ABOUT US

The SA REIT Association

The SA REIT Association (SAREIT) was founded in 2013, following the introduction of the REIT structure in South Africa to represent the interest of the SA listed property sector. The Association is modelled on NAREIT (National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts) in the United States and EPRA (European Public Real Estate Association) in Europe. 

We are a representative umbrella body incorporating voluntary members of all local REITs and lead by an elected executive team focused on promoting the sector as an attractive asset class.

SAREIT’s key objectives are to:

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Engage across industry
Ensure constant engagement with legislators, regulators, other business associations, investors and other stakeholders to establish a stable, conducive policy and business environment.

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Promote the REIT sector
Position the SA listed property sector brand as a leading asset class with relevance across key stakeholders.
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Drive advocacy
Driving advocacy through transparent, consistent reporting and accessible information.
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Support sector transformation
Advocate sustainable human, social, economic and environmental transformation within the SA listed property sector.
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Strengthen relationships with investors
Build relationships with investors and capital providers to deeper understanding of relevant issues.

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Provide relevant industry research
Make available high quality, independent market and academic research on matters relevant to stakeholders in the SA sector.

SA REIT Association Executive Team and Committee Members

The Association’s Executive Team and Committee Members include experienced and knowledgeable individuals to fulfill the various committees’ mandates.

The Executive Team

The elected Executive Team is responsible for the planning and execution of the Association’s strategic objectives.

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Estienne de Klerk

Chairperson

Growthpoint Properties SA

Chief Executive Officer

Joanne Bw

Joanne Solomon

Chief Executive Officer

SA REIT Association

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Romy Maree

Treasurer 

Dipula Property Fund

Finance Executive

Leon Kok

Leon Kok

Chairman of the Accounting
& JSE Committee

Redefine Properties

Chief Operating Officer

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Gerald Völkel

Chairperson of the Regulation
& Taxation Committee

Growthpoint Properties

Group Financial Director

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Tracey-Ann Wolf

Chairperson of the Legal & Competition
Commission Committee

Redefine Properties

Chief Legal Officer

Shawn Theunissen, Growthpoint Properties Head Of Transformation And Corporate Social Responsibility.

Shawn Theunissen

Chairperson of the Transformation Committee

Growthpoint Properties

Head: Transformation & CSR

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Itumeleng Mothibeli

Chairperson of the Research Committee 

Vukile Property Fund

Managing Director: Southern Africa

Andrew Wooler

Andrew Wooler

Chairperson of the Investor Committee

Burstone Group

Chief Executive Officer

Geoff Jennett

Geoff Jennett

Chairperson of the Conference Committee

Emira Property Fund

Chief Executive Officer

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Accounting & JSE Committee

The role of the accounting & JSE committee is to develop and maintain a set of best practice recommendations to help property companies produce best-in-class annual financial and non-financial performance reports in order to provide investors with consistent and reliable disclosures in line with the JSE regulations.

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Leon Kok

Chairman of the Accounting
& JSE Committee

Redefine Properties

Chief Operating Officer

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Raj Nana

 


Attacq Ltd

Chief Financial Officer 

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Laila Razack

 


Equites Property Fund

Chief Financial Officer

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Dawie Swarts

 

Growthpoint Properties Limited. Head of Group Finance

Growthpoint Investment Partners. Chief Financial Officer

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Brett Till

 


Hyprop Investments

Chief Financial Officer

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Jose Snyders

 


Liberty Two Degrees

Financial Director

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Nick Hanekom



Resilient REIT

Chief Operating Officer

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Ian Vorster

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Fortress Real Estate Investment

Chief Operating Officer

Jenna Sprenger

Jenna Sprenger

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Burstone Group

Chief Financial Officer

Werner

Werner de Waal

Advisory Member

Fasken

Partner

Pierre Swart.partner At Fasken's Banking And Finance Practice

Pierre Swart

Advisory Member

Fasken

Partner

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Regulation & Taxation Committee

The Regulation & Taxation Committee aims to give the sector a voice in the regulatory processes for REITs, property companies and investors.

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Gerald Völkel

Chairperson of the Regulation & Taxation Committee

Growthpoint Properties

Group Financial Director

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Ian Vorster

 

Fortress REIT

Chief Financial Officer

Lesley Baersveldt

Lesley Baerveldt

 

Redefine Properties

Head of Corporate Finance

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Monica Muller

 

Resilient REIT

Chief Financial Officer

Jenna Sprenger

Jenna Sprenger

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Burstone Group

Chief Financial Officer

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Laurence Cohen

 

Vukile Property Fund

Chief Financial Officer

Henry Khun

Henry Kuhn

 

Attacq Ltd

Group Financial Manager

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Conor McFadden

 

Fasken

Partner

Conference Committee

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Geoff Jennett

Chairman of the Conference Committee

Emira Property Fund

Chief Executive Officer

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Cindy-Leigh Breed

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Growthpoint Properties

Marketing

Cherylleicher

Cheryl Leicher

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Burstone Group

Head: Marketing

Doug Mayne

Doug Mayne

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Redefine Properties

Head: Marketing & Stakeholder Affairs

Legal & Competition Commission Committee

The Legal & Competition Commission Committee deals with REIT specific legislations and competition related matters. The Committee also works closely with other industry bodies to align on related issues.

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Tracey-Ann Wolf

Chairperson of the Legal & Competition Commission Committee 

Redefine Properties

Chief Legal Officer

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Riaan Gous

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Equites Property Fund

Chief Operating Officer

Fortress

Dov Green

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Fortress REIT

Legal Manager

Samantha Jardine Head Of Legal At Growthpoint

Samantha Jardine

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Growthpoint Properties

Head: Legal

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Desiree Nafte

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Hyprop Investments

National Legal Executive

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Farhana Haffejee

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Liberty Two Degrees

Head: Legal

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Nazeem Ebrahim

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Oasis Crescent Property Fund

Chief Regulatory Officer

Johan

Johan Coetzee

Advisory Member

Fasken

Partner

Janke

Janke Strydom

Advisory Member 

Fasken

Partner

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Transformation Committee

The Transformation Committee supports the implementation of the principles upon which Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) is implemented in the sector.

Shawn Theunissen, Growthpoint Properties Head Of Transformation And Corporate Social Responsibility.

Shawn Theunissen

Chairperson of the Transformation Committee

 

Growthpoint Properties

Head: Transformation & CSR

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Danny Vermeulen

Vice-Chairperson: Transformation Committee

 

Attacq Ltd

Human Capital & Transformation Manager

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Jodie Ellinor-Dreyer

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Fortress REIT

Head: CSI & Transformation

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Talana Smith

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Safari Investments (RSA)

Investor Relations

Research Committee​

The Research Committee generates and provides access to high quality, independent research related to the listed property sector, in South Africa and other relevant markets. It aims to provide a trusted research hub for members and the industry at large.

Itu

Itumeleng Mothibeli

Chairperson of the Research Committee 

Vukile Property Fund

Managing Director: Southern Africa

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Debbie Theron

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Attacq Ltd

Head: Asset Management

Pierre Le Roux (1)

Pierre le Roux

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Attacq Ltd

Funding Officer

Douw Boshoff Growthpoint Property Market Analyst

Douw Boshoff

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Growthpoint Properties

Property Market Analyst 

Phil Barttram Executive Director At Pooled Data Services

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Pooled Data Services 

Executive Director

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Naeem
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Sesfikile Capital

Head: Research

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Ndivhuho
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STANLIB Asset Management 

Economist

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Kola
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University of the Witwatersrand

Associate Professor 

Jacques

Jacques Marais

Advisory Member

Fasken

Partner

Janke

Janke Strydom

Advisory Member 

Fasken

Partner

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Investor Committee​

The Investor Committee aims to strengthen the Association’s relationships and increase engagement with institutional investors. In addition, the committee acts as a catalyst that enables a deeper understanding of relevant sector issues while collectively contributing to the market’s overall perception of the asset class.

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Andrew Wooler

Chairman of the Investor Committee

Burstone Group

Chief Executive Officer

Yusuf Mowlana bw (1)

Yusuf Mowlana

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M&G Investments

Portfolio Manager

Laurence Rapp

Laurence Rapp

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Vukile Property Fund

Chief Executive Officer 

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Brenda Botha

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Attacq

Head: Investor Relations

Darren Wilder bw (1)

Darren Wilder

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Fairvest 

Chief Executive Officer

Sumenthree Moodley

Sumenthree Moodley

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Liberty Two Degrees Ltd

Analysis & Investor Relations Exec

Lauren Turner Ir At Grt

Lauren Turner

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Growthpoint Properties

Head: Investor Relations

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Peter Clark

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REdimension Capital

Managing Partner

Werner

Werner de Waal

Advisory Member

Fasken

Partner

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Our Members

SAREIT has 23 members who are all listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.