The Maras Group has delivered an up market fashion retail strip that rivals anything nationally and many internationally. Through Steve’s vision, Adelaide customers can now shop on Rundle Street East and expect the latest trends, not only in fashion, but also in food. Steve has made opening boutiques very easy and his passion for the best shows not only in the brands but the quality of buildings and shop fit-outs. Being based in Melbourne was made easy by Steve being our eyes and ears on the ground and ensuring our building work was completed to the highest of standards. Factory X looks forward to opening more stores with Steve and the Maras Group and thanks him for all the support and guidance.Tim Hobson, National Operations Manager
As one of the most innovative companies in your field, we certainly do admire and respect your drive to achieve successful outcomes for your business and the community in the various projects that you are involved in.Adam Crittenden, Partner
Your recent business recognitions at an international level is an exciting accomplishment for all at Maras Group and is a positive validation of the passion and hard work performed by you and you team. Congratulations Steve on your continued success.Peter Khoury, Managing Director
A few years ago, we set about finding the right premises for our advertising business. Theo and Steve not only found those premises, but then gutted, re-built and renovated what many see as some of the best creative space in Adelaide. Already, they’ve been the backdrop of photolibrary shoots, become the envy of competitors and a productive and inspirational workspace for our team.Peter Joy & Jim Robinson, Directors
The Maras Group has been at the forefront of property development for many years and it is fantastic to see such a great South Australian business being recognised on the world stage in Barcelona at the 2013 International Business Awards.Leon Bignell MP
I have always found dealing with the Maras Group to be efficient and easy. They are consistently focused on providing a good quality of service to their tenants and ensure their properties are maintained to a high standard. They have frequently gone above and beyond to provide support and ensure a successful opening and continued trade. They are a pleasure to be associated with.Suzie Cleave, National Retail Manager
It is wonderful to see you Theo receive recognition as the first SA Property Icon by the Property Council of Australia (SA Division) for the tireless work you do in relation to assisting the shaping of development in South Australia, especially for your work as a property developer. I note, in particular, the work you have achieved in relation to encouraging business to South Australia.Natasha Malani, Deputy Lord Mayor
Not one to rest on his laurels of his success, Theo Maras continues to push the envelope and explore new frontiers to transform Maras Group and other businesses that he helms to be dynamic and sustainable brands, meeting the needs of the industries and consumers with relevant products and services.Dr KK Johan, Founder & President
It is a great honour to have a South Australian company win such a prestigious award as the 2013 European Award for Best Practices by the European Society for Quality Research. It is a credit to both you and your staff Steve. I am also pleased that you had the opportunity to promote South Australia in Vienna.The Hon Penny Wong
Nova Cinemas has had a long-standing relationship with Theo Maras AM for more than 15 years. As a landlord, I find him to be strong, pro-active and understanding. Theo subscribes to the principal tenet of good business – that both parties need to come out winners. He is a rock: solid, supportive, and immovable once he has assessed a situation and made his decision.Barry Peak, Joint Managing Director
I have worked with the Maras Group for many years putting MIMCO and then sass & bide into the strip. The Maras Group understand brands and continue to build the leading premium fashion destination in Adelaide.David Briskin, CEO
The Maras Group has been a great property partner. As a brand, Zimmermann is very selective about its retail locations and will only work with partners with a track record for quality and integrity. The Maras Group has demonstrated both. We respect Theo and Steve’s success in a well run family business and admire their continued commitment to quality property projects, such as the precinct created in the East End.Simone Zimmermann, Managing Director
In August 2004, DMG Radio Australia (the owners of NOVA 91.9 and 5AA) moved into 75 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide. Theo Maras AM helped facilitate contract negotiation, planning approval and individual floor preparation in a professional and timely manner.
Constructing radio studios carries a greater degree of difficulty than an average office fit out. We found Theo’s ability to communicate effectively, and react quickly to help solve base building related issues, went a long way in enabling us to meet our very tight deadlines.
Theo Maras’ sterling leadership of the Rundle Mall Management Authority Board has seen significant improvements to the marketing, communications and brand equity of Rundle Mall, which has in turn increased customer traffic. Theo has also been a fierce advocate for the precinct with the media, Council, State Government and other stakeholders. He provided exceptional leadership and guidance through the detailed design process and construction phases of the Rundle Mall redevelopment.Martin Haese
On behalf of the Australia Council for the Arts, please accept my congratulations on winning the Woodside Better Business Award in the National Australia Business Arts Foundation Awards for 2012. Your contribution to the arts in Australia is deeply appreciated Steve.Rupert Myer AM, Chairman
Calibre was one of the first brands to embrace the vision the Maras Group had for the East End of Rundle Street. Like the Maras Group, we felt the demand for quality food and fashion in a boutique environment was not being satisfied by existing areas of Adelaide.
The Maras Group had the assets and importantly the vision to ensure their tenant mix was correct to now create a fantastic precinct of fine clothes and food for the people of Adelaide to enjoy. We are pleased the vision has become reality and this highlights their proactive approach to working with tenants to facilitate the creation of better retail environments.
On behalf of the East End Coordination Group, I wish to commend the Maras Group for its commitment to the East End in the City of Adelaide over an extended period of time. As long term property owners, they have set a very high level of commitment and involvement which the extended East End community greatly appreciates.Dr David Williams, President
I was delighted to learn of Maras Group’s outstanding achievements at the 11th Annual International Business Awards in Paris. Winning these prestigious awards clearly demonstrates Maras Group’s passion and drive, which has allowed the organisation to become a worldwide success. It is fantastic to see Maras Group receive such recognition for all its hard work.Rachel Sanderson MP
Congratulations Steve for being recognized as an outstanding Global Leader at the 2014 Global Leadership Awards. Your presence certainly added grace and splendour to our recent event at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre in Malaysia and made it all the more meaningful. I wish you continued success.Arthur F. Carmazzi, Chairperson
The Maras Group continues to lead the way in commercial and retail property development and is regarded as a major contributor to South Australia’s business community. KPMG is proud of our relationship with the Maras Group and congratulates Theo and Steve Maras on your outstanding success at the recent National Mainstreet Australia Awards as “Champions” of the Mainstreet industry.Con D Tragakis, Chairman of Partners SA