Property People

Franz Gmeiner – Orion Real Estate

Franz Gmeiner.
Group CEO and Managing Director.

Orion Real Estate Ltd.

Franz Gmeiner attained his BCom Accounting (Hons) and he qualified as one of the top ten students in the Chartered Accountants examination in 1983. During his accountancy career, he became a partner in Cohen and Gmeiner Accountants, which went on to become one of the largest auditing firms in South Africa through Franzs leadership. He founded a property company in 1991 which has grown into the current OrIon Real Estate Limited which is listed on the JSE Limited. In 1999, he took over the hotel operations of the Hotel Devonshire and since then, the Orion Hotels division has built up a portfolio of 13 hotels. He is a member of several clubs and organisations and he holds numerous directorships and trusteeships. .


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