Commercial real estate investment: local vs offshore

This webinar takes place on Tuesday, September 28 at 7pm.

By Moneyweb 21 Sep 2021  17:48 

OrbVest’s Medical 33 building in the US. Image: Supplied

OrbVest’s Medical 33 building in the US. Image: Supplied

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Join Moneyweb’s Simon Brown in a fireside discussion where he and his guests debate the performance of local commercial real estate investment and compare it to offshore commercial real estate, looking at the risks both here and abroad, exchange rate movements, and interest rates.

Hear the opinions of real estate moguls Bharat Mehta of Hectomark Investments, Hennie Bezuidenhoudt of Benchmark Group, and Martin Freeman and Justin Clarke of OrbVest as they unpack the state of local commercial real estate markets and compare the sector with offshore commercial real estate, specifically medical real estate in the USA.

This webinar will take place on Tuesday, September 28, at 7pm. You can register here.

About the guests

Hennie Bezuidenhoudt Co-founder and chair of OrbVest and CEO of the Benchmark Group

Bezuidenhoudt has over 27 years’ experience in commercial real estate. He oversees strategic planning, due diligence, safety, and management of product provider relations. Bezuidenhoudt has served as managing director, director, non-executive director, and chair of several companies in South Africa and abroad since 1988.

Bharat Mehta MD, Hectomark Investments

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Mehta is the largest independent shareholder in listed real estate group Redefine, among others, and his family office invests extensively in real estate across South Africa and globally. Previously his conglomerate media company became Tiso Blackstar, which owned Times Media and Gallo Music.

Martin FreemanCEO, OrbVestFreeman is an experienced entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience in successful startups. He has a reputation of growing companies to scale in various industries, including financial services and fintech. His focus on strategy and leadership, and his skill in identifying and growing strong executive teams, has culminated in exponential year-on-year growth in companies throughout his career. He completed an executive management programme at Harvard in 2012.

Justin ClarkeOperational director, OrbVest

Co-founder of Private Property and One Africa Media, Clarke is a leader, investor and mentor in the technology startup ecosystem in Africa. As a founder of Private Property, he led the company to become the leading internet marketplace for real estate in South Africa. He co-founded One Africa Media in 2012, building it into Africa’s biggest internet classifieds business operating in eight countries with a portfolio of 18 companies. It was recently sold to a Swiss media conglomerate to form Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM Africa).

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