Director of eXp South Africa
Land Surveyor and Lecture at Ndejje University in Uganda
Executive Director of Sesfikile Capital
President of Namibia Institute of Town & Regional Planning at Sigma Capital (Pty) ltd
Kura Chihota is a Regional Property Consultant with global realtor EXP Realty. He has 30 years’ experience across most aspects of property investment and development. His previous roles include National Leasing Manager of Gensec Properties Pty Ltd, Managing Director of Kagiso Johnson Controls Facilities Management Pty Ltd and executive director of Leapfrog Property Group.
Kura's non-executive leadership roles include directorships of the Johannesburg Housing Company, Fortress Income Fund, Putprop Limited Conservation Corporation Zimbabwe and Africa PropTech Forum.
Mr Chihota holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Wits University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from DeMontfort as part of ongoing professional development attended the Harvard Business School Real Estate Management Program and the Property Development Programme at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.
He is the past Chairman of the South African Property Owners Association (Gauteng), The Property Association and the Johannesburg Trust for the Homeless. He is a current member of the African Union for Housing Finance.
He has been a guest lecturer at Wits University and the University of Pretoria and lectured on the Estate Agents Affairs Board CPD courses. Kura is a popular keynote speaker and Master of Ceremonies across the continent and has presented in New York and Phoenix. His current assignments include preparing bankable feasibility studies in student accommodation and consulting two funds for possible REIT listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.
Florence Nambooze Bbale is a lecturer at Ndejje University, a senior surveyor at Buganda Land Board, as well as, real estate and property expert striving to be the best version of herself.
A mixture of drudgery, trials and triumphs define Florence Nambooze Bbale’s 11 years of land surveying. Setting out in a male-dominated field with only, Nambooze, who graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Land Surveying, never thought she would turn out a successful land surveyor.
Kundayi is a co-founder and executive director of Sesfikile Capital, a listed property asset manager with c.R15 billion in assets under management. He holds a BSc. (Hons) in Property Studies from the University of Cape Town (UCT). He completed UK Financial Services Authority (“FSA”) exams for approved person status and holds a CFA designation. He recently completed his Private Equity and Venture Capital course and Program for Leadership Development (PLD) at Harvard Business School. He began his career at Old Mutual Properties as a property valuer, and in 2005 continued at Investec Private Bank’s property risk team valuing properties for lending purposes. He then moved to Investec Property Investments as a buy-side analyst and was subsequently appointed head of research for the investment team with analysts in South Africa, UK and Australia. Kundayi also played a key role in the development of Investec’s global listed property offering which included investments in UK, European and Australian REITs.
A seasoned Urbanist with several years of experience in both the public and private sectors. I have worked extensively in strategic planning and Customer Service across a diverse range of industries. As a member of the Leadership of Kamau Town Planning & Development Specialist, we manage growth in specific industries, such as Architecture, Urban Planning and design and Property portfolio management with ESG standards. We have achieved significant increases in market share through innovative Negotiation strategies to increase profit margin, client satisfaction and improved shareholder value for our clients.
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