Deon van Zyl


    Position Title: Director
    Qualifications: B.Arch Stud. and B.Arch
    Experience: 16 years

    Career History:
    Deon van Zyl holds degrees in architecture from the University of the Free State and a master’s degree in Urban Design from the University of Cape Town. He cut his teeth in the redevelopment of brownfield land, with exposure to land remediation. He spent 10 years with Heartland Properties, the property arm of the JSE listed AECI Ltd., of which he was Development Director for four years. His interest lies in Development Facilitation through a multi-disciplinary approach, with specific emphasis on land beneficiation, precinct development and brownfields land remediation and development.

    As well as being a Director in AL&A, he is the sole proprietor of Cue Group Development Facilitation and specialises in land sourcing, development conceptualisation, land beneficiation through management of environmental and planning applications, concept design, lease negotiations and project finance negotiations. In addition, Deon is a Director of URBA, a specialist urban design and architecture practice, where he advises on project feasibility and development strategies.

    Some of the projects that he has been involved in include Paardevlei, Somerset West; the Triangle (Somerset Mall); the Interchange, Somerset West and the Helderberg Coastal Sewer, Somerset West.

    Current projects include the Milkwood Precinct in Gordons Bay; Watergate Commercial Site; the Killarney International Raceway, as well as acting as advisor to parastatal entities.

    He has been the Chairman of the Western Cape Property Development Forum since 2011 and still holds this position.

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