- margaret mead -
Bethel Partners was founded in Cape Town, in 2015, by Daniel Filippi and Richard Glass as a vehicle to improve the lives of others, create better places and to derive benefit from property development opportunities. In short we are Building Community.
Bethel Partners focuses on developing and managing commercial, retail, industrial and residential properties.
Bethel Partners is intentional about selecting our partners, the projects we undertake and the professionals and service providers we associated with.
Bethel Partners co-founded the Richmond Park Treasury Trust (together with the Richmond Park CPA, Atterbury and Qubic) as a vehicle to provide short-term skills development and medium- and long-term education to the members and beneficiaries of the Richmond Park Community, primarily living in Atlantis.
We are committed to the broad based economic and social development and empowerment of communities. We believe in loving communities and managing property.
Daniel completed his first year of Medicine at Stellenbosch University, before leaving to start a business. He has a CEDR Commercial Mediation Qualification and has successfully negotiated several commercial mediations as an appointed independent mediator.
Daniel is a serial entrepreneur and has successfully started, built and sold a number of businesses and property portfolios. Daniel spent 6 years working with Dr. Penny, of the Pace Penny Group, brokering large commercial transactions, focusing on serving listed property funds, where he facilitated and concluded commercial property transactions. In 2009 Daniel left the Pace Penny Group to focus on developing and trading properties for his own account.
Richard has a MBA (2002) and BSc. Electro-Mechanical Engineering (1998) from the University of Cape Town. He worked for Accenture in Johannesburg, Europe and the Middle East. Richard founded and ran GlassHouse Developments in 2003, where for 8 years partnered with property developers and managed a number of residential and commercial property projects for a number of institutional clients.
Richard worked for the Investec Group for a number of years where he managed a number of large-scale property developments and properties. He left in 2015 to co-found Bethel Partners.
Dave has a BSc. Honours Environmental & Geographical Science (2005) from the University of Cape Town. He worked for GlassHouse Developments from 2006 to 2009 as Development Manager on residential property developments of more than 4,000 residential units. In mid-2009 Dave joined Percipient Property Solutions as Development Manager and worked there for a period of 8 years. During this time he managed the construction phase of the R 30m ‘That Storage Place’ self-storage facility in Paarl; the operational phase of Kelderhof Country Village near Somerset West comprising 550 Residential Erven and the rollout of over 200 Turnkey Homes on the Estate to the value of over R 400m; and the installation of services and infrastructure to Chapman’s Bay Estate in Noordhoek, to the value of R 100m.
In October 2017, Dave joined Bethel Partners.