Senior Living at its Finest
Hans is a business professional and chartered accountant CA (SA) with 30 years experience in property development, management, financial structuring and corporate advisory services.
Hans was responsible for the development and management of multi-million dollar commercial real estate projects, including regional shopping centers in South Africa. As founder of Havadel Finance (Pty) Ltd, Hans provided high profile companies with corporate advisory services, including IPO's and mergers & acquisitions.
Having relocated to the United States in 2008, he co-founded Q-Stone Capital, LLC and Q-Stone Real Estate Partners, a privately owned real estate investment group investing and managing properties.
In 2014 Hans formed Protea Capital Partners together with Greg Spiro with a view towards developing senior facilities, including assisted living and memory care.
Protea Capital Partners, LLC is a real estate investment company that develops and owns senior living facilities.
Having spent more than 30 years developing and acquiring properties across the real estate spectrum, the founders firmly believe that with the compelling demographics and dramatic shift in attitudes towards senior residential facilities, senior living will be the fastest growing asset class in the industry.
Greg has more than 25 years of experience in real estate development and sales. He was responsible for the joint development of more than one million square feet of retail and industrial space, including six shopping centers in South Africa.
Born in South Africa, Greg is a qualified attorney in South Africa and in California and was co-founder of a company which served as corporate advisor to a number of South African public companies in respect of IPO's and M&A work.
After moving to the United States, Greg worked for National Recreational Properties, Inc. and it's sister company, Auction.com (2002-2014). While working for Auction.com, he served as the company's Executive Vice President of both the International and Commercial Real Estate divisions.
In 2014 Greg formed Protea Capital Partners together with Hans van der Laan with a view to developing senior facilities, including assisted living and memory care.