Take Note IT

Nqabenhle Manana

Advisory Board Member

Skills and Experience

 

Nqabenhle contributes significantly to Take Note IT’s economic, financial, and sustainability levers, He has more than 13 years of experience in senior executive roles, critically directing the financial, audit, and risk strategies in an organization. Nqabenhle is a qualified CA(SA) and has his B.Acc (Hons), CA (SA), M.Tax, and H.Dip.Tax. In his career, he has served in auditing, accounting, and taxation roles (both in SA and 15 African countries) and has deep expertise in property, a sector in which he spent the last 13 years becoming a master in property investment management.

 

He moved from auditing to SARS, the banking industry, and then property, where he is currently serving in an asset management role, responsible for acquisitions, disposals, and property developments. His responsibilities extend to providing strategic direction and financial insight for the property fund.

 

As a deep expert in strategic and financial modeling, he has been able to maximize value and returns in redevelopment opportunities, not only in South Africa but various African countries. One of the highlights in his career was setting up the very first listed REIT outside of SA in Kenya.

Nqabenhle’s entrepreneurial and business mind has enabled him to invest, grow, and manage not only his own but approximately three hundred (300) property investors’ portfolios. The magnitude of his experience and expertise can be seen in the success of the Masibambisane Property Fund 1 where he has built the fund into an R8 million fund as of Feb 2020.

 

Current External Appointments

 

Nqabenhle is an Asset Manager at Growthpoint Properties, a consultant, and a board member.

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