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Our Team

Brenden Harmse

Managing Director

Brenden Harmse started his career in construction in 2007 when he was part of a management company that imported construction materials into South Africa. Equipped with a marketing degree from the University of Pretoria, he formed part of a specialist sales team that frequently attended building trade shows in various cities around the world namely; Zhejiang, Hong Kong, Dubai, Moscow and here at home in Johannesburg to mention a few.

Brenden developed his appreciation for construction spending countless hours on construction sites around the world. He then started using his expertise on local projects at home and quickly became passionate about the trade.

Brenden started developing homes in Gauteng, and now focuses on residential homes in luxury estates. He leans on his wife Sandra Harmse’s knowledge and experience of trends in the real estate market space by being co-owner of Urbantrend Properties (Pty) Ltd.

Brenden later added a financial planning edge to his skill set which he obtained by further studying at the University of the Free State to enhance his property investment know how. He also now sits on the board of Urbantrend Properties (Pty) Ltd as an advisor.

Miguel van Riel


Miguel van Riel was exposed to the construction and real estate world from a very young age – learning the tricks of the trade from over 30 years and counting family owned property development empire currently known as Van Riel Developers. This ignited his passion for construction and developing land. 

Fulfilling the family legacy, he started working full time as part of the family business in 2011. After spending eight years creating multiple successful developments and learning from his family’s extensive experience, he began utilizing his skills and knowledge by pursuing his own vision. 

His dream became a reality when he started to build and sell his own houses in well-known estates around the Krugersdorp area. By prioritizing quality, integrity and excellence; these houses sold in record time. 

Miguel approaches every opportunity with passion and firmly believes the only way to be successful in what you do, is to love what you do.