Rode & Associates receives top honours in PMR.Africa Awards
Following its recent annual national survey on property valuers in South Africa, PMR.Africa has recognised Cape Town-based property valuers Rode & Associates with seven awards, including the coveted Diamond Arrow Award (1st overall) in the four categories of Commercial & Industrial, Residential, Retail and Agricultural Valuations.
Commenting on the award, Erwin Rode (CEO of Rode & Associates) says: “We were rated across a range of twenty attributes, from the quality, efficiency and clarity of the information we produce, our reputation and professionalism and our ethical standards and value-for-money services to the expertise of our staff.
“I have always been extremely proud of our team and I know they do exceptional work, but to be recognised in this way by our clients is truly an honour.”
The company was also recognised with Golden Arrow Awards for its work in three categories, namely Municipal and Specialised Valuations, and Hospitality.
PMR.Africa is a division of CJ Hattingh & Sons, a consultancy and research company also responsible for the business publication of the same name. Through the awards, PMR.Africa aims to acknowledge vision, integrity, values, competence and the “empathy” that companies contribute towards ethical and sustainable business practices. The purpose of the awards is therefore to enhance competitiveness – locally and internationally.
“In judging the attributes of property valuers,” notes Rode, “respondents were asked what criteria they would use to appoint a property valuer, and whether that company’s costs and pricing structure were clearly specified in service level agreements.”
The respondents also commented on the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the property valuers they rated.
Along with Rode himself, the valuation team at Rode & Associates is made up of seven members, the others being Karen Scott (valuations manager), Monique Vernooy, Tobi Retief, Madeniah Jappie, Marlene Tighy and Janelle Van Harte.”
Rode continues: “One of the functions of the PMR.Africa Awards is to set a benchmark in the industry. These awards are an excellent way of acknowledging and thanking all the members of our team for their hard work and contribution to a truly award-winning company.”
For a valuation quotation or for more information, contact Rode Valuations on 021 946 2480.
Analyses and reports on most sectors of the property market in the major, and some secondary, cities in South Africa. It covers, inter alia, trends and levels of rentals and standard capitalization rates by property type, grade, node/township, the listed real estate market, and building construction costs and building activity.
The Rode’s Retail Report on South Africa reports on the state of the retail property market by analyzing the most recent sales and trading-density statistics.
Retail property information includes street-front shop rentals per m² by size for about 120 street-front micro-locations in six metropolitan areas.
Trends is aimed at general management — where strategic decisions are taken — and property investment analysts who are involved in asset allocation and viability studies. Valuers who use forecasting in their valuation method would also find it indispensable. It is a unique, statistically-based analysis and forecast of all key indicators affecting the property market and property investment – over the next 5 years.
Use Rode’s reliable historical data to substantiate your research, strategic decision-making and presentations. This electronic database provides on-line access to more than 2.000 property-related time series. The time series includes key property time series like capitalization and escalation rates, residential and non-residential rentals and market values for industrial stands.
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