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Board Members

Phil Barttram

An independent consultant, Phil Barttram, is a self-proclaimed real estate evangelist, hailing the role of real estate within multi-asset class portfolios and the benefits of improved transparency across the sector. Phil has an MBA from UCT’s Graduate School of Business, complemented by over 26 years in financial services in London […]

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Shameela Ebrahim

Shameela is the Chief Sustainability Officer. She joined the JSE in 2007. Passionate about the systemic importance of sustainability thinking in corporate strategy, she is responsible for advising the Executive Committee and Board of the JSE Limited on sustainability and the integration into strategy. She is the immediate past chair […]

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Joanne Solomon

Joanne is an experienced marketer, having spent more than twenty years in a progression of senior and executive roles. Prior to joining SA REIT, she held the position of Head of Brand and Client Insights at Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (NCIB), and before this she served as the Head […]

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Ilse Swanepoel

Ilse Swanepoel has over 12 years of experience in the utilities space and is an environmental sustainability specialist. Ilse holds a Bachelor of Information Sciences (BIS) Honours degree from the University of Pretoria and leads the development and implementation of Redefine’s environmental sustainability strategy. Ilse’s key expertise include the deployment […]

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Nkosinathi Manzana

A Civil Engineer with 24 years’ experience in the South African built industry and across the African continent, Nkosinathi Manzana is currently the Executive Head of Group Real Estate Services: Commercial Buildings for the Standard Bank Group; a leading financial services organization in Africa and the biggest bank in South […]

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Lisa Reynolds

Reynolds’ is a long-time champion of sustainable, green building practices. Beyond her qualifications, which include a BSc (Chemistry), CEM and an MBA, Reynolds was co-founder of the Green Building Design Group, the Sustainability Development Executive at Saint-Gobain and Chair of the SANS Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings initiative. With the […]

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Pardon Mutasa

Pardon is an experienced Chief Financial Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organisation management industry. Skilled in Cash Flow, Tax Preparation, Internal Audit, Analytical Skills, and Fixed Assets. Strong finance professional with a Bachelor of Accounting Degree focused in Accounting and Finance from Africa University.

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Mokena Makeka

Raised in Maseru, Lesotho and New York, USA, Mokena Makeka is an accomplished architect, artist, creative, curator, designer, global leader, scholar, speaker, urbanist and visionary. He holds a B.Arch Dist. Hons, University of Cape Town (UCT), and various executive leadership qualifications, from the Harvard Kennedy School, Oxford University, Wits University […]

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Manfred Braune

Manfred currently holds the position of Director: Environmental Sustainability at the University of Cape Town (UCT). In this newly established directorate at UCT, he leads the strategy and implementation of environmental sustainability across all spheres of the university including operations, learning, research and governance, since early 2019. Manfred’s background is […]

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Michele Bekkens

Michele currently heads up the Commercial Real Estate Finance division of Sanlam Life Insurance Limited. As a qualified CA(SA) with a H.Dip Tax, she has had extensive funding experience in the real estate sector, both from a debt as well as an equity perspective. She has long standing relationships with […]

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