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A diverse team with one focus – delivering exceptional results.

Comprised of a skilled team of strategists, engineers, project managers, quantity surveyors, chartered accountants, economists, change management and communication experts, property, facilities operations and real estate technology specialists, our multi-disciplinary team brings the full weight of their knowledge and experience to every project.

 
Adam Sargent

Adam graduated from Rhodes University (South Africa) where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree.

Prior to establishing Betapoint in 2003, Adam worked for Citibank in the UK before returning to South Africa in 1999 to enjoy a successful career at Arthur Andersen as a member of the Energy and Utilities practice.

Given his entrepreneurial drive and strategic vision, Adam founded Betapoint and has built a high caliber and multi-skilled team which is able to provide clients with thought leadership, while maintaining the ability to roll up their sleeves and drive pragmatic solutions for critical initiatives.

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Michael Griffiths

“Often the client is completely unaware of the impact that the right real estate can have on their business from a financial, cultural and brand point of view, my job is finding, or creating the perfect space for the tenant or occupier that really unlocks their business potential.”

With over two decades in the industry, Michael’s experience includes working in commercial, industrial, residential and retail property both locally and abroad. Coming from a financial background, he always seeks solutions that are supported by a strong business case, and never recommends a course of action that isn’t going to positively impact a client’s business. His strength is aligning Betapoint’s clients’ real estate strategy to their corporate strategy to deliver significant, measurable value in terms of financial, cultural and brand benefits.

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Shanne Naude

“Engaged, healthy and growing people, working with purpose leads to engaged healthy and growing organisations, delivering on their purpose.”

Shanne heads up Betapoint’s change management service line and brings many years of experience in analysing, shaping and delivering high quality, innovative, practical and business relevant solutions. She has worked within and led teams from diverse backgrounds and continues to develop excellent working relationships throughout her career. She has studied and worked abroad and is passionate about the richness that working with teams from different backgrounds and perspectives brings to identifying opportunities and shaping fresh innovative solutions.

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Phil Bradley

Phil is a seasoned project management professional and strives to provide real impact and value for clients. Phil joined Betapoint for its flat, collaborative and entrepreneurial structure, as well as its strong and unique reputation, great culture, people and growth potential in the global market.

Phil has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Cum Laude) and an MBA.

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Thoriso Rampedi

“The real estate industry is becoming a lot more technologically advanced, but people will remain at the core, both as users of buildings and as a career.”

Thoriso is passionate about the impact that a workplace has on its employees. She is good with people which allows her to not only understand client requirements, but to understand this from an individual’s personal points of view. This has allowed her to blend her real estate studies with her natural affinity with people to deliver impactful solutions for our clients. Thoriso has a BSc Honours in Property Studies from the University of Pretoria.

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Mike Packham

Mike is an associate partner to Betapoint, with over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. During this period he has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from landscaping, through new build and refurbishment to civil/heavy engineering works.

Having trained initially as a Quantity Surveyor, he subsequently obtained a Master’s degree in Property Development / Project Management and later became recognized as an expert facilities management consultant. He is therefore uniquely qualified to advise clients at every stage of the building life cycle and this is reflected by the wide variety of projects with which he has been involved.

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Kate McLaren

Kate is a workplace consultant with over 25 years experience, specialising in briefing and design concepts that support organisations undergoing change. She believes that governance and communication are both key to the success of projects involving change and has developed tools and methods for engaging end users in a process that is typically unfamiliar to them.

Kate works as part of our team to deliver workplace strategy services and design concepts. Prior to this she was Director of Interior Design UK for DEGW, a leading global workplace consultancy.

Kate contributed the ‘model fit out brief’ for the second edition of ‘Managing the Brief for Better Design’ co-written by Alastair Blyth and John Worthington.

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Bradley Venter

“The real estate industry globally has seen a significant shift towards Green, efficient space and I see this trend continuing with a large focus being on occupant wellness, enabled by technological advancements in building management.”

Bradley specialises in Strategic Real Estate Consulting and Project Management with particular expertise in the Oil and Gas Sector. He balances his well-organised and diligent work-ethic with a creative side that allows him to approach solutions from an unexpected perspective. He is passionate and committed and relishes the sense of achievement that comes from bringing to life ideas and solutions that assist the client in achieving their desired outcomes.

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Alison Goldstuck

Alison is a seasoned strategy consultant with two master’s degrees (cum laude) and 15 years’ blue-chip experience delivering complex projects.

Her areas of expertise include strategy, research, functional solutions, governance and project management. Key projects in the risk analysis and governance space include:

  • Creating a business case for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risk integration into decision making processes for the United Nations;
  • Commenting and analysing the impact of King Code IV on firm’s behaviour for IoDSA and the UNPRI; and
  • Identifying risks and mitigants affecting project finance deals for Citibank and the IDC.
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Rynhardt Schuld

“The commercial property industry has always paved the way for innovative and creative construction methods and techniques. It’s only a matter of time before these new skills filter down into other facets of the real estate industry such as residential and industrial – unlocking the true potential in building the future.”

Rynhardt has a passion for Capital Expenditure Projects, particularly design and builds, and brings this passion and expertise to his role in Construction Project Management. Rynhardt’s strength is in understanding the client's needs and interpreting and relaying those to the project and development team in order to deliver on the client's needs and requirements in full. Armed with a can-do attitude, he prides himself on identifying obstacles and assisting with a resolution to overcome these challenges.

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Julie Taylor

Julie has consulted to numerous businesses, large and small, as well as non-profits.

In the field of communications, Julie advises on strategy and project management, including internal and external communications, and public relations. Her areas of expertise include assessment of stakeholder and media relationships, reputation management, strategic communications planning, creating appropriate structures and processes for managing the media, advisory on language, tone and positioning, media training, and reactive and crisis communications.

In the field of art, and drawing on her strong network of artists, curators, gallerists and academics, Julie advises on the African contemporary art landscape, including sourcing and acquiring new art and commissions. She also advises on how to position current and new art projects to the public and media to build external engagement.

Julie is the founder and director of Guns & Rain; one of Africa’s first online art galleries.

Previously, Julie was Head of Google's Communications where she made a significant impact on internet access and internet education for Africans.

Julie holds degrees in Development Studies and Social Anthropology. Her research has been published in multiple academic journals in the fields of Anthropology, History and Political Ecology. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Art History.

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Ian Druce

“While the industry is seeing a shift towards more environmentally sustainable measures, these are currently relatively expensive to apply. Going forward I anticipate more affordable measures and operations, making them more widespread.”

Ian’s focus is in real estate consulting and advisory. Having completed a certificate in ‘green’ building through the GBCSA and having concluded an honours research report in well-located affordable housing, he is particularly interested in both sustainability as well as the dynamics of the social housing market. Ian is a critical thinker and combines this with his experience and knowledge to provide strategic advice and guidance with a property focus to the clients.

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Bronwyn Hubbard

“Companies are becoming more aware of their impact on the environment and continual improvement can be achieved by offering our client holistic solutions to improve costs as well as their environmental footprint.”

Bronwyn is a Business Assistant specialising in Project Administration and Business development. Aside from extensive knowledge and experience across a broad range of disciplines, she brings to the company a passion for the industry and a belief in the potential growth that comes from operating in a developing economy.

She is a goal-orientated individual with strong organisational and communication skills. Her hands-on approach means she works closely with other team members to make a real impact on clients’ portfolios.

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Jano van Rensburg

“Demographic changes and rapid urbanisation will result in substantial growth within the real estate industry. This, coupled with higher energy prices, climate change and firmer government regulations, will force the sector to implement a more sustainable agenda – leading to growth in technology and opportunities associated with ‘going green’.”

As a Business Consultant and Analyst, Jano has a penchant for problem solving and Process Methodology Development. His expertise within the South African political arena, in particular the energy sector, has left him with a deep understanding of the current socio/political environment. This contributes to his ability to adapt to changing dynamics and provide alternative solutions and develop process methodologies in an innovative, cost-effective and results-driven manner.

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Medeine Tribinevicius

Medeine has over six years of experience in public institutions and over seven years of experience as a researcher, project manager, and educator, working extensively with academic institutions, museums, archives and publishers.

Her experience spans both the international and local market as she has worked with the National Museum of Lithuania in Vilnius, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, and the South African History Archive in Johannesburg specialising in exhibition development and collections research.

Furthermore, Mediene continues to be an instructor at the University of Toronto, School for Continuing Studies where she facilitates two courses as part of the Freelance Writing Certificate.

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Jacques Potgieter

“The industry has seen a shift towards Green practice, I believe this is only the beginning and with the assistance of technology, this practice will play a vital role moving forward.”

Jacques is a Real Estate Consultant at Betapoint and has experience in both finance and operations. He achieved Honours in Bachelor of Science Property Studies at UCT and is an Accredited Professional through the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). He has strong work ethic and a passion for the environment and brings both of these qualities to his job as he works to bring ideas to life and help clients achieve their desired outcomes.

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Thinus Coetzee

Thinus has 37 years’ experience in the security environment. For the last ten years of his official career in the state sector he was involved in analysing security threats to the state and parastatal sectors through using and managing the relevant databases. Since he became involved with the private sector, he has advised and completed risk analyses for a variety of sectors in the industrial, business and corporate environments. He also conducted investigations into security-related matters.

Thinus has post-graduate qualifications in Criminology and National Strategy (Masters level).

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