Our People

Meet our team of tree huggers, ready to harness the Force for good

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Justus van der Hoven Snr Team Lineup

Justus van der Hoven Jnr


Leader, mentor, and mad genius
Nadine Mills Team Lineup

Nadine Mills


Chief tree hugger and lover of cats
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Nicole Owens

Business Manager

The office mom and wine connoisseur
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Nomonde Aphane

Executive Assistance

The glue keeping the show together

Our goal is to make living accessible and sustainable.

We are a team of architects, property developers, supply-chain engineers and business managers, brought together to solve a single problem – how to make living accessible to middle income families. We design and make economical, sustainable living units for pioneering developers that understand the needs of modern cities and who are passionate about joining us on our mission to reimagine how living spaces can be shared.

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Our Partners

Within DGV Group we feel the need to approach things differently in order to achieve a better result for people and the future of our planet. As a Project Developer new style, DGV acts as the overall coordinator of the entire process. DGV ensures that all participating parties are aware of the sustainability needs and the implications that this has for the choices to be made. All team members work from their own background and discipline with the same vision, together in connection for the larger whole. This creates synergy that leads to the highest result.

Ron de Gruyter Our Partner

Ron de Gruyter

DGV Group – Founder

With over 25 years of real estate development experience in the Netherlands and abroad, Ron knows the sector inside and out. He already was nominated for sustainable real estate development for the International China Business Award in 2010. Ron is convinced that we have to work differently in the built environment in the Netherlands if we really want to keep our planet livable. We have to walk the walk if we talk the talk.

Karin Gabor Our Partner

Karin Gabor

DGV Group – Partner

Karin spent the past 23 years working on process/change management with knowledge of content. She has supervised disconnections and mergers of organizations and companies, introduced new ways of working, both as an adviser and from within. Content is key, but the people with and for whom we work are as important as that. We are happy if the person we do it for is happy with the result.

Our team draws on our vast industry experience and networks to create the most robust results for our clients

Let’s make something awesome together

Drop us a line or give us a heads up if you are interested in visiting us

The Workshop, 70 7th Avenue, Parktown North, 2193 South Africa | info@dehoven.co.za | +2711 447 5101