Meet the Team
After completing his M.Com. (HR) degree at the University of Stellenbosch, Pierre travelled to the USA and the UK for seven years. He worked in the Commercial Property Industry, initially as Facilities Manager and later as Property Manager employed by Pinnacle PSG, the leading property services provider in Greater London. He left the company as Head of Operations: London East. He returned to South Africa to apply his knowledge and experience and joined a dynamic team, Blend Property Group. He worked as Portfolio Manager and after seven years at the company became Head of department: Property Management Western Cape. Due to his entrepreneurial spirit, he ventured out of his comfort zone and developed a self storage facility in Century City in 2012 and subsequently incorporated Propsmart. Pierre is a keen MBT rider and believes in a balanced lifestyle.
Jacques graduated in 2010 from the University of Cape Town with BSc (Honours) Property Studies. He spent about a year working as a commercial property broker and used this opportunity as an introduction into the property industry. As a keen traveller, he wanted to see the world. Jacques spent two and a half years travelling throughout South East Asia, seeing some amazing places and experiencing new cultures. Since studying the Property Industry, Jacques has been interested in Property Management. There were so many aspects to this job that there was never a dull moment which kept the job interesting and exciting. Jacques plans to keep learning and developing. At Propsmart Jacques found a young growing business which provides him with the opportunity to learn, grow and develop. He aims to build his knowledge and skills, while at the same time building The Propsmart Brand.
Having completed a four-year bachelor degree in Accounting Science after a National Diploma in Information Systems, Jules enjoys a good understanding of Accounting Information System and Corporate Financial Reporting. Besides the distance learning experience he has sharpened his self-discipline and organisational skills. These skills combined with demonstrated leadership strengths and proven ability to manage responsibilities in a fast-paced environment with critical deadlines, let to Jules earning professional awards throughout his three-year experience in the financial industry. He also provides free of charge lessons in accounting and mathematics to high school students from previously disadvantaged groups.
Centre Manager - China Town Parow
Russel joined the team 7 years ago and has been an intricate part of China Town since day one. He finished his education in China and immigrated to South Africa. He has been the initial Centre Manager at all three Centres and has subsequently handed over the management to the new managers. Russel is currently working on creating a better retail environment at China Town Parow, where the team is trying to reconcile Eastern value and variety with a Western organized shopping experience.
Centre Manager - China Town Ottery
Michelle graduated from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology with a BSc Retail Business Management degree in 2008. She spent 6 years working as Centre Manager at China Town Ottery. Since working in the Property Management Industry, she has always been interested in this vast field as it ensured her meeting different people and facing different aspects of the industry, which keep the job interesting and exciting. Michelle plans to keep developing and learning and at Propsmart she has found the ideal matured growing business which provides her with the opportunity to learn, grow and develop, enabling her to build her knowledge and skills network with the extension and growth of China Town.
Centre Manager - China Town Sable Square
Judy achieved her Bachelor's Degree in Management and Master's Degree in Business Management at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. After her studies she decided to move to Cape Town, "the most beautiful place I know and have always wanted to stay in". She joined China Town Management team and Propsmart Property Management Company and devotes her life to bringing South African customers the best shopping environment and best place to shop. She also helped to ensure that Ottery China Town is the small traders' dream shopping place and still strives to make the Propsmart/China Town team the best in the South African Market.
Narusha has recently joined Propsmart and is very excited to add value to the team. She has a keen eye for detail and has excellent organisational skills. Responsible for the leasing department, she is passionate about property and furthering her skills in this industry.
Ayesha has been working with the directors for the last 5 years. Passionate about customer services, she is efficient and friendly. She is the face and voice of PROPSMART.