SUMMARY OF BUSINESS HISTORY OF RICHTER VAN NIEKERK and RVN Properties
CO-OWNER NORTHWEST ESTATE AGENTS 1976 – 1996
Northwest Estate Agents were Township Developers, Property Developers, Managing Agents and Commercial and Residential Letting Agents. They were the original township owners of Northcliff and also developed many extensions of Northcliff. They managed commercial and residential buildings for institutions and pension funds e.g. Sanlam, Absa, SA Perm, Saambou, Metropolitan Life, Rentmeester and others. Northwest also undertook many smaller property developments, sectional title developments and conversions.
Richter van Niekerk sold the business in 1996 and started R. van Niekerk Properties c.c.
R VAN NIEKERK PROPERTIES C.C. 1996 – present
RVN Properties is a specialist company that is involved in the consulting and letting of shopping centers. Often taking a percentage share in the development. We have been able to build great relationships with many Anchor tenants over the years assisting us in the negotiation of leases in developments throughout the country. We pride ourselves in finding suitable and sustainable locations within the shopping centres we are involved in for the tenants we are dealing with. We believe that the relationship between the landlord and the tenant should be one of mutual respect and of benefit to all involved where all parties prosper.
RVN Properties were involved in the following developments:
Edge of the Sea Umhlanga Rocks
Luxury beach front development – joint venture with Sanlam Properties
Kensington –Morningside, Durban. (a block of 556 flats)
Upgrading of units, conversion to sectional title and sale of individual units.
Sanlam Centre – Amanzimtoti (a block of 450 units)
Florida Hills (400 units)
Joint venture with Sanlam- Upgrading of units, conversion to sectional title and sale of individual units.
Conversion of Staff quarters to luxury units, consulting to Sanlam during the development of the golf course and in charge of the sales of the individuals and stands.
Vryheid Plaza Shopping Centre
Seshego Plaza Shopping Centre
7 500m2 and community facilities
Nelspruit Plaza Shopping Centre
16 000m2 including taxi rank
The Crossing Shopping Centre
Nelspruit, 12 000m2
The Promenade Shopping Centre
Mitchells Plain, 65 000 sq m Joint Venture with Keystone Investments
Game Centre, Maputo
Boardwalk Inkwazi Shopping Centre Phase 2
Richards Bay 33000m2
Galleria Shopping centre