Member of the Institute of Directors
Certified Mediator: London School of Mediation
Estate Agents Affairs Board Exam
Author of: Sectional Title Scheme Rehabilitation: A Business Plan
Honorary Life Member of NAMA
Justin graduated with a B. Comm degree majoring in Commercial Law and Economics from the University of Natal. He began his business career at Gradwells Real Estate Management in Johannesburg as a property portfolio manager and quickly rose through the ranks to become a director. After Gradwells was bought over by Investec Bank, the directors decided to form a new partnership and business. The new business focus included property broking and residential Sectional Title development. Having completed a number of successful property developments, the largest being the 201 unit Hazelwood complex, Justin decided to form his own company.
In 2001, Justin started Voyager Property Management Pty Ltd where he decided to specialise and focus all his business activities within the Sectional Title Industry. This included developing Sectional Title Schemes, property consulting, and establishing various property syndications, including an impressive R260 million Sectional Title property portfolio. He assisted numerous banking institutions, most notably Standard, ABSA, First Rand and Nedbank with the development and implementation of the Joint Banks Sectional Title Training and Compliance Program. This national program was implemented and managed by Voyager Property Management in 2003/4. Justin also conducted vital research on the establishment and maintenance of a national Sectional Title database on behalf of the Banking Association of S.A.
Over the past fourteen years, Justin has developed and established a financial lending model to assist Bodies Corporate in financial distress due to unit owners not paying their levies in terms of The Act. This loan model, at its core, involves a debtors rehabilitation program with a view that paying owners should not be negatively impacted as a result of Body Corporate borrowing. This has yielded fresh innovations in the financial arena of the Sectional Title industry. The phenomenal growth of Sectional Title Body Corporate lending bears testimony to the industry’s acceptance of this initiative. Justin has participated and continues to contribute in a number of ground-breaking advancements within the Sectional Title industry. These include his active involvement within the National Association of Managing Agents (NAMA) of its growth and funding. He has been instrumental in the development of a code of conduct for Sectional Title Managing Agents, and more recently, the collaboration with the Community Schemes Ombud office in relation to the new regulations pertaining to the new Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act. He has also been awarded an Honorary Life Membership to NAMA. In 2009, Justin assisted with the formation of the BC Specialised Opportunities Fund, which offered a Debenture product to provide funding to Sectional Title Bodies Corporate.
He has collaborated, with Prof. Graham Paddock, Prof. Corne van der Merwe and others, in various current and pending amendments to the Sectional Titles Act. The first of these was his participation, as part of a government research team, to Singapore and Australia pertaining to the government’s current proposal to amend the Sectional Titles Act to include an Ombudsman’s office to regulate and control dispute resolution. These amendments have been signed off by the State President and were implemented in 2016. The second was various submissions to the Sectional Title Regulations Board and Parliament regarding the proposed amendments to Section 47(1) of the Act. In November 2014, he was instrumental in structuring a performance guarantee deal with Hollard. After an extensive due diligence, of BCBS, Hollard agreed to issue a Performance Guarantee, in favour of loans issued by BCBS to their Sectional Title Bodies Corporate, for the repayment of any moneys advanced, including interest thereon, which had not been repaid by the body corporate after five years from the date the funds were advanced.
In recent years, Justin has successfully collaborated with other industry leaders, to expand his business operations into Solar Energy, Fibre Optic, Legal Consultancy, and Mediation services.