People

South Africa (RLB Pentad)

Nicolas Sheard

Nicolas Sheard

Chief Executive Officer

Nicolas Sheard is a founding member and CEO of RLB Pentad in South Africa. He manages the organisation throughout Africa, focusing on determining and implementing the strategic direction, expanding the business, and building a sustainable, growing company.

Nicolas has extensive experience in managing flagship and high-value projects in all construction sectors. With a vast knowledge base and expertise within the African market, Nicolas liaises with international investors and partners to contribute to development initiatives and projects.

With 28 years’ experience as a professional quantity surveyor, Nicolas also focuses on the development of skills and services within the company, and the quantity surveying profession in South Africa. As a valued expert and mentor, he has served on a discussion panel at the African Property Investment Summit for three consecutive years.

Nicolas is registered with the The South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession. He is a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Association of the Advancement of Cost Engineering and the Institute of Directors Southern Africa.

 

Please contact:

Nicolas Sheard

T +27 12 348 1040

E nicolas.sheard@za.rlb.com

Frans de Jager

Frans de Jager

Director

Frans de Jager is a Director and shareholder of RLB Pentad. He is a professional quantity surveyor with 28 years’ experience, and one of the founding directors of RLB Pentad.

His particular areas of expertise include corporate head offices, retail developments and motor dealerships. He also specialises in managing large-budget projects.

Frans is registered with the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession, and is a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Institute of Namibian Quantity Surveyors, and the South African Council of Shopping Centres.

 

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Frans de Jager

T +27 11 548 4000

E Frans.Dejager@za.rlb.com

Charl Botha

Charl Botha

Director

Charl Botha is a Director and shareholder of RLB Pentad. He has been with the company since its founding in 1997. As a professional quantity surveyor with 21 years’ experience, his fields of specialisation include commercial, industrial and retail projects.

Charl’s expertise includes the handling of large-value projects, corporate head offices, retail developments, industrial projects, restaurants and entertainment facilities, tenant installations and fit-outs, airports and insurance reinstatements.

He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Pretoria for the MSc Property Development course.

Charl is registered with the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession, and is a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, the South African Property Owners Association, the Green Building Council of South Africa, the South African Council of Shopping Centres, the Built Environment Professions Export Council and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

 

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Charl Botha

T +27 348 1040

E charl.botha@za.rlb.com

Martin Meinesz

Martin Meinesz

Director

Martin Meinesz is a Director and shareholder of RLB Pentad. He is a professional quantity surveyor with 16 years’ experience.

Joining RLB Pentad in 2013, his expertise covers full service cost management for commercial offices, shopping centres and sectional title developments, as well as industrial and leisure projects. Martin has specific experience in tall building construction and alteration/conversion projects.

As a passionate advocate of quantity surveying, Martin gives lectures at the University of Cape Town on a regular basis, while also serving as an external examiner and providing a mentorship role to the university. He also presents quantity surveying topics to built environment and consulting firms.

Martin is registered with the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession, and is a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is also registered with the Green Building Council of South Africa as an Accredited Green Star SA Professional.

 

Please contact:

Martin Meinesz

T +27 21 418 9977

martin.meinesz@za.rlb.com

Lichelle Neethling (du Plessis)

Lichelle Neethling (du Plessis)

Director and Shareholder

Joining RLB Pentad in July 2017, Lichelle is a professional quantity surveyor with nine years’ experience operating in the residential, commercial, and education facilities sectors. Her expertise includes estimating, bill preparation, contract administration, cost planning and cost control.

CEO Nicolas Sheard remarked ‘We are delighted to welcome Lichelle to our Cape team. She brings an impressive track record of projects and a strong focus on high quality customer service that is the hallmark of RLB Pentad.’

Lichelle is registered with the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession, and is a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, as well as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying from the University of the Free State.

 

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Lichelle Neethling

T +27 21 861 4880

E lichelle.neethling@za.rlb.com

 

Christiaan Rademan

Christiaan Rademan

Director

Christiaan Rademan is a Director and shareholder of RLB Pentad. He is in charge of expanding RLB Pentad into Africa and has specific expertise in African cost consultancy.

Joining RLB Pentad in 2014, Christiaan has seven years’ experience in the quantity surveying and property development profession. Prior to this, he gained experience working for several high-profile quantity surveying companies and in real estate development.

His areas of expertise include commercial, industrial retail, leisure, residential and mixed-use developments. Specialist skills include preparing financial viability reports for commercial, industrial, retail, leisure, residential and mixed-use developments.

Christiaan is registered with the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession, and is a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

 

Please contact:

Christiaan Raderman

T +27 12 348 1040

E christiaan.rademan@mu.rlb.com

Chetin Ramjee

Chetin Ramjee

Director

Chetin Ramjee is a Director and shareholder of RLB Pentad. A professional quantity surveyor with 14 years’ experience, Chetin joined RLB Pentad in 2004, and has been a director since 2010.

He specialises in commercial, industrial and retail projects, particularly high-value projects. His extensive experience covers retail developments, corporate head offices, hotel and leisure projects, casinos and convention centres, and refurbishments.

Chetin is registered with the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession, and is a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the South African Council of Shopping Centres and the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners.

 

Please contact:

Chetin Ramjee

+27 11 548 4000

E chetin.ramjee@za.rlb.com

Francois Rossouw

Francois Rossouw

Director

Francois Rossouw is a Director and shareholder of RLB Pentad. He is a professional quantity surveyor with 14 years’ experience, having joined RLB Pentad after several years in the UK.

His particular area of specialisation is in project financial management. Francois has experience in corporate head offices, mixed-use developments, university and educational projects, and residential developments.

Since 2010, Francois has led the quantity surveying team on Menlyn Maine, a huge mixed-use green precinct (the first in Africa) and a flagship project for RLB Pentad.

Francois is an Accredited Green Building Professional, and is a member of the Green Building Council of South Africa. He is registered with the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession, and is a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

 

Please contact:

Francois Rossouw

+27 348 1040

E francois.rossouw@za.rlb.com

Evan Sim

Evan Sim

Director and Shareholder

Evan joined RLB Pentad in January 2017 to head up the company’s new office at Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal. He is a professional quantity surveyor with 21 years’ experience, specialising in commercial, retail and mixed-use developments.

With his broad background, Evan has developed expertise that covers cost planning, procurement and cost management of major building and industrial projects in many fields including industrial, residential, hotel and leisure, engineering and infrastructure developments, as well as retail and commercial.

CEO Nicolas Sheard said, ‘Having someone of Evan’s calibre to establish the new Umhlanga office is a tremendous asset for RLB Pentad.’

He is a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, as well as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and is registered with the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying, and a PrQS from the University of Natal (now the University of KwaZulu-Natal).

 

Please contact:

Evan Sim

T +27 31 072 0999

E evan.sim@za.rlb.com

Ross Trusler

Ross Trusler

Director

Ross Karl Trusler is a Director of RLB Pentad in South Africa. He is also the head of the new Project Management department.

Joining the company in 2017, Ross has had extensive exposure to consulting in the South African and Ghanaian retail and commercial office market, as well as in government housing. He also has expertise in waste-to-value plants, which is particularly relevant due to recent waste control legislation in South Africa.

Ross is registered with the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession, and is a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors and South African Council of Shopping Centres.

Ross has a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying from the University of Pretoria.

 

Please Contact:
Ross Trusler
T+27 12 348 1040
E ross.trusler@za.rlb.com

Vuyolwethu Badi

Vuyolwethu Badi

Director

Vuyolwethu Badi is a Director of RLB Pentad. She is a Professional quantity surveyor with over 10 years’ experience within the South African Construction Industry. She specialises in construction cost management in various industry sectors including, retail, commercial and tenant fit-out projects.

Her educational background includes a BTech Degree in Quantity Surveying and a Postgraduate Diploma in Property Development and Management from Wits University. Vuyolwethu has also completed certifications in Core Board Leadership through GIBS and Women in Leadership Programme through Duke University. Her public speaking engagement entails a RLB Global Experience Exchange Programme she undertook in March 2018 in the UK through exchanging of Business best practice and knowledge across the UK and South Africa.

Vuyolwethu is a member of the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession; she also holds memberships with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Association of South African Quantity Surveyors and serves as a member of the Women’s Property Network and SAIBPP.

 

Please contact:

Vuyolwethu Badi

T +27 11 548 4000

E vuvu.badi@za.rlb.com

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Mauritius (RLB Hooloomann)

Navindranath Hooloomann

Navindranath Hooloomann

Chief Executive Officer

Navin Hooloomann is the CEO of RLB Hooloomann. As the founder of Hooloomann & Associates, he has more than 35 years’ experience in quantity surveying, cost management, construction management and project management.

Navin’s extensive expertise covers design management, research and development on local construction costs, insurance valuations and assessment, real estate and property development, and property management.

He has provided services within the hotel and leisure, commercial and industrial sectors across Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, the UK, India, Sri Lanka and East Africa.

Navin is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Quantity Surveying from the University of the West of England.
 

Please Contact:
Navindranath Hooloomann
+230 467 7000
navin.hooloomann@mu.rlb.com

Vanita Hooloomann-Patten

Vanita Hooloomann-Patten

Director

Vanita Hooloomann-Patten is a Director of RLB Hooloomann. Joining Hooloomann & Associates in 2013, Vanita specialises in project management and quantity surveying and has more than 12 years’ experience in construction management and project financial monitoring.

She has provided services across multiple sectors in various countries including Mauritius, United Kingdom and Middle East countries.

Vanita is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), and the Association for Project Management and the Professional Quantity Surveyors’ Council.

She has a Master in Project Management and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Quantity Surveying from the University of Reading, UK.

 

Please Contact:
Vanita Hooloomann-Patten
+230 467 7000
vanita.hooloomann@mu.rlb.com

Rushi Hooloomann

Rushi Hooloomann

Director

Rushi Hooloomann is a Director of RLB Hooloomann. He also leads the business development team and the quality management of the company.

Joining Hooloomann & Associates in 2013, Rushi’s expertise includes cost management, quantity surveying, project management and commercial management, working on projects across hotel and leisure, commercial, and residential in Mauritius, Seychelles and the UK.

He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and holds a Master of Project Management and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Quantity Surveying from the University of Reading, UK.
 

Please Contact:
Rushi Hooloomann
+230 467 7000
rushi.hooloomann@mu.rlb.com

Alvin Rampersand

Alvin Rampersand

Director

Alvin Rampersand is a Director of RLB Hooloomann. Joining Hooloomann & Associates in 2002, he has more than 20 years’ experience in project management, construction management and quantity surveying.

Alvin’s extensive experience includes prestigious projects in the hotel and leisure, commercial and residential sectors in Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, India Dubai, South Africa and East Africa.

He is a member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM), the Professional Quantity Surveyors’ Council and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

Alvin holds a Master in Project Management from the University of Salford in the UK, and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Quantity Surveying from the University of Natal in South Africa.

 

Please Contact:
Alvin Rampersand
+230 467 7000
alvin.rampersand@mu.rlb.com

Dineshsingh (Vikash) Foolell

Dineshsingh (Vikash) Foolell

Director

Vikash Foolell is a Director of RLB Hooloomann. Joining Hooloomann & Associates in 1994, he has more than 20 years’ experience in quantity surveying and working on projects throughout the Indian Ocean region including Mauritius, Seychelles and the Maldives.

Vikash’s expertise allows him to successfully manage projects through all stages, ranging in size and value across various sectors within the construction industry.

He holds a Diploma in Quantity Surveying from the College of Estate Management (UK) and a Diploma in Quantity Surveying from the University of Mauritius.
 

Please Contact:
Dineshsingh (Vikash) Foolell
+230 467 7000
vikash.foolell@mu.rlb.com

Brandon Mark Westwood

Brandon Mark Westwood

Director

Brandon Westwood is a Director at RLB Hooloomann. Over the last 15 years as Project and Construction Manager, he has managed projects in South Africa, Mauritius and in the Indian Ocean region.

With his extensive local knowledge and regional experience in Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, South Africa and East Africa, he provides services throughout all stages of the lifecycle of projects across various sectors.

Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Construction Management from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
 

Please Contact:
Brandon Mark Westwood
+230 467 7000
brandon.westwood@mu.rlb.com

Luis Sidney Coquet Melotte

Luis Sidney Coquet Melotte

Director

Luis Sidney Coquet Melotte is a Director of RLB Hooloomann.

Joining Hooloomann & Associates in 1993, he has over 25 years’ experience in quantity surveying and project management. His extensive local knowledge and expertise in various sectors covers everything from small to large complex projects in Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, Sri Lanka and East Africa.

Luis is a member of the Association of Project Management (MAPM), and has a Master in Project Management in Construction from the University of Salford and a Diploma in Quantity Surveying from the College of Estate Management.

 

Please Contact:
Luis Sidney Coquet Melotte
+230 467 7000
luis.melotte@mu.rlb.com

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