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SA Property Investor of the Year Award 2019

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Investor of the Year Judge

Paul Stevens: CEO of Just Property

Paul Stevens

has been the CEO of Just Property Group Holding (Pty) Ltd since 2013, which controls an international team of property franchises. He joined as a franchisee in 2003 and now, as CEO, drives the strategic direction of the Just Property brand with his charismatic optimism. He is also actively involved in the evolution of the South African property landscape, working closely with high-level industry stakeholders. Under Paul’s leadership, the various Just Property brands has been consolidated and the company is now known simply as Just Property. The rebrand hailed the beginnings of a new company culture, driven strongly by the articulation of 9 core company values, which Paul spearheaded. Today, Just Property has 96 franchise offices across Southern Africa. The brand is well recognised locally and internationally, not only as a centre of excellence but also as a disruptor in the property industry. These are products of Paul’s leadership within and across Just Property. Paul’s passion of property has lead him to be an active Property investor, investing in a cross segment from residential flats and townhouses, offices blocks to self storage facilities.
Investor of the Year 2019

Vuyiswa Mutshekwane: CEO of the South African Institute of Black Property Pracitioners (SAIBPP)

Vuyiswa Mutshekwane

Vuyiswa Mutshekwane is the Chief Executive Officer at the South African Institute of Black Property Pracitioners (SAIBPP), a position she has held since 2015. Vuyiswa holds a BCom in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a Certificate in Property Development and Investment both from UCT. Her dynamic 12-year career has seen her pursues numerous entrepreneurial ventures and gain a broad range of experience in various fields including but not limited to: digital marketing & communications, sales & marketing, retail, events management, trend analysis & forecasting and strategy development & execution. Most recently, she held the position of Marketing & Sales Manager at e-commerce fashion start-up; KISUA, and was responsible for launching the first physical store in South African and driving the global marketing & sales strategy. She has received numerous awards & recognitions including; being selected as one of 16 women globally to represent South Africa in the prestigious Fortune 500- US Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Programme, being featured in the Destiny Magazine ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list, the Young Independents Top 100, and most recently, was a finalist for the Young Business Leader of the Year in the 2018 CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA).
Investor of the Year Judge

Cilna Steyn: Co-Founder of SSLR Incorporated

CILNA STEYN

Cilna Steyn is an award-winning Businesswoman and the Managing Director of the property specialist law firm, SSLR Incorporated. She completed her LLB Degree at Unisa, after which she was admitted as an attorney in 2007. She co-founded SSLR Incorporated in 2008 where she began her specialisation in evictions. She regularly presents training sessions where she advises groups of rental agents and landlords on matters relating to Landlord and Tenant Disputes as well as in a broader scope of Property Law related matters. She also acts on the panel of experts for the Law Society of South Africa’s Legal Education and Development. She presents seminars on behalf of LSSA: LEAD, educating attorneys nationally on eviction procedures and rental claims. She is one of the drafting attorneys of the TPN (Tenant Profile Network) Residential LeasePack which is the most popular and widely used lease agreement in the rental industry. Cilna authored “The Landlord’s Guide – Property Rental and Eviction” in 2015 and regularly publishes articles in newspapers and peer review magazines. She also appears on television and radio, participating in discussions relating to Property Law and in particular evictions. Cilna is an author for LexisNexis on the topic of Lease and Eviction. Cilna was awarded the silver award for the ROCCI Business Woman Of The Year in 2019.
Investor of the Year Awards Judge

Robin Booth: International Entrepreneur and winner of Investor of the Year 2018

ROBIN BOOTH

Robin is an award winning international entrepreneur and the winner of the 2018 South African Investor of the Year Award. Although an international businessman and having created a property portfolio in the United States of America, his main passion is South African Real Estate and the art if creating great deals opposed to just hoping they come along. With a property portfolio spanning higher end properties, Airbnb units, rent-to-rent models, Student Housing, commercial property as well as developing land into a multi use shopping centre, he brings this experience to the SAPIN judging panel. “My strategies are not property type specific” he says. “My strategy is always how better to automate, optimise, and then scale.” As an internationally accredited coach, Robin continues to share with his students those same skills and strategies so they too create their own financial freedom.
Investor of the Year Award

Andrew Walker: CEO of SA Property Investors Network

Andrew Walker

Andrew is the founder of SA Property Investors Network, connecting, educating and motivating a growing number of over 50 000 stakeholders in the property industry. Since the first property he bought at the age of 21, Andrew has personally invested in more than 50 properties across South Africa and the UK. His portfolio today includes buy-to-lets, multiple occupations, lease options, land, capital flips and residential developments. Andrew believes in how education and mentorship can empower anyone to make something from nothing. Instrumental to his own growth was the 8 years he spent in the UK, where he trained with the Legacy Education Alliance and spent time under the mentorship of UK property investment gurus, Matthew Sneddon and Harry Barclay. It was during this time that he learned how to apply various finance strategies, which allows him to buy properties without necessarily using his own capital. Insights he happily shares with his students. A proud father and husband, Andrew puts great emphasise on a healthy work-life balance and always dedicates quality time with his family. It’s a principal he instils in his students. Because enjoying the fruits of your labour is after all, the purpose of being your own property boss.

Oscar Siziba: Regional Managing Executive: Relationship Banking at Absa Retail and Business Bank for Gauteng & Limpopo

Oscar Siziba

Oscar has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Wits Business School, a BCom degree (Financial Management) and has completed the Management Development Programme (MDP) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science. He also holds a CAIB(SA) qualification from the Institute of Bankers. He completed a number of internal Executive programmes from London and France. He is also a member of the Institute of Bankers in South Africa and a Professional Banker of SA (PBSA). Oscar has over two decades of banking experience in various segments in the Financial Banking Sector, which includes Retail Banking, Business Banking and Corporate and Investment Banking. He currently chairs multiple forums aimed at uplifting the youth, advancing the social investment agenda and driving transformation.
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