Developments are our ambition, a focused team delivers the reality.
Keymax has brought together a passionate energetic team that incorporates a focused group with experience in development, construction and property management.
The team is led by managing director Hendrik Kraaij whose vision, passion and energetic personality delivers a professional, highly qualified and approachable workforce. Hendrik’s vision and approachable manner delivers a highly collaborative focused team that delivers quality outcomes.
The Keymax team's hands-on approach enables quick thinking decisions to be made, close control of progression throughout project and flexibility to respond to client’s individual needs and requirements. The Keymax team is accessible at all times.
Meet Our Team
Chairman Hendrik Kraaij
Managing Director Thys Jacobs
Director Laura de Klerk
Accounts Manager Sheena Henderson
Contracts & Accounts Administrator Joseph Clune
Jan is the Chairman of the Keymax Group of Entities.
Jan obtained a BSc Engineering (Mechanical) degree in 1980. He also held a Fidelity Certificate from The Estate Agency Affairs Board of South Africa.
Prior to pursuing a full-time property development career, he was the Managing Director of Jolly Jumbo Pty Ltd, a food and drink manufacturing company that employed approximately 150 employees. Jolly Jumbo supplied all the supermarket groups in South Africa with various Branded and House brand products. This gave him a diverse insight into the property requirements of the food and pharmaceutical manufacturing industry as well the locations and layout of Shopping Centres.
During this time he developed a property portfolio of around 30 000sq.m spanning 20+ factories with tenants including King Pie Central Kitchen, Rein Oil (edible oils), Unique Flavours, and Pro Africa Foods etc. of which the many is still owned by himself and a friend.
His practical abilities are matched with his academic qualifications and relationship skills; from employees to managing directors of national companies.
Jan moved to Australia in 2010 and has since successfully acquired and developed properties in excess of A$80+ million, as can be seen in our portfolio.
Contracts & Accounts Administrator