Commercial real estate investment: local vs offshore


In this recorded webinar, MoneywebNOW’s Simon Brown chats with real estate mogul Bharat Mehta from Hectomark Investments, Hennie Bezuidenhoudt from Benchmark Group (and OrbVest), and Martin Freeman and Justin Clarke from OrbVest as they unpack the state of the local commercial real estate markets and compare the sector with offshore commercial real estate, in particular medical real estate in the US.

This webinar took place on Tuesday, September 28.

About the guests

Hennie Bezuidenhoudt
Co-founder and president of OrbVest and CEO of Benchmark Group

Bezuidenhoudt has over 27 years of experience in commercial real estate. He oversees strategic planning, due diligence, security and relationship management with product suppliers. Bezuidenhoudt has served as Managing Director, Director, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of several companies in South Africa and abroad since 1988.

Bharat Mehta
MD, Hectomark Investments

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

Martin freeman
CEO, OrbVest

Freeman is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience working with successful startups. It has a reputation for being large-scale growth companies in a variety of industries including financial services and fintech. His focus on strategy and leadership, and his ability to identify and develop strong leadership teams, has resulted in exponential year-over-year growth in companies throughout his career. He completed an executive management program at Harvard in 2012.

Justin clarke
Chief Operating Officer, OrbVest

Co-founder of Private Property and One Africa Media, Clarke is a leader, investor and mentor in the ecosystem of tech startups in Africa. As the 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, making Africa’s largest internet classifieds company, 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).

Presented by OrbVest.

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