMM)
Phil holds a position of Managing Director, Property Services responsible for the overall management of DPAM’s property services.
He has over 25 years’ experience in Property and has held various key positions previously as National Portfolio Manager responsible for managing Retail, Commercial and Industrial leasing, Managing a team of Professionals and Head of departments with the main KPI’s being leasing strategy, Budgeting, National tenant liaising, overseeing Centre managers, the marketing function and facilities team Nationally.
Dean Kreusch holds a National Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Port Elizabeth Technikon. He has over 2 decades’ experience in the property sector, having held various positions including project manager, building services manager and building services advisor. Dean’s all round experience and knowledge of asset management combined with his engineering skillset provides significant depth to the Delta team.
Mfanafuthi is a B.Com Graduate from the University of Cape Town. He has worked for various Property Managers on a wide range of property portfolios. Mfanafuthi brings with him wealth of experience in managing JSE listed property funds during his tenures at Hermans & Roman as well as Broll Property Group. Prior to joining Delta he worked as a Senior Portfolio Accountant on a Delta portfolio managed by Finlay & Associates. He also formed part of the senior management team that managed Delta Africa properties in Mozambique while under Finlay & Associates Property Management, giving him exposure to international listed funds. In addition to his property experience, he has also served as a member of the Management Board for a Provident Fund for Finlay & Associates, representing the employees. His experience and knowledge of property management was indeed a well calculated addition to the Delta Team. He joined Delta as a Financial Manager in September 2015.
Senior Operational Asset Manager
Beston holds a Master of Science in Development Planning, a Bachelor of Science in Property Studies and Business Accounting & Finance for Managers. He joined Delta Property Fund in April 2017 as Senior Operational Asset Manager, focusing on the KZN, Free State and Northern Cape portfolios of the fund.
He has over 15 years’ experience in the property sector having started as a Senior Town Planner at the City of Johannesburg, later moving to Transnet Properties as Manager Property Development and Portfolio Manager. He joined Tongaat Hulett Developments as Development Executive where he spearheaded developments around Gateway and the rest of the Ridge area, for six years. He was a Chief Executive Officer of Itawa Property Solutions, a private property management, property development and investment entity.
Prior to joining Delta Property Fund, Beston was Group Properties Executive at Ithala Development Finance Corporation, a development finance institution(DFI) a government entity which owns and manages assets in KZN is excess of R8billion in value. He was responsible for strategic management of assets and team, being also a member of EXCO, reporting into the Group Chief Executive and accountable to the Board.