We focus on creating an environment in which staff are involved, engaged and are valued as active contributors of value creation. This ensures that we lead in the field of prime property logistics.
The reputation of the business and value of the Equites brand is built on the group’s standing commitment to be a responsible, transparent and ethical business, and to maintain the trust of all of our stakeholders.
We are committed to creating long-term benefits for the larger South African society, to ensure that Equites provides a sustainable form of business and a stable social context. Through education and community upliftment, we create the skills needed in South Africa, as well as smoothen the path to transformation.
Equites is a level 4 B-BBEE contributor for the second year on the revised property sector scorecard and is now 51.09% black-owned. We continue to contribute to the growth and transformation of the property sector and by extension South Africa.
1. Qualification: BSc (Honours) (Mathematics and Management)
Andrea established his own property development company in 2006 and built up a substantial portfolio of modern logistics assets for his own account over the following 8 years. This became an important component of the Equites portfolio on listing. This development expertise and his previous experience in the UK, are key success factors for Equites.
2. Qualification: BA (Law) LLB
Riaan was previously a director of one of the predecessor firms of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc. where he gained extensive exposure to real estate transactions. He then spent some 10 years as an executive director of the Arabella Group and was actively involved in the development of their property portfolio. His legal knowledge in the property sector has proven invaluable in the listing process and the many significant transaction Equites has concluded to date.
3. Qualification: BBsc (Finance & Accounting), PGDA, CA
Laila joined Equites in 2015 and has played an integral role in improving internal processes within the group as well as growing the scale and sophistication of the overall finance function. Prior to joining Equites, she worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.’s Advisory division with a focus on mergers & acquisitions. She has a keen interest for environmental, social and sustainable initiatives and serves as a director of The Michel Lanfranchi Foundation (NPC).
4. Qualification: BEcon
Leon is the CEO of ASISA. He also serves on the boards of Sun International Limited and Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited (“Brimstone”). He is also Chair of the Board of the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA). A global body representing 60 countries with Assets under Management of US$57 trillion. With his vast experience in business and investment management, he is able to direct the board effectively and provide sound guidance to the executive team.
5. Qualification: DipArch
Giancarlo is CEO and Founder of Swish Property Group with 30 years of construction and property development experience. He also holds directorships in Swish Property Income Fund and Mulilo Renewable Energy. His experience provides valuable insights into the group’s operations, particularly with respect to property acquisitions and developments.
6. Qualification: CA
Ruth is a senior policy advisor at ASISA, CEO of the ASISA Foundation and trustee of the ASISA Enterprise and Supplier Development entities. She has served on numerous councils and boards including SAICA and IRBA. With her financial and compliance background, she sets the ethical tone for the group and spearheads the functions of the audit committee.
7. Qualification: BSc (QS), MAQS, PrQS, A.AArb
Nazeem is a director of the national firm Bham Tayob Khan Matunda (BTKM) quantity surveyors. He also serves on the board and is the chairman of the Brimstone audit committee. His experience provides valuable insights into the group’s operations, particularly with respect to property acquisitions and developments.
8. Qualification: BCompt (Hons), CA
Mustaq is the CEO of Brimstone Investment Corporation Ltd. He also serves as the chairperson of Oceana Group Limited, Life Healthcare Limited and International Frontier Technologies SOC Limited. He is a director of AON Re SA Proprietary Limited and Lion of Africa Insurance Company Ltd. He serves on the boards and committees of various non-profit organisations. With his vast business experience, he brings unique insights and provides sound guidance to the board.
9. Qualification: MLAW (LLB)
Eunice is a founding member and consultant at EC Advisory legal consultancy. She is completing a Doctor of Philosophy at Wits Business School. Her areas of expertise include corporate law, commercial law, banking & finance law, international law and general contract law. She takes an extensive interest in gender relations and equality issues which informs her academic studies.
10. Qualification: BAcc(Hons), CA
Keabetswe is the founding CEO of Africa Collective Investments (RF) Proprietary Limited. She serves as an independent non-executive and chairperson of the audit committee for Cloud Atlas Investing (RF) Proprietary Limited.
11. Qualification: B.Com, B.Compt (Hons), CA
Andre is the managing director of Intaprop Investments (Pty) Ltd, a property development company. With his financial background and insights into the property sector, he provides valuable insights to the board.
Kevin runs the development arm of the Cape Town International Airport based consortium and has substantial experience in the Western Cape industrial property sector. He also owns Automotion Airport Parking Proprietary Limited. His experience in this sector provides valuable insights into the group’s operations, particularly with respect to property acquisitions and disposals.