EVERYTHING THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT REAL ESTATE AND FACILITIES DEPARTMENT

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The Real Estate Department exists to facilitate, through Ekurhuleni’s real estate portfolio, the sustainable generation of social, environmental, and economic returns for the city’s residents.

The City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) owns approximately 51 000 properties spanning over 20,000 hectares, with an estimated market value of R13 billion.

Residential land makes up 85% of land parcels while 67% of the land area is municipal or community property,

CORE FUNCTION

The core function of the department is to analyse the city’s property portfolio to develop sound strategies for each property segment.

About Real Estate  

Unpacking the role of the Facilities and Real Estate Department, Head of department Manyele Chidi said “The core function is to analyse the property portfolio of the City so that strategies can be developed for each property segment. These strategies ensure that the social, environmental and economic benefits of the portfolio are maximised for the benefit of residents”.

Chidi explained that his department provides the administration and residents of the City with a comprehensive property service focussing on the following.

  • Facilities Management: Managing newly built construction and refurbishment projects, including provision, and revamping of existing office space.
  • Development of maintenance plans for maintenance planning of existing building infrastructure.
  • Property Development: This function is conducted by the Property Development Division and is mainly responsible for the management of new COE build construction GO and refurbishment projects, including provision and refurbishment of existing office space across all metro facilities, development, and renewal of the Germiston Government Precinct project; management of COE development projects as required by user departments; management of contractors.
  • The Property Development Division consist of a Project Management Office (PMO) overseeing technical services and oversight; the Plan Review Committee (PRC); development facilitation; precinct development.
  • Responsible for the design and development of new COE buildings, such as clinic’s office complexes, civic centres, Customer Care Centres, halls, and related new facilities; responsible for the development of office space requirements.
  • Responsible for the monitoring and quality control of all new building work done by the City through the Plans Scrutinising Committee (PLC) and compliance to Occupational Health and Safety requirements.

 WHERE IS THE DEPARTMENT LOCATED?

Real Estate is spread across the city. The Real Estate Department Head Office is in Kempton Park. The Head of Department, Divisional Heads, Senior Executive Manager: Support Services and some staff members are located at the head office.

This department comprises three (3) regional offices, namely, the Northern region, the Southern region, and the Eastern region. Each region is responsible for three offices. The nine offices are collectively responsible for twenty customer care centres.

 REGIONS AND WHO TO CONTACT?

Southern Region – Alberton Office

Regional Executive Manager

Zenzo Ndima

011 999 5956

Germiston office

Manager.

William Masiza

011 999 0870

NORTHERN REGION - EDENVALE OFFICE

Regional Executive Manager

Khotso Motaung

011 999 3718

Kempton Park office

Manager.

Yannis Hendrick

011 999 3707

Benoni office

Acting Manager.

Sinethemba Buthelezi

011 999 7418

EASTERN REGION - SPRINGS OFFICE

Regional Executive Manager

Franscois Allers

011 999 8417

Nigel office

Manager:

Kenneth Musi

011 999 9160

Brakpan office

Acting Manager.

Gerbie.Lombard

011 999 7733



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