Welcome

Mr Jacques du Toit
Non-executive Chairman

Jacques has been on the Fairvest board as a non-executive director since October 2007. Jacques is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has been involved in the financial services industry since joining HSBC Simpson McKie as a stockbroker in 1998. He joined the portfolio management side at HSBC in 2003 and headed up the investment process until 2005 when he joined Investec Securities Limited as senior portfolio manager. In August 2008 he jointly set up a financial services company, Cohesive Capital. He serves as a director on the boards of a number of private companies.

Non-executive Chairman

Mr Louis Andrag
Lead Independent Non-executive Director

Louis obtained his BEng and MBA degrees from the University of Stellenbosch. He joined a private company in the agricultural industry in 1999 as divisional manager. He started his own property development and investment company in 2009. He serves as chairman and director on the boards of a number of private companies.

Lead Independent Non-executive Director

Mr Darren Wilder
Chief Executive Officer

Darren worked for Seeff Properties in various positions from 1991 until 1997. During 1997 he was appointed to the board of the then JSE-listed company Capital Alliance Properties and was a participant in its management buy-out. Darren co-founded Spearhead Property Group and was part of the team that listed the company on the JSE. He was appointed COO in 1999. Darren’s work experience also includes national leasing director for Madison Properties, business development director of the V&A Waterfront and also a consultant to the chief executive officer of the V&A Waterfront.

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Mr Jacques Kriel
Chief Financial Officer

Jacques was the CEO and financial director of Fairvest from February 2010 to November 2012. Jacques is qualified as a Chartered Accountant with experience in auditing at Ernst & Young London and he was prior to joining Fairvest responsible for the financial reporting of the United Kingdom's Foreign Currency Reserves at the Bank of England.

Chief Financial Officer
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Mr Adam Marcus
Chief Operating Officer

Adam graduated in 1995 from the University of Cape Town with a BSc (CM) after which he joined Golding Commercial. During his time with Golding Commercial, he headed up the investment sales division, structuring investment and development transactions. During 1999, he founded Gateway Property Developments, which has a 12 year track record of delivering commercial property developments.

Chief Operating Officer
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Ms Keneilwe Moloko
Independent Non-executive Director

Keneilwe is a Chartered Accountant and Quantity Surveyor and holds the qualifications CA(SA), BCom (UCT), BSc.QS (UCT) and Certificate in Financial Markets. Her experience includes the built environment, auditing and investment management. Keneilwe started her career as a Quantity Surveyor with Grinaker Building, Dawson & Frazer and CP De Leeuw Quantity Surveyors. After a period of six years in the construction industry, she went back to study to become a Chartered Accountant. On completion of her articles at KPMG working in the financial services and tax divisions, she took up the position of development executive at Spearhead Properties. Thereafter, she joined Coronation Fund Managers as a fixed interest credit analyst and a member of the Coronation Credit Committee. Keneilwe currently serves on boards and Audit Committees of several organisations.

Independent Non-executive Director

Mr Ndabezinhle Mkhize
Independent Non-executive Director

Ndabe holds a B.Sc (Actuarial Science) degree from the University of Cape Town and the designations of Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. His experience includes positions at Old Mutual, Prudential Portfolio Managers, Coronation Fund Managers and STANLIB Asset Management. Recently, Ndabe accepted a broader investment role as Deputy Chief Investment Officer of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund.

Independent Non-executive Director

Adv. Jacob Wiese
Independent Non-executive Director

Jacob holds a BA (Value and Policy studies) degree from the University of Stellenbosch, a Master’s degree in International Economics and Management from Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Italy and an LLB degree from the University of Cape Town. In 2009 Jacob completed his pupilage at the Cape Bar and was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court. Jacob serves as a non-executive director of Pepkor Holdings, Invicta Holdings, Digicore Holdings and Premier Foods and an alternate director of Shoprite Holdings and Tradehold and is involved with the management of Lourensford Wine Estate, one of South Africa’s largest and most prestigious wine farms.

Independent Non-executive Director

Mr Darren Wilder
Chief Executive Officer

Darren worked for Seeff Properties in various positions from 1991 until 1997. During 1997 he was appointed to the board of the then JSE-listed company Capital Alliance Properties and was a participant in its management buy-out. Darren co-founded Spearhead Property Group and was part of the team that listed the company on the JSE. He was appointed COO in 1999. Darren’s work experience also includes national leasing director for Madison Properties, business development director of the V&A Waterfront and also a consultant to the chief executive officer of the V&A Waterfront.

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Mr Adam Marcus
Chief Operating Officer

Adam graduated in 1995 from the University of Cape Town with a BSc (CM) after which he joined Golding Commercial. During his time with Golding Commercial, he headed up the investment sales division, structuring investment and development transactions. During 1999, he founded Gateway Property Developments, which has a 12 year track record of delivering commercial property developments.

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Mr Jacques Kriel
Chief Financial Officer

Jacques was the CEO and financial director of Fairvest from February 2010 to November 2012. Jacques is qualified as a Chartered Accountant with experience in auditing at Ernst & Young London and he was prior to joining Fairvest responsible for the financial reporting of the United Kingdom's Foreign Currency Reserves at the Bank of England.

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Nicholas Lentz
Asset Manager

Nic graduated with a BCom from the University of South Africa in 2005. Following a brief venture into the entrepreneurial world he joined True Group Property Holdings in 2007, where he gained valuable experience in all facets of property management. Prior to joining Fairvest in 2015 Nic headed up the retail portfolio at Trueprop, gaining 8 years’ experience in the property industry with a focus on retail investments.

Asset Manager
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Jo de Freitas
Asset Manager

Jo has been in the Fairvest team since June 2013. Jo has 14 years experience in the property industry; having worked in Property Management, Facilities Management and Project Management. Her experience includes working with both internal as well as external clients during her years at Old Mutual Property and Drake & Scull. Her expertise encompass commercial, industrial and retail property.

Asset Manager
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Justin McCarthy
Asset Manager

Justin holds an Honours degree in Property Studies from the University of Cape Town. He previously held the position of Asset Manager at the Public Investment Corporation Properties, where he gained over 6 years of experience predominantly focused in the lower LSM Retail sector in South Africa. Justin joined Fairvest in April 2015.

Asset Manager
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Kim Jacobs
Asset Management Assistant & MDA System Administrator

Kim has been in the property industry for 7 years and has gained experience in the Retail, Commercial and Industrial sectors, across organisations such as Spire Property Management, JHI Properties and Old Mutual Property. Her diverse roles and exposure within the sectors include Shopping Centre Management, Property Administration, Lease Administration, Accounts & Recons, Utilities, Arrears and Recovery Management as well as compiling Fund Reports and statistics pertaining to various properties. Kim was previously recognised as one of Old Mutual Properties’ top achievers, winning the Special Projects and Service Excellence award in 2012. Kim joined Fairvest in February 2015 as the Assistant to the Asset Managers.

Asset Management Assistant & MDA System Administrator
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Nicholas Rix
Leasing Manager

Nicholas completed an Honours degree in Organisational Psychology at the University of Cape Town. He entered Capitec Bank, where he spent 4 months within their Talent Sourcing division. Thereafter, he moved into a boutique business brokerage, leading a team that approached hundreds of potential acquirers of businesses for sale. Nicholas has a keen interest in Training & Development and Coaching.

Leasing Manager
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Janine Jepthas
Leasing Co-ordinator

I have been working in the Property Industry for just over 6 years now. I started my career in Property in 2010 at Eris Property Group within their facilities management team and looked after their commercial and industrial sites. I moved to Old Mutual Property Group in 2014 to pursue a career within the retail sector. My experience within the industry includes facilities management, utilities management, shopping centre management, property administration, accounts, arrears, lease administration and reporting. I completed my certificate in Shopping Centre Management in 2015 and I plan to further my studies in 2017.

Leasing Co-ordinator
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Kristina Pearson
Investments Analyst

Kristina graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BSc Honours in Property Studies in 2011 and a BCom Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management in 2013, awarded in the first class. She also passed her CFA Level 1 exam in 2013, shortly thereafter starting her working career at Bloomberg. She then decided to follow her passion for the property industry and commenced her employment with Fairvest in May 2015.

Investments Analyst
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Carina Botha
Fund Analyst

Carina graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with Honours in Accounting in 2012. She successfully completed her articles at Moore Stephens Cape Town in 2015; after which she joined the Fairvest team in 2016 as Fund Analyst. Carina is qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Fund Analyst
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Nadene Smith
Financial Accountant

Nadene graduated from the University of South Africa with a BCompt degree in 2011, while successfully completing her articles with a Chartered Accounting firm in this period. In 2011 she moved her career into commerce and in 2013 joined the Fairvest group as Financial Accountant. She has completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Accounting at the University of South Africa.

Financial Accountant
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Ashton Middleway
Financial Assistant

Ashton graduated from Brookdale Community College in New Jersey, USA with an Associates Diploma in Accounting in 2012. She also completed a National Diploma in Management at Cape Peninsula University of Technology. She is currently doing her Bachelors in Accounting Sciences at UNISA. Ashton has 3 years’ experience in accounting assistance.

Financial Assistant
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Priscilla Small
Executive PA

Support Staff

Executive PA
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Mari Venter
Receptionist / PA

Support Staff

Receptionist / PA
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