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Rode-REIM Real Estate Conference – Cape Town

11th Sep 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

R1500 – R1800

The future of real estate is here…

A line-up of top speakers will feature at the Rode-REIM Real Estate Conference, a highlight on the calendar of the South African property industry, jointly organised by renowned property economist Erwin Rode of Rode & Associates and Neale Petersen, Founder and editor of Real Estate Investor Magazine. The central theme of these events will be the future of property and the many opportunities and uncertainties facing the local and international economy and property market.

  • Bookings for Cape Town will close on Friday, 8 September 2018.
  • Halaal and Kosher meals carry a surcharge of R150 (incl. VAT)
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations made after 6 August 2018. However, substitutions can be made at any time. All refunds due will only be issued after the conference.
  • The organisers will supply delegate contact information to sponsors represented at the conference.
  • Programme and speakers are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Contact:  Lynette - lynette@rode.co.za - 082 323 5799


7:30 - 8:00

8:00 - 8:05
Introduction and overview
MC: Kura Chihota, Chief Property Investment Officer, National Social Security Authority of Zimbabwe

8:05 - 8:50
SA and world economic scenario
Nicky Weimar, Senior economist, Nedbank Ltd

8:50 - 9:20
The future of real estate – trends
Neale Petersen, Founder, Real Estate Investor Magazine

9:20 - 9:50
Blockchain and the impact on real estate, banking and legal industries
Werner Riekert, CEO, Traderly

9:50 - 10:20
Panel discussion (including Q & A): The impact of technology on the future of real estate
Facilitator: Neale Petersen
1. Werner Riekert, CEO, Traderly
2. Roger Bezuidenhout, COO, Tokerty and InvestToRent
3. Matthew Hawes, Founder, InvestToRent

10:20 - 10:40
Tea & networking

10:40 - 11:10
The Rand and where to now?
Andrew Rissik, MD: Forex and International Projects, Sable International

11:10 - 11:40
Safe best new opportunities in the US Real Estate market without expensive accounting issues
RJ Palano, Director, Buy Cash Flow Properties

11:40 - 12:10
Panel discussion (including Q & A): International property investment: Still a good idea?
Facilitator: Kura Chihota
1. Andrew Rissik, MD: Forex and International Projects, Sable International
2. RJ Palano, Director, Buy Cash Flow Properties
3. Jenny Elinas, Founder, Cypriot Realty

12:10 - 13:00
Property case studies you need to know about
Martin Welz, Editor and Founder, Noseweek Magazine

13:00 - 13:40
Lunch & networking

13:40 - 14:10
Future of cities in SA – Urban transition, spatial development, connected communities and 24-hour economies
Warren Hewitt, CEO, Greater Tygerberg Partnership

14:10 - 14:50
Spatial policy in the City of Cape Town
Peter Ahmad, Manager of Spatial Planning, City of Cape Town & Leigh Stolworthy, Innovation, Research & Development Manager, TDA - City of Cape Town

14:50 - 15:20
Panel discussion (including Q & A): Spatial policy in the City of Cape Town
Facilitator: Kura Chihota
1. Peter Ahmad, Manager of Spatial Planning, City of Cape Town
2. Warren Hewitt, CEO, Greater Tygerberg Partnership
3. Deon van Zyl, Director, AL&A
4. Monté Jordaan, CEO, Multi Automation

15:20 - 16:00
The prognosis for property in turbulent times
Erwin Rode, CEO, Rode & Associates

16:00 -



ASAQS – Quantity Surveyors:  The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors has validated this programme as a Category One CPD programme and carries a CPD credit of 6 hours. (Please request registration form from lynette@rode.co.za)

SACPVP – Professional Valuers or Professional Associated Valuers:  The SACPVP will recognise your time at this conference event and carries a CET credit of 7 points. (Please request registration form from lynette@rode.co.za)



11th Sep 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
R1500 – R1800
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Spier Wine Farm
R310 Baden Powell Drive
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7603 South Africa
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