Our property funds operate from a position of strength:
- We have a demonstrable track record in fund management and the ability to deploy capital and exceed benchmark returns
- We are well-positioned to leverage off the extensive business networks of our team and have access to a pipeline of high-quality investment opportunities
- We have a strong management team with in-depth property knowledge that is actively involved in the day-to-day management of our properties
- We have an experienced treasury function to manage the fund’s borrowings and interest rate risk
- Our strategies are long-term, and focus on sustainable returns to investors rather than short-term gains
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.
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.
While working at Leaf Capital Jacqui began in the Corporate Finance division. She then moved on to establish the Leaf Private Equity fund (now known as Infinitus). At times Jacqui has placed her focus on Leaf Capital’s property division. Currently Jacqui currently overseas the South African operations at Leaf Capital.
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.
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.
Property Management & Marketing
Wayde Joined Leaf Capital in February 2019.
He is a noted marketing and brand creative manager and project manager with commensurate academic qualifications in business administration and holds an Honours degree in Marketing Management from the University of Cape Town.
As a project manager at Johannesburg based African Access Holdings (Pty) Ltd from 2012 – 2015, he progressed to the position of marketing and communications manager at the same company.
One of Wayde’s significant career milestones is his participation in an advisory capacity to the Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency (MEGA) for the structuring and implementation of an Infrastructure and Property Development Fund, target size of R10bn.