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 and Chief Risk Officer

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Leon Kok

Chairman of the Accounting
& JSE Committee

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Chief Operating Officer

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Gerald Völkel

Chairman of the Regulation
& Taxation Committee

Growthpoint Properties

Group Financial Director

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Chairman of the Legal & Competition
Commission Committee

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National Legal Executive

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Shawn Theunissen

Chairman of the Transformation Committee

Growthpoint Properties

Executive Corporate Social Responsibility

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Amelia Beattie

Chairman of the Research Committee 

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Chief Executive Officer

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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

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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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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Lesley Baerveldt

 

Redefine Properties

Head of Corporate 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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Henry Kuhn

 

Attacq Ltd

Group Financial Manager

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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

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Dov Green

 

Fortress REIT

Legal Manager

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Samantha Jardine

 

Growthpoint Properties

Head of Legal

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Farhana Haffejee

 

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Head of Legal

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Nazeem Ebrahim

 

Oasis Crescent Property Fund

Deputy Chairman

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Tracey Wolf

 

Redefine Properties

Head of Legal

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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.

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Shawn Theunissen

Chairman of the Transformation Committee

Growthpoint Properties

Executive Corporate Social Responsibility

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Danny Vermeulen

 

Attacq

Transformation Manager

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Jodie Ellinor-Dreyer

 

Fortress REIT

Head of CSI and Transformation

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Preevan Moodley

 

Redefine Properties

Head of Procurement, Insurance & Transformation

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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

 

Liberty Two Degrees

Chief Executive Officer

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Jackie van Niekerk

 

Attacq Ltd

Chief Executive Officer

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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

 

M&G Investments

Portfolio Manager

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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 Limited

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Sumenthree Moodley

 

Liberty Two Degrees Ltd

Analysis & Investor Relations Executive

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Our Members

SAREIT has 27 members who are all listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

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