Company History

Corporate Real Estate Africa's journey began in 2011 when it was founded in Bryanston, Johannesburg by its Founder Craig Cooper. From its inception, the company has rapidly evolved into a formidable player in the South African industrial and commercial property brokerage landscape. While we may not trace our roots back to the 18th century, like some of our esteemed counterparts, our commitment to excellence has been unwavering from day one.

In just over a decade, Corporate Real Estate Africa has expanded its presence beyond Johannesburg to strategically positioned business hubs in Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, and even the once-deemed remote territories of Nelspruit and Pietermaritzburg. This geographic reach allows us to serve clients across major metropolitan areas and emerging markets alike.

At Corporate Real Estate Africa, we are more than just a property brokerage; we are a full-service commercial and industrial property solutions provider. Our dedicated team of experts boasts an extensive knowledge base and a wealth of experience in the South African property market. With a focus on sales, leasing, development, property management, and more, we tailor our services to meet the unique needs of our corporate and private investors.
Our extensive service portfolio includes tenant representation, occupier services, buying and selling, owner-occupier and investment sales, corporate real estate services, turnkey developments, property portfolio management, and company real estate growth strategies. Whether you're seeking the perfect industrial warehouse, prime office space, or comprehensive property management, we make it our business to find the perfect space for yours.

At Corporate Real Estate Africa, our pursuit of excellence has not gone unnoticed. We've earned accolades and recognition from industry leaders, underscoring our commitment to delivering exceptional service. We are continuously awarded by our institutional landlords for our outstanding performance in the commercial and industrial real estate advisory sector.

Furthermore, our Lease Advisory employees have consistently earned Top Performing Broker Awards from JSE-listed property equity funds such as Growthpoint, Redefine and Emira. These accolades provide tangible evidence of our performance being recognized externally by prominent institutional landlords and property funds.

Key Industries & Sectors

Our expertise extends across a range of industries, particularly in the industrial and commercial sectors. In the industrial realm, we serve clients in logistics, engineering, distribution centers, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and more. On the commercial front, our client base comprises businesses in diverse fields such as accounting, law, quantity surveying, advertising agencies, and more.

Why work with us

Choosing Corporate Real Estate Africa means aligning your business with a nationally recognized commercial and industrial property brokerage in South Africa. Our strengths lie in our in-depth market knowledge and experience, established partnerships, and multi-sector expertise. Our clients gain unparalleled access to commercial and industrial premises, allowing them to expand their geographic footprint across the country's remote and established areas.

What sets us apart is our all-in-one property solution. Thanks to our multi-specialist approach, we offer national corporates a comprehensive suite of property solutions, including factory, warehousing, and office space requirements, all under one roof. Our property experts provide insights into niche and established markets, allowing clients to explore new and exciting locations with confidence.

We've built strong industry relationships over the years, not only with major players but also with private landlords and equity funds. This enables us to negotiate effectively on our clients' behalf, ensuring mutually beneficial outcomes. Additionally, our commitment to innovation and digital savvy keeps us at the forefront of our industry, ensuring our clients receive the best possible service.

Service Excellence

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We invest in recruitment to assemble a team of professionals with diverse skills and experiences, ranging from sales and marketing to legal and financial expertise. This breadth of knowledge gives us a competitive edge when working with clients from various business sectors.

Our dedication to excellence extends to our documented systems, policies, and in-house training programs. We aim for perfection in all aspects of our business, ensuring consistently high standards across all our branches.

Our Vision and Values

Our vision is to provide exceptional customer service, build lasting relationships, and support the growth and success of our clients, colleagues, and industry stakeholders. We are professionals driven by performance, wholly committed to excellence, and deeply rooted in values that shape our company.