Meet The Team

Shane Yates

MANAGING PARTNER

As a family business, Mr. Yates grew up acquiring, renovating, and selling properties with his family in South Africa, which permeated into other markets like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and London. Shane has extensive expertise with a full spectrum of building, investment and property management experience within commercial spaces which include but is not limited to hospitality, restaurant and retail assets. As a board member of Heartland Foundation, Shane pursues his passion for building strong communities through empowering youth education. Shane enjoys spending his free time golfing, surfing and traveling. 

Joe Mataele

PRESIDENT, DISTRESSED PROPERTIES

Mr. Mataele joined Mataya Group with over 25 years of real estate experience consulting on various asset types with a focus on distressed properties.

Mr. Mataele has a solid track record in several successful entertainment and real estate ventures.

He has a passion for music entertainment as he is an avid guitar and piano player. Mr. Mataele also is a board member of Heartland Coalition partnering with various government agencies throughout the U.S. to help revitalize certain distressed communities by creating programs to teach the local youth members skillsets and certain trades. 

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Holly Yates

PROJECT MANAGER

An experienced Interior Designer and Project Management professional with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry. Ms. Yates is skilled in AutoCAD, Creative Briefs, Communication, Multicultural Education, and SketchUp. As a strong sourcing specialist with a BA (hons) in Interior Architecture and Design from the University of Portsmouth, Holly knows how to get things done to exceed client expectations. Holly’s dedicated volunteer work with Playing For Change and Project Mercy have allowed her to contribute to causes close to her heart.