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Our Team

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SAMRRA’s Board

Our Team is a is a dedicated group of individuals who have been entrusted to manage the affairs of the Association and steer the Multifamily Residential asset class towards excellence. The Committee brings a wealth of expertise and passion for housing property sector. Together – with our members – they champion the values of transparency, proactive stakeholder engagement, and continuous improvement, ensuring that the Multifamily Residential asset class stands as a model of excellence.

We invite you to get to know your Executive Committee members. Together, we are building more than a residence – we are crafting a community where each member’s voice is heard, and every resident’s experience is enriched.

Myles Kritzinger

CA(SA), Diploma in Insolvency Law (SARIPA)

SAMRRA – Executive Committee: CEO

Transcend Residential Property Fund Pty Ltd – Executive Director: CEO

Myles has been appointed as CEO of SAMRRA and will be responsible for the executive management of the association. He also is CEO of Transcend Residential Property Fund, a specialist residential REIT that owns and operates approximately 4,000 Multifamily rental apartments.

Prior to his appointment as CEO of Transcend, Myles served as the CFO of the company for nearly three years, from the date of original appointment on 9 March 2018. He has nine years’ experience in the multifamily residential housing market and private equity; and was involved in new fund development and formerly a dealmaker for International Housing Solutions.

Vanessa Perfect


Houss Pty Ltd – Executive Director: CEO

Vanessa Perfect is the CEO of Houss, a privately owned property management company that services more than R7billion worth of Multifamily rental apartments. She oversees more than 150 staff who provide high-quality service to over 7,000 tenants and optimize the asset performance. Vanessa has a strong track record in the real estate industry, having served as the COO of Transcend Ltd, a specialist residential REIT.

Kgothatso Meka

B Com Finance; B Com (Hons) Investment Management

Cosmopolitan Projects & Central Developments Property Group – Executive Director

Kgothatso has 5 years’ experience in affordable multifamily housing property development with Cosmopolitan Projects & Central Developments Property Group (“Cosmopolitan”), a market leader in the development of residential property for over 30 years with over 69 000 units successfully delivered to date.

Prior to joining Cosmopolitan, he was an Investment Manager at Old Mutual Alternative Investments in the Schools & Education Investment Impact Fund which focused on making investments that improve the quality of education in South Africa, primarily focused on independent schools in the Affordable Market segment. He also worked in corporate finance for Macquarie and Rothschild.

Justin Blend

(B.Com LL.B)

Africrest Properties Pty Ltd – Founder and Executive Director

Justin has been pivotal in building Africrest from its early beginnings of redeveloping dilapidated buildings in Johannesburg city centre, into an industry leader in the Multifamily rental asset class in South Africa.

Africrest specialises in converting well-located office buildings into lifestyle apartment estates that offer a variety of amenities; underpinned by the teams understanding of their tenants wants and needs. Justin has also sat on the boards of many community based organisations

Carel Kleynhans

Masters in finance

Divercity Urban Property Group – Executive Director: CEO

Carel is the CEO of Divercity, which owns and manages roughly 7,000 Multifamily rental apartments and has over 2,000 new units currently in development in Sandton and Cape Town. Carel is passionate about promoting Multifamily residential rental as an investment grade asset class with high impact potential.

Carel holds a Masters in Finance from the University of Cambridge where he was a Chevening scholar and has a professional background in corporate finance.