PRLog - July 2, 2012 - “Named as one of the Young Lions of the real estate industry in 2008, Gerhard has more than 20 years of experience in finance and real estate to his credit and we are very pleased to welcome him into the group,” says Chas Everitt MD Berry Everitt.
GerhardKotze - National Business Development Manager - Chas Everitt
“We have no doubt that his wealth of knowledge and professionalism will add huge value for our franchisees and clients, and will serve him very well in his new position as National Business Development Manager – focusing on franchise and Notebook® license sales throughout SA.”
Kotzé started his career during 1990 at the ABSA affiliate Volkskas Bank. Having gained good understanding of financial disciplines, he entered the property industry in 1994 as an estate agent in Pretoria. In 1995 he helped open a family real estate business and in 1997 opened his own agency, achieving great success in the northern suburbs of Pretoria.
He subsequently joined Aida National Franchises and became national franchise manager before moving to ERA South Africa in 2002 as national operations manager and then being appointed CEO of ERA South Africa in 2003.
Since then he has also travelled the world, visiting and consulting with real estate experts in Europe, Asia and the US. This exposure to the best practices internationally has given him a good understanding of how important it is to identify new opportunities and to successfully implement them to ensure maximum profitability.
In 2008 Kotzé decided to further broaden his horizons and existing skill-set by enrolling at the University of South Africa (Unisa) for the National Diploma in Real Estate specialising in property valuation, and he obtained this qualification with honours last year.
Now, he says, he is proud to be associated with the Chas Everitt International property group. “I have seen this group grow and evolve over the past decade and know that their business model is one of the most finely tuned in the real estate industry today.
“I am excited to be able to take their great offering to real estate operators across SA and also invite all agency principals and top performing agents who have been looking for a ‘real’ solution to grow their business or personal wealth to contact me without delay.”
For more information please contact Gerhard Kotzé on 011 801 2500 | 082 447 5698 or gerhard.kotze@