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the Castleview team

Run by a small, focused executive team, Castleview’s investment mandate is to deliver healthy total returns to its shareholders via a diversified property portfolio by investing in South African and selected international real estate focused, firstly, on net asset value growth, and, secondly, on the maintenance of a sustainable cash flow yield.

James Templeton

James (BComm Hons, CFA) was employed at Barnard Jacobs Mellet, a prominent South African stockbroker from 1996 to 2003 where he covered various sectors including real estate. James was the chief executive officer of Emira Property Fund, a JSE listed REIT, from 2004 to 2015. James was appointed as a director of the company on 25 October 2017.

James Day

James (CA(SA)) was appointed to the Board on 1 November 2022. He has extensive international experience in the listed property sector – including BSE-listed RDC Properties between 2019 and 2022 – with key commercial expertise in executing on commercial asset acquisitions and developments. Prior experience includes audit experience in South Africa and the USA with Grant Thornton LLP, as well financial management roles in various entities in Australia between 2014 and 2016.

David Green

David (BA LLB) is currently CEO of ProAfrica Property Services and was the founding chairman of the Ascsion Property Fund until early 2021. He has been involved in the listed Property arena since 2001 as a fund manager for Capital and Centre City property funds, which now largely form part of Hyprop. David is an admitted Advocate. He was appointed as a director of Castleview on 25 October 2017.

Gregory Bayly

Gregory (BAcc, BComm Hons, LLB ACMA, CGMA) was a portfolio manager at Cape Town based Gryphon Asset Management between 1999 and 2007, before moving to Macquarie Securities South Africa 2008 as an originator. He was an outsourced portfolio manager for various asset management companies from 2009 to 2011, whereafter he moved to Southchester Investment Managers in 2011 as chief investment officer. Gregory was appointed as a director of the company on 25 October 2017.

Ashraf Mohamed

Ashraf (BComm, CFA) worked in asset management from 1998 to 2009, managing equity, balanced funds, and third-party assets in excess of R20 billion. He served as CEO of Ascension Properties and successfully listed the business in June 2012. He served as acting-CIO at Pareto, an unlisted property company, and thereafter served as Chairman of Inospace, a property development and rental company. More recently, Ashraf has been involved in consulting on financial structuring and capital raising for unlisted corporates. Ashraf was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2020.

Avesh Padayachee

Avesh (BComm, LLB, MBA) was a corporate attorney at Webber Wentzel (Linklaters) in Johannesburg between 2005 and 2010. From 2010 to 2012 he completed his MBA at University of Pittsburgh, before founding Fibon Energy, a renewable energy company, in 2012, where he is currently chief executive officer and a director. Avesh was appointed as a director of the company on 25 October 2017.