Capital Land is a leading investment property boutique involved in the asset and property management of institutional and private commercial property portfolios in South Africa.

The core operations of Capital Land involve commercial property asset management, financial administration, operations, utilities and facilities management, property development, leasing, legal and compliance management, marketing, media and promotions, and the management of Corporate Social Investment programmes for institutional and private clients.

Capital Land started in 2007 and was responsible for the assembly, growth and management of Synergy Income Fund which listed on the Main Board of the JSE on 14th December 2011. Capital Land grew the Synergy portfolio from 3 properties valued at R260 million prior to listing in December 2011 to 15 properties in 2014, situated in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape, Limpopo, North West and Free State, valued at R2.4 billion with a gross lettable area of 199 996m2. In March 2015, Vukile Property Fund acquired a controlling stake in Synergy through a mandatory public offer. Through this process the Capital Land partners and management sold their stake in Synergy to Vukile. In May 2015 the Capital Land partners agreed to sell their shareholding in the Synergy management company to Vukile effectively exiting all investments in Synergy.

In October 2014, Capital Land was awarded the property and asset management contract for the Futuregrowth Community Property Fund, a flagship fund of Futuregrowth Asset Management, a subsidiary of Old Mutual Investments.

In the wake of South Africa’s democratic transition, Futuregrowth was founded in 1994 with the vision of creating a sustainable channel for pension funds to invest in disadvantaged communities and national development. This comprised a small suite of investment funds focused on social development and empowerment.

Fast forward to today, Futuregrowth is a leading fixed interest investment company that, as at 31 December 2021, manages around R193 billion of assets on behalf of its investors which are predominantly South African retirement insurance and retail funds, and has been a leader in responsible and developmental investing in South Africa. Futuregrowth has not wavered from its purpose: to protect and grow investors’ savings through skill and diligence, while being a force for good in the markets and environment in which it operates.

This purpose is based on the belief that investors can make a positive difference in society while earning sound investment performances for pension fund members. That has inspired Futuregrowth to pioneer development funds in sectors such as infrastructure, rural and township retail property, agriculture and renewable energy. And to fund innovative projects including low-income housing construction, a church in Soweto, urban regeneration projects, taxi finance and alternative energy, to name a few.

As a responsible investor, Futuregrowth engages with industry and investee companies privately, and sometimes publicly, on sustainability issues. While the company has developed into a successful asset management business, the philosophical beliefs on which the business was founded are still at the core of everything it does.

Capital Land has an established track record in delivering value enhancing performance to our clients through direct active management and a full service integrated operating model. With our partners Futuregrowth, we have been awarded MSCI South African Property Investment awards for three consecutive years –

In 2017 we were awarded the “Best Performing Specialist Fund Over Three Years” recognising the strong investment performance of the Futuregrowth Community Property Fund. In 2018 we were awarded the “Best Performing Specialised Fund for South Africa” for the highest total return annualised over three years to June/December 2018. In 2019, we were awarded the “Best Performing Specialised Fund for South Africa” and the “Best Performing Overall for South Africa” for achieving the highest net income growth of all property funds over three years. This is a reflection that, in this category, the fund outperformed some of the largest established listed and non-listed funds in the sector.

Today, Capital Land manages one of the largest portfolios of specialised retail assets servicing the high growth mass market in South Africa, comprising 26 commercial properties valued at approximately R7.4 billion with a consolidated gross lettable area of approximately 422 757m2.

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