808, 2018

Iulius and Atterbury Europe – building communities together

Founded in 1991, Iulius is the only developer and operator of mixed-use projects in Romania, with an operational portfolio that includes more than 260 000 sqm of retail and 121 000 sqm of office premises. It is the market leader in four of the most important academic cities in Romania and has succeeded in building brands that equal excellence and unique destinations for tens of millions of customers. The company has supported dozens of successful entrepreneurs and built an impeccable reputation in the real-estate market across Europe. Most importantly, it has fundamentally improved the local communities it’s part of, bringing [...]

208, 2018

The sky is the limit in Romania… or is it?

Atterbury Europe’s expansion into Romania is continuing apace and the experience of working closely with the local partner Iulius Group has been a rewarding learning for the Atterbury Europe team. Raoul de Villiers gives us a glimpse from the inside. Romania was chosen very carefully as a country that has many development opportunities. From your perspective, working in the territory, why is Romania such a good place for Atterbury Europe to be active in? We believe Romania is a country with vast potential.  From a macroeconomic perspective it is one of the strongest and fastest growing countries in the EU, [...]

3107, 2018

Life in the Low Countries

It has been a year since CJ Wegner packed his bags and joined the Atterbury Europe team in the Netherlands as group accountant. We caught up with the youngest member of the team, to find out how he’s settled into the European business world. What do your responsibilities on the team entail? I am responsible firstly, for the review of the financial sections in the monthly management packs for Romania, Serbia and Cyprus. Secondly, I prepare the quarterly Atterbury Europe B.V. fully consolidated financial results, reported in the board packs, and I also prepare annual statutory financial statements for all [...]

3007, 2018

ATTBUILD – Building better communities through construction

When it comes to enterprise development and empowerment benchmarks, Atterbury is committed to meaningful projects that will make a lasting difference in South Africa; and a brand-new collaborative venture, ATTBUILD, is poised to do just that. We spoke to one of the founding partners, Lood Bester from Startup Club, to get the full story. Tell us more about the idea and the team behind ATTBUILD. On the one hand, we became aware that there was a real need among corporate building contractors for assistance in the allocation of their enterprise/skills development and procurement spend, in order to achieve their required [...]

2507, 2018

Divercity Urban Property Fund is set to rejuvenate South Africa’s cities with a solid business case that has plenty of social benefits too

Wouter de Vos CEO - Atterbury Property Fund, Rian Reyneke CEO - Ithemba, Tebogo Mogashoa - Group Chairman Talis Property Fund and Carel Kleynhans - Executive Director Ithemba. Divercity Urban Property Fund is a newly launched investment fund, backed by the experience of some of South Africa’s leading property specialists and with a R2bn seed portfolio of landmark property assets, that is set to renew and re-energise the country’s urban centres.  The names behind Divercity include some of the most experienced and respected property investors and developers in the country. Divercity’s major shareholders and stakeholders are Atterbury and [...]

607, 2018

Minister gets the Richmond Park tour

The ambitious Richmond Park development in Cape Town is bound to set a new benchmark in land-restitution cases in South Africa. This public-private partnership serves to benefit the Richmond Park community that was forcibly removed from the land during the 1970s. Significant progress has been made since the inception of the project and Atterbury and co-developers Bethel Property, Quibic and Old Mutual were honoured to host the minister of Rural Development, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at a site visit recently. Atterbury’s Western Cape Head of Development, Gerrit van den Berg, faciliated the delegation. What led to the visit of minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane [...]

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