Built on the experience of visionary property developer John Rabie, Signatura was launched in 2012 and has spearheaded the residential revival of Cape Town’s City Bowl and CBD through a series of landmark projects offering world-class luxury, outstanding architecture and intelligent lifestyle design.

Having completed a highly successful series of high-end residential developments in Vredehoek, Green Point and the Atlantic Seaboard, Signatura has more recently undertaken a series of substantial mixed-use projects, notably the redevelopment of Safmarine House, now the Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence Cape Town, as well as WEX1 in Woodstock, The Signature in De Waterkant and The Onyx, a landmark redevelopment of the Nedbank Building in the heart of the historic Heerengracht.

John Rabie is also the founder of the Rabie Property Group, which over the past three decades, has enhanced the landscape of Cape Town with a multitude of successful residential developments as well as landmark mixed-use developments such as Westlake, Big Bay, Royal Ascot, Burgundy Estate and Century City.

Nedbank CIB Property Finance is the leading provider of innovative financing solutions to the important SA economic sector of commercial, industrial, retail and residential property development, offering loan funding to developers, owners, occupiers and investors.

Over the last two years we have committed over R16 billion towards building the economy including:

  • nine corporate office blocks
  • nine shopping malls
  • 18 000 affordable housing units

The NCIB Property Finance teams attribute success primarily to their sustainability-driven, relationship-based business approach, demonstrated through a client-centric business model.

This partnership philosophy underpins the approach of the business – and that of Nedbank CIB as a whole – to embracing and capitalising on the ever-changing and inevitable disruption of global financial services as a long-term strategy for success.

Quénet Corporate Property has a longstanding and solid track record in both greenfield and brownfield property developments, portfolio and property asset management, facilities management and consultancy services.

Leon Quénet established Quénet Capital in 1998 as a property investment company and Quénet Corporate Property in 2010. Quénet Corporate Property focuses on the turnkey development of distribution centres and warehouses, commercial, retail and residential property in the metropolitan areas and around aviation transportation hubs in South Africa.

Quénet Corporate Property takes the lead role in the development process which entails, but is not limited to, site acquisition, marketing, tenanting, funding, design, value engineering, monitoring and coordination of the pre- and post-development phases, green building consultancy, all legal documentation such as land purchase, lease agreements, shareholder and construction agreements, financial accounting and asset management.

Quénet Corporate Property team is made up of talented and dedicated property professionals operating from offices in Belmont Square, Rondebosch, Cape Town.

Folkes Holdings is today the product of three centuries of family-­run successful trading. The group follows a global investment strategy based on traditional values coupled with entrepreneurial flair.

Established over 300 years ago in engineering based companies Folkes today utilises the knowledge and experience gained through operating through three centuries to ensure investing activities offer significant growth potential coupled with solid financial prudence.

Folkes Holdings is privately owned by the Folkes family and the majority shareholder, Con Folkes, is the 8th generation to lead the group as Chairman and Chief Executive. The group was listed on the London Stock Exchange until taken private by the Folkes family in 2002.

Today, the business holds its core focus in commercial real estate, and operates a geographical split between the UK and South Africa. All UK and South African investments are managed with those traditional values which remain important to the Folkes culture being strong asset based growth with accompanying income streams. The Group remains conservatively geared and retains substantial cash resource to facilitate further investment opportunities.

Successful, well-designed projects are the result of many factors, but none more fundamental than the willingness to listen and respond to a client’s needs and aspirations. At EHH, we measure our performance through the achievements of our client’s goals and through these projects our contribution of people-centred designs to the built environment in which we live, work and play.

Over the decades, we have built on the reputation established by the founding Edge Harper Hook practice for delivering well-designed, competently executed building projects, within budget and on schedule.  While retaining the core values and committed approach of a practice established in 1963, we constantly re-assess our role and responsibilities as architects, in the changing landscape within which we work.

We are an energetic and enthusiastic team – fuelled by passion in the service we offer our clients. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, our ability to develop innovative – yet pragmatic – designs and our role as a level three BEE contributor to transformation in South Africa.


We specialise in the full range of architectural services and planning,  with a contemporary response to development and growth. Our work also includes the revitalization of urban environments, conservation, public space planning and design in greenfields and rural environments.