Property Management and Sustainability:
Personalised Service. Proven Results.
We care very deeply about our buildings and our tenants’ happiness in them. Our purpose is to make sure our buildings are as well managed as possible because we believe that better buildings build better businesses and happier, more productive people.
A passion for property. Proven.
Each property manager looks after only +-40 tenants while the average for most other companies is +-200 tenants per property manager. This way, we can give each tenant a lot more time and attention and take care of the properties so that our tenants can focus on their business.
Our vacancy levels are generally in the range of 1%-2% whereas the industry norm is +-10%. This gives testament to the fact that tenants are happy in our buildings and rarely leave.
We encourage all potential tenants to speak to our existing tenants to see how we manage our buildings before signing a lease.
Because we always strive to be dynamic and forward thinking to better both society and the environment, Africrest is one of the first companies to have placed solar panels on the majority of our buildings.
1,506 solar panels (or 34,000kg worth) have been installed to date and it is estimated that per annum:
- About 600,000kg of CO2 emissions will be saved.
- At least 1,4 million litres of water will be saved.
As it is an invaluable investment in all of our futures, we will continue to focus on sustainability going forward.
"WFP and Africrest liaise closely on various building management matters including but not limited to general maintenance, upkeep, leasehold improvements and construction-related. Africrest has a dedicated site manager available to provide support at all times. WFP has found Africrest to be very accommodating in trying to fulfil our requirements. They act quickly and give matters arising the full attention deserved. We have no reservations or hesitation in recommending Africrest Properties"Donna Favorito, Senior Regional Finance and Administration Officer
“Africrest and their management team spent time understanding our business and property needs while negotiating on our new premises. This allowed them to tailor make a rental solution that worked with our long-term plans and current financial situation. Under very tight deadlines, they made sure we could find a fair and workable solution for both parties for all challenges that presented themselves during the negotiations.”Ricky Treger, Joint Group Managing Director
"Our offices are an extension of who we are as a company and how we represent ourselves in the physical world. Africrest understand this ethos and have been very accommodating in ensuring that the smallest details are attended to."Tony Koutakis, CEO of Ignite
"Working with Africrest has been a fruitful and seamless experience. We were attracted by the tenant partnership model which has allowed Sorbet to continue growing our business without constraining our capital while, at the same time, enjoying the benefits of having partial ownership in our property"Ian Fuhr, Founder and CEO of Sorbet
"We are pleased to be in a central creative space close to all the amenities of Rosebank, including hotels and the Gautrain. The environment is perfect for a business of our nature."Alessandro Tucci, Senior Vice-President and GM of Fox International Channels Africa
“We have occupied one of Africrest’s properties for more than five years and have had an excellent working relationship with them for the entire duration. They have always been honest and fair in their dealings with us and they have also really cared about our needs and acted with speed to fulfil them.”Craig Salit, Executive Director of Sunpac
"Our relationship with Africrest has been excellent and they really came to the party in helping us fulfil our needs. Africrest were very easy going and offered a lot of very useful advice"Rael Lasarow, Joint MD of Thirst
"We have been looking for a home for our growing business together with Africrest and we believe that 132 Jan Smuts offers what we need in terms of location, functionality of space and easy access for both clients and staff."Guy Brooks, CEO and Founder of CSS
"It is energising to (be in) a building where all your neighbouring tenants are in a creative space, music, television, fashion. Working with Africrest Properties has been a pleasure and the move has gone smoothly considering the very tight time frames and the building’s revamp."Randall Abrahams, MD of Universal Music
"SYNAQ has grown exponentially and we required new offices for our expansion plans. The Africrest team assisted with the sourcing, negotiation and integration into our new home. We are thrilled to have created a unique innovative space that will further help us shake up the cloud service industry in South Africa."David Jacobson, Managing Director of SYNAQ
"Dealing with Africrest has been a great experience, their professionalism and knowledge of the local property market ensured the transaction progressed seamlessly. Creating an Africrest joint venture allowed us access to the right factory without any of the capital outlays usually required, allowing us rather to invest in new equipment and machinery to build our business"David Milwidsky, Segal Metals
"New Africa Control Engineering (Pty) Ltd first introduction to Africrest Properties was in 2014. During this time we have found them to be very amicable and reasonable in all matters but our appreciation of them grew substantially when our property needs drastically altered and even though we were tied into a lease, their ability to aid and accommodate our new requirements went above and beyond our expectations. We confidently recommend Africrest Properties to anyone as an ethical and professional property company. Their genuine interest in helping us was a welcome change in today’s times."Alan Taylor, Director of New Africa Control Engineering (Pty) Ltd’s
"Our company recently purchased a building in partnership with Africrest. The results are encouraging. We are looking forward to a long term and prosperous future with the Africrest Team."Mark and Didi Friedman, Founders and Owners of Lounge Around
"It was very difficult to find a property in a good area that catered to our demanding requirements. Our new headquarters make the business operations that much easier and more practical. The new building allows us to showcase our offices to our clients with pride."Clyde Ackerman, The joint MD of Thirst