B.COM (RHODES), B.COM HONS (UCT)
Catherine joined STANLIB in the beginning of 2015 as a Performance Analyst. In August 2017 she joined Liberty Two Degrees as a Property Analyst and Business Manager. Within this role, Catherine is responsible for the researching, analysing and providing of information for the company’s property portfolio.
She is also tasked with making recommendations regarding investment performance and opportunities.In addition to this, Catherine assists the CEO in the execution of governance related matters.
Head of Analysis
BBUSSC HONS (FINANCE) (UCT), CFA
Coming from a strong financial background at both ABSA Asset Management and the Public Investment Corporation SOC Limited, Sumenthree joined Liberty Two Degrees in 2017 as a Property Investment Analyst. She is skilled in financial modelling and the analysis of investment opportunities.
While at ABSA, Sumenthree was part of the team that was awarded the Raging Bull for Best South African Real Estate Fund for 2016.
During her eight year career, Sumenthree has performed fundamental research and analysis of companies in the listed property, retail and food producer sectors of the JSE. Her responsibilities at L2D include monitoring the operational performance of the portfolio, analysing trading patterns and financial returns against budgets and benchmarks and reporting hereon within the L2D reporting framework.
Bcom Monetary Economics, Bcom (Hons) Economics, Mcom Financial Economics
Zweli started his work experience with Deloitte in 2015 as a junior consultant in the Risk Advisory team. He then moved to Meago Asset Management as an investment analyst in the listed property sector, where he honed his skills in financial and quantitative modelling and portfolio analysis. Zweli’s quest for a holistic view to property led him to Liberty Two Degrees, where he joined in June 2018 and is responsible for monitoring the performance of the portfolio, analysing trading patterns against budgets and benchmarks, as well as compiling statistical and other reports to support recommendations to Asset Managers, and for benchmarking purposes.
BSc Property Studies, BSc (Hons) Property Studies
Imogen started her work experience as a graduate in the BP Downstream Graduate Program in 2012 where she gained experience within the Property Network Department, moving into her role within BP as New Business Property Developer in 2015. She then joined JHI Retail in 2017 as a Property Financial Analyst, working and gaining retail experience across the JHI property managed portfolios. Imogen’s drive to continuous learning and self-development led her to Liberty 2 Degrees in October 2018, where she joined the REIT’s Finance team as a Property Financial Analyst. Her responsibilities include monitoring the performance of the assets within the portfolio, analysing trading, retailer and other associated data by collecting and scrutinising trends as well as compiling statistical and other reports, supporting the asset management team.
BSc Hons (Property Studies) UCT, MRISC, PAV
Saadiyah joined Liberty Two Degrees in July 2018 as a Valuation Manager. Her previous role at JLL involved undertaking a range of property valuation and advisory services for purchase and sale, decision making, due diligence exercises, private placements on the JSE as well as shareholder reporting for REITs in South Africa. Prior to that, Saadiyah worked at Nedbank CIB Property Finance where she undertook valuations for loan security purposes. Her extensive experience in the property industry spans over seven years which includes commercial, retail, industrial, residential, specialised, hotels and development land. Saadiyah is a member of the RICS, a RICS Registered Valuer and a registered Professional Associate Valuer with the SACPVP.
BSc. QS HONS (UFS)
Melinda joined L2D in July 2018 as a Development Manager where she is responsible for managing property developments across the L2D profile. Melinda’s career spans 12 years in the property industry and has extensive experience in retail, hotel and office projects. Prior to joining L2D, Melinda served her 12 tenure at MLC Quantity Surveyors as an Associate.
B.COM (WITS),INVESTMENT ANALYSIS AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT (UNISA),CERT. FINANCIAL MARKETS (PLUMBLINE RISK MANAGEMENT)
Serake joined STANLIB in 2014 as a Fund Accountant. In March 2016, he became a Maitland Fund Accountant supporting STANLIB. Serake joined Liberty Two Degrees in August 2017 as a Financial Administrator.
His role includes engagements with several L2D stakeholders including property co-owners, vendors and auditors.
Head of Legal
B PROC AND LLB (WITS)
Farhana, an admitted Attorney and Conveyancer of the High Court, joined Liberty Two Degrees in October 2017 as a Legal Manager. She has built up 18 years of extensive experience in the commercial property legal field having previously worked at Liberty Group Properties as Head of Legal and at STANLIB as Legal Manager. In her five years at Absa Capital and Absa Business Bank she specialised in investment and development finance for commercial property owners.
She also practised as a conveyancer and headed up the conveyancing department at Daly Incorporated. She is currently a member of the SAPOA Legal Committee. Farhana has been with the Liberty Group for just over nine years and provides legal support for the property portfolio owned by Liberty Group Limited and Liberty Two Degrees.
BA UNISA, NDip (UJ)
Lerato’s career spans 10 years in the fields of Investor Relations and Communications where her first stint in the field was at a business communications consultancy. Lerato joined the Investor Relations division at Liberty Holdings in 2014 and has since been instrumental in her capacity as Investor Relations Manager in various transactions across the group both locally and in the rest of Africa.
Lerato joined Liberty Two Degrees in April 2018 as Communications Manager. She manages all the company’s communications, including L2D’s communication to the Liberty Real Estate Portfolio investors.
CA (SA), BAccSci (Hons)
Katija assumed the role of Financial Manager at Liberty Two Degrees in April 2018. She is responsible for the preparation and presentation of management accounts, interim financial results and annual financial statements.
Katija audited listed property fund companies in the USA and on her return she joined the Financial Accounting and Advisory Services division where she was responsible for assisting clients with technical reporting issues. She joins L2D from Texton Property Fund Limited, where she assumed the role of Financial Accountant for the international and national portfolio.
Linda drives the financial management process at Liberty Two Degrees and takes financial control of all development projects. Her knowledge of financial management cemented her 28-year career, during which she was involved in Property Administration as well as due diligence investigations for Cape Town’s most renowned retail centres such as Canal Walk and the V&A Waterfront.
CA(SA), Bcom (Wits), Bcom Hons (UJ)
Tirya completed her SAICA articles at EY in 2017. Her portfolio at EY consisted of clients in the construction, manufacturing and bio-medical technology industry. She was subsequently seconded to the USA as an Audit Senior and upon her return, she joined Liberty Two Degrees in July 2018 and commenced her role as Financial Accountant. Her responsibilities include monthly management accounting and reporting.
BSOCSC (RHODES), PGDIP. MARKETING MANAGEMENT(IMM GSM)
Tandeka is responsible for Marketing and provides assistance to the Investor Relations team at Liberty Two Degrees. She joined the company in January 2017.
Guest Relations Manager
DIP TRAVEL & TOURISM (MSC), GALILEO (DTS)
Zelna is the Guest Services Manager at Liberty Two Degrees. She is in charge of welcoming visitors and making them feel comfortable. Her role includes assisting in the effectiveness and smooth running of the office.