SAPOA partners with Joburg Property Company for 50th Annual Convention

Helen Botes CEO of Joburg Property Company with Neil Gopal CEO of SAPOA.

The Joburg Property Company (JPC) was announced as the platinum sponsor for the SAPOA 50th Annual Convention and Property Exhibition in Johannesburg today. The prestigious three day event will take place on 21 to 23 June at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

CEO of the JPC, Helen Botes said that they have been partners with SAPOA over a number of years, and thought this year to be a very special collaboration. “We are pleased to be partnering with SAPOA on this, their 50th Anniversary. As a custodian of municipal property, we have a very exciting story to tell, a journey where we invite a dynamic partnership with private sector and the community at large”.

Botes highlighted the vision of the JPC, and what they hope to achieve through this partnership. “The City of Joburg owns approximately 30 000 parcels of land covering more than 77 000 hectares with a municipal value of 8.7 billion. Land remains one of the catalysts that enhance economic growth for all. Therefore, we would like to have this engagement with the private sector on how we, as a municipality, can partner with and use council land to achieve these economic, social, financial and transformation goals and objectives.”

Neil Gopal, CEO of SAPOA, said that such partnerships are vital to the success of the property industry. “Not only is this a milestone for SAPOA in that we are celebrating our 50th Anniversary as an industry body, but this is a first for us to have a public sector body partnering at this level. Much of this would not be possible without the support of sponsors such as JPC, and we know that our relationship does not end after the convention. Rather, it is the start of an ongoing exchange.”

The 50th Annual Convention and Property Exhibition will take place from 21 to 23 June 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. This three day event is the opportunity to meet and network with industry leaders and discuss latest trends in commercial property and is the unique forum to learn about development within the South African government and private sector.