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JHB welcomes Dogon Group Properties expansion

Dogon Group Properties has expanded – announcing the launch of a Gauteng based division operating from Hyde Park which will be overseen by Dawn Dorfman as the Managing Director.

As in the Western Cape, Dogon Group Properties Gauteng will focus on high-end sales to clients in the market for exclusive properties in the city’s Northern suburbs.

“Opening an office in Gauteng was a natural expansion path for the company,” says Denise Dogon, Founder and CEO of Dogon Properties Group. “Over the next five years we expect strong growth in the luxury property market in Gauteng, with the weaker Rand benefiting overseas investors. There is also a huge demand for luxury homes in Gauteng from top executives employed at the major companies which are based here and new developments on the outskirts of Sandton’s business district, Hyde Park and Sandhurst will continue to provide world-class value for the finest properties.”

With the trend towards densification in Johannesburg’s fast-growing property market, Dogon Properties Gauteng will also implement strategies to capitalise on opportunities in the city’s flourishing sectional title market. “Dogon Group Properties Cape Town has launched some of Cape Town’s most successful sectional-title developments, including The Mirage in De Waterkant, Greenwich Square in Green Point, Martinique in Fresnaye, La Petit Village in Franschhoek and Castle Rock in the City Bowl,” says Dogon.

Dogon Group Properties has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in 2002, with annual sales approaching R2-billion. The company also recorded the highest price ever achieved for a residential property in Africa; R290-million for a piece of prime real estate in Bantry Bay, Cape Town.

Dorfman, who has 40 years of experience in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs and has twice been a finalist in the Nedbank Property Professional of the Year Awards, is no stranger to record-breaking sales, having recently concluded a landmark R42-million land-only deal in the sought-after suburb of Hyde Park.

“With the reputation and resources of the Dogon Group, coupled with my knowledge and experience in the upmarket suburbs of Gauteng, we will go from strength to strength,” says Dorfman. “Our goal is to create an unbeatable team of sales people in Gauteng.”

It’s a synergy that is set to shake up the Gauteng property market, and further cement Dogon Group Properties’ reputation as an industry leader and innovator. Just 14 years after opening on Cape Town’s glamorous Atlantic Seaboard, and with a Johannesburg presence now tapping into the vibrant Gauteng market, Dogon Group Properties is cementing its position on the top rung of the South African property ladder.