BBM Law director Marina Constas is an attorney specialising in community schemes, including sectional title complexes, cluster developments and retirement villages. She co-authored “Demystifying Sectional Title”, the first consumer friendly South African book on sectional title property issues.
Marina is the founder of Women in Sectional Title (WiST), a platform launched three years ago to promote gender balance in the South African property industry by connecting, supporting and developing women involved in the growing and dynamic sectional title sector.
Marina presents local and international workshops and seminars on sectional title matters. She is a regular contributor to magazine and newspaper columns and a sought-after guest on radio and television shows.
Always at the cutting edge of new developments in the community schemes legislative environment, Marina served on the board of the Community Schemes Ombud Service shortly after it was established. She is accredited with The London School of Mediation and is a Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators. She has been honoured by The Lyceum Club of Greek Women for Excellence in Law.
Marina devotes her spare time to her community. She has served as chairperson of the Bedfordview Community Police Forum and the Residents Action Group (RAG), a community-based non-profit organisation that works with Bedfordview residents to promote safety and security in the area. She is the chairperson of Better Bedfordview, an apolitical, registered NPO that is cleaning up, restoring and maintaining the suburb while creating jobs for unemployed people. Marina co-founded Community Hours, an award-winning online portal that facilitates community service for teens, schools, active citizens and accredited non-profit organisations.
BBM Law has branches in Houghton, Bedfordview, Pretoria, Umhlanga Rocks and Cape Town.