Gerhard Kotzé, Managing Director
Gerhard Kotzé, who has 22 years’ experience in real estate and an abundance of practical knowledge, was appointed as Managing Director of RealNet Holdings on 01 September 2016.
Gerhard began his career during the early 1990s at the ABSA affiliate Volkskas Bank, but moved to the property industry in 1995 when he helped to establish a family real estate business. In 1997 he started his own agency and achieved great success in the northern suburbs of Pretoria before joining a large real estate group as national franchise manager, and then the SA affiliate of an international group, where he was appointed CEO in 2003.
He was named as one of the Young Lions of the real estate industry in 2008 and in the same year began studying for a National Diploma in Real Estate specialising in property valuation, which he obtained with honours in 2011. He was then appointed national business development manager for another large real estate group.
During his many years in this industry, Gerhard has also travelled widely and consulted with real estate experts in Europe, Asia and the US, and this exposure to best practice internationally has given him a good understanding of how important it is to identify new opportunities and to successy implement them to ensure maximum profitability.
He also has a passion for people and is driven to ensure the highest levels of professionalism in pursuit of customer satisfaction.
Flip Cloete, Regional Manager: Inland Region
Cell: 082 588 4556
Flip Cloete joined the RealNet Holdings management team in February 2016 as Regional Manager for the Inland Region, comprising of Gauteng, Free State, Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape.
This dynamic manager has vast experience in the Financial Services Sector and his expertise includes sales performance management, market share analysis and market penetration.
Flip’s hands-on approach assists Principals and Estate Agents with the implementation of RealNet’s tried and tested business model, while motivation and support are elements of his natural attributes.
Flip firmly believes that the South African real estate industry offers excellent business- and career opportunities and he is committed to the task of developing professional real estate practitioners.
His personal motto: “Focus on the solution and the problem will disappear”.
Melinda Greeff, Regional Director: Coastal Region
Cell: 073 499 7708
Former RealNet Franchisee, Melinda Greeff, joined the RealNet Holdings’ management team in 2011 and is the Regional Director for the Coastal Region, taking care of the franchisees operating in the Western, Eastern and Southern Cape.
Melinda’s experience includes sales and marketing, human resources management, recruitment, contract management and client service. She worked hands-on as estate agent and principal for 4 years.
Melinda is not only experienced in real estate, she also completed an Advanced Franchise Management course.
Prior to her career in real estate, Melinda had founded and developed a successful small business which she later sold as a going concern.
Melinda’s personal motto “Anything is possible” is underpinned by the fact that she received several accolades for exemplary sales performance during her career as estate agent.