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MAURITZ HERMAN PRETORIUS

GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

NATIONALITY: South African
LANGUAGES: English, Afrikaans
EDUCATION: B. Arch Free State University
QUALIFICATION: Architect
AFFILIATIONS: Member of the South African Institute of Architects
and SACAP

YEARS EXPERIENCE:
26 years – Professional Architect 11 years – Property Development
26 years – Professional Architect 11 years – Property Development

EXPERIENCE RECORD:
Herman established Latitude Properties in 2008 and is widely recognized as an innovator, educator and leader in the industry with over twenty five years’ experience. Herman was associated with Louis Peens Architects for eight years as a partner and with Herman Pretorius Architects for two years as Managing Director. Herman joined BAU Design and Keystone Investment Group in 2002 as Director.

Herman is a specialist in major retail developments and has extensive experience in the fields of ooffice development and shopping centers. With key projects such as The Galleria, the 2.5 billion, 87 000m2 regional mall in Umbogintwini Durban, on
his list of successfully completed projects.

MARIO ZAHRA

OPERATIONAL DIRECTOR

NATIONALITY: South African and Maltese
LANGUAGES: English, Afrikaans
EDUCATION: National Diploma in Architecture from Wits
QUALIFICATION: Senior Architectural Technologist
AFFILIATIONS: Member of the South African Institute of Architectural Technologists and SACAP

YEARS EXPERIENCE:
21 years – Architectural Technologist
11 years – Tenant Coordination
6 years – Property Managment

EXPERIENCE RECORD:
Mario has over twenty years of experience in the profession and joined BAU Design and the Keystone Investment Group in 2003. He has extensive experience in tenant coordination & Property Management; he was previously employed by the
Edcon Group Store Planning Division, where he held the position of Senior Store Planner for ten years.

His attention to detail and his success rate of handing over premises to national and local tenants on time, has given him a highly reputable name in the retail industry and makes him a very successful project manager.

He supervises the tenant and project teams and manages the L. P Holdings Property Portfolio, skilled in creating design solutions that are appropriate to the nature and constraints of each job. His expertise in design development, the technology of building and cost effective detailing is a guiding force in the work of Latitude Properties.

ANTON MALHERBE

SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

NATIONALITY: South African
LANGUAGES: English, Afrikaans

EDUCATION:

  • Education: Training / Competencies
  • 2009 – Chas Everitt Real Estate in house 1 year Internship training program
  • 2013 – Pam Golding in house training program
  • 2016 – Seeff in house property training program
  • 2016 – Seeff Consumer Protection Act in the property sector training

YEARS EXPERIENCE:

7 years experience in the property industry

EXPERIENCE RECORD:
Anton joined the property industry in 2009 after 20 years of owning his own successful businesses. He achieved Chas Everitt Rooky agent of the year for Southern Suburbs Cape Town Licence. He then moved across to Seeff False Bay and established the brand as top agency for market share in Glencairn and Capricorn Park Muizenberg area. In 2012 he joined Pam Golding Knysna, whITH in a very successful partnership selling on Thesen Island.

In 2016 he returned to Cape Town to take on the position of Commercial and development Sales Manager for Seeff False Bay and SE Suburbs, he built up the area and sales team to become the top commercial and development sales team in Seeff, by the end of 2017, achieving sales well in excess of R200 000 000 in that
year. In November 2017 he joined Latitude Property Solutions to head up the Sales and Marketing division.The sales team has achieved sales in excess of R350 000 000 to date.

FRANCOIS VAN NIEKERK

FINANCIAL DIRECTOR

NATIONALITY: South African
LANGUAGES: English, Afrikaans
EDUCATION: Stellenbosh
QUALIFICATION: Qualied chartered accountant

YEARS EXPERIENCE:
7 years experience in the property industry

EXPERIENCE RECORD:
Francois received his B.Com Accounting (Hons.) degree from the University of Stellenbosch. After his studies he completed his SAICA articles with PKF Cape Town where he was promoted to the role of Audit Manager for a period of two years.

In 2017 he was offered the role of Partner at the firm which would have made him the youngest partner in the firm’s history, but decided that he rather wanted to apply his skills in the focused area of property development and investment. He joined Latitude Properties at the start of 2018. During his time as Audit Manager he gained valuable experience in the fields of corporate and tax structuring as well as the audit of financial services institutions and property holdings companies with assets under management in excess of R30bn.

Francois has a passion for deal structuring. He currently holds the Financial Director position at Latitude Properties and makes a big contribution towards the tax and corporate structuring of the Group’s deals and ongoing investments.

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