“I started out in the real estate business in 2005 and have never looked back. I have always been involved in property holistically and with a focus on luxury gated estates, I have partnered with several developers in the conceptualisation, marketing and selling of their developments. Being involved on both sides of the strategy completes the circle and has given me a keen insight into not only what the developers needs are, but also what buyers are looking for.
I am exceptionally proud to have been associated with some of the finest and most-desirable gated estates on KZN’s North Coast, and arguably, South Africa. My latest venture, Balize Private Estate, promises some of the finest ocean views in the Sibaya Coastal Precinct and homes, with a resort-feel, designed around the amazing coastal climate.”
“Although much of my adult life was spent on the rugby field, I always had an interest in property. A career in rugby is intense and rewarding but also short-lived, and I knew that real estate was where I ultimately saw myself. Being in property has proved successful, and I have had the privilege of being strategically involved in establishing, buying and selling property in South Africa.
During my sporting days, I was fortunate enough to have travelled the world, but my heart has always been here, in South Africa, and most certainly, the North Coast. I have taken my passion and turned it into a career and feel like I have scored the winning try by forming a real estate company with some of my oldest friends. We, Cameron Owen James, have the privilege to be involved with Balize Private Estate, and see this amazing development come to life. This place is all about living a distinctly coastal lifestyle but with the family as its focus; and that truly resonates with me.”
“The last 9 years have been a great learning journey for me. I made the transition into the property industry and began in a sales position here in KZN. I have had the opportunity to work for some of KZN’s premium coastal estates and have gained so much valuable knowledge and insight.
Every day I am applying my keen understanding about the ever-growing trend of living in a secure estate to unlock exactly what it is that our buyers want. This invaluable experience helped me to evolve into my role as Sales Manager of Balize Private Estate, and provide consistently outstanding, client-focused service. I understand, that beyond a sale, a buyer is not just a buyer, and a home is more than bricks and mortar and I am so passionate about Balize and the unmatchable lifestyle it offers.
“My property journey began at Stellenbosch where I completed my degree in Economics. My eager mind led me to London where I took up a position at a multi-national investment firm before returning to South Africa to join Nedbank Private Wealth. The transition into property seemed like a natural progression for me, particularly because, property is still one of the top investment classes in South Africa.
My background in investment banking armed me with in-depth knowledge of the property sector, and moreover, the potential value of putting your money into something where it can grow-like Balize Private Estate. To become involved with property on the client-facing side is a new challenge for me, and one that I am excited and well-equipped to take on!”
“I have spent the last 5 years of my career involved in residential sales- there’s nothing quite like seeing the joy on a family’s face when they have found the home of their dreams! Not only have I enjoyed the personal interaction that I have had with my clients through this, but I have also benefitted from the knowledge I have gained in doing so. It is this knowledge and experience which has given me the confidence and push to take the next step to move on to residential development sales.
Knowing the Balize team and the exceptional service they offer, I immediately fitted in with them, as the ‘white glove’ approach is something I pride myself on. Balize Private estate has allowed me to take this approach to the next level by combining exceptional service with a premium product that gives the client tailor-made options.
The move into development sales is a good fit for me for so many reasons, one being the go-getter attitude of the team- they look forward together and I am proud to be building this future vision with them.”
“I have spent a large portion of my career as a Conveyancing Paralegal at one of KZN’s highly-regarded law firms. I am fully adept when it comes to the entire transfer process for Sectional Title and Freestanding properties.
My experience has also taught me the ins and outs of the bond registration process with the 5 major South African banks. I entered the property industry from a different angle at Balize Private Estate, as a dedicated onsite Sales Administrator with a varied scope of responsibilities. I have found that my experience in conveyancing has stood me in good stead to ensure a high-degree of quality and attention to detail in the legal dealings we have with our home owners. “
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