Who We Are

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Steve Maras Co-founder & vice chair

Steve is the Managing Director and CEO of commercial and retail property investment and development group, Maras Group, and has a particular focus on Mainstreet investment. With a background in economics, commerce and property, Steve has an overt passion for Mainstreets and urban environments which enhance a ‘sense of community’.

In addition to running Maras Group, Steve keeps himself a little busier by serving on a number of Boards and Executive Committees. He is SA Division President of the Property Council of Australia and Founding Partner and Immediate Past Chair of its Mainstreets Committee, National Board Member of the Property Council of Australia, Chair of Renew Adelaide, Immediate Past Vice Chair of Mainstreet SA, Board Member of the Australia Day Council of SA, Board Member of the City of Prospect’s City-Wide Public Art Advisory Board, Committee Member of the East End Adelaide Association and the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Business & Economic Development Committee.

Steve, who is married with a young family, strongly believes in “giving back” and is particularly interested in helping children with disabilities – and their families. He believes it is incumbent on everyone to do so, to make a difference and that everyone has the capacity to help out in some way. He is a Founding Member of the Living Without Limits Foundation and is extremely passionate about raising much needed funds and diverting them to specific causes and initiatives.

He is personally dedicated to supporting children affected by Cerebral Palsy.

Steve’s message to everyone is simple – “help us help those who really need it”.