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Board Members

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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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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Giles Pendleton

Giles has over 23 years’ global experience in commercial property development in both public and private sector businesses. Prior to joining Attacq in 2018, he was based in Dubai and has worked for numerous prominent property sector companies across Africa, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. Giles has been involved […]

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Brian Unsted

Brian has an impressive 23 years’ experience in the South African property industry with a particular focus on extracting optimal value from some of South Africa’s most prestigious and successful shopping centres/mixed use properties. Brian’s background as a Senior Financial Manager in property development at Liberty Properties, Financial Manager at […]

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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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Steve Brookes

Steve holds a National Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering and is the founder and current Chief Executive of Balwin Properties, with over 22 years’ experience in the position at the company. Balwin is the JSE’s only national large-scale developer of turnkey sectional-title apartments and surrounding infrastructure aimed at the mid- […]

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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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Shameela Ebrahim

Shameela is the Chief Sustainability Officer at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. 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 […]

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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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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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