Atterbury Group

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Always under construction

For more than 25 years, Atterbury has developed prime commercial, retail and residential property across South Africa, the rest of the African continent and, most recently, Europe.

Atterbury Property Holdings is the operational holding company of Atterbury Group and consists of development, corporate services and asset management divisions.

Most of our portfolio is income-producing, balanced with new developments projects and opportunities, and enhanced by our asset management skills to unlock value and income.

At Atterbury, we’ve always believed that development is the key to unlock economic and societal growth and improvement. A creative environment, appealing aesthetics, elegant architecture, and safety and accessibility are all hallmarks of Atterbury developments.

Master plan 

Developing dreams

Our enduring goal is to create working, shopping and entertainment spaces where everyone can live to their full potential. For Atterbury and our associates, development and construction are enablers for people to experience all that life has to offer.

Our development and investment create economic and social benefits for all our stakeholders, including the communities in which we operate and the wider environment beyond.

We are proud but also humbled by what Atterbury has become over the past 25-plus years. From our roots in the development of Atterbury Value Mart to the pioneering mixed-use development of the initial Waterfall precinct, our current Castle Gate mixed-use precinct and beyond, Atterbury remains dedicated to bringing people together in safe and beautiful surroundings.


francois v niekerk

Francois van Niekerk Co-Founder of Atterbury and Inaugural Chairman of Attacq

Atterbury was founded in Pretoria in 1994 by Louis van der Watt and Francois van Niekerk. It began by focusing on developing retail centres and commercial buildings.

Atterbury co-founded Attfund, the unlisted regional shopping centre fund, in 2002, which was grown and sold to Hyprop in 2011.

Attacq was established in 2005, with its main assets being a shareholding in Attfund and other developments. It was scaled to achieve a JSE Main Board listing and today is a leading South African REIT.

Beyond South Africa’s borders, Atterbury works with like-minded partners to unlock property investment value with its development and asset management skill.

AttAfrica is a fund formed in 2012 with a specialised mandate of developing and owning various shopping centres beyond the borders of South Africa, across the African continent.

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

Our people

Atterbury employs highly dedicated, skilled and talented people representing a range of professions, perspectives, disciplines and experience.

Our dedicated team drives our relationships, the success of our developments and our business. We believe that the most important investment we can make in our business is an investment in our people.

Louis van der Watt

Group CEO
and Co-Founder of Atterbury

Armond Boshoff

Chief Executive Officer
Atterbury South Africa

Henk Deist

Chief Executive Officer
Atterbury Europe

Pierre Tredoux

Atterbury Property Holdings (APH)

Atterbury Group News

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