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Atterbury creates environments optimised for you — our tenants, clients, partners and investors.

Atterbury is a real estate development, investment and management company. We develop prime mixed-use, commercial, retail and industrial properties.

From our South African roots, Atterbury has branched out across Africa and into Europe.

Atterbury builds long-term relationships and mutually beneficial partnerships with our progressive and collaborative corporate culture. Sustainability is deeply ingrained in everything we do.

Our experienced team manages many important relationships with leading retailers, corporates, businesses and brokers.

Atterbury Milestones

  • 1994 – Atterbury founded by Francois van Niekerk and Louis van der Watt

  • 1998 – The Atterbury Trust established to support disadvantaged communities, support art and culture and community projects

  • 2002 – Attfund formed

  • 2005 – Attacq launched

  • 2007 – Atterbury Property Foundation NPC established

  • 2008 – A massive 1.75 million square metres of commercial development rights successfully acquired for Waterfall, Midrand

  • 2011 – Attfund sold to Hyprop Investments Limited

  • 2012 – AttAfrica set up as a specialised fund to develop and own various shopping centres across Africa, beyond South Africa

  • 2013 – Attacq Limited lists on the Main Board of the JSE and goes on to become a leading SA REIT

  • 2014 – Atterbury Europe was launched from Austria in 2014 and is now effectively managed from the Netherlands

  • 2014 – The record eight shopping centres completed by Atterbury to take the total number of Atterbury shopping centres developed to 20

  • 2014 – Commercial, retail and industrial properties developed exceeds a total of two million square metres

  • 2015 – Atterbury Property Fund established

  • 2015 – Gross lettable area under management surpasses 1.4 million square metres on two continents

  • 2016 – RMH acquires a shareholding in Atterbury Property Holdings

  • 2016 – Western Cape regional office opens in Stellenbosch

  • 2017 – Divercity Property Fund launched

  • 2018 – Our landmark B-BBEE deal with Talis Investment Partners

  • 2019 – AttX, a value-adding property management services joint venture with Excellerate Property Services, launched

We believe in mutually beneficial partnerships. Associating with the best employees, partners and suppliers ensures everyone benefits together.
We believe in a whole that’s bigger than its constituent individual parts.

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2019 SACSC Footprint Awards: Mall of Africa wins spectrum award, two gold, three silver and two bronze footprint marketing awards

2018 SACSC Footprint Awards: Gold – Community Relations, Mall of Africa hosts Africa’s Art Collective

2018 SACSC Footprint Awards: Gold, Dunes Mall Grand opening

2018 SACSC Footprint Awards: Silver – Sales, Promotions and Events, Mall of Africa hosts Africa’s Art Collective

2018 SACSC Footprint Awards: Silver – Category Integration, Mall of Africa hosts National Arts and Decorative Antique Faire

2018 SACSC Footprint Awards: Bronze, The Grove Mall of Namibia Sparkling Good Shopping

2018 Mall of Africa named Coolest Mall in Sunday Times Generation Next Youth Survey

2018 Best office development in the Romanian Outsourcing Industry Award for the UBC buildings in the Openville Timişoara Project for the Iulius Group and Atterbury Europe

2018 SAPOA Innovative Excellence Awards: Corporate head office, PwC building

2017 African Property Investments (API) Award: Best Retail Development, Kumasi City Mall

2017 SAPOA Awards: Retail Excellence Award, Mall of Africa

2017 SAPOA Awards: Best Industrial Development, Amrod

Mall of Africa – Honoree in the 2017 International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) VIVA (Vision-Innovation-Value-Achievement) Design / Development Award

2016 SACSC Retail Design and Development Awards (RDDA) Spectrum Award – Mall of Africa at Waterfall

2016 SACSC Retail Design and Development Awards (RDDA) new regional and super-regional shopping centres above 20 000m² in size – Mall of Africa at Waterfall

2016 SACSC Retail Design and Development Awards (RDDA) Top shopping centre developed outside South Africa – Achimota Retail Centre in Accra, Ghana

2016 SACSC Footprint Award: Gold – Sales, Promotions and Events – Westwood Mall in Durban

2016 SAPOA Awards: Best Industrial Development, Hilti HQ

2015 SACSC Retail Design and Development Awards (RDDA) Spectrum award – Waterfall Corner at Waterfall

2015 SACSC Retail Design and Development Awards (RDDA) new regional and super-regional shopping centres under 20 000m² in size – Waterfall Corner at Waterfall

Deloitte Best Company to Work for Survey Gold Achiever Award 2015

The Capital City Business Chamber named Louis van der Watt, CEO and co-founder of Atterbury, Business Leader of the Year 2015

2015 SAPOA Awards: Overall winner and winner of Mixed-Use Development and Overall Transformation categories, Newtown Junction

2015 SAPOA Awards: Best international development, West Hills Mall

2015 SAPOA Awards: Best Industrial Development, Westcon

PMR Diamond Awards for Best Developer (2003 – 2015)

Largest Property Developer, as voted by Financial Mail (2006 – 2009)

The Investment Property Databank (IPD) asset management award for best commercial and overall performer for four years (2008 – 2011)

Construction World: Best project ten-year award for Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius (2011)

Christo Wiese Medal for outstanding entrepreneurship from the South African Academy for Science and Arts (2009): Louis van der Watt, CEO and co-founder of Atterbury

2007: SAPOA Best Social Development Project