Horizon Capital undertakes its own property development to supplement the supply of niche, top-quality investment properties; using its investment and property management experience to provide properties it believes will deliver exceptional returns to its clients.
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Horizon Capital specialises in the building and management of directly-owned, diversified property portfolios for its High Net Worth clients, with the objective of long term wealth creation. Our team of highly qualified professionals takes care of everything, so that you can enjoy a passive investment, trusting that it is in safe hands.
Local - We offer a comprehensive, personalised service, including: Investment entity set-up, detailed valuations, yield analyses and cash flow projections, negotiation of the sale and on-going reporting.
International -Horizon Capital offers a seamless service which includes acquisition, due diligence, funding and management of international properties which you would own directly in your own name or through a trust.
Business Sales & Acquisitions - Horizon Capital Corporate Finance has extensive experience in business sales and acquisitions. Our objective is to achieve a fair price for both parties and to create a sustainable transaction.
Our team consists of top professionals with various, complementary sets of skills, expertise, and experience.
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John graduated with a BCom Degree from the University of Cape Town on a Barclays Scholarship, which he received after completing the Institute of Bankers CAIB (SA), being the youngest person to complete the CAIB in the shortest time. He went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting at the University of Cape Town, thereafter completing his articles at Deloitte in Cape Town. John has also completed a postgraduate course in Finance, Economics and Politics at Jesus College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom. John has gained over 25 years of experience in Cape Town, London, Johannesburg and Pretoria, specializing in Corporate Finance, Investment, Private Banking and Commercial and Residential Property, culminating in his previous position as Managing Director of Investec’s Northern Region for seven years. He also served as a director on the Investec main board. John started Horizon Capital in 2004 and is currently its CEO.
Brina completed a Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University of Cape Town in 2007, and registered as a Professional Architect after 3 years of work experience as a Project Architect. She is registered with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession. Brina joined Horizon Capital in 2010 and has extensive experience project managing Horizon Capital’s residential and commercial property developments. This involves sourcing of sites, assessing development opportunities, feasibilities, development conceptualisation, negotiation and appointments of the professional and construction teams, monitoring site progress and budgets, finalising design specifications and implementing energy efficient initiatives. Brina is focussed on completing the developments to the best specification, within the allocated time and budget.
After obtaining his BCom Accounting and Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting qualification from UCT, David Sedgwick CA (SA) joined PwC’s Financial Services practice where he completed his articles. After articles, he remained at PwC as a manager and was responsible for, and worked on, the account of a number of listed JSE Financial Services clients within the Insurance and Asset Management industry. During this time he also completed a secondment to the United States working on a multi-national NYSE listed insurer and NYSE listed real estate company. David joined the Horizon Capital team in 2014 and is involved in various aspects of the business including development, international and commercial property investment. He currently serves at the Managing Director of Horizon Capital Residential.
George graduated from Wits University with a BCom Degree in Economics and has also completed the Advanced Executive Programme at UNISA Business School. George has 23 years of senior management experience with the First Rand Group in Industrial, Corporate and Retail banking, culminating in his previous position as Area Manager, Cape Town. George has been with Horizon Capital since 2007 in the Corporate Finance Division, specialising in business sales, mergers and acquisitions.
Michael graduated with a BCom degree in Financial Accounting from the University of Cape Town, following which he received a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Accounting Sciences through UNISA. He then completed his CA (SA). Michael completed his articles at BDO South Africa in Cape Town, during which he was involved in various audits in the advertising, investment, manufacturing, mining and services industries. Michael worked for Horizon Capital on a part time basis while completing his studies whereafter he joined Horizon Capital on a full time basis. Michael is responsible for the oversight of the Horizon Capital group’s financial systems, accounting and risk. He is also involved in various aspects of the business including corporate finance, finance and accounting, and asset management.
Liz graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BSc degree in Quantity Surveying. She worked for the Cape Town City Engineers quantity surveying department for several years, after that she gained property management experience through managing a family property portfolio. Liz joined Horizon Capital in 2007. She spent several years in the asset management area and is currently a development project manager. She also oversees the specifications and finishes of refurbishments and new developments. Liz handles Horizon Capital’s tenant installations and oversees the contractor’s work to completion.
Lee has a BCom degree in Accounting. She has been a practicing member of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants since 1995 and is also a registered tax practitioner. Throughout her career, Lee has been the financial manager of various companies. Most notably, she was tasked with the management and finalisation of the accounts for the World Summit for Sustainable Development that was held in Johannesburg and attended by some 5000 delegates from around the world. Lee is now the Manager of Finance, Accounting and Tax at Horizon Capital.
Catherine graduated with distinction from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2011 with a BSc (Honours) in Property Studies and the top thesis mark. She has been working for Horizon Capital since. During her first 2 years at Horizon Capital, Catherine worked as a Commercial Property Asset Manager which encompassed overseeing the leasing of properties, portfolio evaluations and developing appropriate strategies for clients. Catherine now works on the property investment and development side of the business. This involves evaluating potential investment opportunities by generating property valuations and cash flow projections, preparing and presenting proposals to clients, assisting with the due diligence process, raising funding and overseeing the property transfer process. Catherine is also involved in Horizon Capital’s offshore investment offering in Bath, UK. She recently graduated with a BCom (Honours) Degree in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management at UCT in 2016.
Craig graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BSc (Honours) Property Studies degree and the top mark in the Portfolio Management Honours course. Thereafter, Craig spent two years as the Marketing and Database Manager for a commercial property brokerage before commencing his tenure at Horizon Capital in 2012. Craig now oversees the Asset Management and Letting functions at Horizon Capital in his position as Commercial Property Asset Management Team Leader. Craig has a passion for investment and a keen eye for cost management and value maximization. Craig also administers Horizon Capital’s online presence.
Henri graduated with distinction from the University of Cape Town in 2013 with a BSc (Honours) Property Studies degree and the top thesis mark. Henri originally joined Horizon Capital as a Commercial Property Asset Manager in November 2013. His role now comprises oversight and management of the development process for a number of Horizon Capital’s property developments. This involves sourcing of sites, assessing development opportunities, feasibilities, development conceptualisation, negotiation and appointments of the professional and construction teams and monitoring site progress and budgets in order to bring developments to completion on time and within budget.
Leigh graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2014 with both a BSc (Honours) Property Studies Degree and a BCom Financial Accounting. During her studies, Leigh worked part time at two reputable property management companies, managing retail centres for listed clients. Here she gained valuable knowledge and experience in property and project management. Leigh joined Horizon Capital in November 2014 as a member of the asset management team. She also assists with international investments, company and development marketing and compiling company publications such as the annual review.
Elbè completed her Masters of Architecture degree at the University of the Free State in 2009. She is registered as a Professional Architect and is a member of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession and the Cape Institute for Architecture.
Elbe then proceeded to gain her professional experience at a Cape Town Architecture & Urban design firm working on high-end residential buildings as a design and project architect. Elbè is in the process of completing her thesis in order to obtain her Masters Degree in Project Management at the University of Cape Town.
Elbè joined Horizon Capital in 2016 as a member of the project development team and is involved in all aspect of the development process. She is responsible for various project management functions, which include the management of a number of Horizon Capital’s residential property developments and the design and refurbishment of commercial property assets.
Michelene joined Horizon Capital in accounting and finance in 2013. Michelene holds a B Compt from UNISA and has a National Diploma in Internal Auditing and Accounting. She has experience working in various property companies and is skilled in the use of MDA property software. She is currently Accountant SA and International.
Terry has been with Horizon Capital since inception and has been involved in many aspects of the Company. She studied English and History through UNISA and worked at Cape Town City Libraries as an Information Librarian. She also spent a number of years working as a Research Librarian for the Cape Times. Terry is the Manager of Human Resources at Horizon Capital and also oversees Office Management, Creditors and Functions.
Lara graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2013 with a BSc Property Studies degree. Thereafter, she spent a year and a half in the leasing division of a listed property fund focusing on commercial, industrial and retail leasing. Lara brought with her valuable insight into the Cape Town property market, along with strong working relationships with various key stakeholders, which stood her in good stead to take on her responsibilities at Horizon Capital. Lara joined Horizon Capital as a member of the Asset Management team in February 2016. Her role comprises various asset management functions, including the evaluation of property portfolios, development of appropriate strategies to maximise value and minimise risk and making recommendations to clients.
Maxine graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BSc (Honours) in Property Studies Degree. She achieved the top mark in the Property Finance course and highest point average over her 3 year bachelors degree. During her studies, Maxine became an accredited Green Building Council Professional for New Buildings with the GBCSA.
Maxine joined the Horizon Capital team in 2017 as a Commercial Property Asset Manager, where she oversees the leasing of properties, prepares portfolio evaluations and develops suitable strategies for clients. In addition, she also assists the property development team with the raising of finance, preparing proposals and the transfer process.
Rhett graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2010 with a BSc Property Studies degree. He then worked in Business Operations Management at a well-known luxury goods company. During this time he completed several courses in digital marketing and supply chain management. Rhett joined Horizon Capital in July 2017 bringing with him, business experience in stakeholder and process management. As a member of the asset management team, Rhett focuses on leasing, portfolio evaluations and developing long term strategies for our clients. He will also be involved with the strategic marketing of our properties.
Cindy joined Horizon Capital in 2011. She is an integral part of the team and the first person you see when visiting Horizon Capital. Cindy is our receptionist and the efficient voice answering and directing your telephone calls. In addition Cindy is a bookkeeper and in 2012 completed bookkeeping to trial balance course with distinction. Cindy is also responsible for the registration of new companies and has recently completed a Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) course.
Paul studied electrical engineering at Wingfield Technical College. He has many years of working experience with various companies, one of which was Old Mutual, where he worked for nearly twelve years. In 2013, Paul joined the team as the building supervisor for a number of Horizon Capital’s office developments in Century City. His role includes meeting with contractors on site, overseeing maintenance work, handling tenant queries, welcoming visitors, and assisting with leasing vacant units.
Sylvia has worked at Horizon Capital since 2004, and has been associated with the Witter family for a number of years before that. She was born in the Eastern Cape and grew up in Cape Town, and is happy to be working as part of the Horizon Capital team. In her spare time, Sylvia enjoys singing at her church.
Grace joined Horizon Capital in 2010. She grew up in Willowvale in the Eastern Cape and moved to Cape Town in 1987. Grace has three children and enjoys reading, watching TV and going to church in her spare time. She is happy to be part of the Horizon Capital team.