(B.Com), Certified Mediator: London School of Mediation, Member of the Institute of Directors, Author of: Sectional Title Scheme Rehabilitation: A Business Plan, Estate Agents Affairs Board Exam, Honorary Certified Life Member of NAMA, Estate Agents Affairs Board Exam
Member of the Institute of Directors
Estate Agents Affairs Board Exam
Certified Mediator: London School of Mediation
Honorary Certified Life Member of NAMA
Author of: Sectional Title Scheme Rehabilitation: A Business Plan
Having graduated from the University of Natal, with a B.Comm degree majoring in Commercial Law and Economics, Justin began his business career as a property portfolio manager at Gradwells Real Estate Management in Johannesburg rising through the ranks to become a director.
Investec Bank bought Gradwells and the directors decided to form a new partnership and business. The main business activities included property broking and residential Sectional Title development. Having completed a number of successful property developments, the largest being the 201 unit Hazelwood complex, Justin decided to form his own company.
He started Voyager Property Management (Pty) Ltd, in 2001. At this point Justin decided to specialize, focusing all his business activities within the Sectional Title Industry. His activities included developing Sectional Title Schemes, establishing various property syndications including a R260 million Sectional Title property portfolio and property consulting.
He has assisted various banks, most notably Standard, ABSA, First Rand and Nedbank with the development and implementation of the Joint Banks Sectional Title Training and Compliance Program. This program was implemented and managed by Voyager Property Management throughout the country in 2003/4. He has also conducted research on the establishment and maintenance of a national Sectional Title database on behalf of the Banking Association of S.A.
Over the past eleven years Justin has developed and established a financial lending model to assist financially strained Bodies Corporate caused by unit owners not paying their levies in terms of The Act. This loan model, which have as core elements, a debtors rehabilitation program and a view that paying owners should not suffer any negative effects as a result of Body Corporate borrowing, has yielded fresh innovations in the financial arena of the Sectional Title industry. The phenomenal growth of Sectional Title Body Corporate lending bears testimony to the industries acceptance of this initiative.
Justin has participated and continues to participate in a number of ground-breaking advancements within the Sectional Title industry. These include his active participation within the National Association of Managing Agents (NAMA) where he was instrumental in the growth, funding, development of a code of conduct for Sectional Title Managing Agents, and more recently the participation with Community Schemes Ombud office in relation to the new regulations pertaining to the new Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act. He was also awarded an Honorary Life Membership to NAMA.
In 2009 Justin assisted with the formation of the BC Specialised Opportunities Fund, which offered a Debenture product to provide funding to Sectional Title Bodies Corporate.
He also participated, with Prof. Graham Paddock, Prof. Corne van der Merwe and others, in various current and pending amendments to the Sectional Titles Act. The first of these was his participation, as part of a government research team, to Singapore and Australia in relation to the government’s current proposal to amend the Sectional Titles Act to include an Ombudsman’s office to regulate and control dispute resolution. These amendments have been signed off by the State President and were implemented in 2016. The second was various submissions to the Sectional Title Regulations Board and Parliament regarding the proposed amendments to Section 47(1) of the Act. In November 2014 he was instrumental in structuring a performance guarantee deal with Hollard. After an extensive due diligence, of BC Funding, Hollard agreed to issue a Performance Guarantee, in favor of loans issued by BCBS to their Sectional Title Bodies Corporate, for the repayment of any moneys advanced, including interest thereon, which had not been repaid by the body corporate after five years from the date the funds were advanced.
Over the last 2 years Justin, in conjunction with other industry leaders, has expanded his operations into Solar Energy, Fibre Optic, Legal Consultancy and Mediation services.