Leigh started her career in the property industry in the United Kingdom with Prudential Property Service. After returning to South Africa in 1991 Leigh joined the Rabie Property Group as a site secretary, growing into the position of client liaison. In 1997 Leigh moved back to Head Office to take over the management of the in-house property management department and was instrumental in setting up of Rabie Property Administrators. After holding the position of Portfolio Manager, Leigh was appointed a Director of the Company in 2002. Initially the entire management portfolio was owned by the Rabie Property Group but in recent years RPA has grown considerably with third party clients now accounting for more than 90% of their portfolio. Key clients include Ingenuity Property Investments, Century City Property Investment Trust, Garden Cities, the Billion Group and V&A View Properties.
Delna completed a pre-grad at the University of the Free State and a postgraduate at UNISA. Her SAICA articles were done in auditing at Mazars Cape Town. She spent three months in New York in 2020 on secondment for Mazars LLP before joining RPA in October 2020.
Annemarie, who obtained a National Diploma in Internal auditing, started her career at SARS as a VAT inspector. Thereafter working for a firm of Liquidators in for 7 years before breaking into the property industry. With over 12 years’ experience in the Property Industry Annemarie is now heading up Accounts department of RPA as Financial Manager.
With 20 years’ experience at a variety of property companies including Chartermark, Steer Property Services and Rennies, Zulfa joined the RPA team in 2009 as personal assistant to the Portfolio Managers before being promoted in 2011 to Portfolio Manager. Zulfa holds a BSc with a chemistry major but found her niche in Sectional Title and currently manages eight commercial body corporates. Zulfa consistently manages her portfolio and team with her positive and friendly attitude.
Julie has 26 years’ experience in the commercial property industry. She started her Property Management career at Metroprop in Pretoria, thereafter joining JHI in Johannesburg as Leasing Manager on the Old Mutual Portfolio. She relocated to Cape Town in 2000, managing the property portfolios of various Listed Funds with a 6-year stint at ABSA, in between, sourcing new sites and negotiating lease terms for their retail branches and corporate sites. Julie joined Rabie as a Property Manager in February 2017.
Ashleigh has over 20 years corporate work experience, across South Africa and the United States, with the last 8 years spent in property management – commercial, retail, mixed-use and residential. Born and raised in Houston, Texas she attended the University of Texas at Austin before moving to South Africa in 2006.
Passionate about property, she works hard to support her clients’ needs through her myriad of experience and commitment to excellent customer service.
She joined RPA in 2021 as a Portfolio Manager.
Danielle has been in the legal and property industry for close to eight years, primarily as a Portfolio Manager. She joined RPA at the beginning of 2020 as a Portfolio Manager on the Ingenuity Portfolio.
Danielle studied Bcom LLB at the University of Stellenbosch and has since worked on mixed portfolios of commercial, retail, and industrial properties. She worked in the legal industry in Port Elizabeth until 2014 when she moved to Cape Town to start a family.
James joined RPA in August 2016 as a portfolio manager for the Body Corporate department. He has managed Body Corporates since 2009 where he had a short stint in Johannesburg, he has 12 years experience.
He started his career at Faircape management services as a PM from 2010 to 2016 before he moved to RPA. At Faircape I managed a mixture of residential/commercial and mixed use schemes. James is currently managing a portfolio of commercial properties all in Century City with exception of Crystal Towers which is mixed use with residential.
Nhau has over 8 years’ experience in Utilities Management. In 2008, he joined the Utility Technical Services, working under the UAS and Meter It by managing utilities for property clients. He joined Rabie in September 2016 and currently oversees the utilities management for Ingenuity Property Investments and CCUS.
Michael joined RPA in 2018 after completing his BSc Honours in Property Studies at the University of Cape Town. Starting as a Junior Portfolio Manager, Michael headed up the external landlord portfolio dealing with a mix of commercial, retail and semi industrial properties. In his 3-years at the RPA, Michael has honed a basket of skills providing holistic property management expertise, seeing him take on the title as Portfolio Manager.
With 20 years’ experience, Vanessa knows all about stringent attention to detail and stretching budgets with her National Diploma in Marketing. In 1997, she began her career in the retail and property industry at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront where she worked for 8 years. Since then, she has worked for the Georgious at Parow Centre, launched Zevenwacht Mall with Zenprop and worked on numerous community sized centres in and around the Western Cape. She joined the RPA team in 2017 as a Centre Manager to their Garden Cities Portfolio.