Richard W Currie - CEO

Richard Currie is an active property developer and is responsible for identifying property investment and development opportunities for a number of privately held property portfolios.

Richard is well known as a "deal maker" and brings with him a strong network of property professionals active throughout South Africa.

He holds an MBA (Construction & Real Estate), a diploma in project management (RICS), and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Business Economics Real Estate. He completed the Estate Agents Board Examination in October 1991.

Philip Trapps - COO

Philip Trapps joined Currie Group in 2013 but has been involved with the Currie Group since 2008 in various roles. Philip is a Quantity Surveyor and has over 37 years of experience in the construction and property development industries.

He spent 19 years with Liberty Properties where he assumed various rolls including Quantity Surveyor, Property Manager, managing the Building Services Department and Head of Facilities and Projects.

Philip is a registered member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors and The Project Managers Institute of South Africa.

Sandro Mendace – Head Of Broking

Sandro joined the Currie Group at the end of 2016 to head up the broking division of Currie Group. Sandro has extensive experience in commercial and industrial property and managed a successful private company for almost 10 years. Sandro started his property career in 2003 as an industrial broker specializing in the East Rand area.

During this time he has successfully negotiated transactions with many companies including the likes of Sasfin, 3M, Nampak, Sandvik, EWC Express, Reymar Freight, Sportron, Rawlins Wales and Partners, Mincon and many others. 

Sandro holds a Bachelor of Technology in Marketing through UNISA and is an accredited Master Practitioner in Real Estate as per the Estate Agents Affairs Board. 

David Teasdale – Head Of Auctions

David recently joined the Currie Group to re-establish the auction division and carry on the Currie Group’s proud auction history. Nine years prior to joining the Currie Group, David worked for a well known auctioneering company where he ran the property division.

David has a vast amount of experience in the fields of residential, industrial and commercial property auctions, sales, letting and property management. For over 12 years he built a significant reputation and network by successfully sourcing, processing and concluding numerous property deals. for many high net-worth individuals, syndicated buying groups, large institutions, banks and listed property funds in South Africa.

David takes a multi-disciplinary approach to real estate strategy and solutions.

Marike Van Niekerk – Financial Manager

Marike has been involved with Currie Group since 2014 and was appointed as Financial Manager in 2015.  Marike is responsible for the accounting aspects of the Currie Group portfolio and its associated companies. 

Marike holds a Senior Bookkeeping qualification and has 10 years’ experience in the financial field.