ZimReal is privileged to host some of the foremost professionals working in the Zimbabwean property market. As the goal of our forum is to enrich the working experience of our delegates through relevant information, detail-orientated insights, we take great care in selecting a high caliber of speakers, who, in many respects, set the tone for the day. Furthermore, as a speaker you get the most visibility and the most significant corporate brand exposure. If you would like to get in touch with us about speaking at ZimReal, please contact Chad Angel at email@example.com.
Neville Mandimika is an Economist in the Global Markets Research team at RMB. He focuses on developing economic and financial market views for countries were FirstRand has a presence. He services both corporate clients and Institutional investors in Africa and Europe. Neville holds a Masters degree in Financial Markets from Rhodes University and is a regular commentator in international media such as CNBC, Financial Times and Bloomberg.
Bridget Mafusire is an Associate at Manokore Attorneys, a specialised pan – African business law firm based in Zimbabwe which relies on additional active legal transactional support from top tier international firms. Bridget holds a LLB from Fort Hare University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Trade Policy and Law from Tanzania. She has a comprehensive and practical understanding in the public sector, where she has served as a Legal Advisor in the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. She also served as Law Officer in the Civil Division of the Attorney General’s Office.
Amos Mazarire is a Chartered Surveyor & a Senior Partner of Knight Frank Zimbabwe. He has over 34 years of experience in the real estate sector. In 1986, Amos was accepted to the Knight Frank Zimbabwe partnership rising to becoming Senior Partner of the Firm in 2001. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Real Estate Institute of Zimbabwe. Amos is a past President of the Real Estate Institute of Zimbabwe, a former Chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Zimbabwe Group) and previously sat on the board of the Estate Agents Council. He holds a BSc. Land Administration from MRICS FREIZ.
Justin is the Managing Director of Dawn Property Consultancy. He is both a Chartered Surveyor and a Chartered Builder with broad experience in property investment. A former Chief Executive Officer for Mashonaland Holdings Limited and Dawn Properties Limited, he started his career at Knight Frank Zimbabwe before moving to CB Richard Ellis where he rose to become Partner. Justin holds an MBA in Construction and Real Estate from the University of Reading, a post graduate Diploma in Surveying from the College of Estate Management, a post graduate Diploma in Project Management from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Zimbabwe.
Oswald Nyakunika is Chartered Valuation Surveyor and the Managing Partner of the Bulawayo office. He has been in the property field for more than 24 years. He holds a B. Soc Sc from Keele University in UK and a Post Graduate Diploma in Land Economy from the University of Aberdeen and trained in London. Oswald’s work experience includes a spell in the Valuation Office of the UK Government. Oswald has undertaken a number of investment/development appraisal assignments and has acted as Project Consultant on a number of property developments and refurbishments. Oswald is the past President of the Real Estate Institute of Zimbabwe and is the current chairman of the Board of the Estate Agents Council.
Mr Manyowa is the Managing Director for First Mutual Properties Limited, a subsidiary of First Mutual Holdings Limited. He joined the company in June 2012 as a General Manager: Developments. Mr Manyowa later assumed the position of General Manager: Property Services. He is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience in property management formulation and management of projects, valuations, property investment analysis including acquisition and disposal of properties. He holds a BSc Rural & Urban Planning Honours degree as well as Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), both from the University of Zimbabwe. Mr Manyowa started his working career in the public service as a Town Planner.
Welcome is currently the Managing Consultant of Intellego Investment Consultants (Pvt) Ltd, a specialist consulting firm that works with institutional investors, particularly pension funds, on investment policy formulation, asset allocation and investment solutions tailored for their liability structures, as well as developing products that assist in deepening financial markets and growth of developing economies. Welcome has over 20 years’ experience in financial services sector. He holds a CFA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies from the University of Zimbabwe. Welcome is an active volunteer with the CFA Institute in the United States of America and is the current president of the Investment Professionals Association of Zimbabwe.
Jeremy Brooke is the Executive Chairman of Cardinal Corporation. Prior to his current role, Jeremy
was the Group Chief Executive Officer of National Foods. Previously he held senior management
positions with Innscor Africa, which he joined in 2001. Prior to Innscor, Jeremy was the Managing
Director and equity partner of Shearwater, a tourism and adventure company. Jeremy is a Director
on a number of boards and charitable trusts.
Mr. Edson Muvingi serves as Managing Director, Executive Director of Zimre Property Investments Limited. He also serves as Member of the Investment Committee, and Member of the Executive and Human Resources Committee of the Company. He has more than twenty years’ experience in real estate particularly project management, property management and property valuations. Edson has worked for DDF, Bard Real Estate (Bard Unit Trusts), and Old Mutual Properties. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Rural and Urban Planning (University of Zimbabwe), Diploma in Real Estate (REIZ), Masters of Science Degree in Administration (University of Zimbabwe). Edson is a Registered Agent (Zimbabwe and Namibia).
Simbarashe is the Founder and Managing Director of Oxygen Africa, a Zimbabwean renewable energy development company focused on commercial and industrial rooftop solar photovoltaic projects. Oxygen is currently developing 20MW rooftop solar project with Old Mutual Property Zimbabwe and Minerva Risk Advisors. Afk Insider magazine named Simba among 12 Most Promising African Entrepreneurs of 2016 whilst in 2017 Africa.com named him among 40 Africans Under 40 – Making It In Africa. Medium.com’s listed Simba among 100 game changers for inspiration on how you can hack entrepreneurship and growth in its 100 Must-Follow Black Entrepreneurs, Influencers & Speakers list of 2017.
Mike is the Founder & Managing Director of Integrated Properties. He is also the President of the Real Estate Institute of Zimbabwe. He is a seasoned and experienced Real Estate Practitioner who has been in practice ever since 1997 when he started his carrier with CBRE (Now Dawn Property Consultancy) and later on moved to Beverley Building Society (now part of CBZ). He rose through the ranks to become the Head of Properties and Valuations. He left CBZ in 2009 to start Integrated Properties as its founding Managing Consultant and steered it to become the first real estate practice in Zimbabwe to acquire three ISO Certifications.
Farai Mwakutuya is an award-winning journalist with over 16 years experience in broadcast journalism, public relations, marketing and advertising in Zimbabwe and East Africa. Since 2011 he has been the correspondent for China Global Television (China’s National TV) covering Zimbabwe and Zambia. He is a current affairs producer/presenter on ZiFM Stereo, specializing in business, finance and parliamentary affairs. He has previously worked for East Africa’s largest media conglomerate, Nation Media Group, as a news anchor on NTV Uganda. Mwakutuya is an accomplished and sought-after Director of Ceremonies and Moderator and has worked on a number of high profile events including the recent Mining Investment Conference (Feb 2018), President Private Sector interface.