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I am a qualified Attorney. I specialise in Property Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law and Trusts.
 
Please visit our website at www.prop-law.co.za for more details.
 
I am an elected Committee Member of the Property Committee of the Association of Pretoria Attorneys and through my involvement, I like to ensure that I am constantly at the "sharp-end" of Conveyancing Practice.

I am the elected Chairman on the Gauteng Council of SAPOA. The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) is the biggest and most influential institution in the property industry. SAPOA members control about 90% of commercial property in SA, with a combined portfolio in excess of R150 Billion (about $22 Billion). I am also on the National Council and the National Legal Committee of SAPOA.
 
Member of the Institute of Directors South Africa and Member of the Sirdar Governance Panel.

23 March 2011

Delusion of growth and grandeur - The Burning Question | Moneyweb

Delusion of growth and grandeur - The Burning Question Moneyweb

China, China everywhere - Moneyweb.com

China, China everywhere - Moneyweb.com

17 March 2011

Tenant rental payment behaviour shows stability : Property News from IOLProperty

Tenant rental payment behaviour shows stability : Property News from IOLProperty

Country Overviews | Global Property Guide

This is not stricly about SA Property but I thought that Croatia was such a beautiful place when I was there a couple of years ago and so I have posted the article here.

Country Overviews | Global Property Guide

Competition Commission acts against retail property colluders - Property | Moneyweb

Competition Commission acts against retail property colluders - Property | Moneyweb

15 March 2011

MY ARTICLE IN THE MARCH 2011 ISSUE OF THE PROPERTY MAGAZINE

I was featured in the magazine in an article relating to foreign investment in South African property.


Property Magazine is one of South Africa’s premium property, decor and lifestyle publications. Focusing on all aspects of property and owning property, their A3 glossy magazine reaches 142,000 readers in the Gauteng area on a monthly basis and 55,000 individual monthly users on their website. The readers are very affluent, many of whom own more than one property, whether these are residential or commercial in nature.

Follow the link to the article
http://issuu.com/andreamn/docs/gt_march/45

Hope that you find it interesting.

Cheers
Gareth

BusinessDay - SIMON MANTELL: Economy

BusinessDay - SIMON MANTELL: Economy

10 March 2011

AFRICAN EXPANSION (CHINA STYLE)

I have just reposted two articles from Moneyweb that I think are quite important when we look at the expansion of African business (and its impact on South African property). Obviously an expanding economy means an expanding property sector and it is therefore important for those of us involved in property that the South African (and African) economies expand.

The first article is about Phuthuma Nhleko (the outgoing CEO of MTN). I listened to Mr Nhleko on the "Money Show" on Radio 702 last night and there is no doubt that he is a very impressive and inspiring figure. However, the reason that I posted the Article is to show that it is possible for African companies (with a little vision) to expand throughout the continet AND BEYOND.

There are obviously any number of SA companies that demonstrate this (e.g. Anglo American, De Beers, SAB Miller, etc.) but how can we make such adventures in the wide world more common? The answer is perhaps to be found in the second Article, where it is advocated that if you want to be a success story, a good starting point may be to learn from (and perhaps emulate) an existing success story. No country has been more successful in recent times than China and the Article looks at what we (in Africa) can learn from China.

China vs Africa: the education gap - China perspectives | Moneyweb.com

China vs Africa: the education gap - China perspectives | Moneyweb.com

MTN’s Nhleko steps down to applause - ICT | Moneyweb

MTN’s Nhleko steps down to applause - ICT Moneyweb

04 March 2011

PROPERTY IN SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

Bricks and Mortar spin best profits


  

Asset Class

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Annualised

SA Listed Property

28.4%

26.5%

-4.5%

14.1%

29.6%

18.07%

Equities

41.2%

19.2%

-23.2%

32.1%

19.0%

15.24%

Cash

7.5%

9.3%

11.7%

10.3%

6.9%

9.14%

Bonds

5.5%

4.2%

17.0%

-1.0%

14.6%

7.92


 

    Source: I-Net Bridge

02 March 2011

Realestateweb - Two new BEE property funds set for 2011 - Investment insights - South Africa's fastest-growing property website

Realestateweb - Two new BEE property funds set for 2011 - Investment insights - South Africa's fastest-growing property website

Gautrain second phase almost ready - South Africa | Moneyweb

Gautrain second phase almost ready - South Africa Moneyweb