DeWaal Van Heerden, Broker Associate

I was born and raised in South-Africa and completed degrees in Business Communications and Financial Accounting at the North-West University in Potchefstroom.  I pursued a non-traditional career path and attended Culinary School.  Upon graduation, I started a successful catering company focused primarily on corporate events.  I was later offered an opportunity to move to the South of France and work for a prominent American family as a Private Chef, and I jumped at the opportunity. This began an incredible journey, traveling the globe and cooking for the family and their guests on yachts and properties on every corner of the world.  I finally settled down in the United States and now proudly call Denver my home.

Growing up in a house with a Real Estate Professional mother, I developed a passion for real estate at a young age.  Seeing my mother excited about her work every day instilled in me a desire to pursue this profession.  I have not had a single regret since making the decision to transition my career into real estate.  This industry suits my personality perfectly.  I am a friendly person who is easy going, and I pride myself on strong communication skills.  I am very detail oriented and will ensure that the journey you are about to embark upon is a smooth and enjoyable experience.

I take advantage of everything Colorado has to offer, and I jump at opportunities to be in the mountains skiing, mountain biking or hiking.  My two Labradors, Bruce and Enzo are usually by my side.  I read a lot and cook frequently for friends and family.  I am active in the community, and I often volunteer with local nonprofit agencies and offer my culinary skills for fundraising events.