Commercial real estate investment: local vs offshore

A debate on the performance of local commercial real estate investment compared to offshore commercial real estate.

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

This webinar took place on Tuesday, September 28.

About the guests

Hennie Bezuidenhoudt
Co-founder and chair of OrbVest and CEO of the Benchmark Group

Bezuidenhoudt has over 27 years’ experience in commercial real estate. He oversees strategic planning, due diligence, safety, and management of product provider relations. Bezuidenhoudt has served as managing director, director, non-executive director, and chair 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 his family office invests extensively in real estate across South Africa and globally. Previously his conglomerate media company became Tiso Blackstar, which owned Times Media and Gallo Music.

 

Martin Freeman
CEO, OrbVest

Freeman is an experienced entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience in successful startups. He has a reputation of growing companies to scale in various industries, including financial services and fintech. His focus on strategy and leadership, and his skill in identifying and growing strong executive teams, has culminated in exponential year-on-year growth in companies throughout his career. He completed an executive management programme at Harvard in 2012.

 

Justin Clarke
Operational director, OrbVest

Co-founder of Private Property and One Africa Media, Clarke is a leader, investor and mentor in the technology startup ecosystem in Africa. As a 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, building it into Africa’s biggest internet classifieds business 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).

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