Directors

Steven Bernard Herring

Chairman (Non-Executive Director)

Qualifications:
Undergraduate Degree in Marketing (University of Johannesburg), Masters of Business Administration (MBA) – Heriot-Watt University

Experience:
Steven started Heriot Properties in South Africa in 1998. He led investments into industrial property where covenants were of a blue-chip nature and the leases ensured sustainable long-term cash flows. Through the relationships formed from these strong covenants, Heriot Properties continued to acquire a number of industrial properties throughout South Africa, all anchored by blue-chip tenants. In 2003, Steven put a team of professionals together and began constructing retail shopping centres, focusing on CBDs, rural and township areas, developing over 20 malls tenanted mainly by national brands that underpinned the sustainable cash flow model. In 2017, Steven listed Heriot REIT and currently, is the chairman of both Heriot REIT and Safari REIT.

Grant Warren Elliott

Chief Executive Officer (Executive Director)

Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Building Science

Experience:
Grant is an experienced property practitioner with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. Grant is skilled in portfolio management, negotiation, facility management, asset management, team management and leadership. Grant spent the majority of his career within the JSE listed property sector environment. Grant’s experience ranges from the conceptualisation and development of properties to the overall asset and property management across all real estate sectors being commercial offices, shopping centres & retail, industrial and residential. Grant was employed by Redefine Properties Limited for 15 years where he was ultimately the general manager (coastal). Prior to that he spent almost 5 years at Apex-Hi Properties Limited / Madison Property Fund Managers Limited as an asset manager and over 4  years at Broll Property Group where he was ultimately a senior portfolio manager.

Janys Ann Finn

Chief Financial Officer (Executive Director)

Qualifications:
BCom, BAcc, CA(SA

Experience:
Janys, after serving articles at Grant Thornton, became the first female partner in the practice in 1993. She served as a partner for 13 years, servicing a large, diversified portfolio of clients, including several listed companies and clients in the property sector, before leaving for commerce in 2005. Since then, Janys has been CFO of Metboard Property Fund, Redefine Properties Limited, Rebosis Property Fund Limited and Heriot REIT. Janys was instrumentally involved in the merger of Madison, ApexHi and Redefine and in the Rebosis and Heriot REIT listings. Janys is now a non-executive director of Heriot REIT.

Daryl Marc Sher

Independent Non-Executive Director

Qualifications:
NHD Architecture

Experience:
Daryl has almost 30 years of extensive Development Management, Architectural Design and Project Management experience acquired with Listed Property Companies and Architectural Firms. In 2003, Daryl became involved with the then listed property fund, Spearhead Property Group, and since has placed his career focus on property development and development management, assisting listed funds and private clients, as well as successfully developing his own sectional title boutique blocks of residential apartments on the Atlantic Seaboard of Cape Town. Through his key eye for design, functionality and detail, he has an added edge to the requirements needed for the fulfilment of the successful outcome to property developments, the most recent of which include 132 Adderley, Ackermans Distribution Centre and No. 1 Thibault.

Gregory James Heron (“Greg”)

Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

Qualifications:
BCom, DipAcc, CA(SA)

Experience:
Greg is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years’ experience in corporate, structured and property finance as well as significant operational exposure to a variety of businesses. Greg is currently CEO of Infinitus Holdings, an investment company with a portfolio primarily invested in the fast moving consumer groups and retail sectors. Prior to that he was head of Leaf Property Fund, a significant unlisted property fund focused on the office and commercial sector of the property market. During his time at Leaf, he led the repositioning of the fund which included the disposal of a large portfolio of assets as part of this process. Greg currently serves on the boards of various unlisted companies and is an independent non-executive director of SA Corporate Real Estate Limited and Safari REIT.

Marius Hoff Muller

Independent Non-Executive Director

Qualifications:
B.Sc. (Q.S.), Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Experience:
Marius, a Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors in South Africa and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (U.K.) is currently the managing director and co-founder of SoHo Properties, a property development and real estate investment company. Since 1992, Marius has held high-profile roles at JSE-listed companies, including CEO of Texton Property Fund and managing director of iFour Properties. Other appointments have included executive directorship roles at Resilient REIT, Pangbourne Properties, Diversified Property Fund and Monyetla Properties, which are either currently listed or at some stage were listed on the JSE. He currently also serves on the boards of Safari REIT and Oryx Properties, a Namibia listed company, as an independent non-executive director. He also serves on the Audit & Risk and the Investment Committees of both companies. In addition, Marius currently serves on the advisory board of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria.