Leaf Capital

Property Overview

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Our property funds operate from a position of strength:

Our Funds

The Leaf Property Fund Trust

A portfolio of quality direct and indirect property investments.

Property Team

Riaan van Eck

Property Investment Management

Riaan joined Leaf Capital in 2009.

Riaan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours. Prior to working at Leaf Capital, Riaan held various senior positions at NBS Bank, BOE and Nedbank Ltd, including Financial Director of NBS Development Company and Divisional Director for Business Solutions at BOE. Riaan manages some of the key assets in the Leaf Property Portfolio.

Nasiema Charles–Patelia

Property Investment Management

Nasiema joined Leaf Capital in 2011.

Nasiema obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town and her Honours degree in Accounting Sciences from the University of South Africa. She completed her articles at KPMG in 2010 and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Since joining Leaf Capital, Nasiema has worked in the Finance department and is currently focusing on the reporting for the Silver Leaf Property Fund.

Rob Ferguson

Property Investment Management

Rob joined Leaf Capital’s Property division in 2012.

Rob has a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Property Studies from the University of Cape Town and is furthering his studies in property and finance as both a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and CFA candidate and has completed his CFA level I. Rob provides valuable support to the Property Fund Manager and is a crucial part of the team.

Shaun Fourie

Head of Property - International

Shaun joined Leaf Capital’s Property division in 2012.

Shaun has a passion for property and over the years has built up vast networks and a detailed understanding of the property industry. While at Leaf Capital he successfully managed and grew the Silver Leaf Property Fund.  Prior to joining Leaf Capital he worked at Old Mutual Property Investments for six years and was responsible for investment sales and acquisitions of the various funds across the regions and portfolios. His expertise ranges from fund management, property financing, development, leasing, to valuations, strategy and research.

He is also involved in strategic business initiatives on behalf of Leaf Capital including being Lead Advisor to Atlantic Leaf.

Jacqui Hathorn

Founder & Director

Jacqui Hathorn established Leaf Capital in 2004, together with Paul Leaf-Wright. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce C.A.I.B. degree. During her years in the banking sector, Jacqui’s activities included chairing regional credit committees, due diligence on acquisitions, formation and operations of BEE alliances, international and local mergers of major business and the disposal of non-core companies.

Jacqui held various roles in BoE (subsequently Nedbank Ltd). These included managing private wealth operations, head of finance, Head of strategy, and merger integration.

Thomas van Vlaanderen

Head of Property

Tom joined Leaf Capital in March 2014 as Financial Director of the Leaf Property Fund. Tom played a key role in the R4bn sale of property assets to Redefine Properties Limited and has now assumed overall responsibility for Leaf’s South African property interests, which also includes Silver Leaf Property Fund Limited.

He is a Chartered Accountant having gained his qualification through KPMG (Cape Town) in 2002.  Prior to joining Leaf Capital, Tom spent 10 years in the UK working largely in the Financial Services Industry.  He has extensive financial and business development experience from his previous roles at Barclays, Aviva and Genworth Financial.