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ABOUT US

CALLIE ENGELBRECHT

CALLIE ENGELBRECHT

Co-founder and Director of Ultimate Real Estate

Callie is the Co-founder and Director of Ultimate Real Estate. He completed his BCom (Hons) degree in Marketing Management at the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2002. He has 17 years’ experience in the London residential property market.

Driven by his passion and love for property, Callie takes great pleasure and pride in the company’s accomplishments over the past 17 years. As a family man, he loves spending time with his wife and young children, and his other interests include golf, mountain biking, hunting and visiting the gym.

DANIEL VAN DEN HEEVER

DANIEL VAN DEN HEEVER

Co-founder and Director of Ultimate Real Estate

Daniel was born and educated in Pretoria, South Africa. He qualified with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Sports Management from the University of Pretoria in 2001. In 2002, he arrived in England for a ‘’couple of adventure years’’. England turned out to be way more than that, and today Daniel and his young family are still living happily in Rotherhithe, a couple of minutes from Ultimate Real Estate’s head office in South East London. Further pastimes (excluding property investment and redevelopment, of course) are food, rugby, travelling and golf.
FRANCOIS DU PLESSIS

FRANCOIS DU PLESSIS

Head of Operations – Shareholder

Francois arrived in the UK during the summer of 2009 and joined the Ultimate Real Estate team in September of the same year as Operations Manager. He has over 10 years’ experience in the property industry; he started as a mortgage originator, which led to a managerial role in property sales and management.

Francois has excellent interpersonal and liaison skills, and his ability to communicate with customers and encourage colleagues, along with building and maintaining productive working relationships, has been an invaluable asset to Ultimate Real Estate’s daily operations.

KAROLINA

KAROLINA

Lettings Manager

Karolina has extensive knowledge of the London property market and guides prospective tenants through the rental process skilfully and efficiently. With experience in various fields of business as well as in hospitality, Karolina knows what it takes to provide excellent customer service. With her own Polish roots, Karolina loves the vibrant and international environment that London provides – meeting new people and attending music events are some of her favourite ways to unwind..
EWA

EWA

Lettings Negotiator

With a background in hospitality, Ewa knows the importance of efficiency, accuracy and outstanding customer service. She prides herself on developing strong relationships with prospective tenants in order to find them their perfect home. Ewa’s high energy approach to life is apparent both in and out of work; when she’s taking a break from meetings and viewings, she loves to spend time outdoors exploring what the UK has to offer.
ANDRE

ANDRE

Director

Originally from Johannesburg, Andre joined Ultimate Real Estate as an investment client in 2007. Since then, his education in marketing and economics as well as his broad experience in asset management and banking has helped to guide and shape the company. At present, Andre is involved in property investment activities and manages the lettings division. In his spare time, Andre enjoys watching and playing sport; rugby coaching and occasional rounds of golf are at the top of his list.
CARMEN BERGSTROM

CARMEN BERGSTROM

Office Manager

Carmen hails from the capital city of South Africa, Pretoria. She is qualified with a National Diploma in Business Administration, obtained in 1995. Her previous work equipped her with a great deal of experience in a variety of fields, such as administration, human resources, sales, marketing and event management. This experience combined with her excellent interpersonal and communication skills make her a highly accomplished Office Manager for Ultimate Real Estate.

She joined the team in May 2016 and is enthusiastic about her contribution towards the success of the business, tapping into her abilities to be self-driven, proactive, creative and innovative. Carmen always strives for excellence in customer service and believes it is absolutely essential to be prosperous in any industry today.

REGINA ZHUK

REGINA ZHUK

Property Manager

Regina is the latest addition to the team, she is originally from Lithuania and moved to the UK in 2004 after completing her Masters in Law and Management. Regina has managed the day to day operations in a design and project management company and has spent 5 years in Property Management with an Estate Agent. This experience coupled with her excellent organisational skills are key to responding to emergencies and making sure all our properties are functioning in top condition. Outside of work, Regina is a dedicated mom who loves to pop down to the Kent seaside on weekends.

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