Investec Property Fund set to change name

Harris Marley
Harris Marley

Global Courant
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Investec Property Fund (IPF) has revealed that is working on changing its name and rebranding as ‘Burstone’.

Recently, the company made an announcement that the name change is subject to approval by shareholders at a general meeting set to be held at the end of August.

This is happening after a successful internalisation of the fund’s asset management functions across South Africa and Europe which Investec Limited previously undertook. It was in May when the shareholders approved the internalisation, and approval from the Competition Commission was granted in June. Investec holds a 24% stake in the business.

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The company’s CEO, Andrew Wooler said the new name reflects the company’s vision to be a dynamic and agile fully integrated international real estate business with a strong heritage that has the unique ability to identify potential and unlock value for our shareholders and partners. “The proposed name, Burstone, is an inspiring story of transformation. It’s about seeing the potential that lies within something and then transforming it into something of real value.” – he added.

IPF has an estimated R35 billion in gross asset values (GAV) under management and has approximately R5 billion in third-party capital under management across South Africa, Europe and Australia.

Having been operating in local and international property markets for 40 years, the fund was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2011.

Wooler also went on to say: “We have had a long and proud heritage under the Investec brand name. It is time now for us to build on that foundation and deliver on our strategic plans following the internalisation of our asset management functions,”

“I believe this name change reflects the company we plan to become – an internationally focused real estate business which, through its dedicated partnership approach, has the ability to identify potential, deliver attractive returns for our investors, generate value for all stakeholders, and pursue sustainable outcomes for the communities in which we invest.” – the CEO said.

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Investec Property Fund set to change name

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