Originally from Cape Town, Denalee studied for a Diploma in Marketing Management and qualified at a Marketing Manager in 1997, her passion for Real Estate started with a need to satisfy client’s needs. Denalee started her journey in Real Estate in 2002 when she joined RMB Properties and was part of a team that managed commercial, retail and industrial buildings in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. In 2003 she married her college sweetheart and 3 years later with baby twins moved to Johannesburg to join JHI and work in retail developments, leasing space in new shopping malls that were being developed. After 2 years, Denalee accepted a position to work for Rennie Properties in the management division at the upmarket Melrose Arch, this was a chance to get back into Property Management and do what she was and still is passionate about, satisfying clients property needs.
Whilst at Melrose Arch she was invited to have a cup of coffee with a principal of a small agency and accepted an opportunity to go out of the corporate world, away from property management and join a residential leasing and sales agency and become a Residential Real Estate Agent. Her decision to leave the corporate world was a difficult one as it meant giving up a salary to work for commission only, however it also allowed the flexibility she needed with having 3 small children and the need to see them grow up and not have someone else raise them.
In March 2010 began the next chapter in Denalee’s Real Estate career when she joined Frankie Bells Real Estate as the Area Specialist for the Fourways and Surrounding areas specialising in residential rentals and sales.
10 years later Denalee had built a name for herself in the area, has relationships with buyers and sellers as well as lessors and lessees who have followed her throughout her real estate career and who still call on her from time to time to assist them with a property or just to ask her help on something they may need.
Denalee wrote her PDE 4 exam in 2013 and qualified as a Professional Practitioner in Real Estate. In 2019, she decided to start the next chapter in her Real Estate career and joined Keller Williams Clockwork, based in Rivonia, Johannesburg.
Denalee throughout her career than spans almost 23 years, her mission has been to always put her clients needs first, to be ethical, have integrity and at all times be respectful and honest. It is in having these good morals and values and abiding with the code of conduct of real estate agents that she continues to have ongoing relationships with her clients and will for years to come.