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

Chairman

Growthpoint Properties SA

Chief Executive Officer

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Joanne Solomon

Chief Executive Officer

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Gareth Rees

Treasurer

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Finance Executive

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Leon Kok

Chairman of the Accounting
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Financial Director

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Gerald Völkel

Chairman of the Regulation
& Taxation Committee

Growthpoint Properties

Group Financial Director

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Andrea Taverna-Turisan

Chairman of the
Marketing Committee

Equites Property Fund

Chief Executive Officer

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Chairman of the Legal & Competition
Commission Committee

Hyprop Investments

National Legal Executive

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Shawn Theunissen

Chairman of the Property Sector Charter Committee

Growthpoint Properties

Head: CSR

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Amelia Beattie

Chairman of the Research Committee 

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Chief Executive

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Morné Wilken

Chairman of the Investor Committee

Hyprop Investments

Chief Executive Officer

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Accounting & JSE Committee

The role of the acccounting & 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

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Financial Director

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Raj Nana

 

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Chief Financial Officer

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Laila Razack

 

Equites Property Fund

Chief Financial Officer

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David Swarts

 

Growthpoint Properties

Group Financial Manager

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Brett Till

 

Hyprop Investments

Chief Financial Officer

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Jose Snyders

 

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Financial Director

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Nick Hanekom

 

Resilient REIT

Chief Operating Officer

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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

Chairman of the Regulation & Taxation Committee

Growthpoint Properties

Group Financial Director

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Ian Vorster

 

Fortress REIT

Chief Financial Officer

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Maria de Lima

 

Hospitality Property Fund

Chief Financial Officer

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Lesley Baerveldt

 

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Head: Finance

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Monica Muller

 

Resilient REIT

Chief Financial Officer

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Pinny Hack

 

Texton Property Fund

Chief Financial Officer

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Laurence Cohen

 

Vukile Property Fund

Chief Financial Officer

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Marketing Committee

The goal of the Marketing Committee is to create platforms and develop industry messages to promote SA REITs as an attractive investment class to stakeholders, including investors, in South Africa and internationally.  

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Andrea Taverna-Turisan

Chairman of the Marketing Committee 

Equites Property Fund

Chief Executive Officer

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Geoff Jennett

 

Emira Property Fund

Chief Executive Officer

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Howard Penny

 

Fortress REIT

Head: Corporate Finance & Investor Relations

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Nadine Briers

 

Growthpoint Properties

Head: Marketing & Communications

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Heloise Mgcina

 

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Marketing & Communications Executive

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Chris Oosthuizen

 

Stor-Age Property REIT

Group Head: Sales, Marketing & Product

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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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Desirée Nafte

Chairman of the Legal & Competition Commission Committee 

Hyprop Investments

National Legal Executive

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Riaan Gous

 

Equites Property Fund

Chief Operating Officer

Fortress

Dov Green

 

Fortress REIT

Legal Manager

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Samantha Jardine

 

Growthpoint Properties

Head: Legal

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Carla Stein

 

Investec Property Fund

Legal Advisor

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Farhana Haffejee

 

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Head: Legal

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Nazeem Ebrahim

 

Oasis Crescent Property Fund

Chief Regulatory Officer

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Tracey Wolf

 

Redefine Properties

Head: Legal

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

Chairman of Property Sector Charter Committee 

Growthpoint Properties

Head: CSR

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Danny Vermeulen

 

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Transformation Manager

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Jodie Elinor-Dreyer

 

Fortress REIT

Head: CSI & Transformation

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Katija Jaime

 

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Financial Manager & Transformation

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Preevan Moodley

 

Redefine Properties

Head: Procurement, Risk & Compliance

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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.

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Amelia Beattie

 

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Chief Executive

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Jackie van Niekerk

 

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Chief Operating Officer

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Pranita Daya

 

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Real Estate Research Analyst

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Phil Barttram

 

Phil Barttram Consulting

Executive Director

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Naeem Tilly

 

Sesfikile Capital

Head of Research

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Ndivhuho Netshitenzhe

STANLIB Asset Management 

Economist

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Kola Akinsomi

The University of the Witwatersrand

Associate Professor 

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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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Morné Wilken

Chairman of the Investor Committee

Hyprop Investments

Chief Executive Officer

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Yusuf Mowlana

 

Prudential Investment Managers

Portfolio Manager

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Paul Duncan

 

Catalyst Alternative Investments

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Steven Brown

 

Fortress REIT Limited

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

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Darren Wilder

 

Chief Executive Officer 

Fairvest Property Holdings Limited

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Our Members

SAREIT has 28 members who are all listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

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