Welcome

Mr Jacques du Toit
Non-executive Chairman

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 graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 1996 with a B.Engineering (Industrial Mechanical) degree and worked in Germany and the USA as an engineer before returning to South Africa, and joined Stellenbosch Farmers’ Winery as site engineer. He joined an agricultural business as logistics manager and obtained his Honours and Masters degree in Business Administration through part-time studies from the University of Stellenbosch. He was later appointed as general manager of the Agricultural Machinery Division and Director. In 2009 Louis started his privately owned property investment and residential development company Leggato Investments with investments in South Africa and Germany. 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 January 2010 until October 2012. Jacques is qualified as a Chartered Accountant. After completing his training he relocated to the United Kingdom where he joined Ernst & Young, London. Jacques joined the Bank of England in 2008 and was, until he joined Fairvest, responsible for the financial reporting of the United Kingdom’s Foreign Currency Reserves.

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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 graduating, Adam jointed a commercial property brokerage where he headed up the Investment Sales Division, structuring investment and development transactions. In 1999, he founded Gateway Property Developments, which has a 12-year track record of delivering commercial & residential property developments. Having successfully managed a property development business, Adam’s skill set encompasses a full spectrum of property skills from deal structuring, structured finance, green fields and brown field developments, re-developments, value engineering, property management and leasing.

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Ms Keneilwe Moloko
Independent Non-executive Director

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 as an independent non-executive Director on several boards.

Independent Non-executive Director

Mr Ndabezinhle Mkhize
Independent Non-executive Director

Ndabe is the Chief Investment Officer of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund with overall investment oversight over R135 billion in assets. His previous experience includes co-portfolio management positions at STANLIB Asset Management and Coronation Fund Managers as well as an equity analyst role at Prudential Portfolio Managers. Ndabe holds a BSc (Actuarial Science) degree from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the designations of Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. In addition, he has gone through the Property Development Programme at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

Independent Non-executive Director

Adv. Jacob Wiese
Independent Non-executive Director

Jacob holds a BA (Value & 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 is a director of Steinhoff International Holdings, a non-executive director of Steinhoff Africa Retail and Invicta Holdings and an alternate director of Shoprite Holdings and Tradehold. He is also involved with the management of Lourensford Wine Estate, one of South Africa’s largest and most prestigious wine farms.

Independent Non-executive Director

Mr Trevor Cohen
Independent Non-executive Director

Trevor holds a BComm and Post Graduate degree of Bachelor of Law (LLB) from University of Witwatersrand. Trevor has over 35 years of experience in the retail real estate sector. His experience includes being a senior member of the real estate division at Ellerines Group of Companies, joint head of the Real Estate Division at OK Bazaars, head of the Gauteng branch of the New Business Development Division of Shoprite and until his retirement in April 2017, he was a Senior Consultant at Shoprite.

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 graduating, Adam jointed a commercial property brokerage where he headed up the Investment Sales Division, structuring investment and development transactions. In 1999, he founded Gateway Property Developments, which has a 12-year track record of delivering commercial & residential property developments. Having successfully managed a property development business, Adam’s skill set encompasses a full spectrum of property skills from deal structuring, structured finance, green fields and brown field developments, re-developments, value engineering, property management and leasing.

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Mr Jacques Kriel
Chief Financial Officer

Jacques was the CEO and financial director of Fairvest from January 2010 until October 2012. Jacques is qualified as a Chartered Accountant. After completing his training he relocated to the United Kingdom where he joined Ernst & Young, London. Jacques joined the Bank of England in 2008 and was, until he joined Fairvest, responsible for the financial reporting of the United Kingdom’s Foreign Currency Reserves.

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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.

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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.

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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
MDA Specialist

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.

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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
Senior Leasing Assistant

Janine has been working in the Property Industry for just over 6 years. She started her career in Property in 2010 at Eris Property Group within their Facilities Management Team and looked after their commercial and industrial sites. She moved to Old Mutual Property Group in 2014 to pursue a career within the retail sector. Her experience within the industry includes facilities management, utilities management, shopping centre management, property administration, accounts, arrears, lease administration and reporting. She completed her certificate in Shopping Centre Management in 2015.

Senior Leasing Assistant
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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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Priscilla Small
Executive PA

Support Staff

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