In this Smart Money with Alishia Seckam interview, Estienne de Klerk – Growthpoint Properties CEO for South Africa – discusses their energy wheeling project in Cape Town.
De Klerk is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 25 years of experience in the property sector and extensive experience in takeovers, mergers, and acquisitions.
He started his career at Eskom Durban Distribution as an MIS Manager in 1992 before joining Investec Property Group’s fund management business.
At Investec, de Klerk was appointed as a Fund Manager and later as an Executive Director of Metboard.
He then joined Growthpoint Properties as an Executive Director and the Group Managing Director, before taking on his current role as CEO of Growthpoint South Africa.
De Klerk is also the Chairman of the SA REIT Association and a former President of the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA).
Smart Money interview
In this Smart Money interview, de Klerk discusses Growthpoint Properties’ energy wheeling project in Cape Town.
He explains what inspired the project and how it will reduce the impact of load-shedding.
De Klerk then talks about Growthpoint Properties’ partnership with Etana Energy and how it helps the company achieve its electricity wheeling goals.
He also discusses Growthpoint Properties’ plans to grow its energy-wheeling offerings beyond Cape Town into other parts of South Africa.
Watch the full Smart Money interview with Estienne de Klerk below.