Joel loves reading and spending time with his family in nature. He is passionate about improving people's lives through considered, high-quality design of houses and neighbourhoods.
He gained work experience at architectural firm Roger Boltshauser in Zurich, co-founded Atelier Manzana and studied at ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne.
Cheryl is driven by a passion for sustainable development. She has over 30 years’ experience in the development and management of affordable housing and is an EDGE- as well as EcoDistricts-accredited professional. In her free time, she is an outdoor enthusiast, who also plays the piano and dabbles in photography.
Benno is passionate about the environment and long-term sustainability. He works hard to improve the quality of life of people living in poverty, using his knowledge in mathematics, agricultural science, modelling and international CO2 trade systems. “The resources of our earth are there for everyone. We all have a shared responsibility.”
Realm takes good care of CITRA’s finances. She has a BCom in Accounting and a PGDA from the UCT, and is registered with SAIPA as a professional accountant. She has years of experience, making her a key member of the team.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends, sharing a good laugh over a hearty meal and decorating for social gatherings.