We have watched Steve Maras and his team transform the East End of Adelaide into a brand within itself through intelligent and multi-layered marketing campaigns, TV and print advertisements and festival style events that draw community together to shop and play. A very unique business approach to fostering the growth and development of its tenants.David Marshall, Director
Maras Group’s long term association with the careful and ongoing redevelopment of Adelaide’s much loved East End district has delivered to Adelaide an iconic food and fashion precinct with the amenity, street appeal and impressive built form unrivalled elsewhere. They are the market leaders and continue to impress on all levels.Philip Rundle, State Managing Director
Every time I visit the cafes around Rundle Street and Ebenezer Place, I am grateful for what has been preserved by your company of the old Adelaide Fruit & Produce Exchange. It will be 25 years in October 2013 since the markets moved to Pooraka. The Maras Group and its principals are an Adelaide institution. The Adelaide community ought to be immensely proud of what your group has done in the past and which inevitably will be present for posterity.David Schirripa, Chairman
Steve, I just wanted to pass on the Property Council’s congratulations on your embrace of the ‘Splash Adelaide’ pilot and what you've been doing on Friday nights in the East End. Ebenezer Place really comes alive on Friday evenings and the positive mood and tone of the street is what we need more of in our city. We want to commend you on doing your bit to increase the interest and vibrancy in our city.Nathan Paine, Executive Director
Good group to deal with and ‘their word’ really means something. When you enter into a lease with Maras Group, it’s more like a business partnership. If there is a way that they can help your business, then they will. It’s not just about collecting rent for them.Rocky Mastrullo, Joint Owner
The Maras Group had the enthusiasm to coordinate the merchants on Ebenezer Place and the imagination to transform a street into a blossoming arts, craft and fashion market. They also borrowed a little magic from Hollywood, converting a vacant lot into an outdoor cinema showing free movies. During the Splash Adelaide initiative, the East End was the most vibrant neighbourhood in the City on a Friday night.Joe Kocy, Executive Manager City Activation
We, as an Embassy, feel proud when a leading South Australian company like Maras Group promotes the State and Australia at large to the world. Steve, we are also happy that an eminent Greek-Australian like you has the privilege to become such an Ambassador for South Australia. Congratulations on the global recognitions bestowed on you and your company at the 2013 International Business Awards. These achievements are a product of your vision and hard work as is inspiring your own people.Haris D. Dafaranos
Father and son duo, Theo and Steve Maras, are a formidable pair when it comes to giving to the community. They follow every letter of the company’s policy to give abundantly to improve the well-being of others with incredible commitment, energy and drive. The list of social areas they are involved in is simply endless.Andrew Areoff, Chairman of Judges
Your advocacy on behalf of the Mainstreet sector and the respective contributions which Mainstreets make to the economy, employment and the community generally, has been pivotal to their success. Congratulations to you Steve and Theo Maras on your tremendous efforts in promoting the Mainstreet sector and the global recognitions you have so deservedly received for all your hard work.Mario Barone, Chief Executive Officer
On behalf of Burger Theory, I want to thank you for all the work that must have gone in to making ‘Summer Fridays in the East End’ such a success and to express our gratitude at affording us a key role in proceedings. You and your team deserve all the credit.Rob Dean, Joint Owner
Congratulations on the successes of Maras Group for winning so many awards at the Mainstreet SA awards ceremony. It was very impressive and testament to the great work your organisation continues to roll out. Leaders in your field.Lachlan Clyne, Mayor
Maras Group has been a large part of both the success of my business and to increase the patronage of the East End in general. They have been committed to developing a sustainable precinct for traders through fostering a culture of innovation, art and forward thinking. This has created an environment in which some of our city’s finest characteristics shine.Michael Bois, Owner/Proprietor
Congratulations to you and your company Mr Steve Maras for taking out the 2014 BestBrand in Real Estate Award for Urban Regeneration. You have done very well and you and the Maras Group have become well known to corporate leaders here in Malaysia.Datuk Yusof Hashim, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
The Confederation of Australian Sport, the peak body for sport in Australia, has worked closely with Maras Group both as tenants and on various projects. Our dealings with Maras Group have been exceptional on every level.
The staff and management of Maras Group are extremely efficient and capable, with outstanding communication skills. It has been a pleasure to be associated with Maras Group and the Confederation of Australian Sport looks forward to continuing our association with them for many years to come.
It is a significant achievement for the Maras Group to be recognized internationally for its hard work, innovation and valuable contribution to the commercial retail property development and investment field (in receiving the 2013 Best Enterprises Awards from the Europe Business Assembly in the United Kingdom).Hon Jay Weatherill MP
Maras Group has always taken the approach of “Quality Comes First”. They have worked tirelessly to attract so many prestigious Australian fashion labels into Rundle Street. The East End today is a high end fashion and hospitality hub that is constantly vibrant and buzzing. It provides for all the right ingredients to create an amazing recipe of balance between business and City living.Councillor Houssam Abiad
The Maras Group is a supportive and proactive business partner whose commitment to the revitalisation of the East End precinct has been a significant material benefit to our company. We couldn’t have achieved our goals without their help.Peter Holden, Director
I have been in retail for twenty years and have had three commercial landlords in that time. What Maras Group is doing is something very unique and refreshing. They are actually interested in your business and endeavour to help it grow and thrive. Maras Group has promoted our precinct in a way which builds real community spirit. They strive to have good, interesting and diverse traders that compliment each other and do not compete against each other. Other could take a leaf out of the Maras Group book!Jarrad Green, Proprietor
I extend my heartiest congratulations and warmest wishes to Mr Steve Maras from Australia on receiving The BrandLaureate Brand Personality of the Year Award 2013-14 in Malaysia. I am thoroughly overjoyed and deeply honoured to be associated with such an outstanding individual.DATUK WIRA SM FAISAL TAN SRI SM NASIMUDDIN
From a local government perspective, the Rundle Street East transformation is a wonderful example of what can be achieved through the practical application of collaboration between private sector interests and government authorities. The Maras Group is to be commended for its leadership role in rejuvenating a City centre Mainstreet through partnerships that have renewed Rundle Street’s role as a service centre within a micro City centre. At the same time, Maras Group has demonstrated a commitment to historical rehabilitation and preservation of buildings that has recreated a timeless appeal that adds social and economic value in a contemporary context.
The Maras Group’s development principles have quickly introduced a new and more vibrant mix of offerings on the Prospect Road Mainstreet.