Our History

Founded in 1970 by Bennie Joseph and Karel Snyman. Joseph & Snyman is a fully autonomous Namibian Company. We have 50 years of experience in the buying, selling and management of property.

Joseph & Snyman acts as property managers for a vast variety of landowners ranging from private investors to financial institutions both from within the borders of Namibia as well as from neighboring countries.

Through this association with investors from all walks of life Joseph & Snyman has acquired experience in and knowledge of different approaches to property investments and can therefore advise potential investors best on the acquisition and management of fixed property. Some of the major property owners are Oryx Properties, and the Frans Indongo Group.

Channel Life Tower Joseph & Snyman manages a large number of commercial and industrial properties with a gross lettable area in excess of ±300 000 m2 and a value of over N$ 4,5 Billion. The company also takes care of residential properties.

The managed portfolio of Joseph & Snyman comprises of amongst others, the following properties: Channel Life Building, Maerua Mall, Eros Shopping Centre, Frans Indongo Gardens, Black Chain Shopping Centre and Khomas Grove Mall.

With an acute knowledge of the local property market and hands on approach to managing assets, Joseph & Snyman’s management team is well positioned to remain at the forefront of the property management field in Namibia.

Added to the above is a team of extremely energetic and capable estate agents, each one committed to going the extra mile for the client wishing to acquire or dispose of a specific property.

The fact that these agents are regular winners in the annual bank awards is evidence of their professionalism and dedication.

With added services like valuations, appraising, letting of properties and consulting, Joseph & Snyman must be the first choice for any client’s one stop property needs.

Our Background

The company is totally Namibian owned and has been operating in Namibia since 1970 and has celebrated its 50th Anniversary during 2020.

The company manages its portfolios via the MDA Property Management System (referred to as “MDA”), which is the leading system in property management, making available extensive and valuable management information for decision making and day-to-day operations.

The process is managed via Leasing and Creditors department uploading all rentals, municipal and utility costs, maintenance casts and directing those to invoices to tenants each month.

The debtor’s department likewise manages all receipts and outstanding amounts daily, from telephone reminders to written reminders and legal action, as and when necessary.

Inflow of rentals are deposited in a trust account by a professional responsible accountant, who also handles the administration of VAT. Landlords are paid with funds available every fortnight from the trust account, together with income statements and disbursement statements.

The Portfolio administration and Lease department is responsible for the drafting, signing, stamping, and capturing of all negotiated leases on the MDA system. This department also handles the administration and fulfillment of FIA compliance.

J&S has various departments dedicated to each the functions with dedicated staff, well trained and skilled to perform those tasks as follows:


   +   A team of 7 estate agents, source, and screen tenants.

   +  Negotiations for rentals are done via guidelines from the portfolio manager and senior management after
        guidelines and budgets are agreed with landlords.

   +  Documentation, credit screening and FIA compliance are handled by a dedicated Lease department, also
        responsible for capturing all required details on the MDA property management system. This includes stamping
        of leases and credit verification of new tenants.

    +  This action and documents are vetted and signed off by senior management.

    +  Dedicated debtors and creditors departments handle all accounts, invoices, billing and queries of tenants
         via the MDA system.

    +  The inspections of properties in the portfolio are visited for compliance and maintenance purposes at least
         once a month by our maintenance team.

    +  Financial reports are compiled by the financial department in the frequency required by the client.

    +  Arrear rentals are managed and recovered by a dedicated team, by means of telephone calls, e-mails,
         letters of demand and legal action, where required.

 

Our comprehensive facilities management services are designed to help optimise your buildings’ performance, enabling a happy, productive workforce to deliver great business results. From experience we advise clients that buildings can be a business’ second-highest operating cost, after your people – but we also know the value property can provide. So, our facilities management experts will ensure your buildings and assets are maintained to the highest standards, mitigating risks, improving safety and reducing costs through an efficient, streamlined process. Not only that, we’ll help create an environment to be proud of, attracting the right staff to your business and wowing clients on arrival.

Our goal is to enable people and portfolios to perform their best – anywhere they operate, whatever the size. We provide custom-made solutions for single buildings, iconic landmarks, and regional or global real estate portfolios.

At Joseph & Snyman, safety is a core value of our service delivery and organisation – not just a performance statistic – and we continually ensure that our people and yours enjoy a safe working environment.

Your business, your solution

We tailor all our services by geography, workplace type, and desired outcome.

Not only will your employees be more efficient when they’re enabled by their workplace, but by keeping your building running smoothly, we’ll free up more of your time to concentrate on what you do best.

Services include:

Technical Services internal and outsourced to accredited suppliers.

Occupant and specialist Support Services

Strategic Sourcing

Supply Chain

Energy and Sustainability

SLA Management

24 hour assistance


Management Consulting

Consulting helps clients solve the complex challenges that reside at the intersection of business operations and real estate; crafting unique strategies needed to thrive
in competitive environments.

Consulting maximizes value by understanding how the long-term performance of the retail/commercial/industrial portfolio is affected by customer demographics and
in-store shopping behavior.

Insight into customers, co-tenants, local market knowledge and locations allow our clients to take control of performance across their portfolio.

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND RECORD KEEPING

The MIS system used by J&S is MDA, which is recognized as the leading property management system in Southern Africa. The system is also used in Europe and the Middle East and is updated on regular basis with the appropriate training provided to its users.