Meet the team

Richard O'Sullivan


Richard has been part of the South African Real Estate Industry since 1991. He joined Anglo American Property Services and went on to become their youngest Leasing Director responsible for their Retail, Commercial and Industrial portfolios.

Subsequent to Broll Property Group acquiring Anglo American Property Services, he was appointed Managing Director of Broll Retail. In 2006 Richard left Corporate to join Retail Africa as Partner responsible for leasing of their new Projects and existing Portfolio.

Currently he is dividing his time between securing New Development opportunities and leasing Retail Africa’s substantial Development Pipeline. He has a love for all things Retail, the fast pace of Johannesburg, a passion for exotic cars and pursuing the next deal.

Ben Maxton


Ben grew up in Johannesburg. He was schooled at St John’s College and then completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Property Studies at the University of Cape Town. He then returned to JHB to pursue a career in Property. His passions include Sports, Investments and People.

Hilton Dukes


Hilton completed his Bcom (Hons) at the University of Natal. He first became involved in retail developments whilst at Colliers RMS and was involved in a variety of different types of developments including Monte Casino, Lakeside Mall and Riverside Mall.

After six years he joined Broll Property Group where he was involved in existing retail centers and new developments. Some of these were in Tanzania, Namibia, Ghana, Nigeria and Mauritius. He joined Retail Africa in 2010 and has been involved in the leasing of all the new and redeveloped centers undertaken by the group. Hilton is a keen sportsman and enjoys golf, cycling and the outdoors.

Vanessa Baruffol


Vanessa completed her BA degree at Tuks and joined Retail Africa as centre manager in 2002. Her passion for leasing was the catalyst for switching to a leasing agent at Retail Africa in 2005 – and she has never looked back. Vanessa is currently completing her NQF Level 5 through the College of People Management and Development. She enjoys the outdoors; traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Stan Willis


Stan gew up in Pretoria. He has been involved in the commercial property market since 2008, and has dealt with various retail, office and industrial properties in his capacity as broker. His passions include cars, music, business and dealing with people over all.

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