Welcome to Staytus Collection

A Distinctive Approach to Property Development

Discover the distinctive touch of STAYTUS, a boutique-style developer situated in the scenic Western Cape, particularly in the vibrant student town of Stellenbosch.

With a combined experience spanning 25 years, founders Werner Roux and Handré Basson offer a range of expertise and a rich history in property development. STAYTUS has a dedicated focus on unlocking the full potential of many of the old and historical properties in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Paarl, and the Somerset West area. Their preference for regional concentration ensures streamlined project management and effective control.

Beyond property development, STAYTUS is dedicated to building long-lasting partnerships and friendships with their professional team, financiers, and fellow property partners. At the core of their vision is the joy of creating beauty, an expression of passion evident in every project. Distinguished by innovation, they embrace ideas and plans, crafting properties and lifestyles that endure. The newly introduced “Staytus Living” brand reflects their commitment to housing students, young professionals, and the elderly in properties developed to the exacting STAYTUS standards.

Staytus Collection is part of the Rouxcor group of companies.

Choose STAYTUS for a development experience that goes beyond the ordinary, where innovation, passion, and a commitment to lasting beauty define every project.

Welcome to a realm where properties and lifestyles are crafted for a lifetime.

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The Founders

Dr Werner Roux

Dr Werner Roux

Werner is an experienced property developer and businessman with a rich history in the property industry. Initially, he pursued a medical career, earning his Medical Doctor (MBChB) degree from the University of Pretoria and completing his house doctor year. However, Werner chose to shift his focus to the business. In 2001, he obtained an M.B.A. from the University of Hull (U.K.) with a specialization in Strategic Marketing, which has proven beneficial in his current endeavors. Werner is also a private equity investor in a host of businesses across numerous industries.

Since 1995, the Roux family has built a business across various industries, including commodities, mining, finance, and property. They own stakes and co-founded numerous businesses, with Real Estate and Property development being the largest. Over the past 25 years, the Roux family has been involved in various property developments, ranging from commercial to residential and private hospital projects.

From 1996 to 2004, Werner Roux developed multiple townhouse projects in Pretoria suburbs, including Garsfontein, Faerie Glen, and Moreleta Park. The family also developed large corporate office buildings in Brooklyn and Hatfield, Pretoria, and an industrial complex in Wadeville, Johannesburg. Currently, the Roux family is engaged in large-scale projects such as LagoonBay in George and the Longlands Village project in Stellenbosch.

Werner is also a partner in the Staytus Collection portfolio, including projects like Boland Oval, Vredenheim, Staytus on Herold, Staytus Markplein, and Botmaskop.

LagoonBay Lifestyle Estate

A new and exciting project in George that promises to be a sought-after, exclusive and prestigious Vineyard & Agricultural Estate in the Garden Route, which will boast with private beaches stretching more than 3 km along the ocean and its own salt-water lagoon. LagoonBay consists of 200 large plots (approx. 3 Ha in size), surrounded by vineyards, olive orchards and live-stock paddocks. It will also offer a five-star boutique hotel and a convenience shopping centre. After 14-years of challenges, the final development rights have been obtained, in what must arguably be, one of the most pristine locations in South Africa. The 50% partner in this project is Rand Merchant Bank (RMB).

Longlands Village

Located in Stellenbosch this project offers an initial 70 residential opportunities, with a further 250 erven and a commercial precinct. This land has been included in the newly approved Stellenbosch SDF and will be the only large-scale residential land available for development, for the foreseeable future within close proximity to this beautiful town. Werner serves as CEO and the main driving force as the Developer and Project coordinator behind these projects, overseeing a total development capital exceeding R5 billion. Additionally, the Roux family plans two smaller retail developments in George and a private hospital in Burgersfort.

Werner founded RealNet Properties in 2001, growing it to more than 120 offices across SA within five years. He sold the business in 2007 to concentrate on property development. The Roux family also founded one of the first and largest Mortgage Origination companies in SA in 2002, known as Quantro Home Loans.

Werner’s extensive knowledge and experience in the South African property market are evident in his roles as a qualified and registered estate agent and real estate principal with the EAAB of South Africa. He is recognized as a credible and honorable businessman with success in various business sectors, promising continued success in his business and property portfolio.

Handré Basson

Handré Basson

Handré has a passion for the real estate industry, specializing in property development and unique projects. Over the past 20 years, he has been involved in various property developments, including both commercial and residential projects.

Handré joined Staytus Collection with Werner Roux, overseeing new developments such as Boland Oval, Botmaskop, and Staytus on Krige.

He has successfully completed and managed the following developments:

Oude Hoek in Stellenbosch: This project included basement parking, retail, and residential units. Handré jointly managed the development from inception, with residential units currently selling at R 60,000 p/m² and Retail/Commercial units for R 100,000 p/m². The total value of the development was R 50 million.

De Wagenweg Office Park in Stellenbosch: This development featured the largest basement in Stellenbosch at the time (9000 m²) and 10,000 m² of GLA office space. Handré served as the developer and jointly handled project management. The total value of the project was R 200 million, and it currently houses corporates such as Steinhoff, Werksmans Attorneys, ABSA, Nedbank, Exceed, and Distell.

De Jonker Centre: A mixed-use development with a basement, retail center, apartments, and offices. The total value of the project was R 60 million, and it currently houses various national and professional tenants.

Harbourview: A 5-storey hotel with retail/commercial units and basement parking on the ocean in Hermanus, Western Cape. The total value of the project was R 51 million.

Louw Street 14: A development featuring double basement parking (the only double basement in Stellenbosch history at the time), offices, and a penthouse apartment. The office was purpose-built for RMB Private Bank, and a 10-year lease was concluded. The total value of the development was R 45 million.

Banghoek: A residential development consisting of 51 bachelor apartments. The total value of the development was R 52 million.

Joernings: The redevelopment of a commercial building in the center of Stellenbosch. The total value of the development was R 25 million.

Lemoenkloof: A residential development consisting of 28 plots. The total value of the development was R 4.6 million.

The Team

Jan-Hendrik Ryke New

Jan-Hendrik Ryke

Jan-Hendrik Ryke is a young, ambitious, and motivated Professional Accountant (S.A.) who fulfills the Financial & General Management functions for STAYTUS.

He has spent most of his life and professional career growing up in Stellenbosch, matriculating in 2013 and attended the University of Stellenbosch where he achieved his BCom Management Accounting Degree & Honours, and after that started and finished his 3 years SAIPA Articles at HVM Auditors Incorporated.

Jan-Hendrik enjoys his time outside with family and friends. Focusing on his love for the ocean and mountains, he spends most of his weekends in the water surfing or in the Jonkershoek mountains trail running.

Jan-Hendrik is someone who strives to enrich every person’s life in a positive manner whom he encounters, be it through his academic knowledge or life experience.

Evann Lowe

Evann Lowe

Evann Lowe is a vibrant and enthusiastic individual dedicated to serving those around him. He fulfills the role as Property Manager at STAYTUS overseeing the daily operations of the company’s residential and commercial real estate portfolio.

This includes managing repairs, maintenance, security, and tenant relations. He takes pride in fostering positive relationships with tenants and is also actively involved in marketing initiatives to promote STAYTUS properties.

He completed his studies in 2022 at Stellenbosch University, earning a BCom in Management Sciences with a specialization in Investment Management. Following this, he pursued a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing at Stellenbosch University, which he completed in 2023.

Some more about Evann – after graduating high school in 2018 in Pretoria, Evann embarked on a gap year teaching English in Vietnam, which ignited his passion for cultural exchange and education. He then relocated to Stellenbosch to pursue his studies.

Beyond his professional responsibilities, Evann has a diverse range of hobbies, including golfing, cycling, fishing, tennis, and trail running. He values positivity and integrity, always striving to support those around him and treat others with respect and fairness.

Oliver Burger

Oliver Burger

Oliver Burger is the Design Manager at STAYTUS, where he heads up the creative narrative of the company. This is a task that covers almost all areas of design within the company’s building scope as well as project management and consultant coordination.

He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a BAS Degree in Architecture, achieving a Gold Key Achievement Invitation from the University.

With just over 21 years’ experience in the Built Environment, Oliver has spent time as an Architect, Interior Design Architect, Space Planner, Site Manager, Architectural Sales Manager, Shopfitting Designer, Urban Designer not to mention Services Co-Ordinator for large scale Hospitality Projects. This brings a vast array of knowledge and contribution in Technical, Engineering Scope, Detailing, Shopfitting Design and general Constuction, all within the Residential, Commercial and Hospitality fields.

Outside of work, Oliver is an avid family man, devoting most of his time to his wife and 5 children, whilst also finding time to help rescue and foster dogs. He values the tasks and projects presented before him, tackling each opportunity and challenge head on, whilst maintaining the core values and strengths that have made STAYTUS a formidable force within the property development arena.

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