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.
Janet has 30 years’ experience in the retail property industry. She started her career assisting the centre manager at Bayside Mall in Tableview before managing the centre for 13 years. She joined RPA Property Administrators in 2004. Janet oversees the management of mainly convenience centres, as well as some warehousing and office space. Her portfolio is mostly based in Cape Town but she also manages centres as far afield as George and Vredenburg.
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.
Anne’s career in the property industry spans 36 years. She began as a secretary at Landmark Real Estate in Johannesburg. After 13 years, she joined Abland and headed up their property management company, Abreal. She worked on a mixed portfolio of commercial, retail, and industrial properties. In 2006, she moved to Broll and transferred to Cape Town where she fulfilled various roles which included Property Manager, Regional Head, and Asset Manager. Thereafter, in 2016, she joined Rabie as a Portfolio Manager on the Ingenuity Portfolio.
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.
Recently appointed Portfolio Manager, Madelein van den Berg, entered the property sphere 14 years ago. As a Property and Leasing Administrator, she joined a large Property Management Group in Pretoria. She continued in the Property Management industry after her move to Cape Town in 2007, fulfilling multipurpose roles in Financial, Operations and Portfolio Manager. She is currently overseeing the management of the CCPIT portfolio and enjoys the challenges and diversity of this role.
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.
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.