Our People

Steve Maras Group Managing Director & CEO

Phone
0412 855 585
Email
steve.maras@marasgroup.com.au

Steve, who joined Maras Group in 2007 as Managing Director, has a multi-faceted professional background which includes accounting, insolvency management, corporate recovery and reconstruction, commerce and finance, valuation and advisory, commercial and retail leasing and investment sales, project management, investment management and development.

Steve’s tertiary qualifications include:

  • Master of Business in Property (Valuation & Management), University of South Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Property, University of South Australia
  • Bachelor of Economics (Accounting), The University of Adelaide

He has previously held the following professional positions:

  • Director, Knight Frank (SA) Pty Ltd
  • Founder & Managing Director, Commercial & General Property Advisory Group
  • Manager, Valuation & Consultancy, Richardson & Wrench Commercial Adelaide
  • Senior Accountant, Price Waterhouse

In addition, Steve has also been a:

  • Licensed Valuer
  • Licensed Real Estate Manager
  • Authorised Representative – Centro MCS Manager Ltd
  • Authorised Representative – CPT Manager Ltd
  • Responsible Officer – Hanover Corporate Finance Pty Ltd

Aside from directing and managing the Maras Group business, Steve is actively involved in a number of other organizations and serves on various Boards and Executive Committees, currently including:

  • Honorary Consul of Uruguay in Adelaide
  • Co-Founder & Vice Chairman, Living Without Limits Foundation
  • State Division President, Property Council of Australia, SA Division
  • Chair, Management Committee, Property Council of Australia, SA Division
  • Director & Board Member, Property Council of Australia, National Directors Group
  • Committee Member (Immediate Past Chair & Founding Member), Mainstreets Advocacy Group, Property Council of Australia, SA Division
  • Deputy Chairperson, Australia Day Council of South Australia Inc.
  • Member, Metropolitan Local Government Group (MLGG) Economic Development Think Tank
  • Executive Committee Member, East End Coordination Group
  • Independent Member, Business & Economic Development Committee, City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
  • Founding Chair, Program Committee, Ebenezer Night Markets (formerly Summer Fridays in the East End)
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Panel, CityMag

In addition, and over many years, Steve has also served on a number of other Boards and Committees including:

  • Immediate Past Chairman, Renew Adelaide Inc.
  • Past Member, City-Wide Public Art Advisory Board, City of Prospect
  • Past Vice Chair, Mainstreet SA
  • Past Chair, Marketing, Promotions & Media Subcommittee, Mainstreet SA
  • Past Member, Prospect Business Leaders Steering Group, City of Prospect
  • Past Member, Retail Property Awards Subcommittee, Property Council of Australia, SA Division
  • Past Member, 5000+ Steering Committee, Property Council of Australia, SA Division

His professional memberships and affiliations include:

  • Fellow Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors, SA Division (FAICD)
  • Senior Fellow, Institute of Place Management, Manchester, UK (SFIPM)
  • Distinguished Member, American Leadership Development Association (DMALDA)
  • Member, The Consular Corps of SA (CCSA)
  • Member, Placemaking Leadership Council, Project for Public Spaces, New York, USA
  • Member, Real Estate Institute of South Australia Inc (MREI)
  • Past Member, CPA Australia
  • Past Member, Australian Property Institute, SA Division
  • Past Member, Valuer’s Division, Real Estate Institute of South Australia

Steve’s impressive achievements over the years have been recognised with numerous awards. Some of the more recent ones include:

  • Winner 2014 Bronze Award, CEO Executive of the Year, International Golden Bridge Business & Innovation Awards – San Francisco, USA
  • Winner 2014 Silver Award, Outstanding Leader of the Year (in Business World), International Golden Bridge Business & Innovation Awards – San Francisco, USA
  • Winner 2014 Gold Stevie Award, Executive of the Year (Real Estate Category), The International Business Awards – Paris, France
  • Winner 2014 Silver Stevie Award, Maverick of the Year, The International Business Awards – Paris, France
  • Winner 2014 Silver Award, Executive of the Year, Best in Biz Awards International
  • Winner 2013-14 The BrandLaureate Brand Personality Award – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Winner 2014 Gold Stevie Award, Services Executive of the Year (Australia), Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards – Seoul, South Korea
  • Winner 2014 Masterclass Global Visionary CEO of the Year Award, Global Leadership Awards – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Winner 2014 Outstanding Executive Award, Global Business Excellence Awards
  • Awarded 2014 Certificate of Appreciation (for 3 Years Outstanding Service), Mainstreet SA – Adelaide, South Australia
  • Winner 2013 International Prize ‘Manager of the Year’ Medal, Europe Business Assembly (EBA) – Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Winner 2013 Gold Stevie Award, Executive of the Year (Real Estate Category), The International Business Awards – Barcelona, Spain
  • Winner 2013 Gold Stevie Award, Maverick of the Year (Mainstreet Industry Champion), The International Business Awards – Barcelona, Spain
  • Winner 2012 Mainstreet Champion Award, Mainstreet Australia – Melbourne, Australia
  • Winner 2012 William J McCallum Award (Outstanding Service & Contribution), Property Council of Australia Retail Property Awards – Adelaide, South Australia
  • National Winner 2012 Woodside Better Business Award, Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) – Melbourne, Australia
  • State (SA/NT) Winner 2012 Woodside Better Business Award, Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) – Adelaide, South Australia
  • Awarded 2012 Good Practice Recognition, Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) – Adelaide, South Australia
  • Winner 2012 Outstanding Individual Contribution Award, Mainstreet SA – Adelaide, South Australia
  • Finalist 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year, Central Region – Adelaide, South Australia

Immediately prior to joining Maras Group, Steve spent several years with leading international commercial property agency, Knight Frank, where he successfully transacted a number of South Australia’s most significant commercial office and retail investments. During this time, he was also an Authorised Representative in South Australia for the Centro Property Group and was responsible for its shopping centre syndication capital raisings.

Steve administers the strategic and operational day-to-day running of the Maras Group of Companies and has a very “hands on” approach to the business. He has developed a long standing team of key and loyal operators who assist him in driving the success of the business.

He is committed to constantly growing and improving the business, “taking it to the next level and beyond” and is excited about Maras Group’s future.

Steve is a highly respected community leader committed to helping children and people in need. In June 2015, he was inducted into the Sovereign Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta (OSJ).

 

Distinguished Member