Darryl Mayers

SA Trading and Development joint head

I head up the SA trading and development business. Primarily the team is involved in sourcing new land trading and property development opportunities which are tenanted predominantly by blue chip corporates, which we trade on completion. We accommodate our clients (tenants) in distinctive property developments, connecting them to their target market or the business communities that they serve.

Background/experience

I have run two businesses as MD, the first a construction business from 1990-1993 and the second, one of SA’s leading residential estate agencies 2003-2008. I was a property trader at IPG between 1995 and 1999 and an international private banker at Investec between 1999 and 2002.

Qualifications

BSc Building (Wits), MBA (Wits), PLD (Harvard)

What drives me

I am driven by Investec’s entrepreneurial spirit and the energy, people and the authenticity of the place.

My interests

I was a very competitive sportsman with provincial colours in soccer, swimming and triathlons over many years. I still cycle five days a week. Team is important but so is individuality. Sport has taught me the value of focus, endless hours of commitment and discipline. I enjoy reading, music and Jewish studies. I am sociable with a good sense of humour. What you see is what you get, straight shooter, authentic leader.