Property Consultants, Developers and Project Managers


Southern African Developers, Consultants and Project Managers

Key Projects is a dynamic, established property-consulting company specialising in providing a one-stop service for the development and project management of property and infrastructure projects.

Key Projects provides its clients – including property owners, developers, tenants and infrastructure providers – with the expertise to guide a project through the complex process from inception through to construction completion. The company has a pro-active philosophy, supported by a wealth of experience, to ensure its clients achieve the very best value from their investment.

Key Projects views BEE as a national imperative and embraces its value-creating strategy. The company is determined to be successful in this transformation, thereby securing the future of our business and the continued creation of wealth in our country.

The leadership team comprises of Ian Aitken, Wayne Jordaan and Markus Kaps, who are all highly experienced in their fields. Their experience is grounded in construction, having worked for major contractors, property developers and infrastructure providers.

Collectively, the Key Projects leadership team have an in-depth knowledge of the property industry as well as its challenges, and take a hands-on approach to resolving development obstacles.

Key Projects have offices in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Maputo, managing projects from these bases throughout Sub Saharan Africa


Ian Aitken - Civil and Structural Engineer


Ian is a qualified Civil Engineering Technician, has 25 years experience ranging from civil and structural engineering projects on mines to major building projects.

He spent 18 years with one of the major South African construction companies. Ian completed, amongst others, a 100,000 m² building project for the SA Government, before moving to Botswana. He started Concor Construction Botswana and managed the company, running major building projects ranging from housing and retail to high quality office blocks. On returning from Botswana, he was responsible as a contracts director for numerous building projects throughout South and Southern Africa.

Ian is a highly experienced project development specialist, and is involved in the assembly, management and delivery of multi-million dollar property developments in South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast and Cameroon.

Wayne Jordaan - Building and Business Administration


Wayne has a BSc Building degree obtained from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) obtained from Oxford Brookes University in the UK.

He has over 16 years of direct construction experience and has managed many contracts ranging from mass residential projects to large industrial and commercial projects, such as the new Domestic Terminal at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport. Previously a senior contracts manager and regional manager at Concor, Wayne is well equipped to project manage a diversity of project types.

Markus Kaps - Construction Management MBA


Markus is a BSc (Construction Management) and Henley Management College, MBA graduate and a Member of the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professionals.

His experience is founded on 14 years in construction as a contracts and regional manager. More latterly he returned to South Africa in 2007 after 7 years in the UK working at Heathrow as a Project Leader on Terminal 5 and leading the development of the airport’s long term development strategy.

Markus is an experienced development and project manager and focuses on the assembly, design and implementation stages of projects. His experience and knowledge ranges from programme management and project controls, delivery of mega projects, relationship based procurement, long term strategic airport planning and Sectional Title developments.